Los Angeles, CA, February 19, 2014: Starting today, Moogfest is inviting anyone to produce a track using the free cloudbased audio workstation Audiotool and submit it to the Moogfest Competition. The winner gets to play a set at Moogfest in Asheville, North Carolina, taking place from the 23rd to the 27th of April 2014. The winner will also, along with 7 runners up, have their tracks included on a limited edition release which will go out to the artists, VIPs and press who will be attending Moogfest.
Participants will have until the 25th of March to submit a track to the competition. A select panel including some of the Moogfest artists will then judge the tracks, with the the winner being announced on 1 April 2014.
Moogfest is the annual festival that celebrates the innovative spirit of founder Dr. Robert Moog, an American pioneer of electronic music and inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Emmy Parker, Brand Director at Moog Music Inc commented: “Moogfest represents the synthesis of technology, music and art. Audiotool's innovative platform empowers emerging artists to create on their own terms. We are excited to offer Audiotool's rich community of musicmakers an opportunity to be a part of Moogfest 2014.”
Since the 50s Moog Music has pioneered and developed devices that offer artists endless possibilities when it comes to creating sound. Audiotool, which started in 2008, brings together a range of retro and new school synthesizer emulations running in the browser, allowing collaboration and free access for anyone. The browserbased audio workstation is all about democratising the process of music creation and collaboration in the cloud. This partnership offers a unique opportunity to combine forces and to capitalize on the natural strengths and alignment of the two brands.
Audiotool inventor André Michelle said: “this partnership is huge for us and our users will be super excited about the chance of winning a set at Moogfest, for one just because of the incredible lineup. It’s also a unique opportunity for Audiotool users to have their music critiqued by some of the Moogfest artists."
Submission phase: 19 February 25 March
Winners announced: 1 April 2014
Grand Prize: Playing live set at Moogfest (flight, hotel and artist pass included)
1st-8th Place: Tracks will be on Moogfest 2014 compilation
More information on the contest and rules for entry can be found at: http://www.audiotool.com/contest/moogfest
Audiotool is a cloudbased audio workstation that is all about the process of music creation in an open, inspiring and collaborative way. Audiotool launched in 2010 and has since gained over 500k users. It started as a TR909 emulation created by Andre Michelle in 2008, earning him the kudos for being one of the most innovative and capable Flash developers in the world. Andre Michelle was subsequently stalked by the idea that everyone should be able to make music through their browser. After 3 years of research and development this vision was fulfilled in the form of Audiotool. It has been awarded internationally for its design and rigorous development and has been praised by electronic music producers and the press: “You can really do everything that you would normally do in a realworld studio.” Richie Hawtin
Since 2004, Moogfest has been a gathering for musicians that worked closely with Bob Moog and his instruments. In 2014, Moogfest is amplifying its vision and becoming a 5Day event dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music. Moogfest honors the inventiveness of Bob Moog and the legacy of the analog synth with an experimental line up of daytime conference programming and landmark nightly performances. Moogfest takes place April 2327th, 2014 in downtown Asheville, NC.
Some of this year’s lineup: Kraftwerk 3D: 3 Concerts, Pet Shop Boys, M.I.A, Flying Lotus, Dillon Francis, CHIC Feat. Nile Rodgers, Daedalus, YACHT.
About Moog Music:
Moog Music is the world’s leading producer of analog synthesizers. The company and its customers carry on the legacy of its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer, Dr. Bob Moog. The company hosts Moogfest, a fiveday festival celebrating the intersection of music and technology in honor of Moog's innovative spirit. All of Moog's instruments are hand built in its factory on the edge of downtown Asheville, NC.