Join the HOFA XMAS MIX CONTEST!
It is this time of the year again: the annual HOFA XMAS MIX CONTEST has begun on Dec 1! For the 14th time now, we are organizing this mixing and remixing contest for all those who want to spend some quality time in their home studio.
Contest song "Down on Earth It's Christmas Time"
This year's Xmas Song features a Dobro guitar, Fender Rhodes, lap steel and a drum set from the 1940s. Like two years ago, we invited David Readman to perform the lead vocals. The contest song was written and produced by HOFA CEO Jochen Sachse. Here you can find the mixing tutorial where you can see how the tracks were processed in his mix.
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!
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!
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Win over €25,000 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!
The contest starts
DEC 1, 2022
JAN 31, 2023
Start of jury voting
FEB 1, 2023
End of public voting
FEB 12, 2023
The winners are announced
FEB 15, 2023
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, 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.
Bravo Kilian, wirklich klasse Arbeit, rhythmisch und harmonisch spannend und sehr unterhaltsam arrangiert! Absolut beeindruckend, auch wenn du ein klein wenig viele Effekte...
Thank you so much. I'll be surprised about the rest
top mix. Top three-dimensionality from the drums. I'd be surprised if you didn't win anything. Much luck
Thanks so much!!
Hello story of the lie, thank you for your positive feedback!
I love the changes you made! It's like a whole new song even though it has the same lyrics! https://hofa-contest.com/user/profile/13993
Thanks! Very much appreciated!
Thanks, and yes I agree I'm pushing the envelope pretty far!
An epic journey with many nice surprises! https://hofa-contest.com/user/profile/13993
Beautifully twisted vocals! https://hofa-contest.com/user/profile/13993