What Is The Gauntlet?
The Gauntlet is both a competition, and a giveaway. We invite artists to submit their mixes to challenge our mastering engineers in a head-to-head style competition.
Anyone can submit their song to be considered in the competition. The competition will last one month (September 2019), and each engineer will master the same song within the challenge rules for the artist to choose from in a blind listening test. The artist doesn’t get to know who supplied which master. The winning master is the artist’s to do with as they please, 100% free!
That’s not all. The engineers will have some skin in the game: The losing engineer has to donate $250 to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. At the end of the challenge, the mastering engineer with the most selected masters is declared the Gauntlet Champion.
We want to make it worthwhile for all who enter, even if your song isn’t used in the challenge portion of the contest. We are working closely with many companies to build some awesome prizes that will not only help artists and producers make better music, but provide them opportunities for big wins with all of the work that follows a finished record! We’ve already partnered with Producer Dojo, Sample Hero, Warp Academy, and Teknofonic!