Roland TR-626

Roland TR-626

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TR-626, Drum Machine from Roland in the TR series.

9 user reviews

Roland TR-626 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Roland
  • Model: TR-626
  • Series: TR
  • Category: Drum Machines
  • Added in our database on: 05/06/2002

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Roland TR-626 user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 9 reviews )
 6 reviews67 %
 3 reviews33 %
Value For Money :

SirJeff's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good machine if its needs are targeted"

Roland TR-626
Detailed thousand times already,

For which I love:
- Separate Outputs
- Sequencer TR
- MIDI IN / OUT, the sequencing of a TR to play sample via midi
- The trig out that allows me to sync the apregiateur and mini sequencer my SH101 in a fun and creative


Very easy to use once you arrive mechanically playing with the Shift key.

French manual is full of poorly constructed with this tendency to translate terms not to translate sentences "Pattern etc ..."


Here it is a matter of taste, the separate output can improve things but the sounds are limited.
on the other hand must give him one thing: it still fits perfectly in the mix, which is a considerable advantage available.

I especially like the snares and claps HiHats


used for 6 months

I tried a lot of things: drumtrack / TR808 / Xbase / DrumStation / Quasimidi 309 / norddrum
626 are the most basic of all, but it has its charm.

I love the SYNC noon and trig / groove / facility / sound that sticks to mix / HiHats the wrinkles and 100% Acid for a cheap price

Value for money: for me it is more than correct

I remake that choice without others because its qualities even if they are rare match what is in my set

paradies's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" 626 tractor ..."

Roland TR-626
I bec everyone knows, no, since 1987 ...
Good fast: from right to left:
DC in (9volt, psa type boss - in the center, 500 ma): Universal adapter recommended, there were buzz with this kind of transformer.
L / R (mono) Output. Jack (6.35)
Eight separate outputs
Midi OUT
and minijack: Tape sync in / out, Tape in / or (for backups), TRIG OUT (to drive arpegio of juno, the sequencer of JX3P, or SH101 may be something to do with a gross as roland ... it is a signal type)
Compartment 6 standard batteries (autonomy has given an indication, approximately 16 hours I think from memory)
No effect
30 sound 12 bit (it seems but it is pa smarqué in doc) roland kind U220 / MT32 and other 80's
48 + patterns 48 patterns users
6 songs
Optional memory card to add storage space (but not pcm plus, sorry, it will take the R8 ...)
STEP sequencer or WRITE can drive a sampler or another expander for more varied sounds.

Less in this section are the number 3:

- Sounds a little dated and seen again and again (fortunately separate outputs are there to grind), no sound cards as an option.
- Screen not bright instead of the usual 16 LED LCD: not good live recording.
- Pads not velocity sensitive.


Machine typed Roland, with its step sequencer, and separate outputs that can be assigned to a small console with a dedicated mute increments, and can return its elements 1 by 1!
The track mode to chain 16 different rhythm patterns, breaks etc..
Can synchronize a electribe an external sequencer, a groove box, a arpegio ...


This is where the shoe pinches a bit. Realistically, it is not the legendary trio roland tr 909, 808 and 606. here we have pcm sounds "80 years" it was close to 505/707 and 727. Some sources claim that echo the 626 pcm 707 AND 727, but the owners of these two bar, that rate monstrously expensive hand argue that it is not. For my part, I am convinced ue refourgue roland has the same core samples in these machines all the time, we comm Eils refourguent variations of the same series of samples depui sla ... jv

We can still change the pitch of sounds.


I use it only for one day. Not have to worry to synchronize the sequencer JX3P above nor groovebox SP606 or arpeggio of korg micro x / triton
What I like the most are the connectors: separate outputs and trig out. It is thus possible to link machines several times.

I think it should not acquire this model for its sounds. As said many times, samples are easy to find. I loaded samples of TR 909 and 808 in my SP606 and it sending wood. But sp has 4 tracks, and no separate outputs, I was a little cramped. separate this little TR outputs will be very convenient to live.

Should not either pay too much, no more than 150 euros in my opinion. If you have larger needs sound diversity must him prefer the R8, yet inexpensive, well superior to 707/727.

In short this is a compendium of 626 707/727 and more compact. Certainly was not the row of LED, but is it reasonable to spend 700 to 800 euros for the two models qund a 626 or R8 does everything for a lot cheaper?

A good little machine with a tractor engine to do everything.

MrBoutade's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The simplicity of the rhythm"

Roland TR-626
All connectors have already been processed. (See below)
That said, I want to clarify that each sound has its own output in addition to the main output. One argument for this little machine.


This is the great strength of this machine: the simplicity of its programming.
Make a rhythm is absolute ease!
Someone said below, "I want a beat, I", it sums up the machine.

The Editing sounds are almost no (Well, there is changeable pitch, but good) but combined with a Vermona Kick Lancet, God it sounds good.


The sounds are what is most basic, some are very good, others are almost unusable without modification behind.
I use sounds to make house and electronica and I'm always surprised at how well the sounds stick.


I have had a month now. At the reception, I found a little cheap TR ("But what is this thing tiny and very light! A all the blows I got swell!")
In the end, the first connection, the pure slap. And especially my friends simplicity, simplicity!
I was advised for people like me first balance a drum beat and then compose it. Truly a good buy that takes its place in my set.

litle_rom1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland TR-626
Hello, well t as an output Stereo L / R outputs + spares for each element!
a MIDI to control the Beast via a sequencer!


It is super simple to use t assign a sound to a pad and ca play it!


The sounds, the rest of the ROLAND must love the genre, in my opinion is to modern music ddi or 80 but the fact serious ca me!!


Report quality is gnial I think it's going from 200 to 300!!
J saw one on display in a store pigalle !!!!!!!!

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