MC-707GROOVEBOX

MC-707
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Move to a new groove.

The MC-707 GROOVEBOX has everything you need to create a song or perform a live set without a computer. Immerse yourself in eight tracks of recording, sequencing, synthesizers, and effects, plus a curated palette of sounds, loops, and phrases. Record audio and MIDI—with deep control over timing—and tweak the faders and knobs for that “in the moment” experience. With such massive potential, you’re ready to produce in any style or create your own new thing.

Mega micro composer.

Mega micro composer.

This modern GROOVEBOX packs a lot of punch in a single piece of gear. It’s deep and customizable, yet fun and friendly, always ready to create something new. Compose from a curated collection of built-in sounds, beats, and phrases all expertly crafted by renowned artists and sound designers. Explore a musical playground, where you can freely combine loops and one-shots with melodic phrases, including your own audio recordings and MIDI sequences. Record and trigger clips, re-arrange, re-sample, record automation, and make it all sound huge with per-track and global effects.

Eight tracks of clip-based sequencing.

Eight tracks of clip-based sequencing.

The MC-707’s eight-track sequencer is optimized for fluid production of today’s electronic-focused music styles and ever-evolving subgenres. The TR-REC step sequencer is just like those found on classic Roland drum machines, perfect for building rhythm parts quickly. There are also 16 ultra-sensitive pads for playing or sequencing drum parts, melodic basslines, or polyphonic chord progressions. Sequencer clips even store your knob movements along with note data. This lets you create dramatic, moving effects like a deep reverb on a single clap, slow filter sweeps, and much more.

Deep synthesis.

Deep synthesis.

The MC-707 features our latest sound engine, which fuses virtual analog and modern PCM. It’s flexible, powerful, and lets you dig deep into its sonic capabilities. It has the sounds of legendary Roland rhythm machines and synthesizers that are the foundation of electronic music—including the TR-808, TR-909, TB-303, JUNO-106, and SH-101. But the MC-707 also looks forward, with modern digital and hybrid sounds perfect for creating future classics—today.

Record, sample, tweak, and mangle.

Record, sample, tweak, and mangle.

In addition to its deep synthesis engine, the MC-707 has a powerful sampler with on-the-fly recording that synchronizes to your project’s tempo. Record vocals or instrument parts, or import from your own existing library, then sequence or trigger phrases, one-shots, and loops. You can also tweak and mangle samples by truncating and reversing—with the inspiration and precision that comes only from hands-on control.

Studio-grade effects.

Studio-grade effects.

With the MC-707’s massive effects palette, your music sounds polished and fully produced. All eight tracks have 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.

Hands-on experience.

Hands-on experience.

Loaded with hands-on controls, the MC-707 lets you dig in and shape your music in a visceral, physical way. Faders for each track let you immediately mix and arrange parts, and knobs can be freely assigned to whatever control you need for a sound. You can even record your knob movements, so they play back automatically. And the 8x2 pad array is not only great for playing drums—you can enter melody and chords with velocity, and trigger audio and MIDI clips as well.

Computer enhanced.

Computer enhanced.

With its advanced USB audio interface capabilities, the MC-707 easily flows in and out of your production setup. You can record all eight parts to individual DAW tracks and finish your song there. Or sample sounds from your DAW to capture backing tracks, stems, or the sound of a favorite software synth for your next live show.

Expand with new sounds, loops, and phrases.

Expand with new sounds, loops, and phrases.

The MC-707 is an updateable and expandable platform that never gets stale. Keep things fresh with new loops, one-shots, phrases, and synth sounds—all available online.
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Specifications
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:8 (varies according to the available number of Looper track)
Tracks
8 tracks
Clips
128 clips (16 clips per track)

* Clip Type: Tone, Drum Kit, Looper (Audio Loop), it varies according to the track type.
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, recording via EXT IN/Tracks

* Available total time for User Sample: 12 minutes in mono, 6 minutes in stereo (44.1 kHz)
* Available format of User Sample: WAV 32–96 kHz/16-bit, 24-bit (mono, stereo)


* Available total time for Looper Sample: Approx. 60 sec (44.1 kHz)
* Available format of Looper Sample: WAV 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit, 32-bit float (mono, stereo)
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 Step: 128 steps

* Available on a Tone or Drum Kit Track
Looper
Time Stretch, Pitch Shift

* Available on a Looper Track
Display
256 x 80 dots graphic LCD (with backlit)
External Storage
SD Card (SDHC supported) for saving Project Data and Audio Data
Connectors
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
MIX OUT(L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
ASSIGNABLE OUT(L,R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
SEND/RETURN(L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
EXT IN(L/MONO/MIC, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type (it works as 1/4-inch TRS phone type when using MIC)
MIDI (IN, OUT1, OUT2) connectors
USB port: USB B type (Audio, MIDI)
DC IN jack
Power Supply
AC adaptor
Current Draw
2,000 mA
Accessories
AC adaptor
Owner's manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
SD Card (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)
SD Card Protector (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)
Size and Weight
Width
426 mm
16-13/16
Depth
263 mm
10-3/8
Height
60 mm
2-3/8 inches
Weight
2.1 kg
4 lbs 11 oz

Support

If you have questions about operating your Roland product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.
You can also contact our Product Support department by phone or email.
In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.

Owner’s Manuals