The Behringer TB-303 clone is happening…

If you didn’t already believe that Behringer is about to launch a Roland TB-303 clone, you certainly should start to believe the rumours now… We’re still expecting an official announcement tomorrow, 8th November so watch this space!

It seems that the TD-3 sticks pretty closely to the TB-303’s design and specs but with the addition of a distortion circuit that’s based on the Boss DS-1 pedal.

As such, this looks to be an all-analogue instrument that’s based on the original TB-303 circuitry. Leaked specs suggest that you get a sawtooth and square waveform VCO, a 4-pole low-pass resonant filter, a 7-track 16-step sequencer and an arpeggiator.

16-voice Poly Chain, meanwhile, enables you to connect multiple units for 16 voices of polyphony, and there are the obligatory MIDI and USB ports.

Rumour has it that the TD-3 will cost around €150, but we’re still waiting for confirmation of that price. As soon as we know more we will let you know more.


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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.