Behringer today announced that the Rhythm Designer RD-6, a knockoff of the Roland TR-606 drum machine, is now shipping.
The RD-6 design is a close copy of the original, including Roland’s user interface design, but moves some of the panel controls around, brings connections to the top of the device and adds modern connectivity options.
The RD-6 is being made available in silver to match the original, but also in a variety of solid colors and iMac-inspired translucent colors.
- Analog circuitry
- Reproduction of original circuitry with matched transistors
- 8 original drum sounds with mix parameters and global accent capability
- Clap sound based on the BR-110 drum machine
- 64-step drum sequencer with real-time switching between 32 separate patterns
- Patterns can be chained into full songs with up to 256 bars
- Distortion circuitry modeled after the DS-1*
- 16 ‘authentic-style’ step buttons with LED indicators for easy pattern creation
- 11 controls and 26 switches
- MIDI and USB implementation for synchronization and connection to external devices
- Sync options include USB, MIDI, Clock and Internal
Pricing and Availability
Details on pricing and availability are to be announced, but expect availability with some vendors starting in 2-3 weeks.