This video, via djthomaswhite, is a hands-on demo of the Cyclone Analogic TT-303 MKII – a Roland TB-303 bassline synth clone.
The Cyclone Analogic Mark 2 TT-303 is an updated version of the Bass Bot, which has been available for a few years. The new version features a new enclosure and enhanced sequencing.
White demos the TT-303 in combination with the TT-606 drum machine. Here’s what he has to say about the updated bassline synth:
The acid tones are really nice in this analog bass machine, and you will certainly satisfy your acid cravings with this family of machines.
The new Bass Bot includes new features named “Mute” and “Hammer” which can also be described as “shorter gate” and “sustain of sorts” with both of them being great for performance, but also being available to program in sequences like DUAS (Down, Up, Accent, Slide).
The built-in Shuffle feature is quite well done, and having swung out acid bass is not something you commonly hear or that the original TB-303 from Roland was capable of.
I love it, slick polished case and all. Maybe it’s not for you, but if you’re curious take the leap. It’s a solid piece of analog kit.
Pricing and Availability:
The Cyclone Analogic TT-303 MKII is available for 449 €.
If you’ve used the Bass Bot, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!