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
wes
June 19, 2012 @ 5:24 am
hey all... my d-beam has mysteriously stopped working... has anyone ever had to get one fixed?? is it possible?? i'm tempted to open her up and have a look, but wouldn't mind a heads up if it's not worth the effort!!

cheers,
wes.
smoinync
June 4, 2012 @ 2:49 pm
Recently it's become one of the sequencing gears that I often use, besides those MPC boxes. Great capability of midi sync mode wouldn't let me down. Excepts when hooking up into my Moog's SP via Midi. These units don't seem they communicate with each other... !!!???
philippe
May 23, 2012 @ 8:55 am
I have a MC-505 for sale. Please make an offer I can't refuse.
flat
May 17, 2012 @ 4:09 pm
For the one who have lcd problem I fixed mine in 5 mins with a screwdriver and a iron ! Go see on youtube there is a guy who show how to do it. Just type mc 505 and iron.
Kren
April 16, 2012 @ 4:46 pm
i want to buy on! i live in edmonton, do you guys know where can i buy it?
 
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  • 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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