November 24, 2008 in Music and Recording (E)
[prMac.com] Los Altos, CA - Sonoma Wire Works announces a Holiday RiffRumble song contest for RiffWorks recording software users. Contestants worldwide will compete for $4120 in prizes, including a Dean Markley Acoustic Guitar, an iPod touch with FourTrack by Sonoma Wire Works, an Ultrasound AG30 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier, 12 sets of Dean Markley VintageBronze Guitar Strings, RiffWorks InstantDrummer Sessions by Discrete Drums, and Recording Magazines. RiffWorks T4 free recording software may be used to record solo entries and online collaborations with a holiday or winter theme. The power pop band, Rooney, will choose Grand Prize winner. Entries will be accepted for two weeks: November 24 - December 7, 2008. Votes accepted November 24 - December 14th. No purchase necessary and no entry fee.
Three Categories to Win
Grand Prize (Rooney’s Choice): Musician who enters the song chosen by Rooney band members, wins a Dean Markley DM-J360 E Acoustic Guitar. This flat-top jumbo acoustic recalls the Gibson J-160 that John Lennon used with the Beatles. It features book-matched mahogany back and sides, a solid mahogany neck, a solid book-matched spruce top, a slim 15th fret ebony fret-board, gold-plated tuners with simulated tortoise knobs, ivroid binding, and a gold-plated stereo input jack for a neck position installed custom pick-up with both volume and tone controls as part of the body. Includes hard shell case (MSRP $3250). 5 RiffWorks InstantDrummer Sessions by Discrete Drums ($49.95) and Recording Magazines ($19.95). Total Value: $3320
2nd Prize (Contestants' Choice): Musician who enters the song that receives the most votes from the contestants wins an Ultrasound AG30 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier. The best selling compact acoustic amp on the market for the last 5 years is built to Markley's specs for Ultrasound Amps. At 30 watts and just 20 pounds, the AG-30 is perfect for recording and coffee shop gigs. Feedback control, EQ shape control, effects loop, direct out, line out, headphone out, and a 5-year warranty fill out the features (MSRP $300). An Apple iPod touch 8GB (value $229) plus an iTunes gift card for Sonoma Wire Works FourTrack iPhone/iPod touch application ($9.99). 5 RiffWorks InstantDrummer Sessions by Discrete Drums ($49.95). Recording Magazines ($19.95). Total Value: $600 (USD).
3rd Prize (Most Public Votes): Musician who enters the song that receives the most shouts from the public wins 12 sets of Dean Markley VintageBronze Guitar Strings in a wooden gift box (MSRP $135). Five RiffWorks InstantDrummer Sessions by Discrete Drums ($49.95). Recording Magazines ($19.95). Total Value: $200 (USD).
RiffWorks easy-to-use guitar recording software includes automatic track creation, loop recording, guitar-oriented effects, InstantDrummer, professionally recorded drum tracks, online music collaboration, and song posting. RiffWorld rolls it all into a vibrant online community. RiffWorks Standard Pricing: $129 (USD).
RiffRumble song contests are hosted by Sonoma Wire Works on RiffWorld and sponsored by the hottest music industry companies. Sponsors for past RiffRumbles have included Line 6, IK Multimedia, Taylor Guitars, Seymour Duncan, Schecter Guitars, Recording Magazine, and more.
About Dean Markley Strings
Dean Markley Strings have been featured on thousands of recordings and at thousands more concerts for nearly 40 years. Dean's lasting goal to provide "not just another string, but a better string," is a commitment to helping electric, acoustic, and bass guitarists play and sound better by using the finest materials and innovative technologies.
Headquartered in Los Altos and incorporated in 2003, Sonoma Wire Works develops high-quality, innovative products and services that help musicians enjoy playing, recording and sharing music. Sonoma Wire Works products have received multiple editorial awards for performance and innovation, including a NAMM 2008 Best in Show Trendsetter Award. (C)2008 Sonoma Wire Works. All rights reserved. RiffWorks, RiffWorld, InstantDrummer, the RW logo and the FourTrack logo are trademarks property of Sonoma Wire Works. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.