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|Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:27 am Post subject: Roland adds MC-808 Sampling Groovebox to MC family
|From the company that made “groovebox” a household name comes a remarkable addition to the famous Roland MC family: the MC-808. The sleek, silver powerstation features eight motorized faders on its surface — a groovebox first! With Roland’s most sophisticated processor at its core, the MC-808 shares the same top-of-the-line sampling and sequencing features as its elder sibling, the MC-909, yet it comes in at a new, low price point.
The MC-808 shares two key attributes with the flagship MC-909: The same top-of-the-line sampling and sequencing features that made the MC-909 so famous are built into the MC-808, making it a serious tool for sampling, editing, track building, and mixing. Performers are in for an extra treat with the MC-808, however, as is the world’s first groovebox with motorized faders. No matter what pattern is called up, the faders will snap to the proper position. As a result, the parameter values and position of the faders always correspond, allowing the performer to see the values instantly and make changes directly. No more unexpected jumps in values when a fader is grabbed in mid-performance. It’s always in the right position.
With the exception of a few “must have” favorites from the MC-909, all of the MC-808’s internal sounds and patterns have been created fresh. These slammin’ new dance and hip-hop grooves are instantly ready for primetime, but playing and manipulating the internal patterns is only half the fun. The MC-808 allows any sounds to be sampled, edited, and added to the song WAV and AIF files can also be imported from computer via USB.
The MC-808 ships with a free Mac/PC editor for serious sample editing tasks on the luxury of a large computer monitor, and for shuttling the files effortlessly back and forth via USB.
For beat-makers, producers, remixers, live performers, and DJs, no sampling groovebox offers more bang for the buck than the MC-808.
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This is a Press Release