MATRIXSYNTH: Cyclone TT-303 & TT-606 minimal Acid tryout jam ... #TTNM

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Cyclone TT-303 & TT-606 minimal Acid tryout jam ... #TTNM


Published on Sep 18, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Sold some modular synth gear and got those two acid grooveboxes from Cyclone Analogic instead.

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This is a first try out jam session with the two analog clones of the iconic Roland TB-303 and TR-606 bass and drum computers.

First impressions:
+ The sequencers are really cool and intuitive. It still requires some practice, but there seem to be a lot of live-friendly functions to keep things interesting.
+ Build quality is good and the units come with a deck saver and a soft case.
+ Sound is ... I don't know. I'm not a 303/606 purist at all. It's good enough for my taste :-)
- Power plugs are 9V center negative, but not the standard barrel diameters (booh!) so you need adapters if you don't want to use their power supplies, for example when you want to power the units with a USB power bank (which works great, as each unit draws less than 300mA).
- No PDF manuals (boooh!!!) ... in fact I didn't even get a reply asking for them. The units come with printed manuals, but in the era of tablets and full-text search I find those very inconvenient.

All in all they're fun though and the prices aren't bad either."

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