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“This xox box is a self-made TB-303 bassline with special features like MIDI, DIN sync and USB and a more stable casing. It sounds very authentic, just like the original. “Sometimes you really ask yourself how many bassline- clones you need in life. Somehow this simple bass sound is magic, with its typical ‘twittering’. I believe that this machine will never disappear.”more
«This is a clone of the famous TB-303, the acid machine. It’s about a quarter of the real 303 price and to me the best sounding clone there is on the market. You can buy the separate components and build it yourself, but it can be tricky to tune certain parameters so I chose to buy it already made by a guy that looked like he knew what he was doing. He named it ‘The Beast’ and engraved it on, so that’s obviously why I chose to name the acid track I made for the BNR compilation like that… I must have done half a dozen unreleased tracks with the x0xb0x synced with my 707 alone, but nowadays I try to include it in more surprising ways than just retro acid house tools…»more
I taught myself electronics on this machine.
And this machine is great. Okay, okay, okay, the resonance pot is a little flakey, but you can get a new one. But this is—analogishly speaking—a TB-303. Whenever the original transistors are not available, ones that are very close are used instead.
And you can tell. As in, you can't tell it apart from a TB-303.
I liked it so much, I got another one.
I got the X0xbox with aluminum case and atomic mods off eBay. Sounds really good and the bass boost adds more to the bottom end. There are differences on how a X0xb0x sounds depending on who built it. I guess I got lucky to get a really good one. If you can't afford the original TB-303, the X0xb0x is an amazing alternative.