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Any Roland MC4 users here?

Postby harry » Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:23 pm

Hello!

I was wondering if there were any MC4 users on the forum?
If so, would anyone be willing to share some of their working knowledge of the machine?
I've figured out a few things, but it seems that the manual is incomplete in a few ways.

For instance, how do you 'repeat' instead of 'copying' (to save memory)

I'd be willing to pay someone for their time if they could demonstrate certain things on the machine..
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Re: Any Roland MC4 users here?

Postby NYMo » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:39 pm

Hi Harry,

I had a 4b for a while about 5 years ago.

But I'm sorry, I can't remember a damn thing about it without the manual.

Dave ( from Innerclock Systems) is the guru in Sydney.
There is a also a guy near Geelong who is expert too..but I can't remember his name ..sorry !
But start with Dave.

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Re: Any Roland MC4 users here?

Postby harry » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:30 pm

Hey Nymo!

I totally know what you mean.. i spent a few weeks learning the machine (one command at a time), made a couple songs with it, and 2 months later, i've forgotten everything..

Just need to figure out a few things, i think it could be quick to program with the use of a cv keyboard, and clever use of the copy / paste functions..

I'll email Dave, hopefully he is willing to have a chat about the machine..

...now i just have to find a OP8m or OP8...

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Re: Any Roland MC4 users here?

Postby NYMo » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:01 pm

Yeah Harry..a cv keyboard takes half the time.

I just can't remember about copy though..I'm sure it can be done.
After a while, I started putting random numbers in to see what would come out.
I don't think I ever did one track with it ( except for a demo ).
It's not the most productive piece of gear out there..although heaps of people seem to revere it !

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Re: Any Roland MC4 users here?

Postby harry » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:56 pm

So,

No 'current' MC4 users here?

..it's lonely in MC4 land..
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Re: Any Roland MC4 users here?

Postby NYMo » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:39 am

Steve Williams in Melb..used to play with Pseudos and Real Life..he is programming with one right now !( true)

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Re: Any Roland MC4 users here?

Postby harry » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:32 am

Haha,

Far out..
Steve sold me my first synth (sampler) the then state of the art "Emu e64".
$3000 was a lot of money to a kid in 1998...

nymo, I don't suppose you could p'm his email address to me (or failing that, ask him if I could email him regarding the Mc4?) I would be eternally grateful..

Love this forum :)
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Re: Any Roland MC4 users here?

Postby NYMo » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:19 am

Pm'd :)

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Re: Any Roland MC4 users here?

Postby harry » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:45 pm

You're the best Nymo.

We'll have to catch up if you ever make it Melbourne.

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