Entries in prize (22)
We’ve been thrilled by the response to this year’s Pro Tools Expert People’s Choice Award, the nominations are coming in at quite a rate and as we hoped for both large and small companies.
To recap this year we are on the hunt to find the People’s Choice for Most Innovative Brand and the Brand With Best Customer Service and during November we are asking you to nominate who you think deserves the award, then in December the brands with the most nominations in each categories will be short-listed to a top 5 and then it’s down to a public vote. This really is the People’s Choice Award, anyone could win.
If you want to know more click here to nominate, you’ll also be entered into a prize draw to win great prizes.
Here are the nominations so far:
The gang over at uber fantastic sound creation company e-instrument are giving away a copy of Session Horns every week until April 3rd 2014.
The Session Horns Prize Draw
More About Session Horns
Session Horns is the versatile and playable horn section that will instantly perk up your productions. The trombone, tenor sax and two trumpets have been sampled to perfection and deliver a rich, authentic sound, playable by anyone.
Session Horns features a unique Smart Voice Split function for creating authentic horn arrangements on the fly. Or get inspired with theAnimator – a harmonically flexible riff generator. Inject any production with a dynamite sound that will blow you away.
Mac or PC, requires Kontakt Player or Kontakt
At the end of Podcast 100 we announced a competition to win an Audient iD22. We asked you to tell us why you are a fan of Pro Tools Expert and specified that entrants must live on planet Earth to enter.
As a team we read all the entries and chose the one we liked the most and we are delighted to announce that Liz Scott from the UK has won this competition. This is what Liz wrote….
I’m a fan of Pro Tools Expert because without it i would have never have beaten my anxiety disorder. Music was my hiding place and my brother studies it at university using Pro Tools on a daily basis. He showed me how to create music like I’ve never created before, and now we both create powerful motivating music to get me out of the house and achieve my dreams. As well as this Pro Tools Expert helps my brother to pursue his dream and one day he will be a mini David Guetta and it will be from the help of this software so a huge thank you to the founders and creators :) The technology and knowledge behind Pro Tools is a genius! Thank you to you all, and you’re all pretty awesome to have created this competition too :) P.S - I would just like to point out I live on planet earth :)
When we contacted Liz to give her the good news that she had won she told us a little more about herself…
I am 22 years old who shares a passion for music, but the person who inspired me and made me realise music was my hiding place was my brother and without him I wouldn’t have realised how powerful music is. I didn’t realise what fantastic technology was out there, I simply just thought people could sing and there would be a few instruments involved, but when I was introduced to Pro Tools Expert I couldn’t believe what I had been missing, but now its in my life and for that I thank the creators and all staff behind it.
I am just an ordinary girl, despite having anxiety issues, and I just want to say to all of you out there, never let anyone put you down, and never give up on your dreams, and if one day me or my brother make it as a well known musician then it will be thanks to the Pro Tools Experts. Thank you x
Liz, we love to be able to help people and it means so much to us here at Pro Tools Expert to know that we are able to help you is very humbling. We hope that you can Chris will enjoy using your Audient iD22 interface.
If you are a fan of the Pro Tools Expert podcast and listen to this week’s show then you’ll be aware that we thought we would have another prize draw to celebrate the 100th Pro Tools Expert Podcast.
To win simply tell us why you are a fan of Pro Tools Expert - then we will read all the entries and the one that we think is the best, possibly based on humorous content or sycophantic musings will get this awesome piece of kit. Please note entrants must live on planet Earth to enter.
The winner of the Pro Tool Expert 5th Anniversary Prize Draw is Graham Buttle from Hampshire in the UK.
“My early days of recording began in local 8 track studios and using a Yamaha MT44 4 track cassette recorder along with the bands PA mixer and a small drum machine. The next stage was a Tascam Porta 2 with a Roland R5 drum machine. These demos were then re-worked in various pro studios with the band in the 80’s and 90’s until we called it a day in 1995.
The winner on day 6 of the People’s Choice Prize Draw is Ben Sinclair.
He said “Slate Digital VBC is easily the most used plug-in in my system. It gets used across all of my busses in all of my sessions.”
The winner on day 5 of the People’s Choice Prize Draw is Nate Jones from Colorado Springs.
He said “Maag EQ 4 has the most educated frequency selections of any preselected frequency EQ’s. Once you use it you will hear why. The curves are very musical and allow the voice to remain very natural even under extreme usage. Air band s a real one of a kind.”
The winner on day 4 of the People’s Choice Prize Draw is Pedro V Romero from Spain.
He said “One of the most used tool in my mastering studio is the amazing RX3, finally i can correct distortion, overs, noises, etc without artefacts. Great tool!”
The winner on day 3 of the People’s Choice Prize Draw is Dave Holt.
He said “Pro Tools 11 all the way! Just mixed a whole bunch of tracks for a band who were just offered a major label deal and I couldn’t have met the deadline without PT11.”
The winner on day 2 of the People’s Choice Prize Draw is M Berry.
He said “I voted for the Blue Cat MB-7. The ability to host VST is good. Also, I had been fooling around with using filters to split bands to do parallel compression & this makes the whole process so much nicer. But the real winning feature for me is the midi integration with the controls. This allows me to do some really nice control tricks. I really wish that Avid would apply this midi philosophy to some of the controls in Pro Tools. I am really liking Blue Cat these days. I happily used the spec. analyzer in their free bundle for a long time (you may remember I submitted a tip to use it as a distortion meter). When the deal for the MB7 hit, I got it immediately & loved it from the start. It was a ‘no-brainer’ then for me to trade it up for the entire bundle. IMO, this company is doing some really good, fresh thinking.”