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Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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Steve a hobbyist user from usa writes:
The OS for the MC50/MC50mkII resides in ROM. It can't be put on a disk for another unit to use like the MC500. I had my MC50 upgraded by the authorized repair shop to the mkII by just putting a ROM chip in. You might check if they can still do this.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jul-11-2002 at 20:38
Steve a part-time user from USA writes:
Simply covering the hole is a imperfect solution at best depending on your floppy drive. The magnetic properties of HD and DD disks are very different, the HDs require a stronger magnetic field to write them that some DD floppy drives cannot generate. The write procedure may appear to go well only to find later that there is no usable data on the disk. Many a Emu EMAX user have lost precious samples trying this. But that said, my MC50mkII seems to work fine with HD disks without any modifications.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-08-2002 at 21:45
Chris Roberts a professional user from Tenerife Spain writes:
Used MC50 since they came out making professional backing trax this is my second as i wore the first 1 out. Problems I find with the machine are the rubber switches inside which dont take a lot of sustained use.to replace the "Enter" button required a whole new board for 1/2 the cost of the machine.Brilliant sequencer though

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Nov-09-2001 at 07:34
sjmojo a professional user writes:
great machine,this platform grew w/ me,b4 i used a old korg sqd1 in 87 then moved to mc500,then mk2 and i bought mc50 in 90,and then this mc50mk2 in 93. fast cpu,8 tracks maybe not enough for today,but u can add and merge 16 different midi ch on a single track,ie.totally 128 tracks.awesome!maybe it got too many hidden functions and multi-propose buttons,also the tiny 2-line lcd,but it never crashed and worked fine on gigs.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jun-06-2001 at 15:02
rigsby a hobbyist user from England writes:
I had the original MC-50 from 1990. This is a legendary early-90s workhorse. I got mine 2nd-hand, and it's inspiring to work with in a typically 'Roland' way. There are many, many functions on this machine: the editing options are immense and it keeps perfect time, no matter what you throw at it (control changes, etc)! Getting a PC was one of the reasons why I sold mine. The other was because it has a proprietary file-format (unlike the MKII from '92) so it has limited use for gigging the material created on your PC. A great machine nonetheless.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Feb-05-2001 at 17:41
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