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Roland MV-8000 Production Studio

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The Roland MV-8000 Production Studio puts the ideal suite of tools for groove-making, sampling, and CD-burning in an elegant, integrated package. Sample your own sounds or import Roland, Akai, ACID an... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Roland MV-8000 Production Studio puts the ideal suite of tools for groove-making, sampling, and CD-burning in an elegant, integrated package. Sample your own sounds or import Roland, Akai, ACID and WAV libraries, then arrange it all using 16 touch-sensitive pads and Roland's most powerful audio/MIDI sequencer. With professional COSM effects, mastering tools, CD-RW drive, and USB port, you've got the ultimate studio for today's producers. Quickly turn raw samples into songs. Up to 101 minutes of sampling and compatibility with a wide range of audio formats.

Record up to 128 MIDI and 8 audio tracks, apply effects, and burn CDs. Loads sample libraries ranging from Roland and Akai to WAV and ACID formats, all with just a few simple commands. Then it's just a matter of tapping in some beats, arranging the song, and adding effects before burning it all to an audio CD.

136 tracks of sequencing.

The sequencer section boasts total integration of audio and MIDI and up to 136 tracks of recording. These include 128 MIDI tracks (with 32-channel operation) and 8 stereo audio tracks (16 mono) that can be used like a linear recorder. You can program beats on the MIDI tracks and combine them with freestyle vocals or acoustic instruments on the audio tracks, with the ability to 'punch in' at any time.

Sync audio to the sequencer's BPM

16 large drum pads let you program beats and trigger audio phrases. The pads are both velocity- and aftertouch-sensitive for maximum expression, and when combined with the large, graphic LCD and realtime control knobs, make sequencing more natural and spontaneous.

Compatible with some of the biggest formats around, you can import Akai MPC disks via the built-in floppy drive. Users can also load Roland
S-700 Series libraries and WAV/AIFF discs from CD-ROM or via USB transfer, and rip audio directly from CD. It can also load ACID files and automatically calculate the bars and BPM, making it easier to work with loops. User sampling is also provided complete with phono inputs for sampling records.

4 dedicated effects processors

They include 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 guitar amp modeling, microphone and speaker modeling, plus unique tools like Lo-Fi and Slicer. A Mastering Tool Kit offers everything needed to sweeten up mixes before going to CD.

Massive 40GB Hard Drive

While audio and samples are played back using the onboard sample 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 have been converted to MV-8000 format. It's also a great way to load sequences quickly during performance. When connected via USB, the hard drive can be accessed directly from a computer's desktop.

Options Galore

By purchasing the optional MV8-OP1 expansion card, users gain 6 additional analog outputs, a digital input, plus an R-BUS port that can be used to transfer up to 8 channels of digital audio to R-BUS equipped V-Studios or to ADAT-compatible devices using the optional DIF-AT Interface Box. And with Roland's V-LINK technology inside, the MV-8000 can be used to trigger and manipulate video clips when used with optional video equipment from Edirol. So when it comes to sampling studios, don't settle for second best. Get the Roland MV-8000.


  • Self-contained production studio with sampling, sequencing, effects, and CD-burning
  • Powerful 136-track sequencer (128 MIDI + 8 stereo audio) with realtime time stretch
  • 16 velocity/aftertouch-sensitive pads, large LCD display and realtime control knobs
  • 128MB RAM; expandable to 512MB or 101 minutes of recording (when in mono)
  • 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 CDRW drive, 3.5 in. floppy drive, and 40GB internal hard drive
  • Stereo Mic/Line and Phono inputs, plus stereo analog and digital Master outputs
  • 6 additional individual audio outputs with optional MV-OP-1 expansion
  • Direct VGA monitor support and mouse operation
  • V-LINK function for controlling Edirol video equipment (sold separately)
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RolandMV-8000 Production Studio

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Roland MV-8000 won me over...

By A. Brassoul

from Durham, NC

Comments about Roland MV-8000 Production Studio:

The MV-8000 with the Version 3 OS now includes Pattern Mode, allowing for pattern-based sequencing like the Akai MPC-4000. With this addition, along with the included analog modeling bass, the included sounds, and the ability to read various formats (including AKAI), it has surpassed the 4000. The only feature it lacks is SMPTE, but I can sync with MTC. I was going to buy the MPC-4000, but after using the MV-8000 for a day, I will be purchasing it in the near future.


putting a idea down!


from Undisclosed

Comments about Roland MV-8000 Production Studio:

I have produced many of tracks, but flexibility and bpm sync on the machine makes using phrases and patches and creating a unique sound is at the snap of your fingers,,, I run tracks into pro tools, and the 40 gig drive actually helps if you want to record a chorus as a sample,, and blah blah blah,, its a monster sampler... grade A



By Plan 'B'

from New Haven, Conn

Comments about Roland MV-8000 Production Studio:

The best of both worlds!I like the time stretch, chop, bpm sync,quick edit and everything is right there, it took me a minute to learn some things but once I did it's real easy and quick to put your ideas together,soI don't spend time tryin to figure out how to, in other words my ideas are executed immediately!


Pretty Good

By Musicmann

from Oklahoma City, OK

Comments about Roland MV-8000 Production Studio:

I just recently purchased the MV, it is a very good all in one work station with everything you need to make things happen right in front of you but wit me being a beginner at this i thought the mv was a lil too complicated, it takes you a while to figure out what does what. On another note the sounds are great some of the cleanest i've heard, and with time stretching it makes vocals easy to be adjusted. I must say i like the MV but i just wish it was a lil more user friendly.


MPC KIller

By Teacee

from Midwest

Comments about Roland MV-8000 Production Studio:

This production studio is a tool that can be the center of your production. If you are a heavy sample user or not, this machine does it all. I use it with Logic reasons, or cubase and for all my sample needs. I have a 20" Monitor attached to it, so you have the same feel as working on the computer. No crashing or freeze ups. Itcould be a little faster saving and loading, but other then that well worth every penny, and then some.


This here is the TRUTH!

By Fat Boi

from Arizona

Comments about Roland MV-8000 Production Studio:

This here is the TRUTH, I just bought it and have been in love since she booted up. I have used MPC's and they do have a cult following, but for value, function, quality and just a bad boy. This is it, look no further, and with the price cut at QC you can't lose. Buy this or a MPC 1000? Yeah right thats what i thought. Move up to the big leagues. BUY IT!


The Best All In One Drum Machine

By Scott

from Grand Cayman

Comments about Roland MV-8000 Production Studio:

the Roland MV8000 is simply hands down the best drum machine on the market none of the Akai Drum Machines can compare to the amazing features the roland has to offer trust me no one that i have ever met has regreted buying it and once you get on it u never want to see another MPC again

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