What does it take to produce the next hit? It takes more than just a hot beat, that's for sure. It takes talent, dedication, a finely-tuned ear, and equipment that'll take you from inspiration to radio-ready. While those first three elements are hard to come by, the Roland MV-8800 has the gear-factor covered. It's got a control layout that'll be instantly familiar to any hip-hop, electronica, or R&B fan. It's got a rich, non-linear multitrack sequencer, included mouse, and VGA monitor output to get deep into your mix. And it's got a full suite of mastering tools and a built-in CD burner for getting your music out of the box and into the world. This is what production means--starting with an idea and turning it into a reality--and the Roland MV-8800 is a true music production studio.
A Instrument Of Creation
The MV-8800 isn't merely a tool. With sixteen of the nicest-feeling, rubberized trigger pads around, this MV plays like the classic hop-hip sampler it was modeled after. In fact, it makes an impressive live performance instrument. This is where your inspiration starts to take shape. Play and compose with any of the preloaded sounds, including emulations of genuine Roland machines like the SH-range synthesizers and the TR-808 and -909, not to mention a full complement of acoustic instrument samples like pianos, horns, world percussion, and more. Or, create your own sounds by sampling anything you hear in the world around you. The MV-8800 features balanced stereo analog inputs that can accept microphones, keyboards, guitars, basses--anything you can run a 1/4-inch plug out of. There's even a dedicated stereo RCA pair with binding post for connecting your turntable and sampling from your beloved vinyl collection. Sophisticated sample editing tools make it easy to trim, normalize, chop, pitch, and otherwise bang the audio you've sampled into workable shape. (If you're partial to the sounds of old-school sampling machines like the SP-1200, you'll be happy to know the MV-8800 has built-in 12-bit emulation sampling mode to recreate that vintage crunch.) This is just the tip of the iceberg.
The main feature that sets the MV-8800 apart from the competition is its fully loaded, non-linear, multi-track sequencer. This editing software is more like the DAWs you'd load onto your computer--the MV-8800 even comes with a mouse and has a VGA output for connecting an optional computer monitor. And you'll be glad it does; the MV-8800 offers a ton of DAW-like features, including a 24-stereo-track mixer with full automation and channel effects like EQ and panning. Because the MV-8800 lets you record up to eight full audio tracks next to your sequenced sample playback, you can hook a mic right up to the machine and have your MC spit or your singer belt the vocal hook without ever having to import the project to a computer. Intelligent beat matching makes crafting loop-based tracks second-nature. Use the sliders to control and automate every parameter, from track volume to panning to effects. Oh yeah, there's a huge helping of effects loaded onto the MV-8800, from must-haves like compression and reverb to extras like BOSS stompbox effects and the Roland RE-201 Space Echo. Because the MV-8800 makes use of CSOM-powered effects processing, every patch sounds like the real thing. The multi-track sequencer on the MV-8800 is intuitive enough to get you up and running on day one, but deep enough that you'll discover new tricks on every project.
Master Your Own Destiny
Once your mix is perfect, preserve it. The MV-8800 is packed with a full-on mastering suite to turn your final mixes into radio-ready mega-hits. Dedicated stereo processes like multi-band compression, maximizing limiter, and a mastering EQ will make sure your project has the same punch, sheen, and volume as its radio competition. Wen you know your music is ready for dissemination, the included CD burner makes it easy to walk away with a final product you can hold.
It's a simple equation. Your + Roland MV-8800 = no limits. Get your beats down, craft them into amazing mixes, and produce your finalized track, all from one machine. Order your MV-8800 from zZounds today.
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Since 2003, Roland's MV-8000 has been a coveted centerpiece for many of the world's greatest hip-hop and R&B producers. With its powerful hands-on features, and its ability to incorporate a VGA monitor and mouse, it brought the best of the hardware- and software- based production worlds together. Today, Roland sets a new standard in production power and flexibility with the MV-8800.
Synthesis, Sampling, Recording, Mixing, Mastering
The MV-8800 is a fully equipped sampler and synthesizer with parameters that can be edited and automated with the assignable sliders and/or with a VGA monitor and mouse (VGA monitor optional, mouse included). It's also an advanced multitrack recorder equipped with an automated 24-channel stereo mixer and mega effects processor. Mastering tools are provided as well, including a parametric mastering EQ, enhancer, expander, multiband compressor, mastering limiter and soft-clip algorithm with output dithering.
Sound Library Onboard
Create your own sounds or load up to 128 instruments or drum kits at once from the MV-formatted sound library that's preinstalled on the hard drive. Newly created drum kits are provided, including a special collection of 16 vintage drum machines such as the legendary Roland TR-808 and TR-909. Acoustic and electric pianos, strings, guitars, horns, synth basses and other essential instruments are also included.
Amazing Pitch & Time Control
Load hundreds of loops, hits, or vocal phrases at once, all with realtime BPM matching. Just tap the tempo, and all the samples lock to your new tempo! You can match the pitches of melodic phrases just as easily. Create loop-based tracks on the fly, all locked together in perfect pitch and time sync.
Vintage & Modern Effects
An incredible lineup of modern and vintage effects is built into the MV-8800, including models of classic Roland SRV reverbs, SDD-320 Chorus, SBF-325 Flanger, Boss BF-2 and HF-2 pedals, and the legendary RE-201 Space Echo. The MV-8800's multi-effects processor includes an Analog Modeling Bass that turns the MFX engine into a virtual SH-style bass synthesizer. All MFX knob tweaks can be automated as you mix.
Complete production solution, from beat creation and multitrack recording to mixing, mastering and CD burning
Tight integration of drum machine-style pattern recording and DAW-style linear recording
Realtime control of audio pitch and time, groove quantize, and pattern/song arrangements — great for both studio and stage
World-class sound library pre-installed on the internal hard drive
Legendary Roland instrument and effects models onboard, including TR-808, TR-909, SRV reverb, SDD-320 Chorus, SBF-325 Flanger, Boss BF-2 and HF-2, and RE-201 Space Echo
Three MIDI ports (IN x 1, OUT x 2) for connecting external MIDI devices
Color LCD with icon-oriented interface
Accepts external VGA monitor (optional) and optical mouse through included VGA expansion board.