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
Persing is the founder of Spectrasonics, a company specializing in developing World Class software 'virtual instruments' since 1994. He has produced dozens of the sampling industry's top selling titles and gone on to create the award-winning Omnisphere, Keyscape, Stylus RMX, Trilian, Atmosphere and Trilogy software virtual instruments. Eric's ground-breaking instruments and sound libraries are the best selling and most widely used in the world. Spectrasonics products are in constant use on thousands of major film, television, music, game and multimedia productions. In addition to being the Creative Director of Spectrasonics, Eric was a longtime consultant and the Chief Sound Designer for Roland Corporation Japan from 1984-2005, creating the key sounds for many popular Roland synthesizers, samplers, CD-ROMs, expansion boards, processors and groove devices - from the vintage Jupiter and JX series, to the legendary D-50, D-70, JD-800/990, R8, S-series samplers, JV-880/1080/2080, the Sound Canvas, JP-8000/8080, MC-505/909, The V-Drums, XV-5080, Fantom series, the V-Synth and many more.more
>** It was my junior year in high school 1998-1999 when I first got a Roland MC-505. **I bought it while on vacation in the US, but it failed to do what I wanted it to do. I wanted to make Mowax, Portishead type music. I had no idea what tools I actually needed to make this music. 2000 is when I got a cracked copy of Sonic Foundry’s Acid. Although it’s rudimentary, it was helpful in achieving this sound I wanted. Acid does almost nothing compared to today's DAWs but just the simple fact that it could sample music and I could use WAV files means that I was able to achieve the more organic sounds you hear in trip-hop, just by sampling the actual records themselves.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