Yamaha MC-103 : stompboxjon's user review
This board is an older keyboard that really has some good usable sounds in it. I still remember when it first came out how much I liked it and I think I over used most of the sounds many years ago. The only reason that I still use and have it is because I like classic sounding sounds and I can always add effects to give them a different feel. Having vintage and older keyboards like the MC 103 is a great way to have sounds that no one else has. Because techniqually no one is using this board anymore so if you have it you will be one of the few who have it and its sounds. But the on board effects arent up to par, you will need to run the sounds through something else with some good effects to make it not sound so cheesy.
Very easy to use, nothing difficult about it at all. Never had the manual and never needed it. I can pull this out at any time after not using it and be able to navigate through it like I use it everyday. So easy to understand.
One of the things that I don’t like about it is that it feels so cheap and plastic like. That was how most of the keyboards from its time where though and we didn’t know any difference back then. If you where to compare this board to some of the newer boards. The newer boards are much heavier and seem to be made with more solid material. This feels like a toy, but its not a toy so don’t let that discourage you. Also this can be hard to find because even when they came out there weren’t a ton of them made and they stopped producing this model pretty quick. I love vintage boards and that’s the reason that I still have this and will keep it forever!