Roland announced today that their 7×7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion has been updated to include the TR-606 kit:
The TR-8 Ver.1.20 update adds the sounds of the classic Roland TR-606 to the 7X7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion.
The TR-606 sounds are faithfully reproduced using detailed models of its original circuitry.
In addition to the seven TR-606 sounds, the update also comes with one new FloorTom sound.
Now the 7X7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion allows you to have all the sounds and articulations of five iconic TR drum machines in the one drum machine – the Roland TR-8.
Here’s an unofficial video, via Bonedo, that compares the Roland TR-8 with the 606 sound kit against a vintage TR-606:
The 7×7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion is a $95 sound library for the Roland TR-8 drum machine that adds classic 7×7 and now 6×6 sounds. TR-8 System Update 1.2 is required. See the Roland site for details.