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303 tracks that aren't acid

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:05 pm
by monolith
What are some tracks that have the 303 that aren't acid? I'm interested to hear it in other contexts.
Particularly the 'squelch' but not in an acid track.
I think i can hear one in 'Ray of Light' by Madonna, and there is one in that horrible Brokencyde song, but what else?

Post famous songs or your own...

8-)

Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:56 pm
by Syn303
Tracks made using 303's that aren't Acid....

Heaven 17 - Let Me Go

Newcleus - Jam On It

Chris 'The Glove' Taylor - Itchiban Scratch

Adonis - No Way Back (Original Version)

The Orb - Earth (Gaia)

Orange Juice - Rip It Up (supposedly a TB-303, but reported as being actually a Minimoog?)

Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:57 pm
by Robonaut
The 303 was used on some electro tracks back in the day.

Check out this old Ice-T track as an example:


Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:09 pm
by Z
monolith wrote: I think i can hear one in 'Ray of Light' by Madonna
I always thought that was a SH-101. William Orbit uses the 101 quite a bit.

Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:25 pm
by Syn303
Robonaut wrote:The 303 was used on some electro tracks back in the day.

Check out this old Ice-T track as an example:


That music and the scratchin' for Ice T sounds like it was made by 'The Knights Of The Turntables'


Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:42 pm
by masstronaut
Rip It Up def sounds like 303 to me.

Another 'famous' early use of 303 - CTI -Dancing Ghosts.



And don't forget the recently reissued Charanjit Singh - 10 Ragas For A Disco Beat. As mentioned in off-topic thread.

http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewt ... =6&t=55329

Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:49 pm
by masstronaut
There's tons of hard techno, breakbeat, trance etc., especially mid 90s that uses 303s but isn't really Acid House. But I guess that's not quite what you looking for.

Always liked this, 303 comes in half way through.


Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:15 pm
by Micke
Here are a couple of more....

Azul Y Negro: Technovision (LP released in early '83, recorded in Sep/Oct '82):


I'm not totally sure if this really is a TB-303 though. However, this is what Azul's synth player, Joaquin Montoya, had
to say about it: "Really, in "Technovision" we didn´t use the TB-303 because in that moment didn´t exist this
machine. Anyway, the TB-303 is a copy of another sequencer "THE BASS LINE" from Roland too(not midi)
and was programmed by hand and synchronized with a CV GATE from the SOLID STATE COMPUTER. So we used "bass
line", instrument that I keep like a "souvenir".


Hmm, I wonder if he's talking about the TB-303 (aka the "Bass line") or another Roland sequencer such as the CSQ-600
used in conjunction with a Roland SH-series monosynth!? I'm confused....

What do you guys think?


El Aviador Dro: Le television es Nutritiva & El Nascimento del Industria (I don't have an exact release date for these two):




Greg Hawkes of The Cars also used a TB-303 for some of the bass lines on his solo album "Niagara Falls" from 1983.

Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:37 pm
by Syn303
Micke wrote:I'm not totally sure if this really is a TB-303 though. However, this is what Azul's synth player, Joaquin Montoya, had to say about it: "Really, in "Technovision" we didn´t use the TB-303 because in that moment didn´t exist this machine. Anyway, the TB-303 is a copy of another sequencer "THE BASS LINE" from Roland too(not midi)
and was programmed by hand and synchronized with a CV GATE from the SOLID STATE COMPUTER. So we used "bass
line", instrument that I keep like a "souvenir".


Hmm, I wonder if he's talking about the TB-303 (aka the "Bass line") or another Roland sequencer such as the CSQ-600
used in conjunction with a Roland SH-series monosynth!? I'm confused....

What do you guys think?

The only other 303 like machine, afaik, which came out in 1981 was the Firstman SQ-01 made by Multivox, which was probably where Roland got the idea for the TB-303.

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Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:40 pm
by Stab Frenzy
The Sailor in Love with the Sea by The Sixths is a good example. And it has Gary Numan doing vocals on it so you nerds will love it.


Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:15 pm
by StepLogik
Micke wrote: El Aviador Dro: Le television es Nutritiva & El Nascimento del Industria (I don't have an exact release date for these two):

that is a great tune! i can't believe i've never heard of these guys. definitely some great vintage synth pop.

to say they were "influenced" by Devo is the understatement of the century :lol:

Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:40 pm
by HH
I'm quite sure that there was no tb303 in Madonna's ray of light. If you mean the main analog sequence (it doesn't quite sound analog to me) there, then i'm prity sure that its a jp8080 which i know that he used during that time.

I think this record has the best "non for acid" usage of tb


Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:50 pm
by TrondC
I always loved hearing 303's outside of their more common context. I've been experimenting with using it in the world of dub music, and I think it can fit in well. or, it worked well on one of my tracks anyway ;)

oh, and on Leftfield's "song of life", that bassline is a 303, no? and even tho it's dance music, I wouldn't call it acid


Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:56 pm
by mute

Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:19 pm
by Micke
Syn303 wrote:

The only other 303 like machine, afaik, which came out in 1981 was the Firstman SQ-01 made by Multivox, which was probably where Roland got the idea for the TB-303.

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Yeah right, but Montoya said the machine he used on "Technovision" was a Roland too. Hmm...I wonder if it could've been the TR-808 triggering a SH-2 or Jup-8!? I know they used those (among other synths) on the "La Noche" album. He also mentioned that the TB-303 didn't exist at the time of that song but that's not correct, I'm pretty sure it came out in the spring of '82 several months before the song in question was recorded.

The plot thickens....