Our pal Mister Kitty returns to the pages of CatSynth with his new RE-303 bass synthesizer.
The RE-303 is a replica of the infamous Roland TB-303. This one was assembled by Mister Kitty’s human, Prophei (aka Michael Dietel). We at CatSynth approve of their choice of the black case. Oh, and it sounds great, too.
As a replica, the circuit board and CPU are compatible with the original TB-303, which suggests the parts can be used to refurbish vintage instruments in addition to building new ones. You can read a bit more in this Synthopia article from 2015. Clearly, the statement about DIY kits turned out to be wrong, as evidenced by this article. You can find out more about the RE-303 and kits here.
Meanwhile, we wonder what Mister Kitty may have in store for us next…
Mimì is a 8 years old female cat, born in the island of Sardenia in Italy. Her name is from a character of the opera “la Bohème” composed by Puccini, although I could never bring her to the lyrical theatre “La Scala” of Milan, the city where I live and have my recording studio. Mimì likes to stay in the studio for the warmy heat produced by analog machines, perfect for little cozy naps! In the snapshot she's thinking of a way to sync a tb303 to an Elka Synthex's sequencer! I hope she'll find out soon! 🙂
Besides being a classic analog instrument for techno and dance music, the TB-303 is quite a comfy location for a nap. Who knew?