USA based virtual musical instrument manufacturer, Sound Yeti, has announced a new program to giveaway $200,000 (MSRP) worth of musical instrument software in support of musicians, composers, producers and music makers worldwide that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program, Sound Yeti $200,000 Music Plugin Giveaway, is a sweepstakes format giveaway of more than 1000 licenses for Sound Yeti's virtual instrument (VST) plug-in product lineup, including the company's newest release; Ambition – Big Picture Synth Engine, along with Sound Yeti's Method 1 – Beat Making Inspired Virtual Drum Machine and Collision FX – Cinematic Scoring Tool.
Andrew Scudder, Sound Yeti Director of Product Development:
For creative people, even in a small way, relief from the impact of the pandemic comes in the form of finding new ways of expression and new tools for creating art. Like almost everyone in the music industry, we have directly experienced the challenges of job loss, cancelled tours and production projects put on hold indefinitely. We realized we wanted to find something tangible that we could do to keep music industry people engaged, inspired and productively creative. We are looking to empower musicians and audio creatives with new tools at a time when they most likely wouldn't afford them.
To promote the giveaway, Sound Yeti is partnering with its global network of distributors and media outlets throughout the duration of the offer which runs through May 15th. The company is bolstering the program having coined the hashtag #SpreadMusicNotGerms to show support of the music industry and encourage social sharing of the giveaway.
Winners will be announced and awarded their virtual instruments throughout the course of the giveaway. The company expects to award more than 60% of the prizes before the sweepstakes ends.
Collin Scudder, Sound Yeti Co-founder and Sound Designer:
No need to wait. We want winners to start making music with their new software instruments immediately, especially while they probably have extra time at home to explore and create something new.
There is nothing else to buy in order to use the software because all of Sound Yeti's products work in standalone mode with Native Instruments Free Kontakt Player. As a development partner of Native Instruments, the company's products are built on Native Instruments Kontakt sampling framework and are developed with Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) extended plug-in format. NKS enables intuitive and seamless interaction between Sound Yeti's plug-in instruments and Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards and Maschine hardware made by NI.
Entries to the Sound Yeti $200K Music Plugin Giveaway may be made on the Sound Yeti website: soundyeti.com/music-plugin-giveaway or on any of the participating partner sponsored websites. Entrants can improve their chances of winning by taking prescribed actions like sharing a social post, commenting on social media or visiting a web page. Each action they take adds extra entries into the pool, improving their chances of winning.