Roland Cloud adds legendary TB-303 synth
To commemorate international 303 Day, Roland has added their legendary TB-303 synth as a plugin on the Roland Cloud.
The Roland Cloud is a growing platform of legendary Roland synth emulations from the Jupiter to the Juno. Their latest additions come as a much-anticipated announcement, as it was one of the most renowned of Roland’s synth’s and yet to see a Roland Cloud emulation version. The original Roland TB-303 was released in 1981 and moved on to become a staple sound in Acid House, Chicago House and Techno. Even almost 40 years since it’s conception, it’s unmistakable sound can be heard in tracks across the genre spectrum.
Due to its extreme popularity, and relatively small production-run, buying an original TB-303 might set you back upward of USD $3000 (Upward of R40k). There are clones available from various manufacturers, however they all have their own unique quirks. The new TB-303 plugin utilizes the same ACB (Analog Circuit Behaviour) technology that powers the other Roland Cloud instruments as well as Roland’s Boutique range of hardware synths and drum machines.
There is a catch…
The Cloud service is a monthly subscription-based service, and if you’re just looking for the sound of the Roland TB-303, USD $19,99 (Around R285) might be a bit steep. However, that being said there are a ton of products on the Roland Cloud service, so if you’re looking for access to a number of legendary synth replica plugins, alongside various other new instruments, this is a great option.
The new TB-303 plugin sees a number of unique new additions, from the ability to drag and drop MIDI sequences from the plugin to your DAW, extra pad and bank memory and even some hidden parameters to create new sounds, unlike the original sound of the TB-303.
For more information check out the Roland Cloud website here.