August 19, 2012

CR-68 & TR-66

I found a CR-68 at a shop a couple days ago for a decent price. I went back and for on what to do about it, watched a bunch of demo videos. In the end I decided against it --since I'd acquired a TR-77 a couple months ago I didn't think it would be prudent to start accumulating a bunch of un-syncable drum machines. I love the sounds but I'm going to hold out for the much more functional CR-78 (in the distant future).


  1. hello, i love what your doing on this blog, keep up the great work!

    what's your opinion on the tr606? i know you have an 808 but thats wayyy too insanely priced so me to even consider.

    also, are there any boss or roland mixers/interfaces you are particularly fond of or make use of regularly?


  2. Hey, thanks!

    I've only ever used a 606 once and that was years ago. But from what I've read about it, I think it's a pretty great little machine, and certainly a great alternative to the 808. The thing that I love most about the 808 is it's three trigger outputs (perfect for triggering sequencers, arpeggiators, whatever!). And the 606 has two trigger outputs.

    I do have a little collection of Boss and Roland mixers. I don't know that they're any better than any other mixers, I just like them for the consistency. They do tend to be built well though... certainly better than the flimsy, plastic things that are on the market these days. And if you can find those Boss KM series mixers they can be quite handy and reasonably priced.

  3. do you also own/use any roland/boss interfaces that plug directly into a computer? i've been playing analog synths for years but am just starting to get into the recording aspect of things. you help would be awesome!

  4. Oh I see. No, I use a Tascam US-2000 for a computer interface. I'm pretty happy with it.

    I think this is what you need:

    Just kidding! The Roland Tri-Capture looks like a good, simple interface though.