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Amazing drum machine with authentic analog/digital sound engine to create classic sound performance
10 original drum sounds with additional parameters and global accent capability
Powerful 64-step drum sequencer supports poly-meter, step-repeat, note-repeat, real-time triggering, track-mute and track-solo
10 independent analog outputs for external processing or recording your rhythms as multi-track audio
Integrated FX bus features Wave Designer and dual-mode Analog Filter with per voice assignment
Live recording, editing and playback of analog filter cutoff via automation
Storage of up to 16 songs and 256 patterns, all of which can be imported/exported during playback for unlimited songs and patterns
Pattern Mode allows arrangement of patterns into full songs and setting number of repeats per song part
Song Mode allows chaining songs together for live sets and expanded compositions
Unique Auto Scroll feature enables improvisation in all modes
Comprehensive MIDI In/Out/ Thru plus USB implementation for synchronization and connection to external devices
Sync options include USB, MIDI, Clock and Internal for maximum versatility
Encoder for editing parameters such as Tempo, Swing, Probability, Flam and Random
High-visibility LED display for easy editing of program parameters
Powerful headphone and main outputs on 1/4" connectors
Great care has been taken in designing the RD-9 to achieve new possibilities in beat creation by reviving a timeless design from one of the most classic drum machines of yesteryear. By taking a fresh and modern approach on a classic drum machine, the RD-9 gives you the power to harness the phenomenal sound of the venerable TR-909 and tap into some new features as well. Colossal bass drums through sizzling hi-hats can be manipulated to take your rhythm performance to the next level. This is an analog beat-making monster!
Built to enhance the way you perform, the RD-9 boasts all-new features for live use in each of the sequencer modes including step repeat, note repeat, real-time triggering and live step-overdubbing. This makes it easy to enable recording in pattern mode, so you can build song structures on-the-fly and switch back to playback mode at the touch of a button. Each of the 10 original drum sounds come with their own tuning, level, attack and decay controls to be able to tweak each sound just the way you want or adjust them in the heat of a song to create drum sounds that vary in intensity and tonality as a song progresses. Add some more excitement with the autofill feature and introduce more variations. You can even cue up another song from memory without interrupting playback, allowing you to perform entire sets from start to finish – just using your RD-9.
To bring the RD-9 into the modern age, USB connectivity has been added for sync and MIDI triggering. This enables the RD-9 to be controlled by your DAW if desired, allowing individual sounds to be triggered.
The integrated Wave Designer has individual attack and sustain controls that can be applied to individual voices to bring another dimension to your drum beats. Additionally, RD-9’s highly flexible dual-mode filter button toggles between LPF and HPF, allowing you to experiment with the cutoff frequency and resonance controls to create out of this world beats while those fluid sweeps can be recorded straight into the sequencer and further tweaked using the step editor.
RD-9’s robust encoder lets you set separate chain preferences for each of your parameters, allowing them to function globally or to switch when a song or pattern changes. Parameters include tempo, swing, flam, probability, independent track mutes/solos, FX bus assignments, filter modes and sweeps for enhanced real-time control. Patterns can be changed on-the-fly for further creative control when using the RD-9 as the heart of your live setup.