Roland TB-3
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Roland TB-3

TB-3, Analog Modeling Synth from Roland in the AIRA series.

Dric-C 11/15/2014

Roland TB-3 : Dric-C's user review

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Monophonic synth TB 303 types.
No keyboard but a touchpad, and an internal sequence that extends to a C0 C6 but if the sequence with an external keyboard can play a C0 C8.

From memory there are 135 different sounds on the first four banks dedicated to the sounds of the TB303 second to low third and last lead at FX.

everything is automated midi c it is very cool!

for the rest of the technical view on the roland website features.

UTILIZATION

The manual is clear but they do not grow much, so that is a can fend for yourself. but once t 'find the little tricks of the bike and you re-look at the manual you' t realize that indeed they talk about but it's so short and that is developed that is not obvious to all captured on.
in terms of editing sounds nothing easier it does there has has 5 buttons that turned the machine has and it's basta. (And touchpad modulation amplitude and decay)
As a TB303 anything.

SOUNDS

The sounds are well suited to my style of music obviously I have not accidentally buy lol
Actually I don 'use the first bank yet. I have to buy replaced my TT303 is part repair .. (buy are 3 months)

sounds are they realistic? we can say that yes, since it mimics very well see the sound of his great auntie TB 303, in any case I find better than my TT.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 days. The first night I have a can with much hassle. j 'had trouble with the touchpad too tend to push it like a nag and pressing it triggers a strong effect which I do not like too much, I thought it' was of a bug.
I thought I was gonna not keep long this machine. Then after a few tutorials can look over and re-lock the 2nd night I have start raving over.
filter settings, reso, ect does not look too much at the TT and I think that is it that my one is disturbed. But when we began to know her well and a can that is a treat.
And its level as compared to the TT I think what is more faithful to the TB303 and then it did not breathing, with an external distortion above that is a lot better.
The more I 'm used and I have fun, too bad that we can not program the sounds and effects in more depth but I saw that I have to buy that reproduce the sound of a 303 m I' tape in a can. Total control midi is also a real plus.
Excellent brief little machine for those who want a clone of TB and not too expensive.