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Behringer RD808 Analog Drum Machine
Old 4 weeks ago
  #7051
yup, i also love how instruments interact with the sustain setting of the wd on high - suck n pump material

posted this elsewhere already but check the WD examples in this playlist here: https://soundcloud.com/uibkmedan/set...-fx-fx-cv-mods
Old 4 weeks ago
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have you guys never used a transient shaper before this? that's all it is, right?
Old 4 weeks ago
  #7053
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have you guys never used a transient shaper before this? that's all it is, right?
plenty of times thanks but you know how people enjoy a certain filter and its idiosyncrasies and then someone pops up and is like wow, you never heard a filter before?
Old 4 weeks ago
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they're not too common in hardware, so i wouldn't be surprised. the first time i used NI's Transient Master i felt the same way.

really great that they put it on the RD-8, sounds awesome. quirks aside, i think they did an amazing job with this (and most likely the RD-9 as well).
Old 4 weeks ago
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they're not too common in hardware, so i wouldn't be surprised. the first time i used NI's Transient Master i felt the same way.

really great that they put it on the RD-8, sounds awesome. quirks aside, i think they did an amazing job with this (and most likely the RD-9 as well).
i often flip between the stillwell (better for bass than drums), the cubase free envelope shaper which imo is superb on anything and especially a mix and NI TD/TM

i like em all, less so the stilwell as it struggles with heavy content compared to cubase and NI, it is just refreshing as you say to have it in HW and it does do it's own thing the sw i have can't match, the SW above i love and will continue to use but having it one button away on a HW unit is invaluable

have you heard it on the RD 909 ? it sounds bonkers with the filter and toms
Old 4 weeks ago
  #7056
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What do the CV/Gate outputs sound like? Same as TR-808?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_hmmWYLfJU
Old 4 weeks ago
  #7057
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ah, interesting!

Tr-08 looks like output after a pulse shaper, while Rd8 is technically correct yet musically not as much - the circuit I posted a couple of posts earlier does something similar to what you see in the TR-08 shape, albeit without as much negative swing
Old 4 weeks ago
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Any idea what this is, it's on the backside of the connector pcb, some last minute change ?

That’s the GPS tracking and data collection device. Nothing to worry about, it’s there to help you assimilate into the Music Tribe.
Old 4 weeks ago
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have you guys never used a transient shaper before this? that's all it is, right?
this particular transient shaper is very tastefully voiced. It suits the RD-8 particularly well. Have you used it?
Old 4 weeks ago
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A stupid question maybe but here it is: Analog synths have to warmp up to get in tune, is that something that happens in analog drumcomputers also ?
Old 4 weeks ago
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A stupid question maybe but here it is: Analog synths have to warmp up to get in tune, is that something that happens in analog drumcomputers also ?
not so with the 808/rd - most of its sound utilize a t-bridge network (a special kind of filter in the feedback path of an ampifier) excited by some input noise (trigger spike), some a mix of this with noise (snare) and some (hats) some square waves generated by a cmos ic, so this is not really a situation of vco's needing to stabilize

909 is a bit different, and there are other drum synths (simmons, for instance) that use vco-vcf-vca circuits

at any rate absolute pitch stability is something less desired in drums, I guess, since drum sounds (natural or synthetic) live by a more rapid change of spectral information than, say, strings/organs, etc. - some drum synth manufacturers even went to some lengths (check pearl drx) in order to emulate drum skins at the attack phase of a sound
Old 4 weeks ago
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A stupid question maybe but here it is: Analog synths have to warmp up to get in tune, is that something that happens in analog drumcomputers also ?
only analog synths with discrete circuits and poor temperature compensation need a warm up time. later analog synths based on ICs are way more stable and DCO synths don't have any tuning problems at all, so it's all dependent on the actual circuit, analog /= analog
Old 4 weeks ago
  #7063
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A stupid question maybe but here it is: Analog synths have to warmp up to get in tune, is that something that happens in analog drumcomputers also ?
have you been keeping it outside in the dog kennel ?
Old 4 weeks ago
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Thank you for your answers people, I learned some things
Old 4 weeks ago
  #7065
enc
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Can anybody advise how I set midi clock to slave to external sequencer..
Been through all settings in “clock” and “midi”
Analogue clock out works fine but need to slave to hardware sequencer.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Can anybody advise how I set midi clock to slave to external sequencer..
Been through all settings in “clock” and “midi”
Analogue clock out works fine but need to slave to hardware sequencer.
from the manual :

