The Drop A Beat Competition is scheduled to run from September 1, 2003 until October 31, 2003. Entrants must submit a 2-5 minute composition that uses the MC-909 Sampling Groovebox exclusively. Any style will be accepted, and participants can even upload an MP3 right to the www.MC-909.com website.
The winners will be announced by November 10, 2003. The grand prize winner will receive an Edirol PCR-50 Controller Keyboard; second place will receive an SRX-Series Wave Expansion Board of their choice; and third place will receive a MC-909 Groove Bag from Roland Corporation U.S. All three winning entries will be posted on the MC-909 website following the contest.
The popular MC-909 workstation is Roland's answer to the demands of serious producers who want a workstation that seamlessly integrates audio and MIDI. Based on a new generation XV synthesis engine with up to 272MB of sampling RAM, the MC-909 has evolved beyond the original concept of a Groovebox. This professional workstation also boasts 800 new Patches, 64 Rhythm Sets and 693 all-new waveforms with SRX expansion. And with professional sequencing, onboard effects, mastering tools and an ultra-intuitive interface?plus a USB port for exchanging samples and sequences with a PC?the MC-909 is all producers need to take their music from conception to completion.
This competition is open to all United States residents.
Cassette tape, CD, ZIP disk or DAT tape submissions should be sent to:
Roland Corporation, US
5100 S. Eastern Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90040
ATTN: Roland MC-909 Drop A Beat Competition
MP3 submissions can be uploaded at