Monthly Archives: February 2010
As some of may know I’m a complete 303 fetishist.
Don’t know what I mean? Then check This link out!
It seems to be made by the guy behind the TS-303 Acid screamer pedal. Link here
Rest assured as soon as it’s out I’m buying one!
The police have made amendments, when I had first heard about Form 696 the Police wanted not only the details and ethnicity of the performers (including real names and addresses), but also the likely ethnicity of the crowd (obviously with the perceived relation between violent crime and the Afro-Carribean community)
What does this mean to me? Nothing at the moment, but due to there being a room which will include the music listed there is a likelihood I’ll be subject to the form. Due to Cable being in Southwark the council have imposed some really draconian security measures (something that both myself and the club would prefer not to have but will happily abide by to conform to the restrictions). They were brought in due to the high level of gun and violent crime outside some very well known nightclubs in the area.
Either way, read the blog that I put up, it’s very interesting stuff (mostly about the politics of nightclubs/dancing and the fear governments and police have of large groups of people)
At over 10 times their original price, the TB-303 bassline synth by Roland still command a respectable (read: Stupid) price on the second hand market.
Programming the thing isn’t too tricky if someone who knows shows you, if you don’t know anyone but have the manual it gonna be a hard mountain to climb (the manual was translated from Japanese, to Korean and then into English, and badly done every step of the way) If you have neither you’re chances of working out how to use one is practically nil.
So why do people pay so much money for them? Especially when there are hardware clones (such as the x0xb0x that uses the same components) Well it’s because there’s just something about them. Even the most seasoned circuit heads can’t work out why the thing sounds the way it does.
Anyway here’s a couple of videos dedicated to my love of a fragile, ridiculously expensive, far too limited (even by 1981 standards!) and horribly confusing synth. Oh and it pretty much kick started an entire culture/art form/industry/social experiment.
Tb-303 Vs. X0xb0x, the ultimate test!