SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC02 October 2017 - Results, Winners announced

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SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC02 October 2017 - Results, Winners announced

Post by Mister Fox » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:21 am

Hello and welcome to the Songwriting Competition 02 - October 2017


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
  • IMPORTANT: there has been a slight overhaul of the Rules & Guidelines. Please get acquainted with the changes
  • If you have an idea for future Songwriting Competition themes, please post them in the Gossip Thread.
  • our Twitter account can be found via the handle @MixChallenge - throw us a Tweet and we add you to the participant lists
  • our Facebook account doesn't have a handle yet, just follow the Facebook link
  • 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 on Patreon (this will mainly cover server and social media maintenance fees). Some interesting bonus perks await you there, and patrons 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 02: Vote results

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC02 October 2017 - Submissions until 24-10-2017 11:59pm GMT+1/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:22 am

CURRENT CHALLENGE - GENERAL INFORMATION

Time Frame: Sunday, 01st October 2017 to Tuesday, 24th October 2017 (24 days)

Challenge submission will end on 24-10-2017, 11:59pm CEST/GMT+1 (Germany) - until further notice.

Want to find out if you're still within the deadline, please consult the following options:
The (new) 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.



SONGWRITING THEME: Month of Spookiness

GENRE: no limitation


A few word about this month's theme:
Staff (Mister Fox) wrote:This Songwriting Competition is all about the "Month of Spookiness" - or rather the days leading up until Halloween.

There is no genre limitation. The production can be Industrial, it can be Ambient (think: a soundtrack that would fit into a horror / ghost movie), it can be upbeat EDM, it can be a "Murder Ballad", a full blown synth orchestra with screaming voices, a Horror Core Hip Hop song. You can be creative with sound design, you can tell us a story (with a faux radio play or song lyrics that would normally not fit the genre the music is in).

The sky is the limit! But please give us a "Parental Advisory" warning in advance in case your lyrical content goes a bit off the charts.

Songwriting Add-On Rules:
  • You can use samples, virtual instruments 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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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



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 soundsets), 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 - SWC02 October 2017 - Submissions until 24-10-2017 11:59pm GMT+1/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:56 am

If you need new audio material, I can recommend the following excellent places for free and affordable content:
https://rekkerd.org/
http://99sounds.org/ (BPB’s sound design label)
https://bedroomproducersblog.com/tag/free-samples/


 ! Bonus Info
The following mentioned sample sets are not mandatory to use. They're just bonus if you're in need of new sample material
Throughout the years, KVR Audio (one of the two biggest audio communities out there) linked to a lot free "horror themed" content for Halloween. If you need some inspiration (for further material for your personal collection) - here is a selection:
Digtal Nightmares Halloween Vocal Samples and Sound Effects
bigcat samples - The Door
bigcat Voices - Free and Public Domain
Volterock - Vocal Hazard Pack
Karoryfer Samples - Scary Piano
Westgate Sounds - Dreams and Nightmares (got apparently updated to a bigger, commercial set)


Direct company links
FluffyAudio AURORROR
Wavesfactory - Whispers
RAR - ZOMBIE DRUM BITS
Audiothink - Halloween Pumpkins (costs 5EUR)
embertone - various freebies (e.g. Arcane)

Bonus:
8DIO - Free You / Radicals / Angels (costs: 149USD / 129USD / 49USD respectively)


There is probably a whole lot more (like old Zero-G Altered States!).

But this should get you started if you're looking to stock up on spooky sounds, new random instruments and sound effects.

Have fun!


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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC02 October 2017 - Submissions until 24-10-2017 11:59pm GMT+1/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:53 am

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

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC02 October 2017 - Submissions until 24-10-2017 11:59pm GMT+1/CEST

Post by Tbase2000 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:56 am

Maybe next time: Deleted.
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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC02 October 2017 - Submissions until 24-10-2017 11:59pm GMT+1/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:20 pm

Again, there is no need to drop it to -18dBFS RMS avg in this challenge type
Though it is recommended to not go higher than -14LUFS SLk (avg) or K-12v1 (avg) in terms of perceived loudness

See Rules and Guidelines


Want to update the file?

EDIT:
 ! Bonus Info
To everyone: PLEASE name your song creations properly!

The naming convention is: SWC000_-_ArtistName_-_TrackName_-_ContestanttName.wav/mp3
...and not "song name only".wav/mp3

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC02 October 2017 - Submissions until 24-10-2017 11:59pm GMT+1/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:30 am

A friendly reminder:
Including today, 7 days left to create your production

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC02 October 2017 - Submissions until 24-10-2017 11:59pm GMT+1/CEST

Post by Tbase2000 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:03 am

Got put on time-out for tea bagging. :face:
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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC02 October 2017 - Submissions until 24-10-2017 11:59pm GMT+1/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:42 am

I think you've got your point across, Tbase2000. (in fact, I removed your last posts)



I'm now stating an official warning:
 ⚠ Warning Message from Mister Fox  
You're now temp banned for a day.

If you continue to be disruptive and disrespectful towards other participants after the temp-ban, I'll temp-ban you from the page until the submission periods of both challenges are over (so until 25th October)

If you still continue after that particular temp-ban, you'll be sitting on the sidelines for a month

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