At 5/13/11 02:40 PM, Nav wrote:
At 5/13/11 05:46 AM, jarrydn wrote:
I used to have the rack version as well, but I gave it to my dad because it was kinda overkill :3Yeah, plus I feel like the 303 had a much larger impact on electronic music in general than the Alpha Juno did. Sure, the Juno did some cool stuff with rave music, but the 303 was behind acid house, acid techno, acid fucking anything as well as pretty much any genre that dares to call itself hardcore. Even stuff that isn't hard as hell can use it. Listening to some old Vinylgroover records (RAAAAIN ON MEEEEEEEEEE), it wouldn't have been near as energetic or interesting without ye olde Roland TB-303.
Lol, the Alpha Juno is pretty affordable dude. Last time I checked they were still going for 200 - 300.
They both have their merits, but the 303 is the unanimous champion. The Alpha Juno was the first sub-$1000 analog poly (if my memory serves me correctly), and like the 303, it had fairly average specs on paper, but a gorgeous sound that belies it's stats.
However, the 303 came much earlier, was easily attained by poor musicians, and had the kookiest little sequencer that spat out dance riffs just by looking at it.
I would love an original 303, but I cannot justify the price for such a one trick pony (which is not a problem at all, I have many one trick ponies :3). I will eventually settle for an xoxbox, or whichever clone is being produced at the time when I decide to spring for it.