TR505 vs TR626

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TR505 vs TR626

Post by Mattrashcroft » Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:27 am

This thread has probably already been done but I couldn't find it in the archive. Sorry about that.

If I had a choice of two, which would be better? I know you can edit tuning on the 626 but the 505 apparently sounds punchier. Tearing my hair out about it at this point so any help would be appreciated.
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Re: TR505 vs TR626

Post by monolith » Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:33 am

626 has Individual outputs and the trigger out, combined with the ability to tune sample makes it the wiser option. Having said that I prefer the sound of the 505 and like how simple it is.

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Re: TR505 vs TR626

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:04 am

They're both terrible. Just download one of the many sample sets of these and play them back through your sampler of choice, and don't waste your money, especially seeing as these seem to sell for more than $50 now for some unknown reason.

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Re: TR505 vs TR626

Post by princefan3 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:15 am

Had both liked the 505....I'm into Chicago house so they are a must...it like the snare on the 505 as such a classic sound for beat breaks....think people are missing a trick as can act as a basic sequencer also...old school. Grab one as should be cheap still.

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Re: TR505 vs TR626

Post by meatballfulton » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:35 am

princefan3 wrote:people are missing a trick as can act as a basic sequencer also.
Very basic...velocity is always 64 except for accents (you choose between 4 different velocities as I recall), the gate is super short and fixed. You need to create patches on the device you're driving to adapt to those limitations, like using long releases and don't use velocity (kind of like a TB-303 ;) ). You're also limited to only 16 notes (though you can choose any 16 notes you like).

Gotta be pretty desperate to use it as a sequencer :?
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Re: TR505 vs TR626

Post by madtheory » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:54 pm

Yes they're both terrible. There's NO WAY the 505 is a must for Chicago house! Name one track that uses it? Princefan is probably confusing it with the 707.

505 punchy? That's a laugh! Unless you actually mean actually being punch in the eardrums at 5kHz until they bleed. Not only are the sounds bad, they don't even take processing well because they've already been over eq'd.

Stab is dead right. Get the samples, if you must.

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Post by princefan3 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:39 pm

Steve Poindexter used them back in the day and to sequence also.....some classic tracks of his on the tube.

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Post by madtheory » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:33 am

That would be a 626. Notice that the drums are tuned differently to a 505.

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Post by princefan3 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:47 am

:lol: Perhaps I should get back the 626 I traded in then...saw comments on a clip saying it was a 505 and a CZ101 that were used layered together for his computer madness track..along with a 202..he seemed to know him personally.

The Silverkrin Hair advert comes to mind...Does she or doesn't she use Silverkrin....did he or didn't he use a 505.

Nice spot Mad in that case.

I like the 505 over the 626 but I may change my mind once I've got the 505 mastered as this time I have a manual.

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Post by madtheory » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:07 pm

CZ-101 layered with MC-202, yea.

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Re: TR505 vs TR626

Post by princefan3 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:11 pm

Just did the sequencer thing and it was pretty good...a bit like the TB3 sequencer operation I thought.

Not sure if I can programme any higher or lower notes though with it.

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Re: TR505 vs TR626

Post by top955 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:43 pm

I just bought a 626 and I don't see what's so awful about it... then again I don't have much to compare it to.
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