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Behringer “resurrect” TR-808 and 909 for new analogue drum machine

Taking inspiration from the very best

  • Louis Anderson-Rich
  • 4 January 2017

Music gear maker Behringer is taking cue from the Roland 808 and 909 for its forthcoming drum machine.

Company founder Uli Behringer took to the Gearslutz forum to give an update after asking fans on Facebook what they wanted to see in the new machine.

Behringer said his team has resurrected the vintage machines “to evaluate analog sound generation and add a great user interface and sequencer”.

“I can tell you that the team is having lots of fun listening to these drum sounds that greatly contributed to amazing music in the past. It is actually not surprising that people gravitate to analog sounds as it is the imperfection that evokes emotions. Perhaps it is the fact that we humans are analogue, too,” Behringer said.

He admitted that they were far from releasing a finished product but their Deepmind12 analog synthesizer, hailed for it’s affordability, is available for pre-order.

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