How to Join Remix Challenges

Welcome to Tonic Audio’s Remix Challenges. This is our place on the Internet to play and have fun with music.

One of our biggest priorities is to inspire you, the artists, to #finishmoresongs. We throw that hashtag around a lot around here without talking about why it’s so integral to what we’re trying to do at Tonic Audio.

Here’s the skinny–we think there is a direct correlation between finishing songs and happiness.

When we can get a song across the finish line we drop dopamine, have something we can be proud of, learn more skills, and improve our artistry.

That’s why we have started these remix challenges. And why we literally baked the process into our app to make it super simple.

Why Remixes? You might have only thought of remixes in the context of EDM. Remixes aren’t just for DJs. Remixes are a great way to get to know collaborators, skill up, improve your artistry, and most importantly have fun.

And in a world where so many people are listening to music in the background, it gives you the chance to have others “lean in” to listen to your music and engage with it. We think that’s priceless.

It leads to future collaborations and new listeners, and it just plain feels GOOD as HELL.

So let’s get on with it…

Here’s a step-by-step guide to downloading the stems for the remix challenge:

Step 1: Log in to Tonic Audio (it’s free to create an account)

Step 2: Join the community now!

Things to do in the community!

👋 Introduce yourself in the #lounge

📝Post a request for a collaborator in #lookingforcollaborators

📕 Read the Contest Details

Step 3: Download the stems.

Step 5: Happy Remixing! We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Remember you can team up with others or go on your own.

Step 6: Submit your remix to the #submissions channel inside the Remix Challenge Community.

Step 7: After you submit your song you will receive a follow-up email asking you if you’d like to get feedback from the Tonic Audio team.

Step 8: Show up to the Listening Party on Twitch to hang out with everyone and listen to the top three submissions.

You can start your own remix challenges as well for free. Here are some tips to get you started!

By Ethan Clift

Ethan is Co-founder and CEO of Tonic Audio. His favorite things to do are sew quilts, take walks, make music, and his morning ritual of waking with Evie June, feeding the animals, coffee + a jaunt to the dog park with the pocket-sized Yorkies. His favorite tool is a Nintendo Wii controller Allison hacked for him to use to control a synth during live performances.