The original Roland’s TB-303 is one of the most iconic instrument in electronic dance music. Originally designed to create bassline accompaniments, it was a commercial failure when it was released in the early 80s… only to be reborn a few years later in the hands of DJ Pierre, and other house music producers. With its unique squelching sound, this little synth is responsible for creating a whole new genre of music: Acid House. Now, with the release of the Roland Boutique TB-03, music producers and performers can finally get the 303 sound at an affordable price, and with some brand new features added in!
In this course, music producer Nate Mars takes you knob-by-knob, feature-by-feature through everything this little silver techno box has to offer. You learn about its synth engine, built-in effects (overdrive, delay and reverb), its sequencer (both in the original mode and the brand new step mode), how to create songs by chaining patterns together, how to use it along with other gear (such as the TR-09), and more!
So learn this little box inside out in this 21-tutorial course by Nate Mars, and bring that classic 303 sound into your life and music!
Mostly, I found this to be a very useful overview to get me quickly working with my TB-03. One question that I did have had to do with the Randomize feature. You used G# as the trigger to create a random bass line. Does this mean that I could use E and get a bass line in the key of E? That was unclear to me. I suppose you could always transpose the G# bass line into some other key? Otherwise, great review. Thanks!