Contests, gigs, convents ...

Events in 2014

Blend.io - 30 minutes workouts

D16 Group sponsors a series of contests organized by Blend.io (a music collaboration platform for music producers). The main theme is exerting creativity to make possible doing a tune using the D16's plug-in demo version. You need to take into account that our demos work for 30 minutes only and after that time all settings are lost. So to be able to submit a track for the contest you have to fit into 30 minutes timeframe with production. Up till now there were two contests from the series held; use the links below to get know more about each of them:

There'll be more contest from the series to come in 2015, so stay tuned and visit our Facebook profile from time to time.

Dubspot - the LuSH-101 Giveaway

For this exclusive free VST giveaway, you have the chance to win one of five free copies of the LuSH-101 synthesizer from D16 Group. Interested in Sound Design? check out Dubspot's Sound Design course, with classes starting 6/24, 7/12, 7/21 in NYC, 6/17 in LA and Online. To become familiar with the rules of this giveaway please visit: blog.dubspot.com/d16-contest

136th AES Berlin Convention

Celebrating the success of the 136th Audio Engineering Society Convention, which took place April 26 - 29, 2014 at the Estrel Hotel and Convention Center in Berlin, Germany, the AES continues to forge new territory with its successful tracks and programs at recent Conventions. Making its European debut was the heavily-attended Project Studio Expo, sponsored by DPA Microphones, as well as an expanded Sound for Picture track, of interest to many of today’s leading professionals. Additional Technical Program events, manufacturer exhibitions, tech tours and more rounded out the Convention, which paved the way for AES138, which will next year be held in Poland (as announced at the Berlin opening ceremonies). It's become a custom D16 Group participated in the event as sponsors of Students Recording Competition.

In The Loop

The latest episode of Producertech's new movie podcast In The Loop features a competition to win our delay plug-in Sigmund, as well as exclusive new software tutorials, hardware reviews, interviews and more. After taking a detailed look at Ableton's controller Push, showing each of its modes and some of the most useful features, there is an interview with the talented producer and Producertech tutor, Defazed. Under the alias FracTroniX, Defazed has already created a huge online course for Producertech, on producing twisted Dubstep with Logic Pro, totalling over 6 hours of tutorials. The podcast shows a sneak preview of his next course, on Glitch Hop production with Maschine, where he explains how to resample bass patches in order to create seriously heavy basslines! There is then a quick overview of Sigmund, which can be won by entering the competition announced in the Podcast

A picture is worth a thousand words - Contest

A total of 36 tracks were submitted. With a great variety in style and approach, it certainly was hard time picking the top 6 favorites! Here are the Winners:

  • Russian Corvette with sundayafternoonweightlessness (61 points)
  • 3ee with Winter Breeze (60 points)
  • Koen Veldeman with Nightfall (59 points)

The top 3 winners will receive a prize from D16 Group, as well as a pick of the prize pool in order of placement.


In the process of making music I take inspiration from many things. One thing I tend to do a lot is to take a sound or idea and let everything flow from there. Using pictures is a great stimulus to get my creative juices going. Use an image of a person, object, environment, or whatever might inspire you. Just make sure to keep it G-rated and free of copyright, your image will be part of your contest submission, posted on SoundCloud. To read more details please visit: rekkerd.org/music-production-contest-picture-worth-thousand-words The contest deadline for submitting your entry is Friday, December 13th, 2013, 11.59pm CET. The winners will be decided by popular vote amongst entrants. D16 is happy to announce they support the contest by contributing software to the prize pool.