We're giving you the chance to win an Absolute Music goodie bag in our new in-store competition. As you enter our Bournemouth pro-music superstore, you should notice a large display tempting you to pick up your free air guitar. All you need to do is take one from the stand, strike your best rock pose and get someone to snap the moment! Feel free to ask a member of our staff to take the pic if you're visiting solo.
Fancy getting your hands on some fantastic Yamaha prizes? There's a B1 SG2PE digital piano, Tyros 4 and DTX750K up for grabs, plus loads more! In fact, there are no less than 150 prizes up for grabs! CLICK HERE to view a list of all the prizes.
To enter the competition, all you need to do is submit an original photograph featuring a past or present Yamaha product. It could depict a favourite memory or just be comical! You will also need to accompany the photograph with a brief explanation of the photo. The closing date for entries is 30th June 2013. Winners will be announced shortly after on 8th July.
Fancy bagging yourself a FREE Arturia MiniBrute? Well, Arturia are currently running a giveaway to bag one of these compact analogue beauties! The awesome-sounding MiniBrute features a Steiner-Parker multimode filter, not seen since the 70s when it was featured on the rare Synthacon. It also features a number of unique features for dirtying up your sound, such as the Metalizer and Brute Factor! Throw an arpeggiator in there, a 25 note keyboard, plenty of hands-on controls, plus MIDI, gate, CV and USB connectivity and you're looking at one monstrous little instrument!
To put yourself in with a chance of winning an Arturia MiniBrute simply CLICK HERE to head over to Arturia's Facebook page, click the contest banner and follow the instructions by entering your details. Please note that you need to enter by 18th June 2013 at the very latest (tomorrow) to be in with a chance of winning! Good luck!
We've teamed up with Shure UK to give you the chance of winning the industry standard live vocal microphone - a Shure SM58. Amazingly, this dynamic microphone has been around since 1966 and its continued popularity today is testament to its quality and design.
1966 I hear you say? Doesn't this make the SM58 outdated? It's a common question and so I recently wrote a short article to present the facts and dispel and myths: CLICK HERE to read it.
If you're building up a home studio and are after an audio interface then how does this sound: buy an Avid Fast Track Solo or Duo between now and the end of August 2013 and you will be entered into a successive series of fortnightly competition draws to win a crossgrade to the full professional version of Pro Tools 11 (from the copy of Pro Tools Express that comes included with the interfaces). So, this means that the earlier you buy, the more draws you will be entered into, so if you've got a Solo or Duo on your radar, now is the time to pounce!
Both the Avid Solo and Duo are portable, studio-grade USB audio interfaces with a simple, modern, all-metal design, providing a number of connections to turn your computer into a professional recording system. As we mentioned, they also both come with Pro Tools Express, which is a stripped-down version of the industry's favourite audio recording software. In order to run the software, both also come with a free iLok licence key, worth over £30 AND the Eleven and Moogerfooger plug-in bundle, worth over £630!!! You can also connect both to an iPad with an optional USB power adapter (sold separately).
Following on from yesterday's release of the new Toontrack The Blues EZX expansion pack, we've lined up a little competition giving two people the chance to grab a copy! Entering is simple - comment on Facebook, Youtube and/or Twitter telling us why you think you should win it, and/or share/retweet our little promo video and we'll pick two winners at random on Wednesday!
How do you fancy getting your song mixed and mastered by a Grammy award-winning producer at Abbey Road Studios? On top of this would you like to get a Pro Tools|HD Native system, Pro Tools HD 10 and a HD Omni interface? And how about getting your work exposed to AVID's online community (with over 70,000 Facebook and over 19,000 Twitter followers)? Well, this is all included in the top prize (worth over $7000) for this amazing competition so read on to find out how to enter. After all, who wouldn't want to put themself in with a chance of winning this prize?!
Fancy getting your hands on a FREE copy of EZdrummer plus the brand new Randy Staub Rock Solid EZX expansion pack? Simply visit our Facebook or Twitter pages and share the photo below (or our competition tweets) to put yourself in with a chance of winning!
This week we are giving one person the chance to win 2 tickets to the Roland Synth Story on 28th November at The Roland Music Academy, Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College. At this event you will be able to get hands-on with some classic rare Roland gear, including the Jupiter-8, Juno-60, Jupiter-6, Jupiter-4, Juno-106, JX-8P, D-50, JD-800, JV-1080, JP-8000 and XV-5080! You'll also be able to meet industry experts, including Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree and Japan), Graham Massey (808 State) and Jody Wisternoff (Way Out West), who will be discussing their experiences with creating electronic music!