This is not a controlled sound-lab comparison, but just a quick video that lets you see the two synths next to each other and hear them together.
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).
This video, via AudioCentralMagazine, captures a listening test of the Acidlab.de Bassline clone (on right audio channel) against a vintage Roland TB-303 Bassline (on left audio channel).
It’s an interesting comparison, but the combination of the Acidlab Bassline plus the Roland TB-303 sounds pretty awesome to our ears.
Check it out and let us know what you think!
Eowave has announced that its new Magma Analogue Bassline Synthesizer is now available.
Here’s what they have to say about the Eowave Magma:
The MAGMA is an analogue bassline synthesizer inspired by classical synths from the 1980s. It offers the possibility to mix 4 different waveforms (saw, square, sub, noise). The 24 dB low-pass filter is also inspired from classical filters from the 80s.
To this particular sound of the 80s, we added a touch of modernity with modern controls and parameters saving features. The 16 steps sequencer has 4 rows: 1 for the notes and 3 freely assignable to a parameter of your choice that enables to create living sequences with sonorities like Vince Clark or Jan Hammer.
Technical details below:
AudioRealism has announced that it will be bringing ABL2 – a virtual Roland TB-303 – to Propellerhead Reason as a Rack Extension:
We are happy to announce our first Rack Extension for the upcoming Reason 6.5 release: ABL2 for Reason! Featuring the same 303-engine that ABL2 has. It does not contain a built-in sequencer, but works great with Reason’s Matrix Pattern Sequencer!
Disclaimer: This is a preview only, things may change for the final release.
Pricing and availability are to be announced.