Behringer perked up some ears earlier in the week, teasing that you should ‘Fasten your seat belt.’ for 808 Day.
Today Behringer didn’t introduce anything new, but instead shared the first official demo of the their planned RD-808 drum machine. The video, embedded above, captures making a beat on the latest prototype of the RD-808, and, if you watch to the end, a teaser for 909 Day. (Behringer RD-909 anyone?).
The company has not released any hard pricing or availability information, but they are teasing a sub-$400 price and a release date at the end of this year.
The RD-808 is a modern clone of the classic Roland TR-808, updated with some features, designed to extend the original’s capabilities. Here’s an overview of the RD-808 from Rob Belcham, Senior Principal Systems Engineer at Music Group: