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Compyfox
KVRAF
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14576 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:07 pm

Hello everyone,

A summary of the current competitions
  • Songwriting Competition 047 will run from 1st July 2021 until 24th July 2021 (24 days left) - genre: (Video Game) Soundtrack, Theme "Video Game Soundtrack: Strategic Resources"
  • Mix Challenge 078 will run from 1st July until 21st July 2021 (21 days left) - genre: Funk / Rap


:arrow: This month's Songwriting Competition is special.

SWC047 will play-act how a company is approaching and interacting with artists. The basic premise is, that there is an imaginary company reaching out to musicians in hope for finding one or multiple songwriters for a fictional in-the-making "sci-fi 4X strategy game". As usual, there is "a brief" and various audio examples present.

However unlike other songwriting competitions - where there is just a simple task with the encouragement to interact with each other already during the game - there is an active client interacting this time around. Each participant will get up to two responses by the "commissioning party" (until/including 21st of July) for ones production, telling you if you understood the brief, if you are on the right track and/or what one could still improve until the deadline has been reached. Something that would happen if you were to (e.g.) actively write a song for a commercial, or music for a short film, etc.

This endeavor does not only try to simulate a commissional work scenario, but also encourages more early/direct interaction for future songwriting games. As bonus incentive, if there are more than 20 participants, the Winners Podium might be opened up to offer a 5-position Winners Podium (exclusive to SWC047/July 2021).




Share your skills, share your knowledge. Participating is absolutely free of charge.
Just hop over to https://www.mix-challenge.com

Please also spread the word on Social Media as much as you can. The more songwriters that join, the more interaction and feedback, the more fun.

Thank you and good luck! :tu:
[ Mix Challenge ] | [ Studio Page / Twitter ] | [ KVRmarks (see: metering tools) ]

Compyfox
KVRAF
Topic Starter
14576 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:58 pm

Hello everyone,

A summary of the current competitions
  • Songwriting Competition 048 will run from 1st August 2021 until 24th August 2021 (24 days left) - genre: Downtempo, Theme "Video Game Soundtrack: Strategic Resources"
  • Mix Challenge 079 will run from 1st August until 21st August 2021 (21 days left) - genre: Singer / Songwriter


Share your skills, share your knowledge. Participating is absolutely free of charge.
Just hop over to https://www.mix-challenge.com

Please also spread the word on Social Media as much as you can. The more songwriters that join, the more interaction and feedback, the more fun.

Thank you and good luck! :tu:
[ Mix Challenge ] | [ Studio Page / Twitter ] | [ KVRmarks (see: metering tools) ]

Compyfox
KVRAF
Topic Starter
14576 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:13 pm

Hello everyone,

A summary of the current competitions
  • Songwriting Competition 049 will run from 1st September 2021 until 24th September 2021 (24 days left) - genre: free to select, Theme "Loss" (Mental Health Awareness Month)
  • Mix Challenge 080 will run from 1st September until 21st September 2021 (21 days left) - genre: Acoustic / Singer-Songwriter


Share your skills, share your knowledge. Participating is absolutely free of charge.
Just hop over to https://www.mix-challenge.com

Please also spread the word on Social Media as much as you can. The more songwriters that join, the more interaction and feedback, the more fun.

Thank you and good luck! :tu:
[ Mix Challenge ] | [ Studio Page / Twitter ] | [ KVRmarks (see: metering tools) ]

Compyfox
KVRAF
Topic Starter
14576 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:43 pm

Hello everyone,

A summary of the current competitions
  • Songwriting Competition 050 will run from 1st October 2021 until 24th October 2021 (24 days left) - genre: free to select, Theme "Wicked Party"
  • Mix Challenge 081 will run from 1st October until 21st October 2021 (21 days left) - genre: Math Rock


Share your skills, share your knowledge. Participating is absolutely free of charge.
More on https://www.mix-challenge.com

Please also spread the word on Social Media as much as you can. The more songwriters that join, the more interaction and feedback, the more fun.

