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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.

Mix

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.

Remix

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
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The contest starts

01 DEC 2020

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Closing date

31 JAN 2021

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End of user voting

11 FEB 2021

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The winners are announced

15 FEB 2021

About HOFA

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New songs

 
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mix 125 7
 
TRIBAL CHILD
remix 424 12
 
Will
mix 272 6
 
AFX
mix 38 0
 
rapidstone
mix 415 14

New comments

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...

Lukebass about Mix by Lukebass:

Hello, That is fine with me, my e-mail: lukebass@bajka.nl. Next week I Send you an e-mail with more info About my self and my gear, if you send me your e-mail. regards Luke

Philipp Klinger about Remix by lastafara:

Danke nochmals für deinen netten Kommentar bei mir! Also deine Swing Bearbeitung ist ja total super. Ich höre sie leider erst jetzt. Das Piano und die Saxophone animieren voll...

Philipp Klinger about Remix by Philipp Klinger:

Vielen Dank! Ich freu mich total! :-)

lastafara about Remix by Philipp Klinger:

ich gratuliere - dein remix hat mich auch sofort fasziniert! VG & stay safe!

gemini18 about Mix by Soundmopi:

sounds good!

Default Orchestra about Remix by Gabriel Geppert:

👌🏻👌🏻

Dimitriy Pavlovskiy about Mix by Dimitriy Pavlovskiy:

Thanks ;)

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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