Open My Eyes Remix Contest - Eventide Audio

Welcome to the “Open My Eyes” Remix Contest

In the summer of ’68 , Todd Rundgren and his band, NAZZ, released a song awash with tape flanging called “Open My Eyes.” The flanging effect played a key role in Eventide’s genesis. In our founding year, 1971, we introduced audio’s first rack mount effects box, theInstant Phaser, which emulated tape flanging. And, in 1975, the Instant Flanger. Our early studio flangers had many fans, none more enthusiastic than a young Todd Rundgren, as demonstrated in these photos of Todd visiting our NYC office back in 1972.

Watch: Special Contest Announcement from Todd Rundgren

Then & Now

Eventide’s crew recorded the basic tracks of “Open My Eyes” at Hobo Sound and now challenge you to download the stems and remix it. Use any combination of plug-ins to best emulate the sounds of the original recording, improve it, or go nuts and create something completely new. 

How to Enter Contest

Contest entry is now closed.


Our Judges

Stewart Lerman
Patti Smith, David Byrne, St. Vincent

John Agnello
Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth

Tony Agnello

James Frazee
Sharon van Etten, Patti Smith

Missy Thangs
Ex Hex, H.C. McEntire, Wye Oak

Neal Shaw
Chris Martin, Paul McCartney

Pablo San Martin
MOTHICA, Vincint, Sophie Chen

Jihao Zhang
John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Tom Scott


Winners Announced

(2) Grand Prize winners—one for creativity and one for traditional—will each receive:

Runner-Up

(3) Runner-Up winners will each receive:

  • A full license for permanent use of the Clockworks Bundle (MSRP $499)

Finalists

(25) Finalists will each receive a voucher for a free Eventide plug-in of their choice.

Winners

Grand Prize

  • OlieSlager
  • Horton Jupiter

Runners-Up

  • Jeff Cook
  • Plastic Eater
  • Juanjo Perez

Finalists

  • Ruby Lemon
  • Savage Swede
  • Artist Works
  • Ben Rheinländer
  • PlasticBoomerangPastry
  • Piotr Zając
  • Fidel Esquerrer Chueca
  • ZippyBang!
  • Kovacs Music Library
  • Edward Staszko
  • Andi Vax
  • ddespair
  • Noova
  • David Larrosa
  • Midi Crew
  • MYB
  • TRRMac
  • CLVMTT
  • Peter McVie
  • Glynn The Bin
  • Heavy Jinn
  • Aaron Stern
  • Cristian Manco
  • Ijon Tichy
  • guitboy

Contest entry is closed.

Contest Submissions

A Blast from the Past

A few years ago, we held the “Itchycoo Park Remix Challenge.” We chose that Small Faces song because it was an early (1967), dramatic use of tape flanging, an effect we love. Although the contest has ended, you can still check out the many creative submissions.

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