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TD-3-AM

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Only produced from 1981 to 1984, the Roland TB-303 was a tremendous commercial flop as a replacement for the bass guitar, however it soon found its place as one of the most-loved synthesizers for what became known as Electronic Dance Music (EDM). An ultra-affordable and faithful homage to the iconic synthesizer that spawned house music, plus an all-new Distortion circuit, the TD-3-SR lets you conjure up virtually any sound with incredible finesse and ease. With its pure analog signal path, 16-step Sequencer and authentic VCO, VCF and VCA filters, the TD-3-SR is sure to become one of your favorite synthesizers.

Pure Analog Signal Path
Great care has been taken in engineering the TD-3-SR, including the true to the original VCO, VCF and VCA designs and pure analog circuitry with matched transistors. This highly-focused attention to detail is what gives TD-3-SR its ultra-flexible sound shaping capability, which covers everything from super-fat bass and lead tones to stunning effects - all the way out to the otherworldly sounds of your imagination.

Versatile VCF
The very heart of TD-3-SR's sound is its versatile 24 dB/octave filter, which lets you freely experiment with the low-pass Cutoff frequency and Resonance settings to dial in the perfect sound.Vintage Oscillator
TD-3-SR's authentic Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) with transistor wave-shaping circuitry is ultra-easy to use and provides your choice of reverse-sawtooth or pulse waveforms for the ultimate in sound creation.

Vintage Oscillator
TD-3-SR's authentic Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) with transistor wave-shaping circuitry is ultra-easy to use and provides your choice of reverse-sawtooth or pulse waveforms for the ultimate in sound creation.

Onboard Sequencer & Arpeggiator
The onboard sequencer with 7 tracks allows you to program up to 16 steps of notes and rests and save them as a Pattern. You can record, save and recall up to 250 patterns, all of which can be stored in the 4 Groups. Your sequences can be played either in Keyboard mode, where you create and store the pattern, or Step mode which allows you to interact while composing a pattern. The onboard Arpeggiator features wide patterns you can build to provide a virtually-endless array of sound effects. Both the sequencer and arpeggiator in the TD-3-SR are fun, mesmerizing and totally addictive.

Controls & Connectivity
For those who want the numbers, TD-3-SR has 11 controls and 28 switches to give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters, all laid out in a highly-intuitive format that puts the joy back into your music creation. And you can expand TD-3-SR's tone-sculpting capabilities beyond your wildest dreams by utilizing the multi-I/O patchbay to connect external devices!

Features
• 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 Behringer 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

Specifications
Synthesizer Architecture
Number of voices: Monophonic
Type: Analog
Oscillators: 1
VCF: 1 low pass
Envelopes: 1
Connectivity
Power input: DC input connector
Power switch: Push button on/off
MIDI In/Thru: MIDI In and MIDI Thru, 5-pin DIN
USB (MIDI): USB 2.0, type B
Outputs: Line output: 1/4" TRS, unbalanced, max. +8 dBu
Output impedance: 1.5 kΩ
Headphones: 3.5 mm TRS, max. 50 mW/32 Ω (1 KHz, 1% THD)
Headphones output impedance: 15 Ω
USB
Type: Class compliant USB 2.0, type B
Supported Operating Systems:
• Windows 7 or higher
• Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
Inputs and Outputs (TS 3.5 mm)
Inputs:
• Filter in: +12 dBu
• Sync in: More than: 2.5V
Outputs:
• CV out: +1V to +5V (1 volt/oct)
• Gate out: OFF: 0 V;ON: +12V
Power Requirements
External power adaptor (use only the supplied adapter): 9 VDC 670 mA
Power consumption: 2 W Maximum
Indicator: Power LED
Environmental
Operating temperature range: 5⁰C - 40⁰C (41⁰F - 104⁰F)
Physical
Dimensions (H x W x D): 56 x 305 x 165 mm (2.2 x 12 x 6.5")
Weight: 0.8 kg (1.8 lbs)

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Closest StoreToronto (Danforth), Ontario
Sounds amazing! Tweaking the resonance and cut-off while playing a sequence feels like in you're in Acid House... manually adjusting and sweeping these two knobs feels like your controlling a whole section of instruments. Fat rich tones that easily stick out in your mix. Fantastic for any sequencer/synth, these qualities are truly amazing considering the price! The physical controls are not as solid feeling as, say a Moog, but they are not as cheap feeling as some others. It is a bit tricky to follow the logic of programming the sequencer, but then you do end up with some nice surprises! I assume they are cheap because Behringer wants to get into the same market as Korg and Roland, so if Behringer keeps building equipment like this it won't take long before they can justify increasing their prices.
Posted by Ray on Oct 6, 2020
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A seriously fun little synth.0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary Chinook, Alberta
This little analogue box is the perfect little acid box. Sure, it doesn't have the exact same warmth that a 303 will have but it's got it's own flavour. So much fun for not a lot of money. Don't hesitate.
Posted by Mason on Sep 1, 2020
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Excellent machine for it's price. If you like the squelch of the 303 or are at all interested in house or techno; you need one of these! It's physical quality is okay; but I do feel like I want to be careful with it. It's very light and may not live up to much abuse. It's not terrible by any means though. It does however sound fantastic, and is Well worth 200$ if you are looking for the 303 sound. The built in sequencer is identical to the original for better or for worse. You can download the Behringer Synth Tool from their website which lets you plug in notes to a piano roll which makes it easier to play around with notes. With that; I was getting patterns into the banks quickly. I should mention that you have to keep the machine playing; and then make changes to your piano roll; and then click "Store" to finally hear your changes to the pattern; rather than it just being instant. It's still a lot easier and more fun to play around with than the built in sequencer though IMO. I have noticed that there is a very slight hardly noticeable bit of noise sometimes on the Headphone output that doesn't seem to be on the main output at all. (I've experienced this on a Behringer mixer too). All in all; a must at the price. I may get another one just to have in translucent purple if Long and Mcquade eventually stock them.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 21, 2020
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