Pioneer PLX-1000: Press release

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At Acidtechno.co.uk we are extremely pleased and excited about the prospect of Pioneers new replacement for the discontinued Technics 1210. We have copy and pasted below part of the article but here is the link if you want to know the technical specs 😉

If you would like to pre order yours here is somwhere you could order them from 😉

Design aims

Pioneer is marking 20 years in the DJ industry with the launch of a modern classic: the PLX-1000 professional turntable. The PLX-1000 is precision engineered for the booth, drawing on 50 years experience of making high-end turntables. The result is a familiar layout with some next generation improvements, including a high-torque direct drive system, multi-pitch control, club-grade build and sound quality, and detachable power and audio cables.

KEY FEATURES OF THE PLX-1000

• High-torque direct drive (33⅓ rpm in 0.3 seconds)
• Classic DJ turntable layout
• Removable power, ground and phone cables
• S-shaped tone arm
• Multiple tempo control options: ±8%, ±16% and ±50%
• Tempo reset button
• Solid build for excellent vibration damping
• Professional-grade gold-plated RCA jacks
• Rubber-lined tone arm to improve isolation and prevent feedback

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Acid Techno Events, Releases, DJ\Producer Focus’ etc

If you are an acid techno producer or DJ or promotor we want to hear from you.

Acidtechno.co.uk is a website that covers all aspects of acid.

We want to know about new releases. If you are releasing an acid techno track, album, EP let us know. Give us tracklisting, a link to a sound sample, where your prefered seller is, preferably a link

If you are a Promotor or a DJ please let us know where your playing or promoting. Give us ethe details of the event. Give us as much information as possible so the raver knows what is happening, how much lineup, address with postcode etc.

Do you want ravers to know about your regular event? How about doing an event focus telling us about your event.

Are you a producer or a DJ? send us a biog so we can do a DJ\Producer focus on you.

Do you run a label? Let us have a overview of your label, and a discography. Send us a link to sound samples as well. Where can we buy your records? do you have your own record store? or do they have to buy through another retailer? Are you digital only? or vinyl only? If you do both do you have to buy digital from a different place to vinyl?

Have you done any acid techno podcasts? If so send us a link from soundcloud or mixcloud and we will get it up.

Do you produce tracks? let us know the equipment you use or sample packs? maybe review some sample packs or equipment?

Whatever content you want to add onto this site from the acid techno scene from events to releases please email info@acidtechno.co.uk

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TB-303 Campaign to bring back into production

Campaign to bring back Roland TB-303

Page to like to show your support for the cause

acidtechno.co.uk & acid909.co.uk have launched on Facebook a campaign to get Roland to bring back into production the iconic Roland TB-303

What is the TB-303 and what was its importance?

It was a synthesizer that was produced between 1982 and 1984 by Roland. It was promoted to alongside the TR-606 drum machine. They produced 10000 units in 18 months. Its had a defining role in the development contemporary dance music. Even today many musicians try to have its unique sound in their music.

It was originally designed for guitarists to have bass accompaniment while playing by themselves, but never took off due to the difficulty of programming the device, and didnt sound like a bass guitar. It took off when DJs and producers in Chicago used it to develop the hugely popular house music genre in a new direction. Acid house was born. The unique sound of the TB-303 created the iconic Acidline\acid squelch sound.

Its popularity started in 1985 when DJ Peirre picked one up and started experimenting with it and sent it to the legendary Ron Hardy.

The unique sound is mainly due its low pass filter. Roland made their ‘ladder’ style filter that it utilized unique by using a 3-pole 18db filter instead of 24db that the Moog used.

This little silver box of magic has a very heavy following and is very highly respected within the electronic music industry. It still a lot of music which is produced by this musical instrument and still a dedicated movement trying to simulate the sound through clones and software, but very few if any give the true authentic sound of the original.

Very few musical instruments if any have created entire genres of music like the 303 has & had such an influence on modern music.

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Roland TB-303 Bassline | The sound of Acid House & Acid Techno

If your wondering what gives Acid Techno and Acid House its unique sound then its this monophonic synthesizer: The Roland TB-303

The TB-303 was released by Roland in 1982.  It is an analogue oscillator that has 2 waveforms.   The TB-303 is used by programming a sequence of notes and timing.  It was originally produced for keyboardists, drummers etc but was later picked up by DJs and producers because of its distinctive sound.

The TB-303 was originally used with the 606.  Later it was used in line with 808 and 909.

The 2 waveforms the 303 produced was sawthorn wave (simple, single-transister waveshapeing circuit) or square wave .

It uses a simple envelope generator which has a decay control on it.  The lowpass filter on it has a -24db octave attenuation and controls cut off frequency & resonance.

The acid sound was created by producers by making the TB303 overdriven to create a harsher liquid sound.

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