Roland MC-307 Groovebox

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The new MC-307 is the Groovebox aimed at DJs. Like the other MC's, it is a robust pattern-based sequencer/sound module with 800 patches, 40 rhythm sets and 33 effects. However there's a new "Turntable Emulation" mode which affects the pattern tempo and pitch in much the same way as a turntable's speed fader. There are even Hold and Push buttons which let you emulate the slowing, speeding, stopping or flicking of a record by hand. This lets you control and 'beat-mix' your Groovebox just as if it were a vinyl record!

The MC-307 has all the familiar sounds of a Roland Groove product, plus many new sounds, patterns and effects. There is also a new Grab switch with multi-effects (including Isolator) for creating interesting rhythmic effects. It does not, however, have the D-beam controller as the MC-505. But it does have a nice big backlit LCD display unlike any previous Groovebox.

The sequencer comprises of 7 instrument parts plus one rhythm track. Each is mute-able for dropping sounds in and out of loops on the fly! Perfect for DJs working the energy on the dance floor! The Real-time Phrase Sequencer (RPS) offers 470 instant patterns in all sorts of dance music styles!

For DJs, the MC-307 gets 5-stars. It's the ultimate performance tool for any dance music DJ! However, as a for the rest of the synth-community the MC-307 is nothing we haven't already heard before and will be of little use, especially when compared to the MC-505. The MC-307 has already been used by BT.

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29 Visitor comments
gothicgrave
April 11, 2014 @ 7:43 am
Any experience upgrading the O.S by sending SMF to the MC-307...? There are any major changes that justify the upgrade to latest versions?
elemental1
February 13, 2014 @ 2:25 pm
I have a mint 307 for $250... Toss me a message if interested synchromystics@gmail.com
roman
February 9, 2014 @ 8:53 pm
@nico
cousin! want to go bowling?
nico
December 5, 2013 @ 2:24 pm
hi! i have mine from a lot of years but in the last month it started to have a problem at the start. For a while (like 5/10 mins) the sound is really crappy, everything sounds distorted. I tryed to play different sounds, patterns or to modify values but nothing. I have just to wait and then it sounds normal, no more problems.
Does anybody had the same problems? Any tips? Thanks!
max
November 22, 2013 @ 8:54 am
can anyone tell me how hard is it to get Standard Midi Files into the 307, and how powerful the sequencer is? That's all i care about really, to be able to bring my fully arranged 8-track songs live, with familiar roland sounds, without bringing extra gear with me. Thanks
 
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  • Demos & Media
  • Audio Clip 1 - Here are some cool techno and trance song and pattern demos.

    Manual - Roland has made manuals for most of their products available as free PDF downloads.

  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 64 voices
  • Oscillators - 16MB sounds comprising 800 dance-oriented synth and drum instruments
  • Sequencer - Sequencer:
    8-parts; 240 preset patterns, 470 RPS, 200 user; 50 songs; 40,000 notes memory

    Arpeggiator:
    43 preset, 10 user patterns
  • Drums - 40 Rhythm sets plus 20 user
  • Effects - 33 types; 3 independent, synchronizable effects processors
  • Memory - 800 presets plus 256 user
  • Keyboard - 16 pads
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 2000

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