Avid @ Musikmesse 2013

Designed for Professionals
Frankfurt, Germany | April 10–13

Exciting things are happening at Avid

Check out the announcements and video interviews from Musikmesse.

Discover new products

From our press room

And the winners are…

Avid and Abbey Road are thrilled to announce the winners of our song contest—huge congrats to all, and a special thank you to everyone who entered and voted.

Judge's Choices:
  • Grammy-nominated producer Greg Wells’ top choice is "Run" by Scratch on a Blackboard from Italy, "It’s musical, stylish and knows what it is.”
  • Grammy-winning producer and Epic Records A&R president Tricky Stewart’s top choice is "Run Fire Burn" by Millia Oz from London, England, “I found the lyrics [to the song] to be the most developed and the most interesting conceptually. The core progressions are catchy and melodic, and pay off at the end.”
  • Producer and A&R rep John Feldmann’s top choice is "Break & Fall" by Emerger from Cape Town, South Africa, “They have a good image and are a good example of what modern music can be. The producer did a great job on the track. The singer has a great voice and seems like she would be a good front woman.”
People's Choice:
  • Congrats to Brothers Nalbandyan from Yerevan, Armenia, for being the top choice of the public for their song “Triangle”.

Catch the action

Check out the latest artist interviews and other video from the show floor—catch the action.

New AAX plug-in portal

Visit our one-stop shop for all things AAX, including the latest news, plug-in profiles, and promotions—check it out here.

Daily product winners

Congratulations to these Musikmesse attendees who were selected in the daily drawing to receive a copy of Pro Tools software:

  • Andrius Grybauskas, Latvia
  • Alexander Lindberg, Aland Islands/ Finland
  • Tobias Linke, Germany
  • Jörg Fischer, Germany
  • Eugen Koop, Germany
  • Valerie Bajcsa, France
  • René Plucinski, Germany
  • Marion Timmenga, Netherlands

Special guests

Martin Haas

Martin Haas 

Producer, musician

Producer, musician, and longtime Pro Tools user Martin Haas has been involved with some of the biggest R&B and hip hop artists in Germany, including Xavier Naidoo, Sabrina Setlur, and Glashaus. Martin will share his techniques for creating music completely in Pro Tools with virtual instruments and MIDI.

Heiko Maile

Heiko Maile 

Composer, musician

From his early days as a founding member of ’80s new wave band Camouflage to scoring such films as We Are the Night and The Wave, composer/musician/producer Heiko Maile has been fascinated with all things electronic. See his demonstration on how he uses Pro Tools to record, edit, and mix film scores.