Roland Announces the Verselab MV-1 Production Groovebox | NAMM 2021

Modern hip-hop and pop production can get expensive quickly, with DAWs, plugins, instruments, and hardware machines all competing for your dollar.

Roland's brand-new Verselab MV-1 is looking to give you an easy in, an all-in-one groovebox for beginner producers and vocalists—or established music-makers that want to step away from their computers.

The features, according to Roland, include:

  • Record vocals with modern effects like Auto-Pitch, Harmonizer, and Doubler
  • Curated collection of over 3000 sounds for modern styles
  • 4x4 pads and TR-REC step sequencer for drums, basslines, and melodic parts
  • Songwriting tools and generators get you started and keep you flowing
  • Interface with your smartphone, tablet, or computer for easy file transfer
  • High-quality mixing and mastering effects for pro results
  • Make music on the move with power via a mobile battery or USB
  • Built-in mic and XLR mic input with phantom power
  • Stereo ¼-inch I/O, dual headphones jacks, and MIDI I/O

The 3,000 sounds onboard come courtesy of Roland's Zenbeats app and Zen-Core synthesis system—which includes sounds from drum machines, synths, and effects from Roland's illustrious history, including the TR-808 and Juno synths.

In this Roland video, Blackillac's Zeale makes a full song inside the Verselab MV-1.

Zenbeats is a gateway into Roland's larger Zen-Core universe, which can be used across Roland's new instrument line. So if in time you expand from the Verselab MV-1 to a growing home studio of Roland products, then you'll be able to move easily the sounds and tracks you create within it to other Roland devices.

Check out Roland's video above to hear the Verselab MV-1 in action and find it on Reverb now.

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