SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC05 January 2018 - Winners announced

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SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC05 January 2018 - Winners announced

Post by Mister Fox » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:50 am

Hello and welcome to the Songwriting Competition 05 - January 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 - SWC05 January 2018 - Submissions until 24-01-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by Mister Fox » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:51 am

CURRENT CHALLENGE - GENERAL INFORMATION

Time Frame: Monday, 01st January 2018 to Wednesday, 24th January 2018 (24 days)

Challenge submission will end on 24-01-2018, 11:59pm CET/GMT+1 (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.



SONGWRITING THEME: Open Mic Night

GENRE: free for all


A few word about this month's theme:
Staff (Mister Fox) wrote:The rule is, there are no rules.

Create a production in whatever genre you feel like. 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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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 - SWC05 January 2018 - Submissions until 24-01-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by Mister Fox » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:40 am

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

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC05 January 2018 - Submissions until 24-01-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by Nige » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:01 pm

Finally back in action after some horrific skateboarding injuries at the end of last year. So this is my SWC05 entry for the open mic contest, which is a progressive-rock track named "Exemplar".
Thanks and good luck.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ishfvg2672xcr ... e.mp3?dl=0
Last edited by Nige on Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:23 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC05 January 2018 - Submissions until 24-01-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by MOA22 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:54 pm

I am in too.

The song is named "Press it"

PRESS IT
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SH*T ! Nige posted first !

edit : forgot the wav file. Added. :whiteflag:
edit bis : This is a song about the ability to meet love again, sex too. Logic pro, programmed drums, Tokai LP like guitar thru an emulation of a Plexi.
Telecaster thru an emulation of JCM 800. 40€ second hand bass. Synth from Logic, String with a free soundbank. Slate's stuff. Apollo Twin, Macbook Pro.
Vocals tracked with a Sennheiser K4.

Good luck to everybody !!!
Last edited by MOA22 on Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC05 January 2018 - Submissions until 24-01-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by MOA22 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:57 pm

Nige : you rules

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC05 January 2018 - Submissions until 24-01-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by Mister Fox » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:48 pm

A short update on the license sponsors:

Due to an unexpected occasion, I sadly have to withdraw Impact Soundworks' license donations for the time being. I am terribly sorry for the inconvenience and work on a solution/an alternative ASAP.

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC05 January 2018 - Submissions until 24-01-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by Mister Fox » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:17 am

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

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC05 January 2018 - Submissions until 24-01-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by Tbase2000 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:09 am

Welcome back old faces! I do have to post a complaint about Nige though. He t-bagged me in the off site forum and I didn't think it was appropriate...but he did submit first so I sat there and watched it. Just for the record.

What is this track?
1) It's a bass lead picking through chords thing that I've had on my mind. Originally I did it in D-Tune for that low sadness and it helps my vocals but I couldn't get it in tune. I don't know.
2) Keys are more of Cubase 9 and learning the DAW.
3) Guitars are Cubase 9 VST guitar sounds with my ancient Fender Squier with old strings and no tone.
4) The heavy parts are meant for big drums and an epic finish but I don't possess that ability right now. I can drum but I'm having technical difficulties.
5) I felt it better to submit it as an unfinished concept/idea. This is really how I approach my projects. No, I wouldn't keep the guitar tracks I did but they are a good reference for what I want. I didn't spend a ton of time on vocals because it's an idea.
6) The idea was to have a bass driven rhythm based on chords...and an off-topic vocal story. The rest is for interpretation. I kept it simple just because I'm working through all of the different layers of production. Great practice.

When you get to a point where that's all you have...your done.

MP3: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qM6Gj_ ... sp=sharing

Wave: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iYWmVK ... sp=sharing

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC05 January 2018 - Submissions until 24-01-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by Nige » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:16 am

Tbase2000 wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:09 am
Welcome back old faces! I do have to post a complaint about Nige though. He t-bagged me in the off site forum and I didn't think it was appropriate
:^)

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