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SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC017 January 2019 - Winners announced

Thematic Songwriting Competition - recurrence: monthly
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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC017 January 2019 - Submissions extended until 27-01-2019 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by Mister Fox » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:21 am

Ladies and Gentlemen, an update and friendly reminder:
I decided to extend the SWC017 submission period to Sunday, 27th January 2019 to the usual 11:59pm GMT+1/CET. That is 4 extra days! The Global Countdown has been updated accordingly, and the social media reminders have been sent out.

This is a one-time exception and I will address a possible future change of the SWC deadline in the upcoming 2019 Survey (handles separately). So in order to make the game successful and have more than 8 participants, please do spread the word wherever you can.

A couple of examples:
reddit (thread A, B and C)
Facebook (see most recent post)
Twitter (see this post)

Please also spread the word wherever you can. On your go-to forum, chatroom, newsletter, podcast, etc.
Any help is appreciated :tu:



As of this moment, 4 days left to submit your production.

TheNeverScene
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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC017 January 2019 - Submissions extended until 27-01-2019 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by TheNeverScene » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:19 am

This comp was just recently brought to my attention, so thank you for the extension.

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC017 January 2019 - Submissions extended until 27-01-2019 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by MarkS » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:33 am

For this track i used magix indepedence vst as a sampler.
Most instruments were created by looping some waveforms from audio samples. Apart from these, were created the drums and guitar.
For the drums i took my drums sample and chopped in some places and used it.
i "don't speak very well or at all the guitar language" :) to play it. So i used donkeyt's guitar sample, adding some effects and slowed down its
tempo a bit.
So here are the samples used for instruments:

bass - olly audio, mix samples-036.wav

drums- my samples, chill out drums.wav

bell sound- General WAV tones 44-16, sin_440Hz_-6dBFS_0.3s.wav

synth strings- KyleJCrb, Pa-tingVocalFoley.wav

space pad-FixInTheMix, sustainedflute.wav

robotic voice-Mister Fox, Construction Site Deep Drill Stomp 1.wav

old synth stab-evk, sh201.wav

arpeggiated synth- my samples, synth keys.wav

guitar- donkeyt, swc-donkeyt-accguitarloop2-79bpm.wav

And the link to audio:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1u58jl85a2jx1 ... y.WAV?dl=0

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC017 January 2019 - Submissions extended until 27-01-2019 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by SirKen » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:24 pm

Thank you for the extension.

I was planning to submit something but things got in the way and could not work on it. I might actually be able to get it done by the deadline now.

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC017 January 2019 - Submissions extended until 27-01-2019 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by TheNeverScene » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:02 am

I'm ready to submit my track, but I have have a quick question:

Do the tracks get downloaded or are they just streamed from a file preview? I have DropBox, but the preview encoding is terrible (not that it will make much difference in my sound quality).

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC017 January 2019 - Submissions extended until 27-01-2019 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by TheNeverScene » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:49 am

Hi, you can disregard my last question, here is my track entry. It's mellow, so I'm sorry if it puts people to sleep.

Thanks to Mister Fox for hosting and to Leonard Bowman for the heads up. Very cool concept.

I used Reaper and TAL Sampler.
23 tracks.

Kick, Mellow Snare: EVK/Bass
Snare Rim, Snare Noise, Snare Ticks, Reso Staccato Lead: FixInTheMix/metalhit
Bass Guitar, Wide Guitar, Clean Lead Guitar, HiHat, Hand Drums, Intro Ambient Drone: DonkeyT-accguitarloop2
Whale Moans: EVK/Guitar
UFO Lift Off: FixInTheMix/sustainedflute
NomNom Vox, Panning Ah Vox: KyleJCrb/CarStartIdleVocalFoley
Glassy Arp, Tooty Lead, Choirish Pad: KyleJCrb/PatingVocalFoley
Occasional Backbeat: MarkS/chill out drums
Fall FX: Mister Fox/Think Tank Flush
303 Bass: General WAV tones 44-16/rect_-6dBFS_10samples
Trumpet: Mister Fox\Fan Fast

wav file at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yse29oagh6m4p ... s.wav?dl=0
mp3 file at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qbf167glrv1zl ... s.mp3?dl=0

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC017 January 2019 - Submissions extended until 27-01-2019 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by Mister Fox » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:43 am

As long as the material is downloadable in the end, things should be fine.

Welcome to all new participants. Just a heads up - we're in the last 48 hours of the submission period.

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC017 January 2019 - Submissions extended until 27-01-2019 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by TrojakEW » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:55 pm

Here is my entry. I tangled myself in composition because I tried to combine patterns in different time signatures :grudge: . So it may sound kind of weird regarding rhythm. I have used only 3 samples to make all instruments. Most of time spend on simulating different behaviour per note velocity using Form internal effects like lowpass, FM, shaper, multiplying and so on. No pre-processing. A journey back to eighties. :grin: Almost.

FL Studio 20.0.5
12 instances of Native Instruments Form

SAMPLES USED:
chill out drums (MarkS) 6x
(plucked piano, hihat, snare rim, concert bassdrum, kick, snare)

mix samples-042 (Olly Audio) 4x
(brassy bass, epiano, brass drone)

CarStartIdleVocalFoley (KyleJCrb) 2x
(legato voice, chord voice)

DAW Effects:
Fruity Convolver
Fruity parametric EQ 2
Fruity Peak Controller
Maximus

Other Effects:
Neutron 2 Exciter
Nautron 2 Equalizer
Ozone 8
Guitar Rig 5
Amplio 2
Quo
OrilRiver

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC017 January 2019 - Submissions extended until 27-01-2019 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by jonnyhoff » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:05 pm

Song Info:
DAW: Ableton
Name of the track: Scramble
BPM: 150
Key: F Major

WAV: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iOxDH ... RNCMeJFZnY
MP3: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xZ6U1 ... YhpEqQ27bI

DRUMS:
- Kick:
-- Sample layers:
chill out drums
lofi stomp
stomp (Smack in kitchen sink on a sponge)
-- FX:
EQ
Filter
Compressor

- Snare/Clap
-- Sample layers:
metalhit
mix-sample-036
white_-6dBFS_0.3s
-- FX:
EQ
Filter
Reverb

- Clap2
-- Sample:
mix-sample-036
-- FX:
EQ
Filter
Reverb
Delay

- HiHat:
-- Sample layers:
rect_06dBFS_10samples
white_-6dBFS_0.3s
-- FX:
Warping
EQ
Compressor

- Ride-ish sound
-- Sample:
burst_1000Hz_-6dBFS_x1
-- FX:
Resonator
Filter
delay
EQ
Compressor

- Vox adlibs
-- Samples:
Ableton stock samples:
Vox Chant Hey
Vox Uh Freddie

MID PAD:
- Sample:
sh201
- FX
filter
EQ
delay
reverb
EQ
Saturator

SYNTH PAD:
- Sample:
synth keys
- FX:
Filter
EQ
Compressor
Reverb
delay
Compressor

BASS:
- Sample:
mix samples-042
- FX:
EQ
distortion
compressor

DRUM LOOP:
- Sample:
chill out drums
- FX:
EQ
Compressor

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - SWC017 January 2019 - Submissions extended until 27-01-2019 11:59pm GMT+1/CET

Post by Mister Fox » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:10 am

A friendly reminder:
We're in the last 24 hours of the submission period. If you've been sitting on the fence up until now, now is the time to submit it.


So far we have 5 entries.

If we get 3 more, we can have a full Winners Podium this month. If we exceed 10, then I consider this a good start for 2019. :phones:

Please spread the word as much as you can.

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