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Roland TB-303 with Acidlab Mod – MGD Wishlist

Posted on 19 March 2013 by MasterDelight


Perhaps one of the most coveted TB-303 mods in the history of the synth. Almost impossible to find on eBay (units have been sold for over a grand) and, to make matters more confusing, there is another Acidlab synth company that has a similar product but is not the same. Also, this picture: Venetian Snares¬†using one of these mods (although he’s got colored knobs ’cause he’s cooler than most of us). So, all that adds up to an MGD wishlist item.

Venetian Snares playing acidlab modded TB-303 on a train

Here are some details about the mod found at Matrixsynth (with more information at Synthfind):

Mod details:

  • The inputs are q- accent- gate- slide- vcf- vcf cut off-vca-cv these are for use with a midi-cv converter, analog synth or tb-303.
  • The outputs are eg- accent- slide- square- saw- vcf these could be patched to an external filter or effects unit or tb-303.

Toggle switches:

  • Accent – up normal, down accents on all notes
  • Slide – up normal, down slide on all notes
  • Waveform modulation – saw, square
  • Resonance – up normal, down rear vcf input.


  • Decay – from off to standerd
  • Resonance – adds q level
  • X-mod – modulation level
  • Overdrive – volume control of vco to filter
  • Pots come with 303 type knobs to retain original look.
  • LEDs: three new LED show programming accent, slide, bend.

Acidlab kit comes with faceplate overlay: 4 knobs, 4 pots, 4 switches, 3 LEDs, 8 inputs, 6 outputs, color coded instructions with wires- all resistors, caps, diodes, pot mounts and rear sticker.


Photos by Maxtrixsynth

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Roland Space Echo tribute

Posted on 07 April 2010 by diode

With dub soundtrack to boot. ;)

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Classic Synths – Roland Jupiter 4

Posted on 04 March 2009 by diode

Classic 4 voice polysynth used on numerous albums. Wikipedia entry.

video discovered on Matrixsynth

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x0xb0x diy TB-303 clone

Posted on 19 December 2008 by diode

by ladyada. A very faithful TB-303 re-creation available as a diy kit.

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Famous and/or Infamous Sounds

Posted on 17 December 2008 by fansofcollision

There are many timbres out there in famous songs, movie/TV themes which haunt us either because they’re so cool that we become obsessed with finding out how it’s done, or because although annoying we couldn’t avoid them because every producer on earth felt compelled to use the same trendy sound. If you’ve ever been curious as to where these famous/infamous sounds come from, check out the research done by synthmania.com.

“Famous sounds” are sounds that have been created or used by somebody, liked and then copied by many others, and thus earned a “classic” status.

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