Roland TB-3

Roland TB-3 manual

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    Owner’s Manual
    Realtime Recording
    In this method of recording, the notes you perform are recorded in real time. The current pattern will be
    overwritten.
    1. Press the [REALTIME REC] button.
    The [
    ] button blinks; the TB-3 is in record-ready mode. To cancel, press the [REALTIME REC] button to
    make it go dark.
    2. Press the [
    ] button to start recording.
    3. Perform on the pad; your performance is recorded.
    Notes that loop-play while you hold down [CLEAR] are deleted.
    Record notes. Hold down the same note pad to enter a tie.
    Octave up
    * Use step recording to enter accents or slides.
    Octave down
    4. When you’re nished realtime recording, press the [REALTIME REC] button to make it go dark.
    • The TB-3 will return to pattern playback. To stop pattern playback, press the [
    ] button.
    • During playback, you can switch realtime recording on/o by pressing the [REALTIME REC] button.
    Playing, Selecting, and Performing a Pattern
    What is a “pattern”?
    A “pattern is musical data that you’ve recorded by step recording or realtime recording. There are 64
    patterns (8 patterns x 8 banks). In Pattern Select mode, the display shows the current bank and pattern (e.g.,
    1-2 = bank 1, pattern 2).
    Playing a pattern
    1. Press the [ ] button to play a pattern.
    Selecting a pattern
    1. Press the [PTN SELECT] button.
    2. Use the pad to select a pattern.
    Select a pattern (1–8)
    Bank up
    Bank down
    You can also use the [VALUE] knob to select a pattern.
    Switching sounds
    1. Press the [KEY-BOARD], [XY PLAY], or [ENV MOD] button to make the display show the sound number
    (e.g.,
    A01).
    2. Use the [VALUE] knob to switch sounds.
    If you hold down the [KEYBOARD] button and turn the [VALUE] knob, the sound number changes in steps
    of +/-10.
    “Performing” with the TB-3
    You perform on the TB-3 by operating the knobs (
    1
    ), pad mode buttons (
    2
    ), and touchpad (
    3
    ) while a
    pattern plays.
    Advanced Pattern Functions
    Functions Explanation
    Pattern transpose
    To transpose the pattern, hold down the [KEY-BOARD] button and press a key pad (default:
    C).
    Playing patterns
    consecutively
    When selecting a pattern, you can select multiple patterns by sliding your nger while
    continuing to press the pad. The patterns you’ve selected will play consecutively. The
    currently-playing pattern lights.
    Random pattern
    If you hold down the [PTN SELECT] button and press the [SCATTER] button, a random
    pattern is generated for the current pattern number.
    If you want to save the random pattern, press the [REALTIME REC] button (blinking). If you
    want to discard the random pattern, select a dierent pattern.
    Random pattern 2
    If you hold down the [KEYBOARD] button and press the [SCATTER] button, the octave
    shift, slide, and accent will randomly change from the current pattern, letting you create
    variation without changing the character of the pattern.
    You can save or discard the variation in the same way as for Random Pattern.
    Copying a pattern
    1. Hold down the [PTN SELECT] button and press the pad to select the copy-source
    pattern.
    The copy-source pattern lights, and the other patterns blink.
    2. Select the copy-destination bank and pattern (blinking pad).
    Deleting a
    pattern
    1. Select the pattern that you want to delete.
    2. Hold down the [PTN SELECT] button and press [CLEAR] in the pad.
    The display indicates
    Clr and the [ ] button blinks.
    3. Press the [
    ] button; the pattern is deleted.
    Synchronizing with Other MIDI Devices
    The TB-3 can receive MIDI Clock (F8) data to synchronize its tempo. It can also receive MIDI Start (FA) and MIDI
    Stop (FC) to start/stop itself.
    Synchronizing with a TR-8
    You can synchronize the TB-3 with a TR-8 by using a commercially available
    MIDI cable to make connections.
    Synchronizing with your computer DAW via USB
    By using a commercially available USB 2.0 cable to connect the TB-3 to your
    computer, you can synchronize the TB-3 with your computer DAW or record
    the sound of the TB-3 to a track of your DAW via USB audio.
    TR-8 (master) TB-3 (slave)
    MIDI OUT MIDI IN
    Various Settings
    Restoring the Factory Settings (Factory Reset)
    Here’s how to return the TB-3 to its factory-set state.
    1. While holding down the [REALTIME REC] button, turn on the power.
    The display indicates
    rSt and the [ ] button blinks.
    If you decide to cancel the factory reset, turn o the power.
    2. Press the [
    ] button to execute the factory reset.
    3. When the display indicates
    CNP, turn the TB-3’s power o, then on again.
    MIDI and Other Settings
    1. While holding down the [SCATTER] button, turn on the power.
    The display indicates the current MIDI channel (e.g.,
    C 2), and the [ ] button blinks.
    If you decide not to make settings, turn o the power.
    2. Use the [VALUE] knob and the pad to change the settings.
    Parameter Controller Explanation
    MIDI
    Channel
    [VALUE]
    knob
    OFF,
    C 1
    C16
    Species the MIDI transmit/receive channel. The display indicates the
    channel. (default: C 2)
    ONn
    (OMNI)
    MIDI messages of all channels are received.
