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Electronisounds 50% off sale exclusively for rekkerd.org readers

Electronisounds has launched a 50% off sale, exclusively for all rekkerd.org readers.

Electronisounds

Looking for some fresh sounds, loops and samples to kick start your musical creativity for spring? Look no further, mates!

Electronisounds is offering a 50% off discount on their entire inventory exclusively for Rekkerd.org readers!

This limited time discount offer applies to any size orders, small or large. Every order placed also receives a free pack of 11 downtempo construction kits!

Give your creativity a boost and save some dough!

To take advantage of this offer, enter coupon core rekkerd at checkout.
The sale is from Thursday March 6th, through Monday March 10th, 2014.

More information: Electronisounds

rekkerd.org exclusive: Free Tech-House Rhythms sample pack from Loopbased

Loopbased Tech-House Rhythms

Loopbased is offering rekkerd.org readers a free copy of its Tech-House Rhythms sample pack, an essential collection of detailed tech-house drum loops which are split into full, kick only and hi hat loops.

Every beat is available as full drum loop and as kick-free top rhythm for you to add your own drums. The pack comes complete with select kick drum and hihat loops.

These loops amazingly cross the genre barriers between Tech, Minimal and Electro House.

The sample pack includes 150 loops in 24-bit WAV and REX2 formats.

Download your free copy of Tech-House Rhythms today by using coupon code rekkerd2014 at checkout. This special offer expires February 28th, 2014.

More information: Loopbased / Tech-House Rhythms

A picture is worth a thousand words – Contest winners

Related: , , Posted in news on Jan 06, 2014 - comment 25 comments
a picture is worth a thousand words

The theme of the most recent music production contest at rekkerd was to create a piece of music inspired by an image.

For this contest, the idea is to take a photograph as your “muse” for a piece of music. Kind of similar to how you would write a soundtrack for a film. Use an image of a person, object, environment, or whatever might inspire you.

A total of 36 tracks were submitted. With a great variety in style and approach, I can imagine the contestants had a hard time picking their top 6 favorites!

It was a very close finish between the top 3, each just trailing 1 point behind the other. The same for spot 4 to 6, with just a few points difference.

So, without keeping you waiting any longer, here are the winners.

  1. Russian Corvette with sundayafternoonweightlessness (61 points)

  1. 3ee with Winter Breeze (60 points)

  1. Koen Veldeman with Nightfall (59 points)

The top 3 winners will receive a prize from D16 Group, as well as a pick of the prize pool in order of placement. The remaining prizes from the pool will go to the following entries.

  1. König with Mecha Funk (39 points)
  2. Stan Dart with Underworld, Part 2 (The Lost Island) (38 points)
  3. Jon Solo with The 11th Plague, and Alex Sorenti with 1570 Miles (36 points)

Congratulations to the winners, and many thanks to all who participated!
Hope to see you again next time.

Cheers,
Ronnie

Dear rekkerd.org readers: Thanks for 2013 & Happy New Year!

Related: , Posted in news on Dec 31, 2013 - comment 16 comments

To all readers of rekkerd.org, I want to wish you all a blessed and music-filled 2014!

Best wishes for 2014!

The 8th year of rekkerd.org has been another busy one. No less than 4,323 blog posts were published in 2013. Since I don’t usually work weekends, that’s an average of about 16 posts a day!

I want to thank you for your encouragement, feedback, heads up on news and deals, financial support and other contributions, participation in contests and giveaways, and just checking out at this place.

Also, many thanks to the developers who send in their press releases, and for providing me with products for testing or reviews. The same goes for all advertisers and affiliates who help me cover all the costs of running the blog.

Hope to see you all again in the New Year!

Cheers,
Ronnie

Rekkerd.org music production contest – A picture is worth a thousand words

Note: the deadline for this contest is extended to December 20th!

In the process of making music I take inspiration from many things. One thing I tend to do a lot is to take a sound or idea and let everything flow from there. Using pictures is a great stimulus to get my creative juices going.

a picture is worth a thousand words

For this contest, the idea is to take a photograph as your “muse” for a piece of music. Kind of similar to how you would write a soundtrack for a film. Use an image of a person, object, environment, or whatever might inspire you. Just make sure to keep it “G-rated” and free of copyright, your image will be part of your contest submission, posted on SoundCloud.

This time around you are free to use any kind of sound source or processing, so aside from the theme there are no limitations. For those who like to use samples, I made a small sample pack (16 loops, 24bit wav) that may serve as an inspiration. You can check the sounds at SoundCloud.

