It’s 606 day – remember when Roland made a drum machine like a 303?

808 day, sure. But let’s pause for 606 day – the logical anniversary of the 1982 TR-606, a drum machine squeezed inside a tiny enclosure that looks like a 303 but isn’t. It’s the lesser known runt of the Roland family, and you kind of love it for that alone.

Quick tip: Roland SH-01A + TR-08 trigger sequencing fun

A defining feature of the original SH-101 was its ability to take trigger ins as clock. Here’s what that means and how to use it on the new Roland SH-01A.

Peter Kirn - December 19, 2017

This Upcoming Step Sequencer Could Transform the iPad [Sneak Preview]

Your iPad could be a perfect step sequencer. Could be, anyway. It’s portable. It’s easy to prop alongside other equipment – the digital equivalent of a music manuscript notebook. It has a long battery life. It can connect to MIDI. And above all, its interface means you can touch the interface directly, which is ideally […]

Peter Kirn - February 5, 2015

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