    The MIDI transmit channel will be 2.
    MIDI
    Clock
    Source
    Pad [C]
    Lit (AUTO)
    If MIDI clock is being input to the MIDI IN connector or the USB port, the
    TB-3’s tempo will automatically synchronize to MIDI clock. (default)
    * If MIDI clock is being simultaneously input from the MIDI IN connector
    and from the USB port, the USB port takes priority.
    Unlit
    (INTERNAL)
    The TB-3 operates at the tempo specied on the unit itself. Choose the
    “INTERNAL setting if you don’t want to synchronize to an external device.
    MIDI Thru Pad [D]
    Lit (ON)
    Species whether data received from the MIDI IN connector will be
    retransmitted from the MIDI OUT connector (ON: default) or will not be
    retransmitted (OFF).
    Unlit (OFF)
    Pad
    Aftertouch
    Sensitivity
    [KEY-BOARD] button
    (hold down)
    + [VALUE] knob
    Adjusts the sensitivity of the pad to pressure (aftertouch). With higher
    settings, it will be easier to apply an eect even when you apply light
    pressure to the pad. (default: 3)
    3. Press the [
    ] button to save the settings.
    The settings are saved, and the TB-3 restarts.
    Step Recording
    In this method of recording, you enter notes or rests, accents, and slides/ties at each step.
    When you record, the current pattern will be overwritten.
    What is “step”?
    Each pattern is divided into 16 grid locations called steps. (You can change the number of steps in the
    range of 1–32.) One step is a 16th note long (
    ). The current step is shown by the 16-step indicators (
    4
    ).
    1. Press the [STEP REC] button.
    2. Use the pad and the [VALUE] knob to enter musical data for each step.
    Enters a rest and proceeds to the next step.
    Enters a note and proceeds to the next step.
    Octave up
    Enters accent on/o.
    Enters a slide (if the preceding step is the same note,
    a tie) on/o.
    Octave down
    • The display shows the current step number (
    1
    32
    ). You can use the [VALUE] knob to move between steps.
    • Even during step recording, you can press the [
    ] button to play the pattern.
    3. When you’re nished step recording, press the [STEP REC] button to make it go dark.
    Advanced Step Functions
    Functions Explanation
    Changing the
    number of steps
    in the pattern
    Hold down the [STEP REC] button and turn the [VALUE] knob to change the number of
    steps in the pattern (1–32, default: 16).
    Selecting a triplet
    grid
    Hold down the [STEP REC] button and press the [TEMPO] button to switch the triplet grid
    on/o.
    OFF: 1 step =16th note ( ) (default)
    On: 1 step =8th note triplet ( )
    Main Specications Roland TB-3: TOUCH BASSLINE
    Power Supply
    AC adaptor, or obtained via USB port (USB bus power)
    Current Draw
    500 mA
    Dimensions
    240 (W) x 173 (D) x 57 (H) mm 9-1/2 (W) x 6-13/16 (D) x 2-1/4 (H) inches
    Weight
    820 g (excluding AC adaptor) 1 lb 13 oz
    Accessories
    AC adaptor, Owner’s manual, Leaet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY
    * In the interest of product improvement, the specications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to
    change without prior notice.
    Before using this unit, carefully read the leaet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY. The leaet provides important information concerning the
    proper operation of the unit. Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp of every feature of your new
    unit, read Owner’s Manual in its entirety. This manual should be saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference.
    Copyright © 2014 ROLAND CORPORATION
    All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of ROLAND
    CORPORATION.
    4
    16-step indicators
    The step numbers (1–16) light during pattern playback or step recording.
    5
    [TEMPO] button
    When you press the [TEMPO] button, the display shows the tempo. You can use the [VALUE] knob to change
    the tempo.
    • Tap tempo: To set the tempo, hold down the [TEMPO] button and tap the [SCATTER] button several times
    at the desired interval.
    • Shue: To specify shue, hold down the [TEMPO] button and turn the [VALUE] knob(-50–0–50; 0=shue
    o).
    6
    Display
    Shows the currently selected sound number (e.g.,
    A01). Depending on the mode, the pattern number
    (e.g.,
    1-1), step number, or tempo may be shown.
    What is a “sound”?
    The TB-3 provides cutting-edge synth tones powered by four
    oscillators and eects, including faithfully reproduced classic tones
    from the TB-303 (A01: TB-303 sawtooth wave, A02: TB-303 square
    wave). On the TB-3, each of these is called a sound. You can use
    the [VALUE] knob to easily select sounds.
    * You can’t edit the sounds.
    7
    [VALUE] knob
    Modies the value that’s shown in the display.
    8
    [STEP REC] button
    Refer to “Step Recording”
    9
    [REALTIME REC] button
    Refer to “Realtime Recording
    10
    [
    ] button
    Plays/stops the pattern.
    Connecting Your Equipment
    * To prevent malfunction and equipment failure, always turn down the volume, and turn o all the units
    before making any connections.