11.13 SYNC
Pressing the SYNC button multiple times scrolls through the 4 Sync
option available.
1. INT (internal) – The sync is set by the unit’s internal clock.
2. MIDI – The sync is taken from the MIDI IN port. A MIDI start message is
required in order for playback to start.
3. USB – The sync is taken from the USB port. A message is required in order
for playback to start.
4. TRIG (clock) – The sync is taken from the SYNC IN port. Clock start signal is
required or playback can be started manually. (Sync In jack has start / stop
signal on ring and clock on tip).

page 17

https://media63.music-group.com/medi...0RD-8_M_EN.pdf
Old 4 weeks ago
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Can anybody advise how I set midi clock to slave to external sequencer..
Been through all settings in “clock” and “midi”
Analogue clock out works fine but need to slave to hardware sequencer.
it is annoyingly staring at you right above the playbar and screen while it laughs in silence

i am not taking the pis%, we normally expect to go midi menu to fins such stuff and i did the same as you for 5 mins and then i realised, i also did the same with the arturia machine - this is operating the same as arturia DB family ftr inc cv clock levels

well not exactly the same, they switched mid and usb around in order of appearance
Old 4 weeks ago
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Old 4 weeks ago
  #7069
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from the manual :

11.13 SYNC
Pressing the SYNC button multiple times scrolls through the 4 Sync
option available.
1. INT (internal) – The sync is set by the unit’s internal clock.
2. MIDI – The sync is taken from the MIDI IN port. A MIDI start message is
required in order for playback to start.
3. USB – The sync is taken from the USB port. A message is required in order
for playback to start.
4. TRIG (clock) – The sync is taken from the SYNC IN port. Clock start signal is
required or playback can be started manually. (Sync In jack has start / stop
signal on ring and clock on tip).

page 17

https://media63.music-group.com/medi...0RD-8_M_EN.pdf
thank you sir sorted .. what is this thing 'manual' you speak of
Old 4 weeks ago
  #7070
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it is annoyingly staring at you right above the playbar and screen while it laughs in silence

i am not taking the pis%, we normally expect to go midi menu to fins such stuff and i did the same as you for 5 mins and then i realised, i also did the same with the arturia machine - this is operating the same as arturia DB family ftr inc cv clock levels

well not exactly the same, they switched mid and usb around in order of appearance

... yeah its easy ... when you know how
Old 4 weeks ago
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Hi,

is it possible to trigger for example the Minilogue XD CV IN to Gate to make you use of the Seq build in to it? SO i can programm Steps on Cowbell and it triggers the logues Seq .. I will get a minilogue xd in short term would be fun. Anyone tried this?

Cheers
Old 4 weeks ago
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This topic has reached and gone over 1 000 000 views
Is that 1,000,000 individuals or does it count everytime eg I look at the thread? If its the latter then its probaly only a few thousand people viewing multiple times. Ive probably viewed this thread hundreds of times myself.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Is that 1,000,000 individuals or does it count everytime eg I look at the thread? If its the latter then its probaly only a few thousand people viewing multiple times. Ive probably viewed this thread hundreds of times myself.
Not individual ones, but still a nice number which means high activity here... Deepmind is even reaching 2 000 000...
Old 4 weeks ago
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The Rd-8 will be my number one in the gear of the year list, it fullflls everything I wanted for a long time.

-sounds good
-fun to program and jam live with
-individual outs for all voices
-looks and feels good
-an affordable analog 808 clone within my budget

a 300€ well spend, I coudn't be happier

Now Behringer could maybe send a demo unit to Decksavers so they can make one... or start making them themselves, good opportunity to make more €$£¥ @ Uli Behringer
Plus, it's full-size, which adds considerable authenticity:

Old 4 weeks ago
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People who have both the RD-8 and the Drumbrute (not Impact)

How would you compare the workflow/ease of use between them? Would you think getting a Drumbrute would be worth it if one was going to get the RD-8?
Old 4 weeks ago
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Plus, it's full-size, which adds considerable authenticity:

Yes and it has a nice updated look, I like the fact the knobs are bigger then on the og...
Old 4 weeks ago
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People who have both the RD-8 and the Drumbrute (not Impact)

How would you compare the workflow/ease of use between them? Would you think getting a Drumbrute would be worth it if one was going to get the RD-8?
I could never gel with the sound of the drumbrute, it had a nice workflow but the sound not my thing... returned it after 3 weeks... I think the Rd-8 can do more also...
Old 4 weeks ago
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Anyone got a lead on who has these in stock?
Old 4 weeks ago
  #7079
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I purchased one today, however, I found that the filter and wave designer doesn't work when monitoring via. the headphones out, only works via. the master out. Can someone confirm this?
Old 4 weeks ago
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I purchased one today, however, I found that the filter and wave designer doesn't work when monitoring via. the headphones out, only works via. the master out. Can someone confirm this?
Correct. The manual also confirms this is the case.
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