Alex Smith of Alkex Instruments – and the man behind the SID 8 bit desktop synthesizer – has posted a video of the new “Mode Machines x0xb0x” app for iPad, which we have been told should be available in the next few days. Check out the video below…
For those of you that haven’t heard of an x0xb0x before – it’s a popular hardware clone of Roland’s TB-303 usually available in kit form but also sold as pre-build units by Mode Machines (amongst others). This means that the new x0xb0x app is effectively a software emulation of a hardware clone of a TB-303!
It features everything that you’d expect from a 303 clone including a single oscillator (with both saw and square waveforms available) and a low-pass filter with controls for cutoff frequency, resonance, and envelope modulation, and an envelope generator with a single control over decay. There is also an Accent control that determines the amplitude of the notes where Accent is applied as well as emphasizing the cutoff and resonance resulting in variations in timbre.
Note data, Accents and Slides (portamento) are programmed step-by-step into the classic TB-style 16-step sequencer using the 1-octave keyboard, with each step transposable up and down, to produce those classic â€˜acidâ€™ baselines!
The app will be the second free app released under the Mode Machines brand. The first being their universal MIDI Keyboard app released at the end of last year.