Mic Modeling Preamp

The World’s First Mic Modeling Preamp!

  • USB
  • COSM

The World’s First Mic Modeling Preamp!

The Roland MMP-2 offers new features not found on any other microphone preamp-like COSM Mic Modeling, four bands of fully parametric EQ, modeled tube compression, an enhancer and de-esser plus ultra-intuitive control software for your Mac or PC. And the sound quality rivals that of preamps costing hundreds more, thanks to superb-quality analog circuits and 24-bit/96kHz A/D conversion. You can even download new effect plug-ins through USB, making the MMP-2 an indispensable tool for recording microphones and acoustic instruments.

  • - 2-channel mic modeling preamp for recording and live performance
  • - Combines premium analog components and 24-bit/96kHz A/D conversion
  • - COSM Mic Modeling for instant access to a variety of high-end mic sounds
  • - Models are optimized for AKG C3000B, plus four additional mics
  • - Includes four bands of fully parametric EQ, modeled tube compression, plus enhancer and de-esser
  • - Analog I/O includes 2 XLR/TRS Mic inputs and 2 XLR Line output
  • - Coaxial digital I/O and AES/EBU digital output for tight studio integration
  • - USB port allows PC control
  • - Bundled software with intuitive graphic editing of EQ, compressor and more
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Better Recording Through Circuitry

The MMP-2 uses the same analog circuits of the mic preamps used in Roland's VS-2480. In blind listening tests, these preamps were rated higher than much more expensive stand-alone models. How is this possible? To start, Roland carefully selected each of the analog components. Then, we designed a circuit that separates the analog, digital and power components, creating maximum warmth with minimal noise-a difference you can really hear.

COSM Mic Modeling and DSP Effects

At its basic level, the MMP-2 sounds great. But with the addition of 24-bit/96kHz A/D converters and DSP effects, this futuristic mic pre takes things to a whole new level. To start, there's COSM technology to model the sound of vintage and high-end studio microphones. From there, you can tweak your sound with four bands of fully parametric EQ, modeled tube compression, enhancer and de-esser effects.

Wired for Today's Studio

The desktop MMP-2 provides a variety of professional connections to handle just about any recording or live situation. On the top panel, you'll find two balanced XLR/TRS Microphone inputs; there's also two balanced XLR/TRS outputs on the back. And unlike other microphone preamps, you'll also find a coaxial digital input, plus digital outputs in S/PDIF and AES/EBU formats-great for digital studios!

Open New Doors with USB

Why does the MMP-2 have a USB port? To use the bundled control software with your PC! Imagine drawing EQ curves or setting compressors using a sleek graphic interface.

Analog Input

Phantom Power
DC 48V
Max. Input Level
+ 2 dBu (PAD off), +22 dBu (PAD on)
Nominal Input Level
-64 dBu to +4 dBu
Equivalent Input Noise
-132 dBu (IHF-A typ.)

Analog Output

Nominal Output Level
-16 dBu/+4 dBu
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
105 dB (IHF-A typ.)

Signal Processing

AD Conversion
24-bit, 64 times oversampling
DA Conversion
24-bit, 128 times oversampling

Sample Rate


Frequency Response

96.0kHz: 20Hz to 40kHz (+0.1/-3.0 dB) 88.2kHz: 20Hz to
40kHz (+0.1/-3.0 dB) 48.0kHz: 20Hz to 20kHz (+0.1/-0.5 dB) 44.1kHz: 20Hz to 20kHz (+0.1/-0.5 dB)

Microphone Modeling

Reference Microphone
DR-20, Small Dynamic Microphone, Head-worn Dynamic Microphone, Miniature
Condenser Microphone, AKG C3000B, Flat
Modeling Microphone
Small Dynamic, Vocal Dynamic, Large Dynamic, Small
Condenser, Large Condenser, Vintage Condenser, Flat


4-Band parametric equalizer
-15 dB to +15 dB


Solid, Tube1, Tube2, Tube3, Tube4
Knee Type
Hard or Soft knee

Other Effects

Expander, Enhancer, De-esser, Pre-amp Modeling
20 characters, 2 lines (backlight LCD)
Power Consumption
9W (AC 117/230/240 V)
CD-ROM, AC Cord, USB Cable

System Requirements


Operating System
Microsoft Windows Me/98/98SE/2000 Professional
PCs equipped with USB connectors compatible with USB Specification Version 1.0 or later.
PentiumII 300MHz or higher
Memory (RAM)
128MB or more
800 X 600 or more/65,536 colors (High Color 16-bit)


Operating System
MacOS 8.6 or later (9.0 or later recommended)
Apple Macintosh series equipped with USB port as standard
PowerPC G3/233MHz or higher
Memory (RAM)
128MB or more

Size and Weight

Width (W)
250 mm9-7/8 inches
Depth (D)
165 mm6-1/2 inches
Height (H)
76 mm3 inches
1.8 kg4 lbs.

* This product was tested on ordinary computers and found to be compatible with the above. However, Roland cannot guarantee compatibility even if the above conditions are met due to the fact that the processing power of simular computers can differ due to design concepts or operating environments.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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