It is this time of the year again: the annual HOFA XMAS MIX CONTEST has begun on Dec 1. For the 14th time now, we are organizing this mixing and remixing contest for all those who want to spend some quality time in their home studio.

Find more information on the rules and timeline on the contest platform.

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The song “Down on Earth It’s Christmas Time”

This year’s Xmas Song features Dobro guitars, Rhodes, a 1940s drum set, lap steel and much more. Like two years ago, we invited David Readman to perform the lead vocals. The contest song was written and produced by HOFA CEO Jochen Sachse.

Join the journey of captain Readman on his way back to earth 🚀🎄
In the music video you can hear the mix by Jochen Sachse – we are very curious about your mixes & remixes 🙂


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Win over €25,000 in cash and prizes!

This year there will be prize money of €1,000 twice – for the best mix and for the best remix of our contest song – and also attractive special prizes from Arturia, Antares, Steinberg, Neumann, beyerdynamic, Sonarworks, ADAM Audio, Spectrasonics, Toontrack, SPL, KORG,  Image-Line, Ableton, Focusrite, Soundtoys,  Modal Electronics, SHURE, Novation, Avid, Teufel, Sennheiser, PreSonus, Sommer Cable and HOFA.

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Please enter your email address and press “submit” in order to reveal the link to the download page.


Upload your finished mix/remix to There you can also listen to submissions of the other participants.

Closing date is Jan 31, 2023.


Freitag Fabian
Freitag Fabian
Fabian Freitag completed his vocational training as an audio-visual media designer and works as audio engineer and tutor. He’s gained a lot of experience at the HOFA-Studios, where he worked with artists like Freddy Sahin-Scholl (Supertalent Winner 2010) or the Rastrelli Cello Quartet. He plays the piano and trombone in various ensembles and produces his own music.

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