Roland TR-6S Rhythm Composer

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Roland TR-6S Rhythm Composer Overview

The compact and affordable TR-6S Rhythm Composer packs the iconic, room-filling sound of its TR-8S predecessor, offering powerful, hands-on beat-making capabilities in a truly portable drum machine.

The TR-6S brings the renowned heritage of Roland’s TR series drum machines into a portable and cost-effective package. A descendant of the iconic TR-8S, the compact TR-6S delivers room-filling, body-grooving beats that made its forerunner famous. Ideal for on-the-go beat-making and tactile in-studio creation, the TR-6S puts the pulse of both timeless classics and modern hits right at your fingertips.

TR-6S v2.0 - CR-78 and Chromatic 808

As of September 2023, Roland have launched a free software update for the TR-6S that takes this acclaimed drum machine to a whole new level.

This software adds the highly requested CR-78, a coveted unit used by Blondie, Phil Collins, Hall & Oates, Roxy Music and more, to the onboard ACB drum machines roster. With 14 new instruments and the original preset patterns, adding these vintage analogue drum sounds to your music has never been easier. You can also go further with a host of additional parameter controls, including tuning, decay, gain tweaks and motion recording.

As well as the ACB CR-78, TR-8S v2.0 introduced TR-808 Chromatic Bass, a staple of trap, hip-hop and electro music. Finally, you can program TR-808 basslines using tactile TR hardware, the onboard step pads, probability, step loop and more. Designing powerful 808 basslines has never been more immediate and inspiring.

Click here to visit the Roland website and update your TR-6S firmware to v2.0 now.

Six Tracks to Groove Heaven

Enjoy six tracks of superior drum sequencing in a portable package that runs on batteries and fits almost anywhere. The TR-6S offers an intuitive interface complete with faders and knobs, making it a breeze to dial in your ideal beats with hands-on flair.

Sound Spectrum Mastery

The TR-6S boasts authentic emulations of legendary Roland classics like the TR-808, TR-606, TR-909, TR-707, and TR-727, along with the CR-78 CompuRhythm. These aren’t mere samples but dynamic, responsive sound replicas that bring vintage vibes into the modern age. Elevate your rhythm with a blend of these iconic sounds, cutting-edge FM tones, and your own custom samples for truly personalized kits.

Next-Level Drum Programming

Using the iconic “TR-REC” step sequencer, the TR-6S offers traditional sequencing enhanced by contemporary features. Experiment with sub-steps, add randomness with probability settings, and bring dynamic motion to your 808 basslines and beats.

Audio Sculpting

Unleash your creativity using the TR-6S’s suite of top-notch effects. From compressors and EQs to lush reverb and delay, plus experimental filters and LFOs, the device equips you with everything you need to shape your sound to perfection.

Compact Yet Capable

Besides its powerhouse features, the TR-6S doubles as a high-quality USB audio/MIDI interface, making it a perfect companion for minimal setups. Its small footprint ensures it fits into even the tightest spaces, allowing you to capture inspiration wherever it strikes.

Total Control with TR-EDITOR

Augment your creative process with TR-EDITOR, the free, downloadable computer-based software that serves as an advanced pattern and kit designer for the TR-6S. Navigate your sound library effortlessly through its large, user-friendly display and delve deeper into FM editing for endless possibilities.


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Rated 5.00 out of 5 01/7/2021

Awesome! Had a basic jam set up in minutes but I know there's so much more it can do. Sounds fab, loads of options on presets and your own tweaks and sample input....can't ask for much more. Pretty sure that with some tutorials and time I'll be a very happy chappy

David Tait

Rated 5.00 out of 5 24/5/2021

This is a great Drum machine, I wavered about getting the TR-8S as it meant less menu diving but the TR-6S is super easy to use and a lot more portable. The Drum Tones/samples are great and I don't really require the individual outs. The only thing that is lacking is a sync/clock in/out for modular gear. I wish Roland would add this as MIDI should not be the only option on Pro gear.


Rated 5.00 out of 5 16/3/2021

Best drum machine I own. Definitely worth it ??

Oliver Coleman

Rated 5.00 out of 5 10/2/2021

A tiny but powerful box of fun.

Ms Terri Amey

Rated 5.00 out of 5 10/12/2020

So much fun in such a tiny box! Love it.

Simon Metcalfe