SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC08 April 2018 - Winners announced

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SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC08 April 2018 - Winners announced

Post by Mister Fox » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:11 am

Hello and welcome to the Songwriting Competition 08 - April 2018


This is the introduction post, where we directly link to the challenge corresponding files (theme, submission information, sponsors) and start of the voting process. There will be no Round 2



Please take note of the following
  • IMPORTANT: please use the following naming convention for your productions: SWC000_-_ArtistName_-_TrackName.wav/mp3

Also please take note of the following
  • If you have an idea for future Songwriting Competition themes and/or genres, please post them in the Gossip Thread.
  • Social Media accounts can be found via the handles @MixChallenge (Twitter) and MixChallenge (Facebook). Please spread the word!
  • if you like what the Mix Challenge (community) has been doing in recent months, please consider supporting us. For example with a voluntary monthly donation (this will mainly cover server and social media maintenance fees). Some interesting bonus perks await you through Patreon, and donors get a special rank on the forum.



This post will be updated with the corresponding links as we progress, and of course the suitable thread headlines. So please watch this spot:


Submission Period: General Information and Sponsors
Voting: Summarized entries and start of voting process
Results of the Songwriting Competition: Results of the Songwriting Competition

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC008 April 2018 - Submissions until 24-04-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:13 am

CURRENT CHALLENGE - GENERAL INFORMATION

Time Frame: Sunday, 01st April 2018 to Tuesday, 24th April 2018 (24 days)

Challenge submission will end on 24-04-2018, 11:59pm CEST/GMT+2 (Germany) - until further notice.

Want to find out if you're still within the deadline, please consult the following options:
The Global Countdown on it's dedicated page or the countdown on the home page. You can also consult the World Clock at the top of the forum or alternatively the following tool - in this case please select "Berlin (Germany)" as location 1, and your location as location 2: Time and Date - World Clock Meeting Planner. We do post reminders via our Twitter account and Facebook page.
 ! Bonus Info
We're collaborating with the KVR Audio Music Cafe Songwriting Competition (or KVR Audio MCSC in short) this month. This means that you can submit your production to both the Mix Challenge community, and the KVR Audio community.

One entry, two competitions, twice the fun!

Keep in mind though that the SWC's deadline is still the 24th of the month, while the deadline over on the other forum is the 28th. There will be no noticeable changes to each others rule sets (they are almost identical). It is still mandatory to document your work. And in case of the SWC, give feedback to the Top 10 entries during the voting process.


SONGWRITING THEME: Spring

GENRE: free for all

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


A few word about this month's theme:
Staff (Mister Fox) wrote:This month we're celebrating "The Start of Spring". All negatives aside (like allergies, and part of the globe still observing winter), no more snow, finally more hours of sun and beautiful colors everywhere. So why not turn this uplifting feeling into music?

Create a production in whatever genre you feel like. Maybe even turn your usual work on it's head and go a complete different direction you'd usually go for. But most important - be creative and have fun!

Songwriting Add-On Rules:
  • You can use whatever is at your disposal (samples, virtual instruments and/or real instruments)
  • creating your own sounds is highly encouraged, but not mandatory
  • It is recommended to not go higher than -14LUFS SLk (avg) or K-12v1 (avg) in terms of perceived loudness

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Please take note of the official rules - they can be found at the following thread:
Songwriting Competition - Official Rules and Guidelines

Please address any OT question in the official Gossip thread:
Songwriting Competition - Gossip and Discussion

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SPONSORS (Prizes):

Prizes for Songwriting Challenge participants:

Note: All licenses are NFR (Not-For-Resale), except where noted.
Changes to available prices on short notice may be possible and will be announced separately.


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Rekkerd Sounds is kind enough give away 1 sound set of winners choice (exception: Krezie EDM and Neurofunk Vol. 1)
License will turn into NFR
More info on Rekkerd Sounds: http://sounds.rekkerd.org/


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Bjulin Waves is kind enough to donate 1 sound set of winners choice and one "Inspire Me" sound set of choice for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
License will turn into NFR
More info on Bjulin Waves: http://bjulin.de/


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Ghostwave Audio (Vincent Bastiat) is kind enough to donate any 2 sound sets to the winner
License will turn into NFR
More info on Ghostwave Audio: http://ghostwaveaudio.com


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Hollow Sun is kind to donate one license of "Music Laboratory Machines - The Suite I" to the winner
License will turn into NFR
More info on Hollow Sun: http://www.hollowsun.com


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Hornet Plugins is kind enough give away one license from the depicted tools (see image) to the winner
License will turn into NFR
More info on Hornet Plugins: http://www.hornetplugins.com


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kv331 audio is kind enough give away a bundle of either SynthMaster 1+2 Bundle, or a freely selectable set of 3 SynthMaster Expansions (donations until Spring 2018)
License will not turn into NFR, you need to have a kv311 audio user account in order to pick up Expansions
More info on kv331 audio: https://www.kv331audio.com


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Luftrum is kind enough give away either a license of Lunaris, or any 2 sound sets of winner's choice (exception: Bundles and Nano Electronics)
License will turn into NFR
More info on Luftrum: http://www.luftrum.com


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Sound / Graphic Designer, and honorary Mix Challenge staff satYatunes is donating one commercial product of winner's choice (until further notice)
More info on satYatune's page: http://www.satyatunes.com/





THANKS FOR THE DONATIONS!
And also a thank you to all former contributors as well.

