THE 10 BEST MUSIC MACHINES RELEASED IN 2019
"The Behringer RD-8 was the most exciting product of 2019 for one simple reason: it finally gave 808 fans what they truly wanted. The original hit the market in 1980 and radically altered the future of the music industry. Nearly 40 years on, its mark is everywhere, from multi-million streaming pop, grime and trap to house, techno, electro and beyond.
Roland had already furnished us with its own remake, the TR-08, but in a decade when the analogue revival proved one of the biggest music tech trends of the decade, this digital version was a misfire, sounding great but squashed into a compact device with some features that seem designed to annoy fans of the original. Perhaps they failed to realise just how ‘classic’ a classic the 808 is. And when a device hits the 808’s level of acclaim, the public doesn’t suffer total rewrites gladly.
Behringer’s RD-8 turned up a little late to the 808 revival party, following several delays, but looks and sounds amazingly close to the original, with a modern-day facelift and an affordable price tag. Sure, there’s been plenty of 808-inspired kits, but none goes so readily for the original’s throat. It’s a big, solid machine with individual line outs, which the TR-08 didn’t, and a transient design which allows you to shape drum sounds. A compressor was usually the first port of call for producers using the original 808, especially for shaping its legendary kick, so this is a welcome addition. It also features a stereo analog filter, three trigger outs, sync via midi/USB/clock, a polyrhythmic 64-step sequencer with step repeats, note repeats, real-time triggering, track muting, and track soloing and pattern mode for chaining patterns into songs. Back to the future."
Source: https://mixmag.net/feature/the-10-best-music-machines-released-in-2019 (THE 10 BEST MUSIC MACHINES RELEASED IN 2019, The year's most exciting music machines) * GAVIN HERLIHY 31 DECEMBER 2019
8 out of 10 best selling digital mixers are from Behringer and Midas (Thomann sales rank) We are very honored that 8 out of 10 best selling digital mixers are from Behringer and Midas (Thomann sales rank). We can’t thank you enough for your tremendous support. :)
Behringer leads with 8 out of 10 best selling synths at Thomann, the world’s leading retailer. Behringer leads with 8 out of 10 best selling synths at Thomann, the world’s leading retailer. Thanks to everyone for supporting us all the way. You guys are absolutely terrific and more power to you 🙂
Last December 19, PH team celebrated our retro-themed Year End Party and we wanted to share with you some highlights of that evening filled with music, dancing and lots of prizes.
That night, everyone came in their best 60s, 70s and 80s get-ups for a chance to win the title of Mr. and Ms. Retrograde. As a tradition here in the PH team, all the new hires were grouped into five teams to do a dance number each with their own retro theme like Dream Girls, Madonna, Prince, Abba and the Beatles. Some other Tribers also formed a band to play some local and international classics.
In recognition of their commitment to Music Tribe, the Long Service Award was given to Tribers who have been with us for five, 10 and 15 years.
After all the performances, raffles and other awards were done, it was time to announce the winners of the new hire competition. In 5th place was Prince, while Madonna came in 4th, the Beatles landed 3rd place and Abba in 2nd leaving 1st prize to Dream Girls.
All in all, everyone had a very fun time and it was a very well deserved break from all the hard work in the office. Check out the video and enjoy. :)