The Roland MC-101 Groovebox gives you high quality sounds and all the tools you need to produce and perform great music anywhere, any time.
Small Size, Massive Groove
Despite being incredibly compact and portable, the Roland MC-101 Groovebox can produce huge tunes.
This four-track groovebox is an awesome portable beatmaker featuring great quality sounds and effects and powerful sequencing functions.
Roland MC-101 Groovebox Key Features:
- Compact and Portable
- Battery and USB Bus Powered
- Five Hours Use with Four AA Batteries
- Backlit LCD Display
- Four-Track Sequencer
- 16 RGB Pads
- USB Connection
- 1/4" L/Mono and R Outputs
- MIDI IN/OUT
- Headphone Output
- Sounds of Legendary Instruments
- Includes Batteries and SD Card
Professional Production In Your Pocket
Roland's MC-101 has been designed for great portability. The compact size and solid design make it easy to take along with you so you can create music wherever you want.
It can be USB bus powered or alternatively, you can get approximately 5 hours of run time on four AA batteries for completely portable production.
Sure, you can use the Roland MC-101 Groovebox for quickly getting down ideas.
However, Roland have designed the MC-101 to be more than capable of creating fully-fledged, professional-level tracks.
Where Inspiration Becomes Reality
The Roland MC-101 features a four-track sequencer that has been optimised for producing electronic, beat-focused, dance music.
16 RGB pads allow you to produce your own original music with tactile input of drum, bass and synthesizer parts.
You can combine loops and one-shots with melodic phrases and even important audio files and input MIDI sequences.
You can compose, trigger clips, rearrange, re-sample, input automation and more all from the MC-101 Groovebox.
Legendary Sounds, Expandable Platform
Over the decades, Roland has made a household name for itself by producing legendary instruments.
With the MC-101 you get the amazing sounds of some of these classic instruments including the TR-808, TR-909, JUNO-106, 1H-101 and more.
You can use these to replicate the sounds of these legendary instruments or tweak them to create entirely new sounds of your own.
In addition to these, the Roland MC-101 GrooveBox features a curated collection of built-in beats, phrases and sounds all put together by renowned artists and expert sound engineers.
Furthermore, the Roland MC-101 is part of an expandable platform so you can add new content for constantly evolving performance.
Powerful Sample Player
Each track on the Roland MC-101 boasts a powerful sample player. Import custom sounds such as your own voice, instrument recordings and more from your computer to truly get your own signature sound.
You can sync your imported audio with the Roland MC-101 and process it with the varied built-in effects and tools this awesome Groovebox gear has to offer.
Professional Production and Performance
With the Roland MC-101 Groovebox's wide range of professional effects, your music will have the polished sound of fully produced projects.
Each track on the Roland MC-101 has independent effects processors so you can get everything sounding exactly how you want it to - it's like having a whole production studio in your pocket.
Add depth and life to your tunes with delays and reverbs, inject some aggression with overdrive and distortion sounds and more.
An array of filters and other effects are also on board for you to run your entire mix through them for an overall polish on your music. These include filters, bit-crushes and a master bus compressor for really getting the most out of your projects.
Connect To Your DAW
With its USB connection, you can easily connect the Roland MC-101 to your computer and use it as an advanced USB audio interface.
Transfer individual tracks or the entire mix to your DAW or take sounds from your DAW for use in the MC-101; all with a single USB cable.
Make Music Wherever You Want
Whether it's for capturing ideas when you're inspired, putting the finishing touches on a nearly-finished project or fully composing and producing music from star to finish, you can do it all with the Roland MC-101.
Buy the Roland MC-101 Groovebox from PMT Online and open up a world of creative potential with this awesome beat making machine.
Roland MC-101 Groovebox Specs:
- Sound Generator
- ZEN-Core (Tone, Drum Kit)
- 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)
- 4 tracks
- 64 clips (16 clips per track)
* Clip Type: Tone, Drum Kit, Looper (Audio Loop), it varies according to the track type.
- 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)
- Track Multi-Effects: 90 types
- 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
- Time Stretch, Pitch Shift
* Available on a Looper Track
- 16 characters, 2 lines LCD (with backlit)
- External Storage
- SD Card (SDHC supported) for saving Project Data and Audio Data
- 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
- Obtained via USB port (USB bus power)
- 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 of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.
- 224(W) x 132(D) x 61(H) mm
- 8-13/16 (W) x 5-3/16 (D) x 2-7/16 (H) inches
- Weight (including batteries)
- 716 g
- 1 lb 9 oz
- 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)
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