Roland Cloud has announced the addition of the Roland TB-303 to its suite of software instruments.

Roland Cloud TB 303 software synthesizer

The virtual TB-303 uses the same ACB (Analog Circuit Behavior) modeling as other Legendary Series synths such as the Juno-106 and Jupiter-8, capturing the hypnotic tone of the original hardware and forming the perfect complement to the TR-909 and other instruments in Roland Cloud.

When Roland released the TB-303 Bass Line in 1981, it was marketed as a computerized bass machine to simulate traditional bass guitar. Inventive electronic musicians found a world of uses for the little silver box with the liquidlike low end. And like the Roland TR-808 and its influence on hip-hop, the TB-303 played an essential role in the development of late ‘80s-early ‘90s rave culture.

Starting on 303 Day, users can experience the virtual version of the iconic Roland TB-303. The software TB-303 retains the flow and functionality of the original design, while adding a host of fresh features sure to have turned heads back in the day.

For the first time, the TB-303 can hold up to 64 patterns and 64 patches per bank. The eight variations of a pattern are still accessible on the faceplate. Plus, with 32 preset patterns and 48 unique sounds, the 303 arrives prepared with sonic templates ready to explore.

Roland Cloud TB 303 edit panel

A hidden panel on the far-right corner of the 303 unlocks a variety of new tone-coloring features. Users can explore the expanded circuit modification via the new VCF trim, Vintage Condition, and Master Tune knobs. The onboard effects, including distortion and delay with tempo-sync, are ideal for inspiring fresh ideas.

Roland Cloud’s TB-303 provides the means to emulate the past or pave brave new pathways. It is an instrument with a proud history of shaking up the status quo and defying expectations. Use the TB-303 to leave an imprint on tomorrow’s sounds and become part of a lasting legacy.

TB-303 features

  • 64 patterns per bank.
  • 64 patches per bank.
  • 8 variations per pattern .
  • 48 preset patches and 32 preset patterns included.
  • New graphic edit window for step input, pattern edit and pattern creation .
  • Circuit modification via the new VCF Trim, Vintage Condition, and Master Tune knobs.
  • Condition knob adjusts the age and condition of the virtual hardware.
  • Tone knobs for tuning, cutoff frequency, filter resonance, filter envelope, envelope decay, and accent .
  • Effects control for overdrive and delay with tempo sync.
  • Pattern drag and drop of MIDI/audio data to DAW .
  • 5 play modes: Forward, Reverse, Fwd & Rev, Invert, and Random.
  • 6-octave spread (C0 to C6).
  • Position locking to DAW.

The TB-303 software synthesizer is now available to Roland Cloud users. New users can sign up for a 30-day free trial.

More information: Roland Cloud