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Contest Cinematique – music production competition

Contest Cinematique

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)

Contest rules

  • 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 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.

Contest entries


Zebrasonix Freebie Patches Pack limited edition promo pack available at

Perimeter Sound Arts Zebrasonix

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 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 Expectations NI Kontakt Instruments (free)

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


GuitarMasterClass’ Kristofer Dahl launches “Love Me” Competition

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Kristofer Dahl Love Me

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

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: (preferably using 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 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)


Spotify Free Download Invite Giveaways from Point Blank

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Point Blank is offering readers the chance to get a Spotify Free download invite.

Spotify, last week, finally got round to opening their services up to our cousins across the pond. Now music lovers across America have the chance to stream full albums for free, download the songs they like and sync their spotify accounts with facebook, twitter and their iPods.

This recent release comes as Spotify passed the 1 million subscriber milestone across Europe and continues to grow both structurally, as well as in its relentless pursuit of pushing legal digital music consumption and accessability forward.

To celebrate Spotify’s landmark adventure in to the great American unknown; the guys over at Spotify HQ have offered Point Blank a limited number invitions for users to download the service for free.

Point Blank is offering a Spotify Free invite to the first 10 people who comment on this post.

Many thanks to Point Blank Online!

*Note: make sure to use a valid email address when submitting your comment or you will not be able to receive the invite (no need to actually write the address in the comment).


Rackflip launches site with Indie Reason ReFills, 10% off for rekkerd readers


Rackflip has anounced the launch of its website, which offers Reason ReFills from various indie developers.

It’s not easy finding high quality Reason ReFills that are cheese-free and aren’t based on passing genres or trends. Rackflip is here to change that by serving up only the finest, most unique ReFills from the best Reason sound designers on the scene.

Rackflip just launched with 12 awesome titles from the talents of New Atlantis Audio, Jiggery-Pokery, Reason101 and Point Zero Productions. You’ll find exotic percussions, vintage analog recreations, field recording adventures and a huge variety of creative sampling, synthesis and expert Reason sound craftsmanship.

There are plenty more on the way, and if you’re a Reason sound designer yourself you may be able to sell your own ReFills on Rackflip! Get in touch with them through their website to find out more.

All titles are available via instant download. You can buy, download and be playing in no time.

For a limited time, Rekkerd readers can save 10% off their orders by using the code REKKERD during checkout.

More information: Rackflip


Exclusive offer: 35% off discoDSP products

discoDSP is pleased to announce an exclusive, limited time promotion in collaboration with discoDSP, offering all readers a 35% discount on discoDSP products.

discoDSP products

  • Discovery R3.3, virtual analog synthesizer.
  • Discovery Pro R5.5, higher quality and features than his small cousin Discovery, retaining all previous functionalities.
  • Phantom 1.2, PM/FM synthesizer featuring parameter morphing.
  • Vertigo 2, additive synthesizer.

The offer is valid until May 31, 2011.

Enter coupon code rekkerd31maypromo at checkout to receive 35% off your order.

More information: discoDSP