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CDM quietly turned ten years old last year. And that means it’s time to get a fresh picture of who you are.

We need to know who’s reading, what you do, what you want to see on the site, and what devices we need to target. So, we’ll ask a couple of short questions – it’ll just take you about two minutes to fill out. And you can sign up for something new called CDM List, to stay informed via email and get free stuff and deals:

We also want to give you a chance to get a big reward for helping us out. Partnering with Plugin Alliance, we’re also able to give you a chance to get a free license for the newest version of the Brainworx 100% BX Bundle. One reader will win the full software bundle. (Only now through Monday April 13.)

CDM Getting to Know You Giveaway, 2015

More on what’s in there:

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Brainworx 100% BX Bundle – V2

It’s some really nice stuff in there – a tasty, respected arsenal of sound tools. It runs on whatever you’ve got – Windows and Mac, VST2, VST3, AU, AAX NATIVE, AUDIO SUITE, RTAS, TDM, back to XP and 10.6 and without requiring high-end CPUs, and you even have separate Avid Venue versions.

All in, you have the equivalent of US$2500 in plug-ins (if you paid for them individually). It’s US$1199 for the suite, but we’ll give someone a license.

There are a bunch of filters alone, so here’s an overview video they shot that explains which is for what (in case you do get lucky and have all of them to install for yourself):

The bundle covers a wide range of the Brainworx offerings. You get ridiculously precise equalization (their flagship) and filtering controls.

There’s tons of Mid/Side stuff in particular, not only for stereo mastering but in ways that can be applied more precisely, too. And remember all this discussion of how to master stems? Well, bx_limiter is ideal for that, as it’s already configured to do multiple channels.

There’s also a unique sounding amp model with preset recording chains, and it sounds unlike anything I’ve heard (I got using it on drum loops for some really raunchy stuff), plus a really transparent bass drum booster. Here’s how that sounds:

So, give us a go and good luck with Brainworx! If you don’t win the plug-ins, don’t forget to sign up for the e-mail newsletter – we’ve got other free and exclusive stuff for everybody.

If the survey doesn’t look correct below, head straight to this link, please:

CDM Getting to Know You Giveaway, 2015

Or fill it out in-line here:

Please note: questions are randomized in order to keep the survey short, so don’t worry if you see a different survey if you come back later! All the data adds up…

  • baker said

    woo hoo!!!!!

  • baker said

    woo hoo!!!!!

  • baker said

    woo hoo!!!!!

  • Aaron

    Wow. Thanks for the opportunity 😀

  • Aaron

    Wow. Thanks for the opportunity 😀

  • Aaron

    Wow. Thanks for the opportunity 😀

  • Was there another question added at some point? I don’t remember answering “4. What are your favorite kinds of articles – stuff you’d like to see on CDM?” when I filled out the survey earlier today.

    • To keep the survey short, we randomize which questions appear. 😉

      I may share some of the stats, though; they’re really interesting and the trends are kind of overwhelming. (So don’t worry too much about getting the vote in.) I expect we’ll do some data collection like this more in future.

      One reason: if we just look at site stats, we have all this background noise from search engines, external links. So surveys are the only way to really tell what core readers think.

      Also, graphs are fun. 🙂

      • Will

        ^ Surveys are the only way to tell what *people who visit CDM and answer surveys* think. 😉

      • I actually get a lot of value from CDM and wouldn’t mind answering a longer survey, to be honest.

  • Was there another question added at some point? I don’t remember answering “4. What are your favorite kinds of articles – stuff you’d like to see on CDM?” when I filled out the survey earlier today.

    • To keep the survey short, we randomize which questions appear. 😉

      I may share some of the stats, though; they’re really interesting and the trends are kind of overwhelming. (So don’t worry too much about getting the vote in.) I expect we’ll do some data collection like this more in future.

      One reason: if we just look at site stats, we have all this background noise from search engines, external links. So surveys are the only way to really tell what core readers think.

      Also, graphs are fun. 🙂

      • Will

        ^ Surveys are the only way to tell what *people who visit CDM and answer surveys* think. 😉

      • I actually get a lot of value from CDM and wouldn’t mind answering a longer survey, to be honest.

  • Was there another question added at some point? I don’t remember answering “4. What are your favorite kinds of articles – stuff you’d like to see on CDM?” when I filled out the survey earlier today.

