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Pro Tools Expert People's Choice Awards 2014 - The Results

Left to right: Terry Grant, Brandon Thompson, Mark CottonIn 2013 the Pro Tools Expert Award was based around a product and were won by Maag for their EQ2 plug-in, deservedly so, they make great products and know how to take care of their users.

In 2014 we decided to change things a little and broaden the awards, so we asked you who you thought were the companies that consistently delivered great products in 2014 and the companies that have consistently taken care of their users in 2014. In November we asked you to nominate brands in the two categories, innovation and Customer Service and you nominated a wide range of brands.

Voting And Prizes

At the beginning of December 2014, we announced the top five brands in each category and asked you to vote for your favourite. We also announced there would be prizes for 2 lucky people who nominated the winning brand in each category and they will win these prizes…

  • iZotope - A Mix & Master Bundle 
  • Zynaptiq - one plug-in of your choice. 
  • Acon Digital - one plug-in of your choice. 
  • Sound Radix - one plug-in of your choice. 
  • McDSP  - one plug-in of your choice. 

Then one lucky person who voted to choose the winners will win these great prizes… 

  • Zynaptiq - ZAP bundle (all four of their big plug-ins)
  • iZotope - A Studio & Repair Bundle
  • Nugen Audio - Stereopack, Visualizer 2 & MasterCheck
  • Acon Digital - A Total Bundle
  • FXpansion - BFD3
  • Sound Radix - A Radical Bundle
  • Sonnox - Pro-Codec Version 3
  • Plugin Boutique - BigKick, VirtualCZ and 10 Loopmasters Artist Series packs of your choice
  • McDSP - Classic Pack Native v5
  • Sounds In Sync - A 31day rental license for EdiLoad.

The Winners Of The Pro Tools Expert People’s Choice Award 2014

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Pro Tools Expert People's Choice Award 2014 - The Shortlist - Voting Now Open

We received nominations for over 50 brands in our Pro Tools Expert People’s Choice Award 2014. The nominations came for big and small brands from across the entire audio production industry, we can now reveal the shortlist of those who received the most public nominations and open the voting to see which brands will win.

There are two catagories - Most Innovative Brand and the Brand With Best Customer Service, now the winner is down to you, so get voting.

Vote And Enter Our Free Prize Draw

As well as casting your vote, enter your details for a chance to win thousands of pounds worth of amazing software from; Nugen Audio, Acon Digital, FXpansion, Sound Radix, McDSP, Sonnox, Universal Audio, Plug-in Boutique, Sounds in Sync, Groove 3 and Synchro Arts. As well as this two of those who entered the nominations draw are going to win a lot of iZotope software. All these prizes have been kindly donated by our partners.


The winner will be announced on January 1st 2015 and the awards made at NAMM 2015

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  • No support is offered with this prize from Pro Tools Expert.
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  • No cash alternative.
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Pro Tools Expert People's Choice Awards 2014 - Nominations So Far

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:

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Win A Copy Of Session Horns From E-Instruments

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

Even better there’s several chances to win, either on their website here, or on Facebook, if you share the Facebook link with your friends then each time you enter you get another chance to win.

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.

System Requirements

Mac or PC, requires Kontakt Player or Kontakt

Winner Of 100th Podcast Celebration Competition - Liz Scott

At the end of Podcast 100 we announced a competition to win an Audient iD22We 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.

Win An Audient ID22 In Our 100th Podcast Show Celebration

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.

This is your chance win the awesome Audient ID22 - the prize is kindly sponsored by Audient. Check out the review of the unit from James Ivey here.

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.

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Pro Tools Expert Anniversary $20K Studio Package Prize Draw Winner

The winner of the Pro Tool Expert 5th Anniversary Prize Draw is Graham Buttle from Hampshire in the UK.

Graham writes

“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.

Once we all hit our mid life crisis the band decided to reform and attempt to record an album!  From speaking to a lot of different people Pro Tools seemed to be the best way for us to achieve this as we could record stuff at home and also use these sessions in a Pro studio.  On the recommendation of a very good friend I joined PTE to try and get up to speed as quickly as possible and  listened to every podcast in the car over a period of about a month and watched as many videos as I could.  
I normally check the site out on a daily basis and always listen to the great podcasts on the way to work which shortens an otherwise dull journey. I’m currently using a Mac Book Pro and Mbox Pro on PT11 and have been buying various plugins from PTE and other sites when deals become available. I have entered quite a few of the competitions on PTE so it seemed to be a no-brainer to enter this one with the amazing prizes on offer and I can’t believe that I have been lucky enough to win!”

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People's Choice Prize Draw Winner Day 6

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.

Don’t forget to vote for your Product of the Year and leave a comment, each day we’ll select one of those who commented and send them a limited edition white iLok.

People's Choice Prize Draw Winner Day 5

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.

Don’t forget to vote for your Product of the Year and leave a comment, each day we’ll select one of those who commented and send them a limited edition white iLok.

People's Choice Prize Draw Winner Day 4

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!

Don’t forget to vote for your Product of the Year and leave a comment, each day we’ll select one of those who commented and send them a limited edition white iLok.