We offer our verdict on Mode Machines’ latest piece of classic hardware emulation, the F-106 Juno filter.
The extinct classic bass synth/sequencer known as the TB303 is lovingly brought back to life with a few minor adjustments. How does this second incarnation of the Xoxbox shape up?
With the global recession still biting hard, and every possible permutation of DJ controller and retro-chic synthesizer seemingly exhausted, the question must be: is now a good time for the world’s audio manufacturers to be launching a slew of new products at Germany’s annual music-tech blowout Musikmesse? And the answer must be: Jahwohl!
The legendary Roland TB-303 synthesizer is probably the most famous piece of kit in dance music’s history. Manufactured for a period of approximately eighteen months in the early eighties, it was far from an overnight success, failing to hit the spot with the guitarists it was marketed towards as a bass accompaniment.