Roland MC-101 review: specs & price

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Portable Groovebox

The Roland MC-101 is a Portable Groovebox with a ZEN-Core sound generator with up to 128 voices, 4 Parts, 4-Track sequencer with up to 128 steps, 16 Clips...

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WaveformsSawtooth or squareSawtooth or square--------
Main out6.3 mm Jack6.3 mm Jack--------
Stereo headphone output6.3 mm Jack6.3 mm Jack--------
VCO out3.5 mm Jack3.5 mm Jack--------
Filter In3.5 mm Jack3.5 mm Jack--------
CV/Gate/Accent outputs3.5 mm Jack3.5 mm Jack--------
Clock and Run/Stop outputs3.5 mm Jack, DIN-Sync compatible3.5 mm Jack, DIN-Sync compatible--------
Outer dimensions (W x D x H)310 x 130 x 35 mm310 x 130 x 35 mm--------
PC featuresCyclone Studio application for PC & Mac enables Beat Bot software updates and user data backup & restore with MIDI SysEx transferCyclone Studio application for PC and Mac that enables Drum Drone software updates and user data backup and restore with MIDI SysEx transferCyclone Studio application for PC and Mac that enables Drum Drone software updates and user data backup and restore with MIDI SysEx transfer-------
Dimensions (W x D x H)310 x 130 x 35 mm310 x 130 x 35 mm310 x 130 x 35 mm-------
Weight783 g783 g783 g1.6 kg372 g1.6 kg5.66 kg-2.1 kg1.6 kg
Display
Pads16161616161616161616
Fader(s)0000-000110
Effects
Sampling Function
Storage MediumInternalInternalInternalSD/SDHC CardNoneSD/SDHC CardSD Card, HDInternalSD/SDHC CardSD/SDHC Card
MIDI interface1x In, 1x Out1x In, 1x Out1x In, 1x Out1x In, 1x Out1x In1x In, 1x Out2x In, 4x Out1x In, 1x OutIn, Out1x In, 1x Out
USB
Number of analog outputs8882226682
Headphone Output
Power supply---6x AA battery or power adapter6x AA battery or optional AC adapter (KA-350, not included)6x AA battery or power adapter---6x AA battery or power adapter
Dimensions---339 x 189 x 45 mm-339 x 189 x 45 mm-391 x 228 x 64 mm409 x 263 x 58 mm339 x 189 x 45 mm
Colour---Metallic red-Metallic blue---Metallic red
Headphone output----3.5 mm mini---6.3 mm-

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Description

The Roland MC-101 is a Portable Groovebox with a ZEN-Core sound generator with up to 128 voices, 4 Parts, 4-Track sequencer with up to 128 steps, 16 Clips per sequencer track, Up to 4 looper tracks with time stretch and pitch shift, 3000 Preset sounds and 80 drum kits, Import of user samples and loops via SD card, Comfortable programming via the 16 backlit pads, 4 Backlit faders and 4 rotary knobs, Mix up tracks, patterns and loops in your DAW via USB connection, Integrated USB audio/MIDI interface, Battery operation for up to 5 hours (4 x AA batteries) & Includes 4 x AA batteries and SD card. The retail price is 431.11 £.

Specifications

Available memory space for user samples12 Minutes in mono, 6 minutes in stereo (@ 44.1 kHz)
Supported formats for user samplesWAV File (mono/stereo), 16/24-bit, 32-96 kHz
EffectsYes
Master effectsCompressor, EQ, Reverb, Delay, Chorus
Dimensions (W x D x H)224 x 132 x 61 mm
Weight716g
DisplayYes
Pads16
Fader(s)4
Sampling FunctionNo
Storage MediumSD Card
USBYes
Headphone OutputYes

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