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Cableguys announces winners Curve 2 Sound Design Challenge

Cableguys has announced the winners of its Curve 2 Sound Design Challenge. Over 400 new presets are now available for the Curve 2 synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Curve 2 Sound Design Challenge

Our Curve 2 Sound Design Challenge has just ended! You have sent us over 400 entries — atmospheric pads, angry basses, melodic synthlines and more… wow! Thank you so much for your participation and for sending us your amazing sounds.

Congratulations to Qwertybob for winning the contest with his incredibly deep Underground Electronics! Qwertybob wins all Cableguys plugins we’ll ever do, now and in the future, Ableton Suite 9, a course at the Warp Academy plus a one-on-one experts exchange with Warp Academy’s own Andrew Mavor!

Knarrrz wins a Cableguys Bundle for his preset Drawn Drone, Mikko Kolehmainen Curve 2 for his preset Groovy Filters. Top 4-10 will receive a VolumeShaper each.

You can find the sounds of all contestants, including the 10 winners, in the cloud-based library of Curve 2. All sounds are available in the demo version of Curve, too. Have a listen, tweak them and use them in your new songs!

More information: Cableguys

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UMEK Remix Contest

UMEK has launched a Remix Contest, offering a chance to get your composition released on UMEK’s label 1605.

Following the release of his Loopmasters Artist Series pack “Loops From Behind The Iron Curtain”, UMEK is running a remix contest with content from his pack.

The task is to catch his attention creating your own original track with sounds from the pack. If you are interested and don’t have the pack, they are offering a discount code on the pack at the contest page.

The winner will be featured on UMEK’s radio show and win a release on his label 1605.

Tracks can be submitted until July 31st, 2014. The winner will be announced August 14th.

The Loops From Behind The Iron Curtain pack is available from Loopmasters at a 20% discount for a limited time. Use coupon code UMEKLBTIC at checkout.

More information: UMEK Remix Contest

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Mackie launches Thump PA Video Contest

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Mackie has launched the all-new Thump 1000W Powered Loudspeaker series with the “Show Us Your Moves and be a Star” video contest.

Entrants will have a chance to win the grand prize of a full Thump system that includes two Mackie Thump15 1000W 15″ Powered Loudspeakers and two Thump18S 1000W 18″ Powered Subwoofers by submitting a short video of themselves dancing. Two runner-ups will receive a pair of Mackie Thump15 15″ Powered Loudspeakers and a pair of Mackie Thump12 12″ Powered Loudspeakers respectively. To encourage entrants, Mackie produced their own dance video showcasing the new Thump loudspeakers.

“With 1000 watts of power and ground-shaking lows, the new Mackie Thumps are sure to get people dancing,” commented Shaunna Krebs, Marketing Communications Manager. “So show us your dance moves for a chance to win a Thump system so you can start your own dance party. We even created our own dance video to give you a little inspiration.”

Visit Mackie’s official Facebook page and check out the “Show Us Your Moves and Win” app for details on how to submit your video and enter the contest or visit Mackie eNews. Visitors to Mackie.com and the official Mackie Facebook page will be able to vote on approved entries to determine who has the best moves. The top three videos with the most votes will win.

The contest runs through July 15th, 2014.

More information: Mackie / Thump contest

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VSL announces International Film Scoring Competition 2014

Vienna Symphonic Library has announced the International Film Scoring Competition 2014, the first joint international film music competition in collaboration with Hollywood Music Workshop.

International Film Scoring Competition 2014
Participants are to submit a suite that is composed and orchestrated primarily for symphonic instruments, and played or programmed using Vienna Symphonic Library products.

Participants are invited to compose a suite, inspired by certain scenes from the movies “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” or “The Wolfman”. A jury of renowned Hollywood composers including Christopher Young, as well as industry pros such as Dennis Sands (Film Music Recording/Mixing/Re-Recording Mixer & Producer, four-time Oscar nominee), Paul Broucek (President, Music, Warner Bros. Pictures), Dimitrie Leivici (Hollywood Music Workshop) and Herb Tucmandl (Vienna Symphonic Library) will determine the best scores.

Awards include a $10,000 cash prize for the winner, plus additional prizes in the form of Vienna Symphonic Library products worth $4,000, as well as a scholarship for a future Hollywood Music Workshop.

The ten best submissions in addition to the top three entries will be presented at the HMW and VSL websites on October 15, 2014 and will be announced by cooperating media partners.

Registration closes on July 15th, and the last day to submit your mp3 file of the suite and project file is August 15th, 2014.

More information: VSL / International Film Scoring Competition 2014

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u-he launches Bazille Patch Competition

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u-he Bazille Patch Competition #1

u-he has launched Bazille Patch Competition #1, a chance to win a free u-he plug-in of your choice.

We’ve brought our sound design contests back to life.

First off is a series of competitions for Bazille, for which we provide free temporary serials during public beta testing.

Each contest goes for ten days in four categories. There’ll be 20 prizes (one u-he plug-in of choice and 4 x 50$ vouchers in *each* category).

So I think it’s a good chance to get patching and win something, even if you don’t have any u-he synth and even if you submit only a single patch.

More information: u-he / Sound design competitions

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Time+Space launch Roni Size Masterclass ticket giveaway

Time+Space has launched a giveaway in which you can win tickets to Roni Size’s Production Masterclass at Metropolis Studios.

Roni Size Masterclass ticket giveaway

Drum and bass pioneer Roni Size, who is a fan of Spectrasonics, iZotope, VSL and Rob Papen plugins, will be appearing at London’s Metropolis Studios this June to talk exclusively about his music in a one-off production masterclass.

With a capacity of just 55 attendees, Roni will give an in-depth interview on his journey from unknown DJ to globally renowned artist and Drum and Bass innovator. He will also play a selection of his well known anthems using the original multitrack masters through Metropolis’ state of the art studio equipment. Roni will then take part in an audience Q&A where fans will get the chance to ask their burning questions.

The masterclass will take place on Saturday 14th June and Time+Space have a pair of tickets worth £200 to give away!

The deadline for entering the giveaway contest is May 27th, 2014.

More information: Time+Space / Roni Size Masterclass

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Cableguys launches Curve 2 Sound Design Challenge

Cableguys has announced a Curve 2 Sound Design Challenge, a chance to win Cableguys plugins, Ableton Live 9, and a course at Warp Academy.

Curve 2 Sound Design Challenge

We’re running a contest to find the best, most mind-blowing sounds for Curve 2. Create a new sound and win a lifetime supply of Cableguys plugins, Ableton Suite 9 and a course at the Warp Academy!

We’re looking for unusual sounds—the ones that push Curve to its limits—but we’re also looking for clever, useful sounds and just about anything that sounds amazing.

Create you own sound—a moving and rich pad, a deep bass, a kick drum, a striking lead sound, a crazy synthline or anything else—do which sound you like the most.

The deadline for submitting your presets is June 1st, 2014.

More information: Cableguys / Curve 2 Sound Design Challenge

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