KVR Audio has announced the launch of the KVR Developer Challenge 2014, the fifth free-for-all audio plug-in, audio application and soundware design event.
The KVR Developer Challenge is for anyone who develops Audio Plug-ins or Applications and Soundware. The challenge is to create and release a brand new free audio plug-in, application or sound library / pack / set that will benefit the community at large. Creativity is key, it can be as simple or as complex as you want – KVR members will vote on the entries and pick the eventual winner using whatever criteria they choose to…
Check out the previous challenges to see what kind of weird, wonderful, indescribable, creative and impressive creations were entered in the past, there’s probably something for everyone: KVRDC06 – KVRDC07 – KVRDC09 – KVRDC12.
The entrants take part for the challenge of course, but to sweeten the deal, anyone and everyone can make a donation towards the prize fund via PayPal! This prize fund will be distributed to the eventual winners in September after release and voting in August.
AskAudio Magazine has announced the ultimate survey contest for musicians with a huge prize pool of over $10,000 USD worth of music gear.
AskAudio Mag has partnered with some of the most popular software and hardware developers in the business: Ableton, Novation, Focusrite, KRK, Blue Microphones and macProVideo, to offer readers the chance to win a great collection of new gear. Every musician’s dream studio is now in reach.
To enter, visit AskAudio Mag and complete the survey. There are 20 quick questions to answer and entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. PST on Tuesday 6th May.
According to AskAudioMag.com’s executive editor, Rounik Sethi, “This is a great way for musicians, producers and DJs to win some excellent new studio gear. Prizes include Focusrite’s high-end Saffire Pro 40 audio interface, Ableton’s popular Live 9 audio software, Novation’s incredible Bass Station II, KRK ROKIT RP5 monitors, Blue Microphones and 1 year passes to online audio training at macProVideo.com.”
Each of the nine prize winners will also receive a 1 year subscription to the print edition of AskAudio Magazine. Full terms and conditions and a complete list of the studio gear prizes are available on AskAudioMag.com.
Time+Space has launched a contest in which you can win tickets to a unique event at the world famous Abbey Road Studios.
To celebrate the upcoming release of Garritan’s Abbey Road CFX Concert Grand virtual piano, UK distributor Time+Space are giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets worth over £175 to “The Sound of Abbey Road Studios” – a series of talks taking place in April and May which mark a new opportunity to visit Abbey Road Studios’ world famous Studio Two.
Hosted by Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan – the authors of the critically acclaimed book Recording the Beatles, the lectures will explore the evolution of recording techniques and equipment as well as offer demonstrations using both new and vintage equipment.
What’s more, renowned former Abbey Road engineer Ken Scott will also be in attendance to offer his unique insight into life at the world’s first purpose built recording studios.
To enter, complete and submit the entry form on the Time+Space website or Facebook page before the April 12th, 2014. The winner will be randomly selected shortly after this date.
Image-Line has announced a contest in collaboration with Novation, giving away 10 bundles of the Launchpad S and FL Studio Producer Edition.
We’re teaming up with our friends at Novation to give away TEN bundles of a Launchpad S and FL Studio Producer Edition (or IL VCash equivalent to be used in the Image-Line shop if you already own FL Studio). Don’t forget FL Studio also includes Lifetime Free Updates.
To enter the contest you need to name one track used in the performance above. The contest ends March 28th, 2014, at 16:00 GMT.
SoundToys has launched a Little PrimalTap contest, a chance to get a free copy of the Little PrimalTap vintage digital delay plug-in.
Inspired by the classic Prime Time*, Little PrimalTap captures the highly distinctive sonic imprint of this quirky, and well-loved vintage digital delay in a totally free-zy little plug-in. But you have to act now. Offer ends March 28th 2014.
AND you also have a chance to win more cool stuff by giving the free plug-in to your friends. You might even win the grand prize: “Plugged-In”, free SoundToys for Life.
Entrants to the contest need a valid “Sharing Code”, which were handed out to attendees of “Plugged-In”, the 2014 SoundToys SXSW party. The deadline for entering the contest is March 28th, 2014.