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D.H. Miltz
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Postby D.H. Miltz; Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:14 am March Contest: Submissions

March Marchness

This month you are asked to submit an entry that is, or that makes use of, a march.


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 http://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) Tuesday, March 25th, 2014.

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" (eg "1403_DHMiltz_SkelpedBytheIrrefragable.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.

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 Tuesday, April 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).

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.

Varazuvi has donated a copy of Acoustic Guitar Pro for this March's contest (and later months until further notice. Thanks, Varazuvi.
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Mister Natural
2166 posts since 28 Oct, 2007, from michigan

Postby Mister Natural; Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:47 am Re: March Contest: Submissions

The Saints

LIVE9 environment
CM magazine samples
Rapture - bass
Togeo LIVE instruments
Human Baritone(me)
LIVE native
Valhalla Vintage Verb
Classic Delay
Adrenalinn Sync2

"the digital photo of that guitar just doesn't have the same warmth as an analog photo for me"
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Postby Hellfog; Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:15 pm Re: March Contest: Submissions

Every Life

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/794 ... 20life.mp3

Dimenstion Pro, Idrum, samples internet
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Postby kryptonaut; Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:17 am Re: March Contest: Submissions

Sacrifice to the Sun God

Sacrifice to the Sun God


This track uses just one home-made synth for all of its sounds - a nostalgic plugin I've been working on based on the PE Minisonic 2 analog synth, which I built in the late 70s.

No extra VST effects used, only the phaser and delay built into the synth.
EQ/mastering from the DAW (Magix Studio 2014)
1208 posts since 6 Jul, 2004

Postby pethu; Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:19 pm Re: March Contest: Submissions

Built from the ground up, starting with a scratch-programmed synthetic snare drum in DCAM Synth Squad :tu:


https://soundcloud.com/user1333790/to-a ... m/download

Thanks to Julius Fucik for 5 (and sometimes 7) notes. (Google him, and you'll probably spot them!)

Different Snare Drum: FXP Strobe + Fusor Animator & TinCanVerb & EQ -> NI GR5 Ringmod
Different Bass Drum: FXP Cypher
Glockenspiel: Modartt Pianoteq 4
Bass: NI K5 - NI/Scarbee Rickenbacker Bass
Organ: NI K5 - Sampletekk Baroque Organ
Tuned Gongs: NI K5 -> NI GR Electric Lady
Electric Guitar: NI K5 - Chris Hein Jazz Guitar -> NI GR5 Hot Solo amp & Stoned Phaser & Space Echo
Tambourine: NI K5 - WaveArts W-Tambourine
Xtra Snare: NI K5
Synth Bass: NI Monark
Lead Synth: Arturia SEM V
String Machine: FXP Amber
Timpani: NI K5
Fifes: NI K5 - Precisionsound Celtic Whistles -> NI GR5 Ensemble
Rhythmic Sequences: NI Absynth 5 x 3

Reverbs: ArtsAcoustic, NI RC 24

Track EQing: NI Solid EQ

Master processing: TB ReelBus + TB Barricade
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Postby folderol; Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:23 pm Re: March Contest: Submissions

Well here you go. Not my best I think, but if I try to do any more I'm just as likely to scrub it as improve it :shrug:
A sad slow march respecting the fallen.
Bring Them Home

Almost forgot :(

Mk1 Sound Canvas
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Postby ClaRago; Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:51 pm Re: March Contest: Submissions


http://soundcloud.com/clauderagonnet/fu ... h/download

SubBoom Bass, Massive, a few free Reaktor elements and Kontakt instruments + Shreddage II & Pettinhouse guitars.
Artillery 2 BE, TAL Reverb.
Ozone 5
Logic 9 compression, reverb, ..
+ Zero G marching drum Sample.
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Postby Aziraphal; Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:40 am Re: March Contest: Submissions

It's been a while so I thought I'd have a bit of fun and recorded this silly thing in two late evening sessions.

Soft stuff: Miroslav Philharmonik, Omnisphere, Nanotron, Amplitube
Hard stuff: Ibanez GSA, Shure SM57, cheap bamboo flute last used in Nov 2007 contest, Bosnian double flute, my jawharp collection and the kid's tambourine.

