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  • 2020-10-28

    So... I downloaded the latest synth tool for mac, and attempted to update from firmware 1.3.5 to the latest 2.0.2. Opened synth tool, it recognized my directly USB connected RD-8 on my mac pro 5,1 (OS 10.13.4)- firmware update page opened, instructions said to put RD-8 into DFU mode, so I power cycled the unit whilst pressing in the pin in the holde next to the USB port. the synth tool lost connection and the unit never displayed the wait text on it's screen. Now it only flashs the sugnal LED briefly when power ycled. The thing is bricked. Is there anything to do to recover this thing?

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  • 2020-10-26

    My RD-8 is on the latest firmware 2.0.2.

    During my first test, I ran into one rather minor bug.

    Applying "flam" works on all instruments with exception of closed hh.
    When applying flams on closed hh, it simply does not have any effect.

    Yes, firmware version is 2.0.2.
    Yes, I did a factory reset already.

    Apart from that, very solid firmware release.
    The sync is super-stable now, and also switching between patterns with different timings (e.g. 1/16 and 1/8T) behaves exactly as expected and without hickups.

    Big ups for the page copy feature (was the most missing one for me).
    Also un-mute/un-solo all as well as autosaving steps in record mode are fantastic improvements.

    Thanks a lot and keep up the good work.

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    • Andreas Grässer
      Janis Robens For me live recording with note repeats on does not work. Can you confirm this? Or does it work for you? I really wanted this feature bad and now it does not work. I might try a factory reset but I don't wanna lose my patterns or go through the process of backing them up. So maybe you can confirm that it generally works first? :)
      • Tue at 8:24 AM
      • RD-8 : Good work on firmware 2.0.2, but flam does no longer work on closed HH
        Andreas Grässer It actually does work. Unfortunately it's not that obvious how to use it, and the docs do not explain it.

        1. Record or program some steps without note repeat enabled. Just a normal sequence.
        2. Then enable note repeat, let the sequencer run while record is active, and then play with the trigger button. This records the repeats to the already existing enabled steps. It does not enable steps that have not been enabled before.

        To be honest, I'm unsure if this is the supposed behavior. Could also be a bug.
        I'd also have expected to record directly from scratch, without having to enable any steps first.

        Maybe someone from Behringer can answer this.
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        • Tue at 11:27 AM
      • RD-8 : Good work on firmware 2.0.2, but flam does no longer work on closed HH
        Janis Robens Does not work for me I guess it's just buggy and not yet functioning correctly. The only useful way to use this feature would be to just live record note repeats anyway. Without programming steps first.
        • Wed at 5:16 AM
      • RD-8 : Good work on firmware 2.0.2, but flam does no longer work on closed HH
        Janis Robens Ok, weird. I just figured out that it actually (kinda) works the way you described it, but only for a note repeat of 2 and higher. 1 just won't work under any circumstances. I hope this get's a fix soon and works intuitively by just recording it in. That would be really great to quickly get nice syncopic patterns. I hope Behringer sees this soon
        • Wed at 5:23 AM
      • RD-8 : Good work on firmware 2.0.2, but flam does no longer work on closed HH
        Andreas Grässer It does work
        Keep the following in mind:
        1. Recording Note repeats affects only already existing notes = activated steps.
        2. An activated step triggers the sound 1x, which is the default and the same as 1x Note Repeat.
        When you now record 1x Note Repeats on existing notes that trigger the sound already 1x, then it's not surprising that you do not hear a difference. When you record at 2x, 4x, or 8x, the you'll hear the difference of course. And when you once have recorded e.g. at 4x, then you can record 1x over it, which will reset the repeats to 1x.
        After all, even if it's not what I call intuitive, I'm pretty sure that's how the developers want it to work.

