Get your DAWs ready. The LEWITT MIXING CONTEST feat. Louis Berry is officially open to submissions!

LEWITT and Metropolis Studios have teamed up to explore new music in the intimate concert series Clash Live @ Metropolis. Louis Berry was on fire and took the roof off the legendary Studio A in September's live recording session.

Now you can download the multitracks of this session and enter our mixing contest. Sharing your talent with us will be honored: the three best mixes chosen by the Metropolis sound engineers will win a brand-new LEWITT microphone.

‘25 Reasons‘ to mix

The contest features the single ‘25 Reasons‘ by Louis Berry recorded at Clash Live @ Metropolis. This video presents the mixed and mastered version of the award-winning engineers at Metropolis Studios. Do you take the challenge to compete against them?

 

The prizes

Win one of three brand new, cutting-edge LEWITT microphones!

LEWITT LCT 640 TS microphone - change the polar pattern in postproduction LEWITT LCT 440 PURE lare diaphragm condenser microphone LEWITT MTP 440 DM dynamic mic for snare and guitar amps

 1st Prize: LCT 640 TS 
(MSRP $899) 

2nd Prize: LCT 440 PURE 
(MSRP $269)

3rd Prize: MTP 440 DM 
(MSRP $99)

     

Download. Mix. Submit. Win. 

Mixing a live recording is a challenge every sound engineer will face in his or her career.
Embrace the bleed or try to get rid of it - the decision is yours!

Rules

  • This is not a loudness contest; all submissions will be level-matched by the judges before listening. 

  • Don’t change the tempo/key/arrangement. This is a mixing contest. 

  • Don’t add any additional samples, sounds or instruments to the mix. This is a mixing contest. 

  • Only submit your mix once, multi-submissions will automatically disqualify you from the contest.

  • Submission deadline is February 15th, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST. Any tracks submitted after this deadline will not be considered for the contest.

  • The engineers from Metropolis Studios will determine the three winners.  

  • Winners will be notified via email, as well as on this page on March 15th, 2019

  • Read more about the terms & conditions of this mixing contest here.
     

Have fun

  • Deadline for your submission is February 15th, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST

Mixing is an art form. The winner will be chosen based on the judges' subjective taste. There are no absolute rules. Don’t be upset if your version does not make it to the top.

GOOD LUCK & HAPPY MIXING!

Included tracks

Bass amp - DTP 340 REX
Kick in - DTP 340 REX
Kick out - DTP 640 REX (dynamic capsule only)
Snare top - MTP 440 DM
Snare bottom - LCT 340
Toms - DTP 340 TT
Overhead L - LCT 640 TS
Overhead R - LCT 640 TS
Hi-Hats - LCT 340
Slam/wurst mic - LCT 640 TS

Guitar amp - MTP 440 DM
Guitar 2 - KEMPER

Lead vocals - MTP 940 CM
Backing vocals - MTP 940 CM

Room L - LCT 540 S
Room R - LCT 540 S

Samples/Synth DI, plus one track with plate reverb

POLARIZER plugin

Recordings made with the LCT 640 TS in Dual Output Mode allow the polar patterns to be modified in post-production with the POLARIZER plugin. The POLARIZER plugin and detailed instructions are included in the download folder. In this session, we recorded the following tracks with the LCT 640 TS in Dual Output Mode:

  • Overhead L
  • Overhead R

LEWITT microphones are used on all tracks recorded at Clash live @ Metropolis, which are in turn mixed by Metropolis Studios for everybody’s listening pleasure. And here’s a shout out to the good folks at Clash Magazine, Turbosound, Midas Consoles, LabGruppen, as well as to the entire Metropolis Studios crew who put their hearts and souls into hosting the best monthly live recording session in London!



DTP 640 REX Teaser
DTP 640 REX

Dual-element kick drum microphone with switchable sound characteristics. Suitable for all bass-heavy applications.

DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 Teaser
DTP Beat Kit Pro 7

Professional 7-piece drum mic kit with one kick mic, three tom mics, two overheads and a snare mic.

LCT 540 S
LCT 540 S

Cutting-edge microphone for ultra-detailed sound images.

LCT 640 TS
LCT 640 TS

Change the polar pattern – even after the recording.

MTP 940 Teaser
MTP 940 CM

True condenser studio technology in a handheld body.