Sample Remix Contest 2015: Transportation

It’s been a few years since we did the last one, so I figured it is time for another sample remix contest!

If it’s your first time here, for this music production contest you need to create a track using the provided samples only. The theme is “Transportation“. Think places, vehicles, infrastructure… I hope this will inspire you.

rekkerd sample remix contest transportation

The contest pack below includes 57 loops (listen at SoundCloud), but you can also use any of the samples from the rekkerd archive, so there is lots of material to work with.

Remember that you are encouraged to manipulate the samples with whatever tools you like to make something new and fresh. You just can’t use any other sound sources.

Transportation Sample Remix Pack Download size: 92.7 MB

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Contrary to some of the previous contests at rekkerd, I will be picking the top 7 winners myself this time. Contest winners will get to choose a prize from the pool in order of placement. Everyone has a chance of winning, as the 3 remaining prizes will be given to random entries.

The deadline for submitting your track is August 23rd, 2015, 11.59pm CET.

Please make sure to check the rules below for details on how to enter the contest.
Good luck!

Contest rules

  • You may only use the samples provided in the contest sample pack and the other downloads from the archive (“Other contributors” packs are excluded). No other sound sources are allowed. However, you may process and manipulate sounds any way you want.
  • Upload your entry to SoundCloud and submit it to the contest group before August 23rd, 2015, 11:59pm CET. Please also send your entry in mp3 format (minimum of 192kbit) per email to 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 website, through SoundCloud.
  • 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 Some prizes may be subject to specific conditions imposed by the sponsor (e.g. NFR licenses).

Contest rules subject to change.

Contest entries

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  • stephen ankrum

    So are the downloads under separate downloads ok to use as well?

    • Yes, you can use the separate downloads. All of those are included in the archive. It’s the “other contributors” packs that are excluded from the contest.

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  • stephen ankrum

    I’m kind of embarrassed to ask this,but my own searching has left me fruitless.I was wondering if their were some tutorials/tips on ways to take audio clips like in this contest and create a song with them.I’m not looking to copy anyone,just want to see a few ways people might do it.Thanks

    • Most DAWs come with some tools to work with wav files. You can cut them up, extract individual sounds, rearrange, apply effects etc. You can use a sampler instrument for more powerful editing. Free plugins you could use are Shortcircuit by Vember Audio and TX16Wx by CWI.

      If you do a google search on “working with samples in” followed by your DAW software, you should be able to find some info. Same with youtube.

      • stephen ankrum

        Thanks,I appreciate your help on that.

  • Dee.P.Tree

    Thanks for the opportunity for chance to work on samples. This will surely going to be fun contest.

    To reconfirm myself: rekkerd samples with or without processing can only be used. Even synth (freeware or commercial) can not be used. Correct…?

    What can be the judging criteria, other than creativity with samples…? Is the theme of “Transportation” related to judging criteria…?

    Again, thanks Rekkerd and Ronnie for giving learning while earning (prizes) opportunity.

    • Yes, you can only use the samples in the contest pack and the packs listed in the rekkerd archive. You can process them any way you like in your DAW/sampler, with fx plugins, whatever. Make them your own! Any other sound sources are not allowed, so no instruments (hardware or plugins) like synths, bass, guitar, vocals, etc.

      I know there’s a grey area where the tools can become like an instrument, but as long as you’re working with the provided samples as your source it’s pretty much all good.

      Judging will be on composition, creativity, and production quality (not necessarily in that order). I am expecting theme inspired tracks, but it won’t weigh that heavy in the judging, as this can get a bit abstract.

      Good luck and have fun!

      • Dee.P.Tree

        Thanks Ronnie for the reply…!!

  • Nice! Always happy to hear about another contest! Am away from my pc till 22nd, so lets see what I can put together and polish on a laptop.

  • dzikj

    then.. can i use a harmor by adding samples from your packs and process them this way? i’ve finished my song in about 30% but i do not know there is sense to continue it

    • I will not disqualify your track, though additive synthesis is technically not allowed. Audio processing like resynthesis is a bit of a grey area…

      • dzikj

        thanks a lot.

  • 3ee

    Did had something started for this contest but unfortunately I didn’t make it! :(
    Good luck to the ones who did tho! :)

    • Sorry to hear, if you do finish it later I’d love to hear your track!

  • Dee.P.Tree

    Good Luck to everybody who participated in this contest. I had lot of fun making the track. There are some very good tracks out here….!! Some of them, my favorite, are so well made that I’ll keep my eye to see whether they are in top 5. Never had experience with time stretching and tempo change within a song. Motivation to take part in the contest was to learn… learn and learn. Thanks rekkerd and Ronnie for this opportunity. Now, Ronnie, your time starts…!! lol. ;-)

  • breno santeria

    More time please!!! I can’t finish my remix today.How about 12hours extended time?

  • Chad A Levett

    i know my track is a little repetitive a towards the end and short but my inspiration was taking a car out of a busy city and then finally making it to the thruway and as it slowly fades out it is to symbolize cruising further away from your previous destination out into the horizon

  • Thanks to all for joining the contest. I will be checking out all the tracks this week and hopefully we’ll have the winners sorted out before the end of the week.

    • breno santeria

      Great! Thank you for the opportunity to be creative and make something different! Hugs!

  • stephen ankrum

    I was wondering,besides here,do you know of any sites or to see if there are any upcoming or current mixing/remixing contests?Thanks!

  • Update: I have a shortlist, but it’s still too long. I’ll allow myself a few more days to pick the winners. I am reminded why I like to leave the voting to others… so hard!

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