Roland MC-505 Groovebox Professional Groovebox featuring high-performance sound engine: 64 Voice polyphony realtime sound controls, 3 independent processors yeilding ultra powerful effects. Steeper multi-mode resonant filters, front-panel ADSR envelope controls Revolutionary D-Beam Controller allows for effects and sound/note control via hand movement over infrared light beam 714 onboard dance music patterns developed by cutting-edge sound designers worldwide 512 built-in sounds and 26 rhythm sets, including the latest dance, hip-hop and techno music sounds and classic drum and synth sounds (TB-303, TR-808, JUNO, Jupiter, etc.) Three independent, synchronizable effects processors with powerful new effects; onboard Arpeggiator MEGAMIX function allows for intuitive pattern creation by combining rhythms and parts of one pattern with another Enhanced MIDI implementation; powerful sequencer section with increased note storage; multiple outputs (3 stereo/6 mono); new assignable Part Mixer sliders SmartMedia slot accepts external 2MB and 4MB SmartMedia cards for unlimited pattern and patch storage and direct pattern playback. 95,000 note memory.more
for the price, you have all Roland (TB303 / TR808 / TR909 / JD800 / Junos, etc) in on box !! very complete it can be used as a groove machine by itself, or as a slave just for the sounds...and very compact then can feets in a small area...
If you have some time to sit down and study the manual, this is a really fun piece of gear. People hate on the digital sound, but I really love it. Watch out for bad LCD screen (easily replaced cheap on Ebay.)
This device has some cool sounds and features but the quality isn't that good.. Got a pitch problem at the moment.. Hope it's just a knob that I'll have to replace