With the new TR-06 and TR-6SRoland continues to focus on giving joy to vintage lovers, but he also does not forget to continue advancing and create new tools to modernize our studios.
The original TR-606 from 1981 was a drum machine that, despite not being as missed as the 808 or 909, was quite successful in sales, thanks to its affordable price. It was created to accompany the TB-303. They have used it since Sisters of Mercy to Mass Attack, so it is still another seminal product from the Japanese brand. Roland has decided to expand its Boutique range with this TR-06 adding new features, such as an integrated compressor or a new sequencer, so as not to leave it as a simple rehash.
TR-06: New Features
- STEP LOOP
- INTRO / FILL IN
- SUBSTEP PROBABILITY
- MASTER PROBABILITY
- BD: BASS DRUM*
- SD: SNARE DRUM*
- LT: LOW TOM*
- HT: HI TOM*
- CY: CYMBAL*
- OH: OPEN HI HAT
- CH: CLOSED HI HAT
* Variation of sounds included
- Delay: DELAY, PAN DELAY, TAPE-ECHO, REVERB, FLANGER, SIDE BAND FILTER
- Drive: SATURATOR, BIT CRUSHER, DISTORTION, LPF/HPF
You also have the possibility of using it as pluginsince Roland has also launched the TR-606 Drumatix in software format from its Roland Cloud platform, which I highly recommend.
The Roland TR-6S It is the portable version of the TR-8S. It has 6 tracks, but the same flow and many of his older sister’s tools. Of course, she has the same bookstore of 808, 909, 707, 727, and the FM synthesis that the Japanese launched in the latest update of the TR-8S. It also has a USB interface, advanced sequencer, effects,… as well as a sampler and all kinds of facilities to create your beats. And on top of that, on batteries, so you can create your loops on the subway (but with a mask, please).
As you will see, regardless of the style, you have the possibility of manipulating the sounds to give your personal touch to your rhythm tracks, and of course the size, on this occasion, does not matter. You have the complete features here.
Both machines are now available in our store (here and here), and as you will see the prices are quite moderate for what you can do with each of them. So now you can give new life to your percussions.
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