May Contest: Submission - "Free For All" closed

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909 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Post Sat May 01, 2021 9:38 am

Yes, you can do whatever you want to do. You can even take something unfinished and finished it now.

But do not post already finished tracks.

3 min

Submitted by May 27

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: 3 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 May 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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228 posts since 1 Oct, 2019

Post Sun May 02, 2021 11:47 am

The free for all came at a good time.

I had a three voice vocal canon in works. When I listened the first draft of it however, the necessity of a chance in plan became quite evident, I'm no VOCES8, melodyne or not.

Worst case covid19, canon plus bass and drums, 7/8 meter, s'il vouz plait.


progs MuseScore, Studio One, Audacity
vst Melodyne
The digging sample

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3766 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from Land of The Charity Shop

Post Sat May 15, 2021 11:21 am

I apologise for the put on accent/voice. Edit uploaded de-essed vesion
Acustica Cream2 - N4 - Nebula 3 free
DDMF MagicDeathEye
GVST GClip - GStereo
Klanghelm MJUC
MB Plugins Autopan
Melda MConvulutioEZ
Poor Plate
Presence XT
RX7 Elements
RZS Vocoder
Stock DAW effects
Tal Vocoder
Toneboosters EQ V4 - Reelbus V4
Voxengo Teote
Waves L3

Deep Monosynth
Piano One
Rez v3
Spitfire Audio’s BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover

Woosh - Studio One stock loop
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Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral: Is boutique the new old?

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238 posts since 16 Oct, 2016

Post Sat May 15, 2021 7:38 pm

How timely... I was just finishing up my short tribute to Lord British... Seems like ages since I last posted a track for the KVR monthly contest.

Anyone old enough to remember this gem?
God-tier intro music for a PC game. I think I liked listening to the intro more than playing the game itself...

This is my remix/remake for the contest: Ultima VI (lessera remix)

Reaper 6 on Windows 10
Ilya Efimov Nylon Guitar
Bornemark Broomstic Bass
Fluffy Audio Chicarrino
Various percussion samples I've collected over the years

244 posts since 24 Sep, 2016

Post Sat May 15, 2021 10:59 pm

DAW = Reaper
Instruments = Vital
Effects = ReaEQ, ReaPitch, SPAN, Event Horizon Limiter/Clipper
Samples = Lethi Beats Drumkit Vol.1
"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

197 posts since 21 May, 2020 from germany

Post Sun May 16, 2021 5:53 am

tomtom1's HUBRIS [mummy's rough mix] ... -rough-mix

Reason 11
Spitfire Audio LABS (free)
Izotope Vynil (free)


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163 posts since 10 Jun, 2007 from Netherlands

Post Sun May 16, 2021 8:01 am

The Curse of Amun-Iseret (Chapter I. The Bazar)

Plugin Instruments
AmpleSound Ethno Ukulele
AmpleSound Bass Upright
EastWest Ra Zourna & Duduk
EastWest Gypsy percussion

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99 posts since 18 May, 2021

Post Tue May 18, 2021 8:41 am

Letter Worlds

Logic X

East West Opus: Whales Choir, Voices of Soul, Woodwinds Flute, Solo Cello, Hollywood brass trumpet, Solo Violin, Steinway Piano
Waves Morphoder
PhasePlant x a lot
NI Battery
The Legend
Logic Test Oscillator
NI Noire
NI Session Strings Pro 2
My other moniker: NAUGHT.
"Arts and crafts have been canceled due to poor taste"—Bill Murray, Meatballs

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Boss Lovin' DR
7936 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Post Thu May 20, 2021 12:30 pm

With all due apologies to Shirley Bassey for the ripoff bit- at least I didn't call it 'Donkey Is Forever'.. :hihi: ... isting.mp3

Killed 2 birds with one stone - done an instrumental version of this (just using the Frootyloops 'Flex' plug-in) for that forum contest as well.

The class strugglers;

Epiphone 6 string acoustic
Lindo 12 string acoustic
FL Studio Flex x 5
Addictive drums
IK Modo Bass
Crooning in the disaffected stylee

390 posts since 6 May, 2005 from Somewhere In Scotland

Post Sun May 23, 2021 6:26 am

Journey To Mars

Apologies to The Replacements for ripping off the middle 8 to Alex Chilton :hihi:

Tracktion 7

Peavey electric guitar
Squier bass guitar

Addictive Drums 2 & Keys
Tracktion 4-Band EQ & Low/High Pass Filter
TDR Feedback Compressor & Nova
Vocal King
TAL Chorus
Dead Duck Limiter
Master Mix
can't sing, can't play, looks awful.....

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6962 posts since 4 Apr, 2005 from here and there

Post Mon May 24, 2021 10:34 am

May Queen

Std-D DIY 'Fire' strat, Alesis solo tube pre, Shure beta58, H&K Tubemeister 5, Alesis Nanoverb, Rocktron Chameleon
SW :
NI Bandstand, NI Battery, NI Massive, Trilogy, B4, Lounge Lizard, Glaceverb, Camel space, KeFir, LFX-1310, Kjarehus classic bundle, Fusion Field

2089 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from Nearish Detroit, MI

Post Wed May 26, 2021 6:20 am

Dr. Apostrophe X - "Cold Lazarus"

So this one might require an explanation...

I've just started doing a podcast about the TV series "Stargate SG-1", which originally aired in the late 1990s. As Easter eggs for the podcast, I'm recording a series of songs by fictional 1990s bands, about the episode we're discussing that particular week. This is a They Might Be Giants-inspired song I did last Sunday about the episode "Cold Lazarus," from season 1 ("Maybe They're Tok'ra" is the name of the fictional '90s band).

I did all the music production on the Akai MPC Live II. The guitar, piano, bass, sax and synth instruments are all made from single samples -- no multisamples or velocity layers here! :) (the piano and synth are actually Casio SK-1 samples). All of the effects are on-board to the MPC as well, except for some bus reverb (Valhalla Room), delay (ReaDelay) and then HorNet Total EQ, Neutron, IK Bus Comp, bx_digital and bx_XL to tie it all together. Oh, and Melodyne. because I didn't have time to re-record vocals once I'd actually worked out the melody. ;)

Lyrics can be found on the YouTube.
GLHF! (Gandalf Lives, Hobbits Forever!)

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2693 posts since 5 Dec, 2003 from Harlan's World

Post Thu May 27, 2021 1:02 pm

Spring Thing

So I managed to complete it but had to rush the mastering. That's life.

Fender strat
Helix Native
Valhalla Delay

My house band: Mr EZkeys, Ms EZdrummer and introducing my long lost cousin EZbass.

Izotope Neutron
Izotope Ozone

Produced in Logic Pro X.
My Soundcloud Too many pieces of music finish far too long after the end. - Stravinsky

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