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  • graesserph
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-08-15

    Hopefully someone of Behringer reads this...

    First of all, thank you for this incredible piece of hardware. I just love it!

    There's one thing I'd suggest for some future firmware update:

    If you start with a 16 steps pattern and program a basic beat, and then increase the length to 32 or 64 steps, the extended steps are all empty. So in other words, you have a beat on steps 1-16, but all extended steps from step 17 onwards are entirely empty.

    This is 1) quite tedious, as you have to copy the entire sequence manually step by step to the extended bars, and 2) makes no sense from any musical point of view. If you enlarge a pattern, then in 99% of all cases you want the existing sequence be "unrolled" to the additional steps.

    Can you please consider the following:

    Whenever the pattern length gets increased by the user, let the user decide if the already created bars should be copied or not. E.g. setting the pattern length with a short tap to the step button = do not copy, just set the length, but setting the pattern length with a long press to the step button = copy the the previous 16 (or less) steps in a musically logical way (if possible). 

    However, if this feature exists already in some way and I've just missed it, I'd be thankful for a hint where to find it.

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    • graesserph
      NicJonesMT Hi Graesserph,
      Sorry again for the delay!
      With regard to your suggestion, In theory I think this makes sense, where if you extend your pattern it should give you the option to copy a set amount of beats to the extended section.
      I will pass your comments along to our dev team and see if it is something that can be incorporated in the future.

      All the best!
      • August 18, 2020
      • RD-8 : Copying Bars when increasing pattern length
        graesserph Thanks a lot, Nic . Hopefully it will be incorporated in some future release.
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        • August 18, 2020
  • sam08
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-07-08
    Hello, I received my unit a few weeks ago and been playing with it ever since, after updating the firmware to 1.3.5. I've noticed a rather loudish, high-pitched click on the attack of the "first" five voices – kick, snare and the three toms, that is. It shows up consistently when the voice is triggered, either via the sequencer and via manual trigger. I've uploaded some audio samples where the clicks can be clearly heard here: https://soundcloud.com/aetherotopies/sets/rd8-samples (recorded from the pgm mono out, filter and wave designer bypassed – even though there's the same issue on the phones output) Another odd behaviour occurs on the hand clap. Every once in a while it's as if the offset didn't affect the sound at all, i.e. if the offset knob were turned CW completely. Sometimes it's just not there, some others it seems to fire with some lag. I tried comparing to other users' RDs and mine seems to behave differently. I was wondering if it might be defective? Thanks.
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  • peabody
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2020-06-13
    Is it at all possible to copy a pattern from one song into the pattern of another song? i.e. copy pattern 1 from song 3 to pattern 8 of song 2.
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    • peabody
      NicJonesMT Hi Peabody. This is covered on Page 10 of the User Manual

      https://mediadl.musictribe.com/media/PLM/data/docs/P0DG5/RHYTHM%20DESIGNER%20RD-8_M_EN.pdf
      • July 15, 2020
    • peabody
      rauscharm Hi everybody,
      The lines below (they are the originals
      from the manual) are to copy a pattern
      from Song B, Pattern X
      to Song C, Pattern Y
      as I understand.

      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      1. Press COPY.
      2. Next select the source song with the pattern you wish to copy.
      3. Then press PATTERN.
      4. Next select the pattern you wish to copy from the source song via the
      step keys.
      5. Press COPY.
      6. Select destination pattern to copy to via step keys, this copies the source into
      this pattern in the current song.
      7. Press COPY to execute the operation.
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      But I can't get it to work.
      I can copy a pattern within the same song,
      copying to another song doesn't work for me.

      Did anybody and it worked? Please let me know.
      • August 22, 2020
      • RD-8 pattern copying
        NicJonesMT Hi there.
        Sorry for the delay in contacting you.
        I misread PeaBody's original post.
        It is not possible to copy patterns between songs. You can just copy them to an alternative slot in the same song.

        I have submitted this as a feature request.
        • August 25, 2020
      • RD-8 pattern copying
        graesserph You can do it with a trick.
        ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        1. Select the Source Song
        2. Press PLAY in Song Operation
        3. Select the Destination Song while the sequencer is running (dest song just blinks, but doesn's switch).
        4. Press COPY.
        5. Then press PATTERN.
        6. Next select the pattern you wish to copy from the source song via the
        step keys.
        7. Press COPY.
        8. Press STOP - This results in the song being switched to the pre-selected (blinking) one from step 3.
        9. Select destination pattern to copy to via step keys, this copies the source into
        this pattern in the "current" (which is now the destination) song.
        10. Press COPY to execute the operation.
        ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Or dump the pattern as sysex, then edit the sysex file and change the song number, and finally import the sysex again.
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        • August 25, 2020
  • grzzlfizzl
    Newcomer - Level 2
    2020-06-05

    hey,

     

    can i set different midi channels per instrument, like Bass send on Midi CH#1, Snare send Midi Ch#2 etc?

     

    or can the RD-8 send only on one channel?

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  • SONICHINMAY0211
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-06-04

    Sir please launch new feature in behringerxd80usb drum kit & add more indian & Western Indian tone... Drum quality is very good.. But tone is very few.. Please add tone & new feature... & also launched 3 layered zone ride cymbals

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  • drums_
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-05-10

    hi, 

    i dont know how to open and close the hihat pedal. ive tried looking in the manual but theres nothing there. i dont know if this is an option or not. thanks 

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    • drums_
      JustusdB

      I had a similar problem but not exactly the same. The hi-hat pedal was slow, that is it wasn't open in time. So I removed the front containing the switch and glued a 4 mm piece of felt on top of the rubber and adjusted the pedal with the square nut. It helped. It is possible to glue the piece of felt without removing the front.

      • Jul 9
  • CSurieux
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-04-21

    Hello,

    Could I send midi PC messages to RD-8 in order to select Songs, or Patterns  and the start  them ?
    Is there some better midi map the simply the Sysex list in documentation ?

    Best

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  • komabot
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-04-13

    Hello there,

    when I switch between patterns in 1/16 to patterns in 1/8 resolution it get out of sync/glitches for a second.

    Seems broken to me.

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  • neivel
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-03-16

    My new RD-8 receiving a master clock from ERM Multiclock. When i turn on RD-8 synchronization is way off other machines, but after a while using it comes back to normal sync so i have to readjust it.

    And then RD-8 freezes completely after few hours of using it.

    Only restart helps!

    Are there any updates regarding this problem coming up or i have new broken machine and i should return it?

    Thanks

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    • neivel
      parki68 My RD-8 Has also sync issues when using Midi Din. very disappointed with this drum machine
      • September 7, 2020
  • jimmywheelo
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-02-08

    Please please please give us the option to change this to OFF by default.

    Every opinion i've read online is asking for this. For more complex patterns I really need only a select few steps set to ON. I am having to spend ten minutes turning every instrument on every step off each time and it is killing my workflow.

    Thanks

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    • jimmywheelo
      komabot

      Yeah, thats totally bullsh+t.


      i don´t know how to implement it that way. Instead of just switching on the steps you want to flam or Prob. you have to switch off every step where you want no flam or Prob.

      • April 13, 2020
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