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Win a TC Electronic G-Major 2 signed by Kirk Hammett

Win a TC Electronic G-Major 2 signed by Kirk Hammett

The guys from TC Electronic have a G-Major 2 signed by Kirk Hammett to give and if everybody can win this by signing up to their newsletter on the “competition page” on the official site: www.tcelectronic.com/metallica/ .

Both Kirk and James have made G-Major 2 a cornerstone of their live rigs and all the iconic clean tones, chunky rhythms and face melting leads you know and love. The competition ends March 22nd.


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Prime Loops are looking for Producers

Prime Loops are looking for Producers

Prime Loops are searching for music producers and beat makers in a wide range of electronic music genres to join their ever expanding network of “Prime Producers”. The guys from prime Loops are opening submissions not only for Prime Loops but also for Prime Beats the online Beats Agency which providing quality instrumentals for MCs and vocalists

Recently, Prime Loops has released sample packs for artists such as Wretch 32, Dodge and Fuski, Ill Blu, Calvertron, Dexplicit and many more. Quality is paramount to the Prime Loops ethos and they are committed to working with only the best in the business, while continuing to develop and discover the best upcoming talent the world has to offer.


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Time+Space has announced Soundiron Olympus Competition

Time+Space has announced Soundiron Olympus Competition

Soundiron is well known for its great choral and scoring percussion products as well as exquisitely captured pianos, drums, ethnic and traditional folk instruments, ambient sound designs and sound effects libraries.

The most recent additon in this great collectiom are the Symphonic Choir Libraries – Mars and Venus – which Soundiron co-founder Mike Peaslee rated as among his most proudest achievements to date during a recent interview with Time+Space … “Together in terms of size and scale, they´re larger than all of our previous choral projects combined. We covered greatly expanded Latin content, all new Russian material, a ridiculous number of staccato and marcato articulations, tempo-synching, more robust word building and phrase sequencing, larger soloists sections and so much more.”


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Beat The Clock Contest @ Ableton & SoundCloud

Beat The Clock Contest @ Ableton & SoundCloud

Ableton and SoundCloud’s collaboration enters a new stage with Beat the Clock, a contest that’s all in the timing. Atmospheric pop specialist M83, indie electronic stars Junior Boys and eclectic Los Angeles beat maker Nosaj Thing have contributed a Live Pack of samples and sounds to be used to create an original piece of music. Participants can combine the sounds from the Live Pack with their own sounds, plug-ins and instruments.

The catch: participants must work against the clock and submit their entries within 24 hours after downloading the Live Pack. SoundCloud and Live users will vote for their favorites entries, with the top 25 then judged by the three artists who will pick the ultimate winner.


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Shure has announced National Open Mic Night for aspiring performers

Shure has announced National Open Mic Night for aspiring performers

In celebration of the company’s 87th Anniversary on April 25, Shure Incorporated announced today its inaugural National Open Mic Night, a week-long observance that will unite and encourage singers, musicians, and spoken word artists to take the mic and perform at venues across the United States from Sunday, April 22, to Saturday, April 28. A total of 23 bars, restaurants, and coffee shops, from New York City to Chicago to Los Angeles, have confirmed their participation.

“We hope this event becomes an annual occurrence that serves as a great way for us to commemorate our Company’s anniversary,” said Terri Hartman, Director of Marketing Communications for Shure Americas. “Our goal is to bring together artists and venues in a cohesive way, and to celebrate their talent.”


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Rode Rocks | Worldwide Band Competition

Rode Rocks | Worldwide Band Competition

Rode Microphones has announced “Rode Rocks – Worldwide Band Competition” designed to locate and reveal the best in independent, unsigned talent around the world and reward them with an all expenses paid recording session in Hollywood with renowned producer Alain Johannes, as well as studio prize packs consisting of microphones and speakers.


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Waves and AudioFanzine present CLA Song Competition

Waves and AudioFanzine present CLA Song Competition

Waves Audio and AudioFanzine, an online magazine catering to musicians as well as sound engineers, home-studio recording enthusiasts, and audio engineers, have teamed up to present the CLA Song Competition. The contest comes with a chance to have their song mixed by Multi Grammy Award Winner Chris Lord-Alge (CLA), one of today’s most in-demand engineers. Lord-Alge’s credits include such acts as Green Day, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band and Daughtry, to name only a few. Participants can enter through the Waves website or Facebook page.


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10th Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition now accepting entries

10th Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition now accepting entries

Shure Incorporated today announced that entries are being accepted for the 10th Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition. It will occur during the Montreux Jazz Festival, which takes place June 29-July 14, 2012, in Montreux, Switzerland.

The competition provides aspiring jazz singers the opportunity to perform in front of a professional jury and international audience. In past years, famous artists such as Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, and Patti Austin presided over the jury.


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Nektar announces Panorama P4, the dedicated Controller Keyboard for Propellerhead Reason through a contest

Nektar announces Panorama P4, the dedicated Controller Keyboard for Propellerhead Reason through a contest

Nektar, the California based new brand for Advanced Control Enhanced Workflow Controllers annouce Panorama P4, the first dedicated Controller Keyboard for Propellerhead Reason. This couples with a great prize competition. Musicians can win the very first Panorama P4 rolling off the production line, by submitting their competition entry at www.nektartech.com.

Nektar Panorama P4 is Nektar’s vision of how a great controller keyboard should work. As there are many controllers on the market already, it is still a challenge to find one that offers the feel and flow of operating the software, as if it’s hardware. Nektar Panorama P4 uses a communication protocol that has been custom designed for Reason 6, putting control – every control – at the musician’s fingertips. Panorama, in addition, of course also features traditional MIDI controller capabilities, including a MIDI output, so its possible to switch between the virtual and a hardware instrument rack in real-time. Panorama P4 really provides access to all areas.


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Korg announces Monomania Sound Contest Through End of 2011

Korg announces Monomania Sound Contest Through End of 2011

This is a chance for Monotron users to compete for prizes by submitting a video or audio clip of themselves making sounds with their Korg Monotron or Monotribe.