Behringer TD-3-AM Yellow

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A beautiful yellowbox
MesmoChicago, 30.06.2020
I have always wanted to own and be able to use a TB303 in my music for approx 30 years! the desire never went away , I missed the first round has money was very tight in the recession hit 80`s. So heads up to 2020 and Behringer have done exactly what a progressive music manufacturer should and recreated the "magic box" exactly and then some ! Since receiving mine a few weeks ago , I have had the time (due to the virus) to forensically learn the instrument inside out and although it inherits the much written about sequencer which can be regarded has a very big plus or a minus depending on your viewpoint , in 2020 it doesn`t matter because the USB and synth app supplied takes care of the "mad" button programming many used with the old Roland unit . You can plan and write some very structured musical basslines that sound incredible. The factory sequences are just that , they do not allow the little box to show off but I found an increasing amount of custom sequence packages on the net at very low cost , they became my templates for learning the art of programming this unassuming beast of a box. Mine is now complete with 64 dance ready basslines and with the inclusion of the A/B structure of the pattern play you can alter the main bassline A ever so slightly and program it into B and instantly have those iconic changes in emphasis and dynamics that make a killer techno or house tune . I have a Roland TR-3 and owned it for a good few years and if I was asked to compare the units It would not even come close, the TR-3 was a design experiment for Roland and they forgot about the end user whilst building it , It can sound good in a track but in comparison with the Behringer it is quite pedestrian, it is the sound of the unit that lets it down although full of presets the sound mangling that is so intuitive with the Behringer is just not there . There is no envelope to tweak (big mistake) so it will not sing like an actual bird ! unlike the Behringer . So in summary Behringer have it the jackpot with this well connected clone of the original TB303, the fact it is faithful to the electronics and is squarely analogue and is fully open ended due to its USB and MIDI capabilities , so programming killer basslines will become quite a lucrative cottage industry. The price which I have not mentioned thus far is another gift for a gift that just keep giving . All in all buying a TD-3 is a complete no- brainer everyone should own one , like back in the day these things usually sold in two`s because house and techno back in the eighties used to double up the bass to create more complexity .
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New to Analog Synths but this was absolutely perfect!
Govi, 10.05.2020
I'm fairly new to analog synthesizers, but when i saw this i knew it was a perfect purchase!

Even though the workflow of the original Roland device is notoriously hard to follow, The behringer is manages to be intuitive in my experience. It didn't take long for me to figure out which knob or button launched which function.

Everything about this device is a pro In my honest unexperienced opinion. Including the color!

The only con is that this really isn't a good standalone device for jamming. i've ordered a Keystep to see if this is a good adition for that purpose!

Right now i'm using the interface on the device to create sequences and record them through my audio interface, which has been a breeze!

Overall super happy with my purchase. This is a synth that makes me smile when i look at it, and nod my head when i play it!
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Finally a very good 303 clone at an exceptional price!
*Theo E*, 18.05.2020
This was such a good deal, that I actually bought two TD-3s, and I'm practically playing, along with my RD-8, hardware Rebirth 338 (1.0) sessions!

Behringer added a few patch points, so you can control your TD-3 externally, and a nice distortion unit that adds a lot of bite to the sound, however, they kept the original sequencer, which may be tricky to use!

Bear in mind, there may be a slight deviation to the filter tuning. Nothing serious, but some people prefer the darker sound that some original units had. If you know what you're doing, there's a workaround to tune the filter to taste.

A second note: The unit is extremely light and plasticky but then again, the original TB-303 was plastic too, so no worries! Finally don't forget to update the firmware, since it fixes an issue with slide.

There is not much to be said about the legendary sound of Acid that this device produces. It has been the staple sound of many genres, for the past 35 years. So can't miss this one, if EDM is your thing.

(* There's also a copy of this review for the SR model)
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Behringer TD-3-AM Yellow review.
Hiperdiya, 11.06.2020
First or all I use this machine in a techno set up;
Compared to the original Roland TB 303, the sound is slightly more thinner in the Behringer TD -3, hardly felt when playing along with other sounds, the materials are way cheaper, hence the low price, but it does have a wonderful new feature, which is the USB connection, now being able to set up sequences much easier via a computer. The distortion is another new feature which personally I don't like, having a very digital sound feeling.
If you like having acid sounds in your mix but don't have the money, this machine gives out the best 303 like sounds, the impact of the cheapness being directed to the materials used, poor quality plastics, cheap knobs, and buttons and having very little to no impact on the sound.
For me, the most important feature is the sound, which is straight on ACID, on the other hand, the materials for the build could represent a problem, but considering the price, I'm happy it comes in an enclosed box, as for this range of pricing you find in DIY synth kits, which only offer the electrical unsoldered parts of the machines, so having such a cheap machine sound so expensive is a real treat.
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Just good old fun
LDixon, 04.06.2020
Produces great Basslines and that classic acid feel by crunching up the resonance and cut off. Programming a little dated but easy to pick up and within 5mins (get a YouTube video, forget the manual) you’ll have a squelching acid line to screw your face up to.
Loads of fun, and for this price what are you waiting for?
I use in a dawless set up and run midi clock from a Circuit and it Syncs great.
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I didnt want a TD-3 but couldnt resist all the YELLOW!
mckenic, 02.06.2020
I got in trouble in school back in the 90s because our uniform had a strict code of brown or black shoes. I had black shoes with brilliantly bright yellow smiley faces beside the laces.

