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Roland | SP-606


The SP-606 is a new-generation sampling workstation that does it all. It combines sampling, phrase sequencing, audio editing, effects, performance tools, computer connectivity, and soft-synthesis into one sleek, user-friendly package.

All-in-one sampling workstation/audio and MIDI interface
Bundled with new P606 software from Cakewalk for enhanced integration and functionality with a PC, via USB cable
Enhanced effects, including Isolator, Filter + Drive, Slicer, Reverb, Tape Echo, and onboard mastering tools
S/PDIF I/O for high-quality recording and track making with digital equipment
CompactFlash slot for storing audio samples, import/export of WAV/AIF files
4x4 velocity sensitive pads for rhythm programming and phrase manipulation
USB connection allows MIDI data/Bulk Dump and audio transfer
4-track sequencer with up to 18,000-note capacity, MIDI sequencing, and BPM sync for audio-phrase time stretching

Sample, edit, and play 

Capture pro-quality digital audio with the SP-606’s 8-voice sampling engine. You can record audio from the built-in stereo inputs and digital input, or via USB for drag & drop WAV/AIFF file exchange. Sounds can also be recorded directly from the USB port using the SP-606’s USB-Audio mode (supports WDM and ASIO). Twist, bend, slice, and sculpt your samples with editing features such as Chop and Resample. Audio loops can be time-stretched and locked to your sequences in real time thanks to the SP-606’s BPM sync control and internal 4-track MIDI sequencer, which is capable of storing approximately 18,000 notes. The large, backlit LCD provides clear, friendly access to waveforms and sequence data, even in the darkest studio or stage environment.

Slice, dice, and snap to sequence

The SP-606 is loaded with sample editing tools. The External Sequence Sampling function* allows the SP-606 to automatically capture loops and phrases from external sequencers — whether from the bundled P606 software or external hardware devices such as Roland’s MC-909. How it works is sinfully simple: The SP-606 sends the sequencer a start signal via MIDI, then it samples the audio driven by the sequencer, sends a stop command, and truncates the audio automatically. Building your own custom library of sample loops has never been easier.

PS 606 Virtual Groovebox
The SP-606’s software companion

The SP-606 can be used as a full-featured standalone sampler or as a USB companion for the bundled P606 software app (PC compatible, included free with the SP-606). Designed by the creative braintrust at Cakewalk, P606 provides a powerful array of phrase generation, soft synthesis, and virtual effects — the end results of which can be controlled by or transferred to the SP-606, eliminating the need for a static CD library

New groove horizons with P606
P606 is packed with virtual instruments, multi-channel effects, and even a loop sequencer. Generate custom phrases from the P606’s three software synthesizers — GrooveSynth, PSYN Mini Analog, and GroovePlayer (a loop manipulator for WAV/ACIDized files) — under the control of the built-in 16-track sequencer. Eight effects plug-ins and a mixer are included as well. The SP-606 can seamlessly control, import, edit, and play back the tracks you create with P606.

Massive storage capacity

Enjoy unprecedented plug-and-play convenience, speed, and massive storage capacity with the SP-606’s CompactFlash card slot. Record over 6 hours (!) of audio, and import/export WAV and AIFF files (up to 512MB simultaneously) without the need for a separate CompactFlash reader/writer. Long load times are a thing of the past.

Expressive real-time audio manipulation

SP-606 is built for the studio and stage.Your fingers will love the luxurious velocity-sensitive pad bank, complete with Roll and Hold buttons. The Sub Pad function* allows you to access the same sound from two Pads — ideal for performing manual drum rolls. Wave your hands over the D Beam controller, and inject wildly expressive, visually impressive modulation into your performances.You can also manipulate video in real time with the V-LINK function (when used with Edirol’s DV-7PR or P-1, sold separately).The serial dual effects engines in the SP-606 provide instant access to 45 top-quality algorithms — including Isolator, Filter+Drive, Slicer, Reverb, Tape Echo, plus new effects such as Feedback Ripper and Space-D — which can be tweaked in real time via knobs and D Beam. For polished, radio-ready final mixes, you can tap into the SP-606’s suite of Mastering Effects. Export your masterpieces with crystal-clear quality via the SP-606’s digital output.
Engine TypeDigital
Voices (max)8
Sampler44.1 kHz, 16 bit
FX45 types
Sequencer140 patterns. Up to 32 bars per pattern.
Recording25 song with up to 999 patterns.
Key typePads
AudioStereo I-O, SPDIF, USB
MidiI-O, USB
Produced:2005 - 2005
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.


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