Behringer opens pre-orders for 808 clone, the RD-8

The brand’s highly anticipated TR-808 clone was announced a year ago.

Behringer RD-8 drum machine

Behringer is now taking pre-orders for the RD-8 analogue drum machine, the brand’s TR-808 clone that was announced a year ago on 808 day.

The device was initially referred to as the RD-808, but has now undergone a name revision. Although the reason behind this change is unclear, it might have something to do with Roland filing design trademarks for its revered TB-303 and TR-808 designs in early 2019.

The RD-8’s primary features are its 16 drum sounds and 64-step sequencer. The latter, in particular, has support for poly-meter, step- and note-repeat as well as real-time triggering. Additionally, the device also boasts an integrated wave designer and dual-mode 12dB filter, both of which can be assigned to individual voices.

Thomann has priced the RD-8 at €299. You can pre-order the device here. More info at


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