Mixed In Key Announces 2nd Annual Harmonic Mixing DJ Contest

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 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 judges are:
• 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 found at contest.mixedinkey.com


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