Update March 1st:
the contest is now closed, thanks a lot to everybody who sent us their tracks. We will now listen to them all, and plan on making the winners known quite soon.


Welcome to the Burn The Machine & Ableton 2013 creative competition. We hoped you are enjoying (or enjoyed) the festival. Thanks for attending.

Burn The Machine is collaborating this year with Ableton to bring a unique opportunity to create something new from samples and sounds created by artists performing at the 2013 edition of our festival.

  • The best track will receive a free copy of Ableton Live 9 Suite,
  • the first runner-up a copy of Ableton Live 9 Standard,
  • the second runner-up a copy of Ableton Live 9 Intro.

Your track needs to be based on the BTM2013 sample pack, which includes sounds prepared by Ben “Hecq” Boysen, Fausten, Monster X, Stormfield, Monolog, Diasiva, Ivan “Cooh / Balkansky” Shopov and Machine Code.


Download the Ableton live pack containing all these samples here.
You will need Ableton 9 live to be able to use this file. You can find a 30-day free trial version here.

Send us your tracks by March 1st, 2014, by email (and not a Facebook message) to ableton@burnthemachine.eu with:

  • a Soundcloud link, or
  • a link to your file to be downloaded.

You are welcome to post your tracks on Soundcloud, Facebook and any other social media.


The winners will be chosen by a jury composed of Burn The Machine and Ableton members and announced in early 2014. Be creative, be original and impress us.