Roland MV-8000 PRODUCTION STUDIO
From making beats to sampling and CD-burning, the MV-8000 Production Studio does it all fast. Sample your own sounds or import libraries including Roland S-700, Akai MPC2000/4000, ACID, .WAV and AIFF, then arrange it all using 16 velocity/ aftertouch-sensitive pads and Roland's audio/MIDI sequencer, complete with realtime time stretch. Onboard a selection of COSM effects, mastering tools, a built-in CD-RW drive and USB port.
Self-contained production studio with sampling, sequencing, effects and CD-burning
16 velocity/aftertouch-sensitive pads for programming beats and arranging audio
128MB RAM; expandable to 512MB for 101 minutes of recording (when in mono)
Powerful 136-track sequencer (128 MIDI tracks + 8 stereo audio tracks) with easy software-style operation and realtime timestretch
Large icon-based LCD and realtime control knobs for easy operation
Sampler compatible with a variety of audio formats: Audio CD, .WAV/AIFF, ACID, Akai MPC2000/4000 Series and Roland S-700 Series
Independent reverb, chorus/delay and MFX processors, plus mastering tools
Onboard CD-RW drive, floppy drive 3.5
V-LINK function for controlling Edirol video equipment (sold separately)
Stereo Mic/Line and Phono inputs, plus stereo analog and digital Master outputs
Optional MV8-OP1 adds 6 analog outputs, a digital input and R-BUS port for 8 channels of simultaneous digital output and 2 channels of digital audio input
VGA monitor support and mouse operation planned for 2004
The MV-8000 offers compatibility with some of the biggest formats around, including the ability to import Akai MPC disks via the built-in floppy drive. Users can load Roland S-700 and Akai MPC2000/4000 libraries and.WAV/AIFF files from CD-ROM or via USB transfer, and "rip" audio directly from CD. The MV-8000 also loads ACID files and can automatically calculate the bars and BPM, making it easier to work with loops. Of course, user sampling is also provided, complete with Phono inputs for sampling records.
136 Tracks of Sequencing
The MV-8000's sequencer section boasts integration of audio and MIDI and up to 136 tracks of recording. These include 128 MIDI tracks (with 32-channel operation using external MIDI gear) and eight stereo audio tracks (16 mono) that can be used as a linear recorder. Program beats on the MIDI tracks and combine them with freestyle vocals or acoustic instruments on the audio tracks, including the ability to "punch in" at any time. TheMV-8000 can even sync audio to the sequencer's BPM.
MV8000 is a omplete studio in a box with four dedicated effects processors and an onboard CD-RW drive. The MV-8000 delivers 24-bit Reverb, separate Chorus/Delay and a versatile MFX (multi effects) processor with COSM effects made famous in Roland's V-Studios. These include algorithms like Isolator, Filter, Delay, RSS, Guitar Multi, Vocoder and Microphone Modelingplus vintage effects like Roland's RE-201 Tape Echo, SDD-320 Dimension D Chorus and the SBF-325 Stereo Flanger.
40GB Hard Drive
While audio and samples are played back using the onboard RAM, the MV-8000 can store its sounds and projects to an internal 40GB hard disk. This makes it easy to manage large sound libraries once they've been converted to MV-8000 format; it's also a good way to load sequences quickly before a performance. When connected via USB, the hard drive can be accessed directly from a computer's desktop.
Note that it is not possible to record directly to the hard drive. Recordings are made using the internal RAM and then saved to the hard drive.
By purchasing the optional MV8-OP1 expansion board, users gain six additional analog outputs, a digital input, plus an R-BUS port that can be used to transfer up to eight channels of digital audio to R-BUS equipped V Studios. And with Roland's V-LINK (V-LINK requires the Edirol DV-7PR Digital Video Workstation,sold separately, with software version, 1.50 or higher) technology inside, the MV-8000 can trigger and manipulate video clips when used with optional Edirol video equipment. In 2004, a major upgrade is scheduled that will add VGA monitor support and mouse-based operation.
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