-An opening slot at Lollapalooza on Perry’s stage
-Flight stipend of up to $500 plus lodging to spend one 9-hour day with an engineer in the Los Angeles Red Bull Studio
-$2,495 sponsorship for Dubspot Academy's online Mixing and Mastering Program
-Ableton Live 8
-Sony MDR-V55/BR DJ headphones
-Lollapalooza artist pass and artist guest pass
-Hotel for Lollapalooza weekend
Remaining three finalists:
-Two three-day passes to Lollapalooza
-Sony MDR-V55/BR DJ headphones
-Ableton Intro, Ableton t-shirt and laptop bag
Red Bull Studio:
Red Bull Studio in Los Angeles is a world class, state of the art recording facility. The studio plays host to all levels of musicians, ranging from world renowned GRAMMY winning artists to undiscovered musical talent.
The studio features a Solid State Logic 9000 K-Series 48-channel mixing console, along with a Digidesign D-Command HD Pro Tools control surface. The room has a well appointed outboard gear selection, as well as a myriad of microphones, amps, and other recording equipment. We have one large live room, three isolation booths and a control room.
Red Bull Studio, Los Angeles was built in 2007 by acoustic designers Whitemark along with project manager Troy Germano of Studio Design Group/Germano Studios. The studio manager/engineer is Eric Stenman whose credits include artists such as: Nas, M.I.A. with Major Lazer, Wale, Good Charlotte, DJ AM, Weezer, All Time Low, and Asher Roth.
Dubspot Mixing and Mastering Program:
Dubspot is a cutting-edge electronic music production and DJ school in New York City and ONLINE.
One of the original Ableton Certified Training Centers in the world, Dubspot has become the premier music school for experienced and aspiring artists alike. Just as importantly, Dubspot is an ever-growing community of musicians, DJs, visual artists, audio professionals, veteran producers and enthusiasts of all genres who share one thing — A genuine passion for music.
Dubspot’s number one priority is to enhance the creative process by working closely with each student and addressing his/her specific needs, customizing the learning experience along the way. Classes are kept intimate with fewer than ten students while our experienced instructors offer a refreshing, cross-genre educational approach in a hands-on lab environment.
In their Mixing and Mastering Program, transform rough ideas and basic compositions into dance floor bangers and sonically pleasing commercial quality masters. Learn the well-kept industry secrets of EQ, compression, panning, level balancing, reverb using iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced along with other special effects from platinum mix/mastering engineer, Daniel Wyatt, senior Dubspot Instructor.
Ableton Live is about making music; for composition, songwriting, recording, production, remixing and live performance. Live's nonlinear, intuitive flow, alongside powerful real-time editing and flexible performance options, make it a unique studio tool and a favorite with live performers. If you'd rather be "making music" than just "using music software," Ableton Live is for you. Live 8, the latest version, includes a wealth of new techniques and improvements with a new groove engine, revamped warping, live looping, new effects, crossfades in the Arrangement View and a reworked MIDI editor. Try Ableton yourself with a free trial
-Multitrack recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz
-Nondestructive editing with unlimited undo
-Powerful and creative MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments
-Advanced warping and real-time time-stretching
-Supports AIFF, WAV, MP3, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC files
-A comprehensive selection of built-in audio and MIDI effects
-Built-in instruments: Simpler for sample-based synthesis, Impulse for sampled drums
-Instrument, Drum and Effect Racks
-New groove engine; apply and extract grooves in real time
-VST and AU support; automatic plug-in delay compensation
-REX file support plus built-in audio to MIDI slicing
-Video import and export for scoring, video warping
-Simple MIDI mapping plus instant mapping for selected hardware
-Full ReWire support; runs as Slave or Master
-Single-screen user interface for simple, creativity-focused operation
-Multicore and multiprocessor support
-Support for The Bridge, Ableton's collaboration with Serato
Sony MDR-V55/BR DJ Headphones:
Feel the rhythm with the MDR-V55 studio monitor DJ style headphones. Outfitted with 40mm closed type driver units, these headphones deliver just the right balance of rigidity and response for balanced audio reproduction while neodymium magnets provide rich bass and clear mid-range response. Additionally, a slim, swivel folding design with reversible earcups make these headphones ideal for listening flexibility and easy portability. A carrying pouch is also included.
-Slim, Swivel Style: The slim, swivel folding DJ style with reversible earcups are ideal for listening flexibility and easy portability.
-Rugged Cord: A rugged, flat Y-type design makes for tangle-free ease of use.
-Neodymium Drivers: Neodymium magnets provide rich bass and clear mid-range response.
-Sound Story: Proven 40mm Closed Type driver units provide just the right balance of rigidity and response for balanced audio reproduction time and again.
-Power Input: Resists high-power input, up to 1,000mW