Moogfest and Audiotool Team Up for Music-Making Competition

posted by Alyssa Buffenstein on March 14, 2014

Asheville, North Carolina -- Want to play Moogfest? The festival's new competition might be your in. Moogfest has teamed up with Audiotool to give one talented fan the chance to play a set at the festival. 

Fans can create an original track using Audiotool, and the artist behind the song judged to be the best will get the chance to play alongside artists like Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, Flying Lotus, and M.I.A. at the April 23-27 festival, while the top 8 songs will be recorded on tape and given to all artists, press, and VIPs of Moogfest. 

Audiotool is a browser-based audio software platform for sound creation, engineering, and production. Using different sound emitting and manipulating elements in the form of virtual devices, the user drags each device around their desktop and connects them with virtual input and output cables. A departure from other software's traditional form of menus and submenus, Audiotool mimics a physical setup, allowing the user to virtually turn dials and press pedals.

The Moogfest competition asks users to create up to three original songs of any genre, the only requests being that songs show what Audiotool is capable of, express high levels of sound design and production, and ideally capture the spirit of Moogfest. The best sounds will be picked by a panel of judges including Jona Bechtolt of YACHT, LA producer Daedelus, and DJ Trent Wolbe. The winner will be announced on April 1.  

The competition encourages fans to participate in electronic music creation, honoring the legacy of Robert Moog and his pioneering machines. Moogfest, which takes place annually in Asheville, NC, is a three-day multi-stage festival and conference that works to highlight innovation in the electronic music scene. The 2014 lineup was announced earlier this week.

Think you've got what it takes to make it to Moogfest? Enter the competition via Audiotool's website. Happy music-making!

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