Behringer confirms the TD-3, its all-analogue, $150 Roland 303 clone

As expected, Behringer has launched the TD-3, its 2019 take on Roland’s classic bassline synth.

Unlike Roland's Boutique TB-03, the TD-3 is fully analogue, and promises to reproduce the analogue circuitry from the original 303. It also adds distortion circuitry that's based on the Boss DS-1 guitar pedal.

The TD-3 is available in three colours: you can go for the silver finish of the original or get a bit more colourful by choosing a blue or red option. 

Check out the TD-3 launch video above. Full specs are below - as is an overview video from loopop - and the price is $149. 

Find out more on the Behringer website.

Behringer TD-3 specs

  • Authentic reproduction of original circuitry with matched transistors
  • Pure analog signal path based on legendary VCO, VCF and VCA designs
  • Sawtooth and square waveform VCO with transistor wave-shaping circuitry
  • Amazing 4-pole low-pass resonant filter with cut-off, resonance, envelope, decay and accent controls
  • Easy-to-use 16-step sequencer with 7 tracks, each with 250 user patterns
  • Arpeggiator with wide patterns for great sound effects
  • Distortion circuitry modeled after the DS-1* adds insane spice and edge to your sounds
  • 16-voice Poly Chain allows combining multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony
  • 11 controls and 28 switches to give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters
  • MIDI and USB implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection
  • 3-Year Warranty Program
  • Designed and engineered in Italy
Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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