A classic analog / digital drum machine with 11 drum sounds, 64-step sequencer, wave generator and Behringer Rythm Designer RD-9 dual-mode filter
The RHYTHM DESIGNER RD-9 provides all the tools you need to become a master of the beat-maker, including: 11 drum voices; a 64-step sequencer; a wave designer and a dual-mode filter - for a full-fledged drum machine that will rock the house! Whether you're new to drum programming or a seasoned pro looking to upgrade your setup, the RD-9 has everything you need to step up to the big leagues.
The rejuvenated masterpiece
The RD-9 has been carefully designed to open up new possibilities for rhythm creation by reviving the timeless design of one of the most famous drum machines. most classic of yesteryear. Taking a fresh and modern approach to a classic drum machine, the RD-9 lets you harness the phenomenal sound of the venerable TR-909 while enjoying new features. From colossal basses to sizzling hats, you can manipulate them to take your rhythmic performance to the next level. He's a monster of creating analog rhythms!
Designed to enhance your performance, the RD-9 offers all-new features for live use in each of the sequencer modes, including step repeat, note repeat, triggering in real time and live step-overdubbing. This makes it easy to activate pattern mode recording, allowing you to build song structures on the fly and return to playback mode at the touch of a button. Each of the 11 original drum sounds has its own unique tuning, level, attack and decay controls, allowing you to tune each sound the way you want or tweak it in the heat of the moment. to create drum sounds that vary in intensity and pitch as the song progresses. Add a little more excitement with the autofill feature and introduce more variation. You can even select another song in memory without interrupting playback, letting you play entire sets from start to finish, just with your RD-9.
Powerful and Feature-Rich Sequencer
The RD-9 features one of the most powerful step sequencers ever. The 64-step sequencer can store up to 64 patterns and 16 songs with a continuously variable swing, allowing you to emulate a real drummer and give the rhythms you create a more human feel.
Wave Designer and Dual Mode Filter
The built-in Wave Designer has individual attack and sustain controls that can be applied to individual voices to take your drum rhythms to another level. Additionally, the RD-9's highly flexible dual-mode filter knob allows you to switch between LPF and HPF, allowing you to experiment with the cutoff frequency and resonance controls to create out-of-the-ordinary beats, while that these smooth sweeps can be recorded directly into the sequencer and refined using the step editor.
The RD-9's robust encoder allows you to set separate chaining preferences for each of your parameters, allowing them to operate globally or toggle when a song or pattern changes. Parameters include tempo, swing, flame, probability, independent track mutes / solos, FX bus assignments, filter modes, and sweeps for enhanced real-time control. Patterns can be edited on the fly for additional creative control when using the RD-9 as the heart of your live setup.
To bring the RD-9 into the modern era, USB connectivity has been added for MIDI synchronization and triggering. This allows the RD-9 to be controlled by your DAW if desired, thus allowing individual sounds to be triggered.
The RD-9 has 33 buttons and 58 keys, all arranged in a very intuitive format that brings fun to the creation of rhythms. Input and output connections include: Phones; mono audio; MIDI In, Out and Thru via USB and 5-pin MIDI ports; and 11 independent analog outputs for external processing or recording your rhythms as multitrack audio. With its 3 trigger outputs, the RD-8 lets you control external synths and hardware sequencers to create songs without having a digital audio workstation (DAW) in sight. The RD-9 can also send and receive clock information with very precise timing to synchronize with the outside world.
A Brief History of Drum Machines
From its humble beginnings as a rhythmic medium for organists, to the blaze of dance floors with its relentless and hypnotic rhythms, the drum machine has been the place to be. one of the least popular musical inventions. Without compromise in its metronomic precision, the drum machine provides a flawless rhythm section that never tires of playing the same four-bar loop. However, when placed in the right hand and in the right musical context, they can be fine-tuned to create stunning rhythmic art.
First drum machine - The Rhythmicon
The revolutionary Rhythmicon was created by the Russian inventor Leon Theremin in 1931. The machine is the result of a collaboration with the American composer Henry Cowell and can produce up to at 16 different rhythms with a striking bleepy sound.
The Rhythmate was a pioneering rhythm machine, which used tape loops to create rhythms intended to accompany an organ player. The machine had 14 tape loops with a slide control that played different tracks on each piece of tape that could be combined to create many variations.
Roland CompuRhythm CR-78
The CR-78 is a classic analog rhythm machine - and was the first to use a microprocessor. The 34 built-in patterns could be changed at the touch of a button, giving the user much more creative control. When it comes to drum sounds, the CR-78 offers 14 very electronic, but analog drum sounds. These sounds include kick, snare, rim, cowbell, hi-hats, cymbals, congas, bongos, tambourine, and guiros. With 11 variation effects and the ability to adjust tempo, accents and fade in / out, the CR-78 is still capable of producing exquisite rhythms for use in ambient hip-hop and many other forms of music. . One of the most well-known uses of the CR-78 can be found in Phil Collin's 1981 hit "In the Air Tonight".
Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer
In the worlds of Techno, House, Hip-Hop and R&B, the Roland TR-808 is an indispensable machine. Its signature sound, the bass drum that created the groove for Marvin Gaye, Afrika Bambaata and 808 State hits, is currently one of the most used sounds in modern music.
