MATRIXSYNTH: Roland Mc-8 Microcomposer And Mc-8 Interface w/ Extras

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Roland Mc-8 Microcomposer And Mc-8 Interface w/ Extras


via this auction

You can find an unboxing video by peahix for another unit in the listing and previously posted here. Note the seller is not peahix.


"The MicroComposer can accurately adjust various production elements and sound effects of a synthesizer, such as VCO, VCF and other voltage controlled components, which is almost impossible to perform manually by an interpreter. The MC-8 was designed to work with large complex modular synthesizers such as System 700 and System-100M. It could also be used during a live performance to control the lighting using preprogrammed and timed pulses and programmed and preprogrammed voltage levels.

Perfect for those who currently work and compose with analog synthesizers from the 70s.

While only 200 units were sold worldwide, the MC-8 was a revolutionary product. It provided storage for analog sound production variables, synchronization capability for multichannel recording (the time code could be recorded on a spare track), sufficient capacity to record complete compositions, editing capabilities and fast access time. The MC-8 provided eight control voltage outputs and eight gate outputs, as well as a six-bit multiplex output with a seventh special bit reserved for portamento control."

Pics of the schematic below.

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