Behirnger Rhythm Designer RD-8
Drum Machine Masterpiece Rejuvenated
The RHYTHM DESIGNER RD-8 provides all the tools you need to become a
master beat-maker, including: 16 drum sounds; a 64-step sequencer; Wave
Designer and dual-mode filter – for a full-fledged drum machine that'll
shake the house! Whether you're new to drum programming or a seasoned
pro looking to upgrade your setup, the RD-8 has everything you need to
step up to the big time.
Live Performance Beat Master
Built to enhance the way you perform, the
RD-8 boasts all-new features for live use in each of the sequencer modes
including step repeat, note repeat, real-time triggering and live
step-overdubbing. This makes it easy to enable recording in pattern
launch mode, so you can build song structures on-the-fly and switch back
to manual mode at the touch of a button. Then you are free to add some
excitement with the autofill feature and to introduce more variations.
You can even cue up another song from memory without interrupting
playback, allowing you to perform entire sets from start to finish –
just using your RD-8!
Powerful & Feature-Rich Sequencer
The RD-8 features one of the most powerful
step sequencers ever created, which provides much-improved workflows
over the original. The 64-step sequencer also includes storage for up to
256 patterns and 16 songs, allowing the creation of song arrangements
ranging from ultra-simple to incredibly complex.
Wave Designer & Dual-Mode Filter
The integrated Wave Designer has individual
attack and sustain controls that can be applied to individual voices to
bring another dimension to your drum beats. This provides yet another
way to control sounds to build virtually unlimited – and awesome new
tones. Additionally, RD-8’s highly-flexible dual-mode 12 dB filter
button toggles between LPF and HPF, allowing you to experiment with the
cutoff frequency and resonance controls to create out of this world
beats. And those fluid sweeps can be recorded straight into the
sequencer and further tweaked using the step editor.
RD-8’s robust encoder lets you set separate
chain preferences for each of your parameters, allowing them to function
globally or to switch on when a song or pattern changes. Parameters
include tempo, swing, flam, probability, independent track mutes/solos,
FX bus assignments, filter modes and sweeps for enhanced real-time
control. Patterns can be changed on-the-fly for further creative control
when using the RD-8 as the heart of your live setup.
To bring the RD-8 into the modern age, USB
connectivity has been added for sync and MIDI triggering. This enables
the RD-8 to be controlled by your DAW if desired, allowing songs and
patterns to be swapped or individual sounds to be triggered.
The RD-8 has 29 knobs, 5 switches and 59
buttons, all laid out in a highly-intuitive format that puts the fun
back into your beat creation. Input and output connections include:
Phones; Mono audio; MIDI In, Out and Thru over 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 outs, the RD-8 lets
you control external synths and hardware sequencers to create songs
without a digital audio workstation (DAW) in sight. The RD-8 can also
send and receive clock information with highly-accurate timing to sync
it to the outside world.