Behringer TD-3 review

Behringer TD-3 is a clone (with added features) of Roland’s TB-303, a synth that was originally designed to mimic bass guitars, failed commercially, but despite that has now become one of the most iconic mono synths, core to acid music but used in other genres as well.

In this video I’ll show you what the Behringer TD-3 can do, and compare it to an original TB-303 as well as the RE-303, a replica by DIN SYNC, and XOXBOX, a souped up open source clone:

TIMELINE:
0:00 Intro
0:55 Overview
2:05 Synth tool
3:55 Oscillator
5:10 Filter & resonance
5:55 Envelope
6:15 Accent
6:55 Distortion
8:20 Patterns
10:10 Sequencing
13:45 Random
14:15 Tracks
15:40 VS oscillator
16:20 VS filter
17:05 VS envelope
18:05 VS accent
21:00 VS distortion
21:25 VS mods
22:45 Pros & cons

7 Comments

  1. I have a tb-303 and I will be getting a td-3 because it sounds amazing and nothing like hearing two play off each other in real time..great review!

  2. Hi do you know if the TD-3 send CC ?
    Coz I bought couple weeks ago the TT 303 from cyclone analogic which it doesn’t send any CC.
    And I think that is kind of shame, specially if I want to control it from my DT.
    Thank u for your instructive vid.

    1. Author

      I’m not sure you can – they haven’t published a spec yet

  3. Excellent as usual Loopop, can you use the TD-303 with a CV sequencer like the Korg SQ-1?

    1. Author

      Thanks! It doesn’t have CV inputs, but it does support MIDI, so it should work that way, though I’ve not tried it specifically with the SQ-1

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