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MPV and UA Remix Contest. SongCraft: Producing The End Men [CLOSED]
Rounik Sethi on Thu, August 16th 44 comments
Win UAD-2 Quad DSP Accelerator Pack ($1,500 US) & more prizes in this MPV SongCraft Remix Contest! Simply log-in / sign-up for FREE, download stems, remix & submit before September 14th. Good luck!

***THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED***


macProVideo.com and Universal Audio are thrilled to announce MPV's 2nd SongCraft Remix Contest! Exercise your remix neurons and reinvent 'Whiskey Rain' by The End Men which was produced from start to finish in the latest MPV & Dubway SongCraft: Producing The End Men tutorial.

Producing The End Men Contest: Win $2,500 of UA gear!


Watch the video course and learn how the original version was mixed in Dubway Studios, New York. Then download the stems and remix the same song. See if you can make a better mix, or go wild and take it in a completely new direction altogether... The choice is yours! 

Prizes

WOW! There's fantastic prizes (over $1,500 US) provided by our generous partner who needs no introduction, Universal Audio
  • 1st place winner gets a UAD-2 Quad DSP Accelerator Package (Choice of PCIe card or Satellite Firewire) + a 1 Year Online Subscription to macProVideo.com. 
  • 2nd place gets a 1 Year Online Subscription to macProVideo.com and 
  • 3rd place gets a 6 month Online Subscription to macProVideo.com.
Whether you win or not, here is your chance to showcase your musical excellence with the world!

Contest ends on September 14th, 2012. Results will be announced on The MPVHub shortly after! Good luck!

How to Enter

1. Download the stems and get remixing!



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

Send us your sounds

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



... and The End Men and Dubways will personally select the top 3 winners. Winners will be announced on (or soon after) September 14th, 2012!

About the SongCraft tutorial

One song AND only one day to professionally produce a song! Can it be done? Are we crazy? Find out as the pros at Dubway Studios in NYC take you on a recording and mixing adventure in this 2nd edition of our new Docu-Tutorial series we call SongCraft!


Sit back and watch as Ben Arthur and team nurture The End Men's song to life from dawn to dusk, tracking keyboards, bass, drums, guitars and vocals; all with our expert MPV camera team in tow, documenting the whole process every step of the way. And, as the day proceeds, the team somehow finds the time to teach you lots of recording tips and tricks. 

SongCraft: Producing The End Men


You'll learn all about studio production, microphone techniques, arranging, mixing and plug-ins from Universal Audio. The Dubway's crew mixed the entire song using virtually all UAD Satellite plug-ins!  

So, if you're looking to learn about the recording process, listen and watch the pro-studio gear and workflow in action, this course, SongCraft: Producing The End Men is a must see!

About Universal Audio

Our partner for this remix contest, Universal Audio, creates the tastiest hardware and plug-ins that professional musicians can simply not live without. If you wish to bring your mixes to life you simply must check out the UAD-2 Quad DSP Accelerator Package, available as a PCIe card for Mac or PC, or Satellite Firewire unit for your Mac.

To discover more, sign-up for the UA Webzine at www.uaudio.com.


UAD-2 Quad DSP Accelerator Package. Includes 'Analog Classics' plug-in bundle, featuring LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN / 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers, Pultec EQP-1A and Realverb Pro plug-ins!

UAD-2 Quad DSP Accelerator Package. Includes 'Analog Classics' plug-in bundle, featuring LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN / 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers, Pultec EQP-1A and Realverb Pro plug-ins!



About macProVideo.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 midnight on September 14th, 2012. We reserve the right to alter the stated competition dates and the announcement date of the winning entries.
  3. Winners will be selected by The End Men and/or Dubway Studio team. The judges decision is final. 
  4. Winner of the UAD-2 Quad DSP Accelerator Package gets a choice of a UAD-2 PCIe card for their desktop Mac or PC, or an external Satellite Firewire unit for their Intel-based Mac or Macbook Pro. The Universal Audio prizes requires a computer with a PCIe or Firewire connection which is not included as part of the prize. 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. All entrants to this contest will be deemed to have accepted the rules and terms and conditions.

