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Roland MC-101 Groovebox

MC-101 Groovebox with 4-Track Sequencer, Legendary Instruments, Advanced USB Audio Interface, 16 Multi-Colored Performance Pads, 4 Faders, and Knobs/Encoders.


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Produce and perform music anywhere, anytime, without clutter or complications. The MC-101 has the sequencing, sounds, and effects of the professional MC-707, in a compact four-track version. It has the highest quality Roland sounds and churns out massive grooves with a huge selection of ready-to-go patterns, loops, and phrases. And you can make it your own by adding your own sounds and crafting your own style.

4-Track Sequencer
The MC-101 has a four-track sequencer optimized for creating today's electronic and dance oriented music. You can use the 16 ultra-sensitive RGB pads to create drum, bass, and synthesizer patterns and create your own original music. It's your musical playground, where you can freely combine loops and one-shots with melodic phrases including your own imported audio recordings and MIDI sequences. Compose and trigger clips, rearrange, re-sample, record your knob movements, and more.

A Portable Studio Full of Vintage Gear
The MC-101 has the Roland sounds that have defined electronic and dance genres for over forty years. Legendary instruments like the TR-808, TR-909, JUNO-106 and SH-101 are all here, ready to replicate classic sounds or be combined, tweaked, and processed into entirely new sounds.

Produce Tracks Ready to Stream or Perform
With the MC-101's massive effects palette, your music sounds polished and fully-produced. Each track has independent effects processors with a huge number of variations. Lush chorus brings depth to pads and other synth sounds. Delays and reverbs create evocative spaces and add movement to delicate sequences. Overdrive, distortion, and amp simulation add grit and intensity to synths, guitars, drums and more. You can also run your entire mix through master effects like filters, bit-crushers and a master bus compressor that glues it all together with punch and clarity.

  • 4-track sequencer optimized for creating today's electronic and dance-oriented music
  • Legendary instruments like the TR-808, TR-909, JUNO-106 and SH-101 are all here, ready to replicate classic sounds or be combined, tweaked, and processed into entirely new sounds
  • Solid yet lightweight and runs for about five hours on four AA batteries
  • Each track has independent effects processors with a huge number of variations
  • Advanced USB audio interface capabilities and can record an entire mix or all four parts to individual tracks in your DAW
  • Includes owner's manual, 4 alkaline batterys, SD Card (installed in the product when shipped from the factory), and a SD Card protector

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Things You Will Get:

  • Groovebox
  • Owner's manual
  • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
  • SD Card (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)
  • SD Card Protector (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)

Entry Level from Roland


Sounds like an entry level "this is my first Groovebox". If you need lots of sounds like drums and synths, this is the one to get!



The Soul of an MC-707 in a small package


For being the little brother to the MC-707, this is a very capable little box. There are plenty of little tricks available online to really fill out your sound . Sure, the interface can be a little complicated due to the reduced size/interface compared to the 707 (the only reason I knocked 1 star - would only knock a half if I could), but given that it's running off the same AIRA engine, not to mention its portability, it should be given a serious look if the MC-707 seems a bit out of reach, or more than what you think you need. Roland also released a firmware update not long ago too, so it's nice to see the support! As a former DJ from many years back who wants to produce music as a hobbyist, I love the sound of this little box, and I can't wait to see what Roland Cloud kits I can import from there to try on the 101.


Miami, FL


Menu diver


I returned the MC-101 after a few days. Had buzzing issues with the sound coming from USB, and not a fan of the small screen. For a groovebox, the presets are excellent, I just didn't like anything else about the device.



amazing box


a drum machine workstation. 4 tracks but with a daw it doesnt matter, records tight, timing is tight. sounds amazing, you can load up your samples and the fx sound greats.



MC-101 Groovebox

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Synth Type Digital
Trigger/Pads Yes
Faders Yes
Oscillators Variable, dependent on preset
Polyphony ZEN-Core: 128 voices (varies according to the sound generator load) LOOPER: 4 (varies according to the available number of Looper track)
Knobs/Encoders Yes
Wave Memory * Available total time for User Sample: 12 minutes in mono, 6 minutes in stereo (44.1 kHz) * Available format of User Sample: WAV 32--96 kHz/16 bits, 24 bits (mono, stereo)
Preset Types Tones Preset Tone: 3,000 or greater Preset Drum Kit: 80 or greater User Sample (as a Tone or Drum Kit): available by importing form SD CARD Looper Sample (as a clip of Looper track): available by importing from SD CARD
Effects Type Track EQ Chorus/Delay: 9 types Reverb: 7 types Master Effects: 90 types Master Compressor Master EQ
Arpeggiator No
Sampling No
MIDI Sequencer Yes
Audio Output Types 2 x 1/4” (line), 2 x 1/4” (line, HEADPHONE)
Power Supply Type Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4 Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4 Obtained via USB port (USB bus power)
Weight 1 lb 9 oz
Dimensions 8.8 x 5.2 x 2.4 inches (WxHxD)
Model MC-101
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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