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Roland TB-03

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Roland TB-03 - Synth Palace
Roland TB-03 - Synth Palace

Roland TB-03

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  • SKU: seq-032
  • Brand: Roland
  • Type: Sequencer
  • Availability: In Stock
Description

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The battery-powered TB-03 is a direct descendant of the famous TB-303 Bass Line Synth. The layout and controls are unchanged, so it works just like the original. It sounds like it too, thanks to Roland’s advanced ACB technology that recreates the hypnotic liquid grooves of the magic silver box. But the new TB-03 goes even further, with several enhancements not found on the original model. The four-digit LED display makes programming easier and more accurate, while overdrive and delay effects let you unleash a twisted, tribal wall of sound to send the crowd into a frenzy. Back in the studio, the TB-03 can send control information via MIDI or its USB port, the latter of which also functions as a 24-bit/96 kHz audio interface.

Authentic 303 Sound and Behavior via Roland’s ACB Technology

You know when you hear a TB-303—a hypnotic, tribal sound that works best in dark, crowded rooms with big sound systems. Using the same ACB (Analog Circuit Behavior) technology from the acclaimed AIRA series, the TB-03 accurately emulates the expressive, slippery sound of its older brother, and even adds a few surprises. Saw and square waveforms are available, along with all of the rotary control knobs that help shape the 303’s unique character, including tuning, cutoff, resonance, envelop mod, decay, and accent.

New Features Not Found in the Original

The TB-03 includes several enhancements over the original TB-303. Firstly, the four-digit LED display makes programming easier and more detailed, since you now have a visual representation of the value being edited. Then there are a variety of overdrive, delay, and reverb effects that dramatically change the mood and tone of the TB-03, going from smooth to spiky to squealing. Programming patterns is also easier thanks to newly added functions that include step write, shuffle, and fine tempo control. Finally, the inclusion of MIDI and USB ports mean that the TB-03 can send and receive control information and connect easily to computer-based DAWs.

Classic TB Sequencer with Enhanced Functions

If you’re familiar with the TB-303’s programming method, then you’ll feel right at home with the TB-03. The original Pitch and Time write modes are included, along with an all-new Step mode. Pattern programming is also enhanced by the LED display, which shows the current step in the sequence as well as showing fine tempo values (such as 125.5 BPM). The internal sequencer can be triggered externally via the trigger input, and you can even switch between write and play modes without stopping pattern playback, opening up new possibilities for live performance.

Specifications

User Memory

Patterns: 96 (4 groups (I, II, III, IV) x 3 sections (A, B, C) x 8 patterns) Tracks: 7

Waveform

(SAW, SQUARE)

Controllers

BVOLUME knob

TUNING knob

CUT OFF FREQ knob

RESONANCE knob

ENV MOD knob

DECAY knob

ACCENT knob

OVERDRIVE knob

DELAY TIME knob

DELAY FEEDBACK knob

WAVE FORM switch T

RACK PATT.

GROUP selector

MODE selector

TEMPO button

VALUE knob

PATTERN CLEAR button

RUN/STOP button

PITCH MODE button

FUNCTION button

Keyboard buttons (C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B, C)

TIME MODE button

TRANSPOSE UP/DOWN buttons

ACCENT button

SLIDE button

BACK button

TAP button

Effects

OVERDRIVE (Overdrive/Distortion)

DELAY (Tape Echo/Digital Delay/Reverb)

Indicators

7 segments, 4 characters (LED)

PITCH MODE LED

NORMAL MODE LED

TIME MODE LED

Connectors

TRIGGER IN jack: Mono miniature phone type

CV OUTPUT jack: Mono miniature phone type

GATE OUTPUT jack: Mono miniature phone type

PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type

OUTPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type MIX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type

MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors

USB port: Micro-B type (Audio, MIDI)

Power Supply

Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4

Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4 USB bus power

Current Draw

500 mA (USB bus power)

Expected battery life under continuous use

Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approx. 5 hours * This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.

Manual

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