    • To keep the survey short, we randomize which questions appear. 😉

      I may share some of the stats, though; they’re really interesting and the trends are kind of overwhelming. (So don’t worry too much about getting the vote in.) I expect we’ll do some data collection like this more in future.

      One reason: if we just look at site stats, we have all this background noise from search engines, external links. So surveys are the only way to really tell what core readers think.

      Also, graphs are fun. 🙂

      • Will

        ^ Surveys are the only way to tell what *people who visit CDM and answer surveys* think. 😉

      • I actually get a lot of value from CDM and wouldn’t mind answering a longer survey, to be honest.

  • Cillian Warfield

    ps the questionaire didn’t fully load on my ipad air iOS 8.1

    🙂

    • You mean here on the site? You can also get to it directly here:

      http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2087417/CDM-Reader-2015

      • Cillian Warfield

        Yea, I meant here on the site.
        Thanks!

      • Actually, on Windows 7, Chrome, the survey loads different sets of questions both here on the site and on the link in the article, so I never get to see the full survey… Now, I have already submitted, but apparently with only two sections answered out of… I don’t know how many there are in total. (Same with IE11)

        • That’s a feature, not a bug.

          Unless people are really keen to answer more questions, we randomize questions to save you time!

          It means you only have to answer two questions instead of five or six or whatever….

          So don’t worry about it. Once we hit about a hundred responses the picture began to get clearer.

          • I see. Thanks for the info! I have tried the survey on my iPhone as well to check, so I am in it twice now… Does that disqualify me?

          • heh, no, giveaway is by email address, and duplicates will be removed by IP!

      • Martin Wheeler

        hmmm, I had two goes at it ( also on iPad ) and it seems i didn’t even see some of it. I’ll have another go ( Peter I’m not trying to have three stabs at winning ! )

        • Martin Wheeler

          same thing again. i’m ansering something at “44%” and it jumps to the end. Oh well.

  • Cillian Warfield

    ps the questionaire didn’t fully load on my ipad air iOS 8.1

    🙂

    • You mean here on the site? You can also get to it directly here:

      http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2087417/CDM-Reader-2015

      • Cillian Warfield

        Yea, I meant here on the site.
        Thanks!

      • Actually, on Windows 7, Chrome, the survey loads different sets of questions both here on the site and on the link in the article, so I never get to see the full survey… Now, I have already submitted, but apparently with only two sections answered out of… I don’t know how many there are in total. (Same with IE11)

        • That’s a feature, not a bug.

          Unless people are really keen to answer more questions, we randomize questions to save you time!

          It means you only have to answer two questions instead of five or six or whatever….

          So don’t worry about it. Once we hit about a hundred responses the picture began to get clearer.

          • I see. Thanks for the info! I have tried the survey on my iPhone as well to check, so I am in it twice now… Does that disqualify me?

          • heh, no, giveaway is by email address, and duplicates will be removed by IP!

      • Martin Wheeler

        hmmm, I had two goes at it ( also on iPad ) and it seems i didn’t even see some of it. I’ll have another go ( Peter I’m not trying to have three stabs at winning ! )

        • Martin Wheeler

          same thing again. i’m ansering something at “44%” and it jumps to the end. Oh well.

  • Cillian Warfield

    ps the questionaire didn’t fully load on my ipad air iOS 8.1

    🙂

    • You mean here on the site? You can also get to it directly here:

      http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2087417/CDM-Reader-2015

      • Cillian Warfield

        Yea, I meant here on the site.
        Thanks!

      • Actually, on Windows 7, Chrome, the survey loads different sets of questions both here on the site and on the link in the article, so I never get to see the full survey… Now, I have already submitted, but apparently with only two sections answered out of… I don’t know how many there are in total. (Same with IE11)

        • That’s a feature, not a bug.

          Unless people are really keen to answer more questions, we randomize questions to save you time!

          It means you only have to answer two questions instead of five or six or whatever….

          So don’t worry about it. Once we hit about a hundred responses the picture began to get clearer.

          • I see. Thanks for the info! I have tried the survey on my iPhone as well to check, so I am in it twice now… Does that disqualify me?

          • heh, no, giveaway is by email address, and duplicates will be removed by IP!

      • Martin Wheeler

        hmmm, I had two goes at it ( also on iPad ) and it seems i didn’t even see some of it. I’ll have another go ( Peter I’m not trying to have three stabs at winning ! )

        • Martin Wheeler

          same thing again. i’m ansering something at “44%” and it jumps to the end. Oh well.

  • Foosnark

    What do you use in your music making?

