606 vs 707 vs 808 vs 909 vs Drumstation vs JoMox vs software

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606 vs 707 vs 808 vs 909 vs Drumstation vs JoMox vs software

Postby CuBulo » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:07 pm

Im trying to choose between the two and cant really choose :(
The 606 has a built in sequencer but the sounds are not as good.
The drum station has the 909 sounds but doesn't have a built in sequencer.

Ok now that that is settled this is now about the battle of the tr series and the machines that emulate them.
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby Yoozer » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:22 pm

Buy the Drumstation, start saving up again, get a Korg Electribe R and use that. It'll be able to handle more than 16 steps and probably stand up better to abuse, too.
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby BoxPhenom » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:25 pm

Looking at your other gear I think you'll feel more comfortable with a drumstation, it sounds great an d It's a lot more versatile than a 606.
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby CuBulo » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:41 pm

I could probably get an electribe r for about $150 and a drumstation for about $200 - $300
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby JSRockit » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:05 am

I'd take a TR-606 over a Drumstation and a Korg ER-1 any day of the week. The 606 is ill.
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby CuBulo » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:28 am

Well ill be using it for live performance and the 606 isn't extreme sounding enough.
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby schmidtc » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:02 am

The drum station is what you want. But the 606 is a lovable toy that's simple and fun. I sold my drum station long ago, but the 606 will always be close to my heart. Sometimes I spend a morning with it in the park, just the two of us, batteries and headphones.
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby JSRockit » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:45 pm

CuBulo wrote:Well ill be using it for live performance and the 606 isn't extreme sounding enough.


Put it through a distortion pedal or filter then... The drum station isn't all that great either IMHO. I think I'd rather have an MPC with goldbaby sample packs than that.
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby blitzdj86 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:05 pm

just cos the drumstation tries is a 909/808 emulator. . does not mean it sounds awesome..

I looked into getting one, but honestly from the demos I heard, nepheton + drumazon plugins sounded better.
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby CuBulo » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:52 pm

Ive tried those VST before but It seems like it would be better to use hardware. For performances I would be using ableton live, how would I sync my hardware instruments up to it? So many questions.

OOOh, the d16 group just released a 606 emulator! :)
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby CuBulo » Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:28 am

Hmm, 707 or 606
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby Z » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:07 am

CuBulo wrote:Hmm, 707 or 606


I'd definately take a 606 over a 707 any day. The 707 is OK, but I don't understand its recent jump in value on eBay (over $200).
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby JSRockit » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:12 am

Z wrote:
CuBulo wrote:Hmm, 707 or 606


I'd definately take a 606 over a 707 any day. The 707 is OK, but I don't understand its recent jump in value on eBay (over $200).


It would be good to have both... :shock:
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby CuBulo » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:25 am

Does the 707 have all the same drum sound types as the 606?
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby Z » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:19 am

CuBulo wrote:Does the 707 have all the same drum sound types as the 606?


606 has analog drum sounds. 707 is 12 bit PCM drum samples. There are plenty of demos for both on YouTube.
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