Roland AIRA TB-3 Synthesizer


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Get Performance Ready with a Roland TB-3 Touch Bassline Synthesizer

Based on the wildly influential Roland TB-303, the new Roland TB-3 Touch Bassline Synthesizer is a performance-ready bass synthesizer with authentic sound and intuitive controls engineered to play. The Roland TB-3 Synthesizer contains the unmistakable character of its predecessor, wrapped in a modern package with a pressure-sensitive touch pad that makes both playing and programming a total joy.

Capturing the Original

  • Meticulously crafted from a pristine Roland TB-303 unit, original spec sheets, and archival data
  • Roland’s ACB technology models each component and every aspect of the original Roland TB-303 sound
  • Faithful recreation of the original saw and square oscillator waveforms
  • Attack, slide, tie, and other elements that characterize the Roland TB-303 have been fully reproduced, including how they interact with each other
  • Authentic filter behavior with smooth response and classic sound

Roland TB Synthesizer Evolved

  • Pressure-sensitive touch pad
  • 134 captivating sounds, including the original Roland TB-303 tones and new four-oscillator, effects-processed basses, leads, and sound effects
  • Dedicated Tempo control with shuffle and tap tempo functions
  • Control built-in effects with smooth, responsive knobs
  • 7-segment, 3-character LED display
  • Seamless switching between pattern creation and performance
  • 16-step indicator lights to aid in pattern creation
  • Pattern support for up to 32 steps
  • Easy access to shuffle control for bass lines that groove
  • Enter steps manually or record in real time on the touch pad
  • Change step count during playback to alter the length of phrases
  • Random pattern generation and pattern modification
  • Pattern copy function

Touch Pad

The new TB-3 is equipped with a brightly lit, pressure-sensitive touch pad that lets you seamlessly create patterns and interact with the unit during performance. In addition to pitch and volume, you can tweak filters and even control modulation by simply pressing down on the pad with your finger. It also makes the keyboard a breeze to play.

  • Envelope modulation and decay can be controlled with a single finger
  • Switch patterns, transpose, and chain patterns with finger gestures
  • Internally partitioned at keyboard intervals so it's easy and natural to play in real time
  • XY Play-X for continuous pitch change, Y for volume, and pad pressure for modulation

Step Sequencer

The TB-3's evolved step sequencer is a snap to use and allows seamless switching between pattern creation and performance. Of course, an attractive aspect of the original TB-303 was how it would sometimes generate unintended sounds as the user maneuvered through its complex and cryptic pattern-creation operation. In order to inject that element of chance and discovery, the TB-3 includes automatic pattern generation and random pattern modification functions.

Scatter

The TB-3's Scatter function features slicing, reverse, gating, and other effects, allowing you to instantly create variations, stutters, and glitches that would normally require painstaking editing in a DAW. Complex, per-step functions are triggered easily with the touch pad and a single finger. You can keep things fresh and interesting with 8 different Scatter variations and 10 levels of Scatter depth—all controllable in real time and in perfect sync.


SPECIFICATIONS

Instruments

  • Preset patches: 134

Sequencer

  • User Patterns: 64
  • Maximum Steps: 32 steps (each pattern)

Scatter

  • Preset: 8

Controllers

  • Touchpad
  • Cutoff Knob
  • Resonance Knob
  • Accent Knob
  • Effect Knob

Display

  • 7 segments, 3 characters (LED)

Connectors

  • PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4--" phone type
  • OUT (L/MONO, R jacks): 1/4--" phone type
  • MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
  • USB Port: USB Type B (Audio/MIDI)
  • DC IN jack

Power Supply

  • AC Adapter, or obtained via USB port (USB bus power)

Current Draw

  • 500 mA

Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 9.5 x 6.81 x 2.25--" (240 x 173 x 57 mm)

Weight

  • 1.1 lbs (820g)

Manufacturer: Roland
Model: TB-3
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I307662-1