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Groove Machine from Roland belonging to the MC series.

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  • Roland MC-303Published on 02/19/09 at 18:32
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    Hello big pros.Je desperately looking for someone who can tell me whether or not I can use the sounds of MC 303 in noon with the piano roll in FL.Alors if anyone on the planet knows this has it would be cool to keep me informed thank you.

    USE

    Great

    SOUNDS

    Great

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Great
  • Roland MC-303Published on 01/31/10 at 02:00
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    Hello
    which software to connect my pc to 303 mc and how connections?
    in order to write my sounds on CD

    thank you to you
  • I did not like

    Roland MC-303Published on 11/29/14 at 14:25
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    Roland groovebox.
    At the time of its release, pubs announced: TB303 republication, that's why I bought it new at its output for about 3.500frs (500 €).
    Facade solid scrap iron knob that breaks against which crachotte. Nickname keyboard with rubber rubber that does not take the year (classic Roland). a dual 7-segment LED display.

    UTILIZATION

    Very simple, turn the knobs to modify some parameters, jog to chain sequences, one tries to play the keyboard and that's it.

    SOUNDS

    Sounds, ...! Some bass sounds and synths exploitable, otherwise the rest is awful, stained (not the right way), and soulless.
    Integrated sequences, I did not find anything extraordinnaire, it makes the......
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    Roland groovebox.
    At the time of its release, pubs announced: TB303 republication, that's why I bought it new at its output for about 3.500frs (500 €).
    Facade solid scrap iron knob that breaks against which crachotte. Nickname keyboard with rubber rubber that does not take the year (classic Roland). a dual 7-segment LED display.

    UTILIZATION

    Very simple, turn the knobs to modify some parameters, jog to chain sequences, one tries to play the keyboard and that's it.

    SOUNDS

    Sounds, ...! Some bass sounds and synths exploitable, otherwise the rest is awful, stained (not the right way), and soulless.
    Integrated sequences, I did not find anything extraordinnaire, it makes the sequences and the final result looks like demos found over much of the range of Roland keyboard without interest!
    The effects do well their work, but when it's ugly at first, the magic can not operate.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I kept for years in a closet. From time to time I ressortais for the few minutes of the time the weather improves, but she left on the shelf as fast as I'd exit.
    I traded against something else and I do not regret it at all.
    This is MY OPINION, I know that musicians are enjoying it, I have much preferred electribe Korg, everyone's tastes.
    It's clear that I do not rachèterais the MC303, for against TB> 303, so I will buy this one day!
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  • Anonymous

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    Roland MC-303Published on 03/31/13 at 06:06
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    See details on the roland site.

    UTILIZATION

    The manual is fairly simple and use like I managed to make my first pattern in a few hours without too much trouble and all the settings are accessible from the séquenceur.Tout is available that takes place during pattern effects and cuttof company and it's great ...

    SOUNDS

    There are about 400 very few keyboards sounds good but all the same the rhodes piano sound is more for the dance, but you can work with easily, and organs that go well violons.Les bass sounds and leads are all was correct, but due to some old-fashioned one that is 17 years old this is understandable.
    Parcontre drum kits are almost the same we hear in the sequencer......
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    See details on the roland site.

    UTILIZATION

    The manual is fairly simple and use like I managed to make my first pattern in a few hours without too much trouble and all the settings are accessible from the séquenceur.Tout is available that takes place during pattern effects and cuttof company and it's great ...

