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

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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby JSRockit » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:19 pm

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


Not at all... they'd complement each other well though.
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby Syn303 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:13 pm

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


The 707 is close to the 909 (hats, clap, toms), but the bass drum sounds like someone kicking a cardboard box
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby CuBulo » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:34 pm

I think ill get the 606 and save up a little more after to get the 707. How would I sequence my k-station for performance? Thats one thing I need to know how to do, I can do some pretty good 303 recreations on it.
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby JSRockit » Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:02 pm

CuBulo wrote:I think ill get the 606 and save up a little more after to get the 707. How would I sequence my k-station for performance? Thats one thing I need to know how to do, I can do some pretty good 303 recreations on it.


Get a sequencer for the K-Station... something like a Korg EA-1 is cheap... or you can go for a FR Orb for 303 type stuff.
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

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

The orb is way to expensive, what does the orb do to sequences that the electribe cant do?
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby JSRockit » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:07 pm

CuBulo wrote:The orb is way to expensive, what does the orb do to sequences that the electribe cant do?


303 style glides, loop at any step, and the remix function.
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby CuBulo » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:07 pm

Ill just eventually get some 303 emulator, maybe sh-101 or bass station. But for now I will just get 606 and electribe for K-station sequencing. Than I will save up some more for 707, and other junk.
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby futureworlder » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:09 am

try running the 606 through an MXR Blue Box or ProCo RAT pedal and you'll see (hear) the "extreme enough" sound hidden in the little silver box; either can be had for less than $60 if you look careful; even better, grab 'em both and chain them.

If you want the 909 sound, the Jomox MBase01 smokes the Drumstation's kick, and you can use the (much better) hats and dead-on clap from the 707 while you drive the MBase from the 707's sequencer. 909 on the cheap ;).

707 has both MIDI and DIN-sync (TR-606 interface, pre-MIDI) so you can not only use it to slave the 606, but sync it to MIDI as well.

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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby Stab Frenzy » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:54 am

Syn303 wrote:...but the bass drum sounds like someone kicking a cardboard box

:D I love the 707 kick drum sound, with a little bit of processing. It's so dirty!

OP: If I were you I wouldn't get a 606 unless you like the 606 sound. If you want something that has a sequencer and aren't really fussed about the sound ER-1s are much cheaper. Easier to replace if you're gigging with it too. You can beef up the ER-1 with midi gear too, can't do that (easily) on a 606.

I'd get the ER-1 now, then a Drumstation or M-Base next. Or an Airbase.

If you get a 606 now you're limited to things with DIN-Sync as your next purchase if you want to sync them up, or buying a DIN/Midi sync box. Both of these options are gonna be more expensive than stuff with midi. If you get the 606 and Electribe to sequence the K-Station you won't be able to sync them.

It would also be worth having a look at something like an MPC1000, it's a sampling drum machine so you could put any drum sounds you wanted in it and it also has a midi sequencer that you could sequence the K-Station with. We used to gig with an MPC1000 and it was a great unit for covering a lot of ground for the live show.
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby CuBulo » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:38 pm

Ive decided to switch to VST drums / synths and midi controllers, I can do the same music for less $
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Re: Tr-606 vs Drum Station

Postby Solderman » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:56 pm

Syn303 wrote:The 707 is close to the 909 (hats, clap, toms), but the bass drum sounds like someone kicking a cardboard box

And the 606 kick drum sounds like someone beating rolled up carpet against a telephone pole.(or beating an oversized dead fish with a wooden mallet, take your pick) Whether these sounds are your thing is up to you. I personally modded mine, and now the kick sounds like a longer 808 kick without the pitch bend down.

Agreed with stab, for the 606 you need a Din Sync converter. Smapples oughta do it until you can afford the real deal, should you crave it.

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

Postby nadafarms » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:09 am

pretty soon you'll have to update the thread title to include the mfb-522 and acidlab miami......

yeah jomox mbase with a 606 that has modded individual outputs, and also get a boss hc-2 analog clap and your banging.

707 + mbase is a wicked combo if you ask me
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