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Roland mc-202

Postby ellaguru » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:24 am

Hi
strangely with the search button i didn't found anything reasonable aboit it, i just read the review but i have still doubt about it...can we compare -in sound- this synth to the juno106 or the korg poly800? i got the last two synths, so i don't want to buy a double...
anyway i read on the net different opinions about mc202 vs tb303, obviously the 303 IS the 303...
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Re: Roland mc-202

Postby pflosi » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:32 pm

202 is more similar to a 101 than to a 303. A bit like a mono Juno, yes. What do you want it for?
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Re: Roland mc-202

Postby ellaguru » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:41 pm

pflosi wrote:202 is more similar to a 101 than to a 303. A bit like a mono Juno, yes. What do you want it for?

Thanks for the answer, this clarify a lot; i could imagine for the 303, but i had doubt for the 202/juno comparison.
The thing is that the 202 intrugues me for its sound and the sequencer similar as the poly800 that i recently bought; plus, it happens that now i found one for 450€, but it's not very near here, so i cannot even see or try it. But the fact that is more similar to a sort of mono juno can maybe (fortunately) stop me to an eventual G.A.S. :)
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Re: Roland mc-202

Postby pflosi » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:22 pm

You're welcome!

The 202 has delay for the LFO which the 101 lacks, while the 202 lacks the 101's noise source. The 101 sequencer is extremely simple and intuitive, which makes it very cool for live jamming (in combination with a programmable trigger source, e.g. from a drum machine). On the other hand, the 202 sequencer is much more complex and capable than both the 303's and 101's - which makes it great for studio work, not so much for live (only one pattern basically, or two if you use the second CV/gate out) or jamming. IMO especially the sequencers lead to different results on all three machines in terms of workflow and outcome (and different to the poly Junos as well), so I personally enjoy them all.

Cheers! :drinks:

Edit: Not sure whether that helped against your GAS, sorry ;)
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Re: Roland mc-202

Postby ellaguru » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:11 pm

pflosi wrote:
Edit: Not sure whether that helped against your GAS, sorry ;)

:)
now i'm curious about the sh101 :lol: , but the price here (europe) is very high, in any case higher than the mc202 one
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Re: Roland mc-202

Postby pflosi » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:14 am

Yes, the price is indeed higher. Another plus with the 101 is the keyboard, should you want to play it by hand. I personally use the 101 and 303 way more than the 202, but they are all great... If you're mainly interested in the sequencer, the one on the Microbrute is very similar (the sound not so much though).
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Re: Roland mc-202

Postby ellaguru » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:24 am

pflosi wrote:Yes, the price is indeed higher. Another plus with the 101 is the keyboard, should you want to play it by hand. I personally use the 101 and 303 way more than the 202, but they are all great... If you're mainly interested in the sequencer, the one on the Microbrute is very similar (the sound not so much though).

yes, i heard something of the minibrute, great synth, but not that one i'm looking for at the moment
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