RolandTB-3 Touch Bassline Bass Synthesizer


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Roland Aira TB-3

The Roland TB-3 updates Roland’s classic TB-303 in a modern context, complete with a pressure sensitive touchpad. The unit incorporates Roland’s groundbreaking Analog Circuit Behavior Technology to recreate the circuit behavior of the original TB-303. This includes faithful replication of the original’s sawtooth and square wave oscillators, and the original’s famous low-pass filter. 

The TB-3 has been constructed with ease of use in mind, and features an intuitive step entry process where users can program and play on-the-fly with the unit’s touchpad. The pressure sensitive, illuminated touchpad allows for expressive control over dozens of parameters, including pitch, volume, and filter settings. 

TB-3 Features

  • Pressure-sensitive touch pad
  • 134 captivating sounds, including the original TB-303 tones and new four-oscillator, effects-processed basses, leads, and sound effects
  • Dedicated Tempo control with shuffle and tap tempo functions
  • Control built-in effects with smooth, responsive knobs
  • 7-segment, 3-character LED display
  • Seamless switching between pattern creation and performance
  • 16-step indicator lights to aid in pattern creation
  • Pattern support for up to 32 steps
  • Easy access to shuffle control for bass lines that groove
  • Enter steps manually or record in real time on the touch pad
  • Change step count during playback to alter the length of phrases
  • Random pattern generation and pattern modification
  • Pattern copy function
  • Instruments Preset Patches: 134
  • Sequencer User Patterns: 64
  • Maximum Step: 32 Steps (each pattern)
  • Scatter Preset: 8
  • Controllers: Touchpad, Cutoff knob, Resonance knob, Accent knob, Effect knob, Display, 7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
  • Connectors: PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type, OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type, MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors, USB port: USB type B
  • (Audio/MIDI), DC IN jackPower Supply: AC adaptor, or obtained via USB port (USB bus power)
  • Current Draw: 500 mA
  • Accessories: Owner's manual, AC adaptor, Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
  • Width: 240 mm 9-1/2 inches
  • Depth:173 mm 6-13/16 inches
  • Height: 57 mm 2-1/4 inches
  • Weight: 820 g 1 lbs. 13 oz.
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