    SOUNDS

    There are about 400 very few keyboards sounds good but all the same the rhodes piano sound is more for the dance, but you can work with easily, and organs that go well violons.Les bass sounds and leads are all was correct, but due to some old-fashioned one that is 17 years old this is understandable.
    Parcontre drum kits are almost the same we hear in the sequencer or digital synthesizers actuels.C is not realistic at all and we know it is not the goal!
    The effects are very good especially the reverb and delay it gives color to the sound.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for about a week and I have my sequence with synthesizers and the result is acceptable.
    I do not like its interface specially but considering its age it's normal since today is the tape to the eye works and proffessionalisme pass from behind!
    But its interface is very complete much I appreciate all potentionmetres on the 303 is probably the most complete machine that I had in my mains.J 've had one for a few months but it had MC808 sounds more modern but they were untouchable without computer so I had less fun to play with even if it was more complete on paper and with this one I ordi.Que progresses faster and is more intuitive and the relationship between man machine fills. A simple beat us very far away enmene even for me it is a must to be able to touch her without pressing stop.
    I tried the korg emx 1, and although it sounds more possaidait his recent mono blocking me serious because I love rocking my own chords and make a minor chord on three tracks off it is not for the moi.Je 'I had for 130 euros I do not regret my choice and I was very lucky that it is in very good condition no scratches no screen or other picnic.
    And I'm happy to have a collector in the first celebrity groovebox and I understand why she made a full house and I do not revendrais pas.Car it is small it does not take place and the result is effective field is produced quickly with the sounds of hell but some criticize the pick of all of these machines on the market that has people who criticize even the next release this année.Mais I have had a few years ca I have previously great Kiffe
    It should not be too demanding that n (is not synthe jupiter or spectralis but rather a proper synth with a sequencer of fou.Qu we either techno or hip hop can easily make good delires in minutes on sounds retro Surtour if we want to deepen the warmth of presets.
    And no it does not age as ca the 303 proof is still talking about it and it is sold and purchased while some models that are less than 10 years to oblivion.
    Now I have a mad desire to know the 505 ...
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  • Roland MC-303Published on 01/22/12 at 09:44
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    Groove Box with effects (chorus, reverb, delay). MIDI in and out. audio output (2 x mono).

    UTILIZATION

    Operation is super simple and complete. The functions are easily accessible. This is a really well thought out machine. The manual is Sufis.
    Unfortunately innefficace MIDI in a PC integration.

    SOUNDS

    The sound was really good for that time and are are quite flexible. (Filter, LFO, envelope). To date it could still be useful if she behaved better with a pc. The effects are small but really good.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Purchased OCASI there fifteen years, this machine has really been very useful. She taught me a lot too. I still love her and I am disappointed at not being able to......
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    Groove Box with effects (chorus, reverb, delay). MIDI in and out. audio output (2 x mono).

    UTILIZATION

    Operation is super simple and complete. The functions are easily accessible. This is a really well thought out machine. The manual is Sufis.
    Unfortunately innefficace MIDI in a PC integration.

    SOUNDS

    The sound was really good for that time and are are quite flexible. (Filter, LFO, envelope). To date it could still be useful if she behaved better with a pc. The effects are small but really good.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Purchased OCASI there fifteen years, this machine has really been very useful. She taught me a lot too. I still love her and I am disappointed at not being able to integrate better in a set up with PC. I bought 15,000 FB (350 €) and for that price I would do certainly the choice. I can not find anything equivalent from the point of view of efficiency to date. (I find the same ELEKTRON toneau but it seems very fragile for the price).
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  • Roland MC-303Published on 10/02/02 at 04:02
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    Of Manir overall, the Groovebox MC-303 can be used in two modes:
    - A normal mode to the ACCS all buttons, ideal for live;
    - A mode expander. The latter is used to control the MC-303 from an external sequencer. Attention in this case, all Real Time Controller is inactive.

    The polyphony is, of memory, 28 channels ... That little bit trs for a machine of '90, especially when used in expander mode!

    INTERESTED Caractrisque for the occasion: it is not compatible GM / XG. Roland has focused on sound for Dance. He does not waste memory with pseudo-acoustic sounds inintressants.

    UTILIZATION

    The big problem (as Roland partially rsolu with the MC-505) is the impossibility to use the......
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    Of Manir overall, the Groovebox MC-303 can be used in two modes:
    - A normal mode to the ACCS all buttons, ideal for live;
    - A mode expander. The latter is used to control the MC-303 from an external sequencer. Attention in this case, all Real Time Controller is inactive.

    The polyphony is, of memory, 28 channels ... That little bit trs for a machine of '90, especially when used in expander mode!

    INTERESTED Caractrisque for the occasion: it is not compatible GM / XG. Roland has focused on sound for Dance. He does not waste memory with pseudo-acoustic sounds inintressants.

    UTILIZATION

    The big problem (as Roland partially rsolu with the MC-505) is the impossibility to use the Real Time Controller mode expander.

    The normal mode gre not a MIDI channel in between. Unable to send multiple intruments time.

    Expander mode, it will be necessary to program all the changes paramtres 'his' (in SysEx please) ... or acqurir module CONTRL spar.

    SOUNDS

    The MC-303 has a good range of sounds good trs good quality (mainly electronic sounds). They are, however, Aging, and the possibility of shipping is low.

    Dance machine requires many samples have t Reboost for the occasion. N'esprez not find the sounds of TR-606 or 909 as is! And not content with that, Roland put the rear of the machine allowing a potentiomtre add yet serious.

