Roland MC-505 Groovebox

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An all in one techno music production studio, this machine has it all. A massive collection of professional and coveted electronic synth and drum sounds, effects, built-in real-time VCF and envelope knobs for tweaking, a sequencer/arranger, and many other great additions. This is the successor to the MC-303 and is now much more advanced. Its sounds will be familiar to any techno-head.

The LFO and resonant filters allow quick and easy sound manipulation. The new D-Beam allows you to randomly tweak your sounds by passing your hand over an infrared beam! It has a great sequencer for building your songs (with groove quantizing and part level faders for mixing) as well as many idea catchers like the phrase sampler and arpeggiator.

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This is an all-in-one music machine that's great for DJ's or anybody else who wants to create slamming dance tracks. Designed as a stand alone machine, they do not work quite as well when incorporated into a multi-synth keyboard rig. It's perfect for beginners and advanced users, but offers the most possibility to those who will use it exclusively. By the way, in comparison to the MC-303, this is far better especially in the quality and quantity of sounds! It is used by Beck, Chicks On Speed, Peaches, Freddy Fresh, and Cibo Matto.

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101 Visitor comments
alex
June 2, 2011 @ 10:07 am
a toy for kids nothing more
Lewis
May 25, 2011 @ 7:16 am
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z104/thefishdog/IMG00061-20110525-1155.jpg

sor ted this site puts spaces in links address. Here is a link to my soundcloud with samples of tracks i have made using the 505.

http://soundcloud.com/lewis-fisher/tech-thurs-sample
Lewis
May 25, 2011 @ 7:06 am
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z104/thefishdog/IMG00061-20110525-1155.jpg having trouble with photobucket. if you search roland 505 you should see the pic
Lewis
May 25, 2011 @ 7:00 am
Picture of my pot fix

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z104/thefishdog/IMG00061-20110525-1155.jpg
Lewis
May 25, 2011 @ 6:56 am
TOP TIP: For loose pots with wobble plug the space around them with the use of a hot glue gun stick and a solder iron or use just a hot glue gun. I have done this to all my pots to act as dampers on them. They have all become solid and has aided control. http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z104/thefishdog/IMG00061-20110525-1155.jpg .
 
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  • The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 64 Voices
  • Oscillators - Acoustic Simulation and ROM Samples
  • Filter - real-time resonant filter
  • Drums - 26 kits
  • Effects - 24 effects
  • Arpeg/Seq - Has Arpeggiator and Sequencer (up to 95,000 notes)
  • Keyboard - 16 small keys/buttons
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1998

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