Roland MC-101 Groovebox

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Roland Portable Sound Module with Built-In 4-Track Sequencer and Effects

Produce and perform music anywhere, anytime, without clutter or complications. Roland MC-101 has the sequencing, sounds and effects of the professional MC-707 in a compact four-track version. It has the highest quality Roland sounds and churns out massive grooves with a huge selection of ready-to-go patterns, loops and phrases. And you can make it your own by adding your own sounds and crafting your own style.

The MC-101 v1.30 firmware update adds a variety of exciting new features designed to enhance your groove. Clip Chain lets you play back selected clips in succession, allowing the creation of evolving song forms or auto triggering fill-ins. Auto Channel gives you the power to quickly tap into MC-101's expansive sound bank using a MIDI keyboard or controller. Easily bounce MIDI grooves to MC-101 with the Standard MIDI Files Import function, or tap into new MIDI CC messages to extend hands-on control over your performance.


Pocket production studio
MC-101 is a professional production tool, sharing the sounds and many of the capabilities of its bigger sibling MC-707. There are advantages to being small: MC-101 is solid yet lightweight and runs for about five hours on four AA batteries. This means you can design sounds, create drum patterns and compose musical phrases just about anywhere. And the MC-101 is not just a scratch pad for simple ideas. You can produce fully-fledged professional tracks or create backing tracks and accompaniment for live performance.

Expandable sounds, patterns and phrases
Compose from a large curated collection of built-in beats, phrases, chords and sounds, all expertly crafted by renowned artists and sound designers. MC-101 is part of an expandable platform, so when you're ready for more or want to explore new genres and styles, you can easily change things up by adding new content.

Turn a creative spark into fire
MC-101 has a four-track sequencer optimized for creating today's electronic and dance oriented music. You can use the 16 ultra-sensitive RGB pads to create drum, bass and synthesizer patterns to compose your own original music. It's your musical playground, where you can freely combine loops and one-shots with melodic phrases, including your own imported audio recordings and MIDI sequences. Compose and trigger clips, rearrange, re-sample, record your knob movements and more.

A portable studio full of vintage gear
MC-101 has the Roland sounds that have defined electronic and dance genres for over forty years. Legendary instruments like TR-808, TR-909, Juno-106 and SH-101 are all here, ready to replicate classic sounds or be combined, tweaked and processed into entirely new sounds.

Play your own custom audio in perfect sync
Each track can contain a powerful sample player that can also play your own custom imported sounds. Use your own voice or the sound of your favorite instrument from your computer. Imported audio can sync with MC-101's tempo or be processed with the arsenal of built-in effects and hands-on controls.

Produce tracks ready to stream or perform
With MC-101's massive effects palette, your music sounds polished and fully-produced. Each track has independent effects processors with a huge number of variations. Lush chorus brings depth to pads and other synth sounds. Delays and reverbs create evocative spaces and add movement to delicate sequences. Overdrive, distortion and amp simulation add grit and intensity to synths, guitars, drums and more. You can also run your entire mix through master effects like filters, bit-crushers and a master bus compressor that glues it all together with punch and clarity.

Produce and share with the world with one cable
When you're ready to expand on your tracks or share your creations with friends and fans, simply connect MC-101 to your computer with a single USB cable. It has advanced USB audio interface capabilities and can record an entire mix or all four parts to individual tracks in your DAW. You can also sample sounds from your DAW to capture backing tracks, stems or the sound of your favorite software synth for your next live show.

More Information
MPN MC-101
Manufacturer Roland
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer (4) AA batteries
SD card
Analog/Digital Digital
Programs/Presets 3,000+ preset tones
80+ preset drum kits
Voices of Polyphony 128 voices maximum (varies according to sound generator load)
Oscillators per Voice Varies by Sound Engine
Effects (7) reverb types
(9) chorus/delay types
(90) master effects
(90) track multi-effects
Track EQ
Master EQ
Master compressor
Sequencer (4) tracks
(16) clips per track
Sampling Sample import and playback
WAV format, 32–96kHz, 16 bits, 24 bits, mono, stereo
Internal Storage Capacity 12 minutes of available sample time in mono
6 minutes of available sample time in stereo
Audio File Playback Yes
USB Port (to Host) MIDI, Audio, System Updates, File Transfer
Audio Outputs Dual 1/4" stereo main output
1/8" stereo headphones output
Expansion SD card slot
Width 8.8125"
Depth 5.1875"
Height 2.4375"
Product Weight 1 lb 9 oz.
Unique Features Advanced USB audio interface capabilities: record an entire mix or 4 individual tracks to your DAW
Onboard emulations of Roland vintage instruments like TR-808, TR-909, Juno-106 and SH-101

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