Roland debut the Verselab MV-1 all-in-one workstation

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Roland debut the Verselab MV-1 all-in-one workstation

Words by Will Brewster

No computer needed.

To kick off their slew of product announcements in the absence of NAMM this year, Roland have took to their socials today to unveil the Verselab MV-1: an all-in-one workstation that promises a zippy workflow and a stack of onboard content to sculpt your productions.

Combining a TR step sequencer with 16 MPC-style pads, the Verselab MV-1 offers both drum and melodic sequencing, with more than 3000 ZENcore drum, bass, lead and pad sounds included.

Users can stack up to four drum tracks, with the first three being dedicated to kick, snare and hi-hat and the fourth being allocated to the MPC-style drum pads for further programming.

For melodic tracks, users can layer a single bass track, two instrument tracks and an audio track designed for recording vocals or other audio sources, which can be recorded via the inbuilt microphone or an external model of your choice. There’s also a handful of effects like auto-pitch, harmoniser, radio and doubler to help colour your recordings should you please.

The Verselab MV-1 is bundled with a swathe of templates and pattern generators to assist in formulating ideas, while an intuitive Workflow strip offers an end-to-end approach to production – including mixing and mastering – for a surprisingly versatile all-in-one unit.

Roland’s Verselab MV-1 also features MIDI I/O, dual headphone jacks, stereo 1/4″ inputs and outputs and can be powered by USB or battery power, resulting in a truly portable approach to beat production.

Hear the unit in action below, and keep your ear to the ground for more details on the Verselab MV-1’s availability in the coming months.

Head to Roland’s Australian webpage for more details.