In celebration of its 120 years of innovation, Gibson Brands is hosting the 2014 Gibson “Win a Studio” Video Contests, with monthly drawings for which the first prize winners receive everything they need for a full home recording setup. Included among this gear are some of the company’s most popular recording pieces, such as KRK Systems’ ROKIT 5 Studio Monitors and 10s Powered Subwoofer; TASCAM’s TM-PC1 Condenser Microphone, US-366 USB 2.0 Audio Interface and TH-MX2 Professional Headphones; and Stanton’s DJC.4 Virtual DJ Digital Workstation; among others. At the end of the contest, which concludes November 30, one Grand Prize winner will be chosen to win a Gibson Double Diamond Guitar.
To enter, contestants must create an original 30-second to 15-minute video that highlights the Gibson Brands product that is the focus of each specific contest, such as March’s Gibson Min-ETune and April’s KRK ROKIT challenges. The featured products will be posted online on the Gibson “Win a Studio” Contest page at the start of each new month and contestants will have two months from that date to submit their video. To be considered, participants must upload their video to their personal YouTube channel with a title that mentions the product, followed by the words “Gibson Studio Giveaway.” The video description must include the following tags: Gibson Win A Studio Contest, Gibson Brands, Inc. and the month of the contest to which it applies. Videos must then be submitted to the specific contest entry page located online at the link above by the end of the two month submission deadline. By entering, a contestant attests that they are the sole owner of all copyrighted materials contained in the video. Winners will be announced one month after individual contest submission deadlines. The grand prize winner will be announced on December 31.
In the monthly contest prize pack are the KRK ROKIT 5 Studio Monitors, which feature lightweight yellow composite woofers that achieve outstanding dynamics. These monitors not only meet the highest sonic standards, but deliver the versatility needed by all users to take their mixes to the next level—regardless of musical style. The unique tuning process used on the ROKITS treats the woofer, cabinet, and port as a single, integrated whole, which provides extreme vocal clarity with extended bass response.
A perfect complement to the ROKITs, the KRK 10s Powered Subwoofer is designed to extend the low-frequency performance of the monitors to ensure ideal engineered sound. It features a great-looking curved cabinet and a yellow glass-aramid composite woofer, which both echo the style of the ROKITS. Combined with a front-firing bass port, the woofer provides an accurate and powerful low-end punch, while a high-powered amplifier and active crossovers offer smooth and precise sound reproduction.
With the TASCAM TM-PC1 Condenser Microphone, engineers can capture every detail of their vocals and acoustic instruments. A one-inch gold-sputtered diaphragm, switchable pad and roll-off make the microphone versatile enough for any recording application. The mic includes a shock mount, pop filter and desktop stand to start recording right out of the box.
Perfect for use with the condenser mic, TASCAM’s US-366 USB 2.0 Audio Interface features high-quality HDDA mic preamps with a wide frequency response (from 10Hz to 68kHz). Up to 192kHz/24bit recording yields low noise and low distortion, and an on-board DSP Mixer provides zero-latency headphone mixes with effects. The US-366 includes two XLR mic inputs with +48V phantom power, two TRS inputs and additional line level and digital I/O for maximum flexibility and the best possible sound.
A great addition to any studio, the TASCAM TH-MX2 Professional Headphones are tailored for mixing and feature a powerful bass response that adds energy to the audio and brilliant mids that round out a mix. Its closed-back isolation offers a clean sound with rich bass response and crisp highs. The foldable design makes it easy to transport, while the circumaural ear cuffs and flexible headband provide comfort for hours of use.
Stanton’s DJC.4 Virtual DJ Digital Workstation is a DJ controller and audio interface, bundled with an enhanced four-deck version of Virtual DJ LE, allowing users to scratch and mix up to four desk of audio while also controlling video. An integrated four-channel audio interface can be integrated with analog turntables or CD decks for added performance, while the large touch-sensitive jog wheels make for an extremely tight scratch and pitch bend control. Additionally, its setup couldn’t be simpler; plug in the included USB cable, start up Virtual DJ LE and the user is on their way.
Additional prizes in the studio prize package include a 2014 Gibson LPM Guitar, an Epiphone Hummingbird Pro Guitar, an Epiphone Thunderbird Guitar, Onkyo Trainer Headphones, a Gibson Memory Cable and the studio version of Cakewalk’s Sonar software.