06/10/2021

2021/10/06#p2
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One of the common criticisms of the Behringer TD-3 is that the sound is too 'bright' when compared to the Roland TB-303 — the cutoff frequency knob is set too high. This can be changed by taking the case off and adjusting the VCF Offset.

I've always loved really angry, squelchy acid so don't mind the brightness this gives but with two TD-3s I wanted them to have different personalities.

Armed with a couple of screwdrivers I tweaked the black TD-3 (how fitting) to make the sound a bit darker, just what sounded good to my ears rather than trying to tune it properly. I have to say, it definitely sounds more like a real 303 now — it's smoother and less raspy.

To fully test, I made a new track (appropriately titled 'Darker') with the acid lead played on the now tweaked black TD-3. 9 minutes of pure self-indulgence:

#acid

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I spent a few minutes earlier streamlining the file upload feature to provide a more streamlined workflow:

  • hide buttons when not applicable
  • change button labels to better reflect the stage in the workflow
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