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Scan Pro Audio and its partners Rocksound, Vox and Intel are proud to announce the winners of the Rock section of Velocity 2014.

“Day Old Hate” , originally based around the Sheffield area, have won a recording session with acclaimed producer Romesh Dodangoda at his Longwave Studio, as well as £1500 of Vox and Hartke kit, and a full piece write up in Rocksound magazine.
Romesh said;
“After listening through all the great entries for the competition, I picked Day Old Hate as the winners because I was really impressed with their song-writing, and after having a look to see how active they were I felt that they were a band that could really benefit from all the prizes to help them get to the next step.”

You can follow the bands’ progress in the studio and see them picking up their prizes on the blog pages of Scan Pro Audio over the coming weeks.

Velocity 2014 is finally closed…


So Velocity 2014 has finally closed, and the winners will be announced very soon. A big thank you to everyone who took part, we’ve had hundreds and hundreds of entries, and we’re settling down to the task of shortlisting as we speak.
Keep your eyes open in the press and media over the next few weeks, as we’re going to be showing off our winners wherever we are able.
We’ll be sure to capture the winners and their phenomenal prizes on film and again we urge you to stop on by at the Scan homepage, where we’ll be sharing links etc.

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VELOCITY 2014: Just 5 more weeks to go….

For those of you who haven’t been keeping track of the Velocity 2014 competition here at Scan, let’s just say it’s going great guns!

And why wouldn’t it, with some of the best  “Money Can’t Buy” prizes available, and the competition having 5 different categories in which to enter.


To recap:

Together with our Platinum Partner Intel, Scan Computers are celebrating the launch of a major new competition for UK Creatives.

Velocity 2014 offers a career boost to digital creatives working at any level, with incredible prizes, over £35K of kit, plus the opportunity to get your work seen by industry pros such as Trish Meyer and Philip Bloom.

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Velocity 2014 can accelerate your career in the same way that a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor can speed up your workflow. Regardless of Operating System, when it comes to content creation, Intel processors are the professionals’ weapon of choice.

Film-Makers, HDR Photographers, Motion Graphics and VFX Artists can win VIP masterclasses and mentoring by some of the leading professionals and companies in the UK, whilst Singers, Songwriters, Rappers, Producers and Bands also get the chance to Win Studio Sessions with some of the UK’s leading music producers including…

TMS – The team behind number one singles such as “Read All About It” for Professor Green & Emeli Sandé, “Wings” & “DNA” for Little Mix and “No Regrets” for Dappy.

James Reynolds – The Mix Engineer for Tinie Tempah’s “Disc-Overy” album including number one single “Written In The Stars” and Jessie J’s “Do It Like Dude”

Romesh Dodangoda – The renowned Metal and Rock Producer behind albums for Motorhead & Funeral for a FriendVelocity - Rock Sound

How To Enter:

You can submit a link to an original Short Film, Music Track, Music Video, Motion Graphics Ident, HDR Photo, or VFX showreel, and the finest will be shortlisted for judging this summer. We can accept a new or existing piece of work, as long as you own the rights to it.

..And that’s not all!

Whatever your status in the industry, the Scan team want to level the playing field. You can submit an additional Tutorial Video, which demonstrates and explains how you made your entry or any other creative technique that you choose. Prizes will be awarded for the most innovative ideas and instructive videos. This not only allows others to benefit from your tips, tricks & insights, but also gives you an extra chance of winning a prize.

For more details visit SCAN Velocity 2014 and click on SIGN UP to receive key date alerts on the Masterclass series, industry speed-dating opportunities plus special offers from competition sponsors.

And that’s not all. Whatever your status in the industry, the Scan team want to level the playing field. You can submit an additional iNside Story – a short How it’s Made style video – to demonstrate your innovation to the judges, allow others to benefit from your tips, tricks & insights and give yourself an extra chance of winning a prize.

Don’t forget to join us on the socials @scanprovideo @scanproaudio @scancomputers & facebook/scanprovideo – we follow/Like back. Send your links to SoundCloud, Vimeo sizzle reels, trailers, kickstarters, events and screenings, and we’ll share the love.

The deadline for submission is 31st of May, but don’t hang around. Join the Velocity 2014 Community online today.

VELOCITY 2014!!!!!

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What a competition we have for you!!!

Imagine having world class producers like TMS ( X-Factor, Little Mix, Professor Green, Emilie Sande etc,) or Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, Funeral for a Friend, Twin Atlantic, Kids in Glass Houses) working on your original music.

Imagine spending the day in their studio working on your mixes….

Imagine winning enough gear to put together your own home studio….

Well there’s no need to imagine any more……

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Velocity 2014 is competition run jointly by Scan and Intel, and it’s free to enter with a wealth of great prizes, not just for Musicians but for all types of creative including Film Makers, Photographers and Motion Graphics types…..

