Roland TR-606

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Roland TR-606 - Synth Palace
Roland TR-606 - Synth Palace

Roland TR-606

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  • SKU: dru-018
  • Brand: Roland
  • Type: Drum Machine
  • Availability: In Stock



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 drum computer 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, there are mods from Kenton Electronics and Analog Solutions that will add individual outputs for each drum tone. This particular one 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 Überzone, 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 DINSync 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 (Jimi Tenor) to 'drive' other sequencers and the like.


Polyphony: 7 Drum tones

Tones: Snare, kick, open/closed hat, tom 1, tom 2, 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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