There are 12 contestants from all corners of the world that will be participating in this year’s Loop Station World Championship. Here are the six remaining contestants and the performances that got them to the finals. Using a Loop Station, each finalist will compete with an original one-man song and will be critiqued by our celebrity judges as well as viewers around the world. More
There are 12 contestants from all corners of the world that will be participating in this year’s Loop Station World Championship. Here are six of the contestants and the videos that got them to the finals. Each finalist will compete by creating a one-man song using a Loop Station and judged by our celebrity judges and the viewers around the world. More
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Top UK drummers battle it out for a chance to represent the UK in the V-Drums World Championship 2013
Last year’s V-Drums World Championship competition attracted hundreds of talented drummers from every corner of the globe. These were narrowed down to 16 finalists who traveled to the World final in Anaheim, California to perform in the renowned House Of Blues club. After a night of spectacular performances the top honor finally went to drummer Baard Kolstad (Norway), who impressed judges not only with his drumming ability but also with his use of the technology available on Roland V-Drums. More
UPDATE: The entry period has ended. Thanks to all who participated. The winner will be announced on or about December 21, 2012.
Enter for a chance to win a JUPITER-50 fully pre-loaded with all the sounds from the JUPITER Synth Legends Volume 1 collection.
With the JUPITER Synth Legends sound collection, Roland is proud to unveil a series of free sound libraries for the JUPITER-80 and JUPITER-50 synthesizers. Featuring all-new Tones, Live Sets, Registrations, and arpeggio patterns, the collection uses the powerful and flexible SuperNATURAL® sound engine to capture the essence of a number of historical synths. The Live Set architecture and multi-effects capabilities of the modern JUPITERs are fully maximized as well, giving players a huge selection of “dream patches” comprised of the most legendary synths ever produced.
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The results are in but if you were following the conversation on Twitter (#vdrumscontest) you probably already know that this year’s V-Drums U.S. National Champion is Pat Kennedy from Manor, TX. The Runner-up is Phillip “PJ” Hill from Milwaukee, WI. Patrick will represent the U.S. at the V-Drums World Championship 2 contest in Frankfurt, Germany in April, 2013. You can still check out their entry videos and bios here. More
The Roland V-Drums World Championship U.S. Finals is only two days away. Meet this year’s finalists and watch the videos that got them here. Tell us what you think about their drumming chops and share with us your contest predictions. Think you can do better? We encourage you to start working on your video for next year’s contest.
Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #vdrumscontest.
U.S. National Finals
Live Performances by Thomas Lang an Johnny Rabb
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Pasic – Austin Convention Center – Exhibit Hall 5 – Austin, TX
- Doors at 6pm
- Event at 7pm
- Free and open to the public
- All ages welcome
Enter for a chance to win a free V-Drums kit an other prizes, or tune in here for the live webcast and follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #vdrumscontest. In the meantime check out these four videos that Roland put together of last year’s event and previous performances by Thomas Lang and Johnny Rabb.
2011 Highlight Reel
Lisa Harriton became the touring keyboardist and back-up vocalist for the Grammy-award winning alternative rock band, The Smashing Pumpkins, in 2007. Harriton appears in the videos for “Tarantula” and “That’s the Way (My Love Is)”. Since her work with the Pumpkins, she has toured/performed with Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) Adam Lambert, Ke$ha and Natalia Kills, opening for the Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, and Bruno Mars. Also a singer/songwriter, Harriton serves up a soulful blend of Alternative Electronic music in her band, “Elle Rae”. Using the Boss RC-300, “Elle Rae” incorporates live looping with her vocals and Roland keyboards. Harriton will release her debut “Elle Rae” EP in Winter of 2013 on Broadstroke Records. She is currently the Chair of the Keyboard Technology department at Musicians Institute, Hollywood.