Roland MC-101 Groovebox Music Production Workstation

- 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: 4 (varies according to the available number of Looper track)

- Tracks
4 tracks

- Clips
64 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
Looper Sample (as a clip of Looper track): available by importing from 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 bits, 24 bits (mono, stereo)

* Available total time for Looper Sample: Approx. 60 sec (44.1 kHz)
* Available format of Looper Sample:
WAV 44.1 kHz/16 bits, 24 bits, 32 bits, 32 bits 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: 128 steps

* Available on a Tone or Drum Kit Track

- Looper
Time Stretch, Pitch Shift

* Available on a Looper Track

- Display
16 characters, 2 lines LCD (with backlit)

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

- Connectors
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
OUT(L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
USB port: USB B type (Audio, MIDI)

- Power Supply
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
Obtained via USB port (USB bus power)

- Current Draw
500 mA

- Expected battery life under continuous use
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6): Approx. 3 hours
Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6): Approx. 4.5 hours

* This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.

- Dimensions
224(W) x 132(D) x 61(H) mm
8-13/16 (W) x 5-3/16 (D) x 2-7/16 (H) inches

- Weight (including batteries)
716 g
1 lb 9 oz

- Accessories
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)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 8 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MC-101
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 8 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MC-101
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
(2 ratings)
Submitted September 16, 2020 by a customer from
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Ok this is a cool unit if you have or had an JD-xi then this should be an easy unit to use.Yes there is lots of menu diving but if you can get around all that you be good to go.But as far as the sounds in this thing is awesome I'm going to be hooking a midi controller up to it as well.But over all it's a good little unit only 4 tracks but if you can look passed that you be good to go until you want to up grade
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