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The MC-909 is Roland’s answer to the demands of serious producers who want a workstation that seamlessly integrates audio and MIDI. Based on an new generation XV synthesis engine expandable up to 272MB of sampling RAM (16MB standard), the MC-909 has evolved beyond the original concept of a Groovebox. This professional workstation also boasts 800 new Patches, 64 Rhythm Sets and 693 all-new waveforms with SRX expansion. And with professional sequencing, onboard effects, mastering tools and an ultra-intuitive interface—plus a USB port for exchanging samples and sequences with a PC—the MC-909 is all you need to take your music from conception to completion. Professional 64-voice workstation with new-generation XV synthesis, sampling, 16-track sequencer, effects and oversized graphic LCD 16MB sample memory expandable up to 272MB using optional DIMMS, and SmartMedia™ storage for sample data Hundreds of new high-quality patterns, sounds and rhythm sets; expandable via SRX-Series wave expansion board Studio-quality effects including 24-bit reverb, 2 multi-effects processors, compression/EQ and mastering effects Built-in USB port for sample/Standard MIDI File transfer and User data backup S/PDIF digital I/O, six analog outputs and stereo analog inputs Dual D Beams, Turntable Emulation and velocity-sensitive pads-—plus front-panel knobs, buttons and sliders to modify sounds and patterns New V-LINK function for integrating audio and video in performance


That groovebox fad last decade: which was the best?

I'm honestly regretting not getting something in the early 2000's fad of grooveboxes. MC-909, AN200, DX200 something like that. Because now there is NOTHING except Electribes and Elektrons. AIRA seems too specialised making you get 3 or 4 of the boxes. I got an MC-303 when they first came out, hated everything about it and...

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Let's talk about: WORKSTATIONS!

...comment. Ensoniq ESQ1 (Wave table based) Yamaha SY55 (Rompler based) Roland W30 (Sampler based) Roland MC505 (Rompler based) Yamaha RM1X (Rompler based) EMU MP7 (Rompler based) Roland MC909 (Rompler and sampler based), which is the present day hearth of my studio. General drawbacks of nearly all of them have been too small displays, sometimes too limited polyphony, number of tracks or recordable...

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Behringer MS-101 Analogue Synthesizer Roland kit but still think the MC-303 was a bit of a dog, didn't like the sound of the MC-909 either, am not fond of the SH-201 and still hate programming a D-50. The SH-32 sounds infinitely better than the 201 for example but has some design compromises that are truly unforgivable and...

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