March Contest: Submissions "World Music"

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1957 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from Nearish Detroit, MI

Post Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:46 am

World Music

It's a new month and time for a new contest! The theme this month is to create a track celebrating "World Music". As the globe has continued to shrink over the past few years, and cultural exchange is happening with ever increasing frequency, so too has the definition of "World Music" been changing.

The contest this month is to create a track fitting whatever your new definition of "World Music" is. Is it borrowing with pride some musical conventions from a musical culture which isn't the one in which your music is usually based and adapting that to your own style? Or is it outright full-scale appropriation of every aspect of a culture foreign to your own?

I don't judge!


Submissions MUST follow these rules:

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

2 - No time limit on your track this month as long as it fits your definition of world music!

3 - entered into the contest by posting a DIRECT LINK (note: THIS MEANS A DOWNLOAD 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... has offered "self service" space. Log into the forum to find out more.

4 - Submitted by early a.m. (US Central Time) Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

5 - Your entry must be composed specifically for this contest (or, if a cover, arranged/recorded specifically for this contest).

6 - Your entry must be created with audio plugins or software studio.

7 - Your entry should have the FILE named in a format of "yearmonth_artistname_tracktitle" (eg "1803_AllRoundTheWorld_WhereAmI.mp3"), where the artistname is the same as your KVR name. Please do not use spaces and special characters in the filename. 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. Please 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, May 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 drapostrophex (that's me, Victor!) or ask in the gossip thread.

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
4697 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: March Contest: Submissions "World Music"

Post Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:32 pm

Suppose I'd best enter this now since it was my daft idea.

I wouldn't be the first Lancastrian to try and crowbar in a bit of (cough) eastern mysticism (that's India, not Hull or Scarborough) to a pop song - I believe some chaps from Liverpool were rather keen on it in the 60s. ... lution.mp3

Much stuff and nonsense going on...

Epiphone acoustic
Variax Standard Electric (in Les Paul ripoff mode)
Kontakt patch of electric sitar I made from the Variax model
NI India Tablas
NI India Ghatam - It's some kind of pot (no, not that..) thing
NI India tambourine drone - all the way through, if you're going to do it....
Amplesound 12 string acoustic
Acoustic Samples Sunbird acoustic
Amplesound Telecaster
Evolution Rick 12
Mandolin from satantank 2
Reverse crash cymbal from teh frootyloops
Kick drum from Steven Slate Drums
Tambourine samples
Sonivox Orchestral Companion Strings
FL Sytrus 'asian string' patch
Kontakt patch I made of some clapping
Vocals through various droney type harmonizers

That's a lot of shite....

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Laguna Rising
6796 posts since 4 Apr, 2005 from here and there

"World Music"

Post Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:59 am

Urban Savage

Charvel guitar, Open-D DIY 'Fire' strat, Alesis solo tube pre, Shure beta58, H&K Tubemeister 5, Alesis Nanoverb, Rocktron Chameleon, Jackson bass, Zoom MS-60B, George Dennis Wah, EHX DoctorQ, DigiTech FreqOut, Ocarina
SW :
Oud, Nay, Kanun, NI Bandstand, NI Battery, NI B4, Nuclear Cranium, Lounge Lizard EP, String Theory, Ample Guitar M lite, Glaceverb, Camel space, KeFir, LFX-1310, Kjarehus classic bundle, Fusion Field

1792 posts since 26 Sep, 2004

Re: March Contest: Submissions "World Music"

Post Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:39 pm

Here is my song for the contest: "Indian smile".

I use Kontakt 5 factory library for the sitar.
Zebra 2 for the pads
Zero-G "Deepest India" and "Loopmasters "Chilled glitch" for drums

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Jonny Quest
514 posts since 28 Dec, 2004

Re: March Contest: Submissions "World Music"

Post Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:28 am

hello, been a very long time since I rocked and rolled with y'all


I heard a Japanese pop tune and then some Japanese ambient composer in an anime movie and was inspired to create this...

As obvious as it may be I used vocaloid4 (new acquisition after to listening some folks here)

also used: serum, zebra, and breeze 2.0

thanks for listening :phones:

307 posts since 6 May, 2005 from Somewhere In Scotland

Re: March Contest: Submissions "World Music"

Post Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:18 am

Eastern Promise

Reason 3
Tracktion 7

Addictive Drums 2 & Keys
TAL Reverb 2 & Noisemaker
TDR Nova & Feedback Compressor II
Sampletank 3
Kontakt 5
Tracktion 4-Band EQ,Chorus, Reverb, Phaser & Low/High Pass Filter
Roth Air
FM Synth
can't sing, can't play, looks awful.....

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58 posts since 5 Oct, 2017 from Närförort söder

Re: March Contest: Submissions "World Music"

Post Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:14 am

Entry: Just Remember ... t_remember (possible to download as mp3)

Entry Just Remember

Singer: I, me myself


Sample Tank 2.5 Free: Clean guitar, Trumpets imported from GitHub, Bass Drum imported from Sonnicouture (and in the bass drum sound you also hear a bit of bass-drum-chamber-reverb provided by Samplicity, in this case the Bricasti M7-BD-chamber IR-one; convolution Reverberate LE)

Kontakt Player: Rock guitar

Sforzando / Garritan: Basic African Percussion, Karoryfer Saxofon

Zynaddsubfx: Bell pad, Strings Pad, DX Rhodes 1

Oxe free FM synth: Bass guitar; settings by myself

Russian frying pan recorded with Samson R11 mic and imported to Short circuit sampler (which is extremely exotic :-)

Reverb: Independence Free (Yellow Tools/Magix) Reverb

DAW: Cubase Essential 5

I don't normally use african drums, nor russian frying pans (a little bit in shortage of time here)
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