Today, Vintage King is launching our inaugural Spring Mix Contest. This is a chance for mix engineers to show off their stuff and potentially win one of five pairs of Barefoot Sound Footprint 01 monitors. How does it work? You'll have to read on to find out.
To enter our Spring Mix Contest, you’ll choose from one of five tracks, create your ideal mix and submit an MP3 to be judged against entries from your peers. Each track has been provided by one of our guest judges/mix engineers and they will ultimately choose the grand prize winner in their category.
Meet The Barefoot Sound Footprint 01 Monitors
We will be awarding a pair of Barefoot Sound Footprint 01 Monitors to the engineers whose tracks are selected best overall in each category of the Spring Mix Contest. The Footprint 01 is Barefoot Sound’s most compact monitor, while still featuring the trademark technology that has made the brand a go-to in the studio world. These near-field monitors offer Dual-Force™ technology opposing subwoofers, dual ring radiator tweeter and Multi-Emphasis Monitor Emulation™ technology.
Vintage King Spring Mix Contest Judges
Needlz is a hip-hop engineer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who classifies his production style as both dirty and clean at the same time. He has worked on records with Cardi B, Ludacris, 50 Cent, Lupe Fiasco, Bruno Mars and The Lonely Island.
Al Sutton has been a long-time fixture in the rock genre as he has worked with artists like Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd and many more. Most recently, Al was in the engineer and producer’s chair for Greta Van Fleet’s Grammy-winning album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army.
As Founder and Chief Engineer at Soundscape Studios in Chicago, Michael Kolar has experience working in a wide range of genres from hip-hop and rock to gospel and R&B. His talent incubator, Closed Sessions, has been a launching pad for heavy hitters like Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa.
Since the release of his first single "Hands Up For Detroit," Matthew Dear has been a pillar of the worldwide electronic music scene. As an artist himself, his number of releases are in the double digits, and he has worked on countless remixes for artists like MGMT, Kylie Minogue, The Chemical Brothers and more.
Maxton Waller is a Los Angeles-based composer who crafts music for television, film and internet-based media. He has written and performed scores for RocketJump: The Show, Stan Lee's Cosmic Crusaders, and SpacePOP, in addition to having songs placed on Sons of Anarchy and Marvel's The Defenders.
Our Spring Mix Contest is over and the winners have been selected. Thanks to everyone who submitted mixes and congratulations to our Winners.
Song: "You" - Nicole Bus
Genre: R&B / Hip-Hop
Winner: Laurent Vergnac – Madison, AL
Judge/Engineer: Al Sutton
Song: "Won't Let You Down" - Pale Hollow
Winner: Sam Shaw – Astoria, NY
Judge/Engineer: Michael Kolar
Song: "Angels" - Jack Larsen
Winner: Andy Porta – Portland, ME
Judge/Engineer: Matthew Dear
Song: "Can You Rush Them" - Matthew Dear
Winner: Trent Miller – Clermont, FL
Judge/Engineer: Maxton Waller
Song: "Everything" - Maxton Waller
Winner: Kyle Dreaden – Nashville, TN