This month your submission should follow this text:
Only percussion, whatever the style is, drumrolls, fills, tribal, afro cuban beats, asian taikos, congas, bongos, tibetan bowls, sticks, beat vox, cowbells, punch your guitar in a percussive way, but not melodic...
No other sounds, no basslines, no melodies, no pads, no textures, no choirs.
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)
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) Sunday, November 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 Saturday, December 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.
Jack from Psychic Modulation has donated a copy of Phonec for the October contest (and a few more/until further notice). Thank you, Jack.
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All work done in Cubase 6.5, Instrument used: Alchemy synthesizer: drum kit (2 tracks) - I've programmed drum "riffs" in MIDI.
Other drum loops and samples used: myloops and Vengeance Sounds.
Effects: Cubase stock effects: EQ, Stereo, Limiter.
Tempo 138bpm, no Key.
Miltz edit: http://soundcloud.com/georgeangelov/1211-angelremington/download
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Mister Natural Thinking Out Loud
an expert on what it feels like to be me
& you are who you google
|^||Joined: 28 Oct 2007 Member: #164174 Location: michigan|
look for the true freak label.
do not!feed the vampyr.
click link to hear the sounds of vurt coming into your ears
|^||Joined: 25 Jan 2003 Member: #5605 Location: through the looking glass|
Pirates of the Polar Highways
sound generators: Battery 2, Ironhead, '98 Volvo V70.
samples: various one hits by Puremagnetic, Synthgeek, Wave Alchemy, Noizedrumz, Hagaver, Icebreaker, Native Instruments and my own.
sound processors: Linplug Relectro, AD Ricochet, RP Delay, Voxengo Pristine Space and Soniformer, IIEQPro, db-L, TapeStop.
|^||Joined: 01 Aug 2005 Member: #76751 Location: where butter flies|
A bunch of one shots in fruity combined with drumatic 3
ran through jcm900 and dbglitch and fusionfield
|^||Joined: 07 Apr 2002 Member: #2425 Location: http://soundcloud.com/remcoh|
made in live8
samples from zero g sabrosa
drum kits and latin percussion racks from live8
mastered and converted to mp3 in tracktion3
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[Miltz edit: http://soundcloud.com/rachmiel/1211-rachmiel-its-alive/download ]
delivery* samples (CM magazine)
Sound Forge - editing
Ozone - mastering
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Midi drum tracks created on Isequence (Ipad App) transfered , cut & pasted into Logic.
Inbuilt Logic effects + CamelSpace.
A few samples of slamming doors , metal banging and obviously a couple of smoochies.
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An Inter-Continental Beat Medley
Featuring Asian Taiko drums, African Talking drums, Western Rock drums
Magix Vita (Talking drums, Rock kit, Guitar body noises)
Magix Independence (Taiko drums)
Kjaerhus Classic Delay
QuikQuak Fusion Field
Melda Production MFlanger
Magix Built-in EQ+Mastering
Magix Samplitude Music Studio 2013
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Zebra- Tompangos, Bell Boy, Untuned Percussion.
Double Bass -Slapped.
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Got mine together this month after a missed month:
|^||Joined: 26 Jul 2005 Member: #76094 Location: Inside Schroedinger's Cat...or am I...|
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evo2slo - The Adventures of Gourdman
Gourdman and some of his friends:
This picture shows all the non-sampled instruments used. When I travel I always try to get a percussion instrument from wherever I go. Starting from the bottom left to right: a Sahrawi tribal drum (one of my most prized possessions), the one and only Gourdman(!), talking drum, percussion frog, goumbe, tambourine, Tibetan gong, Indian tabla, Tibetan singing bowl, hand-painted guitar (wedged a sock under the saddle to mute the strings), and cabasa.
All percussion instruments as well as hand claps and beatboxing/chanting were recorded with a Shure SM7B microphone into an Apogee Duet.
Sampled instruments were all single hits from Cinematic Percussion and Goldbaby FXpansion Geist expansion packs.
Processed in Cubase 6.5 with host plugs, Camel Audio CamelSpace, u-he Uhbik, FXpansion DCAM Dynamics, Waldorf Lector, VallhallaRoom, PSP Echo, and Izotope Ozone.
|^||Joined: 17 May 2011 Member: #256873 Location: Philadelphia|
IF you use "Save Target As" and DO NOT use a download manager, it MIGHT come out correctly but who knows
Items abused to get that ?sound?:
Kontact5 with Giant as cinematographic noises
Reactor 5 Prism
Kontact 5 West Africa series and Studio Drummer
Heinrich Heine wrote: "Nothing is more futile than theorizing about music."
I write: "Nothing is more futile than theorizing about the upcoming month's theme."
|^||Joined: 17 Jan 2004 Member: #11793 Location: Vesta, Earth, Moon, Titan, Enceladus and Gliese 581d|
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