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TR-606 - is there any clone in DIY format?
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jzurd0
Hi there,

I'm aware of the acidlab clone, but I'm willing to build a clone as with the Yocto.

Is anyone aware of any DIY kit of any of the 606 sounds?

I'm in love with the snare.

Thanks,
Jose
Grumskiz
There used to be the TR-8060 which was a DIY project inspired by both the TR-808 and the TR-606. I don't really know if it is all that close to the sound of the TR-606.
Unfortunately the project doesn't exist anymore :( I e-mailed the person behind it and asked him to make the sources publicly available again, but I never got an answer.
jzurd0
Let's hope someone decides to go on and build some!
I wish I'd have the skills to clone those following the schematics in the service manual...
ttown23
I've got a mint TR-606 for sale, if you're interested?
batchas
ttown23 wrote:
I've got a mint TR-606 for sale, if you're interested?

Haha! thumbs up
Exactly what I thought I'd write here after reading the thread title. Except for the "mint" adjective.

I thought cloning was worth it for stuff you cannot get anymore or very expensive and hard-to-find. I guess I was wrong.
I admit though you might also learn a lot by cloning a circuit, no matter if cheap or not.
batchas
batchas wrote:
no matter if cheap or not.

Just checked prices on ebay. Seems I've not look at 606 prices for a loooong time and that I was a bit too fast pretending they are cheap (compared to what they can do or how they sound I mean).
billsship
Just saw this... whoever made this, we know you're around here... show yourself! hihi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svchPxZuOEg
Jarno
Necro-bloody-bump, but:

Gerbster DIY TR-606

That's him, and he is on synthforum.nl but not on muffs. He admitted to not really being a "forum guy" so he's not around much on the dutch forum.[/url]
Altitude909
RE-606 is coming soon
GryphonP3
Altitude909 wrote:
RE-606 is coming soon


^^^ this is going to be the one.
snaper
Jarno wrote:
Necro-bloody-bump, but:

Gerbster DIY TR-606

That's him, and he is on synthforum.nl but not on muffs. He admitted to not really being a "forum guy" so he's not around much on the dutch forum.[/url]

Anybody have the firmware for the trigger converter?
I'd like to etch these, but can't find the download link on the site, maybe, somebody has saved them earlier :S
Jarno
Shot him a message, will let you know if/when he replies
dhaillant
I made the Bass Drum in TH/DIY, a while back:

devinw1
batchas wrote:
batchas wrote:
no matter if cheap or not.

Just checked prices on ebay. Seems I've not look at 606 prices for a loooong time and that I was a bit too fast pretending they are cheap (compared to what they can do or how they sound I mean).


Man, everything has gotten expensive in the "vintage" field these days. I think it's because vintage stuff in general is so trendy. It's kind of ridiculous though. I see Arp Odysseys on Ebay for $3000+ on the regular. Puleeese. And there's a guy selling an Axxe with yellow keys for $1000 right now.

I don't know who's buyhing this stuff, or maybe it's not moving? But, people are trying.
Jaytee
batchas wrote:
batchas wrote:
no matter if cheap or not.

Just checked prices on ebay. Seems I've not look at 606 prices for a loooong time and that I was a bit too fast pretending they are cheap (compared to what they can do or how they sound I mean).


Price notwithstanding, it’s also sometimes nice to separate the voice circuits from the rest of the device, or to have the freedom to experiment with modifications without the worry of mucking up an original.
snaper
Jarno wrote:
Shot him a message, will let you know if/when he replies

Did a few times, without luck :(
JanneI
I've done all the "gerbster" modules in eurorack skiff style. There are errors in he's schematics and a few unnecessary add-ons (at least in my opion), so beware. I haven't released anything yet, since I want them to be error free, but here's a FB live video with line out audio.

https://youtu.be/CkxzPXPq1KU

..and here's the whole TR-606 in 5U format, with mixer and gate to trigger -shapers for all the drums:

https://youtu.be/xsQcd-jlY6w

ps. I also didn't get any reply from gebster..
snaper
JanneI wrote:
I've done all the "gerbster" modules in eurorack skiff style. There are errors in he's schematics and a few unnecessary add-ons (at least in my opion), so beware. I haven't released anything yet, since I want them to be error free, but here's a FB live video with line out audio.

https://youtu.be/CkxzPXPq1KU

..and here's the whole TR-606 in 5U format, with mixer and gate to trigger -shapers for all the drums:

https://youtu.be/xsQcd-jlY6w

ps. I also didn't get any reply from gebster..


Oh, that 5U PCB looks freaking amazing!
If you make a run, I'm def. in for a set for sure!
I'm not into 5U, but that is really easy to mod it to a desktop thing.
snaper
JanneI wrote:
I've done all the "gerbster" modules in eurorack skiff style. There are errors in he's schematics and a few unnecessary add-ons (at least in my opion), so beware. I haven't released anything yet, since I want them to be error free, but here's a FB live video with line out audio.

https://youtu.be/CkxzPXPq1KU

..and here's the whole TR-606 in 5U format, with mixer and gate to trigger -shapers for all the drums:

https://youtu.be/xsQcd-jlY6w

ps. I also didn't get any reply from gebster..


Are the published etch layouts have those errors as well?
JanneI
snaper wrote:
JanneI wrote:
I've done all the "gerbster" modules in eurorack skiff style. There are errors in he's schematics and a few unnecessary add-ons (at least in my opion), so beware. I haven't released anything yet, since I want them to be error free, but here's a FB live video with line out audio.

https://youtu.be/CkxzPXPq1KU

..and here's the whole TR-606 in 5U format, with mixer and gate to trigger -shapers for all the drums:

https://youtu.be/xsQcd-jlY6w

ps. I also didn't get any reply from gebster..


Are the published etch layouts have those errors as well?


I only used schematics and compared them to the original, no idea if the etch layouts are correct or not. But I try to make some final adjustments and release the gerbers and schematics. Hopefully before christmas smile
Barcode
Well crap... I've been working on single board version of the gerbster 606 also. Euro and desktop friendly...

What were the errors you found in his schematics? I haven't dug in to far but I found that some of the pot pins were incorrect.
djs
Barcode wrote:
Well crap... I've been working on single board version of the gerbster 606 also. Euro and desktop friendly...


More info about this?
euromorcego
JanneI wrote:
But I try to make some final adjustments and release the gerbers and schematics. Hopefully before christmas smile

that would be fantastic! I also looked at the gerbster files, and at some point wanted to ty to build them (from the schematics, not the layouts) ... so if you point out errors that would help a lot.

I would really like to see a 606 style drum module, 16hp, bass, snare and hihat, pretty much like the old DrumDokta. Not much cv input needed, just triggers.
snaper
euromorcego wrote:
JanneI wrote:
But I try to make some final adjustments and release the gerbers and schematics. Hopefully before christmas smile

that would be fantastic! I also looked at the gerbster files, and at some point wanted to ty to build them (from the schematics, not the layouts) ... so if you point out errors that would help a lot.

I would really like to see a 606 style drum module, 16hp, bass, snare and hihat, pretty much like the old DrumDokta. Not much cv input needed, just triggers.

SlayerBadger!
JanneI
Here's a couple pics more of my TR-606 eurorack modules:


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