Well, the time has come to announce winners for the Frostbite contest I announced way back in…well, whenever it was. I was in school at the time and my mind was fried–I’m surprised I managed to write a coherent blog post for the contest announcement. Several delays later, here we are!
Before I go any further, I’d just like to say how grateful I am to everyone who entered. You guys are the reason this was possible at all. However, there can only be one grand prize winner, and that goes to….
…halc. His mix was in a class of its own, compared to every other entry, and I’m glad to award him the grand prize of a Soundcloud Pro account (provided by Soundcloud), and $50 Image-Line Virtual Cash.
The second-place track took me a little longer to decide upon than the grand prize winner, because there were a few that I really thought could take this spot. In the end though, I decided to take the one that I thought exhibited the most originality and the highest production values–something that would fit best as a bonus track on my upcoming album–and I chose the mix submitted by aidanbk on Soundcloud. Congratulations, Aidan! He will receive a Soundcloud Lite account (again, provided by Soundcloud) and $50 Image-Line Virtual Cash.
Winners, PLEASE get me a couple of .wav files as soon as you can: one of your master, one unmastered (no master compression, 6db of headroom in the mix, all that sort of thing). I’ll be contacting you on Soundcloud soon, too.
Also, I just want to mention a couple other names whose remixes I especially enjoyed, too. I’d like to shout out to HoboKa, Niuby, Mosh Pit Lazer, and The Canzirri Project. Each one of your takes had something quite worthwhile about it, whether it was off-the-wall creativity, a solid groove, or a slamming soundscape.
If you didn’t place, or weren’t mentioned here, and you’d like to know why, just message me on Soundcloud and we can start a dialogue. My policy is to never give feedback on an entry track while the contest is still running, but now that it’s over, I’d be happy to help you if you feel like you’re confused about why I didn’t select your mix (or if you’d just like some production advice in general).
Thanks for entering, everyone, and I hope you’ll stick around for when the remix album drops late this year, Lord willing!