Win a Mackie FreePlay Personal PA & Get Featured in Print!

Performer is giving away the super rad, all-new ultra portable FreePlay Personal PA, courtesy of our awesome friends at Mackie. Learn more about the new system here and scroll down after the video to learn how YOU can win.

Here’s the deal – we’re searching for an artist to test this bad boy at their live performances and report back to the mag in the form of video blogs, photos, social media posts and a short write-up for an upcoming print issue featuring YOU!

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Mackie Freeplay PA

YOU KEEP the gear once you’re done telling us all about it. Cool, huh!

Interested? Email [email protected] with the subject line “I Wanna Test The Mackie FreePlay!” and briefly tell us why we should give the gear to you OR leave a comment below.

Continental U.S. entrants only, sorry. FINAL DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2015!


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  1. Lou Remondelli

    July 7, 2015 at 7:29 am

    sweet giveaway in deed, thanks for this opportunity !

  2. Terry Gordon

    July 7, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    This is awesomeness I want one!

  3. Jay Twilbeck

    July 7, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I’d love to test one of these bad boys out in my music classroom. Playing music through little bitty computer speakers sucks.

  4. Tommy Cross

    July 7, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    I drive a tiny car and need a solution better than what’s currently availiable. I play at least once a week and am throwing out my back.

  5. Jim Lipscomb

    July 8, 2015 at 12:06 am

    I should get this so I can Beatbox dubstep like Dave Crow!

  6. Ian Scott

    July 8, 2015 at 3:35 am

    My wife and I entertain senior communities in Savannah, GA. I think the Mackie FreePlay would be the ideal PA system for our senior shows, small compact and all-new ultra portable.

  7. Jos schenkelaars

    July 8, 2015 at 5:31 am

    I really like to see, feel and hear the freeplays next to my mackie1608 but unfortunally I’m living in the Netherlands…. Too far away :-((

  8. Lisa Stevens

    July 8, 2015 at 7:13 am

    We love our Mackie 450s – all 3 sets! Would love to test drive the Mackie FreePlay Personal PA! Always interested in new Mackie toys!

  9. Owen Leonard

    July 8, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    This sounds like a nice opportunity to sin some amazing gear!

  10. Antonio Elreloj Espada

    July 8, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    I am a music teacher and percussionist I am going to add to music degree of music with a sound engineering degree . I play for free for churches and play professional gig . I use a DTX-12 Yamaha percussion pad and would give the Mackie a great test and I also have the Mackie dl1608 and the pro 16 digital mixers I love Mackie product .

  11. rootbox

    July 8, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    It’s busking season here in the Great NW and we could so show off that little boss.we would love us a Mackie FreePlay!

  12. Peter Mahoney

    July 9, 2015 at 2:30 am

    “I Wanna Test The Mackie FreePlay!”
    The wife & I play small gigs out here in the ‘boonies’, and the house equipment is always a challenge. I’ve used Mackie gear, and I know it to be tough, dependable and great sounding. This baby is made for what we need. Let me run it through it’s paces and I’ll tell the world just what it can do for them!

  13. H Nobles

    July 17, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    I would like to test drive this system it sounds very interesting.

  14. Carlos zepeda

    July 18, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    I’d love to test one of these bad boys out in my music classroom. Playing music With my kids at all times would be great with this toy

  15. MO G.

    July 23, 2015 at 5:55 am

    This would be perfect for the weekly show my brother and I play!

  16. Matt campbell

    July 30, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    I would love to try this out !!! I love all your products, but have never tried something like this. Please pick me !!!

  17. Danny Gone

    July 30, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    I’m a troubadour/Street Musician and the Mackie Freeplay is on my shortlist of better than what’s been available battery powered amplifiers. I play all over the Northeast USA and I play in all weather. My current set-up is either a Roland KC110 or a Vox Mini5 Rhythm, powered by a modified 12v Motorcycle battery or a Fishman Loudbox Mini along with an Ashdown AA40 as an extension speaker, powered by a large SLA battery and a pure sine wave inverter. The Freeplay could just bridge this sound quality gap and I’m eager to put it to the task.
    You can find me in the Glorious coffee table book ‘The Noise Beneath The Apple’, a large format, $250, sleeved book celebrating NYC’s best buskers.!Busker-You-Should-Know-Danny-G/c1t4t/556b569c0cf24874176c73b5

  18. Andy Salazar

    July 31, 2015 at 2:58 am

    I just became a youth pastor at a 6 month old church and want to test this out to share the gospel to the youth. Also teach them about worship music.

  19. Mika

    July 31, 2015 at 8:30 am


  20. Chuck Andrews

    July 31, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    I would love to test the Freeplay in small venues. I’ve been looking for a small powered P.A. for acoustic gigs.

  21. danny gone

    August 6, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Can you tell us who won?

    • Benjamin Ricci

      August 6, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Yes, we announced the winner on Facebook and Twitter. Congrats go out to Saint John and the Revelations. Find them online at

  22. Max

    August 10, 2015 at 3:40 am

    Aaah.. Just when I was getting into this, only to find it’s not international.. Anyway, GREAT initiation & interesting budget PA. WOW!

    • Max

      August 10, 2015 at 3:43 am

      Ooops & the winner announced! Go Mackie (“,)

  23. paul

    September 1, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Where are the review and video that the selected tester (Saint John and the Revelations) are supposed to produce? I’d love to see it.

    • Benjamin Ricci

      September 2, 2015 at 11:26 am

      The selected artist has received the gear and has started posting a bit on social media. Look for the final review and wrap-up in print and online this fall.

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