Now we're done with the legal speak'¦ Good luck creating amazing remixes!


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  • Wetisei
    where are the stems
    • 9 years ago
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi sounds and knobs, The stems are in this article... Follow the instructions above under the heading "How to Enter" and you should see the stems in the SoundCloud box. Then click on them to preview them. You can click on the "Download" button to download them. Thanks,
    • 9 years ago
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  • Lung
    Out of curiosity, is only one submission per entrant allowed?
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Lung
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  • What a extra ordinary tutorial thank for sharing your technique i appreciate your thinking and idea.....thank...!!!
    • 9 years ago
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  • Vewazoo
    Remix or Remaster ?
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Vewazoo
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  • Vewazoo
    Remix or remaster ? :)
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Vewazoo
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  • joshuaspatrick
    Just joined and downloaded the stems. Wish me luck!
    • 9 years ago
    • By: joshuaspatrick
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  • Rounik Admin
    @Lung : You can submit multiple entries if you like!
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
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  • Rounik Admin
    @Julius - both are perfectly acceptable. Really, using the raw stems and mixing them in that style and submitting is good. Equally, transforming the original into another style is also great! :)
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
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  • Rounik Admin
    @joshuaspatrick - Good Luck!! :)
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
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  • wdblogic
    We got stems! Here we go! :-)
    • 9 years ago
    • By: wdblogic
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  • Vewazoo
    Technical issue. Original bass file. DC 1000 Hz or leave it eliminated completely? :)
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Vewazoo
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  • Vewazoo
    Is it just hide the instrument of mass?
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Vewazoo
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  • Hi there, I tried to spy on chosem tempo:) as I could not see it from the videos...yes...I can find out...just please, could you reveal the BPM, so to be sure...and to encourage more electronic vibes into this rock stuff?
    • 9 years ago
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  • dj cuqui
    I just droped the mix down into soundclouds drop box witch luck Best regards
    • 9 years ago
    • By: dj cuqui
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  • Rounik Admin
    Congratulations to all entries!! Now comes the tough job for The End Men and DubWays crew to go through these excellent remixes and pick the best one... :)
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
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  • Michael
    Is it already closed?!? I just uploaded a song and it's 4 minutes to midnight in Germany (CET). Which means midnight PST is still 8 hours away! Or did I miss something?
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Michael
  • Lung
    Good luck everyone!
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Lung
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  • ZimoSKI
    great song UAD is great!! I really want to win :)
    • 9 years ago
    • By: ZimoSKI
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Michael, I'm afraid so. Midnight on September 14 already happened. 12am is the beginning of the next day... in this case friday September 14th. We'll be sure to make this clearer for the next remix contest. Best, R
    • 9 years ago
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  • Michael
    Well, last time on the Lauren Balthrop remix contest the dead line was midnight on june 11th (it said in the TOC: "The closing date for entries is midnight on June 11th, 2012."). This time it said "The closing date for entries is midnight on September 14th, 2012." I had asked you what midnight you mean back then, too, and you answered: "Rounik closing date for entries is midnight PST = 8am on 12th June BST." So why is it different this time? Since there have been many new entries yesterday (on September 14th) I'm not the only one who thought it would be midnight between 14th and 15th! So please consider the entries from the 14th to be valid. Thanks.
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Michael
  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Michael and All entrants that submitted on the 14th September unto 11.59pm Pacific Time / 7.59am BST... First, I'd like to apologise for any lack of clarity and I fully acknowledge that I could've been clearer in the T&C - and in the next contest we definitely will use a different time so there's no confusion. Secondly, any entries submitted unto 11.59pm PT on 14th September will be included in the judges consideration. I'll pass this note on to them now. Thanks to all and good luck!
    • 9 years ago
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  • Michael
    Thank you, Rounik. I appreciate it. Good luck to everybody!
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Michael
  • Vewazoo
    xa xa xa. I have 20 versions of
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Vewazoo
