February Challenge - Be the way I am

  • Contest started
    01.02.2017
  • Submissions processed
    20.02.2017
  • Voting started
    24.02.2017
  • Winners announced
    27.02.2017
  • Most votes
    € 400 coupon
  • Editor's pick 1st price
    € 400 coupon
  • Editor's pick 2nd price
    € 200 coupon
  • Editor's pick 3rd price
    € 100 coupon

The first contest in 2017 is here and we are going to mix a song. It's a very old song from my technically long dead band called Extroverts, which wasn't very extrovertic band anyways, RIP :). Since it is so old, you may not only mix, but you can also record and add/replace anything, so feel free to be creative. The song is a bit religious, I hope you'll survive that :).

How does it work

Download the audio files below. These contain plain WAV tracks. Do what needs to be done 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 that we let into the finals and vote for their favourite, hopefully yours. And we will choose 3 main prizes 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. You can use gain and panorama in your DAW of course, but that's about it, anything more complex needs to be from us.

- Normalize the mix to -16 LUFS (integrated loudness). To make the comparison easy, they all need to be similar in loudness, otherwise some people could cheat. You can do that easily using the free MLoudnessAnalyzer - just set the target to -16 LUFS and use the Auto-gain or Batch processing button.

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.

- 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, advertisements 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 Jan Kristof download 24 %
Miloslav Nepil download 19 %
1 TAKEBUMI Suzuki download 15 %
2 Akihiro Mio download 12 %
Petr Spisar download 8 %
Anton Aksenov download 7 %
Rob Urquhart download 6 %
3 yoshifumi murakawa download 4 %
Bill Cargill download 4 %
Stuart Bradley download 2 %
Thomas Hayes download 0 %
Joseph Greenhalgh download 0 %
Rastislav Vejo download 0 %

Submissions not selected for voting

User name MP3 file
Eric Snodgrass download
Giuseppe Novella download
Miro Tommack download
MEDVEDEV OLEG download
Andreas Van Der Heyden download
Stefan Rauch download
Matus download
Thorsten Woelfle download
Doug Jenkin download
Robert Ellis Langford download
shun ishizawa download
Onno Huber download
Marek Voosen download
MaxxxLewis download
Olli Holopainen download
Jack download
Charles Johnson download
Kyle Ray Bissell download
Arno Kroeger download
Harald Metzner download
Reginald Hudson download
Serg download
mike derrick download
Bengt Skogvall download
Clément de la Fontaine download

Download all submissions in one zip file