SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC012 August 2018 - Winners announced

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SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC012 August 2018 - Winners announced

Post by Mister Fox » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:47 pm

Hello and welcome to the Songwriting Competition 12 - August 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 here (new).
  • 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 (not available if genre is "Free to Select")
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 - SWC012 August 2018 - Submissions until 24-08-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:48 pm

CURRENT CHALLENGE - GENERAL INFORMATION

Time Frame: Wednesday, 01st August 2018 to Friday, 24th August 2018 (24 days)

Challenge submission will end on 24-08-2018, 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: Summer Bands and Jam Sessions

GENRE: free to select

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Image Source: Youtube, screenshot of Helmsdrums "Improvised Jam Session" on Youtube, released under Youtube Standard License - full credits: https://youtu.be/MqFxlPFWhBU


A few word about this month's theme:
Staff (Mister Fox) wrote:It is Summer, it is hot, it's holiday season, time for outdoor festivals. But also for getting together and jam with your friends and/or fellows. May it be in your living room, a garage, at a train station, the park, the beach, on the street or even on stage.

It doesn't matter where...
The goal is to just make music. May it be alone, or in a collaboration with somebody.

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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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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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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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 - SWC012 August 2018 - Submissions until 24-08-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by ollyaudio » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:01 pm

I do not know how to spell jam. Gem is a live improvisation and it's played. But I tried to make it look like a jam from one of my acoustic songs. I used an acoustic guitar, a synthesizer, a bear bone saxophone and a piano. The composition was seasoned with African percussion.
Download - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bRiEu ... aVuxiGCOLv

Last edited by ollyaudio on Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC012 August 2018 - Submissions until 24-08-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by MOA22 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:44 pm

Hi there,

this is not properly a jam session but, by jamming, I totally rewrote a song that sounded pretty metal, into a pop song.
Totally fresh, just finished, no time to polish because I'll be far for vacation, for too weeks.
Recording based on a jam track vocals+guitars, hopefully tracked on a clic track.
Guitar = Tokai Love Rock from Japan. Uad Marshall amp. Recorded in Logic, using almost stock plugins + some slate stuff.
(Destroyed) Strings from Logic, Synth from Logic too. Bass played with an old crappy Vantage e-bass.
Was the first take with a second hand pretty cheap Ribbon microphone (vocals), I founded that it was pretty smooth,
and a good way to fight against the harshness of my voice.
No time for a multitrack drums work, only a 2 tracks stereo drums track (stock from logic Drummer, a largely customised midi track)

The song is not about summer, just about a friend who died 3 years ago.

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If you think my song is out, nevermind, it's just music !!

Cheers
David aka Moa22

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC012 August 2018 - Submissions until 24-08-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:10 pm

It's all about making music this month, so no worries :tu:

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC012 August 2018 - Submissions until 24-08-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:17 am

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


Keep in mind, this months it's not important what genre you delve into. Just make music, collaborate, do a jam session with your friends (even if it's only 1-3 mics in your basement). Let us revive the SWC and exceed 10 participants this month. So please, do spread the word!

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC012 August 2018 - Submissions until 24-08-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by Nige » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:18 am

I might also be pushing my luck within the boundaries of the rules this time round but I can assure you I was definitely dreaming of summer, and I consider every time I play to be a 'jam', so with that in mind, I think Mister Fox might turn a blind eye in favor of a bit more participation (hopefully).
The song, "Flow Through" basically started as a collection of hard rock riffs that I felt worked well together, to which I wrote a bassline and some prelim drum tracks (Slate Drums).
I then handed the rough draft to long time friend and ex bandmate Mark Smith to see if he could help out arrangement and lyric-wise, to which he did and I was sent and entire rough demo of the lyrics and vocal melody/delivery.
A bit more to and fro between Mark and myself, until we reached a stage where we were both happy with the final arrangement at which stage I reached out to another good friend Jones Nelson to help lay down a final version of the vocals Mark had been written.

Will come back "soon" and post some additional production/tech related stuff I promise. Cheers yo.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/izllq0kjs2a7z ... h.wav?dl=0


https://www.dropbox.com/s/typev110s2jkr ... h.mp3?dl=0


"Flow Through" lyrics

A thousand smiles of disbelief
Hide my golden dawn beneath
Sister brother be the light
The time has come for you to...

Fight. Die
C'mon we deserve to
Fight. Die

All I have has gone away
While you're flowing through me
Take our time what's left today
Why you flowing through me?

Waking up I feel at ease
No more living on my knees
All my senses come to life
The time has come for me to

Fight. Die
C'mon we deserve to
Fight. Die

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC012 August 2018 - Submissions until 24-08-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by MarkS » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:25 pm

For this track i used different instruments. For bass, drums,electric piano, acoustic guitar, birds sound i composed with:
Magix Music Maker built-in instruments;for pad/strings,bells, sea waves - Synapse Audio Dune vst and for acoustic piano - Magix Independence vst
I am new to this contest, but i hope that you will feel a bit of summer when you will listen to this song.
link to the audio

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC012 August 2018 - Submissions until 24-08-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by ollyaudio » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:31 pm

The track reminded me of rest near the sea. Interesting.

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC012 August 2018 - Submissions until 24-08-2018 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by MOA22 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:13 pm

Don’t Be shy guys !
Some more contestants please, 4 songs is pretty good. More is better !

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