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
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
Vienna Symphonic Library has announced the International Film Scoring Competition 2014, the first joint international film music competition in collaboration with Hollywood Music Workshop.
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 $4,000, as well as a scholarship for a future Hollywood Music Workshop.
The ten best submissions in addition to the top three entries will be presented at the HMW and VSL websites on October 15, 2014 and will be announced by cooperating media partners.
Registration closes on July 15th, and the last day to submit your mp3 file of the suite and project file is August 15th, 2014.
More information: VSL / International Film Scoring Competition 2014
u-he has launched Bazille Patch Competition #1, a chance to win a free u-he plug-in of your choice.
We’ve brought our sound design contests back to life.
First off is a series of competitions for Bazille, for which we provide free temporary serials during public beta testing.
Each contest goes for ten days in four categories. There’ll be 20 prizes (one u-he plug-in of choice and 4 x 50$ 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
Time+Space has launched a giveaway in which you can win tickets to Roni Size’s Production Masterclass at Metropolis Studios.
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
Cableguys has announced a Curve 2 Sound Design Challenge, a chance to win Cableguys plugins, Ableton Live 9, and a course at Warp Academy.
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
ModeAudio is offering rekkerd.org readers the chance to win a sample pack or soundset of their choice.
ModeAudio puts quality audio packs at your fingertips, from loops & samples to soft synth presets, field recordings & beyond!
Interested? You can win one of these packs by leaving a comment on this post. Just let us know which pack you’d like to get for a chance to win it.
One of the titles I can recommend is the recently reviewed Dust Road, a soundset for Native Instruments Massive.
We’ll be picking a random winner from all comments on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. So you have three chances to win a pack. The giveaway ends Saturday May 10th, 2014, 12pm CET.
More information: ModeAudio