Roland MC-101 Groovebox

MC-101

Roland

$499.99

 

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  • Move to a new groove.

    V1.7 now available with new features.

    SMALL SIZE, MASSIVE GROOVE.

    Produce and perform music anywhere, anytime—without clutter or complications. The MC-101 GROOVEBOX has all the high-quality sounds, sequencing, and effects of the professional MC-707, in a compact four-track version that’s go-everywhere portable. Get started with an inspiring collection of ready-to-go sounds and patterns, or easily create your own. Craft a unique style by importing custom sounds and loops that sync to tempo. And you can perform with the MC-101, triggering clips and shaping your sounds with direct, hands-on control.


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

     





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





    A portable studio full of vintage gear.
    The MC-101 has the Roland sounds that have defined electronic and dance genres for over forty years. Legendary instruments like the 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.





     


    Expandable sounds, patterns, and phrases.
    Compose from a curated collection of built-in beats, phrases, and sounds, all expertly crafted by renowned artists and sound designers. And the 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.






     

    Play your own custom audio in perfect sync.

    Each track contains a powerful sample player so you can import your own custom sounds. Use your own voice, or the sound of your favorite instrument from your computer. Imported audio can sync with the 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 the MC-101’s wide range of pro effects, 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 inject grit and intensity into 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 a single cable.
    When you’re ready to further develop your tracks, or share your creations with friends and fans, simply connect the 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. Or sample sounds from your DAW to capture backing tracks, stems, or the sound of a favorite software synth for your next live show. You can also stream up to 4 tracks from you computer into 4 separate looper tracks on the MC-101, via USB.








     

    Included in the box
    Owner's manual
    Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
    SD Card (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)
    SD Card Protector (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)

     

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Sound Generator
    ZEN-Core (Tone, Drum Kit) Expandable, Virtual Analog and PCM synth engine.

    Track Type
    Tone, Drum Kit, Looper (Audio Loop)

    Maximum Polyphony
    ZEN-Core: 128 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
    LOOPER: 4 (varies according to the available number of Looper track)

    Tracks
    4 tracks

    Clips
    64 clips (16 clips per track)

    * Clip Types are: Tone, Drum Kit, Drum Kit with compression, Looper (Audio Loop), it varies according to the track type.

    Tones
    Preset Tone: 3,000 or greater
    Preset Drum Kit: 80 or greater
    User Sample (as a Tone or Drum Kit): available by importing form SD CARD
    Looper Sample (as a clip of Looper track): available by importing from SD CARD

    * Available total time for User Sample: 12 minutes in mono, 6 minutes in stereo (44.1 kHz)
    * Available format of User Sample: WAV 32–96 kHz/16 bits, 24 bits (mono, stereo)

    * Available total time for Looper Sample: Approx. 60 sec (44.1 kHz)
    * Available format of Looper Sample: WAV 44.1 kHz/16 bits, 24 bits, 32 bits, 32 bits float (mono, stereo)

    Effects
    Track Multi-Effects: 90 types
    Scatter stutter and glitch effect
    Track EQ
    Chorus/Delay: 9 types
    Reverb: 7 types
    Master Effects: 90 types
    Master Compressor
    Master EQ

    Step Sequencer
    Maximum Step: 128 steps

    * Available on a Tone or Drum Kit Track

    Looper
    Time Stretch, Pitch Shift

    Display
    16 characters, 2 lines LCD (with backlit)

    External Storage
    SD Card (SDHC supported) for saving Project Data and Audio Data

    Connectors
    PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    OUT(L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
    USB port: USB B type (Audio, MIDI)

    Power Supply
    Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
    Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
    Powered via USB port (USB bus power) Power it with your USB phone charger and a USB cable.

    Current Draw
    500 mA

    Expected battery life under continuous use
    Alkaline battery (AA, LR6): Approx. 3 hours
    Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6): Approx. 4.5 hours

    * This can vary depending on the specifications and capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.

    Dimensions
    Width: 224 mm, 8-13/16 inches
    Depth: 132 mm, 5-3/16 inches
    Height: 61 mm, 2-7/16 inches
    Weight (including batteries): 716 g, 1 lb 9 oz

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    • Large items, overweight items may incur additional charges.
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    • If the last inventory unit is located at our Santa Rosa store location, there may be a delivery delay that may take an additional business day to have it transferred down to our San Rafael

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