I already have the TT 303, Mam MB33 Retro (as well as the OG Mam 19inch rack), x0xbox, bass station rack, bass station2... so I really didnt need the TD-3. AND I had read the programming was old school and arcane.

But who could resist this yellow little beastie! As soon as I looked up what the AM stood for - I knew I had to try get one. Ive already used it in 2 tracks over all my other 303-alikes and I think I'll get another (silver) to do the mods to it.

Plastic as all hell, crazy (but not difficult once you get it) to programme, screams like a bugger when distorted - instantly lovable!

Now the question is get a 2nd to mod or wait and see if Behringer bring out a 'Devil' version!
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robi11, 21.04.2020
Td-3 is one great TB-303 clone, almost the same sound and I love it very very much. Highly recomended if you are looking for classic acid sound!
Yellow colour suits this synth perfect and aloso I like it a lot!
In near future I will buy second one for poly-chain.
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Amazing Sound
Sennn, 01.05.2020
Having used this over the pass week it, I have to say this Behringer 303 sounds amazing not to mention its yellow and totally stands out from the rest of my gear. For this price you will be well satisfied. The only down side to this is the Behringer software is needed to change the midi input. If you want it to sync it to your DAW you must change the preference in their software. I wish it just accepected any midi input that is connected to it. I Also wish they made it into a plugin to be used in your DAW, this way you can save sequences and hear with the rest of your tracks. Instead I just program it the normal way but this would be a nice touch. Overall I am really pleased with this product.
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TD3 Yellow Acid
abcd22, 20.05.2020
Amazing.
I love this and I only bought it because of the Yellow and Acid design.
the 303 works well, a little complicated at first, but sounds great.
Already used this in quite a few releases and will continue to be a integral part of my studio.

It is really light, which was surprising, but that doesn't make any issues. Well made, responsive and looks the business.
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One button broken in new product.
Xmorph, 10.05.2020
Only good thing is sound. Built is very poor. Plastic box with plastic everything. 6 / A button broken from the beginning.

Also got strange feedback all the time when playing with decay.

Sending mine back and looking for another Roland TB-03 for second "303".
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Sounds good but a few things i don't like...
gb-ire, 07.05.2020
First SynthTool Program is absolute dogs#it bad to use! Ive had connection problems and its it gets stuck on loading for an update! Ive read on forums that you have to uninstall all use drivers cause SynthTool gets confused if you have another usb plugged in. Unfortunately this didnt work for me and i'm waiting for their customer service to get back to me. Ive heard people say using another computer or laptop to update might be fine, but i dont have access to another device.

Another thing which might be a bit of deal for some, you cant control and of the devices parameters inside Ableton or other DAWs, you have to live record any automation LIVE. Yes yes i know its an extremely affordable bit of kit and they prob wanted to keep it true to the original 303 but a simple editor where you can control stuff internally inside your DAW, like many other 100% analogue synths offer nowadays would of been ideal! But, what do you expect for 155e
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Its Yellow...... very YYYYYeeeeeeellllllllllloooooooowww
Slim Boy Phat!!!!, 19.05.2020
I'd say well done for an outstanding product at a fantasic price!
When I use this box, I gotta wear shades as it shouts out It's hear by the loud Yellow colour scheme & secondly for the sound it produces! The added distortion is a nice touch, making the TD-3 scream even more! Nudge nudge, wink wink.... it'll give the same results as all those classic Acid House jams we all know and love. I cant see any real cons as it does what a 303 clone should! Makes ACID.
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Ins gelb schwarze getroffen !
Ben Sudo, 05.03.2020
Super look !

So an extra point for quality since I gave it 5 stars for features already.

I don't claim to have particularly fine ears, nor does my wife and we both agree that the sound of the original TB-303 "hat das gewisse etwas" which the TD3 aspires to regardless of color, but fails to achieve.

Once you have heard the Forbidden Fruit TB-303 sound it is impossible to unhear. If the TB-303 had never existed the TD3 would be far and away the best of the rest.

Definitely a FUN BOX and great MIDI featured to boot !

I had to pay dearly to have MIDI IN and OUT installed on my TB-303
and will be connecting it to the MIDI OUT of the TD3 !

My wish list for the TD3 would include CV and GATE INS as well
as a few other patch points like ENV and ACCENT mod IN..

Oh well, one can aways dream that Benhringer will HEAR YOU..

I am reapeating a little of what iI wrote on the silver version so I will stop only to say:

BUY THIS NOW - you will never regret it !
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Fantastic sound!
Daniel Celion, 21.04.2020
It's very lightweight, but the quality on the knobs is good!
I love it! I also have the Roland TB-03, but this is my favourite now!
It goes well with my RD-8 and TB-03 :)
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Good cheap acid box
moogkid, 22.03.2020
Not bad. Build is cheap and plastic but sound is good and works as expected. Tap function still not implemented so will wait for that. Great cheap 303 type box, has the sounds, can do the rubbery stuff and the squealchy stuff. All in, it's not bad, feels very light and plastic but overall it's good. If it breaks, buy another one.
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Behringer TD-3-AM Yellow
MARAX, 16.04.2020
Really nice Smily Amber / Yellow TD-3 tb 303 clone.
for the money you can't go wrong.
pattern loading with midi tool, quite nice simpel software.
Distortion and extra modular patch point to gif the clone a twist.
Hours of classic acid fun.
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