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Behringer RD-8 MKII Rhythm Designer Drum Machine

A revamped, enhanced version of the original RD-8



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    Product Description

    Meet the Behringer RD-8 MKII Rhythm Designer Drum Machine - a refined, upgraded version of the original (and extremely popular) RD-8. Once again, the brand have successfully captured the sound, spirit and tactile design of the legendary 808 in an affordable, accessible format. 

    With a new colourway - in the guise of 4 sleek black pattern buttons - combined with some exciting tweaks under the hood, the MKII is the ideal updated edition for your home studio space. Craft retro beats through the inspiring, hands-on workflow and immerse yourself in '80s sonic nostalgia! 

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    Key Features 

    • Authentic analog sound engine delivering classic tones
    • Harness 16 original drum sounds (boasting global accent capacity and other parameters) 
    • 64-step drum sequencer with step-repeat, note repeat, real-time triggering, track-mute, track solo and poly-meter support
    • 11 separate analog outputs used to record patterns as multi-track audio or external processing
    • Built-in FX bus with dual-mode analog filter (with per-voice assignment) and Wave Designer
    • Record, edit and playback live any analog filter cutoff made through automation 
    • Store up to 256 unique patterns and 16 songs
    • Easily arrange patterns into complete songs using Pattern Mode 
    • Link songs back-to-back in Song Mode for seamless live performance and more dynamic, layered beats 
    • MIDI In/Out/Thru and USB connectivity for connection and sync with your other gear
    • Headphone and main outputs 
    • Crisp, clear LED display for quick parameter edits

    New & Improved

    Behringer listened closely to the community after the release of the first RD-8 and gave themselves this aim: to craft the most authentic homage to the 808 ever. They've achieved just that. 

    Their engineers managed to successfully revive the now 40 year old 662 OTA component that was present on the instrumental icon, and have now incorporated a faithful reproduction of it into the MKII. That's not all though. Select components have also seen an intense overhaul, while the phase accuracy of individual and main outputs has been improved. The result? A far better overall noise performance. 

    The Sound of the '80s 

    The 808 is one of the most instantly recognisable instruments ever created. You can hear the classic sounds on a multitude of hit records across a variety of genres. With the RD-8 MKII, you'll be able to explore a depth and breadth of timeless tones to take your recordings to the next level. This is thanks to an all-analog circuitry which delivers responsive, period-correct audio that never gets old.

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    Customer Reviews


    36 reviews





    Trusted Customer6th May 2022

    the best 808 recreation there is

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer15th Apr 2022

    For the price it looks, sounds and feels about as close to the real thing as you are going to get.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Adel Hanifiandarod11th Apr 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer9th Apr 2022

    A real drum machine! Old school sounds with modern functionality. Fantastic bit of kit.

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

    Dwaine Bowen7th Mar 2022

    Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

    Mr paul kelly4th Mar 2022

    Great bit of kit ata reasonable price

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 4

    Trusted Customer25th Feb 2022

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

    Tuomas Munck6th Feb 2022

    Behringer delivers the coveted Roland TR-808 sound in an affordable package with modern connectivity! I already had a Mk 1, but wanted the updated version due to the improved shielding and phase-corrected main output.

    Value 5Looks 3Durability 4Sound 5

    Mr james whelton6th Feb 2022

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 3Sound 5

    Nathan31st Jan 2022

    My first proper drum machine and my first order with Andertons. It has been a perfect experience on all fronts. I'm very happy! The RD-8 MK II is a really nice piece of equipment to use, and I've only needed to resort to the manuals/tutorials for the more esoteric functions. I would happily buy one of Behringer's other drum machines and Andertons is where I'm coming to get them.

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 5Sound 5

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