PreSonus and A-list producer/songwriter 5aint (clients include Amy Winehouse, Noel Gallagher, Sasha, and Pet Shop Boys) are co-hosting #GetYourHooksIn, a global vocal and songwriting competition to collaborate on the new 5aint single, which has the working title "Give2Get."
Starting on March 12, 2014, 5aint and PreSonus will make available for download a stereo instrumental submix of "Give2Get," embedded in a Studio One file. The contest is not limited to existing users of Studio One, and a free version of Studio One will be made available to allow access to the track.
Contestants will write and record an original vocal line and melody, including lyrics for the song, and then will submit the resulting piece for judging. The contest closes at 11:59 p.m. U.S. Central Time on May 12, 2014.
A panel of special celebrity judges (including 5aint) will choose the winner and runners up. The panel will look for the submission with the most potential for widespread commercial appeal. The winning singer/songwriter, who can be an individual, group, or a production team, will be the featured on the recording and will receive 50 percent of the writing share.
In addition PreSonus will offer the following prizes:
About 5aint - Producer, songwriter, and recording artist is fascinated with electronics, software, and acoustics. He has been a studio tape op, wiring designer, and tracking and mix engineer and even co-owned a UK touring company. But he is best known for his work with such artists as Amy Winehouse, Craig David, The Spice Girls, Pet Shop Boys, Noel Gallagher, Sasha, and John Digweed to name just a few.
A small 3 channel mixer built for the road
Gaz Williams gives us some insight into the new version