Roland MC-303 Groovebox Description The Roland MC-303 Groove Box is a self-contained, retro-styled sequencer and integrated sound module with some very high-tech features. Techno, rap, jungle, hip-hop, acid and other dance styles can now be approached easily and creatively by dance music producers and other groove enthusiasts with little or no musical training. Just lay down some cool beats and fat bass lines from the MC-303's huge selection of sounds and rhythms and let there be groove! Specifications 448 dedicated dance sounds, 40 synth basses (TB-303, etc.), 35 synth leads, 33 synth pads 12 rhythm kits, including TR-808, TR-909, techno, jungle and house sets Built-in vintage synth sounds and arpeggios; preset and user dance patterns with 300 variations 16-part multitimbral with an 8-track sequencer containing multiple quantize functions: Grid, Shuffle and Groove Resonant filter, LFO, envelope control and built-in effects: delay, reverb, flanger and chorus Realtime Phrase Sequencer (RPS) for instant recall of musical phrases Low Boost feature.more
I haven't gotten as much out of this unit as I'd like so far, but it's a fairly capable digital sampled synth with some analogue-modelling features. Combination drum machine and synthesizer, which is nice if you're short on mixer channels.
This thing is mad fun to program. all the sounds in it will take you back to the 90s. only real draw back is that its loaded with uneditable preset songs and only gives you 50 patterns to fill so 1 live performance routine is pretty much the extent of what can be held but that can be stretched thanks to the 8 parts per pattern