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Hello and welcome to the Special Songwriting Competition - Community Scramble (2020)


This thread covers the first part of this yearly recurring challenge - collecting samples - which are then used in the actual Songwriting Competition in January 2020 (SWC29) as basis for every participant. Which also marks the biggest twist of this game - you are only allowed to use the provided samples to create music out of it.

How, is totally up to you. You can use sampling/re-sampling techniques, granular synthesis, wavetable synthesis, you can mangle the sounds with modulation techniques. As long as you only use what has been provided by the community in form of sound snippets and/or samples. Vocals can be added on top, but please no other sound sources for the time being.

You can read up more about this idea and the last "Community Scramble" here:
Songwriting Competition - new game idea: Community Scramble
Songwriting Competition - SWC017 January 2019 (Community Scramble)



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In order for this endeavor to be successful, we need 10 entries with 3 samples per participant each in order to create a good "starter pack" (20-30 samples). The more entries, the more variety to choose from. More below...




:arrow: GENERAL INFORMATION

Time Frame: Sunday, 01st December 2019 to Saturday, 21st December 2019 (21 days)

Sample submission will end on 21-12-2019, 11:59pm CET/GMT+1 (Germany) - until further notice.
There will be no global countdown available. We do post reminders via our Newsletter, Twitter account and Facebook page.

Rules: The rules of the Songwriting Competition apply, with the main difference that you're not allowed to use any other sound source than the ones provided from this sample collection thread


How to submit sample content:
  • each community member shall ideally provide no more than three (number: 3) self-created sounds
  • This must not be from free sample packages, but created by yourself. This material can be synthetic in nature or a Foley type recording (please keep things appropriate!), anything from single stabs to loops
  • the material must be in 44/24 WAV bar minimum, and 96/24 WAV absolute maximum
  • the material shall ideally not reach higher than -1dBFS to prevent clipping
  • IMPORTANT: bundle the following filled out TXT, which adds full credits to your work (download TXT)
  • the samples and TXT must be packed in a ZIP or RAR, then uploaded to any file storage to your liking (recommended systems that store longer than 7 days: Google Drive, DropBox, etc)
  • Link to the file in this thread, with some short info what you recorded (basically mirroring what has been written in the TXT)

From all these entries, 10 samples bar minimum and 20 samples absolute maximum will be selected to be a "starter bundle" for the SWC in question. If there is not enough material, or not of enough variety, the challenge will not happen. If there is too much, things will be trimmed down or used for future games of similar nature.

Once the material has been prepared, the game starts on time on 1st January 2020.



And that's about it!

Let's get creative! :tu:

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I might hop back in for the next community scramble; I'm leafing through my recordings to pick some of the weirdest ones. Hard to pick only 3.
I'm also spreading the word about this one to some other communities- hopefully we see some new faces and new samples!

small note of small consequence: The SWC## in the .TXT document still reflects last year's contest. Not a big deal, all things considered.

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Thanks for spreading the word.

Also, yes. The TXT was still the old version. Thank you for pointing that out. Just updated it.

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A friendly reminder
Including today, 14 days left to submit your sample content.

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A friendly reminder
Including today, 7 days left to submit your sample content.


So far, nobody has submitted any samples.
No samples mean, no "Community Scramble" game in January 2020.

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A friendly reminder
Including today, 3 days left to submit your sample content.


Still nobody has submitted anything. I'm starting to worry that nobody wants to see the "Community Scramble" game happening in January.

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I can assure you that there is at least one person interested in the Community Scramble game!

I pulled together a small set of samples. You asked for three per person so I have selected three samples. All things considered, three samples might be all one needs to make music. I personally am not as worried about amassing sample content as I am about gauging participation in the game...

In addition, because no one else has provided anything and you are looking for a larger number of samples, I placed three more samples in an "additional samples" folder. Use them if you would like.

All samples released under a CC0 license.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cdT_b ... nMaZgZiQw3

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i'll add a thing or two. Either today, or tomorow.

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

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It is the 22nd December 2019, 2:35am GMT+1/CET - the Community Scramble Sample Collection has officially ended

A huge thank you to all participants that submitted own created samples and loops - we could collect 1 sample set. Which... is actually quite sobering, to say the least. I expected way more participation. But the recent trend with the Songwriting Competition has not been great either (considering the workload and promotion). :scared:

Like usual, I'll figure something out!
I don't want this outstanding game to just vanish, or the SWC for that matter.


Please look forward to SWC029 in January 2020.
See you in January!

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