Roland MC-202 MicroComposer Analog Synthesizer
The Classic Roland MC-202 (MicroComposer) is a Vintage Monophonic Analog Synthesizer and Music Sequencer released by Roland in 1983. Its Synth is similar to the TB-303 and the SH-101 Synthesizers featuring one Voltage Controlled Oscillator with simultaneous saw and square/pulse-width waveforms. It is a successor to the Microcomposer family of sequencers, including the MC-8. The unit is portable and can be operated from batteries or an external power supply.
The Synthesizer features one VCO with simultaneous saw, square/pulse-width and sub-octave square waveforms. Additionally there is a 24dB Low Pass filter, an LFO and a single ADSR envelope generator.
In terms of circuitry, it is nearly identical to the earlier SH-101 Synthesizer but lacks the noise generator, choice of LFO shapes and modualtion/pitch bend controls. However, unlike the SH-101, it does include a delay on the LFO. The two units also share a design aesthetic in terms of the control layout, casing, lettering, knobs and slider caps.
The MC-202 includes a sequencer that can play back two separate sequences simultaneously. Two sets of CV/Gate connectors on the rear of the unit allow for routing the sequences to external synthesizers.
There are DIN Sync inputs and outputs which allow the unit to synchronise playback, either as master or slave, with other DIN sync-equipped instruments such as the TB-303 or the Roland TR-808. The unit can also generate and sync to Frequency Shift Keying signals from a tape recorder.
This Roland MC-202 is in Excellent Condition and comes with it’s Power Supply.
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