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Ace Tone FR-6 Rhythm Ace

info Country: Japan
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audio demo trend price : 200€
demo video comments

Ace Tone FR-6P Rhythm (1972)
(Ace Electronic Industries )

 

Analog preset drum machine (not programmable) sounds quite identical to ROLAND TR-55 but a different pattern set.

 

Later ACE TONE society became part of the ROLAND group.

analog drum machine
fr6 functions

info DRUM MACHINE different cases versions:
- model 6 : wood case
- model 6P: leatherette case.
- Also a rebrand version from BENTLY ORGAN.
The main panel features 3 knobs, a selector, a start-stop switch and 12 buttons.



Rear panel terminal connectors:
- audio out (2 impedances: high/low)
- pedal switch input (same as START-STOP button).




edit VOICE the FR-6 drum machine is based on a transistor technology board able to generate 6 sounds percussions: kick, snare, tom (x2), claves and hihat.

 


audio demo

 

 


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INTERFACEpiece of cake! just push the rhythm and start!

 

ace

 

edit MEMORY: 18 rhythm patterns + 2 variations (bass/snare).
Waltz, slow rock, ballad, rock, rhumba, beguine, mambo, bossanova, chacha, tango, samba, foxtrot (x2), swing (x3) march and habanera


patterns




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SEQUENCER no possible edit but some little variation using the "BALANCE" which sets the mix amount between cymbal/hihats and kick.
SYNC internal tempo range- no possible external clock.

pot


 

edit MODIFICATION there are probably many mods that can be easily made like separate outs, trigger inputs - we are still looking for service manual and schematics:(

circuit

 

 

 

edit RELATED FAMILY:

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demo AUDIO DEMO

demo pattern demo1
demo pattern demo2
demo pattern demo3



video YOUTUBE VIDEO CLIP SELECTION

video 1 video2 video3
demo1 demo2 demo3s



 

 




manual
-SERVICE MANUAL
-USER MANUAL
-SAMPLE SET

 

 

 

 

 


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manual

- pre-Roland
-cheesy retro
-analog

manual

- limited
- no sync

comment

REVIEW: "early analog drum box full of old granpa rhythms. However the kick is not bad."

Thanks to Nico pictures and demo sounds.

 

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Ace Tone FR-6 Rhythm Ace 3 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. price €150