Behringer today introduced the TD-3 Analog Bass Line Synthesizer, an updated clone of the Roland TB-303.
Behringer says that the analog circuitry is ‘an authentic reproduction of the original circuitry with matched transistors’. The TD-3 expands on the original, though, by adding USB/DIN MIDI In/Out, some basic CV/Gate features and built-in distortion.
The company is positioning this to go head-to-head with Korg’s recently introduced NuBass synth, with a street price of around 150 Euro.
- Reproduction of original circuitry with matched transistors
- Analog signal path based on original VCO, VCF and VCA designs
- Sawtooth and square waveform VCO with transistor wave-shaping circuitry
- 4-pole low-pass resonant filter with cut-off, resonance, envelope, decay and accent controls
- 16-step sequencer with 7 tracks, each with 250 user patterns
- Arpeggiator with wide patterns for great sound effects
- Distortion circuitry modeled after the DS-1
- 16-voice Poly Chain allows combining multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony
- 11 controls and 28 switches to give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters
- MIDI and USB implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection
- 3-Year Warranty Program
The Behringer TD-3 will reportedly be available to customers sometime this quarter.
Behringer TD-3 Intro Video