SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC06 February 2018 - Winners announced

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SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC06 February 2018 - Winners announced

Post by Mister Fox » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:13 am

Hello and welcome to the Songwriting Competition 06 - February 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 - SWC06 February 2018 - Submissions until 24-02-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by Mister Fox » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:14 am

CURRENT CHALLENGE - GENERAL INFORMATION

Time Frame: Thursday, 01st February 2018 to Saturday, 24th February 2018 (24 days)

Challenge submission will end on 24-02-2018, 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 - SWC06 February 2018 - Submissions until 24-02-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by donkey tugger » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:34 pm

No point in hanging about! This is the other song I wrote for last/this month's contest. Relatively instrumental (the odd disembodied crooning here and there) shoegaze-y thing with lots of tremelo and vibrato on the slightly fuzzy geetars. Also features the lesser spotted donkey guitar solo. I've always been a shit lead player, but sometimes one likes to have a go - throw enough distortion and delay on it and it'll suffice....maybe. :scared:

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/swc ... g-grip.mp3

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC06 February 2018 - Submissions until 24-02-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by Mister Fox » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:08 pm

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

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC06 February 2018 - Submissions until 24-02-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by Mister Fox » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:14 am

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

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC06 February 2018 - Submissions until 24-02-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by Tbase2000 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:40 am

Sounds really good DonkeyTugger. Your consistently more awesome.

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC06 February 2018 - Submissions until 24-02-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by donkey tugger » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:12 pm

Tbase2000 wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:40 am
Sounds really good DonkeyTugger. Your consistently more awesome.
Thank you, very kind. Finally having enough money for some quite nice gear, coupled with cutting down on drinking by about 90% (a correlation with the money there :oops: ) does seem to have paid off for me, at least on the recording/mixing side, if not the songwriting always - even the rubbish songs at least sound a bit better, but you can't polish a turd as they say!

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC06 February 2018 - Submissions until 24-02-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by Tbase2000 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:09 am

It's really all coming together for you bro. Will be posting up soon. I'll drink for you to compensate. Must keep a world balance.

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC06 February 2018 - Submissions until 24-02-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by Beeble » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:23 pm

So here is another coop production with Tbase and Nige doing all the vocals, bass and guitars.
Drums are programmed with much love and detail.
It all starts with some basic harmonic ideas and a theme for the lyrics.
It´s kind of drama about a girl on heroine.
Lots of work from the first scratch to this final version, endles re-recordings and re-aranging during the process.
Thanks for listening

mp3: https://www.dropbox.com/s/98o4u95msnddz ... 3.mp3?dl=0
wav: https://www.dropbox.com/s/82jx300it26yg ... v.wav?dl=0
all the gear, no idea.

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC06 February 2018 - Submissions until 24-02-2018 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by MOA22 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:28 pm

Come on guys, more contestants needed !!!
My feeling is that a song contest every month is maybe too much in regard of the size of the community.
Maybe a comp every 2 month would be better, am I wrong ?

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