| Country: Japan
Weight: 1 Kg
Dimensions: 200 (w) x 55 (h) x 146 (d) mm
| trend price : 600€
Roland TR- 606
Drumatix Computer Controlled (1981)
Famous and portable analog machine with
TR Transistor Rhythm are considered
cult machines around the world.
TECH main core CPU NEC D650C-128
(MASK ROM) manages 5 channels
each with dedicated volume mixer section. Voiceboard generate
7 instruments: kick, snare, tom (x2),
cymbal and open/close hh.
(ABOVE) click to magnify 606 knobs
INTERFACE quite simple with some keystroke,
just select and instrument from knob selector
and push play. Voilà.
is based on classic Roland step mode recording or
realtime using the tap button. Default
signature is set to 16 steps, but the scale selector can
modify to wished value.
A few edit functions: cancel, patterns chaining and
special accent that can be applied to a whole step but
not to an individual sound.
internal tempo set from 40
to 300 BPM or It is possible to slave the machine using
the sync 24 (like tb-303 or mc-202). Another
useful synchronisation way is the trigger: simlpy fill
the 606 TOM steps and plug it to some synth arpeggiators
or simple sequencer like Elka Synthex or Roland
- 7 songs.
There is absolutely no way to backup your songs or
HINT: When switched off the machine retains the
memory if 4 C-size batteries are fitted, and when RUN
led begins to flash, it is time to get fresh new
batteries! just remember that it is wise to remove
them after a long period just to avoid acid leaks.
If buying a second hand just watch out for the famous ALPS
buttons that may need some replacement, but
pay attention to cheap replacement parts.
- click above to zoom IN -
the 606 can be easily modded
here's some of my works, trying to keep the original
aspect as close as possible:
modification with velocity, OUT was
unnecessary for our needs.
Separate outputs with
high luminosity LEDs Blows-
in-the -dark your eyes!
pic 1-2 : thebeast.co.uk
pic 3: stereoping.com
Roland Aira TR-08
special pricey plugins adds tr606 sounds- not
Cyclone Drum Drone TT-606 a
clone like Bass
bot with ugly design
Acidlab Drumatix analog clone
VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION there
are some free and commercial samples set or vst
big pic 606
sweet 606 cat :)
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*custom 606 by respective owners
tr606 based on 37
ratings. price €400