Gold, Silver, and Bronze M80 Dynamic microphones to be won 30/07/12
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is hosting the first TELEFUNKEN Mix Olympics, coinciding with the 2012 Summer Olympics taking place in London, England. Three mixing events will be held, and for each event winners will be awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze M80 dynamic microphones.
Participants can download audio files from three multi-track sessions provided by TELEFUNKEN in 44.1k/24-bit format. Each of these complete song session files will be used as the three main events for the Mix Olympics. The competition will conclude on August 19, shortly after the closing ceremony of the London games. Winners will be announced the week of August 20th.
TELEFUNKEN says that their Multi-Track Session Files are an excellent source for pristinely recorded audio. They tell us that these sessions can be used as teaching tools, for microphone auditioning / comparative analysis, and in this case, to have a little competitive fun while gaining valuable experience.
All three songs have been recorded using only TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik microphones, and many of the sources will have been recorded with more than one microphone. Mixing participants can listen and choose which of the microphones supplies the most pleasing aesthetic for their competitive mix efforts. As mixes are submitted, they will be shared on TELEFUNKEN's Soundcloud page, and each song mixing event will have its own set of Soundcloud postings for the participants and general public to reference.
Songs to be mixed are:
Human Radio - "You & Me & The Radio"
Sunshine Garcia Band - "For I Am The Moon"
O.A.K. Team - "Girls with Glasses"
For each song, three M80 mics will be awarded. Gold will be judged and awarded by the artist; winner will receive a Gold M80. Silver will be judged by a panel of professionals assembled by TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik; winner will receive a Silver M80. Bronze will be judged by the guys in the shop that actually make the microphones; winner receives a Bronze M80.