606 Drums serves up 290 drum machine samples from the sought-after TR-606 drum machine. The drum samples included have been lovingly recorded through an API pre-amp with many sounds boasting multiple round robin variations, accent and velocity layers!
606 Drums contains four pre-mapped drum kit patches for use with Kontakt Battery. Each kit makes extensive use of multiple velocity layers, round robin sample playback and choke groups to create truly expressive sample instruments.
- Driven Kit – Includes 41 TR-606 drum machine samples which have been recorded and processed through a Thermionic Culture Vulture MV to give a harmonically rich and extremely colourful sound. This kit includes 5 round robin samples per sound
- Dry Kit – includes a whooping 168 TR-606 drum machine samples which have been recorded clean through an API 512c pre-amp. This kit has been recorded in 96K, 24-bit and includes 8 round robin samples per sound as well as 3 accent / velocity layers per hit!
- Stereo FX Kit – Includes 41 TR-606 drum machine samples which have been recorded and abused through a Moog Voyager’s stereo filtering capabilities whilst being controlled by a ton of MoogerFoogers and various other CV gear! This kit sounds almost totally unrecognisable to the true TR-606 sound…
- Warm Kit – includes 40 TR-606 drum machine samples which have been treated to generous amounts of vintage compression, EQ and saturation from a range of Wave Alchemy’s extensive outboard collection! This kit includes 5 round robin samples per sound
Due to the TR-606’s analogue nature, subtle differences in tone are heard in the sound each time a drum is triggered. This means that no two hits coming from the 606 will sound exactly the same, which in turn makes the overall sound a lot less static and instead, more vibrant and real. This is the reason why we felt it necessary to record up to 8 “round robin” samples per sound, to help capture the “movement” created by random analogue behaviour!