The TD-3-SR from Behringer is an authentic clone with a sub €150 price point that seems almost too good to be true. Rishabh Rajan finds out if there's a catch in his video review.
The Behringer TD-3-SR is a faithful clone, and some, of the popular Roland TB-303 bass line machine. Yes, the same machine that almost single-handedly gave birth to the Acid music scene and continues to pull in new audiences with its iconic sound.
In this video, synth expert and Ask.Audio Academy trainer, Rishabh Rajan, takes an in-depth look at TD-3-SR, questions its place in a market with plenty of 303 clones, tests out its sound and runs through the sequencer in this review / tutorial.
The question is, does the TD-3 re-create the iconic resonance sound that most other 303 clones haven't been quite able to nail? (Spoiler alert: we think it does). What do you think?
Behringer TD-3 Features Overview
- Amazing Bass Line synthesizer with true analog circuitry for bass and groove sounds
- Authentic reproduction of original circuitry with matched transistors
- Pure analog signal path based on legendary VCO, VCF and VCA designs
- Sawtooth and square waveform VCO with transistor wave-shaping circuitry
- Amazing 4-pole low-pass resonant filter with cut-off, resonance, envelope, decay and accent controls
- Easy-to-use 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* adds insane spice and edge to your sounds
- 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*
- Designed and engineered in Italy