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When experimenting with different music setups I started to realize that at I needed an analogue bassline. I was tempted by Doefpers Dark Energy, I was looking for Access Virus in a decent price (ok, I know its not an analog but it would do) but in the end I found myself unable to resist a classical TB303 sound. Roland Transistor Basline and a drum machine was all you needed to make techno in the90's (downloadPropellerheads ReBirth to be able to experience that ability again).
The problem with TB303s is that they get ridiculously expensive theese days, even versions that dont have MIDI IN retrofit (tb303 was one of the lase machines of the pre MIDI era).
There are countless machines out there that try to emulate that classic 303 sound (hardware: Future Retro Revolution, Acidlab Basline, software: Audiorealism Bassline, D16 Phoscyon) and many many others) . In theory it shouldnt be too complicated. Two waveform monosynth (square, saw) with a single envelope generator controling a 18dB/oct lowpass filter. Add accent and slide and a 16 step sequencer and you,ve pretty much covered all the featured of the original. The problem is they dont sound exactly the same. Many get close, some even extend the sonic possibilities, but for many enthusiasts similar is not good enough.