Roland finally re-releases the TB-303 Bass Line – on Roland Cloud

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Well, of course, it’s 303 day! The 3rd of March has now been officially adopted as the day we talk about everyone’s favourite bass synth, the Roland TB-303 Bass Line. And as DJ Pierre says in the opening to the promotional video “it has the most unique sound in the history of the world”. To […]

Rare Waves Hydronium: semi-modular analog acid synth for desktop or Eurorack

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Hydronium is a semi-modular analogue synthesizer that’s available for both the desktop and Eurorack either pre-assembled or in kit form. Rare Waves products are designed by Eric Archer out of Texas and are responsible for the Grendel range of synthesizers. Hydronium Checking out the demo video (below- set it running while you read the article […]

Electro-Harmonix Mono Synth turns your guitar into a synthesizer

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The Electro-Harmonix Bass Mono Synth synthesizer pedal for bass guitar was announced back during Winter NAMM. Now EHX has added a guitar version to its range, along with an official demo video – and it all sounds quite ‘Enola Gay’. Electro-Harmonix Mono Synth This neat little monophonic synth pedal for your guitar requires no fancy […]

Roland registers the look of the TR-808 and TB-303 as trademarks

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It all feels a little bit too late but Roland has quietly registered the design and look of their classic TR-808 drum machine and TB-303 Bassline synth as trademarks.  Legendary looks The look of the 808 and 303 are iconic and instantly recognisable. And that design has found itself in everything from t-shirts and mugs […]