Think you have what it takes to be the next hot producer? Who cares? You should explore your musical side, craft some homebrew rhythms and enjoy the ride. This could be the year for you to start building beats, too, because Roland has graciously offered to supply one lucky Engadget reader with an AIRA series TR-8 Rhythm Performer. The classic TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines have been merged to create a more flexible, powerful and colorful addition (or start) to your gear collection. This machine hasn't lost the character of the originals either, providing a faithful recreation of their iconic sounds. With Tap Tempo, continuous Fine and Shuffle adjustments alongside pattern copy and randomization features, your on-the-fly performance can be fluid and fun. If you're a fan of Roland's famous TB-303, which helped define the acid house sound in the '80s, you'll find that it's also been reincarnated as the AIRA TB-3 (more gear for your wishlist). It just takes a few clicks at the Rafflecopter widget below and you get up to three chances at winning this modern music box from one of the most trusted names in the business.
Winner: congratulations to Deepak R. of Folsom, CA!