FL Studio 12.3.1 (due out the week starting 24-Oct-2016) will introduce Transistor Bass and so, now with a surplus genuine Roland TB-303 we decided to have some fun and put the word out on social media we were looking creative ways to open it up. The result was predictable, people love their TB-303's and so do we! Here's what happened ...
We made the video and it's hard even for us to watch! Here's what we did: We took a Cyclone TT-303 and removed the internals, inserted a fake 3D-Printed circuit board and knob (notice one gets hit with the saw look carefully at the last moment and you will see the change). We then filmed the genuine Roland TB-303 on the saw and swapped it out at the last moment for the Cyclone TT-303 (the case with fake internals). That's why there's duct-taped end-stops on the saw, so we could position both units exactly. As the genuine TB-303 and clone TT-303 cases are identical, it was easy to composite the two videos in post. If you pay careful attention to the guard on the saw, you can see small errors in the video mask. Yes we did cut up the TT-303 case, but its now reassembled, working and nicely 'modded'. Of course, no genuine TB-303 was harmed in the making of this video. However, we still see some people on social media claiming we faked the fake and destroyed both! What you gonna do? But! If you believe both still exist, read on :)
Now it's your chance to win a slice of Synth history!
Buy Transistor Bass between now and December 1, 2016 to be in the running to win a genuine Roland TB-303 or 'modded' Cyclone TT-303 as seen in the video above.
For more info on Transistor Bass check the tutorial below or the product page.
FL Studio 12.3.1 is coming soon
As usual you can always check out the latest beta on Looptalk. See what's coming below...