Direct link:
Troll Academy


Cheers Matt
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Please, think of the kittens.
67 posts since 1 Jan, 2013, from Finland

Postby klawire; Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:57 am Re: March Contest: Submissions

Thought I'd try composing a piece with the traditional symphonic orchestra arrangement and (almost) nothing else. The result: funeral'ish march Bittersweet, soaked in reverb, served with divisi violas and basses. :roll:

Virtual instruments: EW Hollywood Strings, Brass & Orchestral Woodwinds, EWQL Symphonic Orchestra, Choirs, Pianos & Ra,QL Solo Violin, Spectrasonics Omnisphere, audio sample Marching by WebbFilmsUK (http://www.freesound.org/people/WebbFilmsUK/)
Effects: Ozone 5, Limiter No6, Molot Compressor, Proximity, Reaper convolution reverb, QL Spaces

Direct link:

888 posts since 20 Mar, 2005, from Newcastle, UK

Postby offthewall; Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:07 am Re: March Contest: Submissions

Sorry it's been a long time since I contributed. Been far too busy with that ole 'real life' stuff.

Anyway, this one is a new arrangement of a song I did quite recently in a rather different form. I have re-worked the majority of it specifically for this contest.
This was written (lyrics) by a Canadian lady known as Casia and has another Canadian guy doing a synth bagpipes section as well as my daughter, Lilah, contributing the penny-whistle. I programmed the marching drums in JamStix.

Lyrics: Casia (Canada)
Synth bagpipes: Michel Pilotte (Canada)
Penny whistle: Lilah (Edinburgh)
Drum programming, guitar, vocal, production: Offthewall.
Bedell Discovery acoustic guitar, Generation whistle, SeX1 mic, JamStix3.
ReaFir, ReaEQ, VOCEQ-PRO-C, OvertoneGEQ, Spector, OldSkoolVerb. REAPER.

Hills Of Aberdeen (Casia)

One dark knight
To my light of day
One drop of whiskey
And knighthood is goin’ ta pay
I can’na resist
A maiden in the night
I have a silver tongue
And a sword ready to fight

The full moon is rising
On the Hills of Aberdeen
I’m ready to take a stand
Ready with a steady hand
Oh, one dark knight
Makes a difference to my day
On the Hills of Aberdeen
Our love is here to stay

I hear them coming
Nothing can stop them now
But maybe a crimson moon
And some luck somehow
Give me one last kiss
Let the blood rush through my veins
I’ve lived a thousand lies
I won’t live in vain

The full moon is rising
On the Hills of Aberdeen
I’m ready to take a stand
Ready with a steady hand
Oh, one dark knight
Makes a difference to my day
On the Hills of Aberdeen
Our love is here to stay

Am I a headless horseman
I have a soul you know
The pipers come to haunt me
It seems everywhere I go
In the end it’s you and I
Fighting for our lives
The glory of the future
I can see it your eyes

On this night of nights
In one moment of truth
I raise my sword up to the sky
In Aberdeen tonight
On this night of nights
In one moment of truth
I raise my sword up to the sky
In Aberdeen tonight

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Postby bzur; Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:14 am Re: March Contest: Submissions

Here's my entry

March Of The Dark Queen

This track has been made on Cubase 6.5 with (almost the same template of my february entry, just a bit more percussive :) ):

- East West Symphonic Choirs
- Audiobro LASS Lite 2
- Project SAM Orchestral Brass Classic
- Spitfire HZ01 orchestral percussions
- Steinberg REVerence on send
- SHEPPi Free Spatial Enhancer, FerricTDS and Steinberg Maximizer on master bus
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Laguna Rising
6740 posts since 4 Apr, 2005, from here and there

Postby Laguna Rising; Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:46 am Re: March Contest: Submissions

Leftovers March

HW : Charvel guitar, Tech21 GT2, Mostortion, Alesis solo tube pre, Jackson bass, Rocktron Chameleon
SW : Minimogue VA, String Theory, NI Battery, NI Bandstand, Glaceverb, Nuclear cranium, Camel space, KeFir, LFX-1310, Kjarehus classic bundle, Fusion Field
286 posts since 6 May, 2005, from Somewhere In Scotland

Postby beanpole; Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:16 am Re: March Contest: Submissions

Marching Along

Reason 3
Tracktion 2

Line 6 Variax Electric Guitar
Shure SM57 mic

Tracktion Compressor & 4-Band Equaliser
Kjaerhaus Classic Chorus & Reverb
can't sing, can't play, looks awful.....
211 posts since 21 Feb, 2004

Postby rylo; Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:18 pm Re: March Contest: Submissions

" the dead march "

My first entry into these contest





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Postby Shangsean; Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:56 am Re: March Contest: Submissions

The Robots are Coming

Yes, they are!



Created in Reaper using:
Kontakt5 (Damage, Orchestral Essentials, Albion, Juggernaut, Apocalypse Percussion, M1 Garand Rifle)
Galaxy X
Alloy 2
B2 Reverb
Ozone 5

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