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Roland AIRA TB-3

Touch Bassline Synthesizer with Built in sequencer

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Roland AIRA TB-3 Product Description

The Roland Aira TB-3 brings the bass synth back. Reproducing the legendary TB-303, the TB-3 Touch Bassline has a meticulously authentic sound and intuitive controls. Only manufactured by Roland between 1982 and 84, the original TB-303 was designed to simulate bass guitar, but the Roland 303 bassline has become one of the most important sounds in dance music. The new AIRA TB-3 has evolved to switch seamlessly between pattern creation and performance, whilst using ACB technology to emulate those 303 sounds we know and love.

The TB-303 has evolved into the Roland AIRA TB-3, engineered for today's players but keeping in mind its lineage as one of the staples of electronic music.

Since the '80s, the TB-303 has been a prime element in the creation of groundbreaking electronic dance tracks. Cherished so much by inventive musicians, it's not only been used to write hits, but had a song written about it!

The AIRA TB-3 emulates the individual circuit behaviour that has made the TB-303 an indispensible bass synth. Crafted using the original specification sheets, with fully reproduced saw-tooth and square-wave oscillators, as well as the -18dB/octave ladder low pass filter used in the original, the TB-3 captures the unmistakable cutoff and resonance. Every aspect of the TB-303 sound is there.

Loaded with 134 sounds, the TB-3 contains not only faithful reproductions of sought-after 303 tones but living, breathing bubbling synth basses, hard distortion basses, trippy delays and drippy effects.

The unique Roland TB Bass Line not only sounds unique, it has an unmistakable feel too. The Accent, Slide and Step Sequencer behave just like they did on the original TB-303. But the TB-3 is not a copy. Engineers have worked on evolving the TB-3 so it's fit for today's players and futureproofed with a pressure sensitive Touch Pad and dedicated Tempo control with Shuffle and Tap Tempo.

Brightly lit in green and red, the TB-3's Touch Pad lets you seamlessly create patterns and interact with the unit during performance. Tweak pitch, volume, filters and control modulation just by pressing on the pad. Finger gestures control transpose, switch and chain patterns, and the Touch Pad is partitioned with keyboard spaces making it natural and intuitive to play.

Designed to play seamlessly with the other products in the Roland AIRA series, the TB-3 can sync with each of them as well as other external devices. The TB-3 can also send and receive Audio and MIDI data using a USB connection to your computer.

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Technical Specs

Pressure-sensitive Touch Pad
134 captivating sounds including effects-processed waveforms
Dedicated Tempo control with Shuffle and Tap Tempo
Control built-in effects with smooth, responsive knobs
7 segment, 3 character LED display
Seamless switch between pattern creation and performance
16-step indicator lights to aid in pattern creation
Pattern support for up to 32 steps
Easy access to Shuffle control for bass lines that groove
Enter steps manually or record realtime on the Touch Pad
Change Step Count during playback to create different length phrases
Random pattern generation and pattern modification
Pattern copy

Maximum Polyphony

1 Voice


1 Part


Multi-Effects: 2 Systems, 10 Types (Comp, Ring Mod, Bit Crasher, Tremoro, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Delay, Pitch Shift, Reverb
Distortion: 25 Types


Preset Patches: 200


User Patterns: 64
Maximum Step: 32 Steps (each pattern)


Preset: 8


Cutoff Knob
Resonance Knob
Accent Knob
Effect Knob


7 segments, 3 characters (LED)


Phones Jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
Out (L/Mono, R) Jacks: 1/4 inch TRS phone type
MIDI In/Out Connectors
USB Port: USB type B (Audio/MIDI)
DC In Jack

Power Supply

AC Adaptor or USB Bus Power

Current Draw

500 mA


Width: 240 mm
Depth: 173 mm
Height: 57 mm
Weight: 820 g


Owner's Manual
Safety Leaflet
AC Adaptor

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23 April, 2018
Love this machine... the sounds are out of this world...
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3 April, 2017
Great fun, every DJ should have a go on one of these
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20 January, 2016
Not just a TB-303
Contains the 2 classic waveforms, but the real fun can be had exploring the 50+ new bass and lead sounds.. Super Fast Delivery from djkit.com, would use again.
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Roland AIRA TB-3
Touch Bassline Synthesizer with Built in sequencer

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