303 tracks that aren't acid

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Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Post by Roby31 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:56 pm

It's dance-oriented but I wouldn't call this "acid".
Don't know if they used a 303 or a similar sounding synth, the year was 1993.

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Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Post by StepLogik » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:17 pm

Roby31 wrote:It's dance-oriented but I wouldn't call this "acid".
Don't know if they used a 303 or a similar sounding synth, the year was 1993.

Corporation of Three - The Bear
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_iS286ibC0
i would consider that to be acid. sounds like a real 303 to me.

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Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Post by masstronaut » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:25 pm

The Black Dog - Psil-Cosyin (and lots more besides)



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Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

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Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Post by Yatmandu » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:55 pm

masstronaut wrote:Image
Bwahahaha, an "Acid Hose" party!

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Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Post by monolith » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:12 am

Syn303 wrote:fixed: You don't actually own a real 303, so you can't call a clone as such ;)
:roll: Why even point that out? Does it offend you as a 303 owner?
TrondC wrote: ...but I guess clones should count in this thread, no?
They do :thumbright:

What did you mean by mixed response? I just listened to the track, I thought that part was the icing on the cake. :D

Zamise wrote:Nothing great but something I did for a VSEF contest that didn't quite get off the ground a while back, all sourced from an 808 and 303:

That track is crazy. 8-)
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Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Post by Yatmandu » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:28 am

monolith wrote:
TrondC wrote:woops, meant to write "303-SOUND" :D yeah I don't own a 303, but I guess clones should count in this thread, no?
They do :thumbright:

What did you mean by mixed response? I just listened to the track, I thought that part was the icing on the cake. :D
I like the 303 near the end too! Maybe some of the dubtechno purists didn't go for it? Trond, it fits in fine IMO!
Zamise wrote:Nothing great but something I did for a VSEF contest that didn't quite get off the ground a while back, all sourced from an 808 and 303:

That track is crazy. 8-)[/quote]
Ha, the first few bars I thought it was an acid cover of "Three blind mice" :lol:

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Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Post by colmon » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:46 am

is section 25 "looking from a hilltop" a 303?

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Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Post by Syn303 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:47 am

monolith wrote::roll: Why even point that out? Does it offend you as a 303 owner?
it seems to offend you, if you quoted my statement. It doesn't offend me one bit, but a 303 is a 303, and it's not when it's a clone. You can call it that "303 sound" but it's never quite there, although the x0xb0x nearly nails it.

Novation Bass-Station = clone
Deep Bass Nine = clone
MB-383 = clone
Acidlab Basslines = clone
x0xb0x = clone
TBX-303 = clone

none of these have the 303's unique sequencer entry and time-mode note length function (which is the 303's main factor for strange pattern creation and weird lines and that constant slide)

colmon wrote:is section 25 "looking from a hilltop" a 303?
Yes, they used a 303 in a few of their tracks.
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Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Post by monolith » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:22 am

Syn303 wrote: it seems to offend you, if you quoted my statement. It doesn't offend me one bit, but a 303 is a 303, and it's not when it's a clone. You can call it that "303 sound" but it's never quite there, although the x0xb0x nearly nails it.
eh, not really, it just seemed kinda pedantic, obvious and unnecessary. Everyone knows a 303 is a 303. :D
Syn303 wrote: Novation Bass-Station = clone
Deep Bass Nine = clone
MB-383 = clone
Acidlab Basslines = clone
x0xb0x = clone
TBX-303 = clone

none of these have the 303's unique sequencer entry and time-mode note length function (which is the 303's main factor for strange pattern creation and weird lines and that constant slide)
How do you rate the clones? Does the FR revolution come close?

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Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Post by Syn303 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:29 pm

monolith wrote:How do you rate the clones? Does the FR revolution come close?
Only clones i have had are the Novation Bass Station, FR Revolution both Mk1 and Mk2 and the x0xb0x.

The FR Revolution has a more liquidy sound and you can get higher up in the note ranges, more than the 303 even when pitched up to the highest C, if you wanted high end squeaks or burbles. Overall the Revolution is a nice sounding machine, but it's dinner plate size takes up a lot of space, Jered could have made the thing a lot smaller imo. Just an awful waste of space on that panel and inside it.

But for the most nearly accurate sounding clone that would go to the x0xb0x. And it's more compact in size.
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Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Post by StepLogik » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:21 pm

monolith wrote: How do you rate the clones? Does the FR revolution come close?
I don't think the FR Revo is very accurate although it can get close with a lot of work. I have two of the Revo 2's and I absolutely love the way they sound but they are lacking a bit in authenticity. they have a mushy attack and the tone is just little too "soft" to be 100% on point. the great thing about the Revo's is that they sit in a mix very well and can be layered on top of other synths without turning the mix into mud.

i've said this before and been laughed at, but I think the TBX-303 sounds awesome. not even close to authentic but that box cries out a sweet acid tone. the only problem is that the price of the TBX is pretty much "full on retard" and you know what they say about that! :D

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Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Post by mama. » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:35 pm

Syn303 wrote: Orange Juice - Rip It Up (supposedly a TB-303, but reported as being actually a Minimoog?)
beat me to it! I think it is a 303. sounds like it to me, and the wiki page says so(not that the wiki is any final word). but just listen to the liquid quality of the filter. great song.

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Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Post by CapnMarvel » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:19 pm

Yatmandu wrote:Bwahahaha, an "Acid Hose" party!
I thought those only happened in the mid-60's!

I heard a 303 prominently on a non-live Chemical Brothers bootleg album called 'AuGmEnTeD' yesterday.
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Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Post by PitchBender » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:00 pm

A reggae head may correct me...

I know Michael Rose (from Black Uhuru) has a reggae dub track that uses a 303, I'm just not sure which one.
I think it's
Michael Rose - No Burial Dub
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