Behringer’s TD-3-MO is a wicked acid machine with a sub-oscillator for deep bass

Preorders for the Modded Out bass synth are open now.

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Behringer TD-3-MO

Following a teaser earlier this week, Behringer has unveiled the TD-3-MO, a “Modded Out” version of the TD-3 acid bass synth.

The TD-3-MO boasts a sub-oscillator alongside the main square/sawtooth oscillator, brand new circuitry, an expanded filter range with FM and overdrive controls, and additional patching points for hooking up other gear.

There are also new parameters including variable slide time, three accent sweep speed mode with three accent sweep modes. The TD-3-MO’s filter frequency can be controlled via MIDI CC for DAW and MIDI controller integration.

Although the TD-3 is based on the Roland TB-303, this new design may not be as unique as it seems. Robin Whittle’s Devil Fish 303 is a modded TB-303 that became popular among acid producers thanks to its filter overdrive, extended CV connectivity, more memory banks and more. Behringer’s TD-3-MO offers much of the same and is seemingly very much inspired by the Devil Fish 303.

Last year, Behringer shared a mock-up of the ‘TD-3-DF’, sporting a black finish and many of the features found on the Devil Fish 303. Whittle wrote a statement, critiquing Behringer’s proposed model and said that “Uli Behringer approached me about collaborating on a Devil Fish for his company to design, produce and sell in large quantities. We were keen to proceed, but Uli’s commercial requirements were not compatible with ours”. You can read the full statement, with Uli Behringer’s response, here.

Behringer’s TD-3-MO, bearing a few differences to the original Devil Fish, can be preordered now at a price of $199.

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