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Postby DrApostropheX; Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:55 am October Contest: Submissions "Spaceship!"


This month's theme is to create a track dedicated to a single spaceship, class of spaceships, or fleet of spaceships, real or fictional. From Mercury 7 to the Moya, from Cassini to the T.A.R.D.I.S, from Sputnik to the USS Swinetrek, from Voyager to... V'ger, today's track should honor or otherwise take inspiration from those amazing metal (or organic) ships which traverse the vast vacuum of space (and in rare cases, time... but your inspiration should be something which is capable of at least orbital spaceflight, not just time travel). Don't care for any real or fictional spaceships currently in existence? Create your own, just for this month's track!

Since space is infinite, so is the time limit this month (i.e. no time limit).


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) Saturday, October 28, 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 "1710_StarChild_PFunkMothership.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
2246 posts since 28 Oct, 2007, from michigan

Postby Mister Natural; Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:11 pm Re: October Contest: Submissions "Spaceship!"

Tone Poem for Apollo One
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/34557 ... YYO50NUGpJ
LIVE9 environment
Alchemy 1.5
Ableton Recording Hybrid Kit
Little uShift
Valhalla Vintage Verb
"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
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4619 posts since 14 Mar, 2002, from the grimness of yorkshire

Postby donkey tugger; Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:06 am Re: October Contest: Submissions "Spaceship!"

The sad story of HMS Brexit, The UK's only attempt at an interstellar space journey. It set off full of hope in 2066 equipped with the new experimental Johnson/Gove drive, developed at a cost of £350 billion. The initial stages went well with flybys of Proximia and Alpha Centurai. However, the navigational array bought on the cheap from the Trump Corp was thought to have malfunctioned after this and contact was lost. It is believed the craft and her crew flew by mistake into the heart of Sirus B having not noticed it was there despite many warnings.

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/10- ... -leave.mp3

FL GMS sinthesiser
NI Retro Machines
My crappy Wasburn guitar
Acoustic Samples Telematic
Orange Tree Pedal Steel
Sampletank acoustic 12 string
Steven Slate Drums
Amplesound ABPL
AAS Strum GS2
NI vintage organ
Some radio tuning/static samples from Freesound
...and lots and lots of effects

Sort of space-country-prog-shoegaze. :scared:
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4735 posts since 5 Aug, 2006, from UK - Here!

Postby folderol; Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:57 am Re: October Contest: Submissions "Spaceship!"

The loneliest spacecaft Voyager


. . Patches
- - Ghost Ensemble
- - Slow Deep Matrix
- - Far Space Voice
- - Rushes

It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)
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Laguna Rising
6790 posts since 4 Apr, 2005, from here and there

Postby Laguna Rising; Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:06 am Re: October Contest: Submissions "Spaceship!"

Escape From The Icy Moon Dungeon

HW :
Charvel guitar, DIY strat, 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, Behringer bass OVD, Rocktron Gainiac II pre -> IMG Sta500 Power amp -> Custom 4x10 cabinet, Zoom MS-60B, ART Pro VLA II, Waldorf Rocket
SW :
Minimogue VA, NI Bandstand, NI Battery, MT-PowerDrum, NI B4, Stringz2, String theory, Varazuvi Acoustic Guitar Pro, Glaceverb, Camel space, KeFir, LFX-1310, Kjarehus classic bundle, Fusion Field, Nuclear Cranium, PSP Nitro, Vocaloid CyberDiva
448 posts since 1 Dec, 2011

Postby ClaRago; Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:57 am Re: October Contest: Submissions "Spaceship!"


Fender Stratocaster (Soundtoys effects : Echoboy+ Crystalliser for reverse sounds)
Squier P-Bass (Soundtoys PhaseMistress)
NI 70’s Drummer
Zebra 2 for flute and keys
Curve 2 CM
Freesound samples:
+ a couple of Music Radar SciFi samples
Mastered with Ozone 5 in Live 9
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1418 posts since 22 Oct, 2004, from Schmocation

Postby skipscada; Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:50 pm Re: October Contest: Submissions "Spaceship!"

Packing sourdough starter and a collection of graphic art to start a combined organic bakery / art gallery and ...


DAW: Tracktion Waveform, particularly heavy use of the LFO feature (sorry if it produces nausea).
Lots of patches from the Korg Wavestation VST. I basically flipped through presets and played short parts on the ones that sounded "spacey" to me.
Several electric guitar tracks through EZMix2 and Scuffham S-Gear2.
Bass guitar through Bass Professor mk2.
Voice through EZMix2
Some Tracktion Daw Essential plugins, notably the phaser.
421 posts since 13 Jun, 2003, from Shrewsbury, UK

Postby rollasoc; Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:54 am Re: October Contest: Submissions "Spaceship!"

