Roland MC-101

Portable Groovebox

  • ZEN-Core sound generator with up to 128 voices
  • 4 Parts
  • 4-Track sequencer with up to 128 steps
  • 16 Clips per sequencer track
  • Up to 4 looper tracks with time stretch and pitch shift
  • 3000 Preset sounds and 80 drum kits
  • Import of user samples and loops via SD card
  • Available memory space for user samples: 12 Minutes in mono, 6 minutes in stereo (@ 44.1 kHz)
  • Supported formats for user samples: WAV File (mono/stereo), 16/24-bit, 32-96 kHz
  • Effects: EQ and multi-effects per part (90 different effects types)
  • Master effects: Compressor, EQ, Reverb, Delay, Chorus
  • Comfortable programming via the 16 backlit pads
  • 4 Backlit faders and 4 rotary knobs
  • Mix up tracks, patterns and loops in your DAW via USB connection
  • Integrated USB audio/MIDI interface
  • Battery operation for up to 5 hours (4 x AA batteries)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 224 x 132 x 61 mm
  • Weight: 716g
  • Includes 4 x AA batteries and SD card
  • Suitable optional bag: Art.493542 or suitable case: Art.489627 (not included)

Connectors:

  • Stereo output: 6.3 mm Jack
  • Stereo headphone output: 3.5 mm Jack
  • MIDI In/Out
  • USB B type port
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Further Information

Display Yes
Pads 16
Fader(s) 4
Effects Yes
Sampling Function No
Storage Medium SD Card
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out
USB Yes
Headphone Output Yes
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konceptual, 17.10.2019
No MIDI program change.
No feasible methods to change 'song' or in this case 'project' seamlessly during performance.

Maybe I did not do my homework well, researching product for my own requirements prior purchase. I returned it!
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Great Roland sounds as usual. But just a piece of plastic
J.aco, 13.02.2020
Used the unit a few times, first set of batteries still didn’t run out and and suddenly it just stopped working after an error message. And it’s gone. Now will have to get trough the non-sense service center drama and joy having the units for who knows how long.
This kind of unit for this price it’s unbelievably badly build - a piece a plastic - and broken with no reason after very little use.
Save your money I’d say.
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MC-101 Groovebox
Kentucky, 30.03.2021
Die Roland Mc-101 Groovebox ist eine sehr umfangreiche kleine Maschine. Die wirklich Massen an Sounds sind absolut legitim. Allerdings kommt man durch die Ermangelung an Tasten(was dem wirklich rucksacktauglichem Formfaktor zu schulden ist) am Menu-Diving nicht vorbei. Hat man aber sicherlich in nahezu jeder Groovebox dieser Größe. Hab das Ding allerdings wieder zurück geschickt da es irgendwie nicht richtig mit meinem Korg Prologue arbeiten wollte. Die Midi-Verbindungen waren sehr einfach herzustellen, allerdings hat das timing nach 1-2 Runden des Tracks nicht mehr gestimmt und die Arpeggios waren falsch. Da das Sequencing meines Synths ein Hauptgrund für mich war, die Mc101 zu kaufen kam für mich nur die Rücksendung infrage da ich keinerlei interesse an dem klassischen "geht-geht nicht" habe.
Da die Groovebox ja eher als nebenfunktion sequencen kann sehe ich es nicht als großes manko an. Ich schätze für alle Art elektronischer Musik ist das Ding genial (und sogar per Powerbank mehrere stunden nutzbar).
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Kleiner Zauberkasten
René71, 22.11.2020
Ich bin 49 und habe erst vor ca. 8 Monaten mit einem EPiano musizieren angefangen und wollte nun mehr. Um meine Möglichkeiten hinsichtlich Instrumente und Aufnahmen zu erweitern habe ich lange nach einem passenden Gerät gesucht, war mir aber sehr unsicher. Der Markt ist groß. Sounddesign interessiert mich dabei weniger.
Vor einigen Tagen ist meine Entscheidung auf die Roland MC101 Groovebox gefallen. Hier habe ich ca. 3000 Instrumente und ca. 80 Drumsets wählbar, die ich noch weiter sehr individuell anpassen kann. Das Ding ist echt klein und wiegt nix. Die Verarbeitung und Haptik der Knöpfe ist sehr hochwertig.
Es gibt erschöpfend viele, wundervoll natürlich klingende Instrumente und SoundFX aus allen Sparten aber auch viele Synth-Sounds und verzerrte Rock-Instrumente in allen Variationen.
Die Einarbeitung für einfache Arrangements geht erstaunlich schnell: Eigentlich nur wenige Minuten! Es gibt viele, gut gemachte Youtube-Tutorials. Für aufwendigere Produktionen mit Ausreizung vieler tiefergehender Features bedarf es aber Einarbeitungszeit, Übung und Geduld. Aber auch hier wird von Youtube fast alles abgedeckt.
Zum Abschluss meine Tipps:
- Immer die neuesten Updates einspielen! Es kommen immer ein Haufen neuer Möglichkeiten dazu.
- Audio-USB klappt auch problemlos mit Linux-PCs! Kein extra Audiointerface notwendig.
- Das Ding läuft sehr energiearm man kann mit einer einfachen USB-Powerbank tagelang komponieren.
- Youtube-Videos gucken!!
Ich bin überglücklich mit der Roland MC 101 Zauberbox. Bei all den Möglichkeiten ist das Ding mit Sicherheit nicht zu teuer.Gut gemacht Roland!
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