Think you have what it takes to mix like the pros? Here’s your chance to prove it! The team at EngineEars have partnered with Auto-Tune to present the Mix Madness 2020 Mixing Contest. Hosted by MixedbyAli and Young Guru, Mix Madness gives engineers the chance to get their work heard by two of the most respected mixers in hip-hop—and win free gear. Free copies of Auto-Tune Pro and Auto-Tune EFX+ are among the prizes you can win during Mix Madness 2020. Not only that, the Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000—and the bragging rights that come with it.


To enter, go EngineEars.org and send a copy of your best mix to MixMadness@EngineEars.org along with your Instagram handle, location, and a short bio by April 10th, 2020, 12pm PST. The top 32 tracks will be personally selected by MixedByAli and Young Guru. Those mixers whose tracks are selected will receive unreleased stems to mix from artists including Jozzy, KennyBeats, and Rapsody.

That’s when the real fun begins. Because once those mixes are done, Mix Madness 2020 turns into a March Madness-style competition hosted on the EngineEars account on Instagram Live.

Mix Madness 2020: The Brackets Begin

Contestants will compete in three brackets: The Engineers’ Vote will be determined by MixedbyAli and Young Guru themselves. The Artists’ Vote will be judged by the artists whose tracks are being mixed. And The People’s Vote will be determined by the community of listeners.

The Secret Weapon for Competitive Mixes

It takes skills to mix like the masters—but it also takes the right tools. To make a truly competitive mix, download the same tools used by MixedByAli on his tracks: Auto-Tune.

(Note: you don’t need to purchase Auto-Tune to enter the contest.) If you’re holding out for a chance to win Auto-Tune Pro or Auto-Tune Access EFX+, check out the other pro vocal plug-ins from Antares. The AVOX bundle gives you even more options for creating a cutting edge mix, or download Auto-Tune Access to get the most affordable version of Auto-Tune.

To learn more, visit EngineEars.org for a complete set of rules and information on how to enter. Good luck to those of you out there who are bold enough to enter and get up in the mix.