Thursday, May 27, 2010

How to use tap mode on a Roland MC-202, TB-303 and TR-606



Since I've had a few requests about tap mode I figured I'd make a video showing how to do this on the MC-202, TB-303 and TR-606. All in all it's quite simple to do as you can see. If you are wondering about the weird hand directions when I'm working on the 606 it's because of the camera tripod in the way ;-)

9 comments:

  1. nice tutorial. For the 303, the manual also explains you can use the 1 key (C) as a sustain-note key during tap mode entry. This takes a bit of practice to get used to, but it's similar to other synths from those days (even casio vl-tone has 2 step keys for the same reason).
    Keep 'em coming ;)

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  2. nice tip, will give that a try sometime

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  3. Hi Paul!
    Great video, but I still think you have do a video showing people how to use other timesignatures and pre-scales than straight 16th notes. I tried to do it in this video but since my english is not as good I prefered to keep my mouth shut while shooting:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqyVUR2pikI
    :)

    regards,
    kroffe

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  4. Cool, i always wanted to figure tap mode out on the 303!

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  5. i love you man, no seriously, i love you.

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  6. Awesome tips, thank you.

    Going to go try on my 303 and 606 right now!

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  7. really helpful videos thank you for making them. can you do one on accessing the external synth mode and what you can do with it?

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  8. thanks for videos, you got any more 202 advanced tricks you can show us?

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