Despite its current status as an icon, when it was released in 1980, the 808 was by no means a bestseller. Many people didn't like its simplistic sound and preferred more expensive machines like the digitally sampled LinnDrum. However, producers of the underground tangy music scene turned to the TR-808 and the entire Roland product line, including the TB-303, SH-101 and TR-909, which resulted in these boxes their iconic status and their modern price.
Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer
The TR-909 featured the sampled and analog drum sounds that have become synonymous with house and techno music. This programmable, step-sequenced drum machine was launched in 1983, and while it was not an instant commercial success, it soon gained an underground following. With DIN Sync 24, MIDI In and Out and individual outputs for each sound, the TR-909 could be integrated into any studio and offers numerous controls for controlling each sound. The TR-909 has been used by The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Orbital and Jean Michel Jarre. It would be hard to find a techno or house producer who hasn't used a TR-909 kick in a track at some point.
The inspirational LinnDrum was created by Linn Electronics in 1982, using superior sounding samples that gave birth to a new generation of users who are synonymous with the sound of the 80's. The LinnDrum was used on countless classics tracks throughout the '80s, including hits by Prince, Tears for Fears and Madonna.
Launched in 1981, the Oberheim DMX also used sampled sounds of real drums, individual tuning controls for each voice and a swing function to add a little grove. The controls gave the DMX the ability to emulate a real drummer via timing variations, rolls and flams to create a more human “feel”. The DMX has 11 samples, which can be used to create 24 individual drum sounds and allows up to 8 voices simultaneously. It has 8 separate outputs for individual channel processing and holds up to 100 sequences and 50 songs.
The DMX's hard-hitting and convincing drum sound made it attractive to artists and producers in the burgeoning Hip-Hop culture and it is featured on many of the scenes early innovative records. New Order used the DMX to great effect on their 1983 single, “Blue Monday” with its repeating bass drum pattern.
Released in 1987, the E-mu SP-1200 was quickly accepted into the Hip-Hop world due to its limited bandwidth sampling rate, classic 4-pole filter and 12-bit sampling resolution. This all contributed to the unit's gravelly sounds, which have been featured on many hit recordings. The SP-1200's ability to build the main structure of a song within a single piece of gear (a first in the industry) cut Hip-Hop artists loose from the studio to perform live alongside the machine. Famous users include the Beastie Boys, The Prodigy and Daft Punk.
The celebrated Akai MPC was designed by Roger Linn and produced by Akai from 1988 onwards. The MPC allowed artists to use new clever ways to manipulate small samples to create a completely new track. These snippets were often lifted from other records and thus started a new style of “Sound-Collage”. The original MPC60 only allowed sample lengths of up to 13 seconds. Sampling memory was expensive at the time, which steered people to records at higher5 speeds in order to gain more time. The side effect was playback at a lower resolution, which contributed to the grittiness of the sound. Famous users include Kanye West, Dr. Dre and Mark Ronson.
- An amazing drum machine with authentic analog / digital sound engine to create classic sound performances.
- 11 original drum sounds with additional parameters and the possibility of global
boosting - Powerful 64-step drum sequencer supporting poly-meter, step repeat, note repeat, real-time triggering, staging mute tracks and solo tracks.
- 10 independent analog outputs for external processing or recording your rhythms as multitrack audio.
- The integrated FX bus includes a wave generator and a dual mode analog filter with voice assignment.
- Live recording, editing and playback of analog filter cutoff via automation.
- Storage of 16 songs and 256 patterns, all of which can be imported / exported during playback for an unlimited number of songs and patterns.
- Pattern mode allows you to organize patterns into complete songs and set the number of repetitions per song part.
- Song mode allows you to chain songs together for concerts and extended compositions.
- Unique auto scroll function allows improvisation in all modes.
- Full MIDI in / out / traversal and USB implementation for synchronization and connection to external devices.
- Sync options include USB, MIDI, Clock and Internal for maximum versatility.
- Encoder for editing parameters such as Tempo, Swing, Probability, Flam and Random.
- High visibility LED display for easy editing of program parameters
- Powerful headphone and main outputs on 1/4 "connectors
- Number of Sounds 11
- Analog: Kick, Snare, Bass Tom, Mid Tom, High Tom, Rim Shot, Clap
- Digital (Sampling) Closed Hat, Open Hat, Crash, Ride
- Number of Simultaneous Voices 10
- Sound Controls
- Emphasis level
- Bass drum: Chord, level, attack, decay, pitch, depth of note
- Snare: Chord, level, tone, slamming
- Tom low, medium, high Level, chord, decay
- Rim shot / clap: Level
- Opened / closed Hi-Hat Tuning: level, decay of the chord, decay of the oh
- Crash cymbal: level, ride level, crash tune, ride tune
- Selection buttons 11 Voice selection buttons
- Phones 1 x 1/4 "TRS, stereo, impedance 8 ?
- Mono 1 x 1/4" TRS, ser vo-balanced
- Voice output 10 x 1/4 "TS, unbalanced
- MIDI input, output and pass-through 3 x 5-pin DIN
- Trigger outputs 3 x +5 V, 2 ms pulse
- Sync input / output 2 x 1 / 8 "TRS (tip for clock and ring for start message)
- USB class compliant USB 2.0, type B
- Supported operating systems Windows 7 or higher Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
- Commands Master volume, telephones
- Return (input) 1 x 1/4 "TRS, balanced