SampleScience’s Koncept 606 reboots Roland’s TR-606 drum machine as a free VST plugin

It’s been quite a year for Roland’s TR-606 drum machine. First Behringer offered its hardware reboot, the RD-6, and then Roland released its own revival in the form of the TR-06. Now SampleScience is joining the fun, releasing a free VST 606 plugin known as 606 Koncept.

This offers a “meticulously sampled” version of the TR-606, and you also dial in vinyl, tape and sub sound layers to add texture. Each sound also has its own multi-pitch sum mixer so that you can thicken up your sounds, while other features include a multi-LFO, room reverb, high-pass/low-pass filter and amplitude range controls. There are also three voice modes: polyphonic, monophonic and legato.

Koncept 606 runs as a 64-bit Windows VST plugin. You can find out more and download it on the SampleScience website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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