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  • Xynivoi
    So ...... results? So far I am pretty happy with more than 400 plays for my submission ... but this wait is killing me :)
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Xynivoi
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Colombod, We're hoping to have the results next thursday... :) Good luck!
    • 9 years ago
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  • Xynivoi
    oh ok ... so will stop checking every 10 minutes :)
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Xynivoi
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  • Xynivoi
    Any update yet?
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Xynivoi
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  • bonehead
    Rounik. It's Thursday. Any news on the remix front? Thanks, Graham aka Jazzguy
    • 9 years ago
    • By: bonehead
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Colombod, bonehead and all contestants! Sorry for the late reply... results are not yet in. Our judges are in the final stages and carefully listening to and evaluating the winners... We're aiming to have the results out by tuesday next week. Excuse the delay... and thanks for your patience!! ... just a few more days :)
    • 9 years ago
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  • Xynivoi
    :) all the good And righteous thing require their time!
    • 9 years ago
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  • bonehead
    No problem. It's been a fun project,and I am already looking forward to the next MVP challenge. Cheers! Graham
    • 9 years ago
    • By: bonehead
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  • Ben
    Is this where to look for the announcment or will it be emailed to everyone? Thanks!
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Ben
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Ben, Aiming to announce the results tomorrow. Will be in a new article on MPVHub (you'll see it on the main page of macProVideo.com). It'll also include a video-wrap up of all the best remixes that didn't make top-three... but the Dubway crew wanted to shout out :) Thanks again for your patience... not long to go now! Best, Rounik
    • 9 years ago
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  • Vewazoo
    Results next week ? :)
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Vewazoo
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  • Rounik Admin
    Next week??... Oh, no! Definitely this week - should be all ready to roll tomorrow... :)
    • 9 years ago
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  • Xynivoi
    I had my submission mastered last week, quite happy about it .. a shame i couldn't get it done in time for the contest .. :(
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Xynivoi
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  • Angelo Scogno
    Well.. now that the decision has been taken I can talk. I wish to thank you for this opportunity, because I learned a precious lesson by mixing this song, something about "masking", which, before this contest, I thought being my worst enemy, but it can be a very useful thing when you want things sound powerful. I actually draw my automations before eqing, strange but true (it's the first time I do something like that)! I'm very happy for this finding and I have to thank you for this. Cheers! Angelo
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Angelo Scogno
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  • Angelo Scogno
    draw = drew my mistake, sorry for my english! Angelo
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Angelo Scogno
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  • Azarel
    @Angelo, automation is key! ..some people just setup they're EQs and Comps and think the job is done. Try experimenting with volume automation both before and after a compressor. Mostly, post-compressor automation gets the job done (especially if it's doing a lot of gain reduction). But sometimes the recorded performance itself could have some softer parts that the compressor doesn't always pickup...so instead of automating the threshold, just automate the volume before the compressor. Mixing this track was definitely a learning experience for me too. Probably the first time I spent a whole day just trying to get the drums to sound right xD
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Azarel
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  • Angelo Scogno
    Hey, thanks for your reply. What I actually meant is that I kinda worked backwards for this mixing. :)
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Angelo Scogno
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  • Ben
    So is today the day?:)
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Ben
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  • Rounik Admin
    Yes!! It is indeed... results are not posted here... instead I've made a new article with: • Wrap-Up Video (really cool and worth watching!) • Results & remixes for the top 3... it's on the main page of macProVideo.com ... and here's the direct link: http://www.macprovideo.com/hub/mpv-news/uaudio-and-mpv-remix-results :)
    • 9 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
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  • Rounik Admin
    Yes!! It is indeed... results are not posted here... instead I've made a new article with: • Wrap-Up Video (really cool and worth watching!) • Results & remixes for the top 3... it's on the main page of macProVideo.com ... and here's the direct link: http://www.macprovideo.com/hub/mpv-news/uaudio-and-mpv-remix-results :)
    • 9 years ago
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