Thank you and good luck! :tu:
[ Mix Challenge ] | [ Studio Page / Twitter ] | [ KVRmarks (see: metering tools) ]

Compyfox
KVRAF
Topic Starter
14576 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:10 pm

Hello everyone,

A summary of the current competitions
  • Songwriting Competition 051 will run from 1st November 2021 until 24th November 2021 (24 days left) - genre: Rock / Metal (general), Theme "Let there be rock!"
  • Mix Challenge 082 will run from 1st November until 21st November 2021 (21 days left) - genre: Folk / Medieval
  • The sample collection for Songwriting Competition 053 / Community Scramble will run until 24th December 2021 (54 days left)


Share your skills, share your knowledge. Participating is absolutely free of charge.
More on https://www.mix-challenge.com

Please also spread the word on Social Media as much as you can. The more songwriters that join, the more interaction and feedback, the more fun.

Thank you and good luck! :tu:
[ Mix Challenge ] | [ Studio Page / Twitter ] | [ KVRmarks (see: metering tools) ]

Compyfox
KVRAF
Topic Starter
14576 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:59 pm

Hello everyone,

A summary of the current competitions
  • Songwriting Competition 052 will run from 1st December 2021 until 24th December 2021 (24 days left) - genre: free to select, Theme "Ballroom Dance"
  • Mix Challenge 083 will run from 1st December until 21st December 2021 (21 days left) - genre: Singer-Songwriter / Acoustic
  • The sample collection for Songwriting Competition 053 / Community Scramble will run until 24th December 2021 (24days left)


Share your skills, share your knowledge. Participating is absolutely free of charge.
More on https://www.mix-challenge.com

Please also spread the word on Social Media as much as you can. The more songwriters that join, the more interaction and feedback, the more fun.

Thank you and good luck! :tu:
[ Mix Challenge ] | [ Studio Page / Twitter ] | [ KVRmarks (see: metering tools) ]

Compyfox
KVRAF
Topic Starter
14576 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:15 pm

Hello everyone,

A summary of the current competitions
  • Songwriting Competition 053 will run from 1st January 2022 until 24th January 2022 (24 days left) - genre: free to select, Theme "Community Scramble" (Special Sound Design Challenge)
  • Mix Challenge is currently on vacation until February 2022


Share your skills, share your knowledge. Participating is absolutely free of charge.
More on https://www.mix-challenge.com

Please also spread the word on Social Media as much as you can. The more songwriters that join, the more interaction and feedback, the more fun.

Thank you and good luck! :tu:
[ Mix Challenge ] | [ Studio Page / Twitter ] | [ KVRmarks (see: metering tools) ]

Compyfox
KVRAF
Topic Starter
14576 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Mon Jan 31, 2022 8:01 pm

Hello everyone,

A summary of the current competitions
  • Songwriting Competition 054 will run from 1st February 2021 until 24th February 2021 (24 days left) - genre: free to select, Theme "Voyage"
  • Mix Challenge 084 will run from 1st February until 21st February 2021 (21 days left) - genre: (Modern) Classic Rock


Share your skills, share your knowledge. Participating is absolutely free of charge.
More on https://www.mix-challenge.com

Please also spread the word on Social Media. The more songwriters that join, the more interaction and feedback, the more fun.

Thank you and good luck! :tu:
[ Mix Challenge ] | [ Studio Page / Twitter ] | [ KVRmarks (see: metering tools) ]

Compyfox
KVRAF
Topic Starter
14576 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Mon Feb 28, 2022 11:08 pm

Hello everyone,

A summary of the current competitions
  • Songwriting Competition 055 will run from 1st March 2022 until 24th March 2022 (24 days left) - genre: Contemporary Pop / Rock, Theme "Key of D (Major)" (Special Task Challenge)
  • Mix Challenge is temporarily changing rhythm (recurrence) and will continue in April 2022


Share your skills, share your knowledge. Participating is absolutely free of charge.
More on https://www.mix-challenge.com

Please also spread the word on Social Media as much as you can. The more songwriters that join, the more interaction and feedback, the more fun.

