New York (August 26, 2012)–Singers get American Idol and The Voice, while songwriters get Platinum Hit; now producers, composers, arrangers and musicians will have their own reality show, Sound vs. Sound.
Pre-production has begun on Aqua+’s new creative competition series Sound vs. Sound. Contestants in Season One, which will tape in February, 2012, will be established producers, musicians, or composers.
Each episode of Sound vs. Sound consists of two Challenges—a Wild Card Challenge and an Elimination Challenge. Each Challenge will require contestants to think out of the box, by presenting them with situations that take them outside of their musical comfort zone—from using children’s toys to score video game cinematics; to writing for a ukulele and tack piano consort; to recording a mismatched group of award-winning musicians from widely divergent idioms; to the ultimate challenge of pleasing a live audience.
Season One Judges are award-winning, certified-Platinum and/or Gold Producers and Composers who have been instrumental in the creation of the contemporary pop music landscape over the past 15-40 years.
Music industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore has joined the production crew as co-writer, co-producer, and industry & artist liaison. Music and audio gear from manufacturers like Korg, Roland, Waldorf, Muse Research and others will be utilized throughout the season.
Subsequent seasons will be open to emerging talent; details on casting calls for emerging talent will be available on the Aqua+ website September 1, 2012.
Sound vs. Sound films in Toronto, Canada in February 2012, and is scheduled for international broadcast Q2 2012. A Canadian and U.K. Sound vs. Sound are currently in development.