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Rekkerd.org music production contest – A picture is worth a thousand words

Note: the deadline for this contest is extended to December 20th!

In the process of making music I take inspiration from many things. One thing I tend to do a lot is to take a sound or idea and let everything flow from there. Using pictures is a great stimulus to get my creative juices going.

a picture is worth a thousand words

For this contest, the idea is to take a photograph as your “muse” for a piece of music. Kind of similar to how you would write a soundtrack for a film. Use an image of a person, object, environment, or whatever might inspire you. Just make sure to keep it “G-rated” and free of copyright, your image will be part of your contest submission, posted on SoundCloud.

This time around you are free to use any kind of sound source or processing, so aside from the theme there are no limitations. For those who like to use samples, I made a small sample pack (16 loops, 24bit wav) that may serve as an inspiration. You can check the sounds at SoundCloud.

Contest sample pack Download size: 34.8 MB

I’m happy to say we have some great prizes donated by a bunch of generous developers.

contest sponsors

Contest prizes

  • D16 Group offers:
    • 1st place: 3 plugins of choice.
    • 2nd place: 1 instrument plugin + 1 effect plugin of choice.
    • 3rd place: 1 effect plugin of choice from the SilverLine collection.
  • Additionally, the top 6 winners get to choose (in order of ranking) an item from the prize pool below:
    • Soniccouture: Geosonics ft. Chris Watson and the Konkrete 3 sample-based drum synth for Kontakt.
    • Reveal Sound: Spire synthesizer plugin for Windows & Mac.
    • The Loop Loft: The Platinum Pack bundle in all formats (4.6 GB of drum loops).
    • ADSR Sounds: $250 USD store voucher (soundsets & video courses).
    • SKIN: The protective cover for NI Maschine that keeps your controller safe from liquids, dirt and debris.
    • Cableguys: Cableguys Bundle, including the Curve synthesizer, and flexible FilterShaper, VolumeShaper & MidiShaper effect plugins.

So to be clear we’ll have 6 winners, with the top 3 ranking entries getting both a prize from D16 Group as well as a pick of their choice from the 6 additional prizes.

The contest deadline for submitting your entry is Friday, December 20th, 2013, 11.59pm CET. The winners will be decided by popular vote amongst entrants.

Check the details below on how to join the contest.

Good luck and enjoy!
Ronnie

Contest rules

  • Create a musical piece inspired by a photograph. Use of the samples provided in the contest sample pack is optional. Use any sound source or processing you like, be creative!
  • Submit your entry in mp3 format (minimum of 192kbit) along with the image that inspired it per email to contest@rekkerd.org before December 20th, 2013, 11:59pm CET. One entry per person is allowed, you will receive a confirmation of your submission.
  • Your entry should be composed specifically for this contest. By entering, you grant permission for your track and image to be published at the rekkerd.org website, through SoundCloud.
  • In order to be eligible to win, contestants are required to vote for their top 6 within a week after the contest deadline. Contestants will be contacted to submit their votes. Note: you cannot vote for your own entry.
  • Winners choose a prize from the prize pool in order of placement (1st place winner picks first, then 2nd, etc.). All prizes are granted at the discretion of rekkerd.org. Some prizes may be subject to specific conditions imposed by the sponsor (e.g. NFR licenses).

Contest rules subject to change. If you have any questions feel free to ask or comment on this post.

Contest entries

The submitted tracks are listed here, ordered by date of entry.

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Delectable Records sample remix competition

Delectable Records Deep Sub Tech

Electronic music label and sample library production house Delectable Records is offering rekkerd.org readers a chance to win the new Deep Sub Tech sample pack.

To enter the contest, simply download the free contest sample pack and create a track featuring at least 5 samples from the pack.

The 1st place winner will get a special feature on the Delectable Records. This is a great chance to get some exposure for your work!

Submit your entry before the deadline, June 9th, 2013. The details are below.

Contest rules

  • Download the 20 sample promo pack here.
  • Create a track using at least 5 samples from the pack. Samples may be manipulated and other audio sources may be used as well (make sure all material is cleared).
  • Upload the track in 44.1kHz/24-bit format to your preferred ftp/storage service.
  • Submit a link to your track alongside a photo and short bio/career highlights to prod@delectablerecords.com. One entry per contestant allowed.
  • Contest deadline: June 9th, 2013, 11.59pm CET.
  • Delectable Records will pick 3 winners, each to receive a DR sample pack of their choice. Winners will be notified.
  • The 1st place winner gets a special winner’s tab feature on the DR website.

Good luck and have fun!

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Fiea Rec releases Samplebank 001 free sample pack

FIEA Rec Samplebank 001

DJ, producer and sound designer Olivier Sonnenberg aka Fiea Rec has released Samplebank 001, a collection of free loops.

8 Folders – 389 DrumLines and Arrangments – Free Download

Like the Soul of Fiea Rec, crazy, dreamy, lovely and LOUD and made for Dancefloor Compatibility

The download (RAR archive) includes 389 wav files (24-bit), a total of 572 MB royalty free content.

