With a quote from Stravinsky about music, rhythm, life and pulses Behringer teases some kind of rhythm machine to be launched on the 28th June.
Wherever there is rhythm
In a 30 seconds video Behringer teases the release of another new machine. The quote from Stavinsky – “There is music wherever there is rhythm, as there is life wherever there beats a pulse.” underlines the idea that this is another drum machine.
We have the RD-8, we’ve heard the RD-9, we’ve glimpsed the LmDrum and have heard talk about the CR-78 and Oberheim DMX. So is this any of them or is this different? The beat in the background sounds very 808 to me and the transport controls and display we see in the video could have come straight from the RD-8 or RD-9. Does that make this even more mysterious because there are familiar elements that would be out of place on a new product?
The lights could give us a clue – different groups of 4 LEDs and a row of 16. Although all those elements exist on the RD-8 or near enough.
Last year Behringer floated the idea of an RD-9 for Eurorack so maybe this a Eurorack version of the RD-8. It could be a sample-based drum machine, some kind of groove box or even a trigger sequencer -and there’s ratcheting in there which I don’t recall being on the RD-8.
Well, we’ve only got a week to wait and find out. Let us know what you think it is in the comments below.