11 Feb 2009
ROLAND TR606 drumatix vintage...for sale!
In perfect working order with original carry case. There are a couple of scratches to the front panel,as you can see in the photograph,and a little bit of rubbing to the front from the case studs.Runs on batteries (supplied) or with an adaptor (not supplied). The case is in good working condition,though a bit stained on the inside. There is no manual,if you need to know how to use this,there are instructions on YouTube!
The Roland TR-606 Drumatix is a programmable analogue 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 analogue 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 very highly sought after. The TB-303 and TR-606 launched in 1983 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 lustre. 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 $50 but since the resurgence in popularity of analog drum sounds for electronic music, the TR-606 will commonly sell for $300 to $400. Whilst it did not sell well at first, it did eventually become an integral part of the early acid house electronic music scene, and is still used by many electronic musicians today.
The TR-606 has six synthesized sounds labeled as: Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Hi Tom, Lo Tom, Cymbal and Open/Closed Hi Hat, as well as an additional function labeled accent, which serves to modify the timbre of the main sound set, rather than produce an additional seventh layer.
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