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Remix Contest: Turin Brakes - WIN Telefunken Microphone [CLOSED]
Rounik Sethi on Thu, September 4th 41 comments
WIN a Telefunken Microphone in the latest AskVideo SongCraft Remix Contest! Simply log-in/sign-up for FREE, download stems, remix & submit before end of September 21st, 2014.
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. YOU CAN STILL LISTEN TO THE ENTRIES BELOW. RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. STAY TUNED!

AskVideo.commacProVideo.com and Telefunken have teamed up to announce our 6th SongCraft Remix Contest featuring Turin Brakes

Whether you're back to school or re-emerging from your summer vacation, or both'¦ it's time to get remixing! This time the Dubway crew are back with the exclusive song "International" by Turin Brakes, written and produced from start to finish in the new "SongCraft Presents: Songwriting with Turn Brakes" video course.

And the prizes for this contest? We've partnered with world-famous microphone manufacturer, Telefunken, who are offering the lucky winner their M82 Dynamic Microphone worth $399 USD)!

What kind of remix should you create? The choice is yours!! You can go as crazy as you like. It's all about how it sounds and how well it's mixed that matters.

Prizes

Prizes have been provided by Telefunken & AskVideo / macProVideo. 
  • 1st place: Telefunken M82 dynamic mic + a 1 Year Online Subscription to macProVideo.com / AskVideo.com
  • 2nd place : 6 Month Online Subscription to macProVideo.com 
  • 3rd place : 3 Month Online Subscription to macProVideo.com.
Whether you win or not, here is your chance to share your musical excellence with the world!

HURRY! Contest ends 11:59pm PST, September 21st, 2014. Results will be announced in this article shortly after! Good luck!

How To Enter

1. Download the stems and get remixing!


2. Upload your finished remixes using the link below. (You'll need a free SoundCloud account):

3. Listen to and vote for your favorite remix entries in the player below.


... and the Turin Brakes themselves will select the top 3 winners. Winners will be announced soon after September 21st, 2014!

About The SongCraft Tutorial

You never know what's going to happen when you book a top indie band like Turin Brakes to compose and produce a song '"in-front of the cameras'" in a single day! It's a daunting challenge. However, like all the other courses in our entertaining "SongCraft Presents" Series, Ben Arthur and the band, along with the whole Dubway team, really came up with the musical goods! 

So yet again we filled our guerrilla, SxSW recording studio with all kinds of high-end mics, audio interfaces, instruments and cool software to get ready to rock. The band arrives... Cameras roll... Introductions are made and everybody gets down to the songwriting business at hand!

This 'docutorial' is both an exploration of gun-to-the-head creativity and an audio recording marathon all wrapped into one. You get to witness a song idea being born and nurtured from its initial spark of inspiration to a completely realized song. Then, all along the way, you go to school on pro recording and production techniques as Mike Crehore and Al Houghton do their engineering and production magic both in Austin and back at the 'real' studio for overdubs and mixing in New York City.

So sit back and see Turin Brakes and songwriter/host Ben Arthur as they face the ultimate, musical challenge of writing and producing a one-day song... right before your eyes!

https://www.askvideo.com/course/songcraft-presents-songwriting-with-turin-brakes


About The Telefunken M82 Dynamic Microphone ($399 USD)

The TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik M82 is a new, large diaphragm dynamic microphone that borrows its look from the classic U47's body and headgrille shape. Hand-assembled in CT, USA, the M82 is a robust, end-address microphone features two EQ switches: KICK EQ and HIGH BOOST. These switches function independently of each other, which yields four unique settings.

About macProVideo.com & AskVideo.com

macProVideo.com is a high-tech, online video education community specializing in everything music from recording, mixing and music theory to expert training on world's leading audio software including Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Native Instruments, Reason, Cubase, and more! Our entire library is available online, 24/7 so you learn what you want, when you want. macProVideo.com. What would you like to learn today?

