by Robin Vincent | Approximate reading time: 2 Minutes
Behringer RD-6

Behringer RD-6  ·  Source: Behringer

Behringer RD-6

Behringer RD-6  ·  Source: Behringer


As predicted (by me) Behringer has revealed their RD-6 Analog Drum Machine based on the Roland TR-606. It additional it has an extra drum sound, individual outputs and a distortion circuit.



The original TR-606 had 7 analog drums sounds, this has an additional clap taken from the DR-110 bringing the total to 8 sounds. It has a 64-step sequencer, MIDI and USB connections and individual output for each voice on minijack (hi-hats and toms each share an output). Along with the Start/Stop trigger input there’s also Sync In/Out and a pair of handy trigger outputs that run on the low and high tom tracks. I wonder if the output is suitable for triggering the MS-101 sequencer where the RD-8 wasn’t – I hope they’ve fixed that here (here’s a video all about that issue).

No news on price or availability at this time but it sure does look great alongside their TD-3.

There are still potentially 2 products left for Behringer to reveal according to the tease videos. We’ve had the spinning knob modular one, although that ended up being two products, and the one with the numbers which is this one. That leaves the FM radio and the out-of-focus lights. With one more day to go that must at least be the ARP 2600 clone. And assuming the radio tease doesn’t have some connection to the System 100 modules that we’ve not understood then perhaps an FM synth as well. We shall see. Last year they didn’t announce the Crave until a couple of days after the show.

Update: People in the comments suggest that the FM Radio tease was broadcasting the commentary to a 100m race and that hints at the System 100m modules. I guess we go with that 🙂

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5 responses to “NAMM 2020: Behringer RD-6 analog drum machine”

  1. FYI says:

    The radio broadcast was a 100m race with U Bolt.

  2. rkdutycycle says:

    is that an accidental leak? BR110? They making a Boss Dr too?

  3. Larry says:

    The FM radio was for the System 100M modules.

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