Fiea Rec Samplebank 001 Download size: 295 MB

More free samples and loops are available here.

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Codec_Spurt releases Sacrificial Loops free sample pack

codec_spurt Sacrificial Loops

Codec_Spurt has released “Sacrificial Loops”, a free collection of samples.

A selection of loops, one-shots, instruments, vocals and found sound.

You can use these sounds in your own compositions royalty free and without acknowledgement. You may not use them in any sample packs or redistribute them in any shape or form, without my express permission.

All rhythms etc. programmed by me with no 3rd party loops used. All vocals used with permission from the various artists.

The sample pack includes 167 samples (24bit/44kHz), a total of 490 MB content. The download is available below as a RAR archive below.

Codec_Spurt – Sacrificial Loops Download size: 292 MB

You can find more free samples from Codec_Spurt and others here.

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Sample Remix Contest – Win prizes from Toontrack, iZotope, UVI & Synthogy

March 2013 Sample Remix Contest

Get your samplers ready, it’s time for another sample remix contest!

If you have previously participated in one of these contests you know the drill: Compose a track using the samples included in the download only, for a chance to win some great prizes.

You may process the samples any way you like, as long as you don’t use any additional instruments, samples, recordings, or other sound sources.

The download includes a total of 115 samples (24bit/44kHz WAV), including sounds contributed by Horatiu-Cristian Petrila of 3ee Sound Design.

The samples are basically all one-shot sounds, no loops this time. They are also deliberately without key information, the idea being that you explore the sounds and be inspired by what you find, rather than connecting the dots in a construction kit style approach.

Sample Remix Pack Download size: 48.3 MB

The deadline for submitting your entry is April 7th, 2013, 11:59pm CET.

So what can you win?

Our friends at Time+Space have generously donated a wonderful selection of prizes from its partners, a value of well over $2,000 USD in total!

Time+Space Sample Remix Contest prizes

The top 3 winners will be voted for by participating contestants. The 4th prize will be awarded to a random entry from the contestants that did not end up in the top 3, so everyone who submits a track has a chance of winning one of the prizes below.

Note: Contest winners pick their own prize from the pool, so the list above is in no particular order.

Contest rules

  • You may only use the samples provided in the contest sample pack. No other sound sources are allowed. You may process and manipulate sounds any way you want.
  • Submit your entry in mp3 format (minimum of 192kbit) per email to contest@rekkerd.org before April 7th, 2013, 11:59pm CET.
    One entry per person is allowed, you will receive a confirmation of your submission.
  • Your entry should be composed specifically for this contest. By entering, you grant permission for your track to be published at the rekkerd.org website, through SoundCloud.
  • In order to be eligible to win, contestants are required to vote for their top 5 within a week after the contest deadline. Contestants will be contacted to submit their votes. Note: you cannot vote for your own entry.
  • Winners choose a prize from the prize pool in order of placement (1st place winner picks first, then 2nd, etc.). All prizes are granted at the discretion of rekkerd.org. Some prizes may be subject to specific conditions imposed by the sponsor (e.g. NFR licenses).

Contest rules subject to change. If you have any questions feel free to ask or comment on this post.

Good luck!
Ronnie

Contest entries

The submitted tracks are listed here, ordered by date of entry.

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Prism House Samples Vol. 2 free found sound sample pack

Prism House Samples Vol. 2

Prism House has released a second volume of found sound samples.

“Prism House Samples Vol. 2″ is a new collection of 80 found sound samples gathered from field recordings made exclusively in New York City. The pack includes natural percussion hits and unique loops recorded in Mid-Side using the Zoom H2N field recorder.

This pack is great for adding environmental timbres and ‘air’ to a track, and can help create a unique edge for your productions.

The pack was created by Prism House, a Brooklyn-based electronic duo, and many of these sounds are used extensively in the future EP entitled “Reflections” coming soon on Ceremony Recordings.

The sample pack can be downloaded below, free of charge. Make sure to check the first volume as well.

Prism House Samples Vol. 2Size: 48.55 MB

More information: Prism House (Facebook)

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Prism House Samples Vol. 1 free found sound sample pack

Prism House Samples Vol. 1

Brian Wenner of Prism House wrote in to share his collection of recorded sounds: Prism House Samples Vol. 1.

Prism House Samples Vol. 1 is a collection of 80 found sound samples gathered from field recordings made in New York City, San Francisco, and Vermont.

The pack includes natural percussion hits and unique loops recorded in Mid-Side using the Zoom H2N field recorder. This pack is great for adding environmental timbres and ‘air’ to a track, and can help create a unique edge for your productions.

Download the samples pack below. A Drum Rack Preset is included for Ableton Live users.

Prism House Samples Vol. 1Size: 54.73 MB

These samples are used extensively in the Brooklyn-based electronic project Prism House, and can be heard in the upcoming EP release “Reflections” coming this fall. Thanks and follow the links below for updates and new sample packs as they emerge.

More information: Prism House (Facebook)

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