I wonder...

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Re: I wonder...

Post by Phenom » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:47 pm

I have an old mag somewhere from the late 80's where Juan Atkins said the Pro One was his acid synth, so I think the focus on the 303 as the ubiquitous acid synth came later, maybe for most artists, after the first flush of acid house.

I'd still like a 303 tho...

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Re: I wonder...

Post by jeeroj » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:05 pm

it's ok, we were only being silly :)
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Re: I wonder...

Post by acidbrother » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:54 am

I will probably just go wit a real deal 303, I just got a 606 and I love it, just need the other one that looks like it. ya dig.

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Re: I wonder...

Post by jeeroj » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:47 am

I dig, but i'd recommend a x0xb0x for now.

They are a third of the price and it means you can get on with the (non 303) acid while you save for a 303. In any case, there's no harm in having a 303, 606 and x0xb0x. 1 acid line is just not enough for me! :mrgreen:

Plus if you use the sokkos firmware on the x0xb0x you can loop patterns, play them backwards etc. which = super fun :D :D
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Re: I wonder...

Post by Solderman » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:27 pm

Two things I wanted to point out:

The first is, if you've never used a TB303 before and you finally get one, no matter what the price ends up being, the sequencer will take some getting used to. God forbid you end up getting one that has dirty button switches, which will f**k up your pattern programming every time, guaranteed. The only way to fix those is to replace them.

Secondly, Hybrid88 pointed out that given enough time and savings, you can probably afford most any synth you desire. The good news about this is if you are also persistent enough in finding a good deal once you've got a good bit of money saved already, you may not have to spend as much as you originally thought. I paid about $700 for my TB303 in 2002.
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Re: I wonder...

Post by space6oy » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:54 pm

Solderman wrote:I paid about $700 for my TB303 in 2002.
i sold mine for $2000 in 2009. it IS possible to find a better deal though, just have to hunt.

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Re: I wonder...

Post by acidbrother » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:43 am

@space6oy, how long did you have to hunt for the one you sold ?

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Re: I wonder...

Post by space6oy » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:09 am

acidbrother wrote:@space6oy, how long did you have to hunt for the one you sold ?
to buy it or to sell it? more or less found one for a lower price, jumped on that, messed w/ it a few times & knew the x0x was better, turned & tossed it on ebay, sold in no time.

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Re: I wonder...

Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:03 am

space6oy wrote:
Solderman wrote:I paid about $700 for my TB303 in 2002.
i sold mine for $2000 in 2009. it IS possible to find a better deal though, just have to hunt.
I sold my (modded) x0xb0x in 2007 for $1650. Those were the days. :D

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Re: I wonder...

Post by space6oy » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:36 am

amen to that... sold one x0xb0x of mine for $1250 before they became available again...

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Re: I wonder...

Post by balma » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:49 pm

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AS far as I know, the 303 produces bass patterns that are complicated to program, and it generates inspired errors and happy accidents. in much the same way that chaos theory generates complex phenomena out of simple iterated processes. That can't be emulated on a xoxBox, or it can?
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Re: I wonder...

Post by space6oy » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:58 pm

balma wrote:AS far as I know, the 303 produces bass patterns that are complicated to program, and it generates inspired errors and happy accidents. in much the same way that chaos theory generates complex phenomena out of simple iterated processes. That can't be emulated on a xoxBox, or it can?
yes, unintentional mistakes in programming a 303 can sometimes turn out to be cool patterns, but if you're already consciously wanting mistakes, you can intentionally make them in anything you're programming. run through a programmed pattern and randomly tap a few buttons...

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Re: I wonder...

Post by skweeegor » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:17 pm

There's also a randomize feature and the ability to shuffle the pattern forwards or backwards by steps with sokkos. Some of the best patterns I've made was just me mashing random buttons and hitting randomize a few times. You can also easily make 128 step patterns just by copying one over and over and randomizing/shuffling the patterns.

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Re: I wonder...

Post by acidbrother » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:48 pm

space6oy wrote:
acidbrother wrote:@space6oy, how long did you have to hunt for the one you sold ?
to buy it or to sell it? more or less found one for a lower price, jumped on that, messed w/ it a few times & knew the x0x was better, turned & tossed it on ebay, sold in no time.
To buy it. I just don't really want to have to go to ebay , it seems that i have some major hunting to do.

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