The Roland TR-606 Drumatix is a programmable analog synthesis drum machine built by the Roland Corporation from 1981 to 1984. It was originally designed to be used with the Roland TB-303, a monophonic analog bass synthesizer, to provide a simple drum and bass accompaniment to guitarists without backing bands.
The TR-606 was part of Roland's line of computer-controlled musical instruments that are now[when?] very highly sought after. The TB-303 and TR-606 launched in 1981 as a matched pair to provide solo artists the chance to practice without other individuals, solely using the TR-606 and TB-303 as drums and bass lines to practice to, but the programming and artificial sounds made the boxes uncomfortable to use and they soon lost their luster. The group was doomed to an early demise as popular music soon shifted to sampled drum sounds and real bass lines for hit songs, as sample capabilities were the newest development of the late 1980s. At one time, the TR-606 could be found in pawn shops for as little as US$50; since the resurgence in popularity of analog drum sounds for electronic music
...in the forum about a RE-606 case yet, plus it may not be worth getting one from a builder anyways. TR-606 can still be purchased for less than $500.
...buy a couple of power boards. Part of the problem is a lot of Aussie plugs since we lived there. TR-606 and TR-727 err "hiding" for the moment. Boss BX-8 arriving next week to add some crunch to the table! Audio interfaces are RME UFX as master, then a Behri ADA8200 which sounds average but...
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