    I’m curious why laptop is among the available answers and desktop is not, and why acoustic instruments are on there, but electric are not.

    I’m selecting nothing there, but I do make music 🙂

    • Sorry, those two question responses went through some drafts. I’ve adjusted them slightly (in a way that shouldn’t overly impact existing answers), as well as adding an ‘other’ field in a couple of spots that wanted it.

      We’ll still get a rough idea. I hope to do more of these sorts of surveys, perhaps even short quick polls…

      I’m a writer, not a survey science expert, but – well, I muddle through! The answers are already interesting, despite my slightly poor construction. 😉

      • Surveys are an art. We are doing user satisfaction surveys in my team at work, and the most challenging part is how to read the results. Obviously, depending on what you want to learn about your readers/users, you might either want to focus on getting that one survey damn right – or rather repeat the same survey over a certain period of time to see the trend going.

  • Foosnark

    What do you use in your music making?

    I’m curious why laptop is among the available answers and desktop is not, and why acoustic instruments are on there, but electric are not.

    I’m selecting nothing there, but I do make music 🙂

    • Sorry, those two question responses went through some drafts. I’ve adjusted them slightly (in a way that shouldn’t overly impact existing answers), as well as adding an ‘other’ field in a couple of spots that wanted it.

      We’ll still get a rough idea. I hope to do more of these sorts of surveys, perhaps even short quick polls…

      I’m a writer, not a survey science expert, but – well, I muddle through! The answers are already interesting, despite my slightly poor construction. 😉

      • Surveys are an art. We are doing user satisfaction surveys in my team at work, and the most challenging part is how to read the results. Obviously, depending on what you want to learn about your readers/users, you might either want to focus on getting that one survey damn right – or rather repeat the same survey over a certain period of time to see the trend going.

  • Foosnark

    What do you use in your music making?

    I’m curious why laptop is among the available answers and desktop is not, and why acoustic instruments are on there, but electric are not.

    I’m selecting nothing there, but I do make music 🙂

    • Sorry, those two question responses went through some drafts. I’ve adjusted them slightly (in a way that shouldn’t overly impact existing answers), as well as adding an ‘other’ field in a couple of spots that wanted it.

      We’ll still get a rough idea. I hope to do more of these sorts of surveys, perhaps even short quick polls…

      I’m a writer, not a survey science expert, but – well, I muddle through! The answers are already interesting, despite my slightly poor construction. 😉

      • Surveys are an art. We are doing user satisfaction surveys in my team at work, and the most challenging part is how to read the results. Obviously, depending on what you want to learn about your readers/users, you might either want to focus on getting that one survey damn right – or rather repeat the same survey over a certain period of time to see the trend going.

  • Jim Woolfe

    Survey did not load on my ipad even when clicking the link the the survey site. Yep I am using older operating system but I think the golden rule of internet marketing is to make sure content works accross as many platfoms and configarations as posible. The web is a fast moving medium with stacks of content and you acheived the hard part. You got me to attempt to engage with you. Shame it did not work to expectations.
    A bad user experience runs the risk of aleninating the audence never to return. ,

    Hope you get it right as you run a great web site
    X

  • Jim Woolfe

    Survey did not load on my ipad even when clicking the link the the survey site. Yep I am using older operating system but I think the golden rule of internet marketing is to make sure content works accross as many platfoms and configarations as posible. The web is a fast moving medium with stacks of content and you acheived the hard part. You got me to attempt to engage with you. Shame it did not work to expectations.
    A bad user experience runs the risk of aleninating the audence never to return. ,

    Hope you get it right as you run a great web site
    X

  • Jim Woolfe

    Survey did not load on my ipad even when clicking the link the the survey site. Yep I am using older operating system but I think the golden rule of internet marketing is to make sure content works accross as many platfoms and configarations as posible. The web is a fast moving medium with stacks of content and you acheived the hard part. You got me to attempt to engage with you. Shame it did not work to expectations.
    A bad user experience runs the risk of aleninating the audence never to return. ,

    Hope you get it right as you run a great web site
    X

  • Aaron W

    Well i finished the survey, and i think this giveaway is very generous! So thank you 🙂

  • Aaron W

    Well i finished the survey, and i think this giveaway is very generous! So thank you 🙂

  • Aaron W

    Well i finished the survey, and i think this giveaway is very generous! So thank you 🙂

  • synapticflow

    Yay

  • synapticflow

    Yay

  • synapticflow

    Yay