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Join the HOFA XMAS MIX CONTEST!

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.

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

Founded more than 30 years ago as a recording studio, HOFA divided into the following areas of music production and audio engineering:

HOFA-College
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HOFA-Akustik
The patent remedy for optimum room acoustics – learn more ›

HOFA-Plugins
Intelligent audio plugins for PC & Mac – learn more ›

HOFA-Media
The best choice for your CD & vinyl duplication – learn more ›

HOFA-Studios
Recording, mixing & mastering studios – learn more ›

New songs

 
kallekoo
mix 5 2
 
Saptezsapte
mix 15 0
 
Wolfi Vrecar . Studio54
mix 28 1
 
Tshock
mix 14 0
 
AndreasTyr
mix 32 2

New comments

Christoph_K about Remix by Christoph_K:

Ja, die sind mittlerweile günstig zu haben :)

Espinha about Mix by Jorge :

Awesome mix, very well balanced, great tone, great dynamics, top mix!!!

Viking Wolf about Remix by Marco Herbert:

Klasse gemacht. ;-)

Viking Wolf about Remix by Fleischeimer:

Super gemacht.:-)

Blue in Green about Mix by trager88:

nice dynamic mix. sounds very three-dimensional and very different from the other mixes I listened too. +1

gitarrentonschmied about Mix by gitarrentonschmied:

Thanx !

Mario_SPA_AUDIO about Remix by Mario_SPA_AUDIO:

Vielen Dank.

Dhinstroke about Remix by Mario_SPA_AUDIO:

Ja das groovt gewaltig gut, gefällt mir und ein 100 %iges Vote.

SoundRite about Mix by trager88:

This is a really well balanced and just a good all-around mix. I personally like a little less kick, but that's just me or my monitors.

Alexander Stammer about Mix by Alexander Stammer:

Vielen Dank

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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