Soniccouture has announced a User Tracks Competition, offering users of Soniccouture products a chance to win $500 USD store credit.
We get sent quite a lot of links to music that uses our stuff via email or Facebook or Twitter, and we like that, we really do.
But the problem is, it then gets lost – it isn’t all collected in one place. So, we’d like to start up a long term user track library. Eventually the tracks will appear somewhere on the relevant product page, but for now, we thought we’d kick things off with a small competition.
So – send us a track, any track, as long as it uses a Soniccouture instrument or sound, even the free ones, and the best 10 will be voted on by you, and the one with the most votes will win $500.
We’ve set it up so that it is done via Soundcloud, because it’s really handy. We figure most of you will have a Soundcloud account already, but if not, it’s well worth having.
The Winner will be announced October 31st 2013.
More information: Soniccouture / User Tracks Competition
Resy has announced it is giving away several prizes from top indie musical instrument brands to celebrate its launch.
Musical instruments and accessories make up a multi billion dollar a year industry, but most of the sales and attention go to a small number of the largest brands. Meanwhile, dedicated craftspeople and innovators produce amazing products that are often overlooked. Resy plans to shift attention to the best indie brands with its new curated boutique of the coolest musical instruments and gear.
“As an avid instrument collector, I searched the web for the best products and found that there was no outlet dedicated to highlighting the best in independent musical product brands, so I decided to create it,” says founder and CEO Brett Rakestraw. “There are three product categories that we focus on at Resy: innovative, hand crafted, and well designed. Every product we sell has to fit into at least one.”
Resy will highlight these amazing products through flash sales with one new product a week at a discounted price. Sales will run for two weeks and a limited number of items will be made available during the sale duration. Once they sell out, the product will no longer be available at the sale price.
To celebrate the launch, Resy has announced a prize giveaway with three unique prizes. The three prizes represent the diversity and quality of products to be sold in future sales.
The Bohemian Guitars “BoHo” oil can guitar is a fully functioning electric guitar built with a custom oil can for its body. Bohemian Guitars successfully funded this project on Kickstarter before bringing it to market. The Air Logic Percussion bass drum pedal is a reinvention of the traditional bass drum pedal using a compressed air cylinder instead of springs. This allows for more player control and more speed with the pedal.The Sugar Bytes WOW2 Filterbox plugin is a very “now” audio filter, full of features for creating sophisticated electronic music and for endless experimentation. Its design is top notch and it’s available on Mac and PC.
The giveaway ends October 28th, 2013, 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time.
More information: Resy
Samplephonics has announced its Design a Genre competition, a chance to win £3k in prizes.
We’ve teamed up with a bunch of leading audio equipment manufacturers to bring you a fantastic collection of prizes for a really exciting competition, which include Propellerheads Reason 7 + Balance interface, Native Instruments Komplete 9, Korg Monotron and Monotribe, iZotope Iris, Stutter Edit and Maximizer rack extension for Reason, Softube Tubetech Classic Channel Strip, sE Electronics sE X1 Studio Bundle, various Audiofile Engineering Products, Samplephonics’ entire back catalogue, Lemur controller software for iPad and a Soundcloud Pro Unlimited account!
The brief is simple…come up with a name for a new genre, and create a 2 minute track to showcase it. The competition will be runnning over September, and a shortlist drawn in early October. The winner will be chosen by a combination of judging and a public vote.
Get your creative hats on and give it a go!
More information: Samplephonics
Camel Audio has launched version 2.1 of its Alchemy Mobile synthesizer app for iOS.
Alchemy Mobile v2.1 introduces song sharing – upload your songs directly to SoundCloud, email to collaborate with friends, or export to iTunes. Also new for Alchemy Mobile v2.1 is the Featured Songs page – listen to tracks by other users and download shared project files.
To celebrate the addition of song sharing, we are running an Alchemy Mobile songwriting contest. Submit your song for a chance to win mobile libraries, a T-shirt, or even an iPad Mini!
The rules are simple. Your song must be composed entirely from within Alchemy Mobile – no other apps may be used. Additionally, all synth/drum parts must be made exclusively using Alchemy Mobile presets.
The contest ends September 30th, 2013. You may enter as many songs as you wish.
More information: Camel Audio / Alchemy Mobile
BOSS has announced the return of the Big BOSS Giveaway, a chance to win BOSS pedals autographed by Steve Vai, John 5, and more.
BOSS has gone berserk again with another round of The Big BOSS Giveaway.
The biweekly contest gives tone freaks everywhere a chance to win BOSS pedals autographed by top guitar heroes and $1,000 in BOSS gear.
Every two weeks between August 5, 2013, and September 30, 2013, a different signed BOSS pedal from a famous guitar hero will be given away, as well as $1,000 in BOSS gear. Contestants can enter once every two-week period, giving them up to five chances to win. Contestants should enter at the BOSS U.S. Facebook Giveaway tab.
The contest is open to U.S. residents only.
More information: BOSS / Big BOSS Giveaway
Shiverware has launched a video contest for its iPad / iPhone musical instrument Musix Pro.
The contest winner will have a chance to win a one of a kind hand made Rainboard, an iPad, an iPad Mini, and one of several t-shirts. In order to qualify all that you need to do is submit a video 30 seconds or longer that shows you using Musix Pro.
You can be playing it by yourself or in a band. Submissions can be of any genre. The doors are wide open for everything including original pieces, covers, folk, classical, electronic, etc.
Please check out and vote on existing contest videos and be sure to post your own.
This contest was made possible through the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Government of Saskatchewan, through the Ministry of Parks, Recreation, and Sport.
The contest is open until October 1st and voting closes October 10th, 2013. Any comments or questions can be directed to email@example.com
More information: Shiverware / Musix Pro Video Contest
Hex Loops has announced its Sampling Contest, offering a chance to win cash and sample packs to those who make a beat using one of 5 provided chopped samples.
We proudly present the first contest for hip hop beatmakers who love to make sampled beats.
Hex Loops will give you 100$ for the first place and a lot of free sample packs for 2nd and 3rd place.
Those who send demos for the contest must have a valid PayPal address in order to receive the cash prize from first place.
Deadline to send in your beat is August 15th, 2013. Voting starts on August 16th and ends on August 31st, 2013.
More information: Hex Loops / Sampling Contest
BHK Samples has announced a music production competition, offering entrants the chance to win BHK sample packs.
Win up to 5 BHK Samples packs in BHK’s Competition 2013 no.2
BHK Samples competition
- Go to www.bhksamples.com
- Download ALL AVAILABLE DEMO AND FREE PACKS
- Produce a Drum’n’Bass track
- Submit YOUR TRACK to: firstname.lastname@example.org (mp3 or soundcloud link)
- DEADLINE 31. August 2013
Free BHK Samples packs will be awarded to the top 5 winners.
More information: BHK Samples