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Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Feb 1987
A Re-Review Of The Roland MC4 Microcomposer
...But let us not forget what went before. Steve Howell again, on the machine that introduced the world to recording music by punching in a set of numbers. It's still usable today.
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Aug/Sep 1984
The Roland MSQ100 assessed
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1984
Review | One Two Testing, Mar 1984
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1984
E&MM contributor of old, Vince S. Hill, on Roland's DCB-standard digital keyboard recorder.
Review | Music Technology, Jan 1991
Having pioneered the Micro Composer in the '70s, Roland reaffirm the position of the hardware sequencer in 1990 with the MC50. Simon Trask is fatally attracted.
Review | Making Music, Dec 1986
Review | International Musician, Aug 1986
The return of the Microcomposer, featuring Tony Mills
Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1986
This long-awaited successor to Roland's evergreen MSQ700 sequencer offers increased song and note capacity, 'microscopic' editing of every single MIDI command and stores both music and rhythm tracks to 3.5 inch disks. Mark Jenkins fills in the details.
Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1988
With SUPER MRC Software
When Roland's forward-thinking design team made the original MC500 an ‘open’ system, they did users a favour. Built-in obsolescence became less of a fear, provided Roland stuck to their promise of future updates and upgrades. The release of the Super MRC software shows they have. It's available on its own for existing MC500 owners, or packaged with expanded hardware in the guise of the MC500 MkII. Paul Ireson keeps you updated.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1986
A preview of Roland's first software-based digital recorder. As Paul Wiffen reports, it takes over where the MSQ range left off.
Review | One Two Testing, Jul 1984
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1985
MIDI Digital Keyboard Recorder
There are still more computer-shy musicians around than many would have you believe, so for them, this dedicated MIDI sequencer could be just the ticket. Trish McGrath investigates.
Review | Music Technology, Mar 1989
Competing with the flexibility of computer-based recording systems is a problem for a dedicated sequencer, but Roland's latest MC500 software update makes it as competitive as ever. J Eshleman begs for MRC.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1984
Rhythm Composer and Digital Keyboard Recorder
A matching analogue/digital drum-machine and digital keyboard recorder come under the gaze of Dan Goldstein and Geoff Twigg.
We found these other (non-review) articles that are linked to this gear
Feature | Topic: Advertisement Feature | International Musician, Sep 1986
Songwriter/musician Nick Graham gets to grips with the MC500
News | Topic: Advertisement Feature | International Musician, Jun 1986
A new Super-synth, Samples, and more
User Report | Music Technology, Feb 1987
It's been available for well under a year, but already, Roland's latest MicroComposer is establishing itself as something of an industry standard. Steve Howell gives a comprehensive user's eye view...
Feature | Electronic Soundmaker, Oct 1984
The first of our Systems features focusses on making music with the DX7, Jupiter 6, Drumtraks and MSQ700.