Roland MC-101 Groovebox

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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)


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

Firmware Update Ver.1.72 introduces the following features

  • Scene Chain Function Added
  • Count-In Function Added
  • Added Functions to the Chord Designer
  • Audio Insert Function Added
  • Added Functions to the Looper Track
  • Delay/Reverb Send Added to PC IN
  • Added Functions to the SCATTER
  • Function Added to Select the Metronome Sound Output Destination
  • Added Shortcuts
  • Arpeggiator Function Added
  • USB-Related Functions Added (Generic Driver Function)
  • SCATTER Functions Added
  • Sound Pack/SVZ Drum Import Function Added
  • Functions Added to the Total Effect Compressor
  • Note Sub Step Function Added (Tone Track)
  • Note Length/Tie Edit Function Added (Drum Track)
  • Sound Pack / SVZ File Import Functions Added
  • Added Number of Scenes
  • Parameter Added to MIDI Input/Output Function
  • Parameters Added
  • NOTE UTILITY Function Added
  • User Sample Edit Function Added
  • Clip Chain Function Added
  • Added Functions for [C1] - [C4] Knobs
  • Added Functions for CLIP MODE
  • SMF Import Function Added
  • MIDI Input/Output Functions Added
  • Auto Channel Function Added
  • Scale Performance Function Added
  • Sample Browser Function Added
  • MIDI Input/Output Functions Added
  • Added Metronome Function
  • A SCATTER function was added.
  • A TONE STEP EDIT function was added.
  • A function for displaying the current Project Name was added.
  • A Punch-In function for MOTION was added.
  • An automatic setting function for LOOPER clips was added.

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5/5 (7 reviews)

Pleased with my purchase which more than lived up to expectations. Very versatile groove box and not too difficult to get the hang of.

Angela P. - 24/9/2023

Love the MC101 great sounding unit and extremely versatile.

KENNETH R. - 20/3/2022

Awesome sounding little Groovebox which can be used as a standalone device or as a great little rompler in a larger setup

Eliot B. - 2/3/2022

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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