November Contest: Submissions

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D.H. Miltz
11448 posts since 21 Jun, 2008

Post Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:23 am

Hit it!

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

In addition...
Kara at 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.
Last edited by D.H. Miltz on Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:03 am, edited 1 time in total.

266 posts since 22 Aug, 2011 from Melbourne

Post Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:05 am


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: ... n/download

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Mister Natural
2254 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Post Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:53 pm

Mister Natural Thinking Out Loud

Backup download: ... ud.mp3.mp3


LIVE8 Environment
LIVE efx

"the digital photo of that guitar just doesn't have the same warmth as an analog photo for me"

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addled muppet weed
37124 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:44 pm

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Zombie Queen
4443 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

Post Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:57 pm

Pirates of the Polar Highways ... -the-polar

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.

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Emerald Tablet
Narcissistic Messiah
4563 posts since 8 Apr, 2002 from

Post Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:52 pm ... t_Pace.mp3

A bunch of one shots in fruity combined with drumatic 3
ran through jcm900 and dbglitch and fusionfield

489 posts since 3 Apr, 2004

Post Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:22 pm


made in live8
samples from zero g sabrosa
drum kits and latin percussion racks from live8
stylus rmx
mastered and converted to mp3 in tracktion3


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3704 posts since 30 Jan, 2005 from rochester, ny

Post Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:37 pm

It's Alive!


[Miltz edit: ... e/download ]

g'ranuLator ensemble
delivery* samples (CM magazine)
Sound Forge - editing
Ozone - mastering

448 posts since 1 Dec, 2011

Post Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:20 am

Kiss-Kiss-Bing-Bong ... -kiss-bing

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.
Last edited by ClaRago on Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:50 am, edited 1 time in total.

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718 posts since 25 Apr, 2011

Post Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:17 pm


An Inter-Continental Beat Medley

Featuring Asian Taiko drums, African Talking drums, Western Rock drums

ICBM (download)

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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22 posts since 3 Nov, 2012

Post Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:01 am

Inst Used:
Zebra- Tompangos, Bell Boy, Untuned Percussion.
Crash Slides.
Double Bass -Slapped. ... ungletriad

Miltz edit: ... d/download

21376 posts since 26 Jul, 2005 from Gone

Post Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:51 pm

Got mine together this month after a missed month:

Project Complications

  • Ableton Live
  • Various kits from NI Battery
  • uTonic
  • dblue Glitch

D.H. Miltz
11448 posts since 21 Jun, 2008

Post Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Take Three

mp3 . . . . ogg

Used: MU.LAB, Audacity, Eos, HGS Phase Shifter, cardboard box, tambourine, shaker, needlenose pliers, pencil, fan, steel water bottle, Oxygen 49, MXL V63M.

610 posts since 17 May, 2011 from Philadelphia

Post Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:25 am


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. ... f-gourdman

677 posts since 17 Jan, 2004 from Vesta, Earth, Moon, Titan, Enceladus and Gliese 581d

Post Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:12 am

IF you use "Save Target As" and DO NOT use a download manager, it MIGHT come out correctly but who knows

Perk Symfonia

Items abused to get that ?sound?:

Cubase 6.5
Kontact5 with Giant as cinematographic noises
Reactor 5 Prism
Kontact 5 West Africa series and Studio Drummer
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