March Contest: Submission "Back To The Future"

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700 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Post Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:45 am


Go to the future or back in time and make a track,
you can make in any any genre for example Metal in the future.

Rules for the song:

* You can't travel back to a time before the time machine was built.
* You must reference any sci-fi movie in you track, in some way. for example Spoken word, music reference etc. And mention that movie with the submission.

The theme is very open to interpretations, what you do is up to you, the main thing that the song feels like it is from the future or go back in time

Future has no time limit.

Deadline March 26, 22:00 Swedish time

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 - NO 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... has offered "self service" space. Log into the forum to find out more.

4 - Submitted by March 26, 22:00 (Swedish TIME )

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 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.
Last edited by Hellfog on Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:02 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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18462 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: March Contest: Submission "Back To The Future"

Post Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:13 pm

Here is my submission for this month

Story - In 1953 the Martians invaded the Earth and destroyed most of the planet before the bacteria in our air finally got to them and killed them.

So you're probably wondering...How are all those landmarks still here? Certainly we didn't rebuild them.

Well, the 1st doctor, played by William Hartnell, in 1963 just before we get to see him for the first time, went back to 1953 and prevented the Martian invasion by hurtling the war machines 10 million years into the past with no way of getting back and dying out long before their planet could ever populate, which explains why there is no life on Mars today.

While we still have the memory of that terrible war on film, the actual aftermath has long been erased from history as if it never happened.

The Specs

Song was done in Cubase 7 on Windows 10.

VSTs Used

Pianoteq 6
Abbey Road 80s Drums
Music Labs Real LPC
VSL various strings libraries
Sample from "War Of The Worlds" 1953

Plugins Used

NI VC 76
Fabfilter Pro Q-2
Fabfilter Pro L
Fabfilter Pro C
Izotope Neutron
Guitar Rig 5
Vienna MIR Pro
Waves CLA Vocals
Melda Productions MUnison
KHs Gate
Waves RDeEser
Abbey Road TG Master
Valhalla Plate Reverb
Voxengo Span


Hold On To Your Guns

We knew the day it was a coming
The warning signs were there
And now our world she is a running
Now's not the time to despair

Hold on to your guns
There's an invasion brewing
They've come
From the future
Hold on to your guns
The natives they are stewing
Ray guns
You'll need a suture
Hold on to your guns
Hold on to your guns

The buildings fall the buildings tumble
There's shooting all around
And in retreat our lives they crumble
Our fear as loud as the sound

Repeat Chorus

There's only one thing we can do
Go back in time and make it new

Instrumental Break

Repeat Chorus ... -your-guns

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Laguna Rising
6889 posts since 4 Apr, 2005 from here and there

Re: March Contest: Submission "Back To The Future"

Post Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:16 pm

A Stargate in the swamp

This one took inspiration (and a melody) from the Stargate movie.
Going through the Stargate, a wormhole opens and takes you in a distant place in a different time.
In this journey there is no desert, but we are going far back in time, and visiting a swamp (hence a muddy mix :hihi: )

'Swamp' 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 -> Behringer model D
SW :
Minimogue VA, NI Bandstand, NI Battery, NI Massive, Glaceverb, Camel space, KeFir, LFX-1310, Kjarehus classic bundle, Fusion Field, Nuclear Cranium

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addled muppet weed
61519 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: March Contest: Submission "Back To The Future"

Post Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:09 pm

bgf (bitch got fingered)

ripley. aliens.
ni finger.
some modular.
guitar rig.

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The Noodlist
2076 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Re: March Contest: Submission "Back To The Future"

Post Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:18 pm

Last edited by The Noodlist on Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:23 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral:

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Mister Natural
2453 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Re: March Contest: Submission "Back To The Future"

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:29 am ... e-it-cover
a time machine cover of Talk Talk circa 1985
1985 was the original Mad Max release and it made me want to repeat to myself, "everything's alright . . . "
Fender Bass
Alvarez acoustic
Ableton Mellotron(Analog)
Alchemy 1.5
Vocs > Melodyne4
Izotope - SoundToys - Tantra - Valhalla - MAX8 - Eventide - Ableton Native EFX

expert only on what it feels like to be me

353 posts since 6 May, 2005 from Somewhere In Scotland

Re: March Contest: Submission "Back To The Future"

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:40 pm

Inventor of steampunk time machine developed in mid 1800's chances upon 3 separate events in history which just happen to coincide with time travel movies namely;
1955 - Back to the Future
1899 - The Time Machine
2688 - Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure

Future Past

Tracktion 7

Peavey Electric Guitar

Addictive Drums 2
Tracktion 4-Band E, Compressor & Low/High Pass Filter
TAL Chorus
TDR Feedback Compressor
Sampletank 3
Kontakt 5
Vocal King
Master Mix
can't sing, can't play, looks awful.....

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57 posts since 10 Jun, 2007

Re: March Contest: Submission "Back To The Future"

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:33 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, grab your silver wigs because we are going back to 17th century France, where we shall attend a royal court dance.
Our virtual virtuosos will be performing a Rigaudon for two harpsichords. And on this special occasion we have obtained one harpsichord from Italy (on your left), and one from Germany as well (on your right). Now let the dance begin!


Instruments used: RetroMagix Harpsichord

700 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Re: March Contest: Submission "Back To The Future"

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:34 am

Subliminal Perception Alternate Connection ... KQiGsXYYKe

Voice at the end from Interstellar: Michael Caine

U-he Diva, Behringer Odyssey, Soundtoys Effect rack, TDR Nova, Waves One Knob Louder, Marvel Geq.

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