Julian Gray - It is what it isn't Remix Competition / 18

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It doesn’t get much bigger than this!

Taking our courses to the next level, here on Sonic Academy, you can now watch the track being made, download both the remix package and then submit your own remix with the chance to win some truly amazing prizes.

The ‘How To Make It Is What It Isn’t’ Remix Contest is exclusive and only available on Sonic Academy. Your mix could be in with a chance of winning some wicked prizes and ultimately getting a release on the master himself Deadmau5 own label - mau5trap!* - home to some of the biggest electronic music released in the last 10 years! Getting your winning mix out on a mau5trap compilation will gain you unparalleled exposure and will kick-start your major career! Join artists such as BlackGummy, No Mana, Rezz, Chris Lake, Noisia, Skrillex and Steve Duda on this illustrious label.

We know we have one of the best music-making communities anywhere, and the level of production skillz coming through the forums is truly amazing.
So, ourselves and Julian Gray are super excited to see what you guys can come up with - we know you can smash it. You can now download the stems from this awesome tune and start working your magic!
We have shown you how to make the tune, now it’s over to you to get creative, make a dope remix of this track and show the world your production talent.

Go get started! We can’t wait to hear your submissions.

So what’s a contest without a prize eh? Well if your remix of his track ‘It Is What It Isn’t’ is chosen by Julian Gray, you not only have the chance to win a release on one of the worlds leading compilation albums*, you’ll also win a huge £150 Sonic Sounds store voucher to spend on our award-winning plugins and any preset or samples packs on the store. We will also have two amazing runner up prizes.
If you’ve created the second best remix, you’ll win a £50 Sonic Sounds store voucher.
The third place wins a £25 Sonic Sounds store voucher.

Related Course
Remember to check out the course - How To Make It Is What It Isn’t with Julian Gray - for the full lowdown! Available to all Subscribers right now!

This competition is open to all Sonic Academy registered users so spread the word and, join in!

Wow… Already entries in there !!
You’ve got 3 weeks guys, don’t rush …

I just finished it because I didn’t wanna think about it too much and potentially make the sound bad. I just felt my track was finished already.


This is not track specific, it was rather a general message to let everyone know that you still have plenty of time, so take it easy :wink:

Be aware that though you can upload only one track per user, you can always re-upload your track if you decide to modify it before the submission date ends. As always it’s recommended to make your remixes to sound as good as you can for the remix-competitions here, so take the time to polish your work.

Happy remixes to all & good luck to everyone !! :wink:

wow really loving the Lerry Muller Remix. Damn dude you really made it feel so emotional with those pads.

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Thank you bro! I’m glad you like it!

Thanks, Lerry

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It was a great pleasure to remix this beautiful song with sensational chords.

Hope ya’ll like Future and Deep style stuff!

@mastertwain that chord progression is freakin sick man. DIG.

@lerrymuller Loving it!

@aristunes Thanks!

Wow, so many mixes already … and good ones too.

I guess the judges need to reserve some serious time in their agendas to pick the rightful winners. :wink:

@FrankyCaldera the “mau5trap” effect I presume… :laughing:

But it’s cool, congrats to present & future submitter and good luck to all !! :sunglasses:

Yo this emote remix is fucking fireeeeeee lmao

the Emote remix has a good twist on the classic Mau5 vibe with the vocals and a hint of No Mana…?

T Mech remix is a straight banger. You got some proper halftime Noisia vibes in there.

Loving the Emote Remix! Reminds of me of Joel’s classic style meshed with Julian’s leads and vocals. Stellar mate!

Is it just me to get insane volume level on many remixes and especially the @Emote & the @Giavekz ones which are clipping all the way above 0 dBFS and therefore sound distorted ??

Why taking a chance to ruin those nice remixes by pushing them so hard ??

In terms of levels IMHO, I think that the (Bornhager Remix) @mastertwain got it right.

  • Now don’t take it wrong since I’m no judge in anyway & neither I’m challenging in this remix-comp,
    I’m just trying to bring you to pay attention to one fundamental thing here :wink:

Time to head that way perhaps :sunglasses:

Thanks for the feedback man! Much appreciated. Unfortunately, I was hasty and submitted early instead of taking the time to perfect arrangement after the 2nd drop and bass Pads… :slight_smile: Seems to be received pretty well rn… Sorry you didn’t like. :(. Really hoping they let me give them a “FINAL” Edit" if I win…

@Shypho Loving the progresso groove!