April Contest: Submissions "Metal"

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722 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:21 pm

Time for Metal.


Do any Metal genre if you are unsure what is metal is, google or youtube it and explore.

For example:
Death, Black, Thrash, Doom, Christian etc is all metal.

Rules are there no rules in metal, so long it sounds like metal.

Time Limit 6 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 6 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...
http://www.kara-moon.com/forum has offered "self service" space. Log into the forum to find out more.

4 - Submitted by April 26, Around 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.
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Laguna Rising
6903 posts since 4 Apr, 2005 from here and there

Re: April Contest: Submissions "Metal"

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:16 am

>>>Desert Way<<<

Open-D DIY 'Fire' strat, Std-D 'Swamp' DIY Strat, Alesis solo tube pre, Shure beta58, H&K Tubemeister 5, Alesis Nanoverb, Rocktron Chameleon, Custom Jazz-bass, Zoom MS-60B, Electro Harmonix Soul Food, Line6 Pod X3, Behringer Model-D-
SW :
Minimogue VA, NI Bandstand, NI Battery, Glaceverb, Camel space, KeFir, LFX-1310, Kjarehus classic bundle, Fusion Field

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19159 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: April Contest: Submissions "Metal"

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:53 am

Well, I killed 3 birds with one stone with this one. (This contest, RPM Challenge and my new CD)

Here are the tech details for anybody who cares.

DAW - Cubase 7
OS - Windows 10

VST Instruments

Music Labs Real Les Paul
Music Labs Real Strat
Music Labs Real Eight String
Vir 2 12 String Guitar
MODO Drums
Chris Hein Solo Violin
VSL Orchestral Violins
VSL Orchestral Violas
VSL Orchestral Cellos


Fab Filter Pro Q 2
Fab Filter Compressor
Fab Filter Multi Band Compressor
Fab Filter Limiter
Guitar Rig 5
Sonible Balancer
Waves CLA Bass
Izotope Neutron
Vienna MIR Pro
Waves CLA Vocals
Melda Production MUnison
Melda Production MTurboReverb
KHz Gate
Waves RdeEsser
Antares Avox Harmony Engine
Waves Abbey Road TG Mastering
AirWindows Tube Desk
Valhalla Plate Reverb
Valhalla Vintage Reverb
Waves J37 Tape


Xenophobic Zeppelin

Long ago when I was young
I was my mom's innocent son
But then I heard those evil chords
And I felt like I'd never felt before

Now I'm a xenophobic zeppelin
Play those power chords again and again
Hear me as I scream
Join me in this dream
Now I'm a xenophobic zeppelin

Innocent that's what I was
My mama said just because
But then I heard those evil chords
And I felt like I'd never felt before

Repeat Chorus

Look into the future with you
There ain't a thing I would undo

Can't remember what it was like
Back in the day when I was just a tyke
Cause when I heard those evil chords
I felt just like I'd never felt before

Repeat Chorus


https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim ... c-zeppelin

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The Noodlist
2399 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Re: April Contest: Submissions "Metal"

Post Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:49 pm

Into the fire
https://soundcloud.com/user-141946308/2 ... AfaIf2UFDe

FX Addictive keys - Bark of the dog - Blindfold EQ - Drawmer S73 - IR1 - Kjaerhus classic delay - Loudmax - lkjb Qrange - MaxBass - Mcompressor - Mjuc jr - MSED - Span - SSD Free - Stock plugins - Tape Dither - TB_EQ V4 - TDR Kotelnikov
Hardware Squier Stagemaster HSS V2 Boss GT-8 9 (spdif)- Mosky Obsessive Drive - Rowin Plexion - Yamaha RBX260 - GAP Pre MKII DI
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Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral:

360 posts since 6 May, 2005 from Somewhere In Scotland

Re: April Contest: Submissions "Metal"

Post Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:08 am


Tracktion 7

Yamaha acoustic guitar
Peavey Electric Guitar
plus solo played by my mate Gareth

Addictive Drums 2
Tracktion 4-Band EQ, Compressor & Low/High Pass Filter
TAL Chorus & Reverb
TDR Feedback Compressor & Nova
Sampletank 3
Synth 1
Vocal King
Master Mix
can't sing, can't play, looks awful.....

589 posts since 8 May, 2012 from Sydney, Australia

Re: April Contest: Submissions "Metal"

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:49 am

Here's my submission for METAL.


Recorded in Reaper 6 using a Peavey Rotor EXP guitar, a Blast bass (cheapo from China) and the following plug-ins:

Neural DSP Fortin Nameless amp sim
Audio Assualt bass amp sim
A tiny bit of Mercurial Audio SS-11X

Neutron 3
Ozone 9
BX_Opto compressor
Audiority The Abuser
Audiority Big Goat
Audiority Blue Face
Phoenix Verb
Alloy 2
Nebula Delay

Superior Drummer 2 with Metal Foundry SDX

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11472 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: April Contest: Submissions "Metal"

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:49 am

Here's my submission for the month:

https://soundcloud.com/user-414209584-7 ... nfect-hits

When the Disinfectant Hits

Instruments used:

Jackson 7 string guitar (rhythm playing)
Ibanez 6 string (lead playing)
EHX Russian Big Muff pedal
Vox Wah Wah pedal
Fender Mustang amp

u-he Hive
Arturia Synthi V
Sugar Bytes Cyclop
Sonic Charge Microtonic

Blue Cat Axiom
Sugar Bytes Egoist
Sugar Bytes Effectrix
Sugar Bytes WOW
Native Instruments Replica
iZotope Trash
Various effects from Ableton Live

Intended to spend more time on it and add a vocal, but I kept scrapping ideas, so this end result probably needs more work than I had time to put into it.

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