October Contest: Submissions "Autumn Themed" (Closed)

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637 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:19 am

Autumn Themed


Time for a new contest, this time it is inspired by Autumn (fall)

Do a song that speaks Autumn to you and the listeners.

3 Min Time Limit

New deadline to 28th

Rules with some minor changes

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 - 3 min time limit.

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) Sunday, October 28 .

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 - 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.

10 - Resubmission of your track is allowed in the same post, so long you do it before the voting begins.

11 - 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.

12 - 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, October 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 hellfog.
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4839 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from UK - Here!

Re: October Contest: Submissions "Autumn Themed"

Post Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:43 am

Not at all sure I'll have the time to do anything this month. In {cough} sunny {cough} Derbyshire for a week from tomorrow (doing the SynthFestUK bit on the Saturday), then at the end of the month got a week in Cologne including a couple of days at the Sonoj conference.
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)

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881 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbit Sol III

Re: October Contest: Submissions "Autumn Themed"

Post Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:17 am

That’s gotta be the Catskill Mnts, NY USA?
gadgets an gizmos...make noise

637 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Re: October Contest: Submissions "Autumn Themed"

Post Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:48 am


viewtopic.php?f=14&t=532379&sid=38895fe ... ef7d8c591f

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donkey tugger
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6243 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: October Contest: Submissions "Autumn Themed"

Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:05 pm

Think one may have gone a leetle bit p**g r**k here.. :o

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/10- ... mpires.mp3

Moving swiftly on; the bits and the bobs;

Lindo Zodiac 12 string acoustic geetar
Gear4Music 12 string acoustic geetar
Epiphone 6 string acoustic geetar
Addictive Drums 2 (mallets thingy)
Kontakt strings
GForce Minimonsta
Teh Frootyloops Flex
Some shaker loop from Musicradar website
The crooning

Seva Randeep Sing
11 posts since 6 Oct, 2019 from Roermond, The Netherlands

Re: October Contest: Submissions "Autumn Themed"

Post Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:47 am

BTW Seva Randeep (Singh) is my spiritual name. You may know me as Jeroen van Rooij/Yuroun. Nowadays I mainly produce under my spiritual name.

In the fall the trees release their leaves and people prepare for the winter by detoxing themselves, both physically and mentally. A good way to spiritually detox is by singing the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum. And, ofcourse, to dance. Singing and dancing go hand in hand together ;-)

My submission
http://www.sevarandeep.nl/mp3/1909_Seva ... style).mp3

Some information about the track:
Production time
5 hours and 38 minutes
Used DAW: FL Studio 20.5.1.

Other stuff used:
Kontak 5 with Indian Discovery series
Directwave with Sounds of India
Delay Lama (Old stuff, but still fun to play with)
My own voice :-)
Haris C Trance Drum Kits

And some samples from FreeSound.org

Here's an explanation of the mantra:
yogapedia wrote:According to the Dalai Lama, Om Mani Padme Hum has the power to: “transform your impure body, speech and mind into the pure body, speech and mind of a Buddha.” Breaking Down the Mantra:
The sound, Om, is believed to be the primordial sound of all creation.
The ma syllable in mani is associated with dissolving jealousy and the attachment to fleeting pleasures.
The ni syllable in particular is believed to dissolve our attachments to desire and passion while cultivating our ability to be patient with ourselves and others.
Pad is a syllable that dissolves our attachments to the many prejudices and judgmental notions we have while cultivating the quality of perseverance. This me syllable helps dissolve our attachments to being possessive while also cultivating our powers of concentration.
Together, padme means "lotus" and represents wisdom.
With the syllable, hum, we work to dissolve our attachments to aggression and hatred.
As you can see, this is a powerful mantra with a lot of meaning behind it. The one phrase that is said to sum it all up is this: “The jewel is in the lotus” or “Praise to the jewel in the lotus.

