Roland MC-303 Groovebox

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The original groovebox for dance/techno! It's got 303, 808, 909, Jupiter, and Juno sounds. It is a sequencer arranger with looks inspired by the original 303's and 808's... Not to mention it includes real-time Filter Cutoff, resonance, panning and arpeggiator. With this box alone you can become a techno music maker!!! It sounds pretty good and has an unbeatable price (around $500)!!!! Though it's been swept aside by the MC-505, JX-305, EG-101 and Yamaha RM1x, it's still a good entry-level machine for those of you on a budget or just starting out. It has been used by ATB.

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82 Visitor comments
August 29, 2011 @ 1:21 pm
I've made my first track with it back in the late 90's. I've love it at the time, but now it is a very cheap gear with very bad sound quality. If you're nostalgic or if you can find one for 10 bucks, it might be cool :)
August 19, 2011 @ 8:09 pm
Does anyone know if I can use this to sequence a synth lead part on a microkorg? I'm trying to find the best thing to sequence my microkorg for a live set. Basically so it plays it's self..
June 29, 2011 @ 5:21 pm
Ya know, that's a load of BULL! I love my MC303. I love it because it has all these TR-909, 808, 505 samples that are really old school, but awesome. I use it with my AKAI XR20 locked to my computer with DP7.23 & Pro Tools. Sure all that MPC stuff is designed to just tap the pads, I'm a trained musician so I can think in beats/notes which makes the grid style input really quite cool. I use it also to trigger other MIDI stuff in my studio as well! Just a thought, there is some REALLY cool older stuff out there that requires a little effort to make it work, It's worth it!
June 2, 2011 @ 10:08 am
a toy for kids nothing more
May 24, 2011 @ 11:17 am
can i use this with fruity loops software?????????????
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 28 voices
  • # of Tones - 448
  • # of Drum Sets - 12 (inc. 808, 909)
  • # of Instruments - 16 part multitimbral
  • Effects - Reverb, delay, chorus and flange
  • Arpeg/Seq - Sequencer : 8 tracks, 10 songs, 120 preset & 50 user patterns.
    Arpeg: 200 RPS phrases
  • Keyboard - 12 buttons
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1996
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