Contest: September Submission ”Simplicity”

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965 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Post Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:15 pm

Simplicity - beauty without complexity.
Write something beautiful music that is not that complicating and not that many instruments 1-3 max so it should be very simple.

Submitted by Sep 27
Time Limit: 4 Min

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: 4 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 Aug 27

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 artist name 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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337 posts since 18 May, 2021

Post Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:58 am

(ง •̀_•́)ง

Title = RandAmb

Track length = 1:20

Production time = 30 minutes

Session Strings (I know there are multiple instruments in here, but I just use bass, cello, and two violin notes)

Valhalla VintageVerb
Valhalla Shimmer
FabFilter Pro C2
FabFilter Pro Q3
FabFilter Pro L2
iZotope Trash
Sound Toys Decapitator
Abbey Road Vinyl
The Glue
BX Modus EQ
Lindell TE-100 EQ
Audius | SoundCloud | NAUGHT
"Arts and crafts have been canceled due to poor taste"—Bill Murray, Meatballs

376 posts since 21 May, 2020 from germany

Post Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:18 am

DAW: Reason 11 Suite
Synths etc.: Reason stocks

1 x Subtractor synth,
1 x UMPF drum sampler (retro edition)
1 x Radical Piano (modified factory preset: "more keys than strings")

(see gossip for more)

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2369 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:30 pm

Daw: Live 11 Suite
Synths: DS Thorn, Repro-5, Acousticho (Live drumrack)
Artist: Dirtgrain
Composer: Dirtgrain ... in_bump-up
"Have you ever noticed how anyone driving faster than you is a [jerk] and anyone driving slower than you is a moron?" - George Carlin

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244 posts since 10 Jun, 2007 from Netherlands

Post Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:48 am

Punctuation Marks II

The intro/outro is based on a chord sequence I used in the nineties for a track called Punctuation Marks. The original was a heavily overproduced and rather cheesy affair. This is a simplified and totally different rendition. Hence the number II. The main section is new.

Plugin instruments
Arturia Piano V2
Addictive Drums 2
AmpleSound Guitar Twelve

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4419 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from South Yorkshire

Post Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:31 am

Withdrawn entry.....
Last edited by The Noodlist on Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:07 am, edited 2 times in total.
Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral: Is boutique the new old?

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5031 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from UK - The Mudway Towns

Post Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:51 am ... ttach=7338
And I'm in :D
- Three tracks from Rosegarden to Yoshimi:
- Multi-Rushes
- Solo
- Simple Bass
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)

341 posts since 24 Sep, 2016

Post Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:33 pm

DAW = G-Stomper Studio v5.8.5 & OcenAudio 3.10.12

Instruments = Builtin instruments

Effects = None
"I believe every music producer inherently has something unique about the way they make music. They just have to identify what makes them different, and develop it" - Max Martin

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921 posts since 20 Mar, 2005 from Newcastle, UK

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:00 am

A rare submission from me prompted by the brief as being an answer to a long spell of 'musical slump' that I been going through. ... -gillwilly

Simply, a short instrumental piece composed in the traditional folk style.
Three instruments only.
Fylde Alexander acoustic guitar,
Fylde Touchstone mandolin,
Fylde Octavius bouzouki.
Software used:
Izotope Neutron,
Izotope Ozone,
New Updated music site at -

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6992 posts since 4 Apr, 2005 from here and there

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:13 pm

Night Breeze Jam

Moog : Minimogue VA
Organ: NI B4
Drums: NI Battery

Fx: Glaceverb, Camel space, KeFir, LFX-1310, Kjarehus classic bundle, Fusion Field, Nuclear Cranium

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2684 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Post Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:09 am ... -breathing
instrument 1 : Alvarez GTR > Shure beta57a > MOTU m2 > LIVE11
instrument 2 : Ableton Studio Grand
instrument 3 : Abe Sampler Upright Bass

expert only on what it feels like to be me
& you are who you google

266 posts since 1 Oct, 2019

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:03 am

September gave one unfinished and then this simple not beautiful drone. The pile of unfinished material got again bigger. I don't know what to do when a song doesn't want to happen.

Oud + vocal


MuseScore, Studio One, Audacity
Kontakt, stock library

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Boss Lovin' DR
9215 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:49 pm

Let's not be f**king about with acoustic guitars and the like for accompaniment - nicely coloured 6 string bass is what you want. :hihi: ... ta-red.mp3

The simpletons;

Revelation Bass VI and shitloads of effects
Vocal and shitloads of effects

90 posts since 18 Oct, 2020 from Michigan

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:04 am

My first KVR Contest submission. So thankful for this prompt, I tend to complicate everything.

instrumentation - a cheap Stagg Classical Guitar, my voice, Addictive Keys Studio Grand

recorded in Pro Tools
plugins - Pro Q3, PuigTec EQP-1A, CLA-2A, Dyn3 De-esser, R4 verb, SSL Comp, TDR Slick EQ M, J37 tape, Oxford Limiter
music and lyrics by Dave Strumfeld

16 posts since 16 Mar, 2004

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:08 am

DAW = Live9

- two main instruments : guitar & flute (several instances and sometimes reversed)
plug in "beat repeat" (ableton Live ) for the main guitar

-some little rhymical stuff ( NI battery )

-ambiance is made with a toy-flute with an M-granulator fx (Melda production )

-mastering with M limiter (Melda production )

2109 PurBoeuf soufflons au bois.mp3

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