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SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC11 July 2018 - Winners announced

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SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC11 July 2018 - Winners announced

Post by Mister Fox » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:11 am

Hello and welcome to the Songwriting Competition 11 - July 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.



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
Cheat Sheet (new): A couple of examples / audio demos for this month's challenge
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 - SWC11 July 2018 - Submissions until 24-07-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:13 am

CURRENT CHALLENGE - GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Challenge submission will end on 24-07-2018, 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.



SONGWRITING THEME: Tanzmaschine

GENRE: 90s Techno (namely: Minimal Techno, Detroit Techno, Banging Techno, German Techno (Schranz), Japan (JTEK), Swedish Techno, Latin Techno, Italian Techno, Tech Trance)

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Image Source: Youtube, screenshot of Rufes Live "Feel Good Session" on Youtube, released under Youtube Standard License - full credits: https://youtu.be/iz3zFX84nOY


A few word about this month's theme:
Staff (Mister Fox) wrote:"Tanzmaschine" is German for "Dance Machine". But not the one where you step on arrow plates to control a dance arcade machine. It's time to dig out your old drum machines and create some grooves from the underground...

This month, the challenge is to create a Techno track (not longer than 8-10 minutes!) that would fit into the 90ies to very, very early 2000s style-wise. Techno is not EDM. Techno is minimalistic, techno is (can be!) repetitive, it's like a working machine, creating hypnotic yet powerful rhythms. You've heard of "Detroit Techno", you heard of "Minimal", "Banging", Japanese Techno (JTek), German Techno (Schranz), Italo Techno, etc ...

That's where we will dive into this month. And you might be needing a cheat sheet like the old and infamous "Ishkur's Guide of Electronic Music" (needs Flash) to get acquainted with this genre niche.

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 - SWC11 July 2018 - Submissions until 24-07-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:42 am

A cheat sheet of videos for inspiration:

Joel Boychu (aka Hobo/Soundz) hillarious 2:37min tutorial on "How to make Techno"
https://youtu.be/rlicX-Ao7u8

Mike Derer's infamous "EDM vs Techno" video guide
https://youtu.be/PqaaU45wM4E


Mechanical Techno Demonstration by Graham Dunning
https://youtu.be/wl1ZrEza7uY

Jeff Mills (on the Roland TR-909)
https://youtu.be/eU-UsvYbIV0


JTEK with Takkyu Ishino
https://youtu.be/iGxXgid4Lo4

Youtube Playlists:
Techno Drum Machine
Ghost in the Shell - Megatech Body Cd., Ltd. (Soundtrack)
90s Minimal Techno

DJ Sets:
German Underground Techno 2018

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC11 July 2018 - Submissions until 24-07-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by ollyaudio » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:06 pm

Last edited by ollyaudio on Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:24 am, edited 2 times in total.


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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC11 July 2018 - Submissions until 24-07-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by ] Peter:H [ » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:15 pm

Hey guys,

my first attempt on the SWC. I have a track which some listeners declared as late 1990s schranz... Don't know, it's to long ago.
Hopefully the track meets the critery to enter the competition.



The track was done in Bitwig with Synth1 as only VSTi Synth, only accompanied by some mixing VSTs.
It was initially meant to be part of One Synth Challenge but I withdrew it out of a strange notion "of gotten bored after some months of participation"...
Anyway, thanks for listening, hope you enjoy my track and let's go schranz! If you like leave me comment on soundlcoud. Thanks in advance...

Downloadlink: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mmz4wc79v4l7l ... 9.wav?dl=0

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Last edited by ] Peter:H [ on Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC11 July 2018 - Submissions until 24-07-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:52 pm

Hi Peter:H, thanks for joining the competition.
Could you please offer a downloadable version as well? Not everyone has a Soundcloud account.


Technically, that track was also released prior to the SWC11 (see Rules and Guidelines, which should be familiar to users that frequent KVR Audio) - but the SWC is all about "producing something" - so I'll let this one slide. The more participants, the more fun for everyone.

Welcome to the forum. :tu:

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC11 July 2018 - Submissions until 24-07-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:37 am

A friendly reminder:
Including today, 6 days to submit your production.



Can we exceed 7 participants this month?

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC11 July 2018 - Submissions until 24-07-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by ollyaudio » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:12 pm

Good, dynamic composition!

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC11 July 2018 - Submissions until 24-07-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by ] Peter:H [ » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:15 pm

Mister Fox wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:52 pm
Hi Peter:H, thanks for joining the competition.
Could you please offer a downloadable version as well? Not everyone has a Soundcloud account.


Technically, that track was also released prior to the SWC11 (see Rules and Guidelines, which should be familiar to users that frequent KVR Audio) - but the SWC is all about "producing something" - so I'll let this one slide. The more participants, the more fun for everyone.

Welcome to the forum. :tu:
Hi Mr. Fox,

I have added the DL Link to my original post. I hope Dropbox is okay.

And thanks for having me despite my track is violating the rule. I usually tend to finish mid field in OSC, therefore I think there's no danger that anybody has to actually complain about "taking away a price but violating the rules" ;-)

Looking forward to the other tracks!

Best Regards
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