The TB-03 Sound module is one of the second line of modules in the Roland Boutique series, that feature limited run compact modules that recreate the sound of iconic Roland hardware using Roland's advanced ACB (analogue Circuit Behaviour) technology. Roland Boutique units are being made in limited production runs, so order now before our stock runs out!
The First group of Roland Boutique modules focused on classic Roland keyboard synths from yesteryear. This time however, Roland have concentrated on other classic hardware models from their illustrous history, featuring drums, bass and voice effects.
Back To Bass-ics
The TB-03 is of course based on Roland's TB-303 Bass Line module first released in 1982. Despite the fact that it was only in production for 2 years, the iconic sound of the TB-303 played a defining role in the development of modern Electronic dance music. This is the first time that the TB-303 has been made with it's original look and layout since the original short lived production run; albeit in a more compact size and with a few modern updates.
The TB-03 uses ACB to fully capture the authentic sound and character of the original. The new four-digit LED display allows for enhanced programming, while rotary dials give hands-on control over tuning, cutoff, resonance, envelop mod, decay, and accent. Saw and square waveforms are present, alongside new overdrive, delay, and reverb effects. In addition to the original’s Pitch and Time write modes, there’s an all-new Step mode and fine tempo control, and sequences can continue playing while switching modes. Ports for external gear include a dedicated trigger input to drive the internal sequencer, plus MIDI IN/OUT, USB, and CV/Gate for control over analog gear, modular synths and DAWs.