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The Behringer 303 clone is real: Roland-inspired acid bass synth leaks

Behringer TD-3
(Image credit: Behringer)

Update: It looks like Behringer's official TD-3 announcement will be via at 5pm (GMT) on Friday 8 November via a YouTube video titled Winter Of Love 2019.

If you didn’t already believe that Behringer is about to launch a Roland TB-303 clone, you certainly should now: the TD-3, as it's known, has leaked.

We’re still expecting an official announcement tomorrow, 8 November, but a webpage detailing the product - which has since been taken down - has already gone live, with images and specs posted on the Gearslutz forum.

It seems that the TD-3 sticks pretty closely to the TB-303’s design and specs - it’ll be interesting to see what Roland has to say about that - bit with the addition of a distortion circuit that’s based on the Boss DS-1 pedal.

As such, this looks to be an all-analogue instrument that’s based on the original TB-303 circuitry. Leaked specs suggest that you get a sawtooth and square waveform VCO, a 4-pole low-pass resonant filter, a 7-track 16-step sequencer and an arpeggiator.

16-voice Poly Chain, meanwhile, enables you to connect multiple units for 16 voices of polyphony, and there are the obligatory MIDI and USB ports.

Word has it that the TD-3 will cost €150, but we’re still waiting for confirmation of that price. We’ll bring you more news as we get it.

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Behringer TD-3

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Behringer TD-3

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