Roland Debuts New MC-707 + MC-101 GROOVEBOXES and JU-06A Synthesizer
With 909 Day quickly approaching, Roland is celebrating with the debut of two brand new collections, the MC-101 + MC-707 for electronic music producers, and JU-06A, a revamp of the ‘80s-era JUNO Synths. The versatile MC-707 and MC-101 reintroduce Roland’s iconic GROOVEBOX concept to a new generation of musicians, while the JU-06A combines the best of vintage sounds and function from Roland’s legendary JUNO 6, 60 and 106. Keep reading for more.
Roland MC-707 GROOVEBOX for Live Electronic Music Production
The MC-707 GROOVEBOX has everything needed to create a song or perform a live set without a computer. It houses all the sounds of legendary Roland rhythm machines and synthesizers, but also includes modern digital and hybrid sounds.
More key features include:
- Eight-track recording, sequencing, sampling, synthesizers, and studio-grade effects, plus a curated palette of sounds, loops, and phrases
- Audio and MIDI can be recorded with deep control over timing, while hands-on faders and knobs inspire in-the-moment creativity
- 16 ultra-sensitive pads for playing or sequencing drum parts, melodic basslines, or polyphonic chord progressions
- TR-REC step sequencer inherited from Roland’s classic drum machines, perfect for building rhythm parts quickly
- Advanced USB audio interface capabilities
The MC-707 will be available this month for $999.99 USD. To learn more, click here.
Roland MC-101 GROOVEBOX for Beatmakers and Mobile Producers
The MC-101 GROOVEBOX has all the high-quality sounds, sequencing, and effects of the MC-707, but in a more compact four-track version that’s super portable. This professional production tool features a solid-yet-light design and runs for up to five hours on four AA batteries, allowing users to craft sounds, create drum patterns, and compose musical phrases just about anywhere.
The MC-101 will be available this month for $499.99 USD. To learn more, click here.
Roland Boutique JU-06A Synthesizer (JUNO-106 & JUNO-60)
The Roland JU-06A Synthesizer is a compact instrument that combines the best of vintage sounds and function from the JUNO 6, 60 and 106. As the newest addition to the Roland Boutique family, this battery-powered instrument is convenient to play anywhere and is perfect for music makers who want the vintage JUNO sound at an accessible price.
The JU-06A also features both USB audio/MIDI and full-sized MIDI jacks and provides easy connection to a master keyboard, DAW, K-25m Keyboard Unit, and DK-01 Boutique Dock. Available later this month, the JU-06A retails for $399.99 USD. To learn more, click here.
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