Bram Bos, developer of Phasemaker and Ruismaker, has released Troublemaker! This TB-303 clone app sounds quite good despite its frequent protestations that, "this is not a 303." In addition to all of the controls and squelchy goodness you'd hope from a TB-303 clone, Troublemaker packs in a lot of goodies; including fuzz distortion, delay, and LFO modulation of the filter. The typical square and saw oscillator waves are present, and sound excellent, but Troublemaker also includes 8 additional "special waves" like an FM Bass and Rich Saw. Version 1.0 sports support for everything from Ableton Link to Audiobus!
Anyone with a passing interest in having a fun Acid House jam will dig this. Serious Acid fans will appreciate some of the extra tools added in here, like the Punch control that lets you drastically change the behavior of the Filter Envelope. I personally love the fuzz distortion; which is both gritty and biting, but not too messy.
Troublemaker iTunes Description:Note: Troublemaker requires iPad 4/Mini 2/iPhone 5S/iPod Touch 6 or higher
Introducing Troublemaker: this is not a 303
The legendary TB-303 has magical properties; it is filled to the brim with analog shimmer. Its output jack is a gateway to a parallel universe and when you twiddle the filter knobs an army of highly trained pixies chisel the square waves from freshly harvested unicorn souls. So if you want a TB-303, you should buy a TB-303. But if you're after *that sound* Troublemaker will give you everything you need in spades.
Troublemaker sports a carefully crafted diode filter emulation and among the available oscillators are the typical raspy, nasal sawtooth and rubbery squarewave with its oddball shape and shifting pulsewidth.
It also has the wow.
Troublemaker is fully Audio Unit (AUv3) compatible, so you can go wild running multiple instances in your favorite DAWs.
It also has:
- Ableton Link synchronization,
- MIDI CC mapping,
- Core Midi, Virtual Midi, Bluetooth Midi input,
- Audiobus support
- Exports MID and WAV files from the standalone sequencer
And unlike the TB-303, it can actually sound like a bass guitar ;-)