Add a little acid to the mix with the Behringer TD-3 Analog Bass Line Synthesizer in Transparent Green. This 303-style analog bass line synthesizer is based on an iconic synth that shaped the sound of Acid House and EDM. The TD-3 Synthesizer brings a vintage synthesizer into the modern era with its pure analog signal path and onboard controls, including a 16-step sequencer with up to 250 user patterns.
The original was known for its unique squelching-style bass sounds, which were instrumental in forming the sound of popular dance music. The TD-3 features the same unique 4-pole low-pass resonant filter and distortion circuitry that made the original so versatile. This new and improved design retains the same sound and controls as the original, with the addition of MIDI and USB connectivity for modern music production.
The synth that built Acid House, the original 303 was intended as a digital replacement for bass guitars, seeking to create powerful bass sounds for use in pop and dance music in the early ’80s. The bass tones it created were more squelchy and chirping than your standard bass guitar. Because of this happy accident, the 303 would not be used to its full potential until the rise of dance music in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Behringer has taken great care to replicate the sound and look of the original, with the addition of MIDI and USB connectivity.
At the heart of the TD-3 is a vintage-style oscillator. The Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) features transistor wave-shaping circuitry, allowing you to toggle between reverse-sawtooth and pulse waveforms, providing flexible sound design options. Coupled with the pure analog signal path, the Behringer TD-3 delivers ultra-flexible sound shaping capabilities. Create everything from fat basses to stunning lead tones.
Keeping true to the original, the TD-3 features a 24dB/octave filter, providing the classic and iconic sound that is so sought after. This unique filter was paramount in shaping the tonal style of the original. You can dial in the low-pass cutoff frequency and resonance settings with precision, allowing you to easily shape your tones. Another way to modulate your waveforms is the built-in distortion. From sound shaping to live performances, the distortion will add a touch of flair to any sound you create.
The compact and robust design makes the TD-3 highly portable, with its intuitive and ergonomic layout making it easy to get started right out of the box. The synth features 11 controls and 28 switches in total, more than enough for getting hands-on with your sound design. Updating the design for the modern world, Behringer has implemented a 16-voice Poly Chain, allowing you to combine multiple synthesizers with the TD-3, for up to 16 voice polyphony.
The TD-3 also adds USB and MIDI connectivity, allowing you to use the TD-3 with your computer or other MIDI devices. This means you can now use the classic 303 sound for digital music production, without the need for tedious cabling.
Overall, the Behringer TD-3 Analog Bass Line Synthesizer in Transparent Green is an amazing bass line synthesizer with true analog circuitry for bass and groove sounds. It features an authentic reproduction of original circuitry with matched transistors and an easy-to-use 16-step sequencer with 7 tracks, each with 250 user patterns. The arpeggiator and distortion circuitry modeled after DS-1-style circuit also add great sound effects and spice to your sounds. With its 3-Year Warranty Program, the TD-3 is designed and engineered in Italy for quality and durability.