        One thing Behringer:
        Please, can you tell me where do you host this website? I don't expect high speed, but this site is unbelievable slow when called from Europe. Showing it up takes up to 1 minute, then showing the login screen another minute, then login,... another minute, and so on...
        • Wed at 9:58 AM
      • RD-8 : Good work on firmware 2.0.2, but flam does no longer work on closed HH
        Janis Robens Ah yeah that makes sense. But then it also make this function not interesting to me. The homepage is indeed the slowest thing I've seen on the net for a while. I always get frustrated when I know I'll check back for a reply here
        • Wed at 4:12 PM
  • 2020-09-22

    Hi Behringer Team

    we looked everywhere at the internet and found nothing how to send Sys.Ex dumps from the Behringer RD 8 to the external hard disk and from the external hard disk to the Behringer RD-8.

    We have tried to make a meaningful film, which you can show to your customers:


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  • 2020-09-21

    I haven't seen anyone else post about this problem anywhere, but the machine's tempo is always faster than what I have it set at. I just got the machine the other day and was very excited with how intuitive the interface is, but the tempo issue has made it impossible to record with. I have had the midi-synch issue everyone posts about as well, including in USB. The tempo issue occurs even when I am just wearing headphones and playing the machine by itself. Just updated the firmware and that did nothing to help. I really don't want to have to exchange this for a different drum machine. Any advice or help will be welcome.


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    • Karl Spaeth
      Jason Brewer Hey Karl - If you could click the support tab above and make a support Ticket we can do a deeper dive and look at possible service options as well. I suspect there a few things our team should look at here. Thank you.
      • Oct 5
  • 2020-09-16

    Hi Behringer,

    I’m very pleased with my RD-6-LM but would like to suggest an improvement:

    When selecting Pattern Write and clicking one of the 16 Step-buttons, it switches to the corresponding pattern when the beat isn’t playing. Wouldn’t it have been more logical if you could layout a beat using the Step-buttons, thus withóút pressing Play? This way you can program the beat based on the one playing in your head (presuming I’m not the only one hearing beats in my head; I prefer it wáy better than the voices I heard before). Selecting patterns should than only be possible within Pattern Pláy mode, not within Pattern Write.

    Also, it would be nice if – within Pattern Write mode and when the beat isn’t playing – the Tab button would trigger the selected instrument, so you could tab an instrument before programming it.

    Would this be an option via a firmware update or the Behringer software?


        Rob, from the Netherlands


    PS The BD combines awesomely well with the CH when distortion is on.

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    • Rob Steijger
      Jason Brewer Hello - thank you for these great suggestions. I will connect with my synth team and pass these along. Also great to hear you are enjoying the RD-6. Thanks again.
      • Sep 16
  • Hello,

    Thank you for your hard work.

    On the TR-606, when in "Write Pattern" mode, it is possible to erase the notes of the selected instrument by holding down the "Clear" button while the sequencer is playing.

    This feature is very useful to modify in real time the composed patterns.

    Is this behavior expected on the RD-6?

    Thank you,

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    • Jean-Baptiste Sonnet
      Nic Jones Hi Bortch.
      I have just checked witht he development team and been told that this feature is standard on the RD-6.
      • Sep 11
      • Clear Button on RD-6 compared with TR-606
        Jean-Baptiste Sonnet Hello Nic,

        Thank you for your response.

        Is it to be understood that this is planned in a future version or should it already work? In the latter case, there must be a bug, because it doesn't work at the moment.
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        • Sep 11
      • Clear Button on RD-6 compared with TR-606
        Nic Jones Hi Bortch. I have been told by the development team it is as Standard.

