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The Winners Have Been Chosen

The jury listened to, analyzed and compared more than 1250 contest entries (anonymously, of course) until it was finally settled who would win this year’s prizes for the best mix and the best remix of the contest song “Christmas Blind”.

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Terms and Conditions

Participation in the HOFA XMAS MIX CONTEST is free of charge. All you need is a DAW and fun mixing and remixing.


You are allowed to master, reamp, trigger the drums, copy & paste and pitch or even remove individual elements. For the sake of fairness it’s not allowed to add new tracks or to change tempo, pitch or structure of the song.
The jury is looking for harmonious sound characteristics with balanced levels that fits in the genre, a well-defined spatial depth and a natural overall sound.


Your options for the remix are endless: use those tracks of the download you want and add whatever you like. Nothing’s forbidden – but of course the song should still be recognisable and “radio-compatible” :) Let your creativity run wild!
When rating the remix, the jury pays attention to sound quality, sound design, arrangement and balanced proportions.

Contest timeline

The contest starts

01 DEC 2020


Closing date

31 JAN 2021


End of user voting

11 FEB 2021


The winners are announced

15 FEB 2021

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Scott Yahney about Remix by Scott Yahney:

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rsimolla about Remix by Scott Yahney:

You know rock, man! I would like to keep on touch with you... are you have interest in this? about Mix by

Thank you very much for the analysis and actually for one of the prices. These are very valuable insights for me. If I may ask, what intrigued you about my mix, that I got from...

Audio Versatil about Mix by Audio Versatil:

Thank's for the feedback.

aaronnarace about Mix by aaronnarace:

Thank you for the review!!!! It was awesome!!!😎😎

Montag about Mix by Montag:

Vielen Dank für die ausführliche und hilfreiche Analyse, ich werde versuchen die angeführten Punkte in meinen nächsten Projekten umzusetzen. Liebe Grüße Montag

Daedalus about Mix by Daedalus:

Thanks for the analysis; super helpful! I can see what you mean about the lows and mids. Sometimes I get afraid of my mixes being too muddy and I end up overdoing the scooping...

Klangform about Mix by Klangform:

Viele Dank fürs ausführliche Feedback, kann ich alles voll und ganz nachvollziehen und höre es nun mit etwas zeitlichem Abstand zur Mischung genauso :)

Mark 1964 about Mix by Mark 1964:

Danke für eure Mixanalyse. Mal sehen was ich davon umsetzen kann- Alles Anfang ist schwer. Lieben Gruß Mark

Jan Eric about Mix by Jan Eric:

Hi, sorry for the ridiculously late Response. Thanks for commenting man. I felt the Reference was way too clean so i tried to bring out some Dirt. Now that i hear this again, i...

Over €15,000 in Cash and Prizes!

There will be a main prize donated by HOFA in each of categories "mix" and "remix". In addition, a lot of attractive special prizes will be awarded – we are very happy about the support from our sponsors!

2x 1000 € main prize
Steinberg AXR4U
Native Instruments Komplete 13
Neumann KH 120 (pair)
Steinberg Cubase 11 PRO
Sennheiser HD-300 Pro
Toontrack Superior Drummer incl. SDX
Adam T5V Monitor (pair)
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2
Novation Launchpad X
SHURE MV7 podcast microphone
König & Meyer Monitor table stands (pair)
AKG P420 Condenser microphone
Steinberg UR22C recording pack
Mix of Sommer Cable studio cables
Reveal Sound Spire
2x König & Meyer microphone stand
100x HOFA mix analysis
200x 20 € HOFA voucher (College, Plugins, Akustik)
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