Roland TB-303
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Roland TB-303

TB-303, Analog Synth from Roland.

domdom 04/22/2004

Roland TB-303 : domdom's user review

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__Synthtiseur__
- Mono sound, mono-timbral
- 3 octaves
- 1 oscillator: Sawtooth / carrbr /> - CONTRL: Tune, Cut-off, Resonance, Envelope, Decay

__Sequenceur__
- Measurement: 16 (4 / 4) / 15 (5 / 3)
- Accent and Slide
- 64 patterns (4x8x2)
- 6 tracks

__Gnral__
- Volume
- Tempo

__Connectique__
- Mono output OUT
- Between mono MIX IN
- Headphones
- CV & Gate output (mini jack)
- IN Sync: Sync 24 DIN ppqn
- No MIDI (1982)
- 9V power supply external (or 4 x 1.5 v)

UTILIZATION

To program a pattern:

1) successively enter the pitch (PITCH MODE).
2) capture 16 (or 15) hard: note, note, or extension of silence (TIME MODE).
3) add or subtract for each note, the focus and / or slide (PITCH MODE).

in PITCH MODE can change a value (note, accent or slide).
in TIME MODE can not, must re-enter.

The manual is quite clear.

SOUNDS

LEGEND!

OVERALL OPINION

__Comparaison__

I have a TB compare with Virtual PC (Rebirth + good sound card), by writing the same bass line on each:

=> The original much more prsence, grain, fat, life!
This is certainly the wealth of harmonics that can provide Tage analog discrete components, as opposed a modlisation.

__En_Bref__

<img src="img.audiofanzine.com/img/v35/icones/plus.gif" class="plusmoins" width="35" height="11"> the sound and compact size.
<img src="img.audiofanzine.com/img/v35/icones/minus.gif" class="plusmoins" width="35" height="11"> the fact that you can not program it on the fly (live), and the price (700 / 800 euro)

__Conclusion__

(9 +5 +10) / 3 => 8 out of 10!