Synth Site: Roland: TR-626: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.6 out of 5
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Erik Lekberg a hobbyist user from Chicago writes:
Like the Roland keyboards of the same era, the 626 had sounds that held up well in the context of a song but not well on their own.

Moreover, the 626 suffered from coming of age in the wake of the 808 and 909 revolution.

What could bring the 626 to the forefront, are its dry kick and snare sounds. They can be compared to the early subtle drum sounds of the

first Temptations' records. My suggestion would be to use the 626 for the simple grooves, and bury in the mix a little. The sounds are stable

emough to penetrate even at low levels. Erik Lekberg

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:10
AdamT a part time user from UK writes:
I Had a 626 for a while and loved the readout and separate outs, it`s just that despite being 12-bit it didn`t have the &quot;GO&quot; of the expensive older 8-bitters like the Oberheim DMX or Linn. the 626 is one of the best, sorry, IS the best looking drum box made. but sounds flat and weak, I can`t see any reason for buying one now except to collect the entire TR range, the 505 is the same but without the individual outs, the latin section and the card slot, less memory too. if you want a vintage drum box try the DMX or Linn, failing that try an SCI drumtrax. These last three oldies have replacable EPROMS, the LINN is the most realistic, the DMX the most balls and the SCI is MIDI..

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:10
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