Contest sample pack Download size: 34.8 MB

I’m happy to say we have some great prizes donated by a bunch of generous developers.

contest sponsors

Contest prizes

  • D16 Group offers:
    • 1st place: 3 plugins of choice.
    • 2nd place: 1 instrument plugin + 1 effect plugin of choice.
    • 3rd place: 1 effect plugin of choice from the SilverLine collection.
  • Additionally, the top 6 winners get to choose (in order of ranking) an item from the prize pool below:
    • Soniccouture: Geosonics ft. Chris Watson and the Konkrete 3 sample-based drum synth for Kontakt.
    • Reveal Sound: Spire synthesizer plugin for Windows & Mac.
    • The Loop Loft: The Platinum Pack bundle in all formats (4.6 GB of drum loops).
    • ADSR Sounds: $250 USD store voucher (soundsets & video courses).
    • SKIN: The protective cover for NI Maschine that keeps your controller safe from liquids, dirt and debris.
    • Cableguys: Cableguys Bundle, including the Curve synthesizer, and flexible FilterShaper, VolumeShaper & MidiShaper effect plugins.

So to be clear we’ll have 6 winners, with the top 3 ranking entries getting both a prize from D16 Group as well as a pick of their choice from the 6 additional prizes.

The contest deadline for submitting your entry is Friday, December 20th, 2013, 11.59pm CET. The winners will be decided by popular vote amongst entrants.

Check the details below on how to join the contest.

Good luck and enjoy!
Ronnie

Contest rules

  • Create a musical piece inspired by a photograph. Use of the samples provided in the contest sample pack is optional. Use any sound source or processing you like, be creative!
  • Submit your entry in mp3 format (minimum of 192kbit) along with the image that inspired it per email to contest@rekkerd.org before December 20th, 2013, 11:59pm CET. One entry per person is allowed, you will receive a confirmation of your submission.
  • Your entry should be composed specifically for this contest. By entering, you grant permission for your track and image to be published at the rekkerd.org website, through SoundCloud.
  • In order to be eligible to win, contestants are required to vote for their top 6 within a week after the contest deadline. Contestants will be contacted to submit their votes. Note: you cannot vote for your own entry.
  • Winners choose a prize from the prize pool in order of placement (1st place winner picks first, then 2nd, etc.). All prizes are granted at the discretion of rekkerd.org. Some prizes may be subject to specific conditions imposed by the sponsor (e.g. NFR licenses).

Contest rules subject to change. If you have any questions feel free to ask or comment on this post.

Contest entries

The submitted tracks are listed here, ordered by date of entry.

rekkerd.org — 20,000 posts in (almost) 8 years

Related: , , Posted in news on Jun 18, 2013 - comment 12 comments
20,000 posts!

Last week, I noticed the number of published posts in my dashboard was getting close to the 20,000 mark.

This blog officially launched June 28th, 2005, so in 10 days it will be 8 years old. It started with a single post in June, 2005, followed by 6 more in August of that year, and 19 the next month, all the way up to no less than 365 posts in May 2013!

And there you have it, you’re looking at post #20,000 right now. I know it doesn’t look very special, but to me it is!

I’d like to thank all readers, contributors, and sponsors, for making this blog a wonderful thing to do.

Cheers!
Ronnie

Fiea Rec releases Samplebank 001 free sample pack

FIEA Rec Samplebank 001

DJ, producer and sound designer Olivier Sonnenberg aka Fiea Rec has released Samplebank 001, a collection of free loops.

8 Folders – 389 DrumLines and Arrangments – Free Download

Like the Soul of Fiea Rec, crazy, dreamy, lovely and LOUD and made for Dancefloor Compatibility

The download (RAR archive) includes 389 wav files (24-bit), a total of 572 MB royalty free content.

Fiea Rec Samplebank 001 Download size: 295 MB

More free samples and loops are available here.

Trance Techno Soundbanks releases Zebralette Freepack for rekkerd.org + Promotion

Trance Techno Soundbanks

Trance Techno Soundbanks has announced the release of the Zebralette Freepack, a collection of free sounds for the Zebralette synthesizer instrument by u-he.

54 hi-quality presets + demos kits including flp files for fl studio and construction kits for other daws

Pack is fantastic for any kind of trance and hard trance music, a bit for techno and chillout/ambient. Good for other electronic music too.

The soundset is a free download.

Trance Techno Soundbanks has also announced a promotion in which a purchase of 1 soundset will include 3 additional soundsets of your choice, free of charge. The first 20 people who purchase a minimum of 1 soundset will get lifetime free (upcoming) soundsets.

The promotion ends April 21st, 2013, after which 10 customers who bought a minimum of 1 soundset are randomly picked to get all current soundsets free of charge.

More information: Trance Techno Soundbanks / Zebralette Freepack