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UA Partners with Real World Records for
Remix Contest ft. Les Amazones d’Afrique

Judges include Jacknife Lee, Che Pope, and Real World Studios engineers,
winners receive Apollo x8, Apollo 4, and Apollo Twin X

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • February 06, 2020 Universal Audio (UA), a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording hardware and software, is proud to announce partnership with Real World Records’ remix contest featuring the track “Love” by West African musical collective, Les Amazones d’Afrique.

The competition runs through May 20th and top tracks will be selected by an expert panel, including producers Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers, Snow Patrol), Che Pope (Kanye West, Dr. Dre, The Weekend), and top engineers from Peter Gabriel’s famed Real World Studios. UA will provide prizes including Apollo x8, Apollo x4, and Apollo Twin X audio interfaces.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Real World to inspire musicians to stay creative during these challenging times,” said Bill Putnam Jr., founder and CEO of Universal Audio. “Real World’s reputation for audio craftsmanship closely aligns with our own heritage and mission. So it’s an honor to work with both Real World and Les Amazones d’Afrique.”

Learn more about the Real World Records remix contest and enter here:

About Universal Audio Inc.

Founded in 1958 by recording pioneer Bill Putnam Sr., and refounded in 1999 by Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio is best known for its classic, hand-built analog hardware and advanced UAD Digital Signal Processing technology for recording, mixing, and mastering audio. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, UA is focused on merging the best of vintage analog and modern digital technology, following its rich recording heritage and motto, "Analog Ears. Digital Minds."

About Real World Records
Real World Records was founded in 1989 by WOMAD and Peter Gabriel to provide talented artists from around the world with access to state-of-the-art recording facilities and audiences beyond their geographic region. Since 1989, Real World Records has grown into a label of wide-ranging, world-class music from all corners of the globe. Many of the label’s releases are recorded at Real World Studios where the live interactive spaces provide an environment capable of capturing the excitement and vitality of musicians in performance.