TB-303

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Innate
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Post by Innate » Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:09 pm

Well now that they're giving away Rebirth...

http://news.harmony-central.com/Newp/20 ... ation.html

Rubberduck + drumstation are free too.

I had some fun back in the day with Rubberduck....even more so when I found the software of the same name ;)

dtm
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Post by dtm » Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:30 am

am wrote:i've had one for years... it's an absolute bitch to program because of stuck buttons... and the sync in drops out all the time.... a pain in the arse really.

can't quite bring myself to sell it... but also can't quite justify spending money to give it the TLC it needs.

-m
I second that- most of us only keep them now for sentimental reasons. There was a guy here is Australia named Robin Whittle who used to restore them, and last I heard he had ran out of pots/ buttons ages ago. (He's the guy who does the Devilfish mod that hardfloor swear by)
I say keep it out of sunlight, only touch it with cotton gloves, and... now buy a 909 to sit next to it in your trophy case
:wink:

Pacific493
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Post by Pacific493 » Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:25 pm

I love the AU bassline. I've had three 303s, including one Devilfish, and the Bassline sounds awesome. If I had my preference, I would not go back to the silver box. They were fun while I had them, but I like Bassline a lot better because I can program it via Midi, it's a lot easier to have more complex patterns and changes throughout a track, and I can have as many 303s as my CPU can handle.

I liked the Devilfish, but found it too be a little too wacked out at times. At the end of the day, I love the classic 303 sound.

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Post by Komplex » Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:12 am

dtm wrote:
am wrote:i've had one for years... it's an absolute bitch to program because of stuck buttons... and the sync in drops out all the time.... a pain in the arse really.

can't quite bring myself to sell it... but also can't quite justify spending money to give it the TLC it needs.

-m
I second that- most of us only keep them now for sentimental reasons. There was a guy here is Australia named Robin Whittle who used to restore them, and last I heard he had ran out of pots/ buttons ages ago. (He's the guy who does the Devilfish mod that hardfloor swear by)
I say keep it out of sunlight, only touch it with cotton gloves, and... now buy a 909 to sit next to it in your trophy case
:wink:
is that you Dan?

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Post by dtm » Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:34 pm

Yes Greg, but Im posting on my phone from the toilet at work so this is all you get :)

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Post by Komplex » Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:17 pm

:lol:

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Post by Kas. » Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:26 pm

8 wrote: Homemade tb-303, made for under $50. Given to me in Germany by 2 dudes that claimed it was the first prototype made by Roland. It has a midi in. If there is any truth to the legend of it, than Roland was using MIDI on the tb-303 during the prototype stages instead of voltage sync. I sketched the circuits and found them all available at circuit places, the cost of them all being less the $50.

You can see more and hear a track I made with the box at this link:

http://www.eightbit.com/303red/a/

-8
Hey, a good tale is better then a boring truth... Unless my eyes betray me I think those pots might heavily influence the price of that one too...

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