Behringer TD-3 Analog Bass Line Synthesizer

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Friendly Noise
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123 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:56 am

mztk wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:25 am
there was some recent very low pricing with retailers, around Black Friday. made me wonder if it was a stock clearout in preparation for a new 'murdered out' version. think they did the right thing sticking to the original format for this release though.

conclusion after owning it for a few months is that i *would* like to mod it, within reasonable bounds, because i've explored the limits of the original sound (insofar as it might be accurate or not), and feel ready to take it a bit further, without straying too far. being able to tweak a little more out of it would be nice. and very pleased it isn't an item 'worth' 2000eu.
The original machine will always be appealing as it is, but the mods really give you lots of new possibilities. Please check the Avalon videos on my channel and you’ll be pleasantly surprised about what you can get from a 303-sound engine. I really hope that Behringer comes out with an “extended” version.

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KVRist
123 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:58 am

Now distortion + feedback.

http://youtu.be/qWdz7PsFKp0

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cptgone
KVRAF
7687 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Post Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:03 am

mztk wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:25 am
there was some recent very low pricing with retailers, around Black Friday.
In my perception Behringer's prices went up a while ago, and then down like you said - I was thinking perhaps they had further optimized their manufacturing process???

Not sure if their planned move to mostly direct resale is connected in any way, as Thomann (suspected to be one of the 4??? third party vendors that will remain) was among the retailers offering a huge discount, their price is up again now but IIRC not as high as it used to.

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TheSynthScientist
KVRist
291 posts since 29 Nov, 2018

Post Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:39 pm

Not long ago I wouldn't have imagined Behringer as a hardware synth maker.
Smart move....

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KVRist
123 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:25 pm

Externally controlled and abused TD-3:

http://youtu.be/-pYfMKeyToU

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Banned
61 posts since 27 Dec, 2020

Post Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:20 pm

Thanks for those videos :)

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KVRist
123 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:28 am

Great saturation and even greater panning effects with Vortices.
Please make sure you listen in stereo. :-)

http://youtu.be/BqLYxO3bQZ8

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KVRist
123 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:45 am

Total destruction with the Spectral Devastator. :party:

http://youtu.be/QFzvnfx7ccE

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_leras
KVRian
986 posts since 20 Apr, 2005

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:26 am

Reefius wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:20 am
I just wonder why anyone would want a modded TB-303, which in the end no longer sounds like a 303 because of the mods.
I think the point of some of the mods is to make it sound a bit more like a real 303...

To my ears, it's slightly off the mark, and slightly in uncanny valley.

edit: totally misread, thought it said why would someone want to mod a TD-3...

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KVRist
123 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:01 am

_leras wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:26 am
Reefius wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:20 am
I just wonder why anyone would want a modded TB-303, which in the end no longer sounds like a 303 because of the mods.
I think the point of some of the mods is to make it sound a bit more like a real 303...

To my ears, it's slightly off the mark, and slightly in uncanny valley.

edit: totally misread, thought it said why would someone want to mod a TD-3...
Maybe because as a synthesizer, the 303 clones can be brought into alien territory with some mods. You can still get you beloved and classic 303 sound and then go beyond that if needed. That’s for me the point in using electronic instruments.

A good example of that is the Avalon Bassline. It can be only 303 if you like it or something completely different. I like to support my words with facts, so at the risk of making self promotion, this is the playlist with my Avalon examples:

http://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDxv3 ... n44TM7g4MU

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KVRist
123 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:24 am

Another example of abused TD-3.

https://youtu.be/Opk5QZEluRE

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KVRist
123 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:50 am

Stereo distortion sounds amazing!

https://youtu.be/dXXOHGKhy74

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Post Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:48 pm

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KVRist
225 posts since 18 Oct, 2003

Post Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:35 pm


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