The closest to the original TB-303 Clone? VST or Hardware?

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The Best TB-303 Clone

  1. ABL2

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  2. ABL3

    9 vote(s)
    19.6%
  3. Roland Cloud TB-303

    24 vote(s)
    52.2%
  4. RB-338

    6 vote(s)
    13.0%
  5. Roland TB-03

    7 vote(s)
    15.2%
  6. Analog Audio Lab x0xb0x

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  7. Cyclone Analogic TT-303 Bass-Bot

    3 vote(s)
    6.5%
  8. Braintec Transistorbass 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Ableton Analog

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Phoscyon D16

    13 vote(s)
    28.3%
  11. Avalon Bassline

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  12. Din Sync RE-303

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Dolphin Bassline

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  14. Ladyada xOxbOx

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  15. RS-MET Acid Devil (ToolChain)

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  16. MODE MACHINES x0xb0x MK3

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  17. Roland Aira TB-3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Roject

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    What the closest one?
    I can't buy original for a lot of reasons. I have the opportunity to buy only clones.
    Which is the best from this list?
    2 categories

    VST:
    ABL2
    ABL3
    Roland Cloud TB-303
    RB-338 (program but i used this with Rewire)
    Phoscyon D16
    Ableton Analog/Operator
    Dolphin Bassline
    RS-MET Acid Devil (Toolchain)

    Hardware:
    Roland TB-03
    Analog Audio Lab x0xb0x
    Cyclone Analogic TT-303 Bass-Bot
    Braintec Transistorbass 3
    Avalon Bassline
    Din Sync RE-303
    Ladyada xOxbOx
    MODE MACHINES x0xb0x MK3
    Roland Aira TB-3

    Or maybe some vst is better than all hardware clones
    Maybe do you know better clones than this. Vst or hardware.
    Please let me know.
    Cheers :)
     
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  3. DJK

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    d16 phoscyon, if you run ableton you can make it using analouge synth
     
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    Thanks i forgot about D16 and don't know about using ableton analog like tb-303. Thank You! I added this to list. Cheers :wink:
     
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    Propellerhead’s ReBirth is no more as Roland claims IP infringement
    By Scott Wilson, Jun 13 2017

    After 20 years, the 303, 808 and 909 emulator is being discontinued.

    Propellerhead’s long-running ReBirth line is coming to an end. An intellectual property infringement claim from Roland means the iPad app will be removed from the App Store for good on June 15.

    “We have decided to discontinue ReBirth for iPad,” Propellerhead said on its website. “The decision comes after a statement from Roland that the product infringes on the company’s intellectual property rights.
    https://www.factmag.com/2017/06/13/propellerhead-rebirth-ipad-discontinued-roland-ip-infringement/

    Whatever you choose, you'd better get a move on.
     
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    You can do it with operator too... ;)

     
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    I have additional question about any vst tb-303 like. If I play few notes on midi and slide them, sound expired, volume quick getting quieter. Is possible to never ending sustain along slide playing on midi? How to set this example on d16 phoscyon or abl3 or cloud tb-303?
     
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    the cloud cant have a stable sustain. How about sampling it and then loop to sustain :) But in full deacy it doesnt decay that fast, about ~4 seconds ?

    What i dont like of the tb303 cloud is the filter zipper noise, interesting is that you dont get it when tweaking with teh modwheel, only with teh mouse or another cc
     
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    Hey...
    Having the original and the closest clone I think...you are forgetting this Avalon Bassline from ABSTRAKT Instruments(US)
    https://www.abstraktinstruments.com/,a beast in its genre!!!! Gosh, if you don't know this one, you can't pass away! Check this out and many others on YT!
     
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    Thanks for the info. I never hear about Avalon Bassline. Nice one! Added to the list.
    Unfortunately not availible in my country. Cheers :winker:
     
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    I chose Rolands plugin, but Audiorealism is just as good.
     
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    I haven't voted because the only ones I've tried in over a decade are Phoscyon and the Roland Cloud. Phoscyon is utterly enigmatic and in need of a larger screen option. It sounds good but eff only knows how you're supposed to program it. It appears deliberately designed to repel anybody who didn't use a physical unit recently. The Roland cloud version is the easiest to program TB-303 incarnation I've ever encountered but the sound's all over the place because there's so many tweak and twerk options. It can sound very, very good but usually sounds a bit pathetic somehow.

    The Rebirth 303 was a joy to use because of it's obvious simplicity and its reasonably good sound.

    And the current voting parcentages totall 134.4%. Never a good idea editing a poll.
     
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    Yes, Cherry Audio Voltage Modular can be run also as a VST, VST 3, AU and AAX
     
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    Good to know. How's the sound quality? That 303 video sold me.

    EDIT: Just demo'ed it. Initial impressions is sound quality is a bit dark and veiled, lacks top end juicyness, reminds me of a reason synth. I imagine with some work you could get some nice results and it could spark lots of creativity, it behaves and sounds very modular like. I'm not convinced with the sonics though.
     
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    Sound quality of Voltage Modular is excellent, better than VCV Rack 0.62. PSP Audioware modules here. New core modules coming out few days ago. I tested Voltage Modular. It's great. For example You can control on hardware any knob in program via midi learn right mouse click. You can try Trial version and also You can download few free modules. Program is for free. You only pay for modules, core or additional. But You can test any module. Every module has demo button. Cheers :dj:

    https://cherryaudio.com/voltage-modular
    https://store.cherryaudio.com/
    https://cherryaudio.com/resources/news
     
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    Playing with the 303 now, it is pretty special. Gotta give this thing more time.
     
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