The TR-606 can be controlled using various Kenton products in the following ways.
- Fit KADI port upgrade to TR-606 connected to a Kenton Pro–KADI mkII
- Use a Kenton Pro–2000 mk1 or mk2
- Use a Kenton Pro–4 (discontinued)
- Use a Kenton Pro–SOLO
- Other relevant information
Fit KADI port upgrade to TR-606 connected to Pro-KADI mkII
If you fit a KADI port socket upgrade to the TR-606 you can play all 7 internal sounds directly from a MIDI keyboard or sequencer with or without accent by connecting it to a Pro-KADI mkII. If you don’t need direct control of the notes, you can instead use the DIN Sync 24 output of the Pro-KADI mkII to run the internal sequencer of the TR-606 in time with your master MIDI sequencer. See notes below in other relevant information for more information about this.
Use a Kenton Pro–2000 mk1 or mk2
If you have a Pro-2000 (mk1 or mk2), then you can use the DIN Sync 24 output of the Pro-2000 to run the internal sequencer of the TR-606 in time with your master MIDI sequencer. See notes below in other relevant information for more information about this.
If you want direct control of the TR-606 internal sounds then you need to fit a KADI port upgrade to the TR-606 and the optional KADI port to your Pro-2000.
Use a Kenton Pro–4 (discontinued)
If you already have a Pro-4, then the options are very similar to the Pro-2000 above except that the Pro-2000 came equipped with a KADI port as standard. You will however need a KADI lead if you want to use the KADI port.
Use a Kenton Pro–Solo mkII
If you don’t need to play the sounds using MIDI, you can clock the internal sequencer of the TR-606 using the Pro-SOLO mkII with the thru socket set to output DIN Sync. You will need a DIN sync lead. See notes below in the other relevant information section.
Use a Kenton Pro–Solo mk1
If you have a Pro-Solo mk1 then you will need to set it into Sync Mode (see manual for how to do this) and use the 5 pin DIN plug to 2 x 3.5mm jack plug – first item on this page
Connect the white plug to the gate output of the Pro-Solo mk1 and the red plug to the CV output of the Pro-Solo mk1 and plug the DIN plug into the TR-606. See notes below in the other relevant information section.
Other relevant information
If you are running the TR-606 over DIN Sync, ensure you set the sync switch on the back of the TR-606 to Input. Don’t forget to switch it back to Output again when you’ve finished, otherwise the TR-606 won’t run.
For the TR-606 to run correctly from MIDI / DIN sync, you will need to use Pre-Scale setting number 3 (quarter notes). To set Pre-Scale – set pre-scale switch to 3 – set Mode Switch to Pattern Write mode – select the pattern you want to change – press start button – press function button until change is heard – press stop – reset to pattern play – done.
DIN sync leads use different connections from MIDI leads. If a MIDI lead has all its pins wired, then it will work for DIN sync, but many MIDI cables only have the connections required for MIDI.
If you have any problems with MIDI / DIN Sync, read this item