It was MASSIVE. Probably the biggest music gear contest in the history of our industry with over $103,000 worth of pro audio hardware and software, from Ableton to Roland, Arturia to Yamaha, Korg to Steinberg, Elektron to Moog Music, Sample Logic to Native Instruments... in fact, with gear from over 63 brands.
If you were one of the 30,000+ that entered we want to thank you for completing the survey too. This information is crucial in helping large and small music gear makers decide on the direction of future products. The music making community thanks you!
So, there were 12 grand prize bundle winners and 12 runner up prize winners. Here's the list of the winners:
Click here to see the prizes they have won: https://ask.audio/articles/103076-in-music-gear-prizes-askaudio-back-to-school-contest
Over the coming months we'll be publishing some of the survey results. It's fascinating to see how popular DAWs, audio interfaces and MIDI controllers are amongst 30,000+ music makers.
But wait... we received some comments questioning whether this contest was real... (yes, some of you asked!) Check out these videos from 6 of our grand prize bundle winners telling you how they feel about winning and how they are planning on using their new gear.
Some of these videos include musicians and producers like you and me experiencing emotions ranging from somewhat stunned to completely excited, and more in between. Enjoy:
Bundle 2 Winner - Fabien Norger:
Bundle 3 Winner - Bobby Easton:
Bundle 4 Winner - Malachi:
Bundle 5 Winner - Sergei Parahhov:
Bundle 7 Winner - Tom Moore:
Bundle 8 Winner - Philippe Le Vourch:
If you want to support your own music making journey and support AskAudio in the process, check out the AskAudio Academy, full of professionally produced online video courses covering every major software, plugin, hardware and recording, mixing and mastering technique (with over 1,534 hours of videos):