The Mastering Gauntlet presents Electric Summer Challenge & Giveaway!

Are you an electronic music producer, artist, DJ, or musician?  Would you like FREE mastering and even some production libraries to up your sound design game?

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!  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 offer up some of the most 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, Distrokid, Neverland Music Retreats, and Warp Academy.  There are also going to be special thank-yous and plenty of educational resources coming out of this, too.  The mastering engineers will be sharing youtube videos breaking down their mastering approaches on each of the songs they work on during the challenge, and rumor is there may be mastering chain presets and templates available after the challenge!


Over $7,500 (USD) worth of prizes!  Top entries will receive FREE mastering from not one, but TWO engineers.  Just follow the steps to find out how.

Step 1:

Is your track ready?  Follow our simple mix-prep guide to prepare your song for entry!

Several ways to win!

There are 62 masters (artists get to keep both from each engineer), Sample Hero’s Buy Everything Bundle, a 1-year subscription to Producer Dojo’s access to The Vault, Warp Academy’s Serum Jumpstart Sound Design Masterclass + Darkside Funk Soundbank, and a 1-year subscription to Teknofonic Pro Membership!

  • 35 total prizes!
  • Total giveaway value of $7,600
  • $250 to benefit goes to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention*

*Matching donation by Teknofonic

Warp Academy

Serum Jumpstart Sound Design Masterclass + Darkside Funk soundpack


1-year subscription to the pro membership platform.

Step 2:

Submit your song to the challenge


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  • Open Submissions:
    July 1st – August 31st, 2019
  • Gauntlet mastering challenge:
    September 1st – 31st, 2019
  • Giveaway  winner announcements:
    October 8th, 2019

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