SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC024 August 2019 - Winners announced

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erictracks
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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC024 August 2019 - Submissions until 24-08-2019 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by erictracks » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:17 am

Here's my track Otis Forever.

WAV:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7t1razhse9g78 ... r.wav?dl=0

MP3:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/iix8op7v2054q ... r.mp3?dl=0

Named after the Otis elevator company of course. I also thought about naming it ThyssenKruptown.

Imagine a band, trying to record an easy listening track. But the drummer is crushingly boring, the piano player has a head injury, the organ player is on something, and the guitar player is an untreated toxic narcissist. This is that track.

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Edit: Okay, so this was supposed close with a variation on that little melody from the front of the song, but I ran out of time and just blasted out an indulgent guitar thing. So apologies for that.

Anyway:

Addictive Drums United Pop
Addictive Keys Mark One
Addictive Keys Modern Upright

Guitars
bx bassdude

Bass
straight in
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Mister Fox
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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC024 August 2019 - Submissions until 24-08-2019 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by Mister Fox » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:36 am

A friendly reminder:
We're in the final 24 hours to submit your production.


We have 5 entries so far. Please keep them coming (hoping to see more than 10 this month)

canese
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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC024 August 2019 - Submissions until 24-08-2019 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by canese » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:22 pm

I'm finishing mixing /mastering my song today. I hope I'll make it. Tough competition so far, very good entries, guys!

Leonard Bowman
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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC024 August 2019 - Submissions until 24-08-2019 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by Leonard Bowman » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:29 pm

I'm in.
I will readily admit that my composition has some flaws and that my performance is pretty bad for some of these instruments.
That's what I get for trying to record things i rarely play on a rushed schedule :shrug:


It's a rondo in C major, 84 bpm, loopable


instruments and tools:
DAW: Reaper
Reverb: Dragonfly Room
EP: analog lab 3 + JS exciter
Vibraphone: Vibromaster
Pizz. Bass: Sfzorzando & Virtual Playing Orchestra
All other instruments are "real" instruments played into a microphone.
Processed with ReaEQ, ReaComp, ReaGate, and a little bit of ReaTune.

Bonus content:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YDe9m ... HGnwIGXrLz
includes the score, a .wav download, a 15 minute looped version, and a version of the song spliced with a recording of an elevator ride to show off it's potential as elevator music.

Enjoy!

ontrackp
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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC024 August 2019 - Submissions until 24-08-2019 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by ontrackp » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:56 pm

Here's my submission - Who Cut the Cheese?

https://soundcloud.com/ontrackp/who-cut ... eese-final

Dropbox wav file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/98qh3zrjpnovy ... L.wav?dl=0

Made in Logic Pro X using:
EXS24 samples - sax / strings / bass
Diva - strings, piano-is sounds
Guitar (Eastman T386)
Zebra HZ - el piano
Slate SSD4 drums

Processing: WAVES SSL channels, CLA Limiters, F6, L3-16, Abbey Road Plates, Logic EQ, Reverb, Delay

functionform
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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC024 August 2019 - Submissions until 24-08-2019 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by functionform » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:33 pm

I have to admit, I got lost in the research for this one, and was subsequently paralyzed. Time ran out like usual!

VCA-089
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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC024 August 2019 - Submissions until 24-08-2019 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by VCA-089 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:28 pm

DAW: FL Studio 20.5
Author/composer/producer: VCA-089
Title: Love In The Elevator
Genre: Jazz
BPM-Time Sig: 75-3/4
Key: C Major

Soundcloud WAV:

FLAC: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JMtJ9 ... JGRK2drioN
MP3: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pX-6D ... g8OPULxXu1

Hello

I decided to shift slightly away from muzak perspective and make some improvisation. I'm not 100% sure if this could be called jazz since this style of music cought my attention very recently and all I know is a basic understanding of chord progressions, melodies and overall feel of this kind of music. I tried to make several pieces that perhaps could be looped and connect them into whole composition.

While it is pretty minimalistic jam, I've spent many time in mixing and editing, mangling with velocity to bring some dynamics and a feel of real playing. I've used a lot of analog style saturation but also tried not to abuse it.

Speaking of background music it is still quite sticky. I've played it for a three hours while watching a stream.

Hope you enjoy it and good luck!

Instruments:

Drums - MT-Power Drum Kit 2
Bass - Sampleson "Fire" Rhodes piano bass.
Electric Pianos - two instances of AAS "Lounge Lizard Ep. 4 Session" with different settings.
Synth Strings - Full Bucket "the Deputy" string ensemble.

Used Plugins:
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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC024 August 2019 - Submissions until 24-08-2019 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by Olli H » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:55 pm

VCA-089 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:28 pm
I'm not 100% sure if this could be called jazz
If I understood the rules correctly, it doesn't have to be jazz for this competiton. It said production "that have a relaxed feel (easy listening), OR is "background type" jazz music". I listened couple of hours of muzak examples from youtube, and there were quite many relaxed genres represented.

Clueless
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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC024 August 2019 - Submissions until 24-08-2019 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by Clueless » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:33 pm

Maninmall - Muzak?
Instruments
Piano one, jazz baby, drumaxx, ep1, charlatan, crystal
Effect
Space ship delay, protoverb, loudmax qrange, youlean, soneq, ozone imager, voxengo span, slickeq, guitar conditioner, crystal, olskoolverb.


Not sure what it is, very frequency heavy.
61 bombs
3/4

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC024 August 2019 - Submissions until 24-08-2019 11:59pm GMT+2/CEST

Post by canese » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:59 pm

Hello, here is my entry for this month competition.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/h9j9gkq3ivfaw ... s.wav?dl=0

Hope you like it.

Process:

I wanted to make a bossa nova inspired by Sims 1 Soundtrack and Tom Jobin.
Started with chords in the piano and a chord progression, later I added a melody and bass. Finally I "jazzyfied" the chords in the piano by puting the 3rd or the 7th in the bottom and adding accidentals like the 9th, 11th and 13th. The drums are many Addictive drums samples chopped and placed togheter. In mixing I stacked a lot of layers for obtaining a more full sound. I think I failed again in mastering, but this time I didn't have the time to even try.

drums: Jazz Kit from Addictive Drums
Keyboard: Kontakt factory preset and FL Studio piano
Bass: J bass and String bass from Modo Bass
Strings: FL Studio sampled strings and a Nexus 2 preset
Lead: Massive preset, Me whistling and a Nexus 2 preset.
Way over the top Sax : Kontakt alto Sax and Massive preset (didn't reallize this is almost as loud as the entire mix, my bad)
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