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Roland Cloud adds Roland TB-303 Software Bass Synthesizer to Legendary Series

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Roland Cloud has announced the addition of the Roland TB-303 to its suite of software instruments. Utilizing the same ACB (Analog Circuit Behavior) modeling as the Roland Juno-106, Jupiter-8, and others from Roland Cloud's Legendary series, the virtual TB-303 captures the hypnotic tone of the original hardware and forms the perfect complement to the TR-909 and other instruments in Roland Cloud.

When Roland released the TB-303 Bass Line in 1981, it was marketed as a computerized bass machine to simulate traditional bass guitar. Inventive electronic musicians found a world of uses for the little silver box with the liquidlike low end. And like the Roland TR-808 and its influence on hip-hop, the TB-303 played an essential role in the development of late '80s-early '90s rave culture.

In celebration of the TB-303 and its influence, Roland celebrated the inaugural 303 Day on 3-03-19. Check out this mini-documentary about Acid House-pioneer DJ Pierre of Phuture: YouTube.com/watch?v=_zQA0WZdApc

Authentic Recreation with Fresh Features
Starting on 303 Day, users can experience the virtual version of the iconic Roland TB-303. The software TB-303 retains the flow and functionality of the original design, while adding a host of fresh features sure to have turned heads back in the day.

For the first time, the TB-303 can hold up to 64 patterns and 64 patches per bank. The eight variations of a pattern are still accessible on the faceplate. Plus, with 32 preset patterns and 48 unique sounds, the 303 arrives prepared with sonic templates ready to explore.

A hidden panel on the far-right corner of the 303 unlocks a variety of new tone-coloring features. Users can explore the expanded circuit modification via the new VCF trim, Vintage Condition, and Master Tune knobs. The onboard effects, including distortion and delay with tempo-sync, are ideal for inspiring fresh ideas.

All-New Key Features:

  • 64 patterns per bank.
  • 64 patches per bank.
  • 8 variations per pattern.
  • 48 preset patches and 32 preset patterns included.
  • New graphic edit window for step input, pattern edit and pattern creation.
  • Circuit modification via the new VCF Trim, Vintage Condition, and Master Tune knobs.
  • Condition knob adjusts the age and condition of the virtual hardware.
  • Tone knobs for tuning, cutoff frequency, filter resonance, filter envelope, envelope decay, and accent.
  • Effects control for overdrive and delay with tempo sync.
  • Pattern drag and drop of MIDI/audio data to DAW.
  • 5 play modes: Forward, Reverse, Fwd & Rev, Invert, and Random.
  • 6-octave spread (C0 to C6).
  • Position locking to DAW.

Roland Cloud pricing starts at $19.95 USD Per Month.

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