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Roland Makes a Killer Bassline Roland AIRA TB-3 Synthesizer

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One of the most difficult components of sound generation for today’s musicians is a realistic bassline. Today’s bass sounds, whether saw generated or the popular wobble bass of modern music, still need a component of realism to them so they can mesh with the melodies and beats of a song. There are many synthesizers that can provide an adequate bassline, but Roland lets you create a killer bassline every time with their TB-3 Touch Bassline Synthesizer.

How Does the TB-3 Work?

The TB-3 is based on the old school synth styles that have always been popular, but adds new components to bring it into a new generation. It’s based on your typical analog production and it has 96k 32 bit internal resolution. What most people will be attracted to initially, however, is the pressure sensitive touch pad that helps a musician generate sounds. It is used for more than just the creation of a musical line. It can be used for envelope generate, X/Y control, and so much more!

The TB-3 includes many of the initial sounds and waveforms that Roland introduced with this line in the past. What makes this synth different, however, is the fact that more leads and more effects have been added to give your baseline added depth that just can’t be found on other sound generators!

One Finger Control Does It All!

The Roland TB-3 is perfect if you’re new to a synthesizer because it literally gives you one-touch control over the sounds you generate. It’s also perfect for synth pros because the depth of sounds that can be created from this unit are absolutely astounding. Just a few flicks of the controls can create the unique sounds that will establish your musical identity and best of all, you can continually develop the sound and perfect it without any hassle.

Most attractive, however, is the price of this synthesizer. At $299.00, it is highly affordable for just about any musician, even those on tight budgets. Not many other units will give you the level of tempo control, swing control, and you can even shuffle the beats and sounds that you generate. Control the envelope, get a squelchy sound that gives your music character, and even add some glide to each sound for a smooth experience. There’s no stepping on the filters with this unit!

All You’ve Got To Do Is Drag Your Finger!

If you love the traditional synth experience, you might not like this synthesizer because it is extermely easy to use. You can, however, do real time recording without stopping the sequencing, add effects whenever you want them within the sequence, and even alter the sounds with various delays and filter adjustments to create bass leads. Whether you want an aggressive sound or something smooth and complimentary, the Roland TB-3 has the ability to create the perfect bassline for you.

Available this March, you’re going to want to get your hands on this wonderful piece of technology. For the price, it is easily one of the most user-friendly synths that has been created to date!

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