At Knobcon 2018, Behringer showed us their first ‘tool-made’ prototype of their upcoming RD-808 drum machine.
The Behringer RD-808 is an updated clone of the classic Roland TR-808. Behringer has added some features, explained in the video, that expand the sonic possibilities of the 808 design.
Behringer engineer Jonathan Davies gave us an overview and the first audio demos of their ‘tool-made’ prototype – this is the first RD-808 that’s been made using the same materials and production techniques that they will use when the drum machine moves to production.
Pricing and Availability
Behringer has not announced pricing and availability yet for the RD-808, but previous teasers suggested that the price may come in under US $400.