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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by gentle_attack » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:40 pm

I have to say that the "Murda'd Out" / Murdered Out Devil Fish Modded is :love: :love: :love:

I still want a blue or black regular one when available in USA without prepaying (I'm in no rush), but the prospect of an already tricked out version is pretty damn cool. Shame they can't make a true collab with Robin and kick him back some money, but I can't say I'm surprised they didn't see eye to eye.

In a perfect world they could kick him $20/unit plus say $10 in extra parts for the mods, $179.99 msrp. Who knows, but I would definitely pay $20-40 extra for a pre-modded TD-3.
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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by lisa » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:07 pm

Voltcontrol wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:38 am
lisa wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:07 am
Got mine yesterday. :spin:

Very squelchy, rubbery warm tones. Love it.
Thanks! Bad recording but some of the character pushes through. 🙂

I’ve had them a while now and they are pretty much spot on, except for the cutoff range. I need to get that fixed.
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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by Kattefjaes » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:34 pm

Man-In-A-Suitcase wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:51 pm
Kattefjaes wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:07 am
Worth checking the firmware's up to date- some time around the turn of the year it was updated, one of the changes was to make the slide a little longer, so it sounded more rubbery and 303ish.
The update actually makes the slide a litte shorter as it was too long to begin with. When you added a slide with a tied note it kind of had a slight modulation to it. So now the slide should approximate the 303's one.
Yes, you're right, and that's what I meant. God knows why my fingers said "longer" - thanks :mrgreen:

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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by Chopper » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:28 am

I just got one...
Didn't sound right until I updated the firmware. The slide has definitely improved....
The sequencer is obviously close to the original (my TB303 has been sick for some times, so I might have forgoten a few things...), But I prefer the improvements on my TT-303 (first model) by far. The TT303 has a few twists that makes it better.
Am I the only one that notices the notes lenght being shorter?
The accent sounds funny... A bit too short as well....
Better resonance than on the TT303. As in, faithful to the original 303. The TT303 is going about 95percent there, and cannot reach some specific whistling the original 303 does. The behringer on, on the other hand, is spot on.
Not my favourite choice of distortion, but hey, I presume it's a question of taste...
Overall very happy with it. Oh, i did the trimpot thingy in order to lower the value of the filter, to make it closer to the original, and it improved the hyper brilliance.

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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by JankySwitch » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:12 am

I just updated the firmware on mine - the slide is definitely improved (and more obvious on CV/Gate control too)
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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by Kattefjaes » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:24 am

Yep, gives it a bit more of a bouncy feel. I still need to pop the thing open and back the VCF bias off a bit, I think mine's a bit bright, but it really doesn't sound bad. Guess it's hard to fuck up such a simple design- but I really do enjoy mine.

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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by Red Electric Rainbow » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:42 pm

anyone know when the murdered out edition will be available?
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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by placidhouse » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:25 pm

Red Electric Rainbow wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:42 pm
anyone know when the murdered out edition will be available?
pretty sure this is just speculation at this point. don't think there's a tentative date, only behringer's expressed interest in coming out with a modded version.

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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by Kattefjaes » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:25 am

Personally I am waiting for the "KILL ALL BITCHES LMAO GENOCIDED UP" version, where not only is it all black, but the knobs have been replaced by studded skulls to be more edgy and xtreem.

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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by kons » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:07 am

I'm waiting for the 'HEAT DEATH of the UNIVERSE' version.... all black, no i/o, no knobs... just the holy 303 circuit inside...

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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by Kattefjaes » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:45 am

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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by GrubbyGrime » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:42 am

This thing has a growl to it that I can't get out of my Avalons. I'm having so much fun, more than on my Avalons.

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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by heckadecimal69 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:46 am

GrubbyGrime wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:42 am
This thing has a growl to it that I can't get out of my Avalons. I'm having so much fun, more than on my Avalons.
I didn't want to say it out loud...
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Granted the Avalon is much more, but once they fix MIDI slides this will be the best straight 303 clone around, hands down.
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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by anselmi » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:19 pm

GrubbyGrime wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:42 am
This thing has a growl to it that I can't get out of my Avalons. I'm having so much fun, more than on my Avalons.
I imagine by "fun" you are talking about sonic results since the Avalon´s sequencer seems to be way better and easy to use than the TD3´s

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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by 3hands » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:37 pm

anselmi wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:19 pm
GrubbyGrime wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:42 am
This thing has a growl to it that I can't get out of my Avalons. I'm having so much fun, more than on my Avalons.
I imagine by "fun" you are talking about sonic results since the Avalon´s sequencer seems to be way better and easy to use than the TD3´s

For those of us coming from real 303 experience, we wanted the familiarity of that system. Behringer also added a facility to program from a DAW for those with less (or no) experience on the original.
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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by Red Electric Rainbow » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:28 pm

3hands wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:37 pm
Behringer also added a facility to program from a DAW for those with less (or no) experience on the original.
The OG sequencer takes some getting used to but is manageable and can create some “happy accidents” but I prefer the synth tool. makes it a breeze to program lots quickly and creates a fast workflow for me personally.

