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Average rating: 4.8 out of 5
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James K. a part-time user from Chicago USA writes:
Last month I acquired my 777 in a trade w/ a friend for my SCI Prophet 600. All I can say is... good deal, eh?

The funny thing is, I hate techno and the 303 sound--but, the 777 can do so much more than mere impressions of the 303. With it, I have conjured up FM x-mod madness reminiscent of a Korg Mono/Poly (4 VCO synth--but the 777 has 2 VCO's + sub osc's... so it balances out), SEM type sound like DM "songs of faith & devotion", stuff that sounds like distorted guitar... the list is virtually endless.

The filter of the 777 is a monster: switchable 3 pole/7 pole, 18/42 db filter (!!!!), resonant LPF with HPF, and the ability to set the width of resonant peaks. Good filtration always equals good, versatile sounds.

The 777 is fun to MIDI or C/V gate and play as a sound source--although I primarily use it as a bass machine. (Curiously, as that is what the 303 was intended for...) Mostly, I MIDI sync the 777 to my Drumtraks, TOM or R-8.

The bottom line is, the 777 is not just about techno--it's about synthesis, and the 777 can do bass, 303, lead... whatever. It has few limits, this machine does, and just because you're not into techno doesn't mean that the 777 can't be useful. (Shit, now I'm giving away my new secret weapon!) They don't call it the "303 killer" for nothing.


Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-20-2000 at 10:28
AcidDJ a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Got it on Friday, nothing.......absolutely nothing...get's this close to a 303. You can't believe how refreshing it is to finally get a machine that does this, you wouldn;t believe how many times I've fallen for marketing literature that sais "reproduces the vintage sounds of the tb-303" only to be sadly dissapointed and thus having to avail of stores return policies.. The closest companies got before was sampling sinle filter states patterns on the 303...but the real gem comes with finding a machine that will stay with emulation throughout all realtime changes. I programmed in the run from Fatboy Slims "Everybody needs a 303" (the solo 303 part from this is available as an MP# called Fatboy Tweakers so it's easy to compare). End result....I couldn;t tell the difference, and Christ was I listening. That tune also includes a broad range of filter changes.

Anyone who considers paying some bastard $1400 for a "mint condition" tb-303 second hand is really out of their mind. The machine that finally got it right is out there......the key was using real instead of virtual analog. With the 777 you get an exact replication...but with all the trimmings of a 90s machine.

Much Kudos and respect to Jered, it's painfully obvious his company is driven by love of music over love of profit margin and release deadlines.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Aug-02-1999 at 11:44
Peter Assimon a hobbyist user from us writes:
I got this piece yesterday afternoon, and it's absoulutly amazing. Well worth the price. I love the analog drum sounds that it can produce. MAking bird tweeting sound patches is fun. I have a feeling that these things won't be on the market forever so go for it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-30-1999 at 10:53
Synth Freak a hobbyist user from Jupiter writes:
I just got mine a few hours ago. WOW, it really screams and pumps out that fat bubbly bass that's to be expected of a 303 clone. I think that the 777 is absolutely the ONLY alternative to that old, over priced, under featured silver box.

Obviously I love the sound of those old silver boxes but I wouldn't pay the money for them when you can get a 777. The 777 has more features, can sound exactly like a TB-303 and costs hundreds less. It also has a great sequencer that mimics the 303 to a T. Buy one and support a great company. If you have any questions about it e-mail me.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jul-20-1999 at 20:32
Larry a part-timer user from USA writes:
This is THEE synth to have. No ifs, ands, or butts about it. I'll be getting mine in about a week. Can't wait!! My freind had one & i made him brong it over every c chance i could=0) I never even cracked the manual.. He never brought it over actually. This ultra intuitive. If you have a 303, then this will compliment it very nicely. At least i think so. If you're looking for a live synth to work with, get on the waiting list. it's about 10 weeks right now. But well worth the wait. So don't dealy, call NOW=0) I give it a 10.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jun-24-1999 at 00:26
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