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11286 posts since 20 Jun, 2008

Postby D.H. Miltz; Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:08 am February Contest: Submissions


This month you are asked to submit an entry with two sections or movements. The sections should represent related concepts (e.g., the old year and the new; night and morning; climbing and being climbed).


Submissions MUST follow these rules:

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

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

In addition...
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) Monday, February 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 "1206_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 Friday, March 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 or a copy of SplineEQ for the October 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.
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2404 posts since 29 Dec, 2002, from In the dark

Postby Sepheritoh; Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:07 am

A song about us

Composed, recorded and engineered all in one and a half day. :D

Featuring us, ourselves and we, with lots of guitars, pianos (GPO and True pianos), Strings (EWQL), realdrums, and synths (Zeta+ and Zerba).

Recorded, mixed and engineered in the Dog-on-blues studio in South Africa by us on Sonar X2 Pro and polished with Izotope Ozone 3.

Composed in two movements representing the old us from the past (kinda sad, in our place, not too upsetteling) and us awakening in the second movement, getting on with life and, well in the end us must die. :P

Us hope you enjoy. Click the enjoy button and vote for us on the 25th of the month if you do. :wink:

L :love: ve ya
1054 posts since 25 Apr, 2004, from NWUK

Postby Patrick9; Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:26 am

I found myself with a free day so... here is my contribution -

Winter to Spring

Traktion 4 :), FM8, Sylenth, Sax, Cameleon 5000, Harp Time, Alchemy, Cinematic reverb, TRacks, Wavelab
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Mister Natural
2201 posts since 28 Oct, 2007, from michigan

Postby Mister Natural; Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:42 pm

withdrawn - sorry . . . not this month
"the digital photo of that guitar just doesn't have the same warmth as an analog photo for me"
565 posts since 8 May, 2012, from Sydney, Australia

Postby Shangsean; Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:15 am


The related concepts are calm and unrest or to put it simply and boringly: light and dark.
Created in Reaper using:
Synth Squad, Razor, Iris, Geist, Hollow Sun - 130p, Galaxy X, Albion 3 - Iceni, Zero G - Alien Skies, Morphestra, Alloy, EAreverb, Ozone 5


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449 posts since 1 Dec, 2011

Postby ClaRago; Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:14 am


http://soundcloud.com/clauderagonnet/02 ... es-potamos
Host :Logic 9
Drums & percs: EXS24 & Independence free
Fabfilter Twin2 Demo
Harmony Box
(over)use of Freesounds samples :
160504-patobottos- heartbeats
73533-chipfork-diver breath
148897-samfk360-heart monitor
96280-noisecollector-baby heartbeat
80482-stevelalonde-baby crying

Got a bit lazy with the choice (& probably the treatment) of a dual theme: I was tempted for a while by crisps flavours (cheese & onion, salt & vinegar or scampi & lemon)but ended up with the slightly less salty old life/death association. However in an attempt to view it in a more optimistic way this is taken into the "death then life" order as in reincarnation.
32 posts since 16 Aug, 2012

Postby sovarozum; Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:49 pm

Hello everyone! My entry is titled 'Time Transcendence' meant to portray the happenings of a single event in the past and the future.

http://soundcloud.com/sovarozum/sovaroz ... cendence-1

Miltz edit (for those of us who have the SC in-page player blocked):
http://soundcloud.com/sovarozum/sovaroz ... 1/download

DAW: Cubase 7
Kontakt 5
Engine 2

EDIT: This is my resubmission, to fit it within the 3 minute mark
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483 posts since 23 Mar, 2011, from Schwerte, Germany

Postby RuediRena; Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:36 pm

Vera Digital vs. Dr. Rock (Kill Kill Kill vs. Homebrew)



Listen to/download Miss Digital and Dr. Rock

This is about several contrasting themes, think:
Digital vs. Analog
Electronic Musik vs. Rock Music
Women vs. Men
Killing vs. Drinking Home-made Beer

