The theme for this month's Zebra patch contest is "One Finger Chords".
The rules are (I hope) fairly simple: design a maximum of two "One Finger Chord" patches.
A "One Finger Chord" patch is one for which a single key press will result in a set of notes sounding simultaneously. In Zebra the easiest way to achieve this is to use two or more Osc or FMO modules tuned at different pitches.
Beyond the single finger chord stipulation there are no restrictions on the type of patch that may be created - stabs, pads, leads, basses, plucked sounds, mono/duo/polyphonic patches etc. are all equally permissible.
As ever the prizes for this contest are pretty damn good - a free choice of one nfr* software product from the u-he range and a copy of mcnoone's Soliton soundset!
(*not for resale)
How to enter
- Simply create one or two "One Finger Chord" patches using Zebra.
- Send them (.h2p format) to bmrzycki, either by PM through this forum, or by email to: brzycki [at] gmail [dot] com (PMing bmrzycki is probably the more reliable method - emails have been known to get lost in transit).
- A maximum of two patches per person may be submitted.
- Patches should be anonymized (putting a "?" in the "author" field when saving does the trick).
- The winning patch will be decided by a vote.
- In order to be eligible for the prize patch submitters must vote - no vote no prize!
- Try to ensure that your patch does not exhibit significant - ideally no - audio clipping.
- Please DO NOT! send any patches to me (hakey). KVR member bmrzycki collects the patches for the contest (see under "How to enter").
- Please DO! carefully read through the instructions under "How to enter" and "Rulez and other important stuff".
- The deadline for submissions is 14:00 UTC September 1st
The theme for these contests are decided upon by something approaching a democratic/consensual process, so if anyone has ideas for future contests, themes, or just general suggestions, please speak your brains in the "Patch Contest: Suggestions" thread which will appear within the next week or so.