Behringer TD-3 Analog Bass Line Synthesizer

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Friendly Noise
KVRist
123 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:56 am

Really far away from Acid. 8)

https://youtu.be/_1-O25ash0c

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_leras
KVRian
986 posts since 20 Apr, 2005

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:37 am

Friendly Noise wrote:
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
Yeah, I think the Avalon is great. Really cool.

Either way, I think with this TD-3-MO... Behringer may have cracked me. I think I will certainly pick one up. I'll just have to live with feeling a bit cheap and dirty every time I switch in on...
Last edited by _leras on Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Friendly Noise
KVRist
123 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:11 am

The Avalon is not discontinued. Some more are coming, afaik.

Yes, the TD-3-MO seems like a great value. Still very affordable, but way more flexible than the original TD-3 or 303. :-)

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_leras
KVRian
986 posts since 20 Apr, 2005

Post Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:55 pm

Friendly Noise wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:11 am
The Avalon is not discontinued. Some more are coming, afaik.

Yes, the TD-3-MO seems like a great value. Still very affordable, but way more flexible than the original TD-3 or 303. :-)
Will go back and edit that comment then...

The 3MO seems to sound better than the TD3. Like they included some of the users mods or something. For that price makes a real 303 an even sillier proposition that it currently would be....

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KVRist
123 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:12 am

TD-3 loves processing. Here with a bass overdrive stomp box:

https://youtu.be/ZYuXwMDZCQg

Friendly Noise
KVRist
123 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:58 am

How about resynthesizing the TD-3?

https://youtu.be/zbho5nIfV58

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_leras
KVRian
986 posts since 20 Apr, 2005

Post Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:12 am

Friendly Noise wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:12 am
TD-3 loves processing. Here with a bass overdrive stomp box:
The overdrive sounds pretty good. The td3 just doesn't seem to have the rubberiness needed to really sound acid...

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KVRAF
5646 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Post Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:31 pm

Sorry for a noob question, that seems like a very basic thing that obivously should be there, but I'm asking just in case.

Is there any simple way to sync the internal sequencer to the DAW tempo? Do I need a special MIDI interface for that, or does it work just over USB?

Or if not, is it possible to set the exact BPM values within the synth itself?

I saw a video explaining how to use TD3 as a regular sound module playing midi from a DAW but I think the whole point of a 303 is the internal sequencer with the slides and accents.

Also in that scenario (playing midi from DAW) - is it possible to trigger accents from midi somehow (e.g. by specific velocity values, I think Phoscyon does that)
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kritikon
KVRAF
5703 posts since 24 May, 2002 from Tutukaka, New Zealand

Post Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:55 pm

Yeah they can. Sweetwater article explains it well, I thought:

https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/ar ... g-started/#

Fiddly IMO and another reason I haven't taken the plunge yet with a TD3 - the whole 303 programming thing is fiddly and I hated it first time around. 303s are one of the few synths I prefer s/w for - way more easy to program. The TD3 is just as painful as the original to program. I'll probably get one eventually though - have to say I loved the distortion on the TD3.

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KVRAF
5646 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Post Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:44 am

kritikon wrote:
Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:55 pm
Yeah they can. Sweetwater article explains it well, I thought:

https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/ar ... g-started/#

Fiddly IMO and another reason I haven't taken the plunge yet with a TD3 - the whole 303 programming thing is fiddly and I hated it first time around. 303s are one of the few synths I prefer s/w for - way more easy to program. The TD3 is just as painful as the original to program. I'll probably get one eventually though - have to say I loved the distortion on the TD3.
Thanks for the article, saved it for reference!

I understand it's possible both to sync the internal sequencer to a DAW and to implement glides and accents when sequencing the synth from the DAW, so I'll probably use the latter option if/when I get the synth.

Oddly, I prefer controlling/automating everything from within the DAW (I don't think I ever touched the surface of my Virus Snow except to switch it on and off), but in case of a 303 i really want to have these knobs in front of me, I use Phoscyon for my 303 needs as for now and while I like the sound I miss the direct inetraction with the knobs.
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