Terms And Conditions

  1. Entries must be submitted to the SoundCloud Dropbox above. You'll need a free SoundCloud account to participate. We advise that submitted tracks should be set to 'public'. If you wish, the download option can be disabled.
  2. The closing date for entries is 11:59pm, PST on September 21st, 2014. We reserve the right to alter the stated competition dates and the announcement date of the winning entries.
  3. Winners will be selected by Turin Brakes and/or Dubway Studio team. The judges decision is final. 
  4. No cash alternatives can be offered for prize winners. 
  5. All trademarks and logos are protected. All rights of the producer and the owner of the recorded work are reserved. 
  6. Entrants must warrant that their entries are original work and do not infringe intellectual property and privacy of a third party. You are free to use sounds that were created by you and/or royalty free loops. The submitting party bears full responsibility for their use of any 'uncleared' content. 'Uncleared' content is defined as a sample, loop or audio file which you didn't create, or which you do not own the copyright of.
  7. Entrants agree that their entries can be used, without additional rights being requested, in any associated SongCraft series video course created by macProVideo.com, AskVideo.com and any of their partners for online and download distribution.
  8. Shipping costs will be paid for by macProVideo and Dubway Studios. Any local tax or customs charges must be paid for by the prize winner.
  9. All entrants to this contest will be deemed to have accepted the rules and terms and conditions.

OK! We're done with the legal stuff'¦ Good luck creating inspiring remixes!

