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It is this time of the year again: the annual HOFA XMAS MIX CONTEST will begin on December 1st! For the 13th time now, we are organizing this mixing and remixing contest for all those who want to spend some quality time in their home studio.

The song “You & Me & Them”

As every year, the contest song was written by HOFA CEO Jochen Sachse. The genre will surprise you again ;-)

Win amazing prizes

This year there will be prize money of €1,000 twice – for the best mix and for the best remix of our contest song – and also attractive special prizes from our sponsors.

Taking part is worth it!

50 mix analyses are raffled from all uploaded songs. This analysis gives you a feedback to your mix and points out strenghts and weaknesses – that alone makes your work worthwhile!

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 2021


Closing date

31 JAN 2022


End of user voting

10 FEB 2022


The jury voting begins

11 FEB 2022


The winners are announced

16 FEB 2022

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Over €20,000 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!

Main Prizes: 2x €1,000
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KORG opsix FM Synthesizer
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200x €20 HOFA voucher (College, Plugins, Akustik)
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