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Behringer's TR-909 clone to sell for under $300

Clone of Roland’s classic drum machine coming next year...

behringer Roland clone will retail for 300
behringer Roland clone will retail for 300

Behringer has announced that, from next year, it will sell the RD-909, its clone of Roland's TR-909 drum machine, the back bone of Detroit techno, for less $299.

Company founder Uli Behringer made the announcement in a post on the popular Gearslutz forum. Building on the design on the original, the RD-909’s modifications will include drive and pitch control for the kick drum, pitch control over the hi-hats, an analogue filter and wave designer, and parameter locking on the 64-step sequencer.

Behringer announced in October that it would be selling a clone of Sequential Circuits' Pro-One synthesiser for the same price.  

Earlier in the year the company also unveiled its Rhythm Designer RD-808 drum machine, an emulation of Roland’s TR-808. Watch it in action here.

Watching a documentary outlining the rich history of the drum machine here.

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