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  • petesopete
    Any chance we can get the tempo?
    • 6 years ago
    • By: petesopete
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi, the tempo is 87 bpm. Good luck with your remix :)
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
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  • ronald
    i can't download file!!!!. help
    • 6 years ago
    • By: ronald
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Ronald, under the "1. Download the stems and get remixing!" section is the SoundCloud box. In the upper right-corner of this box is a downward pointing arrow. You should be able to download all stems using this button.
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
  • ronald
    i push the download in the right up corner, and don't start download. why?
    • 6 years ago
    • By: ronald
  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Ronald, It works for me... using Safari on Mac. Basically I select each track /stem in the list, click the download button and the track downloads. Hope this helps?
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
  • ronald
    thanks so much, i start download in chrome for windows. is all ok!!!!. you have reason!!. in safari mac never start download
    • 6 years ago
    • By: ronald
  • Luke Braxton
    Hey, Just wondering How come I can't see my entry in the list above? Can we listen to other enteries?
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Luke Braxton
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Luke, so you've uploaded your entry? Did you join the remix contest group and upload to this group?
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
  • Luke Braxton
    Hey, where can we listen to the other enteris?
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Luke Braxton
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  • Luke Braxton
    Hey, are we able to listen to other entries to this competition?
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Luke Braxton
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hey Luke, you should be able to... just checking to see if anyone has uploaded a remix already...
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
  • Luke Braxton
    Hey, Yes I have uploaded and joined the group on soundclound. Cheers
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Luke Braxton
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  • Rounik Admin
    We'll hopefully get this tech issue sorted in the next couple of days. Seems SoundCloud has changed some things since our last remix contest...
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Luke, Our team has just checked again today and we think you may have uploaded to your own SC page and not the contest. Can you visit our group page here: https://soundcloud.com/groups/mpv-telefunken-remix-contest, click on the search bar above the uploads that says “Select a track from your profile”, and select your remix submission from the drop down list—then it should show up with the rest of our submissions. Thanks!
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
  • JefferyLMoore
    Rounik, Can we add brand new tracks of instruments / etc to the song or is this strictly a mixing exercise (volume, effects, EQs, etc.)?
    • 6 years ago
    • By: JefferyLMoore
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Jeffrey, Yes you can!! Please feel free to make your remix any style you wish and use any extra instrumentation you wish :)
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
  • Tyler
    Anyone else have a problem with their stems not lining up right? I had to adjust the "Gale guitar" and "Olly guitar" parts a few nudges to the right to get the parts to be in the right spots.
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Tyler
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  • FurryToes
    Hi Tyler, yes I did too. I dragged the stems straight into LogicPro and the drums are definitely out when I play it - or the drums are right and something else is out.
    • 6 years ago
    • By: FurryToes
  • Synergy Musik
    Only mp3s of the multitracks, disappointing...
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Synergy Musik
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  • 3ee
    Wanted to get started and I just noticed that... can't work with mp3s, sorry! Anyway, these contests are a bit disappointing for one who wants to do an engineering re-mix instead of a production remix because it seems it's kinda biased towards the production remixes... so, yeah...
    • 6 years ago
    • By: 3ee
  • FurryToes
    Re "Engineering Mix", Yep, fair enough. On the other hand, strictly engineering mixes (no ability to add or change parts) would be so much more boring, for almost everyone in this context. I wouldn't expect to see Engineering-only remix competitions very often, outside of engineering-forums and specialty groups.
    • 6 years ago
    • By: FurryToes
  • kevaquarian
    Is there anywhere we can get good quality stems (i.e. wavs)? The acoustic guitar sounds pretty ropey to my ears on mp3? Thanks. Kev
    • 6 years ago
    • By: kevaquarian
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  • Vewazoo
    Hi Rounik. Do you have lyrics in this song ?
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Vewazoo
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Julius, we don't have the lyrics of the song to share unfortunately. Good luck with you remix!
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
  • Wugitua
    Hm, I joined the group and shared my track yesterday and I can see it on soundcloud in the group but it won't show in the box on this page. Am I doing something wrong?
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Wugitua
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Whitebalance, is it possible you logged into SoundCloud and joined our group, but instead of uploading the remix to *our* group page, you uploaded it to your own profile page? If that's the case, can you visit our group page here https://soundcloud.com/groups/mpv-telefunken-remix-contest click on the search bar above the uploads that says “Select a track from your profile”, and select your remix submission from the drop down list—then it should show up with the rest of our submissions. Hope that helps :)
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
  • Wugitua
    Hi Rounik, No not really, I uploaded to my page, joined the group and then shared the track while staying on the group page. And it's there when viewed from the group page, it just won't show in the box above. This is the track: http://goo.gl/6yx7Ct. Anything else I could try to have it show in the player here? Thanks!
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Wugitua
  • Rounik Admin
    Looks like your entry is in the right place as you said and appears in the correct group place... it should be displaying in our article embedded box... might be something odd to do with SC... or might take a little longer to update. But don't worry, our judges will use the direct Sound Cloud page to listen to all entries :)
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
  • Wugitua
    Alright, cool. Thank you Rounik :)
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Wugitua
  • Vewazoo
    The results will be until the new year? :D
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Vewazoo
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  • Rounik Admin
    Ha... not that long I hope!! Once the contest entries are in, we'll ask our judges to go through all entries together and decide on their favorites... should be a week or two... :) Stay tuned to AskAudioMag.com / our FaceBook page for the results.
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
  • Vewazoo
    What's FB link ?
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Vewazoo
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  • Vewazoo
    https://www.facebook.com/AskVideo?fref=ts ???
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Vewazoo
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  • FurryToes
    I found out about the competition late, made a good start, but can only get to my music workstation to finish a few hours after the technical deadline. If the Soundcloud group stays open 8-10 hrs longer, I might just be able to make it (being in Australia that means midnight my time). Crossing my fingers, I'll give it a go
    • 6 years ago
    • By: FurryToes
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  • Vewazoo
    Hi Rounik. Why I don't see my name in list members from soundcloud ? Track see to list.
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Vewazoo
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Julius, our FB page is here: https://www.facebook.com/AskAudioMag
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Julius, results are coming soon... as long as your entry is tagged correctly it'll display on the SoundCloud page our judges will access. For some unknown reason the full list of entries isn't displaying in the SC embedded player here.
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
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  • Vewazoo
    H Rounik. What's news ? Maybe you know The Final date time ? ;)
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Vewazoo
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  • Xahopee
    Hi to everyone ;) What about results?
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Xahopee
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  • Rounik Admin
    And the remix contest winners have been announced!! Find out if you won here >>> http://www.askaudiomag.com/articles/turin-brakes-remix-contest-winners-announced
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
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