If you want to sponsor content (please have a focus on instruments, samples and sound sets), please get in touch with the Mix Challenge staff.

Please spread the word of the challenge on social media.
For example with our dedicated Twitter Account or Facebook Page

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Good luck to all participants.
And most importantly, have fun!

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC008 April 2018 - Submissions until 24-04-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by donkey tugger » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:56 am

Mister Fox wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:13 am
no more snow
Welllllll.......
snow.JPG
:tantrum:

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC08 April 2018 - Submissions until 24-04-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:38 am

:arrow: I am happy to announce the following (will be edited into the 2nd post as bonus info):
 ! Bonus Info
We're collaborating with the KVR Audio Music Cafe Songwriting Competition (or KVR Audio MCSC in short) this month. This means that you can submit your production to both the Mix Challenge community, and the KVR Audio community.

One entry, two competitions, twice the fun!

Keep in mind though that the SWC's deadline is still the 24th of the month, while the deadline over on the other forum is the 28th. There will be no noticeable changes to each others rule sets (they are almost identical). It is still mandatory to document your work. And in case of the SWC, give feedback to the Top 10 entries during the voting process.

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC08 April 2018 - Submissions until 24-04-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by donkey tugger » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:18 pm

Right, here we are then. Some slightly weirdy indie/folky (3/4, 6/8?) ditty about how spring isn't all it's cracked up to be (inspired it must be said, by the rather unseasonal shite weather we had in the UK). Perhaps a few nods to to The Smiths.. :hihi: I bought a new 12 string acoustic - you can probably tell in some of the choruses :love: . Probably should have changed the strings on the 6 string mind, but hey ho....

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/swc ... st-day.mp3

Instruments used;

Epiphone acoustic guitar
Gear4music 12 string acoustic guitar
Line 6 Variax electric guitar
Amplesound AG12S
NI Electric Sunburst
Some random FL hi-hat and cymbal
Kick from NI Abbey Road Vintage kit
Guitar slap noise from Amplesound AGT
Some crooning miserbalism - special mention for 'OldComms', by Evil Turtle Productons effect for the middle bit - bloody marvellous effect.
Last edited by donkey tugger on Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:37 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC08 April 2018 - Submissions until 24-04-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:56 am

I kind of want to push the rule set a bit more from this month forward. So could you please add the proper tags/documentation just like on KVR Audio?

Thanks


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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC08 April 2018 - Submissions until 24-04-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:12 pm

A friendly reminder
Including today, 14 days left to submit your production


Keep in mind, we're doing a collaboration with KVR Audio - here the deadline is 4 days later than at mix-challenge.com

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC08 April 2018 - Submissions until 24-04-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by Nige » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:50 am

donkey tugger wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:18 pm
Right, here we are then. Some slightly weirdy indie/folky (3/4, 6/8?) ditty about how spring isn't all it's cracked up to be (inspired it must be said, by the rather unseasonal shite weather we had in the UK). Perhaps a few nods to to The Smiths.. :hihi: I bought a new 12 string acoustic - you can probably tell in some of the choruses :love: . Probably should have changed the strings on the 6 string mind, but hey ho....

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/swc ... st-day.mp3

Instruments used;

Epiphone acoustic guitar
Gear4music 12 string acoustic guitar
Line 6 Variax electric guitar
Amplesound AG12S
NI Electric Sunburst
Some random FL hi-hat and cymbal
Kick from NI Abbey Road Vintage kit
Guitar slap noise from Amplesound AGT
Some crooning miserbalism - special mention for 'OldComms', by Evil Turtle Productons effect for the middle bit - bloody marvellous effect.
This is really cool man. Lot's of clever twists and turns and an unexpected/welcome departure from the implied intro. Love it.

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC08 April 2018 - Submissions until 24-04-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by donkey tugger » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:04 pm

Nige wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:50 am


This is really cool man. Lot's of clever twists and turns and an unexpected/welcome departure from the implied intro. Love it.
Cheers! Started to really get back into acoustic playing after a long time of only doing bits for backing/rhythm etc. It's just as hard as I remember, and of course without amps/effects etc there's no hiding place for shite technique - as you can hear in this! :hihi: I've written this nice picking thing as well...but am really struggling to play and record it properly - I know where I want the damn fingers to go, but they're refusing to play along :oops: I'll keep practicing...

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