In this set of videos, Paul Crossman, of Point Blank Music School, explores the just-announced Roland AIRA TR-8 Rhythm Performer drum machine and the AIRA TB-3 Touch Bassline synthesizer.
Roland has officially introduced the AIRA TB-3 Touch Bassline – a new bass synth that offers a futuristic take on the classic 303.
The TB-3 is based on Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) modeling, which allows Roland to recreate the sound of the 303, but also to go beyond it. Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading
TAL has released Bassline 101, a monophonic bass synthesizer for Mac & Windows, inspired by the Roland SH-101. According to the company, Bassline 101 ”produces the raw sound you know from analogue devices without any effects.”
Mode Machines has released x0xb0x for iPad, a software synth that emulates its hardware clone of the Roland TB-303.
Mode Machines has not provided any specifications for the app, other than it requiring OS 6.1 or later. It’s a free app, though, so give it a try and let us know what you think of it!
Here’s a video demo: Continue reading
This is a sneak preview of the upcoming Mode Machines x0xb0x virtual instrument for the iPad. Continue reading
Superior Sound has officially introduced the Cyclone Analogic Bass Bot TT 303 Analog Monophonic Synth, a new bassline synth inspired by the Roland TB-303.
The Bass Bot TT 303 features a look and sound that’s well-known to anyone familiar with the Roland original, but with some important differences, including MIDI support and InstaDJ OS – an ‘artificially intelligent’ sequencer. The Bass Bot TT 303 features seven unique preset personality programs, capable of generating up to 224 computer generated presets by the Bass Bot. An additional 224 Editable Patterns can compose up to 7 songs of up to 127 bars.
All information is saved to onboard flash (permanent) memory and transferable directly to other Bass Bots via 8 Pin DIN cable (cloning) or to PC / MAC (backup).