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1932 posts since 8 Feb, 2003, from Nearish Detroit, MI

Postby DrApostropheX; Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:23 am September Contest: Submissions "Free for All"

Free for All - No genre, time or technical limitations!

Time for another good, old-fashioned free-for-all! However, if you want to apply a little twist this month, why not teach yourself something completely new? Use a new instrument or technique or trick that you've never used before and let us know about it in your submission post.

Submissions MUST follow these rules:

1 - Encoded in either .mp3 or .ogg format.


3 - entered into the contest by posting a DIRECT LINK (note: THIS MEANS A DOWNLOAD LINK) in this RULES & SUBMISSIONS thread (use the GOSSIP thread for everything else). If you cant provide a direct link, please contact one of the following people listed below, they will be happy to help you out. These people provide free hosting for the purpose of this contest only! They are not a hosting service. When contacting these people, please take the effort to understand the terms and conditions they provide.

1 - knockman
2 - watto
3 - slartibartfast

In addition...
http://www.kara-moon.com/forum has offered "self service" space. Log into the forum to find out more.

4 - Submitted by early a.m. (US Central Time) Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

5 - Your entry must be composed specifically for this contest (or, if a cover, arranged/recorded specifically for this contest).

6 - Your entry must be created with audio plugins or software studio.

7 - Your entry should have the FILE named in a format of "yearmonth_artistname_tracktitle" (eg "1709_OutOfIdeas_NextMonthWillBeBetter.mp3"), where the artistname is the same as your KVR name. Please do not use spaces and special characters in the filename. Special considerations will be given to those that have the hosting agent change the file name.

8 - If you are going to tag your mp3--and you should--the artist name is to be the same as your KVR name, and the title tag is to be the name of your tune.

9 - One person can participate either with one entry, with one entry and one collaborative effort or with two collaborative efforts.

10 - Every submission has to be tagged with:
a) used instruments (virtual and 'real')
b) players' and singers' names (if other than entrant; collabs are allowed, sometimes encouraged, but they must be credited)
c) origin of loops and samples, if they're not free of copyright (this includes CreativeCommons material; please read and follow the license of the samples and loops you use); naming the origin of copyright free loops is also encouraged, but not mandatory. Please only use samples you are legally entitled to use.
d) name(s) of composer(s) -- if an entry is a cover this should be noted in the file name and/or the mp3 "Title" tag as well as the submission post (not everyone reads the submission posts).

11 - If there are strong doubts about the origin of the composition or parts of it, the participant should have the possibility to send a project file to the moderator, who could give it to a trustworthy person with the right host to examine it. Important: the participant should not be forced to do it.

12 - No resubmissions without permission from the moderator, INCLUDING for time-overage correction. Please PM me for permission.

13 - Any tracks not adhering to these guidelines will be very naughty indeed. Possibly disqualified upon peer review. And at least mocked for all to point and giggle.

14 - Voting (members must have at least 20 posts to vote ... although contest entrants are exempt from this ruling) will run from the submission deadline until early a.m Sunday, May 1st. Anyone voting for themselves will find ALL their votes disqualified; any entrants not voting will also be disqualified.

If you have questions, send a private message to drapostrophex (that's me, Victor!) or ask in the gossip thread.
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Mister Natural
2040 posts since 28 Oct, 2007, from michigan

Postby Mister Natural; Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:57 am Re: September Contest: Submissions "Free for All"

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/34163 ... YYO50NUGpJ
LIVE9 environment
Gurian JM
CM hi-hat samples
native LIVEefx
Valhalla SpaceMod, VVerb & Plate
Little uShift

"the digital photo of that guitar just doesn't have the same warmth as an analog photo for me"
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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
3863 posts since 14 Mar, 2002, from the grimness of yorkshire

Postby donkey tugger; Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:57 pm Re: September Contest: Submissions "Free for All"

I believe they may have used to call it 'indie-dance'. May have gone off on one a bit our kid here...

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/09- ... appear.mp3

The gubbins;

NI 1950s drummer :lol:
Some rickenbacker directwave bass patch
Evolution Rick 12 (oh yes....)
FS telecaster kontakt patch
A kick from Steven Slate Platinum drums
Some dance kick from FL studio
AAS strum 2
Amplesound AGT
NI session strummed guitar
FL GMS sinthesiser
NI Vintage organ patch - the farfisa I think.
Some crooning about right wing loons again

If nothing else there can't be many songs that ripoff lyrics from both The Carpenters and Trotsky.
1 post since 14 Sep, 2017

Postby PerfectUser; Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:50 pm Re: September Contest: Submissions "Free for All"

Song as of now:
I hope all is well.
400 posts since 13 Jun, 2003, from Shrewsbury, UK

Postby rollasoc; Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:21 am Re: September Contest: Submissions "Free for All"

An experiment of sorts


My musical partner has been going through the Reaktor Blocks tutorials. He came up with a little sequencer. He showed me it. I had an idea.

Together we expanded it to two sequencers daisychained and I took a copy. I then expanded it further by adding a third sequencer (and learnt the lesson that you need to save the instrument separately, else when you reopen the song file, all my changes are gone.....)

This gave me

Thus three sequencers. The top one goes through 6 notes, using a five step gate where it only triggers the middle three gates. The pitch is determined by the middle sequencer (whose pitch is triggered by whcih ever note I am playing on the keyboard. Yes I did play this live) and the quant set to minus some semitones It has a sequence of four notes but only plays two of the four notes. The bottom sequencer is set to play 7 notes, (root determined by me playing a key) but uses 9 gate switches. In the image they are all off. Whilst playing this, I was using the mouse to turn some on and off and using the gate button to randomise on / off states.

The Quant boxes are used to keep them all in key and provide offset to one of the sequences notes.

So this is made up of.
Cubase pro 9
1 x custom Reaktor Instrument
1 X Kontakt instance using Soniccouture's freebie music box

Stereo out has IK Multimedia Black 76 and Stealth limiter on, plus PSP vintage wamer 2 (mix at 50%)

I added a send channel for fun (sending some of the kontakt out to it), which has PSP B-scanner on it set to chorus, (which plays through the whole piece) and Sound toys little alter boy (set to octave and formant min). I automated the Littealterboy mix from 0 at the start of the song to start to come in towards the end, but never really got above 40% mix.

So I ran this for about 4 1/2 mins, then cut a middle minute and a bit out.

So an experiment of sorts.
Band: http://www.hairthieves.com
Solo Instrumentals : https://sineglidermusic.bandcamp.com/
New Sineglider EP - Koleti out now.
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Laguna Rising
6688 posts since 4 Apr, 2005, from here and there

Postby Laguna Rising; Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:14 am Re: September Contest: Submissions "Free for All"

Late Summer Mood

DIY D-standard Fire strat (clean parts), Line6 Pod XT, Fender Strat (lead1), Charvel guitar (Lead2), Tech21 GT2, Mostortion, Alesis solo tube pre, Shure beta58, Marshall studio 15, H&K Tubemeister 5, George Dennis Wah, EHX DoctorQ, Jackson bass, Rocktron Chameleon, Zoom MS60-B
SW :
Minimogue VA, NI Bandstand, NI Battery, MT-PowerDrum, NI B4, Stringz2, Glaceverb, Camel space, KeFir, LFX-1310, Kjarehus classic bundle, Fusion Field, Nuclear cranium

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