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Los Angeles, CA, March 6, 2020 – Focusrite, together with other leading brands in content creation, is offering an exclusive competition, to outfit three lucky winners with a complete podcast studio makeover. Intended to remove barriers to creativity for the recipients, each makeover is valued at over $2300 in gear and includes an hour of podcast coaching from Harry Duran, Host of Podcast Junkies and Founder of FullCast, as well as the opportunity for you and your podcast studio to be featured in a video project produced by Focusrite. Visit https://focusrite.com/podcast-studio-makeover to enter. Deadline for entries is April 17, 2020.

To enter, just simply fill out the form on the landing page including a link to a five-minute sample episode and a three-minute pitch video. Chosen winners will receive a Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen Audio Interface, a Heil Sound PR40 dynamic microphone and PL2T boom arm, a set of ADAM Audio SP-5 Studio Headphones, a Namba Gear Lil Namba Remix Backpack, a design session and $500 store credit with Audimute for a custom sound treatment solution, a $95 store credit with Hindenburg (enough for their Journalist software or use it to upgrade to Journalist Pro), 50% off a SquadCast annual plan and a discount on podcast hosting from Simplecast.

tiaTM is a technology exclusive to 64 Audio that works by eliminating sound-altering tubes and dampers. Sound produced by the tia system is able to disperse freely and effortlessly, yielding an incredibly smooth and musical frequency response. Two major elements of the tia system include the tia high driver and the tia single bore design.

64 Audio’s patent-pending apex™ (Air Pressure Exchange) Technology is a pneumatically interactive vent that dramatically reduces listening fatigue by releasing sound pressure that is inherent in other earphone designs.

LID™ is a technology exclusive to 64 Audio that ensures a consistent frequency response regardless of the source, making it perfect for musicians plugging into a variety of equipment.

3D-Fit™ is 64 Audio’s proprietary 3D printing process that results in a personalized fit not found in any other IEM.

“2019 has seen 64 Audio stay at the forefront of IEM design by continuing to develop innovative technologies that push the boundaries of the experience IEMs can deliver to our professional audio customers,” concluded Belonozhko.

Entries must include:

  • An audio sample of your show [can be a link to Apple, Spotify, Dropbox, SoundCloud, or other popular podcast, streaming or file-sharing sites]
    • Entries don’t need to be an established podcast – they can be just a sample of what to expect from your show
    • Perfect audio quality isn’t important; just make sure your content can be clearly heard
    • Submit your best clip, up to five minutes
  • Up to three-minute pitch video [can be a public or private YouTube link, or via a file-sharing service like Dropbox]. Tell the judges why they should select you.
    • Show your current studio
    • Explain your show is important to you
    • Tell the audience why you’ve chosen your topic
    • Creativity and enthusiasm go a long way. Relax, have fun, show your potential
    • Submissions over three minutes will not be watched

Focusrite Marketing Manager Dan Hughley remarks, “As a content creator myself, I am personally closely aware of how much of a difference it makes to have a podcast studio that is properly outfitted. When all the pieces are in place, ideas can flow and the creativity shines, rather than instances where technical imperfections make the process more of a struggle. A great podcast should feel effortless for the creator/host, the listeners, and any interview subjects involved, and that’s what we’re hoping to help our makeover winners achieve with their work.”

Focusrite makes the world’s best-selling range of USB audio interfaces, Scarlett, providing a wide range of input/output options focusing on how many microphones you need to record, all at an affordable price. Learn more about Focusrite’s solutions for podcasters: https://focusrite.com/en/podcasters

The Heil PR 40 microphone boasts the widest frequency range of any dynamic mic in the Heil PR series. The Heil Sound PL2T Topless® Boom mount is a unique and versatile boom that utilizes a system of perfectly balanced internal springs to provide perfect balance and silent, effortless adjustment of its position. Learn more about Heil Sound: https://heilsound.com/

SquadCast is the ultimate Podcast collaboration platform. Specializing in remote collaboration services for audio production in real time through a web app. Learn more about SquadCast: https://squadcast.fm/

For nearly 7 years, Simplecast has provided podcasters with industry-leading publishing, distribution, analytics, and sharing tools. Learn more about Simplecast: https://simplecast.com/

Audimute products are revolutionizing the way people experience work, worship, entertainment, and their home through a suite of sound absorption and soundproofing solutions. Learn more about Audimute: https://www.audimute.com/

Hindenburg’s mission is to tear down the technical divide between storytellers and their audience. Their recording software is a DAW made specifically for Broadcast Radio and Podcasts. Learn more about Hindenburg: https://hindenburg.com/

The ADAM Audio STUDIO PRO SP-5 is a premium-quality closed-back headphone designed for professional use with a balanced and dynamic response for monitoring and mixing in the studio or with a mobile setup. Learn more about ADAM Audio: https://www.adam-audio.com/en/

Lil Namba Remix Backpack is capable of transporting up to a 15 in laptop; plus plenty of room for headphones, audio interface, mics, cables, power supplies and more. Learn more about Namba Gear: https://www.nambagear.com/

About Focusrite

Focusrite Audio Engineering has pioneered professional audio recording technology spanning four decades. Starting from the delivery of 12 sonically unrivalled music-recording consoles, Focusrite has gone on to become the leading name in music recording products. The Focusrite brand offers audio interfaces and other solutions for recording musicians, music producers and audio professionals alike. Today the company is famous for offering unprecedented sonic performance at every price point, notably the ubiquitous Scarlett range of USB interfaces. Focusrite relentlessly pursues opportunities to inspire creativity through technology, constantly seeking new ways to eliminate technological barriers, without compromising on sound quality.

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