Mixed In Key announces 2nd Annual Harmonic Mixing DJ Contest

Mixed In Key

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.

DJ Contest prizes

  • The First Place winner will receive:
    • 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, 5 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.
  • The Runner-up will receive:
    • An Allen & Heath Xone:DX MIDI Controller.
    • A copy of Serato ITCH software.
    • Beatport gift certificate for $150.

The entry deadline is November 25, 2010.

More information: Mixed In Key


Public Records 01 – Eclectic Beats, compilation out now

Public Records 01 - Eclectic Beats

Public Records, the brand new record label launched by sample boutique Loopmasters, has released their first release Public Records 01 – Eclectic Beats.

PUBLIC RECORDS 01 – ECLECTIC BEATS is just that, as the first compilation the label wanted to throw the net open to as wide an audience as possible and the first release says it all, serving a selection of great music for a variety of tastes. Whether you like it hard and techy or soulful and relaxed, it’s here. From House, Disco, Soul, Dubstep, Drum n’ Bass to Chillout from upcoming names such as Retrofox, Maritzo, Vital Techniques, Become Other and Stephen Fewell this album has it all! The release has already been getting strong feedback from a selection of top word-class DJs and is currently exclusive at Traxsource. “Eclectic Beats” will hit all major online retailers Oct.4th.

PR01 – Eclectic Beats by PublicRecords

The next release of Public Records will focus on the Dubstep/DnB/Breaks sound – if you feel your music is ready to reach the public, visit the website and upload your music now. The submission phase for PR02 ends Sept 30th.

More information: Public Records


Defected launches Producer Competition 2010

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Dig Out Your Soul Producer Competition 2010

Defected has launched the Producer Competition 2010, a competition in partnership with Traxsource , Ableton and Loopmasters.

Last year’s competition generated a huge amount of interest from the dance community, clocking up 1,500 entries with close to 20,000 people registering on the site to rate and comment on the tracks. The standard of tracks was of the highest order, but eventually 19 year old Dutch producer Robacco Bossa’s track ‘Black Bird’ was selected as the winner and released on Defected Records. This time around Defected have teamed up with download hub Traxsource, top sample resource Loopmasters and leading production software company Ableton to bring you another chance to hit the big time.

The rules of the competition remain the same; upload your tracks to the site where they’ll be rated and commented on. Phase II of the competition sees the Defected A&R team pick their favourite 10 tracks, which are then voted on by the public.

Voters Prizes

  • 1ST PRIZE: Track released on Defected or partner label, Copy of Ableton Suite 8, Loopmasters sample packs worth over £1k, $200 of credit on Traxsource.
  • 2ND PRIZE: Copy of Ableton Live 8, 5 Loopmasters sample packs of your choice, $100 of credit on Traxsource.
  • 3RD PRIZE: Copy of Ableton Intro, 5 Loopmasters sample packs of your choice, $50 of credit on Traxsource.

Everyone who registers on the site to rate, vote for and comment on the tracks is entered into a competition to win a 160G ipod. Plus all those who register will automatically receive a 30% off voucher to spend on anything they like in Defected’s D-Store.

More information: Defected