6x €500 main prize
The winner in each of the 6 main categories will receive €500 prize money. The main prize is donated by HOFA.
KOMPLETE 13 ULTIMATE Collector's Edition (RRP: €1,599)
Flagship synths, immersive platforms, unique sampled instruments and sounds for any genre, production or performance. The KOMPLETE 13 ULTIMATE Collector's Edition includes just about every Native product ever released in one incredibly versatile toolkit. It also contains the new products GUITAR RIG 6 PRO, SUPER 8, NOIRE and much more.
MASCHINE MIKRO (RRP: €249)
MASCHINE MIKRO is a flexible and compact hardware/software instrument that lets you make beats, play melodies, and build entire tracks – in the studio or on the go. MASCHINE MIKRO also comes with a variety of sounds, instruments and effects for every style of music. And the included software gives you all the tools you need to bring your creative ideas to life.
UR-RT4 (RRP: €649)
The UR-RT4 is a premium USB 2.0 audio and MIDI interface for PC, Mac and iOS with six inputs, four outputs and MIDI in and out. Added to the high-quality D-PRE preamps, the inclusion of switchable Rupert Neve Designs transformers on the front inputs adds exceptional musicality, expressiveness and rich harmonics, delivering the most professional sound for your music projects.
Cubase 11 Pro (RRP: €582)
Cubase is one of the most powerful software programs for music production. It offers countless creative features that let you produce any kind of music. Cubase also contains fantastic virtual instruments, effects and thousands of sounds. Whether you're a professional producer or just starting out, Cubase has everything you need to turn your ideas into music.
Absolute 4 Collection (RRP: €499)
First-class acoustic sample libraries for orchestra, strings and pianos, granular, wavetable and virtual analog synthesizers, drums, percussion and beats. Absolute 4 is a huge collection of creative instruments with over 100 GB of sound content for every kind of music production. It also includes the popular sound creation tools HALion 6 and Groove Agent 5.
KH 80 DSP Pair of Monitors (RRP: €950)
The KH 80 DSP is a powerful, compact near-field monitor with superb impulse response and resolution. The monitors provide an exceptional low end and transient response from 57 to 21 kHz. With its digital core, the KH 80 DSP enables filtering functions and room adjustment options, which brings reference level reproduction to any environment. Even with its compact design, it has extraordinary reserve capacity - as well as the classic strengths of the Neumann monitor philosophy: clearly defined dispersion angle, distortion-free design and sophisticated material selection.
Melodyne 5 Studio (RRP: €699)
Celemony Melodyne is one of the most popular pitch and timing correction softwares on the market for professional editing of vocals, choirs, instruments of any kind and samples. The software grants you unrivaled access to all the musical details in your recordings and samples – note by note. With its intelligent correction functions and easy-to-use musical tools, Melodyne brings out the best in your recordings.
ROCKSTER AIR Bluetooth Speaker (RRP: €599.99)
The ROCKSTER AIR is a portable XL Bluetooth speaker with an integrated high-performance battery, powerful enough to be used in large rooms and areas. The high SPL of 112 dB and the wide dispersion pattern guarantee a powerful and thrilling sound everywhere. In addition to an integrated 4-channel mixer with tone control, the speaker offers countless connection options such as microphones, instruments and other sound devices.
C451 B Condenser Microphone (Limited 65th Anniversary Edition) (RRP: €599)
The C451 B is an updated rerun of AKG's legendary C 451 EB + CK1 condenser microphone and the perfect choice for any application where sounds, particularly their transient content, need to be captured with maximum accuracy. Owing to its extremely light diaphragm, the microphone is highly insensitive to handling noise. The limited edition for AKG's 65th anniversary, which is no longer available, shines with its special titanium finish and comes with a microphone clamp, windscreen and individual frequency curve.
SPL Phonitor One d Headphone Amplifier (RRP: €599)
The SPL Phonitor One d is an extremely powerful and low noise headphone amplifier for studio and hi-fi applications with a 32-bit DA-converter and outstanding sound quality. With the innovative crossfeed function (Phonitor Matrix), you can create mixes with headphones that sound the same on speakers.
Superior Drummer (RRP: €379)
The idea with Superior Drummer 3 is to let you step into a virtual studio with the best possible raw material and mix options at your disposal to create drum sounds in an environment where only your imagination sets the limits. Combining the creative power of the sounds, the ambiences and the extensive set of features, Superior Drummer 3 is more than just a drum sampler – it’s a bottomless well of creativity. It bridges the gap between acoustic and electronic and lets you venture off into completely new sonic landscapes. This is the definitive tool for percussive sound design.
