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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 12th 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 "Christmas Blind"

As every year, the contest song was written by HOFA CEO Jochen Sachse. This year, though, he brought the platinum awarded hard rock specialist Dennis Ward on board as producer and mixing engineer – for a reason: the song is a pretty heavy rock track!

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 Steinberg, Neumann, Sennheiser, Native Instruments, Shure, ADAM Audio, Novation, Toontrack, Sommer Cable, Reveal Sound, König & Meyer and HOFA.

Taking part is worth it!

100 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 2020


Closing date

31 JAN 2021


End of user voting

11 FEB 2021


The winners are announced

15 FEB 2021

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New comments

HelosBonos about Remix by Mario_SPA_AUDIO:

Really digging a lot of the sounds in this one. But your kick seems a bit too loud.

Mario_SPA_AUDIO about Remix by Mario_SPA_AUDIO:

Danke. Ja war aus nem multi Effekt Gerät ausversehen mit nem Spreader drauf. War so nicht gewollt. Danke für den Hinweis. Hatte es nicht mehr angehört gehabt 😁

HelosBonos about Remix by DoctorD:

Totally digging the White Zombie Hellcaster Deluxe vibes!

goatofneptune about Remix by Mario_SPA_AUDIO:

hey, du hast den Kachelhall ausgewechselt :) jetzt klingst mehr aus einem Guss. man könnte noch ein wenig mehr die Präsenz pushen und den Sänger etwas mehr nach vorn holen,...

goatofneptune about Remix by Gargo:

a very dark, non-commercial interpretation, I think it works. Thanks for stepping off the mainstream and doing something different.

goatofneptune about Remix by Mgnetic:

Hai Mgnetic, aus einer 90 bpm-Nummer einen four-on-the-flor zu machen, ist schwierig. Das merkt man auch an deiner Nummer. Instrumentierung, Spannungsaufbau ist alles...

trager88 about Mix by trager88:

You're welcome, the key is listening and listening and listening to everything you can, Good Luck

trager88 about Mix by MiroWolf:

Unglaubliches Intro, es funktioniert gut mit dem Song. +1

goatofneptune about Remix by goatofneptune:

Danke dir für den Austausch. technisch ist timestrectch schon auf nem hohen niveau, ableton hat da ja diverse modi eingebaut, bei gesang geht aber trotzdem oft schwierig, das...

trager88 about Mix by Kostas Platakis:

Toll klingende Gitarre +1

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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