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Win a Roland MX-1



Have you always dreamed of owning a Roland TR-808, 303 or 909? We know we have here at DT and to our mind any studio we built wouldn’t be quite complete without several pieces of Roland’s genre defining pieces of kit.

Whilst we often wax lyrical about the creative exploits of legends from Detroit and Chicago and the movements that accompanied these artists about their contributions to the evolution of electronica as we know it the equipment makers seldom garner the recognition they deserve outside of the industry.

Don’t get us wrong, we’re as happy to discuss the sociological aspects of acid house as much as the next electronic music scholar but we were delighted to see such important technological advances and those behind them get some mainstream recognition. For without these integral pieces of kit, we probably wouldn’t have seen such genres as 80’s Hip Hop, Techno and House come to the forefront in quite such a way, with Acid House in particular coming to be commonly characterized by the trademark squelch of the TB-303.

So it out great pleasure to offer you lovely lot the chance to win a piece of Roland Corporation’s new generation of equipment as we team up to give away a Roland MX-1 Mix Performer which for the uninitiated brings together your synths, drum machines, loops, DAW tracks, and lots more into a single performance-optimized mixing instrument. Combining elements of a mixer, control surface, audio interface, and step-based effector, the MX-1 is designed to be the nerve center of your electronic music rig. It’s a mixer you can play – and so much more. Check it out in action below.

  • 18 channel performance mixer with step-sequenced FX, transport, and tempo control
  • Three kinds of step-sequenced Beat FX (Filter, Side Chain, Slicer) with TR-style buttons
  • Six kinds of Master FX (48 variations) with large performance control knob
  • Beat FX and Master FX can be applied to any or all inputs; Beat FX are per channel
  • Combi mode rhythmically alternates the Master FX using the step-sequencer
  • Four AIRA Link USB ports support audio, MIDI, sync, and bus power (on Port 3) for AIRA gear
  • Mix mode provides six analog, one digital (stereo), four AIRA (stereo) , and two PC channels through mixer and FX
  • External mode provides 18 channels from DAW through mixer and FX (all inputs direct to DAW)
  • Control Surface mode for full DAW control via MIDI
  • DJ-style cue monitoring, quick mutes, and six fader curves per channel
  • Per-channel Tone/Filter knob with ten kinds of EQs, filters, and isolators
  • Transport and tempo control with fine, shuffle, and tap-tempo functions
  • Instantly save and recall complete setups including all FX configurations


We’ve got a Roland Mx-1 to giveaway for one lucky winner!

Closing Date: 31st September 2015


To enter this amazing competition simply give us both a like on Facebook, subscribe to our Youtube Channel and drop us an email at competitions@datatransmission.co.uk with Roland in the subject. It’s as easy as one, two, three!



Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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