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Normal Mode


  • RANDOM pattern: PTN SELECT plus SCATTER. Save it by pressing realtime rec
  • RANDOM slides and accents Press keyboard + SCATTER

Transpose a pattern

Transpose a pattern: hold KEYBOARD and press a note

Triplet scale

Triplet grid: hold step record and press tempo button.


Shuffle: Hold tempo and turn value knob -50 to +50 0= no shuffle


Setting tempo by tapping: hold TEMPO and tap SCATTER

Saving sound to User bank

Press hold ENV MOD. Select a userbank with knob. Press PLAY to save.

Overlay Sheet

+ = Press button while holding the other button (Ex.: +SCATTER under the Key-Board button means you need to hold both Key-board and Scatter at the same time).

> = Press button before doing a button combination (Ex.: >■+PAD=Copy under the PTN Select button means you need to press Stop (■) before holding both PTN Select and a pad to make a copy of a pattern).




Press and hold SCATTER and power on.

START/STOP button flashes, some of the Pad LEDs are lit and the display shows C2. Change the MIDI Channel

C2 refers to the MIDI channel used by the TB-3. Rotate the VALUE knob to change the channel. The channel number is updated in the display as the knob is turned. PAD LEDs

The Pad LEDs indicate the status of various TB-3 settings:

PAD C – MIDI Clock source

  LIT – Clock is derived either via MIDI or USB. USB has priority
  UNLIT – Clock is internal


  LIT – MIDI THRU is on
  UNLIT – MIDI THRU is off

PAD Aftertouch Sensitivity

This allows adjustment of the Pad aftertouch sensitivity.

Press and hold the KEYBOARD button and the current value is showed in the display. The default is 3, with the maximum being 10 (more sensitive) and the minimum setting being OFF. Master Tuning

Press and hold the ENV MOD button and turn the VALUE knob.

The default tuning is 440hz. Turn the VALUE knob ot increase or decrease the tuning fequency in 1hz increments.

Press the START/STOP button to save any changes. The TB-3 will restart.

Firmware Update

To perform a firmware update:

1. Power off the TB-3 2. Press and hold the KEYBOARD and PTN SELECT buttons, then power on the TB-3. 3. Connect a USB cable to the TB-3 The TB-3 appears as a drive on the PC and the KEYBOARD button flashes. 4. Copy the system file from the download directory into the TB-3 drive. When complete, eject the drive from the PC and disconnect the USB cable. The XY PLAY flashes. 5. Press the XY PLAY button to perform the update. On completion of the update all of the buttons from KEYBOARD to PLAY/STOP flash. 6. Power cycle the TB-3 to start the new firmware.


Multiple pattern play: slide across the patterns to play them
COPY hold ptn select and press pad to copy. Other patterns blink. Press a blinking location
Sound select, Hold keyboard and turn value knob changes sounds in steps of 10
Delete pattern. Select pattern, hold ptn select button and press clear and then press blinking play
Number of steps in pattern: hold step rec and turn value knob (1-32 steps)
Move through sounds by 10 : Keyboard and Value
Fine Tune : Hold Env Mod and slide finger
Change key : Hold Keyboard button choose key to change key. Green keys Octave
roland_tb-3.txt · Last modified: 2017/07/29 18:08 by admin