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Subject: is the roland MC 303 groovebox easy to use?


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Original Message 1/18             24-Jun-00  @  12:22 AM   -   is the roland MC 303 groovebox easy to use?

slow7

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i wanna get something to do some jungle with
i want something with drums and bass sound
what would be the best choice for a first time
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Message 2/18             24-Jun-00  @  04:45 AM   -   RE: is the roland MC 303 groovebox easy to use?

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Survey Says:
98% of dancetechers say to get a sampler.



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Message 3/18             24-Jun-00  @  07:53 AM   -   RE: is the roland MC 303 groovebox easy to use?

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yup



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Message 4/18             24-Jun-00  @  08:29 AM   -   RE: is the roland MC 303 groovebox easy to use?

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err.....yeah. The mc303 at its now low 2nd hand price may b a good little box 4 learning the basics of techno or even house maybe, but 4 jungle, get a smapler.



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Message 5/18             24-Jun-00  @  08:56 PM   -   RE: is the roland MC 303 groovebox easy to use?

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The 303 is very very easy to use, teaches you about sequencers, and has some good drum sets. But, *alas*, to sound "real", you really ought to use a sampler.



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Message 6/18             26-Jun-00  @  04:53 AM   -   RE: is the roland MC 303 groovebox easy to use?

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mc'303=pants



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Message 7/18             26-Jun-00  @  01:04 PM   -   RE: is the roland MC 303 groovebox easy to use?

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try th Yamaha RM1x,the presets have about 20 decent sounding drum n bass tracks which sound good.The drum sounds are pretty good,it has a few jungle and drum n bass drum kits as well as acoustic,jazz,techno,acid etc.The basses are also very usable.It defenitly sounds better the mc303 and you'll find it much more usefull in the long term.



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Message 8/18             27-Jun-00  @  09:25 AM   -   RE: is the roland MC 303 groovebox easy to use?

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I have an MC-303. I appreciate all it taught me about
writing and sequencing, but the most important lesson I
learned is this:

Any gear that claims to be good for all genres, isn't
very good for any genre.

I write trance, which is pretty far away from jungle,
but I should have bought something else. I suggest
saving up and buying good high-end gear. If you're
serious, anything less than the best, professional
gear, will be a waste of money and you'll regret it in
6 months time.

Also, the MC-303 does not work well when sequenced from
an external sequencer (such as a computer running Logic
or Cubase). On the plus side, it will act as a 16 part
instrument when used in sound module mode (as opposed
to 8 when in instrument mode), but to make any
resonance and cutoff changes, etc., you have to use
SysEx, which is a pain in the butt regardless of how
experienced you are, or become.

Down the road it does not play well with other gear (on
a technical level), and next to any REAL gear, or even
mediocre gear like the Korg Electribe series, the
MC-303 sounds really wimpy and weak.

Get a sampler and stack it with RAM. Get a good
sequencer. Then but a real synth. You can write some
kickass jungle with alot of little short samples.

Take my advice or leave it, but don't waste your time
with the MC-3



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Message 9/18             27-Jun-00  @  10:44 AM   -   RE: is the roland MC 303 groovebox easy to use?

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generally that is true, but i have to say, i was working with fruity last night, after a session i'm mixing using loads of outboard... the outboard track is quite full and uses 3 or 4 external synths, plus samples & drumbox sounds, plus hardware outboard mix... BUT, the fruity track (using that dma dx plug tp filter the drum-loop) is STORMINGLY GOOD !!... it just sounds right, BUT, i couldnt do what i did with the outboard mix... so it is a different sound/genre.. BUT JUST AS PRESSABLE..., so perhaps also do what you CAN with what you have - dont underestimate that fruity... also i know people working with a named respected label doing stuff using just audio parts & loops and the audio tracks of vst.... they dont even use midi for those tracks... do what you can i reckon... but i'd say that fruity is just as powerful if not MORE powerful than an mc303... i'll post some of the track so you can hear it...



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Message 10/18             28-Jun-00  @  09:36 AM   -   RE: is the roland MC 303 groovebox easy to use?

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Find a used MPC 2000.It's a sampler,drum machine and a seq. all in one.



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