Join the 15th HOFA XMAS MIX CONTEST!
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!
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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!
The contest starts
DEC 1, 2023
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.
Many thanks soundleo
Gongrats Ramm!!Very well balance Mix!
Thank You ! this is priceless.
With you be may the force Master Kilian! Happy i am with;) RS007
Congrats to your price! Absolutely deserved! I would have given you the first price!
Thank you very much
Thank you so much for the feedback on my mix. This is as good as winning a prize. I am looking forward to the next contest.
Congratulations for getting first prize! This is a very nice mix!
Thanks so much, HOFA, for your in-depth feedback, and for your contests Can't wait the next one Cheers Andrei