Roland MC-101 Groovebox 4 Track Production System

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.

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Roland MC-101

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. With the added advantage of 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. Not just a scratchpad for simple ideas. You can also produce fully-fledged professional tracks or create backing tracks and accompaniment for live performance.

Turn a creative spark into fire

Furthermore, 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 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 sync

Featuring 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

Additionally, the MC-101’s wide range of pro effects make your music sound 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 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.

All in all, the Roland MC-101 is the perfect portable four-track sequencer to take with you on the go!

  • Modern groove production center with 3,000 built-in sounds and 80 drum kits
  • 4 tracks of sequencing or audio playback, up to 64 sequence steps
  • 16 expressive pads for playing bass lines, grooves, and melodies
  • Clip-based sequencing with up to 16 clips per track (128 total)
  • Save your custom sounds and projects to SD card media (included)
  • Built-in multi-effects include 90 types of track effects and mastering effects
  • Looper supports time stretch and pitch shift
  • Combines sequencing and groove production in a single portable package
  • 5 hours of operation from 4 x AA batteries
  • Equally suited for making music on its own, as a master sequencer for external synths, or as a groove station locked to a master sequencer

Type: Beat Production Sequencer

Internal Sound Engine: ZEN-Core Drum Tones/Kits

Screen: LCD Display

Pads: 16 x Performance Pads

Sounds: TR-808, TR909, Juno-106, SH-101

Manufacturer Presets: 3,000 Tones, 80 Drum Kits

Polyphony: 128 Voices (varies by sound generator load)

Sequencer: 64-step Sequencer, 4-track, 16 clips per track

Sampling: Sample Playback/Import, WAV (up to 24-bit/96kHz)

Looper: 4 Voice Polyphony, Time Stretch, Pitch Shift

Number of Effects: 90

Effects Types: Multi-effects, Track EQ, 9 x Chorus/Delay, 7 x Reverb, 90 x Master Effects, Master Compressor, Master EQ

Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ (L/mono, R)

Headphones: 1 x 1/8″

MIDI I/O: In/Out/USB

USB: 1 x Type B

Storage: SD/SDHC Card Slot

Power Supply: USB bus powered / 4 x AA batteries (Ni-MH, Alkaline)

Height: 2.43″

Width:8.81″

Depth:5.18″

Weight:1 lb. 9 oz.

Manufacturer Part Number:MC-101

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