Behringer announced today that they will be releasing a free v2 firmware update for their RD-8 drum machine to address bugs, add integration with their Synthtool platform and more.
Users have reported issues with MIDI sync and other problems. Earlier in the year, Behringer acknowledged the RD-8’s MIDI problems and said that fixing the RD-8’s issues was a prerequisite for releasing their TR-909 knockoff, the RD-9.
The company says that it will publish the new firmware over the next few days, together with release notes and an updated manual.
No update on the RD-9 release has been announced.
Update: Behringer has released the update on their site. Some users are reporting that the update fixed their MIDI sync problems. Some users, though, are reporting that the update ‘bricked’ their RD-8, though, rendering it useless, or that it broke features that previously worked. Owners may want to read through the v2 firmware thread on Facebook prior to trying the update.