    Powerful filters allow the MC-303 INTERESTED effects in real time. Be careful not exploded membranes utiliss pregnant when the extreme ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    Let sincre: is it really worth it was worth was to line the store to get one?

    Yes, the innovative concept silent (for those not VCU in the late 70s) ...
    Yes, the rhythmic taient powerful as was the music beginners '90 ...
    Yes, the real time to play with the sounds as they could not manage more recent years.

    But it is a machine that quickly shows its limits in a (home) studio, along with a host of other instruments. It regrets in particular weaknesses in MIDI (1 channel in normal mode, 8-channel mode module) and the polyphony of 16 voices.
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  • Anonymous

    Roland MC-303Published on 08/27/03 at 00:51
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    Audio and MIDI connections from the most classic ...
    Ct edition, the habits of beasts will not dpayss rhythms. The size supplmentaire is that has bass sounds, synths, strings, etc.. program as you would on a BR classic.
    Ct bank's, it has all the basic ingrdients to make good models tend electronic: dance, techno, drum'n'bass ... The number of presets and polyphony is enough for the home and models. About the effects: the era (when the MC-303 was released), c'tait plutt innovative. Even if a is less so today, can grind the chti buttons while the pattern dfile ... therefore a disservice to both the live as if we sample (I used a lot in this context)
    It remains true that the sounds......
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    Audio and MIDI connections from the most classic ...
    Ct edition, the habits of beasts will not dpayss rhythms. The size supplmentaire is that has bass sounds, synths, strings, etc.. program as you would on a BR classic.
    Ct bank's, it has all the basic ingrdients to make good models tend electronic: dance, techno, drum'n'bass ... The number of presets and polyphony is enough for the home and models. About the effects: the era (when the MC-303 was released), c'tait plutt innovative. Even if a is less so today, can grind the chti buttons while the pattern dfile ... therefore a disservice to both the live as if we sample (I used a lot in this context)
    It remains true that the sounds are not ditables itself: the only change possible until the effects of playing. It would still apprci even a little more flexibility. But n'tait not the primary goal: we have here first a squenceur not a synthtiseur ...

    UTILIZATION

    One branch is lit, we play ... Difficult to make simple
    The manual is clear enough, it's Roland So here you go ...
    For use as the majority of products This category, some functions can be accessed in "gas factory" ... This is unavoidable, given the compactness of the bte. Tight deadlines, the small keyboard sduit me.

    SOUNDS

    Roland quality ... We have a 808, a 909, the percussion dance / techno / DnB, low abundance, the synths and effects, all embedded in a gray bobotie. Add the effects Intgr and have fun! As I said above, it is sufficient for use in models. I think it's a good little expander / squenceur. And the era, simply a c'tait rvolution!

    OVERALL OPINION

    In addition to two years of loyal service, my MC-303 has never made default. Bought a nearly new friend mticuleux, I claim today, simply because I made only on PC. I have no longer the usefulness ... but I do not regret my purchase srement.
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  • Roland MC-303Published on 01/23/04 at 21:58
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    Cfg below

    UTILIZATION

    - Child configuration.
    - The functions are easily accessible.
    - The manual is clear and sufficient.

    SOUNDS

    - I sold mine a year ago, and I regret, because it has a hell of a sound, a little cheap, but gives it a charm.
    - It is archaque trs, in terms of the config VLOC MIDI and stuff.
    - Drum kits are falling, it's really dry and mcanique.

    OVERALL OPINION

    What is gnial is that it is very simple to use. There is just plug it anywhere, and it becomes a little think bte to compose the squenceur as an extreme simplicity.
    I feel that I have the six ds good numros I of Rasht, she saw an opportunity cte, it's worth it. Especially since I bet it will be......
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    Cfg below

    UTILIZATION

    - Child configuration.
    - The functions are easily accessible.
    - The manual is clear and sufficient.

    SOUNDS

    - I sold mine a year ago, and I regret, because it has a hell of a sound, a little cheap, but gives it a charm.
    - It is archaque trs, in terms of the config VLOC MIDI and stuff.
    - Drum kits are falling, it's really dry and mcanique.

