TR-606

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NAME: Roland TR-606 Drumatix

TYPE: Drum Machine

MANUFACTURER: Roland

YEAR: 1982

DAY RATE: 60

WEEKLY RATE: 175

 

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NAME: Roland TR-606 Drumatix

TYPE: Drum Machine

MANUFACTURER: Roland

YEAR: 1982

DAY RATE: 60

WEEKLY RATE: 175

 

Story


A cool little box! So primitive and cute! The 606 was the percussion side-kick to the TB-303. It even looks like the 303. It stores up to 32 patterns and 8 songs. The 606 allows switching between Pattern Play and Write mode while running – making the 606 the only drumcomputer in the X0X series that can be edited while performing and switching patterns. It is also possible to link up to 4 consecutive patterns in Pattern Play mode. There is only a mono audio output, however, this particular model has been modded for individual outputs.

The 606 has seven analog drum sounds which are simple, yet great! Kick, Snare, 2 toms, open hat, closed hat, cymbal, accent. The hi-hats are a very tinny electronic sound and its toms are great for soft tribal patterns. These seven sounds alone are still quite popular today, and the 606 has been used by √úberzone, Cirrus, Sneaker Pimps, Download, Aphex Twin, Astral Projection, Nine Inch Nails, Mr. Oizo, Jimi Tenor, Kid 606, OMD, Moby, Freddy Fresh, Autechre, Luke Vibert, Orbital, and Union Jack.

For control, the 606 can receive or transmit DIN Sync for synchronization with other TR and TB family instruments. There are also two trig-outs on the unit, which make it very valuable as a pattern-programmable dual-channel trigger sequencer. It’s often used for this by various people to ‘drive’ other sequencers and the like.

 

Specifications

Polyphony – 7 Drum Tones
Tones – snare, kick, closed hat, open hat, tom 1, tom 2, and cymbal
Controls – Drum Tone Level, Accent; Tempo
Patterns – 32
Songs – 8
Arpeg/Seq – Sequencer
Keyboard – 16 buttons
Control – DIN Sync in/out

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