Acid Is Back In Style
Anyone who has tried programming a TB-303 knows it can be pretty difficult.
Due to the fact that you need to create separate patterns for both pitch and time by manually entering in each note or duration, most people didn't take the time to learn it and the 303 ended up in pawn shops for ridiculously cheap.
When producers from Chicago found them for dirt cheap, they turned some knobs, made some records and formed a genre called Acid House inspiring the underground in the UK to have a second summer of love in 1989.
This year Roland payed homage to the 303 and released a boutique synthesizer called the TB-03 that made programming much easier.
Check out the videos below to compare the Original Pattern Write Mode and the new Step Recording Pattern Write Mode.