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Steinberg and Intel launch Keyboard Wizard contest

Remix/production competition featuring original Jordan Rudess material with ASUS laptop first prize

Hamburg, August 25 2009 – Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH and Intel are pleased to launch a new remix and production contest in cooperation with one of the world’s leading rock keyboard virtuosos: Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess. Entrants are invited to create their own song using original performances provided by Jordan Rudess using the free Sequel 2 Trial Version to win an ASUS N50VC laptop. The Sequel 2 Trial Version can be downloaded for free from Steinberg’s website, and provides all instruments and tools needed to create songs in almost any genre. For more about how to enter, please visit www.keyboardwizard.net.

“We’re thrilled to present this contest together with Jordan and Intel,” comments Nadine Roos, Steinberg’s Product Marketing Manager for Sequel. “This contest shows what Sequel is all about: being musically creative without needing any musical experience, instruments or other expensive, complicated tools – just Sequel 2 and a computer. Jordan’s material gives so much scope for creative experimentation with Sequel 2, we’re really looking forward to a wide range of entries in a wide array of styles, hopefully including many by people who are making music on a computer for the first time,” Roos adds.

“Easy to use yet powerful creative tools like Sequel 2 so effectively underscore the scope of what modern, mobile computers with optimized software can offer people today,” says Holger Kreie, Marketing Manager at Intel. “We hope that this exciting contest will motivate people to think seriously about trying out creative music production for the first time on their computer – Sequel 2 shows just how easy it can be,” Kreie adds.

The contest is open to entrants from the following countries: Austria, Canada, Germany, Greece, Japan, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, UK and USA.