Sample Magic has announced a Sample Search competition, a chance for sound designers to get their sounds in the spotlight and win £500 in prizes.
Submit your sounds for a chance to win £500 of prizes
At Sample Magic we spend our days making the world’s best samples so that producers can make chart-hitting tracks, whether it be house, techno, dubstep, chillout, minimal, progressive or any other electronic genre.
This never-ending quest to find the world’s best sounds has led us to create the Sample Magic Sample Search.
We aim to seek out – and reward – the best up-and-coming sound designers across all genres with a bumper selection of prizes worth £500.
Prizes include a Korg Monotron hardware synth, £250 of Sample Magic products (including sample CDs, books and apps), plus clothing and compilation CDs from Defected and Hed Kandi Records.
Closing date for entering the competition is 31st July, 2012.
More information: Sample Magic / Sample Search
Sample Magic has released Defected House Samples, the definitive sound of Defected Records from ATFC.
The world’s biggest house brand joins forces with Sample Magic to deliver the definitive sound of Defected with 350MB of loops and hits from Defected uber-producer ATFC.
Stacked with chunky mainroom beats, tribal-infused rhythms, bumpin’ basslines, peaktime melodics, jackin’ kick-free tops, XXL one-shots and FX, ATFC mines his personal sample vault to create the essential sample collection for Defected disciples.
Defected House Samples features
- 350 x 24-bit Wavs loops and one-shots.
- 302 x Apple Loops.
- 302 x Rex Loops.
- 302 x Stylus-RMX ready Rex Loops.
- EXS24, HALion, Kontakt and NN-XT sampler patches.
- 11 page digital booklet (including ATFC intro, folder guide and more).
Defected House Samples is available to purchase for £29.90 GBP.
More information: Sample Magic / Defected House Samples
Sounds To Sample has released Dirty Electro and Bass, a sample library by Hy2rogen.
Globetrotting electro/tech-house producer Hy2rogen needs little introduction. Handpicked by Steve Angello to remix ‘Tivoli’ on Size Records, Hy2rgen’s meteoric rise has been catalogued by releases on Defected and Ministry of Sound. S2S is proud to bring you his first exclusive sample library.
Jammed full of the essential ingredients to create an electro smash, the collection is dominated by the heavy, wobbly bass that has come to characterise Electro-House and Nu Disco. The pack also features an XXL arsenal of transient-crunching drum hits, tops, fx, synths and vocals.
Dirty Electro and Bass features
- 259MB (unzipped) content, 24-bit Wavs.
- 260+ loops and one shots: 37 Bass loops, 175 Drum and Bass hits (kicks, hats, bass shots, nu perc, snare), 37 Perc and Kick-Free Tops, 9 Synths, 8 FX and 14 Vocal loops.
- Key and tempo information in the filename.
Dirty Electro and Bass is available to purchase for $26.95 USD.
More information: Sounds To Sample / Dirty Electro and Bass
Defected has launched the Producer Competition 2010, a competition in partnership with Traxsource , Ableton and Loopmasters.
Last year’s competition generated a huge amount of interest from the dance community, clocking up 1,500 entries with close to 20,000 people registering on the site to rate and comment on the tracks. The standard of tracks was of the highest order, but eventually 19 year old Dutch producer Robacco Bossa’s track ‘Black Bird’ was selected as the winner and released on Defected Records. This time around Defected have teamed up with download hub Traxsource, top sample resource Loopmasters and leading production software company Ableton to bring you another chance to hit the big time.
The rules of the competition remain the same; upload your tracks to the site where they’ll be rated and commented on. Phase II of the competition sees the Defected A&R team pick their favourite 10 tracks, which are then voted on by the public.
- 1ST PRIZE: Track released on Defected or partner label, Copy of Ableton Suite 8, Loopmasters sample packs worth over £1k, $200 of credit on Traxsource.
- 2ND PRIZE: Copy of Ableton Live 8, 5 Loopmasters sample packs of your choice, $100 of credit on Traxsource.
- 3RD PRIZE: Copy of Ableton Intro, 5 Loopmasters sample packs of your choice, $50 of credit on Traxsource.
Everyone who registers on the site to rate, vote for and comment on the tracks is entered into a competition to win a 160G ipod. Plus all those who register will automatically receive a 30% off voucher to spend on anything they like in Defected’s D-Store.
More information: Defected