1st Mixing challenge - Bitosti

  • Contest started
    29.07.2016
  • Submissions processed
    21.08.2016
  • Voting started
    21.08.2016
  • Winners announced
    28.08.2016
  • Most votes 1st price
    € 400 coupon
  • Most votes 2nd price
    € 200 coupon
  • Most votes 3rd price
    € 100 coupon
  • Editor's pick
    € 400 coupon

The 1st challenging mixing contest is here and we are going to mix & master an acoustic drum'n'bass song. And well, there is a little orchestra and stuff... Easy, right? Well, we'll see about that ;). It's from the first album of the nu-jazz/dnb band Bitosti and you can listen to it here (no. 9, Solar). So, perhaps you can do a better job ;).

Note: Tracks "Bad idea Bass.wav" and "Piano.wav" are silent and leaked to the track set, please just ignore them :).

How does it work

Download the audio files below. These contain plain WAV tracks. Mix them in your favourite DAW using MeldaProduction plugins. When you are happy about the results, login to your MeldaProduction account and submit your mix along with the project file below. When the voting stage starts, people can listen to all mixes and vote for their favourite, hopefully yours. And we will choose the winner of the 4th prize ourselves.

Rules

  • Submit the mix as MP3 file, preferrably 320kbps. - You can use any host you want, but you can use only MeldaProduction plugins. Any other plugins are not allowed, even those your host includes.
    If you don't own the plugins and your trials have expired, you can use the free plugins, or try a different computer where the trials have not expired, or render the mix with trial noise and send it to us along with the project via info@meldaproduction.com and we will hopefully be able to render it for you - we have all major hosts except for VSL, Logic X (only Logic 9), GarageBand.
  • You need to submit your project file as well, so we can check you only used our plugins and possibly inspire from your mix. Don't worry, we cannot really hack your computer or whatever based on your project file.
  • You cannot record anything new, the tracks we gave you are all you have. This time we are not producers, but mixing/mastering engineers. But you can do anything to the tracks... be creative, or don't be, it's up to you.
  • One entry per person. You are free to post your mix for feedback on other forums or Facebook or whatever, but once you submit it, you have submitted it.
  • Check the deadline above carefully. If you don't make it, too bad. There doesn’t exist a single excuse in the world that will make us change our mind on this, so don’t procrastinate.
  • No whining. This is supposed to be fun. Not everybody will agree with the winner. Just accept that fact now so we can all move on and have a good time and learn something new.
  • Your mix must not hurt our ears. And yes, advertiements do hurt. Smashing your mix into oblivion hurts too. Other than that feel free to be creative.

User submissions

Download accepted submissions in one zip file

# User name MP3 file Listen Votes
1 Farhad vaziri download 13 %
2 Carl Hay download 7 %
3 Paolo Posquariello download 7 %
DR Audio Labs download 6 %
Joshua Munson download 5 %
Ulle Müller download 5 %
Jeff Curci download 4 %
Keith Rowan download 3 %
Toby Davis download 3 %
Marco Koch download 3 %
Patrick Demonty download 3 %
Fletcher Corrin download 3 %
Akihiro Mio download 3 %
1 Thorsten Schepers download 3 %
Ulrik Ågren download 2 %
Peter Huber download 2 %
Olli Holopainen download 2 %
allemani laurent download 2 %
Thomas Fischer download 1 %
jon stickle download 1 %
Onno Huber download 1 %
petit download 1 %
Jay C Branam download 1 %
Bengt Skogvall download 1 %
stephane trepanier download 1 %
Peter Meerveld download 1 %
Anders Heibø download 1 %
Chandler Thomas Oliver download 1 %
Keith Welham download 1 %
rodrigo armendariz download 1 %
mike derrick download 1 %
Moussa Sfeir download 1 %
Joseph Greenhalgh download 1 %
Rashaad download 1 %
Marco Silvestri download 1 %
David Sunerton-Burl download 1 %
Guilherme Vales download 1 %
Jeff Rippe download 1 %
Meldone Mapfumo download 0 %
Francis Secada download 0 %
Matus download 0 %
Jason Gibbins download 0 %
Dmytro download 0 %
Germano Martins download 0 %
Sherman Gebhart download 0 %
Marc BERNARD download 0 %
Nelson T. Gast download 0 %
Saito Jun download 0 %
V Ruska download 0 %
Stefan Ortmanns download 0 %
Carl Page download 0 %
Mark Folland download 0 %
Thomas Teschauer download 0 %
Steffen Offermann download 0 %
Davo Valkucak download 0 %
Martin Kutschker download 0 %
Charles Johnson download 0 %
Andrew James Norman download 0 %
Gerry Truppe download 0 %
julian enrique palacios chagoya download 0 %
Rodney West download 0 %
Roy Taylor download 0 %
Sean McGrath download 0 %
William Oliver download 0 %