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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81 Visitor comments
May 1, 2012 @ 1:06 pm
God, i love this thing.. I`m on a budget yes, but i`m having so much fun with it. Learning something new every day on it. I ain`t never letting her go!
March 9, 2012 @ 11:53 am
Hey does anyone know how can I tweak the cut off or decay for individual drums? I've been reading the manual but can't really figure that out..a bit frustrating..
December 28, 2011 @ 4:41 am
chris303, just set them to ext, then 'system write' (shift+function+button 15)
December 2, 2011 @ 4:17 am
Hey guys, the memory of mine is full, and use I've done dump, but I dont't know if it is possible make longer the memory.
Expansion board, or something like that?

October 5, 2011 @ 6:17 pm
ok ELT your review is not based on owning a mc303 and the huge learning curve that most owners suffer from. but the reason why people buy the mc303 is because it is a tr909 tr808 tr78 and synths to die for maybe they are not pro samples but for the price used i got mine £100 and so glad roland produced these. i have a korg em-1 and it has 2 synths no polophony what does the mc303 have loads . please someone tell me how bad the samples sound in the mc303 sound module mode and i will sell my korg and buy a roland jv module. on it's own the mc303 will not impress but give it some respect
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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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