Never really got along with any of the acid boxes I’ve owned (XoX, TB-3, TB-03) in the past. I felt like they all missed the mark / weren’t quite right. The TD-3 actually sounds like genuine acid to me. For the price its unmatched.
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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by 3hands » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:33 pm

Red Electric Rainbow wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:28 pm
3hands wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:37 pm
Behringer also added a facility to program from a DAW for those with less (or no) experience on the original.
The OG sequencer takes some getting used to but is manageable and can create some “happy accidents” but I prefer the synth tool. makes it a breeze to program lots quickly and creates a fast workflow for me personally.

Never really got along with any of the acid boxes I’ve owned (XoX, TB-3, TB-03) in the past. I felt like they all missed the mark / weren’t quite right. The TD-3 actually sounds like genuine acid to me. For the price its unmatched.
I agree 100 percent!!! I remember originally being taught to program it but picking a key... throwing in a bunch of notes making sure to utilize the octave buttons... and then randomly clicking in accents and slides... it was the king of happy accidents!!!

The TD-3 is the closest I’ve gotten to the original 303 in something that costs next to nothing.
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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by Samaepstein » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:00 pm

Wiggle Team,

I have been having too much fun with this box

2 Questions if anyone would be so kind. I have read the manual and I apologize if i missed these things.

1) To save a pattern, am I clear that the unit basically auto saves each pattern? So to write a new pattern you just find any pattern you aren't crazy about and clear/write over it?

2) When people have been talking abut an internal trimpot to adjust the cutoff range, are you saying you can make the filter range lower to have more of the highs filtered out? That would be amazing and if so, any info on where to look to find specific instructions on how to do this would be most appreciated.

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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by Kattefjaes » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:51 am

Samaepstein wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:00 pm
2) When people have been talking abut an internal trimpot to adjust the cutoff range, are you saying you can make the filter range lower to have more of the highs filtered out? That would be amazing and if so, any info on where to look to find specific instructions on how to do this would be most appreciated.
Yes, people commonly turn it down a tiny bit as the TD-3 is a touch on the bright side. A tiny bit, mind.


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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by Samaepstein » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:46 pm

awesome @Kattefjaes thanks for that!

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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by daveholiday » Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:27 pm

Just a quick question for those of you that have the TD-3. I have gone through the quick start manual and haven't seen much in the way of MIDI implementation. What exactly does the TD-3 send and receive via MIDI? I assume MIDI clock start/stop, but any note data? Could you drive this from an external sequencer? Before everyone jumps my shit about the sequencer...I am used to sending midi to my "acid boxes". Most of my clones are rack mount....3 Syntecno TeeBees and 2 MAM MB33mkII. At $150 and lots of very good reviews I will still pick a couple up....just curious about the MIDI!

Thanks!

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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by daveholiday » Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:28 pm

daveholiday wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:27 pm
Just a quick question for those of you that have the TD-3. I have gone through the quick start manual and haven't seen much in the way of MIDI implementation. What exactly does the TD-3 send and receive via MIDI? I assume MIDI clock start/stop, but any note data? Could you drive this from an external sequencer? Before everyone jumps my shit about the sequencer...I am used to sending midi to my "acid boxes". Most of my clones are rack mount....3 Syntecno TeeBees and 2 MAM MB33mkII. At $150 and lots of very good reviews I will still pick a couple up....just curious about the MIDI!

Thanks!

I know, I know......WTF? MIDI? 303? what the hell is this guy smoking... :eek:
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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by 3hands » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:03 pm

I’ve bought and paid for my TD3 Feb 8th, but still haven’t gotten it yet. Anyone else in Canada in the same boat?
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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by Darkside » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:11 am

I finally got mine on friday and it's all good so far! My Tb-03 sounds lifeless now, hihi. Having used the Tb-03 in easy step programming mode I didn't learn the original way untill now and it's actually not as bad as often depicted. The only thing I haven't been able to figure out still is the audio input, but overall there are no bad words to say.

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Re: Behringer teases 303 clone?

Post by heckadecimal69 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:58 am

daveholiday wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:27 pm
Just a quick question for those of you that have the TD-3. I have gone through the quick start manual and haven't seen much in the way of MIDI implementation. What exactly does the TD-3 send and receive via MIDI? I assume MIDI clock start/stop, but any note data? Could you drive this from an external sequencer? Before everyone jumps my shit about the sequencer...I am used to sending midi to my "acid boxes". Most of my clones are rack mount....3 Syntecno TeeBees and 2 MAM MB33mkII. At $150 and lots of very good reviews I will still pick a couple up....just curious about the MIDI!

Thanks!

I know, I know......WTF? MIDI? 303? what the hell is this guy smoking... :eek:
I'm with you 100%, even with my Avalon which has a sick sequencer and extra envelope trigs, I prefer to use my Engine so it's all in one place. Plus I have a ton of acidlines written on there. The TD-3 sequences fine over MIDI although slides weren't working... Apparently they just released an update a few days ago that fixes this but I haven't tried it yet. Sounds like it works though.

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