Behringer’s newest synth TD-3-SR is a $150 clone of the classic Roland TB-303
The Roland TB-303 Bass Line is a bass synthesizer released by Roland Corporation in 1981. Designed to simulate bass guitars, it was a commercial failure and was discontinued in 1984. However, cheap second-hand units were adopted by electronic musicians, and its “squelching” or “chirping” sound became a foundation of electronic dance music genres such as house and techno. It has inspired numerous clones.
Fast forward 35 years and here comes Behringer with the latest in a long line of TB-303 clones. The TD-3-SR is an analog Bass Line Synthesizer with VCO, VCF, 16-Step Sequencer, Distortion Effects and 16-Voice Poly Chain.