it's not a joke, as it's already been sold, even tho there's no detailed information about it
it's basically Mr. Cy from technology transplant afaik
Robin W. is supporting it because he has business with Cy/TT from before, and will be making devilfish mod for this thing too
personally, some things about it are a bit "wtf" to me..
like it's name "Bass Bot"
they seem to be restricting information still, some folks have uploaded videos of programing patterns into the thing and the "manufacturer" has requested they take such videos down.. huh, but they *do* sell them
they do let them show videos of it controlled via midi, but all videos so far had very poor sound quality and it's impossible to tell how it really sounds like
no one asks if the "OS" of this will be updatable in an easy way
it doesn't have dinsync
it seems the RGB LEDs are an important feature
it has a "vco calibration on demand" but what about the other internal adjustments you'd expect on a 303?
how about moddability?
oh well, it may look like a 303, besides the ugly logo and the embarasing name, but if i have the money - i'd get another x0x without a doubt
x0xb0x is good, you can build it yourself, tweak it and adjust it till it sounds right to your taste
it's definately not going to kill the x0x
nor will it make the TB-303 prices go down