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We’d bet the acid house on Behringer launching a Roland TB-303 synth clone on Friday

Behringer’s latest teaser video is decidedly less cryptic than some of its recent clips; it strongly suggests that the company will launch an emulation of Roland’s iconic TB-303 Bass Line synth on Friday 8 November.

There are several reasons to assume that this is the case. First, there’s the 303-style bassline that’s squelching away in the background of the video, while the smiley face you can see would appear to be a not-so-subtle nod to the acid house music that the 303 was so instrumental in creating. 

And then there’s the title of the video itself: 3+3+2 . 3x3+2. There are plenty of threes in there, obviously, but do the maths and you get 8 and 11 - or, 8 November, unless we’re very much mistaken.

Which, of course, we could be, but we’ll certainly be keeping a close eye on Behringer’s social media channels at the end of this week. As, we suspect, will Roland

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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