AudioRealism's ABL3 is finally available as a VST/AU plugin

ABL3 looks familiar... but also different.
ABL3 looks familiar... but also different.

There have been some twists and turns along the way - notably its early arrival as a Rack Extension in 2015 - but AudioRealism's ABL3 is finally available in VST/AU formats.

This enhanced Roland TB-303 was first teased almost two years ago, and has been in development for even longer. It promises to be AudioRealism's most authentic 303 emulation yet, with the key features and improvements listed as follows:

  • Massively improved 303 emulation engine
  • Host hard sync
  • Resizable GUI
  • Classic edit view
  • Pattern edit view
  • Real time randomizer
  • Wave analyzer (for automatically transcribing your 303 patterns)
  • Setup screen with several emulation tweakables
  • Step record function (via Midi)
  • Vibrato effect by setting Up+Down on a step
  • technoBox2 Pattern Import

ABL3 is available now for PC and Mac from the AudioRealism website. It's priced at £77, and a demo can be downloaded, too.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

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.