Here is my entry based on the spaceship I am currently flying in the Elite Dangerous game.


Cubase pro 9
Eventide Blackhole reverb
Klevgr Syndt
Native Instruments Reaktor / Razor
Native Instruments Kontakt / Kinetic Metals
Arturia CS80
Heavocity Evolve
Waves CLA Mixdown
IK Multimedia Black 76
IK Multimedia Stealth Limiter
Sound toys Tremolator
Soundspot Halcyon
Steinberg EQs
Band: http://www.hairthieves.com
Solo Instrumentals : https://sineglidermusic.bandcamp.com/
New Hairthieves EP - EP 10 out October 12th 2018 https://thehairthieves.bandcamp.com/album/ep10
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131 posts since 25 Apr, 2015

Postby bluerobot; Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:15 am Re: October Contest: Submissions "Spaceship!"

My entry... because... Spaceship! :lol:

Octatrack, Tempest, Pro 2, Mother 32, JX-03, various Eurorack. Mixed/mastered in Ableton Live 9 with Ozone and Neutron.

637 posts since 3 Nov, 2013, from Vancouver, Canada

Postby davidstiles; Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:09 pm Re: October Contest: Submissions "Spaceship!"

Hi everyone. Great theme this month! My track takes on the story of a small craft coming home to dock with its carrier in deep space.

Direct download link:
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/34826 ... 7f00a00bcf

https://soundcloud.com/davidstiles/deep ... rendezvous

Stuff I used:

DAW: Mulab 7


Cinesamples Cinebrass and Hollywoodwinds
Performance Samples Solo Violin
8Dio Adagietto, Grandiose Legato Violins, Adagio Violas, Claire Alto Flute, Claire Clarinet
Spitfire Audio Low Winds Ensemble
Soundiron Venus Choir
Impact Soundworks Rhapsody Orchestral Percussion


Virtual Soundstage

Audacity for mp3 conversion
303 posts since 6 May, 2005, from Somewhere In Scotland

Postby beanpole; Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:42 pm Re: October Contest: Submissions "Spaceship!"

Godspeed Neptune 7

This song details the epic tale of the ill-fated Neptune 7 mission to Mars. Apologies in advance for the complete rip-off of Atlantis by Donovan in the outro, it just seemed to fit!

Tracktion 7

Peavey electric guitar
Epiphone acoustic guitar
SM57 mic

Addictive Drums 2 & Keys
TAL Reverb-2 & NoiseMaker
TDR Nova
Sampletank 3
Tracktion 4-Band EQ,Chorus, Compressor, Reverb & Low/High Pass Filter
Master Mix

Plus several sample from Freesound:-
can't sing, can't play, looks awful.....
129 posts since 5 Nov, 2009

Postby AlienXXX; Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:40 pm Re: October Contest: Submissions "Spaceship!"

Here we are:

if anyone wants a link to an mp3 version, here it is:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sn18mhaj15x47 ... s.mp3?dl=0

A few years ago, inspired by the pictures on an article about the science of Start Trek which appeared on Astronomy magazine, I created a drawing. I called that spaceship 'Galactus'.
I even went about writing half of a story (Star Trek spin-off style) about the starship Galactus and its crew. It remains unfinished and unpublished...
Dreaming on... If it was a movie... What would the sound track be?

Here, I present it to you.


Artwork by my 11yr old daughter.

Sounds from Freesound:

Made in Reason 9 using:
StringWERK for strings
Some percussion sounds from the Structure REfill
Noisetar VST through Etched Red filter for ship rumble
XFaderLooper CM
Instrument bleeps and phaser sounds created using Thor
Actor voices by me
Last edited by AlienXXX on Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:08 am, edited 1 time in total.
480 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Postby Hellfog; Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:28 pm Re: October Contest: Submissions "Spaceship!"

Unknown ship from the deep space is coming.

https://soundcloud.com/psyerichybrid/sp ... 01/s-iYlkR

Zebra, Cs-80, prophet , Eq, stereo widdner, limiter.
129 posts since 5 Nov, 2009

Postby AlienXXX; Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:37 pm Re: October Contest: Submissions "Spaceship!"

Just time to sneak in a collab submission with my daughter!
She is LittleAlienXXX, not (yet) a KVR member.
https://soundcloud.com/alienxxx/1710-al ... -spaceship

What about all the ships we piloted and destroyed while playing video games?
Here is an homage to all the spaceship games and gamers! (Galaga was one of my favourites)

My 11yr old daughter created the main loops (rhythm, bass and lead) in Figure on the ipad. I imported those into Ableton Live 9, added a couple of other VST instruments and some variations and effects on the loops she had created.
Reason was used to mangle up one of the rhythmic loops and I used some of the best bits from that mangle session in the piece too.

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