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All you need to do is:

1)      Supply a piece of Original work

2)      Make a short video showing something cool about how you made it, i.e. what Plug-Ins did you use, or how you programmed the drums or tweaked a filter or whatever…..

3)      Send it to us here at Scan.

4)      Wait and See……

Go Here for details………………

Win Focusrite, Novation & KRK Gear In The 50 Days Of Spring Give Away.

Focusrite Spring Giveaway.

Everytime the Focusrite team come up with a new giveaway, they seem to get bigger and better with this time certainly being no exception. If you purchase a piece of kit from Focusrite or partner companies Novation & KRK over the coming weeks, it will then qualify you for entry into the huge spring giveaway where the is £10,000 worth of studio gear to be won!

If you purchase any product from these three brands and then visit to complete the form and answer the question, you’ll then be entered into all the draws from then until 10th May 2013. The are 50 days of draws starting from the 22nd of March, so the sooner you enter the higher the chance of winning one of these great prize vouchers which can then be used towards the purchase of any further Focusrite, Novation or KRK that would surely look and sound great in any studio!

To find out more on the competition check out the link here.

Click on the respective brand name below to see the qualifying kit we carry here at Scan.

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Novation Gear @ Scan

KRK Gear @ Scan

To see the prize winners as they are announced click here.

Full T&C’s for the comperition can be found here.

Focusrite & Novation Launch their "17 Days Of Prizes" Summer Contest

Whilst the great British weather remains ever changable, our friends over at Focusrite & Novation have a further way to possibly brighten up your Summer. They have 51 prizes to be won over the next 17 days by anyone who purchases and registers a new Focuserite or Novation device during this period.

“So whats the deal” we hear you say:

The Prizes:

Gold: £200 Voucher towards any Focusrite or Novation product

Silver: £100 Voucher towards any Focusrite or Novation product

Bronze: £50 Voucher towards any Focusrite or Novation product

Here’s how it works:

• Anyone who purchases a Focusrite or Novation product between 27 July and 12 August, 2012 is eligible to enter.

• To enter the competition, you must register their product as soon as it arrives at

• One set of vouchers (1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze) will be awarded for each day of the competition.

• Winners will be notified within 5 days of their competition entry and all winners will be contacted directly by Focusrite with details about how to claim their prize.


For more info on entering you can check out our infomation page.

For a list of all qualifying Focusrite products at Scan.

For a list of all qualifying Novation products at Scan.

Native Instruments Session Strings Pro Give Away

Session Strings Pro



For the next 12 days to celebrate the special deals that are running currently on selected Native Instruments products you can visit our Facebook page and enter our Native Instruments Session Strings Pro give away.

SESSION STRINGS PRO is the new gold standard for contemporary studio strings. Take control of an 11-piece ensemble, recorded with the utmost precision in four different settings for maximum flexibility and realism. With its immaculate, intimate quality, unique musical workflow and a vivid, modern edge, SESSION STRINGS PRO is the premium choice for pop, RnB and more.

Want to know more?

Click here to open Facebook and enter the competition

Native Instruments Invite You To Go Mostly Robot

Win A Trip To Sonar In Barcelona To See The Native Instruments Supergroup.


Mostly Robot are performing at this years Sonar festival in Barcelona and Native Instruments would like to invite along one lucky pair.

The Mostly Robot Band

But just who are Mostly Robot?

Conceived by Native Instruments, Mostly Robot will utilize an advanced array on NI hardware and software, pioneering a creative interplay between technology and cutting-edge artists from diverse musical backgrounds.

Mostly Robot is a real band, made up of exceptional artists: Jamie Lidell, Tim Exile, Jeremy Ellis, Mr Jimmy and DJ Shiftee. Truly ‘live’, each musician plays independently of each other – instruments are synced only by the human element, with no MIDI clock or prepared grid obstructing their creativity.

Placing themselves in the tradition of inspiring jazz concerts, Mostly Robot draw their magic from bringing highly skilled individuals together, creating a unique momentum. What’s more, the Sónar showcase is a rare moment to catch a glimpse of yet unreleased song material from individual band members.

So it appears that Native Instruments have pulled in a number of their most forward thinking endorsees and sat them down for a jam, and looking at the group performers this is going to be a very interesting performance indeed. That said this is a lot more than just a booth or show presentation as its being billed as a full on show as part of the Sonar festival itself and they are bringing along Berlin’s extraordinary design collective Pfadfinderei for the show visuals which should prove no corners are being cut in showcasing these cutting edge artists, and this should prove to be a blinder of a show.

So do you fancy seeing this and all that the Sonar festival has to offer this year. If so get yourself over to the Native Instruments Mostly Robot prize draw entry page and try your luck to win this great once in a lifetime prize.

For more about Mostly Robot click here

To enter the prize draw click here