Contest: February - Submission "The Midi file" --------Closed-----------

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897 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Post Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:16 am

Create a track from the midi files provided below, you can arrange, edit the files as you please. You don't have to use all of the files. Make it in any genre and bpm. ... .mid?raw=1

Submissions MUST follow these rules:

1 - Encoded in either .mp3 .ogg (.Wav .Flac) format.
In use of Wav or Flac, you need to offer Mp3 also, so people can choose.

2 - Time Limit: 3 Min

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.

2 - watto
3 - slartibartfast

In addition... has offered "self service" space. Log into the forum to find out more.

4 - Submitted by Feb 26

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

6 - Your entry(s) 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 "1909_MonDieu_OxygeneXVII.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 - Resubmission of your track is allowed in the same post, so long you do it before the voting begins.

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. 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 hellfog.
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6843 posts since 18 Apr, 2004

Post Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:32 am


Ogg Vorbis | mp3

Sound organizer: Reaper
Sound sources: Zebrа, Optik, Pоdolski, Vitаl, TAL-Noisemaker
Sound manipulators: Dragonfly reverb, GRevDelay, Multilens, ReаCоmp, AVA spectral compressor

7 posts since 12 Aug, 2020 from Milwaukee, WI

Post Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:05 am

Midigate ... s-midigate

Logic Pro X
Superior Drummer 2
Gforce String Machine 2
NI Stummer 2
NI The Gentleman
SketchCassette 2
FF Q 3
Saturn 2
Focusrite Balancer
Ozone 9

Changed the bass and the drums, used logic to stretch the time, lots of 2nd version plugins for no real reason, enjoy!

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559 posts since 20 Oct, 2018

Post Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:42 am ... sp=sharing

Daw - Cakewalk
VSTi: S-YXG50 - Xpand!2 - Odin2 - Surge - Pipa.
All midi used. Some small note editing. Some duplicates. No added notes.

49 posts since 6 Oct, 2019 from Roermond, The Netherlands

Post Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:29 pm

I first wanted to make a floating ambient version of this midi. But when I was busy, more and more rhythm came into play. It became a track with rhythm, one to dance to.

The title of the album is quite special. My girlfriend and I have been looking for a nice cat to give it a good time with us. My girlfriend had sent me a link to some shelter cats. While listening to my own production, my eye fell on a cat: Eli. The music, the name, everything coincided at that point. This track is therefore also for that cat: Theme for Eli.

Later this week my girlfriend came to me and said she was so hoping that the cat Eli could come and live with us ... (while I was working on this track).

I kept the chords and melody. Everything else I have changed. The style has accidentally become a Karunesh thing (I love his music).

Synths used:
FL sample

Fruity reverb
Fruity delay

Fresh Air
Ozone 9 Elements (mastering)

2083 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from Nearish Detroit, MI

Post Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:44 pm

Time to party like it's 1996!

Dr. Apostrophe X presents: "My First Demo v7 FINAL" ... 7FINAL.mp3

Done in Studio One.

All sounds are the Sampleone player in S1, loaded up with .wavs from Samples on Mars' SK1 and SID sample packs.

The effects are a mix of SoftTube MultiTrack tape (in S1 it's fun because you make all your busses bleed together :D ), DDMF's IIEQ Pro, Crunchessor, a couple of T-Racks modules for mastering, and some impulse responses I made of my (1996) Alesis MIDIVerb 4 and (1992) Mackie 12-channel mixer.

This is my first contest entry in 10 or 12 years so let me know if I left anything out (certainly I didn't leave the reverb out). I'll try the link after I submit the post tp make sure it's working.
GLHF! (Gandalf Lives, Hobbits Forever!)

219 posts since 1 Oct, 2019

Post Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:37 pm

I took a couple of melody lines from the source file, placed them and some variations around simple verse parts and let them play against a funky rhythm idea stolen from Superstition by Stevie Wonder.

But I'm not really satisfied with this, it feels like a kludge.

And please write my alias correctly when giving votes!


progs: MuseScore, Studio One 5, Audacity
Vst: Vielklang2CM, Kontakt 5 playing SF2 soundfonts

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6957 posts since 4 Apr, 2005 from here and there

Post Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:38 am

Slip in Mud

Not very close to my original idea, but time is up :(

'Fire' Fender Stratocaster, Alesis solo tube pre, Shure beta58, H&K Tubemeister 5, Waldorf Rocket, Korg NTS-1, Behringer Model D
SW :
Minimogue VA, NI Bandstand, NI Battery, NI Massive, Truepianos, Glaceverb, Camel space, KeFir, LFX-1310, Kjarehus classic bundle, Fusion Field, Nuclear Cranium

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3654 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from Land of The Charity Shop

Post Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:46 pm

Not happy with the mix. I left it for 3 weeks and tried to finish it this evening. It came to an halt when it came to the vocals. :cry:
Acustica Nebula 3 free - Acustica N4 – Tim P & Cupwise
Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 G
Izotope RX Elements
Klanghelm DC8C 3/MJUC
Klevgränd GotoEQ
SONiVOX Orchestral Companion Strings
TDR Nova
TR5 Black 76
Voxengo Teote
Waves IR1/CLA 76/L3/Bass Rider/Vocal Rider
Dial tone -
Telephone IR
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Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral: Is boutique the new old?

1151 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:14 am

Thought I’d make a go at Cafe challenge, no last minute delete ;)

Airwindows & Analog obsessions
DMG track control, Fircomp
Span, Youlean
Man is least himself when he talks in the first person. Give him a mask, and he'll show you his true face

388 posts since 6 May, 2005 from Somewhere In Scotland

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:23 am

Cheesy Wotsits
Didn't have a lot of inspiration this month and kept it pretty simple

Tracktion 7

Addictive Drums 2
Tracktion 4-Band EQ, Low/High Pass Filter, Delay & Phaser
kHs Delay
can't sing, can't play, looks awful.....

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2633 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:33 am

Never Been . . . ... never-been
mouth > sm7b > interface > Melodyne
Neligan GTR > sm7b
Ableton Studio Grand
LIVE v.11
Native, SoundToys & Valhalla EFX

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227 posts since 3 Sep, 2010

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:46 am

Got somewhat of a Lo-Fi Chill vibe from the MIDI, so that's the route I went with.

Deja Vu

Mixed and mastered in Studio One v.5
Instruments used:
UVI Falcon
Arturia Analog Lab
AAS Ultra Analog

FabFilter Pro Q
u-he Presswerk, Satin
Waves Manny Marroquin EQ
Valhalla Room
Soundtoys Effect Rack

Edit: Forgot the most important one for the Lo-fi feel:
XLN Audio RC-20 Retro Color ... amazing effect plugin!

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897 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Post Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:13 am

Midi Universe

Daw: Cubase
Effects: Ozone 9
Instruments: Uvi -FMX1, UVi- UVX 670, Omnsipehere 2, Zebra 2, Hive, Evolve Mutations - Haunted Muse, Trilian.

12 posts since 16 Mar, 2004

Post Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:34 am

from "pur boeuf"
I just took some parts of these midi tracks.
my main instrument is REAKTOR ( carbon2 )
for the boom boom its just" BATTERY (NI isntruments )

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