January Contest: Submissions "Blue (7")"

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1987 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from Nearish Detroit, MI

Post Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:28 pm

Blue (7")

Here's a January riddle for you: What's blue and seven inches (17.78 cm)? A Smurf? Doctor Manhattan's pinky (finger)? More relevant to this topic, though, it's this month's contest!

Compose a track that evokes "blue" to you. Is it "the blues"? Is blue a feeling? Are you a synesthete like Qunicy Jones and can "hear" colors? What does blue sound like? Da ba dee?

In order to fit on one side of a 7 inch 45 RPM record, the time limit this month is a strict 4 minutes and 30 seconds.


Happy New Year!
Submissions MUST follow these rules:

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

2 - Lazily enforced four and one half minute time limit for tracks submitted this month

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...
http://www.kara-moon.com/forum has offered "self service" space. Log into the forum to find out more.

4 - Submitted by early a.m. (US Central Time) Monday, January 28.

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 "1901_Bluish_DonBlueth.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, February 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. There's a good chance I'll answer eventually!

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
5262 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: January Contest: Submissions "Blue (7")"

Post Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:22 pm

Make miserable music? Me? Never!!! :hihi:

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/01- ... g-blue.mp3

The chicken and gravy;

Orange Tree Songwriter acoustic guitar kontakt libray
Epiphone acoustic guitar
Line Variax Electric guitar
Gear4music 12 string acoustic guitar
IK MODO bass
GForce Mtron Pro (payment for my shoddy guitar work on Mr Spiers' album.. :tu: )
Kontakt factory library orchesteral drums
Kontakt factory library double bass
Shaker loops from Musicradar website
The crooning (some low notes in there - watch yer bowels... :o )

233 posts since 23 Oct, 2017

Re: January Contest: Submissions "Blue (7")"

Post Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:46 pm

https://soundcloud.com/user-399989808/1 ... -tbase2000

Still stuck with the Fender Squier from 1992. No VST sounds good with this guitar so I guess I'm gonna have to buy a new one. :| Guitar Rig 5 on everything guitar. Trying some different stuff. Ampeg SVT Classic with a SDGR bass sounds ok with a SM57 mic but ran the DI through a cab sim on Guitar Rig 5. I might push it harder next time. 4x8 cab sim on there sounds like a GK amp I always wanted. Dirty! Anyway...time is still short this month so just layers and ideas.

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Laguna Rising
6818 posts since 4 Apr, 2005 from here and there

Re: January Contest: Submissions "Blue (7")"

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:19 am

Drunken Machine Lo-Fi Blues

Charvel guitar, Std-D DIY 'Swamp' strat, Alesis solo tube pre, Shure beta58, H&K Tubemeister 5, Alesis Nanoverb, Rocktron Chameleon, B-E-A-D 'Franken'-bass, Zoom MS-60B, Waldorf Rocket, Behringer D
SW :
Minimogue VA, NI Bandstand, NI Battery, NI B4, Glaceverb, Camel space, KeFir, LFX-1310, Kjarehus classic bundle, Fusion Field, String Theory
Samples :
45811__themfish__old-vinyl-record.wav - https://freesound.org/people/themfish/sounds/45811/

452 posts since 1 Dec, 2011

Re: January Contest: Submissions "Blue (7")"

Post Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:59 pm

https://soundcloud.com/clauderagonnet/1 ... nete-bleue
PRS SE SoapBar II + NI Guitar Rig
Squire P-Bass + NI Guitar Rig
Zebra 2
Loop Loft Drums
SoundToys Echoboy & Crystalliser
Ozone 7
Ableton Live 9

319 posts since 6 May, 2005 from Somewhere In Scotland

Re: January Contest: Submissions "Blue (7")"

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:03 am

Cliche Blues

Tracktion 7

Yamaha acoustic guitar
Peavey electric guitar
SM57 mic

Addictive Drums 2
TDR Feedback Compressor
Sampletank 3
Tracktion 4-Band EQ, Chorus, Compressor & Low/High Band Filter
TAL Reverb 2 & Chorus
Synth 1
Cypress TT-15
mda EPiano
kHs Delay
can't sing, can't play, looks awful.....

