Behringer RS-9: the Eurorack drum sequencer module nears completion
Image Credit: Behringer
The Behringer RS-9 Eurorack module finds its roots in the Behringer RD-9 sequencing engine. Now, Behringer presents a look at the Eurorack drum sequencer module and gives us an update.
Behringer first floated the idea of the RS-9 Eurorack module in November 2020. After speculation as to whether it would become a thing, it seems that now it is. Behringer says they need time to complete the module and test it, but they have suggested a target price of $149, repots Gear News.
Behringer RS-9 drum sequencer
The RS-9 drum sequencer doesn’t contain any of the RD-9 drum voices as it’s a drum sequencer and not a drum machine. Therefore, Behringer has made a module for you to plug drum and percussion modules into.
Comparing the new photos with rendered images tells us that they’ve made a few changes. But it seems that Behringer wants to keep both the buttons and functions as they are found in the RD-9. As a result, they need more space and so they’ve moved the branding to the top of the interface. Additionally, Behringer has added a manual Trigger button.
A total of 10 trigger outputs, in addition to accompanying Accent outputs, Sync In/Out, MIDI In/Out on chunky 5-pin DIN and USB sit on the hardware. Furthermore, you’ll find one CV input and a Reset input. And according to Behringer, the buttons are for triggering channels manually too – not just sequencing! So, I’m thinking you could use it as a drum machine; providing you have drum modules hooked up to it for a sound source.
Because Behringer are inviting feedback on the Facebook post, many people have given their thoughts. For example, some people have suggested that the buttons found on the RD-9 console can often be slightly stiff. So they’re hoping the RS-9 buttons will be a bit lighter.
Don’t forget to check out the Behringer Facebook post! for yourself.
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