Wednesday, September 5, 2012

ROLAND TB-303


Hello and welcome back.... The Roland TB-303 was born in 1982 and changed the sound of electronic dance music. The TB (Transistorized Bass) 303 was a bass synthesizer with a built in sequencer. It was released in the western world from japan to replace a bass guitar. It originally failed, selling only 10 thousand units but it resurfaced in the late 80s (Detroit) as a serious acid dance/techno house synth. By changing a series of knobs on the 303 you could get a sticky acid sound that sounds very futuristic.
Bands that have used the TB-303 are Heaven 17, The KLF,  Phuture and 808 State and just about any band with the word acid in it :)

HEAVEN 17 - LET ME GO



THE KLF - WHAT TIME IS LOVE



PHUTURE - ACID TRACKS



808 STATE - IN YER FACE



ROLAND TB-303 DOCUMENTARY



http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roland-TB-303/43806082358
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roland-TB-303/43806082358?sk=info
http://www.tb303.ch/148,0,tb-303-samples,index,0.html

Thanks to tb303.ch for the pics below



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