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At last, the time has come: it is often dark and quiet outside, the peaceful festive season is approaching, and you feel like mixing a well-tempered Christmas song again and winning yummy prizes.
For the 15th time now, we're celebrating the XMAS MIX CONTEST – for everyone who enjoys feastful studio work.

Contest song "Bloody Christmas"

This year's contest song "Bloody Christmas" combines acoustic guitars with heavy drums, spherical keyboards and three-part vocals. As always, the contest song was written and produced by HOFA CEO Jochen Sachse – and this time, all the musicians are from the HOFA team, too.

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!

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

Listen, vote and leave a comment

This is a public contest, so your mix or remix will be heard by fans and music lovers from all over the world. Each and everyone is invited to cast their votes and leave comments.

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Win over €22,000 in cash and prizes!

There will be a main prize of €1,000 donated by HOFA in each of the 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
Audience Awards: 2x beyerdynamic DT 900 PRO X
ADAM Audio A4V pair of monitors
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20x HOFA-College Mix Analysis
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Contest timeline

The contest starts

DEC 1, 2023


Closing date

JAN 31, 2024


Start of jury voting

FEB 1, 2024


End of public voting

FEB 12, 2024


The winners are announced

FEB 15, 2024

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 trigger drums, to master, copy & paste 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 creativity, sound quality, sound design, arrangement and balanced proportions.

See FAQ and contest rules ›

New songs

Andrey Benassi
mix 20 0
mix 8 0
31a Studios Bad Waldsee
mix 28 4
mix 16 0
remix 15 0

New comments

Andrey Benassi about Mix by Nature Studios:

Nice mix mannn, congratsss

Andrey Benassi about Mix by LittleJoe:

Nice mix man!

eliiaaaaaas about Remix by Hirshy:

boaahhhhhhh krank!!!! kannst du mir irgendwie die Datei schicken?

31A-Studio Reutlingen about Mix by 31a Studios Bad Waldsee:

Kranker Mix, weiter So !!

ingo-b about Mix by Candlehood:

…dein Mix gefällt mir aber auch echt gut! Mag es, dass du den Bass mehr gefeatured hast. Bei meinem sind ja die Gitarren etwas dicker, aber eben auf Kosten des Basses. Mag...

ingo-b about Mix by ingo-b:

Vielen Dank :-)

Candlehood about Mix by LittleJoe:

Really like the energy of your mix, well done!

Candlehood about Mix by Candlehood:

Vielen Dank!

Candlehood about Mix by ingo-b:

Schöner Mix, gefällt mir gut!

Romain Keller about Mix by Candlehood:

Cooler Mix :) Gefällt mir wirklich gut