    A B C D E F
    G
    A
    USB (
    ) port
    Use a commercially available USB 2.0 cable to connect this port to your computer. It can be used to transfer USB
    MIDI and USB audio data. You must install the USB driver before connecting the TB-3 to your computer.
    Download the USB driver from the Roland website. For details, refer to Readme.htm which is included in the
    download.
    http://www.roland.com/support/
    B
    DC IN jack
    Connect the included AC adaptor here. Use only the included AC adaptor. Using any other adaptor may cause
    overheating and malfunction.
    * When connected via USB, power is supplied from the USB connection, so the AC adaptor does not need to
    be connected.
    C
    MIDI connectors
    For connecting MIDI device.
    D
    OUT jacks
    Connect these jacks to your amp or monitor speakers. If your system is monaural, use only the L/MONO jack.
    E
    PHONES jack
    Connect headphones (sold separately) here.
    F
    Security slot (
    )
    http://www.kensington.com/
    Turning the Power On/O
    G
    [POWER] switch
    This turns the power on/o.
    * After you’ve made connections correctly, be sure to turn on the power in the order of the TB-3 rst, and
    then the connected system. Powering-on in the incorrect order may cause malfunctions or damage. When
    turning the power o, power-o the connected system rst, and then the TB-3.
    * This unit is equipped with a protection circuit. A brief interval (a few seconds) after turning the unit on is
    required before it will operate normally.
    * Before turning the unit on/o, always be sure to turn the volume down. Even with the volume turned down,
    you might hear some sound when switching the unit on/o. However, this is normal and does not indicate
    a malfunction.
    Sound Explanation
    A 01
    TB-303 sounds
    b 01
    Bass sounds
    C 01
    Lead sounds
    d 01
    SFX (Sound eects)
    Panel Descriptions
    8 9 10
    5 6 7
    1
    2
    3
    4
    1
    Knobs
    These adjust the following values.
    Knob Explanation
    VOLUME Volume
    CUTOFF
    Filter cuto (brightness of the sound)
    RESONANCE Filter resonance (distinctive character)
    ACCENT Strength of accents you’ve input in the pattern
    EFFECT
    Eect depth
    * The most suitable eect for the sound you’ve selected is applied.
    2
    Pad mode buttons /
    3
    Touchpad
    Use these pad mode buttons to switch the mode of the touchpad (which we’ll simply refer to as the pad”).
    * Don’t touch the pad in two or more locations simultaneously; the locations cannot be detected
    correctly (the pad does not support multi-touch).
    Button Explanation
    KEY-
    BOARD
    Use the pad to play notes.
    Play notes
    Apply pressure to the pad: modulation
    Octave up
    Octave down
    • Key pads that can be operated are lit.
    • If you press the pad while a pattern is playing, the sound of the pad takes priority (mono
    playback).
    XY PLAY
    Use the horizontal (X) and vertical (Y) axes of the pad to perform pitch.
    X-axis position is lit
    X-axis: Perform pitch (continuous change)
    Y-axis: Volume
    Apply pressure to the pad: modulation
    • This controls the most appropriate parameters for the sound that’s selected. In general for most
    sounds, the parameters listed above are controlled.
    • If you press the pad while a pattern is playing, the sound of the pad takes priority (mono
    playback).
    • By holding down the [XY PLAY] button and turning the [VALUE] knob you can change the tonic
    note (key).
    ENV
    MOD
    Control envelope modulation (tonal change) and decay (duration of the sound).
    X-axis: Envelope modulation (tonal change)
    Y-axis: Decay (duration of the sound)
    Apply pressure to the pad: modulation
    • This controls the most appropriate parameters for the sound that’s selected. In general for most
    sounds, the parameters listed above are controlled.
    • If the pattern is stopped, pressing the pad won’t produce sound.
    PTN
    SELECT
    Select a pattern.
    Refer to “Playing, Selecting, and Performing a Pattern“Selecting a pattern”
    SCATTER
    Use the Scatter function to add a digital-feeling groove.
    X-axis: Scatter depth (10 steps)
    What is Scatter?
    “Scatter” adds a digital-feeling groove to the loop playback by exchanging individual steps within
    the loop playback and also by changing the playback direction or gate length.
    • Scatter will be on while you’re pressing the pad. It turns o when you take your nger o of the
    pad.
    • Turn the [VALUE] knob to select the scatter type (
    SC1
    SC8
    ).
    * The Scatter eect will not apply to the rst cycle of the loop; the eect will apply to the second
    and subsequent cycles of the loop.
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Especificaciones de Roland TB-3

General
Marca Roland
Modelo TB-3
Producto Sintetizador
EAN 4957054504793
Idioma Inglés
Tipo de archivo PDF
Exhibición
Pantalla incorporada Si
Tipo de visualizador LED
Número de caracteres en pantalla 3
Características
Tipo de producto Sintetizador digital
Teclado, cantidad de teclas -
Color del producto Negro
Puertos e Interfaces
Enchufe de entrada de CC Si
MIDI Si
Salida MIDI Si
Cantidad de puertos USB 1
Contenido del embalaje
Adaptador AC incluido Si
Peso y dimensiones
Ancho 240 mm
Profundidad 173 mm
Altura 57 mm
Peso 820 g

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