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The gang over at uber fantistic sound creation company e-insturment 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 Kontalk 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.”
The winner on day 1 of the People’s Choice Prize Draw is Dan Watts from the UK.
He said “I know it’s slightly an unglamorous choice but VE Pro 5 gets my vote. Being able to host slave PCs easily on my mac without having to tweak a multitude of settings is just amazing! And all using Ethernet too!”
To celebrate our 5th Anniversary we’ve put together an unmissable opportunity, one lucky person is going to win around $20,000 worth of studio equipment (terms and conditions apply). The bundle is:
- Avid Omni interface - Kindly supplied by our friends at Avid
- Avid Pro Tools 11HD - Kindly supplied by our friends at Avid
- Pro Tools PC - Kindly supplied by our friends at Pro Tools PC
- Rednet System - Kindly supplied by our friends at Focusrite
- UAD-2 Quad - Kindly supplied by our friends at Universal Audio
- KRK Rokit 8 G3 Monitors - Kindly supplied by our friends at KRK
- KRK KNS 8400 Studio Headphones - Kindly supplied by our friends at KRK
- The Entire Plug-in Alliance Collection - Kindly supplied by our friends at Plug-in Alliance
- Fabfiter Total Bundle - Kindly supplied by our friends at Fabfilter
- iZotope Studio And Repair Advanced Bundle - Kindly supplied by our friends at iZotope
- Exponential Audio Reverb Bundle - Kindly supplied by our friends at Exponential Audio
- Arturia V Collection Synths Bundle - Kindly supplied by our friends at Arturia
- Novation Studio Impulse 61 Controller - Kindly supplied by our friends at Novation
- Synchro Arts Revoice Pro - Kindly supplied by our friends at Synchro Arts
- Mogami Cabling - Kindly supplied by our friends at Source Distribution
- Groove 3 All Access Pass - Kindly supplied by our friends at Groove 3
There draw is free to enter and is open to anyone from qualifying countries. Please read the terms and conditions carefully. Draw ends last day of December 2013.
The winner of the awesome Vienna Ensemble Pro 5 software, kindly supplied by our friends at Time & Space is Andrew Walker. Andrew says;
“I visit pro-tools-expert.com almost every day to find out the latest news about Pro Tools- recently the updates on who is AAX 64 bit compatible have been crucial to my work, and the user-submitted tips are fun and helpful as well. I am excited to have won this contest because VEP5 is something I’ve had my eye on for a long time but hadn’t pulled the trigger yet.”
If you missed out this time then check out our latest prize draw here.
Our friends over at Alchemea put up a cool prize of a copy of Pro Tools 11 as well as £1000 worth of free certified training for one lucky person.
Today we can announce that the lucky person is Adam Brockwell. Adam says…
I feel very lucky to have won. I’m a 20 year old student aspiring engineer/producer. I’m currently studying Audio and Recording Technology at University where I use Pro Tools on a regular basis; which lead to me entering this competition via the Pro Tools Expert Facebook page on a whim. When I received an email telling me I’d won I was overwhelmed to not only be winning the software but to also get the amazing opportunity to be trained at Alchemea, something you don’t often get a chance to do on a student budget! I’m extremely grateful, thank you so much!
Congratulations Adam and enjoy your prize.
Our friends over at Alchemea are putting up a cool prize of a copy of Pro Tools 11 as well as £1000 worth of free certified training for one lucky person.
Simply complete the form below and one person will get this cool prize. Alchemea recently upgraded their flagship studio with an SSL Duality SE console, but what desk preceded the Duality? The answer to the question can be found on their blog here.
Please complete all fields. One entry per email address. You are entering for a chance to win one copy of a Pro Tools 11 (Not HD) and £1000 worth of Alchemea training, no cash alterntive. Judges decision is final and no correspondance will be entered into. By entering you are giving permission for either/or both Alchemea and Pro Tools Expert to contact you in the future. You can opt out at any time after the draw has ended, if you do so before it ends then you will be removed from the draw. Contest ends 30th June 2013.
We know that there has been some confusion around Pro Tools 11 and educational pricing, so Mike has spoken to a couple of Avid people at NAB to get clarification on it.
We showed a picture of the very cool UAD LA-2A cushion from NAMM 2013. Lots of you wanted one.
Well our friends at Universal Audio wanted to share the love, so they gave us a unique cushion signed by the founder of Universal Audio and all-around nice guy Bill Putnam Jnr.
For a chance to win this and give it pride of place in your studio simply complete the form below. The draw ends on 28th February 2013. Good Luck!
Please complete all fields. One entry per email address. You are entering for a chance to win one signed unique Universal Audio cushion, no cash alterntive. Judges decision is final and no correspondance will be entered into. By entering you are giving permission for either/or both Universal Audio and Pro Tools Expert to contact you in the future. You can opt out at any time after the draw has ended, if you do so before it ends then you will be removed from the draw. Contest ends February 28th 2013.
Our friends over at Focusrite have given us a Forte audio interface for one lucky person to win!
If you want to win then simply enter below.
One entry per email address. You are entering for a chance to win one Focusrite Forte audio interface, no cash alterntive. Judges decision is final and no correspondance will be entered into. By entering you are giving permission for either/or both Focusrite Novation and Pro Tools Expert to contact you in the future. You can opt out at any time after the draw has ended, if you do so before it ends then you will be removed from the draw. Contest ends February 10th 2013.
We ran a big prize draw for the community before Christmas, and you entered it big time!
Without further ado, the 3 lucky winners are…
- Mbox Pro and Pro Tools 10 - Niels Damkjaer
- Mbox and Pro Tools 10 - Andrey Lukin
- Mbox Mini and Pro Tools 10 - Kashaka Miles
Congratulations all 3 of you - we will be in touch shortly to get your prizes to you.
For those who missed out this time, then watch this space - more coming in 2013!
We like to do a special prize draw at Christmas and this year is no exception.
We are giving away not one, not two, but three Mbox prizes, see below;
- 1st Prize - Mbox Pro and Pro Tools
- 2nd Prize - Mbox and Pro Tools Express
- 3rd Prize - Mbox Mini with Pro Tools Express
Simply complete the form below and answer the question Pro Tools is the best DAW in the world because… any spoilt forms will be excluded from the draw. Happy Christmas!
This is a FREE prize draw open to anyone. All questions must be answered. Only one entry per email address. The prize is for one Avid Mbox and Pro Tools bundle. There are no cash alternatives, judges decision is final. By signing up you are agreeing for your information to be used by either/or both Pro Tools Expert and Avid or their partners to contact you with information we think may be of interest to you. No correspondence will be entered into. Draw ends 30th December 2012
Another fantastic prize draw, this time the complete Pro Tools Instrument Pack.
Simply answer the question how many GB of uncompressed audio content comes with the PTIEP? Prize draw ends July 31st 2010.