Roland MC-202

Roland MC-202

The Roland mc-202 is one of the best bass-line synthesizer ever made. Its capabilities are huge as you can create very complex acid bass lines like Aphex Twin and Squarepusher ( in fact this people groups use a loot this little synthesizer).

One of its more powerful characteristics is the very detailed sequences you can create step by step that can drive your bass lines to an amazing level ! A lot of people claim that programming a mc-202 is a bit of headache but my personal opinion is that if you manage to learn this machine you can make the crowds dance all night with your songs !

The Mc-202 is a more advanced tb-303 synthesizer with memory storage and  2-channel CV/gate sequencer. Also people claim that this machine sounds like a Roland SH-101 (an amazing synth too).

Technical Features:

  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - Single VCO : Simultaneous sawtooth and square/pulse width waveforms and 1 Sub-Oscillator
  • VCA - ADSR Envelope or gate.
  • Filter - Resonant 24dB lowpass with cutoff, res, env, mod, kybd
  • LFO - 1 sine wave with delay and rate controls
  • Memory - Volatile sequence memory using batteries or do a Cassette Tape Dump
  • Sequencer - 2 Tracks, 2,729 notes capacity
  • Control - CV/GATE and Tape/Clock/DIN Sync
  • Date Produced - 1983


Overall Rating: 9/10





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