Happy 303 day, the day where Roland celebrates the TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer. Today the company has announced the release of the TB-303 Synthesizer as a plugin for PC & Mac available on the Roland Cloud. The plugin is based on Roland’s latest ACB technology and features all beloved features.
New compared to the Boutique TB-03 are five play modes, a secret panel with expanded circuit modifications, up to 64 patterns & 64 patches per banks and much more. Unfortunately, the new TB-303 plugin is available exclusively in the Roland Cloud and not a single purchase.
Dig into the digital version of the fabled Roland TB-303. The tidy feel and massive sound of the original are here—from the iconic interface to the six highly playable knobs, it achieves that signature crunch and squelch. The software 303 retains the flow and functionality of the original design while adding a multitude of new features that surely would have turned heads back in the day.
The 303’s new editing window is one of the most striking features. For the first time, you can create and edit patterns with a visual interface. With the ability to see the DNA of a preset pattern, you can edit a variation, or start from scratch then step-edit a new pattern, using up to 6 octaves with user-defined scales, accents, slides, pitch manipulation, and more. The new randomize/generate functions create an endless supply of classic 303 patterns. Exploring the 303 has never been this easy.
With five new play modes (Forward/Reverse/FWD&REV/Invert/Random) Roland Cloud’s TB-303 widens the ability to experiment. These new functions allow sonic alchemists to twist and turn the bass, changing direction at will. For the first time, the TB-303 can hold up to 64 patterns and 64 patches per bank. The 8 variations of a pattern are still accessible on the faceplate. Plus, with 32 preset patterns and 48 unique sounds, the 303 arrives prepared with sonic templates for you to explore.
A hidden panel on the far-right corner of the 303 unlocks of a variety of new tone-coloring features. Explore the expanded circuit modification via the new VCF trim, Vintage Condition, and Master Tune knobs. The onboard effects, including distortion and delay with tempo-sync, are sure to inspire fresh ideas.
All-New Key Features
- 64 patterns per bank
- 64 patches per bank
- 8 variations per pattern
- 48 preset patches and 32 preset patterns included
- New graphic edit window for step input, pattern edit and pattern creation
- Circuit modification via the new VCF Trim, Vintage Condition, and Master Tune knobs
- Condition knob adjusts the age and condition of the virtual hardware
- Tone knobs for tuning, cutoff frequency, filter resonance, filter envelope, envelope decay, and accent
- Effects control for overdrive and delay with tempo sync
- Pattern drag and drop of MIDI/audio data to DAW
- 5 play modes: Forward, Reverse, Fwd & Rev, Invert, and Random
- 6-octave spread (C0 to C6)
- Position locking to DAW
Roland TB-303 is available now in the Roland Cloud for monthly $19.95 USD or $199 USD per year. New users can benefit from a free trial month.
More information here: Roland