In recent years, the Roland TR-606 has has something of a resurgence. With so many music makers publicizing their joy of this underrated drum machine, the second-hand prices have been ascending. Eurorack owners rejoice then, as the BD-606 Bass Drum Module has come along to bring you deep-down tweakable kicks to your rig!
This 2HP module comes with features unseen in the original machine. with Accent CV input, Tone control and internal gate to trigger conversion that helps set the bass drum to where you need it. It’s a subtle analogue kick, which underpins the groove really well.
The seller has provided full documentation for the unit, with a BOM, descriptions, designs and functionality all explained in detail. The unit comes in 3 kit options – fully assembled, SMD Assembled Kit, and full kit. The PCBs need to be constructed and populated with the electronic components listed in the documentation, then you’ll be ready for the comprehensive and beautifully designed build guide.
You’ll find a short audio demo of the unit in action here which details some of the features in action – they sound great!
The BD-606 Bass Drum is sold by Drachma MFG who are based in the USA, with a couple of other nice modular morsels for your system!