The Roland MC-8 MicroComposer by the Roland Corporation was introduced in early 1977 at a list price of US$4,795 (¥1,200,000 JPY). It was one of the earliest stand-alone microprocessor-driven CV/Gate music sequencers, following EMS Sequencer 256 in 1971 and New England Digital's ABLE computer (microprocessor) in 1975. Roland called the MC-8 a "computer music composer" and it was considered revolutionary at the time, introducing features such as a keypad to enter note information and 16 kilobytes of random access memory which allowed a maximum sequence length of 5200 notes, a huge step forward from the 8-16 step sequencers at the time. It also allowed the user to allocate multiple pitch CVs to a single Gate channel, creating polyphonic parts within the overall sequence. Due to the high pric

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  • The Roland MC-8 MicroComposer by the Roland Corporation was introduced in early 1977 at a list price of US$4,795 (¥1,200,000 JPY). It was one of the earliest stand-alone microprocessor-driven CV/Gate music sequencers, following EMS Sequencer 256 in 1971 and New England Digital's ABLE computer (microprocessor) in 1975. Roland called the MC-8 a "computer music composer" and it was considered revolutionary at the time, introducing features such as a keypad to enter note information and 16 kilobytes of random access memory which allowed a maximum sequence length of 5200 notes, a huge step forward from the 8-16 step sequencers at the time. It also allowed the user to allocate multiple pitch CVs to a single Gate channel, creating polyphonic parts within the overall sequence. Due to the high price, only 200 units were sold worldwide, but it represented a huge leap forward in music technology. (en)
  • ローランド MC-8 マイクロコンポーザー(ローランド・エムシー・エイト)は、ローランド社が1977年に発売したシンセサイザー用のシーケンサーである。最も初期に発売されたコンピューターCV/Gate制御式のシーケンサーだったため、冨田勲、イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ、ミッキー吉野など先進的な音楽家に利用された。発売当初の価格は120万円と非常に高価であった。 内蔵された標準搭載のメモリーには5400音が記録でき、アナログ式のシーケンサーから飛躍的に記録数が向上した。 (ja)
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  • ローランド MC-8 マイクロコンポーザー(ローランド・エムシー・エイト)は、ローランド社が1977年に発売したシンセサイザー用のシーケンサーである。最も初期に発売されたコンピューターCV/Gate制御式のシーケンサーだったため、冨田勲、イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ、ミッキー吉野など先進的な音楽家に利用された。発売当初の価格は120万円と非常に高価であった。 内蔵された標準搭載のメモリーには5400音が記録でき、アナログ式のシーケンサーから飛躍的に記録数が向上した。 (ja)
  • The Roland MC-8 MicroComposer by the Roland Corporation was introduced in early 1977 at a list price of US$4,795 (¥1,200,000 JPY). It was one of the earliest stand-alone microprocessor-driven CV/Gate music sequencers, following EMS Sequencer 256 in 1971 and New England Digital's ABLE computer (microprocessor) in 1975. Roland called the MC-8 a "computer music composer" and it was considered revolutionary at the time, introducing features such as a keypad to enter note information and 16 kilobytes of random access memory which allowed a maximum sequence length of 5200 notes, a huge step forward from the 8-16 step sequencers at the time. It also allowed the user to allocate multiple pitch CVs to a single Gate channel, creating polyphonic parts within the overall sequence. Due to the high pric (en)
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  • Roland MC-8 Microcomposer (en)
  • ローランド MC-8 (ja)
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