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Drum Mastery 2019 - The Shure Drum Contest

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Shure Drum Mastery Competition - Drum Competition 2019

It's time to get the recognition you deserve! Shure is on a journey to promote drummers and the passion they embody. The attitude. The commitment. The way of life. Everything that makes you more than just a maker of beats.

Drum Mastery 2019 is a competition that aims to recognise these talented percussionists from around the globe. Shure has opened the competition to 44 countries* and is offering some serious prizes that would benefit any drummer.


First Prize: The first prize winner receives a four-night trip to London with two days at the world-famous Metropolis Studios. This will include a one-on-one workshop with session legend and competition jury member Ash Soan. The session will also include a drum-miking workshop with a pro engineer, as well as $5,000 worth of Shure gear to take home!

Second and Third Prize: The second- and third-place winners will receive Shure gear worth $3,000 and $1,000 respectively.

Country Winners/Fan Favourite: Each country winner and Fan Favourite will receive a Shure MV88 + Video Kit and a pair of Shure SE215 Sound Isolating Bluetooth Earphones.


To enter Drum Mastery 2019, you must create an original video showcasing your creative and individual style. Once you have submitted your video and filled in the entry form, the entries will be live on the Shure website for voting. Entries receiving at least 50 online votes by May 6, 2019 will qualify for further judging.

Find out more | Full Details and Enter | Drum Mastery Competition 2019 - Shure

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Promotion ends 15th April 2019

Natal - free matching snare drum with select Cafe Racer drum kits!

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Natal - free matching snare drum with Cafe Racer drum kits

Purchase select Natal Cafe Racer drum kits and receive a free matching snare drum!

Natal Cafe Racer Shell Packs offer a great foundation to any set up! Built on a dry, focused tulipwood shell, Café Racer kits are not restricted to just one style of drumming.

Whether you’re performing on-stage or in the studio, a Café Racer Shell Pack provides the perfect amount of warmth and projection, whilst offering a great tuning range.

Get your free matching snare drum today and complete your Natal setup!

Shop now | Natal Cafe Racer Drum Kits

AKAI Professional - MPCXpanded

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AKAI Professional MPC Xpanded Promotion

From now through to 14.04.19, new and existing users of the Akai MPC X will receive a genre-spanning collection of premium, in-demand sound content from the existing MPC Expansion collection and the all-new MPC Expansions Exchange, worth in excess of $800.

From hard-hitting drums to sultry melodic lines and everything in-between, this collection from leading sound designers builds on the existing stock library, providing producers with the ultimate sound content for immediate creative inspiration.

Find out more | Akai MPC X Standalone Production Machine

Promotion ends 14th April 2019

Softube - Free British Class A Plugin with Console 1

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Softube Console 1 Promotion | Free British Class A Plugin

Buy a Softube Console 1 MKII before 30.04.19 and claim a free British Class A plugin, worth 174 GBP, giving you instant access to the classic sounds of the '60s/'70s.

Console 1 is a system of virtual plugins controlled by an intuitive hardware controller. With the included Solid State Logic SL 4000 E console model plugin, producers can access the legendary sound-sculping capabilities of the 1979 SSL 4000 E console - a modern-day classic which has been helped create countless records with its bold and dynamic sound.

The Console 1 is expandable with over 70 plugins from Softube and Universal Audio. Customers buying Console 1 before 30.04.19 will receive a free copy of the British Class A plugin, which recreates the classic British sound of the '60s and '70s. With a Drive, EQ, Compressor, Limiter, and Gate, this plugin offers an entire channel route to sculpt your mix.

"Let your tracks soak in the fat transformer crunch of the input stage, get great tone with the honey-sweet equalizer, control dynamics with the beautifully musical compressor, smash them into oblivion with the limiter, and keep things tight and tidy with the smooth gate. British Class A For Console 1 collects the most coveted and distinctive sounding units of the pro audio world in a single channel."

To get your free add-on, all you need to do is buy a Console 1 and then send an email to: In the email you'll need to include your name and iLok id. Offer is available until 30th April. Please note: This promo also includes any customers that bought the Console 1 from 1st January 2018 and forward.

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Find out more and Shop Now | Softube Console 1 MKII

Promotion ends 29th April 2019

Roland - Free TM-2 Trigger Module with TD-25 Electronic Drum Kits

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Roland TM-2 Trigger Module

Roland has extended its promotion on TD-25 V-Drum Kits! Until the end of March, you can claim a free TM-2 Drum Trigger with the purchase of any TD-25 V-Drums electronic drum kit.