Thank you and good luck! :tu:
[ Mix Challenge ] | [ Studio Page / Twitter ] | [ KVRmarks (see: metering tools) ]

Compyfox
KVRAF
Topic Starter
14576 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Thu Mar 31, 2022 3:49 pm

Hello everyone,

A summary of the current competitions
  • Songwriting Competition 056 will run from 1st April 2022 until 24th April 2022 (24 days left) - genre: free to select, Theme "Gateway to another world" (Picture Theme)
  • Mix Challenge 085 will run from 1st April until 21st April 2022 (21 days left) - genre: French Pop


Share your skills, share your knowledge. Participating is absolutely free of charge.
More on https://www.mix-challenge.com

Please also spread the word on Social Media. The more songwriters that join, the more interaction and feedback, the more fun.

Thank you and good luck! :tu:
[ Mix Challenge ] | [ Studio Page / Twitter ] | [ KVRmarks (see: metering tools) ]

Compyfox
KVRAF
Topic Starter
14576 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Sun May 01, 2022 12:56 am

Hello everyone,

A summary of the current competitions
  • Songwriting Competition 057 will run from 1st May 2022 until 24th May 2022 (24 days left) - genre: Electronic (any sub-genre), Theme "Synth Racks, Presets and Cables"
  • Mix Challenge is temporarily changing rhythm (recurrence) and will continue in June 2022


Share your skills, share your knowledge. Participating is absolutely free of charge.
More on https://www.mix-challenge.com

Please also spread the word on Social Media as much as you can. The more songwriters that join, the more interaction and feedback, the more fun.

Thank you and good luck! :tu:
[ Mix Challenge ] | [ Studio Page / Twitter ] | [ KVRmarks (see: metering tools) ]

Compyfox
KVRAF
Topic Starter
14576 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:01 pm

Hello everyone,

The Mix Challenge is celebrating it's 8th Anniversary.

Image
Image Source: Pexels, photo by photomix company, released under Creative Commons CC0 - Mix Challenge logo by staff, Mix Challenge 2022

Time went by in a fluke yet again. As of June 2022, there were over 85 Mix(ing) Challenges and over 57 Songwriting Competitions. Although granted, the Mix(ing) Challenge itself is currently on a reduced schedule (due to a lack of source material). But on the flip-side, this offers more room and focus for our other main game (producing / songwriting). One of the bigger milestones of "Year 8" was branching out to Discord, and we're over 1250 users on the forum now as well.


This however sadly brings me to the elephant in the room, that I will eventually have to close this update thread. There are so many possibilities to stay informed about the community and it's games, there are plenty of reminder options available. One being the news section on KVR Audio (usually listed under Education and Offers & Competitions), I am posting in the global Competition Thread here on KVR (subscribe to this thread! Every phpbb has this option, plenty of great competitions listed), and I still update a way more detailed thread regarding songwriting competitions over in the Music Cafe (which is sally pretty much pushed back to page 2 within 24 hours). In fact, that thread is also mirrored on GearSpace - to build bridges between our communities. If you're on the Sonic State Discord server, you see monthly reminders there as well, the Mix Challenge can be found on Twitter and Facebook. But most important - if you're a member of the Mix Challenge community forum, and have the "newsletter" engine activated in your account, there are regular newsletters and custom reminders for participants.

I really I can't thank KVR Audio enough for making the initial games possible. However, as many of you know, I run this whole endeavor alone (currently). And updating / informing pages and/or communities takes a lot time. Especially around the turn of the month. I really can't cover everything anymore. So I'd like to streamline things. Especially on those places, where I can not schedule posts or similar.


A huge thank you to everyone who has been part of this journey, and continues to do so. I really can't thank you all enough.

Here is to "Year 9" of the Mix Challenge audio community! :tada:





A summary of the current competitions
  • Songwriting Competition 058 will run from 1st June 2022 until 24th June 2022 (18 days left) - genre: Jazz (with a focus on the more chaotic sub-genres), Theme "Late Spring Cleaning"
  • Mix Challenge 086 will run from 1st June until 21st June 2022 (15 days left) - genre: Halftime Drum & Bass / Darkstep


Share your skills, share your knowledge. Participating is absolutely free of charge.
As usual, you can find everything on https://www.mix-challenge.com

Please also spread the word on Social Media as much as you can. Especially for the Songwriting Competition. The more songwriters that join, the more interaction and feedback, the more fun.

