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Roland has kicked off of the Roland MC-909 Drop A Beat Competition. Those with the skillz are encouraged to send their original MC-909 composition to Roland for a chance to win prizes like an Edirol PCR-50 Controller Keyboard. The Drop A Beat Competition started on September 1, 2003 and runs 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 MC-909 workstation is based on a new generation XV synthesis engine with up to 272MB of sampling RAM. This workstation also boasts 800 new Patches, 64 Rhythm Sets and 693 all-new waveforms with SRX expansion, plus a USB port for exchanging samples and sequences with a PC.

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 www.mc909.com/contest

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