Soundation Studio has announced its first remix contest with stems from the recently released song “Moon of Dreams” by new artist Egine featuring T-Pain.
Go to www.soundation.com and hit “Remix Now” which opens up the “Moon of Dreams” song stems for the first 1:30 of the song directly in Soundation Studio.
Soundation is the free music making app that works right from your web browser with 8 virtual instruments, 11 real-time effects, imports wav and midi files and records audio.
Post your remix into the Egine Remix Group directly from Soundation Studio and the top 20 vote getters will be presented to “Growing Soul Records” and they will select a winner.
The winner will get the full stems and a contract from “Growing Soul Records” to release the official Club Remix of “Moon of Dreams” plus $500. If you have ever wanted to try remixing this is the perfect opportunity with the software and song stems all in one place for free!
The deadline for contest submissions is May 10th, 6:00 pm EST, 24:00 CET.
Roland has announced that the international finals for the Roland V-Drums® World Championship 2, Roland’s annual competition that showcases the talents of electronic percussionists from around the globe, is taking place Thursday, April 11, 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Hosted by the prestigious Südbahnhof music club and broadcast live on the V-Drums contest website, this year’s championship event features 16 international V-Drums finalists, behind the scenes interviews, expert judges and a performance by the German rock band The Intersphere.
Roland’s yearly V-Drums contest gives drummers a premier opportunity to explore their musical passion, flexibility and the creative options of electronic percussion instruments like the Roland TD-30KV, TD-15KV and TD-11KV drum kits and the OCTAPAD® SPD-30. Nearly 5,000 participants competed worldwide during the preliminaries last year — all tasked with showcasing their own playing skills while also exploring the technical capabilities of Roland V-Drums.
Previously a semi-finalist in the 2011 U.S. nationals, Patrick Kennedy has been training extensively and will be representing the United States in the world finals this year. “It was an honor to participate in the V-Drums national competition,” Patrick said. “I had an amazing time getting to hang out and talk with Thomas Lang and Johnny Rabb, as well as all of the other contestants.” Kennedy won a TD-30KV V-Drums set with a set of REMO custom shell wraps, a complete set of DW hardware, dozens of Pat Kennedy signature sticks from Vic Firth, and a year’s subscription to DRUM! magazine.
An elite roster of musician and music journalist judges will determine this year’s Roland V-Drums world champion. Dirk Brand, Craig Blundell, Tommy Snyder, and Florian Alexandru-Zorn, Mark Van Schaik, Rich Chamberlain, Axel Mikolajczak are all experts in the field of electronic drums and will crown the V-Drums king based on playing technique, musicality, groove, creativity, entertainment value, playing tricks and precision.
Roland’s Percussion Group Strategy Manager Drew Armentrout said, “It has been amazing seeing so many talented drummers taking their talent to the next level with electronic percussion. The way these drummers perform is truly inspiring, and I can’t wait to watch the finals.”
Laptoprockers has announced the Spacehog Remix Contest, a contest in collaboration with Sonos and Blue Microphones.
On October 24, 1995, Spacehog released their debut album Resident Alien, which sold a million copies and spawned the hit single and video In the Meantime. By colliding glam-rock influences with a wall of distorted guitars and the stupendous daring of their lead vocals, Spacehog created their own genre of sound. The band’s second LP The Chinese Album (1998) featured a more ambitious symphonic sound in the spirit of British psychedelic rock, garnering critical acclaim. Moving away further from commercial viability with their 3rd album The Hogyssey, Spacehog disbanded in 2001. But they’re back!
With a new album on the way, Spacehog invite you to remix their 1996 hit: In The Meantime.
The band have teamed up with Sonos and Blue Microphones to fill the prize pool for this remix contest with some very nice gear worth over $1000.
We’ve posted the instrumental and vocal stems to In The Meantime on Soundcloud for you to download. The contest closes May 16th, one month after the release date of their new album As It Is On Earth.
SoundToys has announced the release of Little MicroShift, a micro pitch-shifting effect plugin for Windows and Mac.
Little MicroShift adds massive width, enormous depth, and huge thickness to vocals, guitars, synths, etc.
Little MicroShift™ is three classic versions of the widening/spacial effect of micro pitch-shifting in one super easy to use plug-in, and it’s totally free (for a limited time).
Plus by sharing with your friends, you also get a chance to win a classic piece of gear that featured some of the early classic micro pitch-shifting sounds that inspired this plug-in: An original Eventide H3000 D/SE autographed by two of the original designers (that just so happen to work at SoundToys).
The top runners up will also get prizes like free SoundToys bundles, plug-ins, free upgrades to MicroShift™, and cool SoundToys swag.
The Little MicroShift is a free to download for those with a code until March 29th, 2013.