Burlington, MA (November 7, 2016)—Avid has announced the five contest winners of Music in Motion with Pro Tools | First, which offered aspiring artists an opportunity to receive real-world feedback and session time with top music producers.
Hundreds of contestants used Pro Tools | First, the free version of the industry-standard Pro Tools digital audio workstation (DAW), to record their demos. World-class producers from Avid’s influential and collaborative customer community selected the winners.
In the USA, Jason Evigan chose Villain Lighting and Jesse “Corparal” Wilson chose Dalton Boles. In Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, Avid collaborated with Mix With The Masters, an online community and seminar series for engineers and producers. Andrew Scheps chose Simon Carpentier as winner of the Songwriter category. Tchad Blake chose Aurelien Gana as winner of the Bedroom Producer category. Marek Pompetzki and his partners Paul NZA and Cecil Remmler chose Konstantin Reicheld as winner of the Beat Maker category.
“This was a great experience not only for the participants, but for me as well,” said Jesse “Corparal” Wilson. “Each artist has their own vibe and sound and it was a tough decision picking a winner as they’re all talented in their own way. It was great jumping in the studio with Dalton Boles and working on his music with Pro Tools. He’s a talented artist and I think we both learned a lot from this opportunity Avid created.”
Boles has used Pro Tools as his main DAW for mixing and mastering for several years. “It’s absolutely the most intuitive DAW for mixing—everything’s clean and effortless,” said Boles. “The contest was an incredible opportunity. I’ve said thank you to a hundred different people, but I can’t say it enough.”
The winners won feedback and session time with their judges as well as a complete studio setup featuring Pro Tools, Pro Tools | Quartet, Eleven MK II and Classic Compressors Bundle.