        If possible could you open a Technical support ticket and provide a short video of exactlyhow you have the RD6 setup and how it is behaving.
        • Sep 17
  • 2020-08-30


    wanted to start by saying really love the rd-8, the sound of it is brilliant. I am just getting started really and starting to learn some things about it. when I began using it I was trying to program song data live with my other synths connected via midi. I wanted to switch from song 1 to song 2 live and for all the song data to switch when I make this change. I discovered that it was set so that if I changed songs without pressing stop I couldn't go to the next songs specific song/pattern data. I had to press stop then load the song, then press play. I am interested in performing with the rd8 setup in such a way that I can switch songs live without pressing stop, for all the data of the next song to be loaded including the bpm change without pressing stop. is this possible? I was hoping so as this is why I have the rd-8 as a master, my other synths don't change the bpm when I change songs live.

    the other thing I noticed is that the decay on the rd8s kickdrum seems to not be constant? It's appears to have some sort of probability variation on the decay of the kick? Can I change this so that the kick has its decay level set to be consistent across all patterns in a song? And can I change the decay, tuning and tone for each song and save that into the song data?

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    • paul terry
      paul terry is what I need to do here called "song chaining"? would this switch tracks without a break in the audio and it would switch to the next songs saved bpm?
      • Aug 31
    • paul terry
      paul terry and if I did this would I be able to postpone the switch to the next song in the song chain if the performance needs to go on for longer? and could I skip to the next song quicker if I need to? or do I have to work within the time limit of the chained patterns?
      • Aug 31
  • 2020-08-15

    Hi. When you set the Flam preference (setttings > clock > flam preference) to "per pattern", and then having two patterns, pattern1 with flam property = 24, and pattern2 with flam = 0. When you now switch from pattern1 to pattern2 while the sequencer is running, then you'd expect the flam being set to 0 right before step 1 starts to play. But instead, step 1 in pattern 2 plays with flam = 24 and then sets it to 0. So actually, only from step 2 onwards the flam is correctly set. I'm on the latest firmware 1.3.5.

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    • Andreas Grässer
      Nic Jones Hi Graesserph
      Sorry for the delay in contacting you!
      With regard to the above, can you confirm what FW version you are running please and if you have tried a factory reset on the RD-8?
      • Aug 18
      • RD-8 : Flam per pattern issue
        Andreas Grässer Thanks for your answer, Nic. As written in the OP already. I'm on firmware 1.3.5. The firmware update was the first I did after unboxing the device. No, I did not try a factory reset. Can you please tell me how you come to the opinion that a factory reset would fix a timing problem? For me as a developer of musical software, this looks just like a bug in the firmware.
        • Aug 18
      • RD-8 : Flam per pattern issue
        Nic Jones Hi Andreas. We need to exhaust all options to ensure there are no setup issues, which is why we always recommend checking FW and performing a reset first.
        The steps for a reset can be found here;

        If you still experience this issue then can you please open a technical support ticket.
        • Aug 19
      • RD-8 : Flam per pattern issue
        Andreas Grässer Hi Nic
        Firmware is 1.3.5. I also did a factory reset. No difference, the behavior is the same.

        >>>> If you still experience this issue then can you please open a technical support ticket.
        Where can I do that? Even though, a bug report would probably be the better choice.
        Is there any way to report a bug?
        I can also send you sysex files with 1) the device settings and 2) the two patterns to reproduce the problem.
        The point is that the per pattern settings get applied to the new pattern "after" the first step was fired. And therefore the first step of the new pattern still has the per pattern settings of the old pattern.

        I'm pretty sure that this bug does not only affect the flame value. It's more likely that it affects all per pattern parameters. If there's a way, please pass this on to the developers.
        • Aug 19
      • RD-8 : Flam per pattern issue
        Nic Jones Hi Andreas. Press support at the top and create a ticket. set the ticket type to Technical support.
        We can then gather information and report this to the development team.
        • Aug 20
      • RD-8 : Flam per pattern issue
        Andreas Grässer Done.. Thanks a lot for your help, Nic.
        • Aug 21
  • 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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    • Andreas Grässer
      Nic Jones 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!
      • Aug 18
      • RD-8 : Copying Bars when increasing pattern length
        Andreas Grässer Thanks a lot, Nic . Hopefully it will be incorporated in some future release.
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  • 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: (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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