JUNE 2023: “DIVE”

AND THE WINNER IS…

 

jgrandmon

 

AND THE RUNNER UP IS…

 

Zsummerill1176

 

AND THIRD PLACE GOES TO…

 

kaldlyd

 

LISTEN TO THE WINNING MIXES!

 

Congrats jgrandmon you’ve won 250 USD!!!  Zsummerill1176 you’ve won 100 USD, nice job!  And kaldlyd you’ve won a free month of TOURNA-MIX!

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PRODUCER’S PICK

 

Unfortunately producer Matthew Insco was unavailable to vote this month

 

HOUSE PICK

 

This was so hard.  jgrandmon and Zsummerill1176 had the best mixes to my ear but I didn’t find it easy to choose between them.  In the end, the warmth and fullness of jgrandmon won me over.  Picking a third place was also really tough – I was between kaldlyd, JTC and Mange586.  Here were my final choices:

#1 jgrandmon

What stood out the most for me with this mix was the mood.  It seemed to really suit the song.  Super warm, smooth tonality and an overall natural vibe that felt polished but not pushed.   There was just something about the fullness of the mix that felt right to me, as if the mixer really “got” the song; but, there was also a nice airy high end that made the chorus both full and sparkly.  Amazing mix!

#2 Zsummerill1176

Damn close 2nd and a very fine mix too!  I really don’t have any complaints with this effort.  The chorus felt huge, wide and lush.  I did find the vocal every so slightly murky in the choruses, which was interesting because the verses were very upfront, and present.  As the popular vote shows, this was a worthy contender this month!  Excellent mix!

#3 kaldlyd

Ahhhh kaldlyd, always a threat!  My only real issue with this mix was the high felt just a bit too pushed for this song.  Too much polish, not enough warmth.  It did sound really nice overall, but that high end took me out of the song ever so slightly, as if I could “hear the mix” just a bit too much.   With a slightly tamed high end, and maybe some more low mids this may have made it to my top choice cause it really was a great mix!!!

 

 

Thanks to all of you for being here!  See you all next month for two more contests!!!

 

 

 

AND OUR ROUND 1 WINNERS ARE…

 

jgrandmon

kaldlyd

Zsummerill1176

tthorpe

Masjes

JTC

ez135

HeavyGroove

mange586

kris@splittergerber.id.au

sagalegin

michaeltn86

 

Congrats to our finalists!  If you finished FIRST in your group you’ve won a free month of TOURNA-MIX!

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MIX CONTEST # 1

 

Songwriter/producer Matthew Insco  (aka Mateo Sol) has graciously provided us with ANOTHER one of his productions!   “Dive” has an open, atmospheric vibe with the classic chill verse into big chorus feel.  The tracks are super well produced and should be a joy to work with.   You’ll need to pay close attention to getting the dynamics right in this quietly epic song 🙂 Have fun!

 

Help support Matthew Insco and visit his Spotify to hear the official version of “Dive” as well as other songs he produced!

 

Song Info:  

Bpm:    75     Sample Rate:   44.1 kHz      

Key:    A minor        Track Count:   39

produced by Mateo Sol.  

Mixed and mastered by Casper Bjerkehagen.  (caspermaster.com)

 

Artist/Band:  

Mateo Sol

 

Can I use this song in my mixing portfolio?:

YES!  Matthew Insco has graciously allowed you to use your mix of “Dive” in your mix portfolio!  Make sure to clearly indicate that your mix is NOT the official mix and also please credit the artist, Mateo Sol.   Thanks!

 

Schedule:  

June 1st – 25th:  MIX SUBMISSION PERIOD – Submit your mix by June 24th, 10 pm (EDT).

June 26th – 27th:  VOTING ROUND 1 – Ends June 27th, 10 pm.  (MANDATORY)

June 28th – 29th:  VOTING ROUND 2 – Ends June 29th, 10 pm.  

June 30th:  WINNERS ANNOUNCED! 

 

Prizes:

1st Place:  250 USD!

2nd Place:  100 USD!

3rd Place:  Free month of TOURNA-MIX!

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