MC-303

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MC-303

Postby Stemo on Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:28 am

I found a Roland MC-303 for 60 Euros. I'm going to use it as a compliment to my Electribe EMX. Is this machine any good? I heard somewhere that the midi doesn't work that well, in which case it renders it useless. But the money is nothing. Anyone got any experience in this machine?
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Re: MC-303

Postby Blue Monster 65 on Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:11 pm

Yes, I've had a couple of these, too, but mainly as I bought them to re-sell. If you're really looking to add a Roland machine to your setup, I'd suggest either the MC-505 or the MC-909. I though the 303 was just rather limited in all ways. Of course, for that price, you'll get some good drum sounds and probably a few other things that may integrate well into what you're doing. You could give it a shot for little and resell it if you don't like it.

Again, for my money ... I'd hold out for the better, more expensive unit.

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Re: MC-303

Postby StellarJay[aka Ruso] on Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:05 pm

You know what they say.... you get what you pay for.

The music gear that tends to hold it's value over the years is the gear you want to be saving up for.
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Re: MC-303

Postby Stemo on Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:12 pm

Ok, maybe it isnt really a machine to get excited about. The 505 seems really interesting. The 909 is just so big! :P It wont fit amongst my other equipement. Also, I want to keep the price below 300 dollars. How much do the 505 go for on average?
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Re: MC-303

Postby Blue Monster 65 on Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:15 pm

You should be able to get a 505 for under $300, unless they're heading up again. Watch Ebay, etc. and you'll find 'em.

Do remember that you'll get the most out of it if you dig into it and program your own sounds. Otherwise, the sounds are kind of flat, in my opinion. The engine is fairly deep, though nothing like the 909. That's the big boy!

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