Roland MC-303

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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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Hard Talk (MC 303)
Muse’s Muses (Roland MC-303)
Audio Clip 1 ample grooves and loops and an arpeggios with filter tweaking. From the Future Music CD, isue 47.
ManualRoland has made manuals for most of their products available as free PDF downloads.


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