Rekkerd.org Music Contest, Autumn 2010 Edition

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Autumn leaves

I don’t know which part of the world you are in, but here in the Netherlands the transition from summer to winter is clearly visible. Leaves are turning color, the days get shorter, and it is definitely getting colder. What better way to stay warm than by spending some quality time making music in your cosy studio?

Those who have been part of rekkerd.org contests before may have noticed the title of this post says “Music Contest” instead of the usual “Sample Remix Contest”. Although I have provided another contest sample pack, this time around it is not a requirement to use the samples.

However, there is a new rule. For this music contest you need to compose a song that relates to autumn. It doesn’t matter how you incorporate the theme, so be creative.

Now if all this isn’t enough fun already, we also have some wonderful prizes for this contest.

rekkerd sample remix contest prizes

Contest prizes

  • Urs at u-he is offering a copy of Zebra2, the popular virtual wireless modular synthesizer for PC and Mac. Some of contest pack samples were done with this excellent plug-in.
  • One lucky winner will get to pick four (4!) products of his/her choice from Cinematique Instruments‘s catalogue of rare and unique instrument sample libraries.
  • Last but not least you can win a Reason 5 ReFill of your choice from The Loop Loft, the boutique sample shop of drummer/producer/loop guru, Ryan Gruss.

So are you ready to get started? Make sure to read the rules below carefully so you know what to expect.

Contest rules

  • Compose a song with the following theme: Autumn.
    There are no specific rules on how to incorporate the theme.
  • Your entry must be written specifically for this contest.
  • The “Music Contest Autumn 2010 Sample Pack” is available to download for those who enjoy working with samples. Use of these samples is not required. You may process/manipulate the sample(s) in any way you like.
  • Upload your entry to SoundCloud and share it to the contest group before 21 November, 2010, 11.59pm CET. One entry per contestant allowed.
  • In order to be eligible to win, contestants are required to vote for their top 5 within a week after the contest deadline. Note: you can’t vote on your own entry.
  • Winners may choose a prize from the prize pool (1st place winner picks first, then 2nd, then 3rd). Prizes will be granted at the discretion of rekkerd.org.
  • The terms of this contest are subject to change and may be amended without prior notice.

Note: the contest deadline has past, no new submissions will be accepted.
If you found this contest just now and would like to know when the next one will take place, head on over and subscribe to the newsletter.

Download the samples you would like to use from the SoundCloud player…

… or download the complete contest sample pack below (51.6 MB)

Music Contest Autumn 2010 Sample Pack Downloads: 4404 times

Contest entries

The contest entries are available from the SoundCloud contest group and the player below.

Voting will commence on 22 November, 2010. Each contestant will receive details on how to vote.

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3ee
3ee

Certain music making contests makes you feel in a certain way regard them.
Autumn is one of my favorite seasons so I think I will very much enjoy putting a track together for this contest! :)

James Yo
James Yo

Hi,

Will try to get a track for november do you consider that autumn is different in Mexico vs Canada :)

Good luck to all.

NO ID
NO ID

Well,time to put another hole in my “music belt”..Autumn…how does that sound? And thank you for the sample pak.

Daniel Hogan
Daniel Hogan

Great Prizes. Autumn May sound awesome … :)

Suecae
Suecae

Gorgeous samples.

inspiral
inspiral

was lurkin around the web and found this site…
i love autumn, probably gonna play with you! nice sounds in the sample esction, especially ‘110 mygun 01’.

bedroomproducersblog
bedroomproducersblog

great contest, hope i find enough time to make a proper tune for it! the samples are very cool and the theme is perfect. :]

MaxSynths
MaxSynths

Just spotted this contest on KVR… I’m already working on something. Autumn and winter are my favourite seasons, can’t miss this opportunity ;)

reason lahalla
reason lahalla

Well, I may as well get into this one, I haven’t been able to actually make a whole lot of music as of late. I think the last time I actually sat down to write a real track was, well, the Ohm sponsored remix competition!

jeezm it’s been a while :-(

URWINSKY
URWINSKY

k okay looks a good way to go

3ee
3ee

Can’t wait for the Nasty DLA to come out. Bootsy did say something about early november, so would be happy using a couple of DLAs thru out the autumn mix.
In case someone here isn’t aware of this plugin… you might try checking: http://varietyofsound.wordpress.com .. maybe it will help color your autumn mix in a way that you might like. :)

ThomThom
ThomThom

Thanks for organizing this contest

Jer Gallagher
Jer Gallagher

I posted an entry on SoundCloud but now it’s gone–it seems like they are having an issue.

Is there another place to send my entry?

Max
Max

Uploaded my entry, “Autumn Leaves”. Let me know if everything’s ok Ronnie ;)

Cheers,
Max

Dan D'Man
Dan D'Man

These Prizes are GREAT Ronnie. BIG thumbs up. Looking forward to spending some time with this at the weekend and of course, getting my entry in before 21 November, 2010, 11.59pm CET

Jer Gallagher
Jer Gallagher

Thanks man!

3ee
3ee

Having some mastering difficulties… but I guess I’ll have the track ready and uploaded by the end of the day.
Some great tracks so far! … I’m keeping my comments after all the tracks are in.
Good luck everybody! :)
3ee

Dan D'Man
Dan D'Man

Good luck to you too 3ee :)

I’m at the writing stage but I’ll be ready on time.

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