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Roland MC-909

Groove box

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Roland MC-909
Roland MC-909
700.00 street price

In 2003, MC-909 was released by Roland. Its sound core is based on a series of synthesizer modules "XV", and the internal memory is limited to 272 MB. The professional device includes 800 patches, 693 waveforms, and a "SRX" expansion.

Among its distinctive features there are a big new fader for changing pitch and tempo, an enlarged display with contrast settings, and 2 "D-Beam" which act as pitch/filter "sensors" (adjustable by hand movements).

Groovebox has very convenient basic sampling functions: samples are easy both to cut and "stretch" in time without affecting the pitch. In addition, it has the function of automatic synchronization. Samples can be processed with effects of compression, reverb, 2 independent multi-effects and filters (high-pass, low-pass, band-pass).

All this is much easier when connected to a computer via USB. As for the sequencer, it consists of 16 steps. The library features 693 waveforms, where you can select a vintage synth or a bass TB-303 voice, a violin, guitar or a piano.

In the center of the layout there is a mixer which includes 8 faders and 2 rows of buttons that are responsible for all instruments and rhythm parts. All samples are individually assigned to any of the available channels, and can be muted or edited independently.

Country of origin / production: Japan

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Usage area
Usage Design/ Form Factor
Without Keys, Desktop 
Digital (D) 
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator): Waveform Count693
High-pass Filter (HPF) 
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
Band-pass Filter (BPF) 
Envelope Generator (EG)
Sample Memory16 Mb
Resolution 16 bit/ 44.1 kHz
Samples Bank Size2000
Parts count16
Pattern Sequencer 
Note Capacity1300000
Tempo (min value)5
Tempo (max value)300
Max number of songs50
Arpegiator/ Portamento
Arpeggio presets128
Type Digital
Channels Count8
MIDI in/ out
Display type TFT
External controllers
Swell foot pedal 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)7
Audio in
Analog 1/4"2
Digital: Coaxial2
Digital: Optical2
Computer Interfaces
Voltage 12V
Power Supply External
Height386 mm
Width123 mm
Depth491 mm
Weight6.000 kg
Production start2002
Production end2006

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