    OVERALL OPINION

    What is gnial is that it is very simple to use. There is just plug it anywhere, and it becomes a little think bte to compose the squenceur as an extreme simplicity.
    I feel that I have the six ds good numros I of Rasht, she saw an opportunity cte, it's worth it. Especially since I bet it will be collectible in a few years, like TR and TB.
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  • Roland MC-303Published on 12/14/04 at 04:14
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    Possibility of connection with other MIDI machine connections possible.
    Moultes sound and style diffrents.section effective enough to complte his report including, very good sound reproduction

    UTILIZATION

    Regarding the configuration, following the manual prcisment (Dfine well enough), it is relatively simple.
    The edition of sounds and effects are easy (novice, consult the manual), even fun

    SOUNDS

    Sounds can suit many styles of music, as pretty ralistes.les effects: same.
    regarding the VLOC the raction is good enough

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's been three years since I served in complment another machine (yamaha rm1x) .. it works rather live use.The concluant.si quite possible......
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    Possibility of connection with other MIDI machine connections possible.
    Moultes sound and style diffrents.section effective enough to complte his report including, very good sound reproduction

    UTILIZATION

    Regarding the configuration, following the manual prcisment (Dfine well enough), it is relatively simple.
    The edition of sounds and effects are easy (novice, consult the manual), even fun

    SOUNDS

    Sounds can suit many styles of music, as pretty ralistes.les effects: same.
    regarding the VLOC the raction is good enough

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's been three years since I served in complment another machine (yamaha rm1x) .. it works rather live use.The concluant.si quite possible and I had to go on its rear purchase, I refferrai chose.la the same single dose of a head and be careful about how it's MIDI, srieusement a bonfire ...
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  • Roland MC-303Published on 02/16/05 at 16:12
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    Audio, a headphone jack 6.35, 6.35 2jack out left and right, a jack for pedals
    Noon, between 1 and output Din
    448 sounds, ditables not really, but the effects in a continuum above kindly give nice about the results.
    I do not like the squenceur internal design does not please me because I'm used to hard squenceur Yamaha and the rest mainly on computer ...

    UTILIZATION

    Simple if we live of the rest of the functions are done by double or triple features on this keyboard is searched my eyes, like better to have the PC to drive (when you get there There's also because of the the galre ...)
    Manuel yesh well but I prfre not use it, the only time o I opened it to the pc repatcher......
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    Audio, a headphone jack 6.35, 6.35 2jack out left and right, a jack for pedals
    Noon, between 1 and output Din
    448 sounds, ditables not really, but the effects in a continuum above kindly give nice about the results.
    I do not like the squenceur internal design does not please me because I'm used to hard squenceur Yamaha and the rest mainly on computer ...

    UTILIZATION

    Simple if we live of the rest of the functions are done by double or triple features on this keyboard is searched my eyes, like better to have the PC to drive (when you get there There's also because of the the galre ...)
    Manuel yesh well but I prfre not use it, the only time o I opened it to the pc repatcher Fully machine as a mode m'embtait g nrateur its sounds to have only about 128 448 internally prvus, the controllers can make the PC and frankly the best software is by far Cakewalk, Cubase not good at this level, too Steinberg BMOL because of who I almost got the machine Spar ...
    The MC303 has trs sounds especially good set of percussion that versatility Dance, Hip Hop, Techno commercial brief instruments and a few dishes and dpasss Mazis that remain of a good quality in terms of quality breeding and game

    SOUNDS

    Like I said the sound bank even if it is big APRS Courage Fully accessible midi is basic but effective, I use it after 5 years of use as a box rhythm complter is a set of analog synths and sound modules, I frankly set prfre Linn, Cr78, SERIES 808, 909 of MC303 from certain combinations included on other machines A good thing about it is the MC303 Boost knob is derrire that restores the warmth of the sound a bit like the analog of a sudden sounds better and so much more human than those plugins that have clogged your PC and suddenly the sound is flat and mchamment mtalliques with Dsp coming all eat the sound spectrum.
    Ditto for the VLOC I program Pc, there's way to delve into the Controller is not bad, it's true that it is a more rcuprer a Controller direct knob on a kind of keyboard matre such as a simple USB Evolution for example, the blow can feel something of this machine

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's been 5 years that I have, I do not spare, I like the boil and finish and strength remains in the picture Roland trs so right
    On other models Yeah, so I do not like the Mc505, the 909 too CHRE of Roland I have other machines as a Jv1080 ​​a U220, a synth Juno Alpha 1 is true I return to their old machines, complications set in performance and the start but its really correct, Roland can do great things on the issue, I said nothing about the latest in expanders them instead if I had the chance to test one of the last, I will purchase with Roland because I know what I expected but the machines like groovebox goes around that if we stay on this interface blow is worth more to widen the scope of the CONTRL mninges and Russia while the Pc, complicated but when it works it gnial ...
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