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Roland MC-707 & MC-101 Grooveboxes
Old 5th September 2019
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Roland MC-707 & MC-101 Grooveboxes

This is news to me. Looks and sounds very nice.
http://www.synthanatomy.com/2019/09/...ntroduced.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN4Fan-eMXk
Old 5th September 2019
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Old 5th September 2019
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Hello Luxury Trap.
Old 5th September 2019
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The smaller - Roland MC 101 - it looks so neat and cute...The only major difference between the MC 707 and the MC 101 is the number of tracks in the sequencer




Old 5th September 2019
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707 looks like fun
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Old 5th September 2019
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Originally Posted by usedtohaveajuno View Post
707 looks like fun
agreed

just watched a video on it and i have to say i am impressed, i think

proper groovebox, takes me back to quasimidi 309 days
Old 5th September 2019
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Price?
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Old 5th September 2019
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499,- and 999,- Euro from what i found.

At 999,- we are in MPC Live and Octatrack territory. Without having seen all the things the new box can do - it does not seem to be as comprehensive feature wise as the Live and the OT.

Perhaps priced a tad too high?
Old 5th September 2019
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they look loads of fun

Yeah I hoped they would be cheaper as well
Old 5th September 2019
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Originally Posted by P.C.P. View Post
Nah, it looks like the 101 doesn't have audio ins. So sample import by SD card (and USB?) and not actual sampling.

See rear of unit at 0:10 -

Exactly, but probably you can load some samples via its Usb connection…
Old 5th September 2019
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Couple of plusses i've seen by reading the manual a bit

FM of drum sounds
Loads of FX, ring mod, amp sims, SRV reverbs, dimension D, different phasers, flangers, chorus, multiband comp
interesting filter types, 'acoustic' LPF 2 & 3, Juno, Jupiter, Prophet 5 emulations
different time stretch window sizes
bounce to sample from track, main outs, or from computer


if the timestretching sounds cool & the overall output can enhance what you put in, i'm actually quite interested in this for jamming round my bandmates houses


This looks like it could be a bit of a winner
Old 5th September 2019
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And of course no sampling inputs on the 101. Pff.
Old 5th September 2019
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And of course no sampling inputs on the 101. Pff.
I dont know how much fun the UX is too.. i'll be happier saving and get the 707 for ease of use
Old 5th September 2019
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can i route the USB as audio thru my MX1's usb inputs..??
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can i route the USB as audio thru my MX1's usb inputs..??
yes and back to sample if desirable
Old 5th September 2019
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cool...
Old 5th September 2019
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after these releases now I can see an MX-2 in the very near future.

Cheers
Old 5th September 2019
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after these releases now I can see an MX-2 in the very near future.

Cheers
I love my MX1 but wish it had less noise and more analog inputs..

they could literally make one that was an audio interface, 24 analog ins and half a dozen USB ports.. that'd be sick.
Old 5th September 2019
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Curious to see on how well it will work as a sequencer for external gear, looks quite promising.
Old 5th September 2019
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Curious to see on how well it will work as a sequencer for external gear, looks quite promising.
Apparently there's no specific MIDI mode vs. the Drum / Tone / Audio modes. All tracks can send MIDI, they spit it out unless you tell each track individually not to. Not sure at this stage if a channel per track can be set.

It's becoming quickly apparent that the MC-707 ticks a TON of boxes both as a composition tool and as a live tool. But the limit (?) of 16 max clip patterns per track per project might be stifling in a live situation. It'd be nice if Roland can up this a bit.
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From the Roland press release: "Roland MC-707 & MC-101 will be available in the U.S in September for $999.99 and $499.99 respectively."
I wonder if those set in stone, or does Roland ever have a street price?
Old 5th September 2019
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i was really expecting the new MC-x0x to be something like a System-8 in this form factor (with the classic ACB emulations and a more robust sequencer), but i guess this makes sense to have a more general sample-based synth engine. an MC-8S would be cool. all the Boutique/Cloud synths in one box with a sequencer and re-sampling would be awesome. oh well.

the 707 has me quite interested though, but more so for sample/loop playback than the built-in sounds.

everyone is going to complain that it has eight tracks but only four mono (or two stereo) outputs though. it's almost odd that it has two MIDI outs but no dedicated MIDI tracks.
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I wonder if those set in stone, or does Roland ever have a street price?
?? that's all they ever quote is the "street price".
Old 5th September 2019
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How deep can you get into editing I wonder..The 101 I'm sure isn't as editable on-board as the 707, but is the synth engine the same? I hope Roland can be bothered to produce a sw editor like they *didn't* do with the TB-3
Old 5th September 2019
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How deep can you get into editing I wonder..The 101 I'm sure isn't as editable on-board as the 707, but is the synth engine the same? I hope Roland can be bothered to produce a sw editor like they *didn't* do with the TB-3
its the same apparently, just the interface is much better on the 707.

Its pretty nice on paper, will be interesting to see if they are going for digital sounding or analogue emulation, with the FM or cross mod
Old 5th September 2019
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Way too expensive to prize me away from my Live. But out of all the announcements I think these are the most interesting
Old 5th September 2019
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Curious to see on how well it will work as a sequencer for external gear, looks quite promising.
did you read the midi I/O spec? let's just say it all depends on what you want from it regards sequencing
Old 5th September 2019
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No dedicated midi tracks, no CC sends and no song mode... I’ll pass.
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