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Average rating: 3.7 out of 5
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Alain a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I bought the MC 307 1 week ago, it's exactly what I needed, good old sounds, tons of patterns to be inspired and nice deisgn. About the sequencer, nothing can be as good as a software sequencer so, for me it's not very useful. Nice effects. You still have to work on the sound in order to get to what you want. Excellent for the price, i like it.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-28-2000 at 13:39
nathan womack from Minneapolis, MN writes:
I must be honest… I posted one of the highest scores on this machine and I regret the review I gave it. I posted it the first week I got the 307 and since, I returned it for a RM1X. The outcome? I perfer the Yamaha. The problem I found with the 307 is not really the sounds, but the sound of the machine itself. You can really tell which one has a better sequencer. The 307 feels cheap compared to the Yamaha. I can always get additional Roland sounds from one of there synths. The "turntable emulation" is the only thing that I miss and I am sure that I will find a way to effectively work around that… tap tempo is going to have to be my best friend for now.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-13-2000 at 11:43
miky from romania writes:
i read all previous comments and i am pretty sad first of all nobody told anything about the synthesiser section which is in fact a jv-1080 packed into a mc!!!!!you have four tones creating a pach,with controls assigned to every parameter you could ever dream so you can really create your own sounds and be original , not just only apply cuttof and resonance to an ordinary pcm like on another machines...advice-buy it,be innovative and spend more than 1 hour with it...

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-13-2000 at 05:19
moose from UK writes:
Right Chaps,

Tested this thing yesterday and was not really that impressed. Yup pitch controller is good conceptually... BUT SOME HOT NEWS... Red Sound (talked to good ol Red and bugged him for the news - he didn't say outright but hinted that they...) are developing a pitch controller which sends out a midi clock so you can SYNCH ANY piece of midi kit using that good ol' pitcher and I bet it is 50 times better than the Roland pitch controller.

The patterns might be useful but limited if, like me, you only play a few particular styles. As always good sounds, but the best sounds are those which you have seriously tinkered with or nicked from your vinyl collection to be any good - i.e. you should look to sample them.

I would have thought the Quasimidi is better at creating drums...

I also find these Roland gadgets a bit bloody frustrating because it is a load of button pushing... don't you want to actually "play" that drum loop into the machine?

Oh well, I think the MPC2000XL would be a better piece of kit (have only tested that but will be buying soon) - you will take longer to learn it, but you can add on modules galore and use a keyboard to control/play into it.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jun-08-2000 at 12:24
Det0nator a part-time user from Canada writes:
I rented one and used it to try syncing my gear in a live pa/dj use. hooked up a korg er-1 and an ea-1. also used a yamaha rm1x together with it. as a dj i find the pitch bend to be way too sensative. the pitch control is not consistant it doesnt go in smooth steps like on a denon or pioneer dj cd player. for the price i found it to be too limiting but at the time it was the only device i could find that would sync my equipment and let me pitch bend. the sounds lick. i looked in the manual to see if there is an option to change the pitch bend range. couldnt find anything.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-06-2000 at 16:34
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