Melbourne, Australia-based acid music lover dyLab posts 303-made goodness on the Acid Box Blues blog. And here’s a great way to get in the holiday mood — well, that is, if acid music gets you in the holiday mood. It’s a pattern laid out on paper, ready to program into your TB-303 hardware, software emulation, x0xb0x, Pd patch, or however you get your real/fake 303 on. The pattern is the work of Honeysmack (Soundcloud site), a fellow Melbourne-based artist.

The December Acid Pattern

I’m rather hoping that putting patterns and presets on paper catches on; I dubbed our MeeBlip version “hipster patch storage.” As it happens, in this case you can download the blank template for your 303 activities. There’s something about committing something electronic in nature to actual paper. And once you’re done, you can share with others with a SoundCloud group. Or, better yet, if you have enough music-making friends, make this your holiday card. (Start on that New Year’s card now, kids.)

There’s more in the way of giveaways, too. Try on a free TR-606 sample set and check out other goodies on the rest of the site.

In Christmas We Trust by Honeysmack by DyLABs

  • thanks for the support  & hope to have a very acid christmas 

  • guss

    what do the dots/lines mean in the bottom row? how do i program that into abl? also what does 6b mean?

  • @guss drop into the group discussion
    You'll see your question has been answered 

    I and 6B is the pattern slot on the tb303 where the pattern is stored 

  • Onetime

    cool idea i use it on ole rebirth338 …
    and no, it hasn't been answered.

    if the filled circle(dot) is a note, then the empty one may be a pause, but what is the line then ?

    filled = note
    empty = ?
    line = ?

  • Onetime

    filled is = note (on)
    empty = hold
    line = pause

    -> on a ReaL TB303

    On some emulators you have to imitate this. On rebirth338 for example there is no "hold", so you use slide to link notes together getting different note lenghts than 16th.

  • onetime is correct –
    filled circle is a 1/16th note
    empty circle is a tie – you can use a tie to make a note longer
    dash is a rest

  • Computer Controlled

    I'm confused by the same note having an Up AND a Down =o]

  • @computer controlled  its possible on a tb303  – when I first saw the pattern I was a bit hmmm – so i programmed all the pitch data as written down – then all the timing data as the pattern stated and it came out the same