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. The Pirate

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    Great thread :like: As an ex owner of an original TB 303 and trier of many hardware that imitate it, the best one I have heard is the Ladyada xOxbOx (pronounced "zox-box"). Ladyada reverse engineered a real TB-303, part by part, and designed a clone that sounds very nearly identical to the TB-303. https://www.ladyada.net/make/x0xb0x/

    The xOxbOx is now being sold by Mode Machines. This thing is dope! https://www.modemachines.com/x0xb0x-mk3-final-edition


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  2. Roject

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    There was 134.4% because TB-303 has it's own mathematics :hillbilly:
     
  3. Raddler777

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    Are you serious?! That is maybe the best sounding hidden gem I've ever come across, haha and masked behind that god awful GUI.
     
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    mine is mam modified, not the closest but a little beast , with deep bass and great acid possibilities
     
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  5. grabme

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    Behringer.
     
  6. The Pirate

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    Behringer? How can you include something that is not even available or that we haven't heard? The Behringer TD-303 may not even make it to the stores.

    In fact, the photo below is a fake. A product of Photoshop.:no:

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  7. hayabusa

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    Hummm...neither in mine...don't know if you are in Europe but if yes, check in Italy, they will ship it to you...
     
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    Yes: from what I read in reviews, it seems the best clone (plus usb and midi), also, it is possible to add mods. I’m trying to buy that but unfortunately it is out of stock. There are various resellers on ebay but I dont feel confortable with 2nd hand gear. Do you have any news of official restock?
     
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    It is the best. Check your PM for the info you requested.
     
  10. Herr Tony

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    Please add dolphin by signaldust (mystran), it does the job as good as the real thing.

    though I think Roland Cloud wins them all!
     
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  11. mrpsanter

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    D16 or Roland all the way.
     
  12. statik

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    according to some of the purists no clone comes close to the original but what almost everyone forgets is that your target audience is unlikely to hear the difference, if they even know what a 303 is to begin with.

    btw voltage modular is on sale at pluginboutique with 80% off. i bought it a few weeks ago for €27,-
     
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    https://www.roland.com/uk/products/mc-09/
    Maybe not the closest to a real 303 but a fun facsimile with knobs on...i really enjoyed owning one when i used to own physical rather than digital objects. great toy and probably cheap on ebay.. The sampler is noisy and barely usable but the presets are great: 2 bar sequences for bass or lead [seperate modes for no particular reason!], always easy to find a killer starting point for a riff...some basic roland type drums as well. I also had a quasimidi 309 [haha] which is so almost 303 but sounds like shit....now I would just make a 303 from scratch in sylenth/serum/surge +ableton saturation/overdrive....never used a real one tho....out of my price range...
     
  14. Roject

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    Do You know some audio effect vsts like tb-303? Tuning or other elements?
     
  15. Satai

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    @Herr Tony , would you happen to have a semi-recent archive of SignalDust software including the dolphin? The guy's site is dead, KVR only links there, and it's a damn shame because the tools seem to be secret-weapon tier, the work of an insane scientist.
     
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    <INTERLUDE>
    An old acquaintance Mark Moore miming with, I think, the 202? on TOTP!
    Gotta respect that! "Digital Filofax" indeed! lol. I always remembered it as a 303, but now it looks too big.
    S-Express 2 nearly happened for me for about a year; but it became Xpress 2 Poptartz with Boy George. :sad:

     
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  17. Rudy Manterie

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    Wut? X-Press 2 has has nothing to do with Boy George.
     
  18. Smoove Grooves

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    Oh yeah. It was called Poptartz! Sorry! Either way; S-Express 2 didn't happen.
    Do you know, I always just assumed X-Press 2 was Mark & George! haha. Thanks Rudy!
    I knew it was a 'DJ type thang', but didn't realise it was Ashley Beedle.
    That's so funny, after 25 years! lol
     
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    No problem, everyone makes mistakes, except me.. :scrapbox:
     
  20. Herr Tony

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    Satai and friends insterested about that mystran/signaldust 303 emulation called the dolphin. The site is down but this archive is all the work I have about the man himself. If I cannot share this please tell me so I can remove it.

    Enjoy and say hi and thx to mystran if you happen to meet him!!!
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/wur8ny6mtopzla9/mystran signaldust.rar
     
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