Using a Roland MC-303 Groovebox with Live



I got Ableton Live 9 on a Mac with a Firefox UCX Audio Interface. Is it possible to connect a Roland MC-303 Groovebox to Live and transmit MIDI from the Groovebox to Live as an External Instrument? Would I be able that way to transfer Synth patterns or drum machine loops from the Groovebox to Live via a MIDI connection through the Audio Interface?

Many thanks!


vasco_pereira 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Near Earth Object
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    Not sure if that will work. Theoretically, you should be able to let the groovebox send midi signals into Live. But why not make Live control the groovebox via midi and record it back into Live?
    You will never get the variety of options you have in Live for midi editing, compared to that groovebox.

    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • audiophone
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    hi, of course, you can use roland mc303 as external instrument as

    - synth

    - drum machine


    You must create a preset

    Drum Rack + External instrument (configure midi out , channels and inputs)

    Instrument Rack + External instrument (configure midi out, channels and inputs)


    check my video, in this video i configured the roland: / spxluz6BHEw


    1 year ago | 0 comments

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