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Ableton Drum Rack: Roland TR-505 & TR-606

Free Ableton Live Drum Racks: Roland® TR-505 & TR-606

The sample packs I’ve been handing out the last few days, in Ableton Live drum rack format, free of charge! Edit: Beware though, this Drum-Rack only works in Ableton 8.2. Thanks Tomas for sharing! But you can still use the samples found in the download.

The installation notes are included in the download, but here’s one with pictures:
Put the folder “JordyVision” in the samples folder of your Ableton Library, usually found at:


Ableton Live JordyVision samples folder as seen from Ableton Live.

Put the files “TR-505.adg” & “TR-606.adg” in the correct presets folder of your Ableton Library. That would be “Drum Rack” in this case, typically located at:

Ableton/Library/Presets/Instruments/Drum Rack

Ableton Live presets folder: JordyVision Drum Racks

You can make your own folder within the Drum Rack folder if you wish. Most of the time I call these “My Presets”, “My Patches” or something along these lines, pick any name you’re comfortable with.

If Ableton gives you a “Samples couldn’t be located”, then let Ableton search the library and they should pop-up. Feel free to ask for help in the comments.

That’s it! Enjoy your vintage drumming.




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Roland TR-505 Sample Pack & Roland TR-606 Sample Pack by JordyVision / Son of 8-Bits is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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Roland TR-505 Sample Pack

The vintage sample-based digital drum-computer, deliciously sampled for your sampling pleasure; The Roland TR-505 Sample Pack

Roland TR-505

Samples recorded through an M-Audio Fast Track Pro using the TR-505’s line-out (mono, left output). Noise reduction via Ableton Live’s gate device. Further editing and sample-rate conversion done in Audacity. Rendered in both 24-Bit 96000Hz AIFF and 16-Bit 44100Hz WAV.

Download via my brand new Samples Page.

All samples recorded, edited and converted by JordyVision at studio moimooi, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Original sound-design by The Roland Corporation.
©2011 JordyVision / Son of 8-Bits
℗2011 studio moimooi

File hosted by Prowess Records.

Roland TR-505, Kawai K1m, Casio VL-1, Realistic Concertmate 300

As you can see, I’m gonna have me some fun. JordyVision style. My new toys;

Roland TR-505

Roland TR-505

Classic drum-machine using PCM samples for the percussion. Easily circuit-bend to ajust pitch and volume per sound. (Check out Youtube)

Vintage Synth Explorer

Kawai K1m

Kawai K1m

Uses waveforms stored in PCM form to synthesize sounds, the joystick enables layering of sounds. Contains the classic sounds of  the Korg M1 and the Roland D-50.

Vintage Synth Explorer

Casio VL-1

Casio VL-1 (VL-Tone)

Da da da! (Need i say more? I do?! Ok, White Town – Your Woman)

Vintage Synth Explorer

Realistic Concertmate 300 (Casio PT-1 clone)

Realistic Concertmate 300

Radio Shack’s copy of the Casio PT-1. Very similar to the VL-1, with more sounds to play with.

Special mention:

Korg Monotron

Korg Monotron

The already famous rip-off of the Gakken SX-150.

Korg Monotron



The original… replica! With 3 waveforms. Connected to the Monotron’s line-in it opens up a new array of sounds.