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  • Mixed In Key Announces 2nd Annual Harmonic Mixing DJ Contest

    Tue, 26 Oct 2010 13:31:43

    Mixed In Key Announces 2nd Annual Harmonic Mixing DJ Contest - Software company offers contestants the chance to showcase their favorite music genre and win prizes valued at over $6,000

    Attention DJs and remixers! Mixed In Key, makers of award-winning Harmonic Mixing software used by world-renowned DJs, has launched their second annual DJ contest. DJs around the world are invited to showcase their favorite music genre in a 10-15 minute mix that will be judged by some of the top talents in the industry. The winner and the runner-up will receive DJ packages worth more than $6,000 in combined retail value. The prize booty is impressive, so it will be worth your while to enter the contest.

    The First Place winner will receive the following:

    • A pair of Event Opal 750-Watt Active Monitor speakers featuring Variable Impedance Flared Ports to eliminate artifacts and noise, a new ULD tweeter design, and 8" EX8 Drivers for solid bass

    • A copy of Serato Scratch Live, the ultimate software/hardware DJ solution featuring cueing, looping, keylock, the SP-6 Sample Player and DJ FX

    • A copy of Ableton Live 8 Suite featuring new Groove and Warping engines, Looper, five new effects (Vocoder, Multiband Dynamics, Overdrive, Limiter, and Frequency Shifter), and many workflow enhancements

    • Lifetime licenses for all Mixed In Key products, current and future

    • A Rane SL 3 Audio Interface, a 24-bit USB 2.0 interface that connects turntables to a computer and a mixer and can control up to 3 virtual decks in Scratch Live 2.0

    • A $250 Gift certificate from Beatport, the recognized leader in electronic dance music downloads for DJs and club music

    • A $250 Gift certificate from Traxsource, a digital music store for underground music

    • Ableton and Serato's "The Bridge" Technology

    Whoa, right? That's some good shit.

    The runner-up will receive the following consolation prizes:

    • An Allen & Heath Xone:DX MIDI Controller

    • A copy of Serato ITCH software • Beatport gift certificate for $150 The judges are as follows:

    • DJ Enferno, Turntablist and Madonna's tour DJ
    • High Contrast, Drum-and-Bass maestro from the United Kingdom
    • Jonas Tempel, founder of www.Beatport.com
    • Karl Detken, product visionary responsible for Pioneer CD-Js and DVD-Js
    • Kaskade, House music producer and DJ from the United States
    • Markus Schulz, Trance pioneer based in Miami
    • Pete Tong, host of Essential Mix and Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1
    • Sasha, iconic DJ/Producer/Remixer
    • Yakov Vorobyev, founder of Mixed In Key
    Contest details:
    1) Entry deadline: November 25, 2010
    2) The mix has to be 100% harmonic
    3) Judging criteria: The mix must inspire listeners to become fans of that music genre, take the listener on a journey, and showcase innovation in harmonic mixing. Bonus points will be awarded for original choice of tunes and complex transitions, build-ups and break-downs.

    Complete details and MP3 upload page can be foundhere

    Are you going to enter?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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