The famous TB-303 Bass Line Synth has been faithfully recreated and thrust into the modern age, giving the user those unique and highly sought after hypnotic liquid grooves, a familiar layout and control set up with several enhancements not seen on the original. The TB-03 gives you an easier and more accurate programming experience thanks to 4 digit LED display and adds overdrive and delay effects to give your sound an entirely new dimension – perfect for the live arena. When it comes to creating music in the studio, users will be happy to know that TB-03 can effortlessly send control information via MIDI or USB. This USB connectivity also means the TB-03 can function as a 24-bit/96 kHz audio interface – making it a truly useful piece of kit for the discerning musician.
The authentic 303 sound you need
Through Roland’s ACB (Analog Circuit Behaviour) technology, which appears in the acclaimed AIRA series, the TB-03 faithfully recreates the hypnotic, tribal sounds of its predecessor adding a variety of new features to bring it into the modern age. With this handy unit, you have the saw and square waveforms you need to sculpt your sound as well as all the recognisable rotary control knobs that gave the 303 its unique look. Tweak tuning, resonance, cutoff, envelop mod, accent and decay quickly and easily.
New features for the modern musician
Of course, the TB-03 emulates the awesome sounds of the 303 well, but it’s the new enhancements that really make this unit shine. The extremely handy four-digit LED display is perfect for when you’re creating music live as it gives you a visual representation of what’s going on, making programming easier. The new delay, overdrive and reverb effects offer an entirely new element to the unit and can change the mood to your liking. In addition, you can also program patterns with ease thanks to a variety of updated features, including the step write, shuffle and fine tempo control functions.
Familiar TB sequencer
Those whom have already come to love the TB-303’s programming methods and capabilities will appreciate the fact the TB-03 retains the likes of the original’s Pitch and Time write modes and adds an all-new Step mode for added versatility. The LED display also helps with pattern programming, showing the user the current step in the sequence along with fine tempo values, so you know where you are at all times. You can flick between write and play modes without the pattern playback being affected and internal sequencer can be triggered externally via the trigger input. If you love the sound of the TB-303, but want an updated version that not only provides new connectivity enhancements, greater control and a more user friendly experience in a small package – the Roland TB-03 is the only option!
Manufacturer Roland Model TB-03 Bass Line Synthesizer Dimensions (H x W x D) 52 x 308 x 130 mm Weight 940g (including batteries, excluding Boutique Dock) User Memory Patterns: 96 (4 groups (I, II, III, IV) x 3 sections (A, B, C) x 8 patterns)
Waveform 2 (SAW, SQUARE) Controllers VOLUME knob
CUT OFF FREQ knob
ENV MOD knob
DELAY TIME knob
DELAY FEEDBACK knob
WAVE FORM switch
TRACK PATT. GROUP selector
PATTERN CLEAR button
PITCH MODE button
Keyboard buttons (C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B, C)
TIME MODE button
TRANSPOSE UP/DOWN buttons
Effects OVERDRIVE (Overdrive/Distortion)
DELAY (Tape Echo/Digital Delay/Reverb)
Indicators 7 segments, 4 characters (LED)
PITCH MODE LED
NORMAL MODE LED
TIME MODE LED
Connectors TRIGGER IN jack: Mono miniature phone type
CV OUTPUT jack: Mono miniature phone type
GATE OUTPUT jack: Mono miniature phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
OUTPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
MIX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
USB port: Micro-B type (Audio, MIDI)
Power Supply Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
USB bus power
Current Draw 500 mA (USB bus power) Expected battery life under continuous use Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approx. 5 hours
* This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.
Accessories Boutique Dock: DK-01 (Silver)
DK-01 Owner's Manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
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