Roland MC-707 8-Channel Groovebox

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Move to a new groove.


The MC-707 GROOVEBOX has everything you need to create a song or perform a live set without a computer. Immerse yourself in eight tracks of recording, sequencing, synthesizers, and effects, plus a curated palette of sounds, loops, and phrases. Record audio and MIDI - with deep control over timing - and tweak the faders and knobs for that "in the moment" experience. With such massive potential, you're ready to produce in any style or create your own new thing.

Roland's Cloud Academy
The MC-707 Groovebox is one of the many products that includes access to Roland Cloud Academy, an online learning platform providing free training courses for registered owners of Roland DJ controllers, TR-8S Rhythm Performer, and MC-101 + MC-707 GROOVEBOXES. In a series of live group video sessions, Roland's top product specialists will guide you step-by-step through various product features and provide tips for studio creation, stage performance, and event production. With the benefit of Cloud Academy's interactive online platform, instructors provide real-time responses to your questions submitted via live chat, voice, or webcam.

For more information, check out the Roland Cloud Academy Website.

MC-707 Key Features

• 8-Track Recorder, Sequencer, Synthesizer
• Sound Generator: ZEN-Core
• Preset Tones: 3,000 or greater; 80 or greater preset drum kits
• Polyphony: 128 voices
• 16 Ultra-sensitive Pads, 8 Faders
• 8 Channel TR-Rec Step Sequencer
• Large pallet of Studio-grade Effects
• 256 x 80 dots graphic LCD Backlit Display

Mega micro composer.
This modern GROOVEBOX packs a lot of punch in a single piece of gear. It's deep and customizable, yet fun and friendly, always ready to create something new. Compose from a curated collection of built-in sounds, beats, and phrases all expertly crafted by renowned artists and sound designers. Explore a musical playground, where you can freely combine loops and one-shots with melodic phrases, including your own audio recordings and MIDI sequences. Record and trigger clips, re-arrange, re-sample, record automation, and make it all sound huge with per-track and global effects.

Eight tracks of clip-based sequencing.
The MC-707's eight-track sequencer is optimized for fluid production of today's electronic-focused music styles and ever-evolving subgenres. The TR-REC step sequencer is just like those found on classic Roland drum machines, perfect for building rhythm parts quickly. There are also 16 ultra-sensitive pads for playing or sequencing drum parts, melodic basslines, or polyphonic chord progressions. Sequencer clips even store your knob movements along with note data. This lets you create dramatic, moving effects like a deep reverb on a single clap, slow filter sweeps, and much more.

Deep synthesis.
The MC-707 features Roland's latest sound engine, which fuses virtual analog and modern PCM. It's flexible, powerful, and lets you dig deep into its sonic capabilities. It has the sounds of legendary Roland rhythm machines and synthesizers that are the foundation of electronic music - including the TR-808, TR-909, TB-303, JUNO-106, and SH-101. But the MC-707 also looks forward, with modern digital and hybrid sounds perfect for creating future classics - today.

Record, sample, tweak, and mangle.
In addition to its deep synthesis engine, the MC-707 has a powerful sampler with on-the-fly recording that synchronizes to your project's tempo. Record vocals or instrument parts, or import from your own existing library, then sequence or trigger phrases, one-shots, and loops. You can also tweak and mangle samples by truncating and reversing - with the inspiration and precision that comes only from hands-on control.

Studio-grade effects.
With the MC-707's massive effects palette, your music sounds polished and fully produced. All eight tracks have 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 inject grit and intensity into 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.

Hands-on experience.
Loaded with hands-on controls, the MC-707 lets you dig in and shape your music in a visceral, physical way. Faders for each track let you immediately mix and arrange parts, and knobs can be freely assigned to whatever control you need for a sound. You can even record your knob movements, so they play back automatically. And the 8x2 pad array is not only great for playing drums - you can enter melody and chords with velocity, and trigger audio and MIDI clips as well.

Computer enhanced.
With its advanced USB audio interface capabilities, the MC-707 easily flows in and out of your production setup. You can record all eight parts to individual DAW tracks and finish your song there. Or sample sounds from your DAW to capture backing tracks, stems, or the sound of a favorite software synth for your next live show.

Expand with new sounds, loops, and phrases.
The MC-707 is an updateable and expandable platform that never gets stale. Keep things fresh with new loops, one-shots, phrases, and synth sounds - all available online.

Specifications

Sound Generator: ZEN-Core (Tone, Drum Kit)

Track Type: Tone, Drum Kit, Looper (Audio Loop)

Maximum Polyphony:
ZEN-Core: 128 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
LOOPER: 8 (varies according to the available number of Looper track)

Tracks: 8 tracks

Clips: 128 clips (16 clips per track)
Clip Type: Tone, Drum Kit, Looper (Audio Loop), it varies according to the track type.

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
*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 bit, 24 bit (mono, stereo)
Looper Sample (as a clip of Looper track): available by importing from SD CARD, recording via EXT IN/Tracks
*Available total time for Looper Sample: Approx. 60 sec (44.1 kHz)
*Available format of Looper Sample: WAV 44.1 kHz/16 bit, 24 bit, 32 bit, 32 bit float (mono, stereo)

Effects
Track Multi-Effects: 90 types
Track EQ
Chorus/Delay: 9 types
Reverb: 7 types
Master Effects: 90 types
Master Compressor
Master EQ

Step Sequencer: Maximum Step: 64 steps
*Available on a Tone or Drum Kit Track

Looper: Time Stretch, Pitch Shift
*Available on a Looper Track

Display: 256 x 80 dots graphic LCD (with backlit)

External Storage: SD Card (SDHC supported) for saving Project Data and Audio Data

Connectors
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
MIX OUT(L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
ASSIGNABLE OUT(L,R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
SEND/RETURN(L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
EXT IN(L/MONO/MIC, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type (it works as 1/4-inch TRS phone type when using MIC)
MIDI (IN, OUT1, OUT2) connectors
USB port: USB B type (Audio, MIDI)
DC IN jack

Power Supply: AC adaptor

Current Draw: 2,000 mA

Dimensions (W x D x H): 426 x 263 x 60 mm (16-13/16 x 10-3/8 x 2-3/8 inches)
Weight (including batteries): 2.1 kg (4 lbs 11 oz)

Accessories
- AC adaptor
- Owner's manual
- Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
- SD Card (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)
- SD Card Protector (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)

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If you like music, especially of the dance variety, than the next thing you need to do in your life is buy this mind blowing little box. I went in intimidated knowing the depth of control available and in the first 15 mins I had a club ready groove that almost had me in tears. I couldn’t believe I just created music no one has ever heard before laying on my couch in 15 mins. Every time I turn it on I can’t get anything done because I end up in a rabbit hole of incredible sounds... we aren’t talking cheap sound, they are lush atmospheric and beautiful and that’s just the presets, I haven’t even hit the Synth engine yet... I could go on for days but just trust me you need this thing in your life... you WILL thank me later... and also thanks to Long and Mcquade for always being so great and flexible, don’t think I have ever worked with a business who is more on the customers side than the business side, they actually want you to be a musician and it shows... 🥰
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