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software TB303 ?

Do you guys know of any VSTi's that will give me a Roland TB303 emulation?

I'm not expecting to get anything like a 303 but I'm looking for something that's relatively close.

Sonic characteristics, step entry, choice of glide or no glide between steps and similar resonance/filters.

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Yes, ABL2 is good I got it in a good deal with their Roland drum machine plugin, which is pretty nice too.
No TB-303 here, but ABL2 certainly compares nicely with my x0xb0xes.
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I have all 3 (TB-303, ABL, d16)
ABL is slightly better than the d16. But for the drum machines d16 is superior.

No software or hardware has yet emulated it properly. The x0xb0x gets damn close, but the way the filter sounds when it 's opening still isn't correct

In a track you can't tell the difference, but solo'd it's very noticeable. So it depends what kinda work your using it for
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I have all 3 (TB-303, ABL, d16)
ABL is slightly better than the d16. But for the drum machines d16 is superior.

No software or hardware has yet emulated it properly. The x0xb0x gets damn close, but the way the filter sounds when it 's opening still isn't correct

In a track you can't tell the difference, but solo'd it's very noticeable. So it depends what kinda work your using it for
I have the audio realism plugins but have heard the same things from a few people.

Audio realism hasn't updated the plugins for a really long time
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Awesome!

Thanks for the great recommendations.

I just checked all of them out and that fits exactly what I was looking for....good pricing too!
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I have the audio realism plugins but have heard the same things from a few people.

Audio realism hasn't updated the plugins for a really long time

yes..looks like i jumped the train when the horse was allready dead.. its not very convincing soundwise... and from the feature set a little lame as all 303 emulations.. they all miss the point that the 303 sonics depends highly on its sequencer..and that there are better 303´s around..and that people that dont have a better one often had their 303´s modded. In any case the ABL mimics a rather boring sounding 303, what is a pitty..because its from teh general caharcteristics not so far away from where it should be.. The inbuld distortion of the abl is just dreadfull.. Like most swedish people they are rather reffering to goa trance when they think about a 303 and call that acid...

The Phosycon has a more funky tone, better distortion and better sequencer but is in general not as close to the original 303 sound..but behaves more like it when you crank the resonance up...

An abl with extended parameter range => usere adjustments to the sound and better sequencer would be the thing..

Soundwise the best software emulation i ever came along is actually rebirth..

maybe a bit rougher sounding but actually getting the behaviour ion the knobs adn high resonance quite well-.so that kno turning is some fun.. what just dont happens on the other two really.. so rebirth a s plug in would be nice.. only drawback..the ****** sequencer concept they actually have invented and that gets copied ever since form any other 303 clone.. actually they deserve punishment for that crime against mankind ;-)
And for banalyzing the sound of these machines so heavily in the 90´s.

So..after building a xox box..buying phosicon and abl.. spending maybe 600.- euro and a lot of time for that... I consider all this investions as a waste of money. I actually envy people that can live well with the plug in emulations.. I am to used to a real one to find that machine in the plugs..
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ABL is one of the worst 303 vsts i've heard. D16's is much better. ALL their stuff is top notch. They just need to finish that damn LuSH-101 now!!!
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yes..looks like i jumped the train when the horse was allready dead.. its not very convincing soundwise... and from the feature set a little lame as all 303 emulations.. they all miss the point that the 303 sonics depends highly on its sequencer..and that there are better 303´s around..and that people that dont have a better one often had their 303´s modded. In any case the ABL mimics a rather boring sounding 303, what is a pitty..because its from teh general caharcteristics not so far away from where it should be.. The inbuld distortion of the abl is just dreadfull.. Like most swedish people they are rather reffering to goa trance when they think about a 303 and call that acid...

The Phosycon has a more funky tone, better distortion and better sequencer but is in general not as close to the original 303 sound..but behaves more like it when you crank the resonance up...

An abl with extended parameter range => usere adjustments to the sound and better sequencer would be the thing..

Soundwise the best software emulation i ever came along is actually rebirth..

maybe a bit rougher sounding but actually getting the behaviour ion the knobs adn high resonance quite well-.so that kno turning is some fun.. what just dont happens on the other two really.. so rebirth a s plug in would be nice.. only drawback..the ****** sequencer concept they actually have invented and that gets copied ever since form any other 303 clone.. actually they deserve punishment for that crime against mankind ;-)
And for banalyzing the sound of these machines so heavily in the 90´s.

So..after building a xox box..buying phosicon and abl.. spending maybe 600.- euro and a lot of time for that... I consider all this investions as a waste of money. I actually envy people that can live well with the plug in emulations.. I am to used to a real one to find that machine in the plugs..
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you AUDIO SNOB!
just a 303 expert.. i gave it a shot to try replacements ..just was a wast of money..the audience just dont screams..with the real one i get them every time
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just a 303 expert..

Not a very convincing one.
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Not a very convincing one.
?? just because you cant grasp the wisdom and in experience in my words dont says that i am no convincoing 303 expert.. that just tells about your shortcommings

have you ever had a real one or do you only know them from youtube videos?
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...another thread turns into the usual spoken to death subject "Hardware vs Software"...


OP asked clearly about SOFTWARE 303... is it so hard to control yourselves?
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...another thread turns into the usual spoken to death subject "Hardware vs Software"...


OP asked clearly about SOFTWARE 303... is it so hard to control yourselves?
you cant ask for software that gets close to a 303 with its step input an sonics characteristics without notion that there is up to now no software product or hardware clone on the market that even roughly matches the real thing..

no reason to hold back the truth for pity reasons
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is it so hard to control yourselves?
You're asking that on this forum?
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You're asking that on this forum?
...you're right...sorry.. i couldn't control myself!
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OP asked clearly about SOFTWARE 303... is it so SOFT to control yourselves?
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+1 for D16 Phosycon it's a very good.Recently updated to 64bit too.
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