Behringer Expected to Begin Shipping RD-6 Drum Machine Soon

Like candy for the mind and soul! © Behringer

Fans of the legendary TR-606 drum machine, will soon be able to get their hands on not just one version if they never had the chance to own one, but many colorful and quite beautiful variations of this iconic machine.

It's no secret Behringer has been working on reviving this old legend for a few years now, already delivering results on other models it promised, like its recently released RD-8 clone of the infamous TR-808, and there is still an expected clone of the TR-909 supposedly making its way home.

Used by everyone from bands such as Big Black and the Sisters of Mercy, to more electronic based artists such as Nine Inch Nails, and even Aphex Twin, the TR-606 was and still is a very capable analog drum machine with a fairly unique sound. Anyone familiar with a typical drum machine will find plenty of use for the little guy, and will actually find it to be quite a joy to use.

Some features you can expect on the Behringer RD-6 are:

  • True analog circuitry

  • Authentic reproduction of original circuitry with matched transistors

  • 8 original drum sounds with mix parameters and global accent capability

  • Highly acclaimed and authentic clap sound from the DR-110 drum machine

  • Easy-to-use 16-step drum sequencer with real-time switching between 32 separate patterns

  • Patterns can be chained into full songs with up to 250 bars

  • Distortion circuitry modeled after the RAT* adds insane spice and edge to your sounds

  • 16 authentic-style step buttons with LED indicators for easy pattern creation

  • 11 controls and 26 switches to give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters

  • MIDI and USB implementation for synchronization and connection to external devices

  • Sync options include USB, MIDI, Clock and Internal for maximum versatility

No official date is available yet, but the RD-6 is expected to begin shipping soon, and should hopefully be ready for pre-order in the next few weeks directly from retailers such as Sweetwater in the US, or Thomann in Europe. Stay tuned for more info by visiting the Behringer website or Facebook page.

You can learn more about the Behringer RD-6 by watching the video below: