Why hasn't the TR 606 gained the notoriety/value of 808/909

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Re: Why hasn't the TR 606 gained the notoriety/value of 808/

Post by FX23 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:44 am

Ive got a seperate output for accent on mine, question is - why?

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Re: Why hasn't the TR 606 gained the notoriety/value of 808/

Post by killertofu » Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:09 am

Why hasn't the TR 606 gained the notoriety/value of 808/909
Because it's yet to be overly hyped.
Until now.

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Re: Why hasn't the TR 606 gained the notoriety/value of 808/

Post by Syn303 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:28 am

FX23 wrote:Ive got a seperate output for accent on mine, question is - why?
:lol: if your 606 has six seperate outs then maybe... But if it has only 5 seperate outs then one of them isn't an output for the accent, that one will be for the Bass Drum, and the others for Snare, Toms, Cymbal and Hats.

606 prices are going steadily up, although some sellers are overly inflating the price.
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Re: Why hasn't the TR 606 gained the notoriety/value of 808/

Post by kuroichi » Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:38 am

Over inflation is the only reason any of them have gone up in price really.
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Re: Why hasn't the TR 606 gained the notoriety/value of 808/

Post by alspacka » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:27 am

its kick is pretty weak, but it does have its place in certain tracks. the other machines are more versatile, imo.

btw 707 kick layered with 808 kick = best kick ever.

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Re: Why hasn't the TR 606 gained the notoriety/value of 808/

Post by Syn303 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:33 am

alspacka wrote:its kick is pretty weak.
there is such a thing as EQ and compression to toughen up a 606 kick. The 707's kick is the equivalent of someone booting a cardboard box, as that is what it sounds like.
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Re: Why hasn't the TR 606 gained the notoriety/value of 808/

Post by Cumulus » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:06 pm

Seeing all of htese great songs reminds me of the YoTube Douche who once commented that the TR 606 is "out of the professional arena" because of its lack of separate outs.

I responded with a list of bands who used to 606.

Most of these were not on the list.

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Re: Why hasn't the TR 606 gained the notoriety/value of 808/

Post by Sir Ruff » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:28 pm

plikestechno wrote:I had a 606 for a couple of weeks. I felt obligated to get one after I got an 808. My DIN/Sync kick with the 707 which is also now gone. Even though I would still make love to my 808 if could, I think I expected too much out of the 606 and 707.

If I didn't have a Soundmaster ST-305 I may have liked it but the Soundmaster was crazily my first drum machine, they're quite similar except I like the toms and cymbal way better on the Soundmaster plus individual outs, bla bla bla. But you never here about ST-305's because you rarely see them. Those that have them rarely sell them because they aren't worth anything. If they were suddenly worth 1k or something. The market would flood with them.
the st-305 is clearly meant as a knock-off of the 606, but they sound very different. If the 606 is somehow the poorman's 808, then the 305 is like the poorman's 606. super analog and funky sounding-the hi-hat pitch even changes on certain steps! the 606 is much cleaner and more "pro" in that sense, but they'd make a nice pair actually (and at least the 305 has a trigger in). cymbal on the 305 is just noise tho and not so great in my book.
(plikestechno, since you never gave me the chance to buy yours for an honorable price, I had to go and find my own :lol: )

people are always hating on the 606 toms, as if they were an ignorable sound-that would seem to be missing the whole point really.
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Re: Why hasn't the TR 606 gained the notoriety/value of 808/

Post by monolith » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:21 pm

Sir Ruff wrote:
people are always hating on the 606 toms, as if they were an ignorable sound-that would seem to be missing the whole point really.
That's interesting.. the main reason I want a 606 is because I love the tom sound.

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Re: Why hasn't the TR 606 gained the notoriety/value of 808/

Post by Z » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:28 pm

FX23 wrote:Ive got a seperate output for accent on mine, question is - why?
That mod may either be to trigger an external device or for the "Egyptian Lover Hi-Q Click" sound - or both.

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Re: Why hasn't the TR 606 gained the notoriety/value of 808/

Post by plikestechno » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:56 am

Maybe it's the dirty (and for me, dark) sound of the ST-305 that I like.

I did find the 606 too clean, and too fatiguing on the ears so that makes sense. And I didn't like the toms at all.

I'll never sell my ST-305 now though. A couple of times during modular mania I thought about selling it but as soon as I flick it on and listen to it I can't. Maybe because it was my first. Glad you eventually found one to give a go too.

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Re: Why hasn't the TR 606 gained the notoriety/value of 808/

Post by alspacka » Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:44 pm

Syn303 wrote:
alspacka wrote:its kick is pretty weak.
The 707's kick is the equivalent of someone booting a cardboard box, as that is what it sounds like.
there is such a thing as EQ and compression to toughen up a 707 kick.

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Re: Why hasn't the TR 606 gained the notoriety/value of 808/

Post by Syn303 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:49 pm

alspacka wrote:there is such a thing as EQ and compression to toughen up a 707 kick.
Really! you don't say.... :facepalm:
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Re: Why hasn't the TR 606 gained the notoriety/value of 808/

Post by alspacka » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:33 pm

:D

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Re: Why hasn't the TR 606 gained the notoriety/value of 808/

Post by LesDeuxLoveOrchestra » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:34 pm

Z wrote:
FX23 wrote:Ive got a seperate output for accent on mine, question is - why?
That mod may either be to trigger an external device or for the "Egyptian Lover Hi-Q Click" sound - or both.
dave storrs, who produced egyptian lover is a member in our orchestra, les deux love orchestra. i asked him about this and his reply was that the poster above was correct. although i'm not sure if he meant he was correct about the ext triggering or the hi-q click or both.

that's the way it is with dave.

he said, in any case, to check out 'reckless.'

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