Roland´s TB-03 (remake of the legendary TB-303) has an slide effect you can add to a note to let the note 'slide'. But there is also an tie you can use to hold one note to the next note.

Here is an example with 3 steps to create context for my question:

When I add an slide on the first step, then step 1 holds the note till step 3. When there is a note on step 2 then the note will be ignored:

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When I add an tie to the step 2 then the note on step 1 also holds till note 3: enter image description here

I my mind, both do the same. Who can tell me what the difference is?

The manual is here: https://www.roland.com/global/support/by_product/tb-03/owners_manuals/


A slide is a smooth change from one note to a different note. A tie is holding the same note for two or more steps.

  • 1
    Is a slide the same as an Portamento?
    – Simon
    Oct 1 '18 at 10:56
  • 1
    @Simon Basically, yes. Oct 1 '18 at 13:33

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