Getting Started With The Roland TB-03 Bassline Synthesizer

Roland shared this playlist of videos that demonstrate how to get started with the new Roland TB-30 Bassline Synthesizer.

tb-03_angle_galThe TB-03 ($349) uses analog circuit modeling to recreate the sound of the original TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer.

A new four-digit LED display allows for enhanced programming, while rotary dials give hands-on control over tuning, cutoff, resonance, envelope mod, decay, and accent.

Saw and square waveforms are present, alongside new overdrive, delay, and reverb effects.

In addition to the original’s Pitch and Time write modes, there’s a new Step mode and fine tempo control, and sequences can continue playing while switching modes.

Ports for external gear include a dedicated trigger input to drive the internal sequencer, plus MIDI IN/OUT, USB, and CV/Gate for control over analog gear, modular synths and DAWs.

See the Roland site for more info.

One thought on “Getting Started With The Roland TB-03 Bassline Synthesizer

  1. Who cares if it’s analog or not, it sounds fabulous just like it’s other Boutique brothers……and I never thought I’d say that as I’ve hated all VA’s for years…..but Roland have got it right.

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