9 posts since 23 Jan, 2018

Re: October Contest: Submissions "Autumn Themed"

Post Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:48 pm

diPinto Belvedere bass
Aria pro11 guitar
Halion SE
Freakshow Industries BackMask
Cubase Elements
WB Yeats, rendered via www.text2speech.org

Sharing a bottle of something peaty and unpronouncable in a mountain bothy, a halloweeen party, and the speed the years seem to go in at.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aR7TO- ... sp=sharing

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Mister Natural
2410 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Re: October Contest: Submissions "Autumn Themed"

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:20 am

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/69784 ... ACspQlXg2P

I guess I was thinking more Fall than Autumn . . . but it sounds kinda creepy & hope you dig it. Three min limit really restricted what I could do with the exposition of the piece. More structure of this one into a singer-songwriter style of "intro-a-b-a-b-c-a-b-outro" would require maybe 6 minutes.
So, this is done for now and best of luck & love to you, dear listener

LIVE10 environment
GTRs (I've just completely redone my GTR room but need more time to practice :=) - Strat - Alvarez - Tele > EFX
Fender Bronko Bass GTR > mega EFX
Vocal > KSM27 > Tascam u7000 pre/interface > Melodyne > EFX
LIVE Drumkit "709"
2xRapture(not RaptPro)
DimensionPro piano
Operator FM piano
UltraAnalog3 - synth solo

expert only on what it feels like to be me

28 posts since 10 Jun, 2007

Re: October Contest: Submissions "Autumn Themed"

Post Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:57 am

Well, I changed my mind. Contrary to my comment in the gossip section I decided to submit something after all. :D

Grey Skies over Hoek van Holland

Instruments in order of appearance:
Ample Guitar Taylor
Sampleson Melox Pro
XLN Addictive Drums 2
Ample Bass Upright
EastWest Gypsy Violin
EastWest Ra Irish Low Whistle

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159 posts since 20 Aug, 2003 from Chicago

Re: October Contest: Submissions "Autumn Themed"

Post Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:57 pm

I started this one on September 29th. I hope it fits the theme. I intend to flush this out into a finished piece, but as a work in progress, I thought the mood was right. Anyway...


Made with Synapse-Audio: Orion, Dune 3.2, Legend, Acoustic Grand, DrumRack, and free samples.
1010 Audio Bitbox
Korg Electribe S2
Roland JD-Xi


343 posts since 6 May, 2005 from Somewhere In Scotland

Re: October Contest: Submissions "Autumn Themed"

Post Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:38 pm

Autumn Leaves

Tracktion 7

Peavey Electric Guitar
SM57 mic

Addictive Drums 2
TAL Chorus & Reverb 2
Tracktion 4-Band EQ, Delay & Low/High Pass Filter
TDR Feedback Compressor
iZotope Vinyl
Sampletank 3
can't sing, can't play, looks awful.....

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Laguna Rising
6869 posts since 4 Apr, 2005 from here and there

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Post Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:00 pm


Fender Strat guitar, Alesis solo tube pre, Shure beta58, H&K Tubemeister 5, Alesis Nanoverb, Rocktron Chameleon, Custom Jazz-bass, Zoom MS-60B, Electro Harmonix Soul Food, DigiTech FreqOut, Waldorf Rocket
SW :
Minimogue VA, NI Bandstand, NI Battery, TruePianos, Glaceverb, Camel space, KeFir, LFX-1310, Kjarehus classic bundle, Fusion Field, Nuclear Cranium
Samples :
Dobroide -> Wind Canaveral

3862 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Hamilton, New Zealand

Re: October Contest: Submissions "Autumn Themed"

Post Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:25 pm

https://soulstudios.co.nz/1910_Metamorp ... Lifter.mp3

Tracktion 7
Izotope, Steve Slate, CDsoundmaster plugs

Korg X5
Epiphone bass guitar
Jansen bass amp
My drum kit
Mics: Modded Rode NTK , Bullet custom condensor mics, audix drum set

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161 posts since 5 Oct, 2017 from Närförort söder

Re: October Contest: Submissions "Autumn Themed"

Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:19 am

I Apologize for copy and paste chorus.

hw: cort ad 810 acoustic guitar sw: zynaddsubfx, shortcircuit samlper with drum samples from soniccotoure brush kit and GSCW drumkits.

https://soundcloud.com/per_bellener/191 ... egnochrusk
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Mister Natural
2410 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Re: October Contest: Submissions "Autumn Themed" (Closed)

Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:19 pm

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