Topo Designs Tech Case
This case happens to be perfectly-sized for getting outta the house with the MC-101. With two main compartments, I can fit the MC-101 in one side and there’s just enough room left for cables, a Pocket Operator, earbuds and spare batteries. If you’re into this, be sure to see my recorder combo that works with this bag, below.
But if you really want a hard case…
Analog Glide Case
Purpose-designed for the Roland MC-101 and TR-6S, these cases are supposed to be pretty nice if you’re looking for something with slightly more protection, or more minimalistic than the Topo Tech Case (but I think that’s the better value, by far). Note, I have not tested this case, but I’ve read enough good reviews of Analog’s cases in-general that’s it’s worth mentioning here.
This stand is perfect to improve the viewing angle of your MC-101 when you’re at a cafe table, on the bus etc. It actually has two angles available, and I find it helpful to have the lower setting when I’m at a high-top bar table or something taller, but mostly I use the larger setting. The low-profile keeps your MC-101 slim, and the grippy feet prevent sliding. (To make the stand fit perfectly flush, some modification is required. I peeled off the two rubber feet at the rear of the device before sticking on the stand.) Also, the black version blends into the MC-101 color scheme pretty amazingly!
Hestya Feet Set
When we angle the 'box, the front pads get little to no contact with the surface. Let's upgrade those front feet with the square black sticky feet from this set. They soak up some of the clacky-ness of loud buttons, and they make this box feel even better. I got this larger set because I use them around the house.
A Perfect Pair?
In the Topo bag, I’ll typically have a spare set of 4x AA batteries, a short 3.5mm patch cable and SD card reader (to get sounds in and out of the ‘101 on the go, from my iPhone/iPad). I also have a Tascam DP-008ex 8-track digital recorder that fits into the other side of the Topo bag. It has phantom power built-in, so you’ve basically got this whole studio-in-a-bag thing going on. Such a cool setup! If you haven’t yet, see the video above!