The Touch Bassline name on the front of the TB-3 perfectly sums up what this box is about: you play the touchpad to create monophonic basslines and sequences. The TB-3 is based on Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) modeling, which allows Roland to recreate the sound of the 303, but also to go beyond it. The overall approach also differs slightly from the original. The 303’s control options reflected the simplicity of the synth architecture: alongside the tuning knob and sawtooth/square wave switch on the back panel, the 303 featured just five controls – cut off frequency, resonance, envelope modulation level, decay and accent – for shaping the synth’s sound.
According to several user reviews, they have praised Roland AIRA TB-3 for the reasonably priced, well-built and portable with 2-in/2-out USB Audio/MIDI interface; Contains authentic TB-303 emulations, other synth tones, effects and a 32-step sequencer; The large touchpad takes the headache out of programming and makes performing fun. Also, some users have complained it for the sound edits can’t be saved.
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To restoring Roland AIRA TB-3 to it’s factory settings, first power ON while simultaneously holding the [REALTIME REC] button. When the [Play/ Stop] button blinks, press it! Finally, when the display indicates “CNP,” turn the TB-3’s power off, then on again.
Warning! This operation will return all of the Roland AIRA TB-3’s settings to their factory-set condition. Be sure that you want to do this. Hopefully the article of “Resetting Roland AIRA TB-3 Touch Bassline” can help you.
Reference: Roland AIRA TB-3 manual