98 posts since 25 Jul, 2008

Re: January Contest: Submissions "Blue (7")"

Post Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:06 pm

https://soundcloud.com/henry-solberg/19 ... r_and_blue


Feeling blue, feeling silver too
Aquamarine and gray
If there's justice at all in this old concert hall
Someone will come and say
If you're violet or azure, darling, that doesn't matter
'Cause I love every single note you play.


Life's full of colors. Some are bluer than others.
But there's a new shade each and every day.


Groove Agent SE
Kontakt (Hybrid Keys)
HALion Sonic SE

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Mister Natural
2326 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Re: January Contest: Submissions "Blue (7")"

Post Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:08 pm

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/56321 ... ACspQlXg2P
https://soundcloud.com/mrnatural-1/mist ... lmost-blue
stratocaster > amp sim box > daw > efx
11yr old human > shure ksm27 > interface > daw > very modest efx(wishing I could have gotten more than two takes w/her)
60yr old human > ksm27 > melodyne
Z3ta2 (pretending it's an Roland Juno synth)
& a truck-load of efx
expert only on what it feels like to be me

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Jonny Quest
551 posts since 28 Dec, 2004

Re: January Contest: Submissions "Blue (7")"

Post Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:43 pm

Happy new blue year. Made this for you, dear contest.


cubase with Alicia's Keys, Aparillo and 2cBreeze2 reverb

thanks for listening

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The Noodlist
532 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from Dingleborough UK

Re: January Contest: Submissions "Blue (7")"

Post Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:30 pm

Had to reluctantly sing, hate singing.
ZZ Top Cover. left it till the last day to record it, anyway.
https://soundcloud.com/user-141946308/b ... er/s-MXGqA

Boss GT-8
Alesis Mic Tube Duo

Acustica Ochre
Blue Cat Triple EQ
Console Shaper
DDMF The Strip
EZ Drummer 2
GVST GStereo
Kjaerhus Classic Chorus
Kjaerhus Classic Delay
Limiter No.6
LVC Audio OMPre
LVC Audio OptoPress
LVC Audio White
Reverberate CM
TB Reelbus
TDR Nova
Violet CM
Voxengo MSED
Waves linMB
Waves SuperTap

Good luck everyone.
After thought, should have tuned up.
Last edited by The Noodlist on Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:50 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Hardware emulation list. I don't really need anymore effects, I need to learn how to use those I already have.

539 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Re: January Contest: Submissions "Blue (7")"

Post Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:27 pm

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100 posts since 5 Oct, 2017 from Närförort söder

Re: January Contest: Submissions "Blue (7")"

Post Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:12 am

Very Derivative

https://soundcloud.com/per_bellener/190 ... tive-per99

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/56603 ... _per99.mp3

This song could easily be level/dB-corrected. But since I'm already late, I leave it as is. (And I know, the long coda would need much more variation/progress, and of course the accompaniment in the second chorus shouldn't be exactly the same as in the first, but I ran out of time.)

Microphone: The built in mic in my twelve years old Dell Laptop!!! Windows 10. Cubase Essential 5. Instrument plugins: The Platon Electric Bass Guitar. Kontakt Player Rock Guitar and Jazz organ. GSCWDrums downloaded from Autodafe imported into Shortcircuit soft sampler. HALionOne Yamaha S90ES Piano. Karoryfer Shiny Guitar for Plogue Sforzando. Effects: Reverb: Samplicity L96 IR in Reverberate LE. Bass Guitar ambience: Bricasti M7 in Reverberate LE. Chorus and delay: Independence Free. Bass Guitar Cab: Ampeg V4B Custom 4x12 IR file in Ignite Amps NadIR.
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