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The TR-606 Software Rhythm Composer is a detailed replica of the TR-606 Drumatix—an underground classic in the famous TR family of rhythm machines. The software version has the same sound and behavior of the original, plus powerful new features that virtually modify the circuitry for more sound choices and faster, more fluid programming.



TR DRUMS FOR EVERYONE
The TR-606 was a programmable drum machine released in 1981. Originally designed as a companion to the TB-303 Bass Line, its size, price, and ease of use lowered the bar for quality music production, making it accessible to just about anyone. 


THE INDIE ALTERNATIVE
The punchy midrange kicks, popping toms, and sizzling hi-hats were a hit with  DIY musicians  and appear across an array of genres, from ‘80s  new wave  and  punk to electronic styles. It’s the backbone of numerous classic tracks, and musicians continue to seek out the TR-606 for its alternative approach to the Roland TR sound. 
 


PLUG IN YOUR OWN TR-606
Original TR-606 units are increasingly hard to find and sell for significant sums on the used market. Using our proprietary  ACB  (Analog Circuit Behavior) technology, we’ve painstakingly recreated the original analog circuits that are the essence of the TR-606’s sound. Our plug-in sounds identical to the original TR-606—with all its nuance and detail—while adding new features that greatly expand its sound and creative capabilities for modern musicians and producers: 

 

  • Tuning and decay on each instrument, plus the ability to overdrive the internal circuitry for fat and gritty new sounds 

 

  • The classic TR-606 step sequencer, expanded with lanes for each sound to enable faster and more fluid programming 

 

  • Each pattern has eight variations for evolving sequences that keep things interesting 

 

  • Drag and drop audio or MIDI patterns from the plug-in directly into a project 

 

  • Adjustable flams, sub-steps, and soft hits for creating detailed fills and ratcheted sequences 

 

  • Each instrument has its own “last step” and shuffle settings, so you can play with timing, experiment with complex meters, and dial in just the right groove 

 

HARDWARE INTEGRATION
​The TR-606 plug-in integrates seamlessly with our TR-8S Rhythm Performer and Roland Boutique TR-06 hardware instruments. Transfer patterns from the TR-8S to the TR-606 plug-in, or create beats in your DAW and send them back to the hardware for live performance. And with its pre-mapped controls, you can use the TR-06 for hands-on operation of the plug-in.

Join Roland Cloud today for the raucous sound of the TR-606, along with a host of other  legendary Roland  instruments. Curious to hear what came before the TR-606? Check out its  equally influential  siblings and dance music staples, the  TR-808 and TR-909

Specs

Specifications

Maximum Polyphony

7 voices

-Sampling Frequency

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

-Step Sequencer

7 instrument parts

16 steps per 1 measure

8 (A - H) variations per 1 pattern

-INST tone

 

BASS DRUM

SNARE DRUM

LOW TOM

HI TOM

CYMBAL

OPEN HI-HAT

CLOSED HI-HAT

-Memories per bank

128 patterns

128 memories

*User can make new user banks.

-Plug-In Formats

VSTi 3.6 (64 bit)

AU

AAX

System Requirements Mac OS

Operating System

Mac OS X 10.13

Mac OS X 10.14

Mac OS X 10.15

Host Application:

VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible

Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible

AAX Compatible

CPU:

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 or better, Apple silicon compatible 

RAM:

2 GB or more

Hard Disk:

400 MB or more

Display resolution and Colors:

1280 x 800 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or more

Other:

You'll need Internet connectivity to Authenticate this software.

System Requirements Windows

OS:

Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 8.1 (64-bit)

Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 10 (64-bit)

 

* This does not work with the Windows(R) RT.

* This does not work with the Windows(R) Phone.

* This does not work on the virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC, or Boot Cam

Host Application:

VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible

AAX Compatible

CPU:

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 or better

RAM:

2 GB or more

Hard Disk:

400 MB or more

Display resolution and Colors:

1280 x 800 dots or higher, 24 bits Full Color or more

Other:

You'll need Internet connectivity to Authenticate this software.

 

* Although Roland has tested numerous configurations, and has determined that on average, a computer system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of the TR-606 Software Rhythm Composer, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the TR-606 Software Rhythm Composer based solely on the fact that it meets the above requirements.

This is because there are too many other variables that may influence the processing environment, including differences in motherboard design and the particular combination of other devices involved.

Support

TR-606 Manual (English)

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TR-606 Manual (Japanese)

Download

Release Notes

  • Version 1.02 -

    September 02, 2021
    1.02
    • Improvement: Now [WEAK] can be applied to TOTAL ACCENT for semi-accent purpose.

    • Improvement: VOLUME is now in automation parameters.

    • Fixed: Several issues on Drag & Drop or Copy/Paste from [CURRENT] button of EDIT VARIATION SELECT are fixed.

    • Fixed: Window and panel layouts or open/close status are now totally recallable.