The guys over at Cinematique Instruments have announced their top 3 favorite entries of the Contest Cinematique, the music production competition in which the goal was to make a track that sounds like Cinematique Instruments.
This was the first time I used this type of (perhaps slightly vague) theme and I am not sure everyone fully understood the idea, but I think there were lots of great entries nonetheless. I am pleased I did not have to do the hard work of picking the winners.
So here goes!
Third place is for Herfinnur Arnafjall’s “First Snow”.
Maurice Camplair comes in second with his tune “Tragical Charm”.
And finally, “This Godforsaken Place” by Alex Cuervo is good for first place, winning no less than 7 Cinematique Instruments libraries.
Many congratulations to the winners, and a big thanks to all contestants and Cinematique Instruments for sponsoring the contest and selecting the winners.
Make sure to visit them at Cinematique Instruments and check out their libraries.
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on Apr 26, 2012
Ever since recording some sounds a few years ago, I’ve been meaning to take the trusty Zoom H2 for another round. I finally took the time to capture another batch of ordinary, and perhaps some less ordinary sounds.
sound recordings vol 2 was recorded with the Zoom H2, a budget priced pocket recorder
For Rekkerd Sound Recordings Vol. 2 I found a number of interesting objects to hit, drop, slide, slam, press, etc. After a good amount of editing the pack ended up containing 90 samples. Various noises produced by light switches, fans, drawers, and lots more included.
The samples are in 24-bit/44kHz WAV format. Plenty of background noise is included, and those with a good ear might spot one of my kids in some of the recordings. 100% high quality lo-fi!
So why did I record these sounds? Well, I personally love create rhythms/percussions with unusual sounds so I figure I’m not the only one. Also included in the pack is a number of such loops that I did exclusively using the recorded sound and and a bunch of processing. You can listen to those loops below.
Download this free Creative Commons BY sample pack below (27.4 MB).
rekkerd sound recordings vol 2 Downloads: 7058 times
Comprising over 40 titles, the Cinematique Instruments sound library of rare and unique sampled instruments includes strings, keys, percussion, mallets & tuned percussion, drumboxes, the Gecko series of musical tools, and some more experimental things.
The library is perfectly suitable for all kinds of music productions giving your music a special character. Even though there is a slight focus on film music, you can benefit from these unique sounds in various fields of music productions, too.
When listening to the product demo tracks and music pieces composed with Cinematique Instruments – most of which are by Cinematique’s very own Eric van Gent – you will find a consistent quality and vibe to what you hear. This is where the contest comes in.
The idea of “Contest Cinematique” is to compose a track in the vein of Cinematique Instruments. In other words, to create something with that signature sound/feel that Cinematique describes as doing things “the other way”.
For those up to the challenge, there is a chance to win some prizes. The top 3 winners – chosen by Cinematique Instruments, will receive a number of Cinematique Instruments products:
- 1st prize: 7 instrument libraries of your choice (~ 210 EUR value)
- 2nd prize: 3 instrument libraries of your choice (~ 90 EUR value)
- 3rd prize: 1 instrument library of your choice (~ 30 EUR value)
- The theme is to create a track in the “style” of Cinematique Instruments.
- Your entry should be composed specifically for this contest. There are no other limitations (song length, instruments/sounds used, etc.)
- Submit your entry in mp3 format (minimum 192kbit) per email to firstname.lastname@example.org before May 26th, 2012, 11:59pm CET.
- One entry per person is allowed, you will receive confirmation of your submission per email.
- The winners will be chosen by Cinematique Instruments.
Contest rules subject to change. If you have any questions feel free to contact me or comment on this post.
Perimeter Sound is offering a special collection of patches of its Zebrasonix soundset for the Zebra software synthesizer by u-he.
‘Zebrasonix’ is a preset collection for U-He Zebra 2.5 soft synthesizer created by Jeff Rhodes of Perimeter Sound. From Industrial to Trance to Trip Hop… these are proudly ‘digital’ sounds for electronic music producers of all kinds.
This special Zebrasonix double promo pack (104 patches) is available exclusively from Rekkerd.org through April 2012.
Update May 1st, 2012: Jeff has decided to extend the offer, the soundset will remain available until further notice.
Zebrasonix Freebie Patches Download size: 1.16 MB
For some audio and video demos check the Zebrasonix review.
Until April 30th, the full Zebrasonix patch collection is free with a purchase of the Dance Glitch Bundle at Producer Loops. This bundle is also discounted through April, 2012.
More information: Perimeter Sound Arts / Zebrasonix
Noizefield has released a collection of Kontakt Instruments based on the sample pack provided for the recent Expectations sample remix contest.
The Expectations Kontakt pack is a free download.
Expectations NI Kontakt Instruments Downloads size: 11.9 MB
More information: Noizefield
Following the release of his single Love Me on iTunes, Kristofer Dahl of GuitarMasterClass has announced the Love Me competition, a chance to collaborate and win prizes.
GuitarMasterClass now features an exclusively follow up guitar lesson that teaches all the parts of the song at http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/love-me-lesson/
Kris has launched an open contest at YouTube, inviting you to be part of the upcoming “Love Me collab video” by playing a solo to the backing track of the Love Me song.
Love Me Competition
- Competition backing track download link
- Deadline: September 15
- Rules: Send audio & video (or still image of you playing) to email address: email@example.com (preferably using rapidshare.com or other file sharing service in case of larger files)
- Include a solo track of your playing & and be a part of the upcoming Love Me collab video.
- Competition Prizes: 3 winners get to choose between skype session with Kris or 6 month GMC membership. Winners will be announced on Kris’ Youtube channel.
GuitarMasterClass is kindly offering rekkerd.org readers a chance to win 3 month GMC membership. Winners will be picked at random for those who comment on this post before Friday 19 August, 11.59pm CET.
More information: GuitarMasterClass / Love Me (YouTube)