Roland’s TM-2 Trigger Module lets you quickly fill in the gaps in your acoustic palette. The small module comes pre-loaded with drum and percussion sounds, but it can also be loaded with your own samples for maximum versatility when performing.

When used with a kit from the V-Drums TD-25 series, the TM-2 lets you layer extra sounds on the kick and snare (or on any drum/cymbal). Alternatively, just add some extra pads to expand the number of sounds available from your V-Drums kit.

The TM-2 module doesn’t only work with V-Drums either. If you’re gigging with acoustic drums, adding the TM-2 makes it easy to layer electronic sounds and samples over your acoustic drum sound, or you can even expand the number of sounds available from your acoustic kit by connecting the module to some electronic drum pads.

For a limited time, when you buy a V-Drums TD-25K/KV/KVX, you’ll receive a TM-2 Trigger Module (and the cables and clamps you need to connect and mount it) free of charge*. Just purchase your TD-25K/KV/KVX from Gear4music, register your kit with Roland (which also activates your extended warranty) and Roland will send you the TM-2 bundle directly.

Find out more | Roland TD-25 V-Drums

Find out more | Roland TM-2 Hybrid Trigger Module

Register now | Register Now at Roland

Promotion ends 31st March 2019

ADAM Audio = Win A7X Studio Monitors and Other Prizes!

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ENTER NOW | ADAM Audio Competition

ADAM Audio has just turned 20 years old and decided that it's time to celebrate! With two decades of business under its belt, ADAM Audio is giving back to the same customers who helped make the brand the success story that it is today!

Until 31st March, you can now win one of three prizes from ADAM Audio, including the top prize of a set of ADAM A7X Studio Monitors in limited-edition white gloss finish! Second and third-place winners will receive the all-new ADAM SP-5 headphones and a pair of T5V studio monitors respectively.

To enter this competition, all you need to do is:

  1. Upload a picture of your musical workspace to social media (Instagram or Facebook)
  2. Tell ADAM Audio about your musical highlight of the last 20 years
  3. Tag your social post with #20yearsADAMAudio
  4. Fill in the ADAM Audio competition entry form.

ENTER NOW | ADAM Audio Competition Page and Entry Form

Promotion ends 31st March 2019 at 12:00pm CET. Winner announced on April 15th 2019.

Universal Audio - Double Down Promotion | Claim up to 10 FREE UAD Plugins

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Universal Audio - Double Down Promotion | Claim up to 10 FREE UAD Plugins

Already own an Apollo X Audio Interface? Then why not "Double Down" and add an additional Apollo interface to your setup? If you do so before 30th April, Universal Audio is offering up to 10 UAD plugins, FREE of charge!*

1) Expand your Apollo X rig (x16/x8p) with another Apollo X device (x16/x8p) and you can claim any 10 UAD plugins*, worth up to £2,476.

2) Expand your Apollo X rig (x16/x8p/x8/x6) with an Apollo Twin MkII Quad/Duo and claim any 3 UAD plugins*, worth up to £780.

*The following plugins are not included in this promotion: Trident A-Range Classic Console EQ, Thermionic Culture Vulture, API 500 Series EQ Collection, API Vision Channel Strip, API 2500 Bus Compressor.

How do I claim?

Simply purchase a second qualifying device and register it to your Universal Audio account. No coupons or redemption codes are required. Your UAD Custom bundle will be added to your account automatically.

When can I buy?

Purchase a new device and register it from March 20th to April 30th, 2019.

Find out more | Universal Audio

Promotion ends 30th April 2019.

Option 1 - 10 Free Plugins

  1. Already own an Apollo x16 / x8p?
  2. Buy an Apollo x16 / x8p.
  3. Claim UAD Custom bundle with 10 FREE plugins!

Ten FREE UA plugins when you Double Down on these Apollo units:

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Option 2 - 3 Free Plugins

  1. Already own an Apollo x16 / x8p / x8 / x6?
  2. Buy an Apollo Twin MkII QUAD / DUO
  3. Claim UAD Custom bundle with 3 FREE plugins!

Three FREE UA plugins when you Double Down on these Apollo units:

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Sinvertek Competition - Win a Distortion No.5 pedal, worth £169!

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Sinvertek - Win a Distortion No.5 Pedal!

We're giving you the chance to win a Distortion No.5 pedal from Sinvertek!

The Distortion No.5 is designed to reproduce the glorious sound of a tube amp overdrive channel. Get ready for the most organic-sounding and dynamic-feeling tones, ready to take your playing to the next level.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is find us on one of our social media channels and follow the instructions on the competition post.

Enter Now | Find us on Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

Find Out More | Sinvertek Distortion No.5 Pedal

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Competition closes Friday 5th April at 12:00 GMT.