Things I used in its making:
Part 1
Voices: Three lovely ĺadies from Germany, Japan and Spain provided by a certain well-known internet translation tool, an Englishman of the same origin and an angry young man from some free sample site.
Synths: Hydrogen Synthie1 Drums, Uhe Bazille (additional kick drum), Arguru Audio Voyager, Fab Filter Twin 2
DAW: Reaper
Track FX: ReaEQ, ReaComp, ReaPitch, JS Transient Driven Autopan, dBlue Glitch, Kjaerhus Classic Reverb, Autofilter, Flanger, Delay and Chorus, Lively Audio Maxwell Smart Limiter
Master FX: Maxwell Smart Limiter

Part 2
Voice: Me (having a rather bad cold which you can hear)
Guitar: Me on my trusty 1965 Vox AC30 and Fender Nashville Telecaster
Drums and Bass: My dear bandmates Bernd and Volker (Thanks, guys, for helping out)
Basic recording: Sandor Szabo
DAW: Reaper
Master FX: Maxwell Smart Limiter

Mastering and normalising: Audacity

Have fun! Help yourself to some homebrew!
489 posts since 2 Apr, 2004

Postby nikp2000; Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:08 pm



http://www.nikp2000.com/1302-nikp2000-t ... pening.mp3

yellow strat
classic reverb
Live effects


446 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Postby Hellfog; Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:54 am

Death And Despair

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7944025/201302 ... espair.mp3
https://soundcloud.com/psyerichybrid/20 ... nd_despair

Addictive Keys
Guitar Rig
My vocals
Sleek Month
637 posts since 4 Sep, 2001, from Hollywood, Ca. one block East of the Jack in the Box

Postby Sleek Month; Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:19 pm



Daw is Cubase Essex3. Drums is Ez Drummer's Ludwig/Vintage kit with the room sound turned up and the strate drums real low.

Sinths are Synth One and Pentagon One. Electrical pinano is MDA Epiano. Vocals is processed through EZ mix. Guitar is this little $100 Vox modelling amp that sits on my desk and looks cute.

Bass is a base.
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888 posts since 20 Mar, 2005, from Newcastle, UK

Postby offthewall; Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:27 pm

Almost didn't have time this month ... so ...

just spent a short hour creating this little ditty on Love-hate


Adam Black S-5 acoustic guitar
Johnson resonator guitar

ReaFir, ReaEQ, BackStageEQ, VOCEQ-Pro-C, GlaceVerb, OvertoneGEQ, Q796,

THE place for collabs- http://www.kara-moon.com/forum
New Updated music site at - http://www.fraserology.com/music/
288 posts since 6 May, 2005, from Somewhere In Scotland

Postby beanpole; Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:18 pm

The eternal struggle between Heaven & Hell

Above 'n' Below


Epiphone acoustic guitar
Line 6 Variax electric guitar
Shure SM57 mic

AZR3 synth
EVM Grand Piano
mda epiano & Detune
Tracktion 4-Band Equaliser & Compressor
Kjaerhaus Classic Reverb & Chorus
can't sing, can't play, looks awful.....
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Laguna Rising
6746 posts since 4 Apr, 2005, from here and there

Postby Laguna Rising; Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:15 am


The usual jam-band styled summer thing
Surf & Turf

HW: Jackson bass, Charvel guitar, Mexican Strat, Mega-Amp, Line6 PodX3, Rocktron Chameleon, george dennis wah pedal, Shure SM58, Behringer preamp, Alesis compressor, Alesis Microverb
SW: StringTheory, DSK Elektrik Keyz, PI-Elektro Piano, MDA Piano, Crystal, MinimogueVA, Dr-Fusion, NI Battery, Glaceverb, keFIR, LFX-1310, Kjaerhus Classic bundle, AradazMaximizer, CamelSpace, Crayon Filter, Nuclear Cranium
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705 posts since 25 Apr, 2011

Postby kryptonaut; Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:15 pm

A Brand New Day

A change of mood brought about by realising what's important in life.

Brand New Day (download)

Magix Vita (Bass, Cello, Percussion, Guitar chords)
Magix Independence (Piano)
Alchemy (Guitar strum)
Melda MTremolo
Kjaerhus Classic Delay, Classic Chorus
Tone2 BiFilter2
QuikQuak Fusion Field
Magix EQ and Mastering
Zoom H1
Magix Samplitude Music Studio 2013

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