Yeah, i don't understand the InstaDJ thing, seems rather cheeseball. Also, i would think any patents have long expired. WTF do Roland care? The only sales they're missing are due to their own ignorance.
wtf?!! weird this is getting sold without even a sound demo???
has anyone even heard of this company before?
if not anyone in london care to pay em a visit?
the specs are all over the place.. 24db 4 pole filter doesn't sound right
and why copy the exact 303 layout if you've got all these instaDJ features, arpeggio etc?!!
@acid hazard: i doubt those patents are expired or every company would be re-issuing 808/909/Juno/MS20s etc
even software emulators are careful not to resemble too hard (although rebirth was pretty damn similar)
A preset 303 for the new generation. No doubt this will get snapped up by ones who don't wish to pay the prices 303's command. This TT-303 sounds terrible, cases are nice though, only if TT made 303 replacement cases to replace the battered and worn out ones.
@ Xanax it's made by Technology Transplant, not this company in London, they are only a UK stockist.
yes it looks nice I think it is clever to copy the form factor as today it is part of the charm of the original (and the xoxbox, while sounding fantastic expecially with some added mods, is a bit "unstylish" in looks I have to admit - not that this would have stopped me buying it of course ;-))
.. I think Altitude909 had some awesome silver metal cases but got a cease & desist for it.
A good point has been made though, Roland went after the D16 guys initially for their software looking too much like the original devices and this goes a bit farther then they did. You cant build a exact looking copy of something and change the name a little as sell it as your own. Especially if it is something as iconic as the 303
...and if it sounds better than the xoxbox like some newly registered member suggested, then it is time to kick out all those orig tb s as well ;-)
I dont get the irony. I had my xoxbox next to a real 303 and i realise that my xoxbox' s filter does not sound like the real thing.from the youtube videos above this device sounds better to my ears.thats all.
sounds good to my ears, through these laptop speakers albeit, closer than any xoxbox i have heard, much smaller than a future retro revolution and sounds closer to me too, i cannot spend any more moneys this year on music stuff but i am very curious and want to listen again on some real speakers
the instadj thing does sound cheesy, i thought the fr revolution pattern randomizer knobs were kinda' cheeseball too but i have gotten neat results here and there out of it i must admit
The demo's sound pretty ok to me. Although I thought it sounded different in some demo's compared to say, the audio you get in the background on the website, which makes me a little wary.
Re: x0xb0xes. If it doesn't sound like a 303, then fix it. Or, accept the difference, because one 303 doesn't always sound the same as another either.
If it IS actually made by Technology Transplant, then that changes things a bit...
No doubt in my mind. They have been promising 303 cases for a while on their old website and the fact its called a TT-303? They already make the tact boards and pot sets and obviously have the capabilities to do knobs and button caps. I cant see any sane business person putting up the big money to get molds made for all this stuff, unless they already had that capability in house to do so. The fact this is a device that will obviously run afoul with the trademark ppl at Roland (happened to D16, at that was a softsynth) makes me REALLY question this is coming from a western source
What I am more interested in is who did the firmware development, they were not exactly the most technically astute crowd and had to send over their "tech" guy to the adafruit forums to get help loading bootloaders on to the chips (why TT boxes dont have bootloaders) so they are obviously in cahoots with someone to put this out.
A new tb 303 clone available from a company "CYCLONE ANALOGIC " based in hong kong ...
All details on MATRIXSYNTH WEBSITE as their own is in progress right now ...
A tb 303 that looks nearly identical with some presets ...