syncing a tr-909 and a tr-606

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synthnoob
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syncing a tr-909 and a tr-606

Post by synthnoob » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:18 am

Whats up guys. Like my name implies I'm relatively new when it comes to this stuff but after searching and some trial and error I cant find an answer. Is there a way I can get these to guys to sync up or trigger one another? I'm trying to use the toms, snares and CH on the 606 with the kick and rim on the 909 ( or any other combo). I guess it has to do with cv or midi but i just cant seem to figure it out. Thanks guys ( I feel like this is going to be a dangerous and expensive hobby)

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Re: syncing a tr-909 and a tr-606

Post by Z » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:31 am

You would need to set your 606's sync port to OUT and plug a 5 pin DIN cable (MIDI cables work, sometimes) into the 909's Sync input jack. Then you will need to set the 909 to Sync In mode by holding down the Shift button and pressing the Tempo Mode button twice (do this while 909 is in Track play mode). This is explained on page 35 of the 909 manual which you can download for free at www.RolandUs.com. Then program your patterns accordingly.

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Re: syncing a tr-909 and a tr-606

Post by synthnoob » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:23 am

Thanks Z.

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