Roland MC-101 Groovebox

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Manufacturer's ID: MC-101

What we say:

At A Glance:

The MC-101 from Roland is a powerhouse in an ultra compact package. The pocket-sized groovebox is a full production suite, featuring sounds from classic Roland instruments. The intuitive sequencer on board makes building your own tracks easy and fun, while still providing professional results. It also integrates perfectly with a DAW setup over a single USB cable. It’s amazing how much Roland managed to pack into the MC-101!

Features We Love:

Fully-fledged Production Suite

Don't let it’s size fool you! The MC-101 is a fully equipped production suite, with a fantastic 4 track sequencer, great effects and editing tools. There are plenty of great sounds built-in, and the ability to load user samples via SD card. You can create finished songs with the MC-101 on it’s own, or you can integrate it with your DAW via a single USB cable. This makes the MC-101 very handy for laying down ideas on the go, and later bringing them into your main setup if you are a DAW user.

Legendary Roland Sounds

The MC-101 features sounds from various classic instruments, such as the Juno-106 and SH-101 synthesizers, and TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines. These instruments can be heard in a tremendous amount of music, and having their sounds in a pocket-sized groovebox is a powerful tool!

Compact and Portable

The MC-101 weighs less than a kilogram, and can easily fit in a backpack. It can run off of four AA batteries, meaning that you can pop in some headphones and create music anywhere you go. Making music on the morning train commute? Yes please!


  • Full Production Suite
  • Classic Roland instrument sounds
  • Intuitive sequencer
  • Sample Playback via SD card
  • Easy DAW integration
  • Extremely Portable

What's Included:

  • MC-101 Groovebox
  • 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)


Pocket production studio.

The MC-101 is a professional production tool, sharing the sounds and many of the capabilities of its bigger sibling, the MC-707. And there are advantages in being small. The MC-101 is solid-yet-light and runs for about five hours on four AA batteries, so you can design sounds, create drum patterns, and compose musical phrases just about anywhere. And it’s not just a scratch pad for simple ideas. You can produce fully-fledged professional tracks or create backing tracks and accompaniment for live performance.

Turn a creative spark into fire.

The MC-101 has a four-track sequencer optimized for creating today's electronic and dance-focused music. You can use the 16 RGB pads to create drum, bass, and synthesizer patterns and produce your own original music. Explore a musical playground, where you can freely combine loops and one-shots with melodic phrases including your own MIDI sequences and imported audio recordings. Compose and trigger clips, rearrange, re-sample, record automation, and more.

A portable studio full of vintage gear.

The MC-101 has the Roland sounds that have defined electronic and dance genres for over forty years. Legendary instruments like the TR-808, TR-909, JUNO-106, and SH-101 are all here, ready to replicate classic sounds or be combined, tweaked, and processed into entirely new sounds.

Expandable sounds, patterns, and phrases.

Compose from a curated collection of built-in beats, phrases, and sounds, all expertly crafted by renowned artists and sound designers. And the MC-101 is part of an expandable platform. So, when you're ready for more, or want to explore new genres and styles, you can easily change things up by adding new content.

Play your own custom audio in perfect sync.

Each track contains a powerful sample player so you can import your own custom sounds. Use your own voice, or the sound of your favorite instrument from your computer. Imported audio can sync with the MC-101's tempo or be processed with the arsenal of built-in effects and hands-on controls.

Produce tracks ready to stream or perform.

With the MC-101's wide range of pro effects, your music sounds polished and fully produced. Each track has independent effects processors with a huge number of variations. Lush chorus brings depth to pads and other synth sounds. Delays and reverbs create evocative spaces and add movement to delicate sequences. Overdrive, distortion, and amp simulation inject grit and intensity into synths, guitars, drums and more. You can also run your entire mix through master effects like filters, bit-crushers, and a master bus compressor that glues it all together with punch and clarity.

Produce and share with the world. With a single cable.

When you're ready to further develop your tracks, or share your creations with friends and fans, simply connect the MC-101 to your computer with a single USB cable. It has advanced USB audio interface capabilities and can record an entire mix or all four parts to individual tracks in your DAW. Or sample sounds from your DAW to capture backing tracks, stems, or the sound of a favorite software synth for your next live show.

What's Included
  • Roland MC-101
  • 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)

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)
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
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: 128 Steps
Looper Time Stretch, Pitch Shift
Display 16 characters, 2 lines LCD (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)
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 716 g
1 lb 9 oz

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5 (4 reviews)

The mc101 is great groovebox. Good workflows once you get your head around things, ver1.6 updates brings some good new features, The mc101 has a vast array of drum kits and sounds. The 101 itself is portable and battery powered enabling me to travel. The only downside to the 101, is 4 tracks however there are a few online workarounds to mix your work into 1 track

lee w. - 9/12/2020

Awesome sounds easy to use. The clip and scene section allows you to push your songs well beyond it's 4 tracks plus great effects.

John W. - 2/12/2020

Item in very good condition for demo

Daniel B. - 25/8/2020

I love your service thanks

Jeffrey C. - 28/7/2020

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