Mixing Contest: The Lumineers


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Win Big with Universal Audio

Win Big with Universal Audio

This month's Zelab is sponsored by Universal Audio.

  • The first place prize is an Apollo Twin MkII QUAD and the opportunity to be a guest on the follow-up Q&A Session with Ryan Hewitt, July 19th.
  • Second place wins a Satellite OCTO
  • Third place receives a Satellite QUAD


The Song:

In our recent video Inside The Mix: The Lumineers With Ryan Hewitt, we watched as Ryan deconstructed his mix of the indie-folk hit song "Angela".

Ryan explained how he approached the radio mix, how the band arrived at the thoughtfully crafted arrangement, how he created the band's iconic vocal sound and crafted a sonic landscape that evolves as the song progresses from section to section.

Now it’s your turn to sit in Ryan’s chair and mix “Angela” from The Lumineers.

Best of all, you'll have the chance to ask Ryan your personal questions about the creation of this production on July 19th in our LIVE Q&A session with Ryan.

How To Win:

Mixing is an art form, the winner will be chosen based on the judges' TASTE. There are no absolute rules. Don’t be upset if your version of this mix does not make it to the top.

The pureMix team will listen to ALL of the mixes and pick 3 winners.

Here are a couple tangible suggestions to carve your way to be the potential winning mixer:

  • Make sure you send in the right song (Don’t laugh, it happens quite a bit)
  • Don’t send the mentor’s original mix hoping that we won’t notice (Don’t laugh, it happens quite a bit)
  • Make sure the vocal/drums/bass/guitars are not muted in your mix. Especially the lead vocal. (We think the production was quite nice and would love to hear all of it.)
  • Don’t change the tempo/key/arrangement. This is a MIXING challenge.
  • Louder is not better, we level match everything before we listen (You know who you are)
  • Submit your mix before the deadline

Good luck!


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First Place: Agusraffo

Congratulations on winning a Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII QUAD.

Second Place: Mingar

Congratulations on winning a Universal Audio Satellite OCTO.

Third Place: Berk

Congratulations on winning a Universal Audio Satellite QUAD.