MATRIXSYNTH: Roland MC-202 MicroComposer, Analog Synth Sequencer SN 340400

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Roland MC-202 MicroComposer, Analog Synth Sequencer SN 340400

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The blue buttons appear to have gone green. Give it an interesting look.

"Great little analog synth with built in sequencer, it's basically a SH-101 synth but it has a sequencer that can add accent and slide (just like an TB-303).
All pots and sliders work fine with no crackle or problems apart from the square wave slider on the source mixer, the sound doesn't begin to fade in until the slider is moved about 20% of its length. It's not really been a problem for me but I thought it needed to be mentioned.
All keys and buttons work perfectly.
Battery compartment clean.

2 channel Sequencer
Plays both the internal synth and also an external synth via CV and gate out using one channel while at the same time playing a second external synth with a totally different sequence using the external CV and gate outputs.

Tape Save/Load
Even though most users might consider the Tape in/out a bit redundant I think it is very useful as sequences can be saved/loaded using a sampler or audio channel from a DAW instead of tape, just record the data as audio and you can build a library of acid lines to load in seconds.

Sync In/Out
One Roland sync input and two sync outputs will allow the MC-202 to clock from an external device while it sends clock to two other devices

CV/Gate in
Play the internal synth and record realtime sequences using a full size keyboard

CV/Gate Out X 2
Play both Sequencer parts on external synths"

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