Legacy of Rock SDX (RRP: €159)
The SDX gives you a massive amount of raw sounds, ready for you to mold and shape into your own mixes within the powerful framework of Superior Drummer 3. Meticulously captured drums, recorded by one of the most iconic recording engineers/mixers/producers in rock history: Eddie Kramer. Pristine, world-class and executed with utmost craftsmanship.
T8V Pair of Monitors (RRP: €518)
The T8V is a two-way nearfield monitor and optimized for small control rooms. Powered with a 70 W Class D amplifier for the woofer and a 20 W Class D amplifier for the U-ART tweeter, the T8V produces SPLs of up to 118 dB per pair. Excellent acoustic characteristics and small dimensions make this studio monitor perfectly suited for use in music and video production.
SM7B Studio Microphone (RRP: €385)
The SHURE SM7B is a versatile dynamic studio microphone known for its natural, smooth and warm vocal reproduction that immediately catches the listener's attention. The wide-range and linear frequency response (50 - 20,000 Hz) of the SM7B makes it also perfect for recording instruments of any kind.
Ableton Live 11 Standard (RRP: €349)
Ableton Live 11 Standard is a highly versatile DAW that impresses with extensive features. Thanks to its intuitive design, both advanced users and beginners will quickly find their way around the interface and can immediately start producing, composing, mixing, performing and editing. Key features include unlimited audio and MIDI tracks as well as scenes, comping, complex warp modes, audio slicing, 1,800+ sounds (10+ GB), 6 software instruments, 36 audio effects, 13 MIDI effects and much more. Ableton Live 11 is an extremely versatile DAW for ambitious musicians and producers with high demands!
Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 Audio Interface (RRP: €209)
Sitting on the desks of more musicians and producers than any other, the Scarlett range of audio interfaces means studio-quality sound for all your instruments. With two preamps, four line-ins and four balanced outs, the Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 provides plenty of options to connect your whole studio setup.
Soundtoys 5 Bundle (RRP: €289)
With Soundtoys 5 you get the entire range of audio effects for creative music production and mixing in one powerful collection. The bundle includes all 21 Soundtoys plugins, such as Decapitator, EchoBoy, Little AlterBoy, FilterFreak and many more. An effective and great-sounding bundle that finds a place in every production.
HD 300 Pro Headphones (RRP: €169)
The HD 300 PRO delivers a neutral, high-resolution sound. Its huge depth of detail passes through even in the loudest of environments. Irrespective of whether you are editing, playing or composing music, and regardless of whether you’re behind a drum kit, at the mixing desk, in a live setting or in the studio, the HD 300 PRO provides the details that you need for making good decisions.
2x Loopcloud Professional for 1 year (RRP: €199.99 each)
Loopcloud by Loopmasters is a cloud-based service for searching, collecting and managing sounds. Get one year of access to a huge collection of over 4 million royalty-free, unique sounds and samples across all musical genres. Loopcloud also allows you to easily sort your sounds by tempo, key, instrument, genre or self-defined tags and drag and drop them into your DAW project. This way you can really let your creativity flow.
Launchkey 49 MK3 (RRP: €218)
Novation Launchkey 49 is an intuitive and fully integrated MIDI keyboard controller with 49 velocity sensitive keys, designed to give you everything you need to create and play your music. Made for creators of all abilities, Launchkey gives you inspirational tools to expand your musical vocabulary. Scale and chord modes and a powerful arpeggiator push your musical creativity and help start new ideas. Custom modes and a full-size MIDI output transform Launchkey into a powerful centrepiece of any music-making setup.
DT 770 PRO Headphones (80 Ohms) (RRP: €129)
The beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are closed-back reference headphones and have established themselves as a firm favourite amongst music producers, sound engineers and broadcasters and are used in studios all over the world. They reproduce the entire frequency range with incredible precision, and even reproduce low frequencies in punchy detail.
50x HOFA-College song analysis
The song analysis is an important part of the HOFA-College online courses. In all HOFA courses, the participants regularly receive different music projects to mix. The submitted mixes are then checked by our HOFA tutors and each participant receives individual and detailed feedback. This gives the student a routine in mixing over time and allows him or her to constantly improve. Among the participants of the contest, we raffle 50 analyses. With this we give you an insight into learning at HOFA-College and a professional feedback as well.