This month you are asked to submit an entry that follows this definition of monophony (just what's in the box here, not the whole Wikipedia page):
In music, monophony is the simplest of textures, consisting of melody without accompanying harmony. This may be realized as just one note at a time, or with the same note duplicated at the octave (such as often when men and women sing together). [...] Monophony may not have underlying rhythmic textures, and must consist of only a melodic line.(from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monophony , CC-BY-SA)
Submissions MUST follow these rules:
1 - Encoded in either .mp3 (192kbps or lower if fixed rate ... average of 192kbps or lower if VBR) or .ogg format (quality level 6.00 or lower) . NOTE: Because some people have trouble playing .ogg files (in cars, or with portable players), if you submit your entry as an .ogg (and by all means do) you are encouraged to also submit it as an .mp3.
2 - A STRICT MAXIMUM of three minutes in length. If it shows up as 3:01 in my player, it's getting the boot.
3 - entered into the contest by posting a DIRECT 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
Kara at www.kara-moon.com/forum has offered "self service" space. Log into the forum to find out more.
But wait! There's more! If you use SoundCloud to host your entry, you might find this tutorial by kryptonaut helpful. Bear in mind that SoundCloud's free accounts have a limit (per track) of 100 downloads.
4 - Submitted by early a.m. (US Central Time) Friday, May 25th, 2012.
5 - Your entry must be composed specifically for this contest.
6 - Your entry must be created using at least some audio plugins, virtual synths, or software studio.
7 - Your entry should have the FILE named in a format of "yearmonth_artistname_tracktitle" (ie "1205_artistname_tracktitle.mp3"), where the artistname is the same as your KVR name. Please do not use spaces and special characters in the filename. I will be booting for improperly named comps (this will not be a DQ, just a little reminder that you didn't tag your comp correctly). 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 (help us out, okay? it's easier to sift through labelled entries).
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. 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, June 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 D.H. Miltz or ask in the gossip thread.
Ben from Camel Audio has been so kind as to donate a prize of ANY of their
products this month (and later months until further notice).
Ugo at Ugo Audio has donated a copy of M-theory + Dualism bundle, Ironhead + Tunguska bundle, Metallurgy, or Disturbance, for this month (and later months until further notice).Thanks UGO
Quinto from SKNote Software Sound Synthesis has donated any one of his plugins for the contest this month. (and later months until further notice). Thank you Quinto.
Michel Rouzic the developer of Photosounder has donated a copy (with noncommercial license) of Photosounder for the September contest (and later months until further notice).
Dave Hoskins from QuikQuak has donated a copy of Fusion Field (full license) for December's contest (and later months until further notice). Thanks, Dave Hoskins.
Last edited by D.H. Miltz on Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:01 am; edited 1 time in total
|^||Joined: 20 Jun 2008 Member: #183273|
|^||Joined: 07 Apr 2002 Member: #2425 Location: http://soundcloud.com/remcoh|
Well, I decided to get my entry in early this month.
Here is the link.
This was created using the following instrument plugins:
AAS Ultra Analog
Camel Audio Alchemy Player
The incomparable...Delay Lama
The following VST effects were also used:
All music was written, performed, engineered, produced, mixed, mastered and lovingly embraced by JJ Biener
No monks were harmed in the creation of this piece.
This space has been unintentionally left blank.
|^||Joined: 26 Nov 2005 Member: #89033|
Na Alma De Todos Coisas
Loosely translated from "In the spirit of all things".
The whole thing was done using Miroslav Philharmonik, including most of the EQ and reverb.
Did play witht the attacks and releases of some of the pathches to try and avoid any overlap between different instuments. So did try and keep in spirit with the contest.
Added some slight compression and EQ in Cubase 6. A wee bit of t-racks compression and limiting on the outputbus.
Last edited by inboxzero on Tue May 08, 2012 11:47 pm; edited 1 time in total
|^||Joined: 02 Mar 2012 Member: #276183 Location: Shrewsbury|
evo2slo - Single String Theory
Instruments: Agile Telecaster with all strings removed except for the D-String (as pictured on cover) - recorded in one take, Amp+DI
Gear & Effects: Digitech Whammy Pedal (using +1/-1 octave setting), Sovtek Amp, Big Muff, SM57, FXpansion Etch, Antares Articulator, Valhalla UberMod, Valhalla Room, PSP Nitro, Studio Devil VBA
|^||Joined: 17 May 2011 Member: #256873 Location: Philadelphia|
miltzy's got a way of coming up with some fiendish themes! i don't think i have the ability to come up with a single flowing melody so i went a different route.
mastered with tracks3
composed in live8
limiting and converted to mp3 in tracktion3
|^||Joined: 02 Apr 2004 Member: #19646|
One of the first contest entries I made here was in October 2006 and was a tribute to my sister who died then.
This month's entry is a tribute for my wife's brother who has just passed away last week.
Big Bryan's Lament
I felt that the simplest way to make monophonic music would be with the traditional tin whistle as with it's six hole fingering it is impossible to play more than one note at a time.
The particular instrument I chose to use is an antique brass whistle in Bb, but is from the days when standard tuning was A=432Hz so the unison accompaniment, on acoustic baritone guitar and (unison tuned) Irish bouzouki has those instruments detuned by 32 cents to match the whistle. There is much discussion, these days, on the relative merits of this archaic tuning method and it's possible therapeutic and aural effect.
Antique Joseph Wallis brass whistle
Dean acoustic baritone guitar
sEX1 condenser mic
ReaFir, ReaEQ, BackStageEQone, OvertoneGEQ, Q796, GlaceVerb,
|^||Joined: 20 Mar 2005 Member: #62210 Location: Newcastle, UK|
Tracktion3, SampleTank, Final Mix, Altiverb, Wavelab
|^||Joined: 25 Apr 2004 Member: #22503 Location: NWUK|
Ode To Esmarelda
I have used three tracks of Omnisphere with the following plug ins:
Audio Damage Ricochet, Eos, Panstation
Composed in Cubase 5
I just tried to get a good sounding melody, find a phrase and repeat with small changes. I felt that a good sound would help the piece so thought about what I would hear monophonically in day to day life.
|^||Joined: 02 May 2012 Member: #279710|
|^||Joined: 05 Aug 2006 Member: #115433 Location: UK - Here!|
Well, tricky theme this month, but a great challenge
Host: Cubase 6
VST: HalionSE x3 instances
Effects: Host EQ, Compressor, Reverb, Limiter
Simple 3 part piece, spent a while changing the guitar sample release time to get it as short as possible without making it sound unnatural
I've stayed within the restrictions of monophony as I see them (MIDI file available on request!) - if you disagree then feel free to punish me in the voting!
Best of luck to everyone
|^||Joined: 19 Feb 2011 Member: #250799|
|^||Joined: 06 May 2005 Member: #67664 Location: Somewhere In Scotland|
|^||Joined: 10 Aug 2004 Member: #36587 Location: Colorado Springs|
1 Take only
Guitar, Rocktron Chameleon, MinimogueVA, OddlyOrgan, Fire, Reflex Free, Glaceverb, KeFir.
|^||Joined: 04 Apr 2005 Member: #63988 Location: Unsettled|
I only used the "music box" sample instrument.
Composed in cubase.
Great challenge this month!
|^||Joined: 30 Jan 2005 Member: #56363 Location: berlin|
Disclaimer: All communications made available as part of this forum and any opinions, advice, statements, views or other information expressed in this forum are solely provided by, and the responsibility of, the person posting such communication and not of kvraudio.com (unless kvraudio.com is specifically identified as the author of the communication).
Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group