Whether you love or hate the authentically annoying TD-3 sequencer there’s now an online TD-3 Pattern Tool that will let you create and edit patterns directly on your little box of acid.
TD-3 Pattern Tool
Using a MIDI-enabled web browser you simply go to the webpage and the TD-3 Pattern Tool will suck in the sequence from your connected TD-3. All the patterns get displayed visually and you can create a library of them and choose which ones to save to your TD-3. Clicking on a pattern gives you an instant preview through your box.
In the editor you get a 16 step grid onto which you can place your notes. You can move the whole pattern up and down in pitch or side to side in time. The “Nudge” button will nudge random notes up and down or if you really want something new then the “Randomise” button will generate a whole new bass line. You can add in triplets, accents, slides and rests at the click of a mouse.
You never have to be annoyed by the TD-3 sequencer ever again.
The TD-3 Pattern Tool is by AudioPump Inc and has no affiliation or Behringer to MusicTribe. It’s a very cool little app and appears to work like a dream. It has some other configuration tools in there too and the whole experience is a lot slicker than the Behringer Synth Tool. Good job!
- 303Patterns.com is the website.
- AudioPump TD-3 Pattern Tool: AudioPump