After a very long wait Roland has this week confirmed the return of the MC groovebox line, announcing the Roland MC-707 and MC-101 will be available later this month for $1,000 and $500 respectively. Last MC line of loop-based musical instruments was launched back in 2008 and the latest additions provide a self-contained loop-based machine requiring no connection to a computer or additional instruments. Providing drum machines, sequences and synthesisers all-in-one. Check out the introductory videos below to learn more about their features, design and capabilities.
“The MC-707 is armed with an eight-track sequencer optimized for fluid production, our latest deep synthesis engine, a powerful sampler, massive effects palette and 16 ultra-sensitive pads for playing or sequencing drum parts, melodic basslines, or polyphonic chord progressions. The MC-707 features our latest sound engine, which fuses virtual analog and modern PCM. It’s flexible, powerful, and lets you dig deep into its sonic capabilities. It has the sounds of legendary Roland rhythm machines and synthesizers that are the foundation of electronic music—including the TR-808, TR-909, TB-303, JUNO-106, and SH-101. But the MC-707 also looks forward, with modern digital and hybrid sounds perfect for creating future classics—today. ”
“The Roland MC-101 GROOVEBOX combines premium-quality synthesizer and drum sounds, samples, patterns and effects in a compact four-track sequencer that’s go-everywhere portable. Create whenever, and wherever, inspiration strikes with this pocket production studio and add performance-ready tracks to your DAWless or compact synthesizer setup. The MC-101 has a four-track sequencer optimized for beatmakers, producers and mobile music makers creating today’s electronic and dance-oriented music. You can use the 16 ultra-sensitive RGB pads to create drum, bass, and synthesizer patterns and create your own original music.”
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