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Mixed In Key Announces 2nd Annual Harmonic Mixing DJ Contest

  Mixed In Key, makers of award winning Harmonic Mixing software used by world renowned DJs, has launched their second annual DJ contest. DJs around the world are invited to showcase their favorite music genre in a 10 15 minute
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Mixed In Key, makers of award-winning Harmonic Mixing software used by world-renowned DJs, has launched their second annual DJ contest. DJs around the world are invited to showcase their favorite music genre in a 10-15 minute mix that will be judged by some of the top talents in the industry. The winner and the runner-up will receive DJ packages worth more than $6,000 in combined retail value.

The First Place winner will receive:
- A pair of Event Opal 750-Watt Active Monitor speakers featuring Variable Impedance Flared Ports to eliminate artifacts and noise, a new ULD tweeter design, and 8" EX8 Drivers for solid bass
- A copy of Serato Scratch Live, the ultimate software/hardware DJ solution featuring cueing, looping, keylock, the SP-6 Sample Player and DJ FX
- A copy of Ableton Live 8 Suite featuring new Groove and Warping engines, Looper, 5 new effects (Vocoder, Multiband Dynamics, Overdrive, Limiter, and Frequency Shifter), and many workflow enhancements
- Lifetime licenses for all Mixed In Key products, current and future
- A Rane SL 3 Audio Interface, a 24-bit USB 2.0 interface that connects turntables to a computer and a mixer and can control up to 3 virtual decks in Scratch Live 2.0
- A $250 Gift certificate from Beatport, the recognized leader in electronic dance music downloads for DJs and club music
- A $250 Gift certificate from Traxsource, a digital music store for underground music
- Ableton and Serato's "The Bridge" Technology

The Runner-up will receive:
- An Allen & Heath Xone:DX MIDI Controller
- A copy of Serato ITCH software
- Beatport gift certificate for $150

The judges are:
- DJ Enferno, Turntablist and Madonna's tour DJ
- High Contrast, Drum-and-Bass maestro from the United Kingdom
- Jonas Tempel, founder of www.Beatport.com
- Karl Detken, product visionary responsible for Pioneer CD-Js and DVD-Js
- Kaskade, House music producer and DJ from the United States
- Markus Schulz, Trance pioneer based in Miami
- Pete Tong, host of Essential Mix and Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1
- Sasha, iconic DJ/Producer/Remixer
- Yakov Vorobyev, founder of Mixed In Key

Contest details:
- Entry deadline: November 25, 2010
- The mix has to be 100 percent harmonic
- Judging criteria: The mix must inspire listeners to become fans of that music genre, take the listener on a journey, and showcase innovation in harmonic mixing. Bonus points will be awarded for original choice of tunes and complex transitions, build-ups and break-downs.

Complete details and MP3 upload page can be found at http://contest.mixedinkey.com.