TB-03 Bassline

$349.00

THE CLASSIC TB-303 SOUND IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

The battery-powered TB-03 is a direct descendant of the famous TB-303 Bass Line Synth. The layout and controls are unchanged, so it works just like the original. It sounds like it too, thanks to Roland’s advanced ACB technology that recreates the hypnotic liquid grooves of the magic silver box. But the new TB-03 goes even further, with several enhancements not found on the original model. The four-digit LED display makes programming easier and more accurate, while overdrive and delay effects let you unleash a twisted, tribal wall of sound to send the crowd into a frenzy. Back in the studio, the TB-03 can send control information via MIDI or its USB port, the latter of which also functions as a audio interface.

  • Realistic recreation of the iconic TB-303 Bass Line synth
  • Retains the sound, character, and user interface of the original TB-303
  • Hands-on control over expressive parameters, including cutoff, resonance, envelope mod, decay, and accent
  • New features not found on the original TB-303, including four-digit LED display, overdrive and delay effects, MIDI, fine tempo control, and additional functions for pattern creation
  • Programmable via classic Pitch, Time, and Step write modes
  • Continue playing a sequence even while switching between write and play modes
  • CV/Gate outputs for controlling vintage analog gear and modular synthesizers
  • Dedicated trigger input to drive the internal sequencer
  • Highly portable for mobile music making
  • High-quality construction with metal front panel
  • Battery-operated (4 x AA) or USB powered
  • Control information can be sent and received via MIDI and USB
  • Built-in powered mini-speaker for instant enjoyment
  • Compatible with optional K-25m Keyboard Unit
  • Classic TB Sequencer with Enhanced Functions
    If you’re familiar with the TB-303’s programming method, then you’ll feel right at home with the TB-03. The original Pitch and Time write modes are included, along with an all-new Step mode. Pattern programming is also enhanced by the LED display, which shows the current step in the sequence as well as showing fine tempo values (such as 125.5 BPM). The internal sequencer can be triggered externally via the trigger input, and you can even switch between write and play modes without stopping pattern playback, opening up new possibilities for live performance.
  • Connect with External gear
    The TB-03 includes MIDI IN/OUT ports and USB, allowing control information to be exchanged with other instruments and devices. This turns the TB-03 into a versatile controller, especially as you can use the CV/Gate output to control external analog gear and modular synthesizers. This level of control works both ways, thanks to the trigger input that lets external gear drive the TB-03’s internal sequencer. Once connected to a PC or Mac, both audio and MIDI data can be sent through the USB port.

  • Battery or USB Bus Power
    Some of the best music is made away from the studio, so the Roland Boutique series runs on 4 x AA batteries, ready for when inspiration strikes. Alternatively, the TB-03 can run on USB bus power.
  • USB Audio Interface for Direct Recording to Your DAW
    Via its USB port, the TB-03 functions as a high-quality audio interface, providing a simple and reliable way of recording directly to your DAW application. You can keep your favorite settings and sequencer patterns safe too via the USB data backup function.
  • SPECIFICATIONS
  • User MemoryPatterns: 96 (4 groups (I, II, III, IV) x 3 sections (A, B, C) x 8 patterns)
    Tracks: 7Waveform(SAW, SQUARE)ControllersBVOLUME knob
    TUNING knob
    CUT OFF FREQ knob
    RESONANCE knob
    ENV MOD knob
    DECAY knob
    ACCENT knob
    OVERDRIVE knob
    DELAY TIME knob
    DELAY FEEDBACK knob
    WAVE FORM switch
    TRACK PATT. GROUP selector
    MODE selector
    TEMPO button
    VALUE knob
    PATTERN CLEAR button
    RUN/STOP button
    PITCH MODE button
    FUNCTION button
    Keyboard buttons (C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B, C)
    TIME MODE button
    TRANSPOSE UP/DOWN buttons
    ACCENT button
    SLIDE button
    BACK button
    TAP buttonEffectsOVERDRIVE (Overdrive/Distortion)
    DELAY (Tape Echo/Digital Delay/Reverb)Indicators7 segments, 4 characters (LED)
    PITCH MODE LED
    NORMAL MODE LED
    TIME MODE LEDConnectorsTRIGGER IN jack: Mono miniature phone type
    CV OUTPUT jack: Mono miniature phone type
    GATE OUTPUT jack: Mono miniature phone type
    PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    OUTPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    MIX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
    USB port: Micro-B type (Audio, MIDI)Power SupplyRechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
    Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
    USB bus powerCurrent Draw500 mA (USB bus power)Expected battery life under continuous useRechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approx. 5 hours
    * This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.ACCESSORIES Owner's Manual
    DK-01 Owner's Manual
    Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
    Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4SIZE AND WEIGHTWidth308 mm
    12-1/8 inchesDepth130 mm
    5-1/8 inchesHeight52 mm
    2-1/16 inchesWeight940 g
    2 lbs 2 oz