Thank you and good luck! :tu:
[ Mix Challenge ] | [ Studio Page / Twitter ] | [ KVRmarks (see: metering tools) ]

Compyfox
KVRAF
Topic Starter
14576 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:27 am

Hello everyone,


A summary and reminder of the current competitions
  • Songwriting Competition 058 will run from 1st June 2022 until 24th June 2022 (7 days left) - genre: Jazz (with a focus on the more chaotic sub-genres), Theme "Late Spring Cleaning"
  • Mix Challenge 086 will run from 1st June until 21st June 2022 (4 days left) - genre: Halftime Drum & Bass / Darkstep


Share your skills, share your knowledge. Participating is absolutely free of charge.
As usual, you can find everything on https://www.mix-challenge.com

Please also spread the word on Social Media as much as you can. Especially for the Songwriting Competition. The more songwriters that join, the more interaction and feedback, the more fun.

Thank you and good luck! :tu:
[ Mix Challenge ] | [ Studio Page / Twitter ] | [ KVRmarks (see: metering tools) ]

Compyfox
KVRAF
Topic Starter
14576 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:10 pm

Hello everyone,

as mentioned with the post from last month, this will be one of the last "bumps" for this thread.

A summary of the current competitions
  • Songwriting Competition 059 will run from 1st July 2022 until 24th July 2022 (24 days left) - genre: (Video Game) Soundtrack, Theme "Video Game Soundtrack - Cards on the table"
  • Mix Challenge is temporarily changing rhythm (recurrence) and will continue in August 2022


Image
Image Source: Pixabay, photo by Jacqueline Macou, released under Creative Commons CC0


:arrow: This month's Songwriting Competition is special.

SWC059 will play-act how a company is approaching and interacting with artists. The basic premise is, that there is an imaginary company/indie dev reaching out to musicians in hope for finding one or multiple songwriters for a fictional in-the-making "card playing game". As usual, there is "a brief" and various audio examples present.

However unlike other songwriting competitions - where there is just a simple task with the encouragement to interact with each other already during the game - there is an active client interacting this time around, albeit with a bit of a twist. Each participant will get up to two responses by the "commissioning party" (until/including 21st of July) for ones production, telling you if you understood the brief, if you are on the right track and/or what one could still improve until the deadline has been reached. Something that would happen if you were to (e.g.) actively write a song for a commercial, or music for a short film, etc.

This endeavor does not only try to simulate a commission-based work scenario, but also encourages more early/direct interaction for future songwriting games. As bonus incentive, if there are more than 20 participants, the Winners Podium might be opened up to offer a 5-position Winners Podium (exclusive to SWC059/July 2022).



Share your skills, share your knowledge. Participating is absolutely free of charge.
More on https://www.mix-challenge.com

Please also spread the word on Social Media as much as you can. The more songwriters that join, the more interaction and feedback, the more fun.

Thank you and good luck! :tu:
[ Mix Challenge ] | [ Studio Page / Twitter ] | [ KVRmarks (see: metering tools) ]

Compyfox
KVRAF
Topic Starter
14576 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Sun Jul 31, 2022 5:58 pm

Hello everyone,

as mentioned with the post from last June, this will (probably) be the last "bump" for this thread.

A summary of the current competitions
  • Songwriting Competition 060 will run from 1st August 2022 until 24th August 2022 (24 days left) - genre: free to select, Theme "Water" (Picture Theme)
  • Mix Challenge 087 will run from 1st August until 21st August 2022 (21 days left) - genre: World Music / Pop


Image
Image Source: Pexels, photo by Hilary Halliwell, released under Creative Commons CC0




Share your skills, share your knowledge. Participating is absolutely free of charge.
More on https://www.mix-challenge.com

Please also spread the word on Social Media as much as you can. The more songwriters that join, the more interaction and feedback, the more fun.

Thank you and good luck! :tu:
[ Mix Challenge ] | [ Studio Page / Twitter ] | [ KVRmarks (see: metering tools) ]

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