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Rekkerd.org music contest: “Moving”

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moving, image by yehwan @ Flickr

As I am preparing to relocate my family to a new house this March, the subject of “moving” has been on my mind a lot lately.

Moving is about putting things in motion. Besides the obvious physical aspect, there can be quite an emotional side to moving as well. Seemed like a suitable theme for a music production contest.

Most of you would probably join the contest for the fun of it, but it doesn’t hurt to have some nice prizes, right? I am pleased to say there are lots of goodies to be won this time around.

The following list is in no particular order (as winners each get to pick their choice from the prize pot, per the contest rules below).

Contest sponsors

Contest prizes

  • Three downloads of your choice from Wave Alchemy, the sound design outfit responsible for some of the best electronic drum sample libraries around.
  • DUNE, Synapse Audio‘s new flagship “differential unison engine” synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac. A copy of the slightly older yet still venerable and duly popular Hydra multi-model synth is also on offer.
  • $500 USD store credit at Soniccouture, the established company behind many unusual & unique sample libraries such as Glass Works, The Skiddaw Stones, Balinese Gamelan, (Xtended) Piano, and the upcoming Ondes Martenot.
  • Berlin-based Cableguys contributes a total of 4 prizes from its exciting line of audio plug-ins. Single licenses for Curve, FilterShaper 2 & VolumeShaper 2, plus the complete Cableguys Bundle.
  • A two year all-inclusive subscription account at DNR Collaborative, which gives access to the entire product catalog + 2 years worth of new products. On top of that three randomly picked contestants will receive a Transitions Bundle.

Yes, that’s no less than 12 prizes to be won!

Although this is not a sample remix contest I still made sample pack for those who enjoy working with loops. The download includes 24 .wav samples (24bit), both melodic and beats. You can preview & download individual files from the SoundCloud player below, or download the complete pack below.

Moving contest sample pack Download size: 47.92 MB

Please make sure to read the contest rules below carefully. Good luck, and have fun!

The contest deadline is set to April 3rd.

Contest rules

  • Compose a song with the following theme: “Moving”.
    There are no specific rules on how to incorporate the theme, be creative.
  • Your entry must be written specifically for this contest.
  • A free sample pack is available to download for those who enjoy working with samples. Use of these samples is not required. You may process/manipulate the sample(s) in any way you like.
  • Upload your entry to SoundCloud and share it to the contest group before April 3, 2011, 11.59pm CET. One entry per contestant allowed.
  • Confirm your entry by email (no longer accepting entries)
  • In order to be eligible to win, contestants are required to vote for their top 5 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).

The terms of this contest are subject to change and may be amended without prior notice.

The results

From a total of 55 submitted entries the top 10 voted tracks are:

  1. 3ee – Transit 1983 (score of 57 from 17 votes)
  2. Crystal Craft – Inner Me (score of 52 from 15 votes)
  3. Noizefield – go far away (score of 45 from 14 votes)
  4. _jackie – Magic Wheels (score of 33 from 9 votes)
  5. DuncanMackay – Disaster (score of 31 from 11 votes)
  6. Nkurence – nori hyvn (score of 27 from 10 votes)
  7. Elektronicguitars – relocator (score of 27 from 9 votes)
  8. Jonas the plugexpert – poekie (score of 23 from 8 votes)
  9. Sion – Analog movement (Original mix) (score of 23 from 7 votes)
  10. KlangKind – Moving (score of 22 from 7 votes)

Congratulations to 3ee for winning the contest! Winners will be contacted regarding their prize soon. The three randomly picked winners of the Transitions Bundles from DNR Collaborative are Max Lunau, Pumaman, and Diego G.

Well done everyone, thanks for taking part and hope to see again at the next contest!

Cheers,
Ronnie

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noizefield
noizefield
9 years ago

hey guys. i just wanted to say thank you to everyone, especially to those who voted for me ;)

i am very pleased to make it in the top 3.

there are a lot of really great tracks created within this contest.

looking forward the see you all in the next round :)

@ronnie: great job. thank you.
@Wave Alchemy, Synapse Audio, Soniccouture & Cableguys: thanks for these brilliant contest prizes!

jonas
jonas
9 years ago

Ey Ronnie something wrong with the links of the top 10, getting 404’s.

3ee
3ee
9 years ago

Yay! :D Thank You guys so much for supporting my track! This is my first time ranking as #1 in a Rekkerd music contest (one of my favorite contests), so I’m very happy with that! :) There are some great tracks in this edition. Hope to see a bunch of you, if not all, in the next Rekkerd music contest. Till then take care and thanks again everyone ……ofcourse we have to thank Ronnie for having this for us, and the sponsors for the (where applicable) extra motivation. :D P.S. A wave copy of my tune can be downloaded from… Read more »

Crystal Craft
Crystal Craft
9 years ago

Wow!

This competition was truly exiting and there were so many great entries! I want to thank all supporters, you guys are awesome!

Thank you Ronnie for giving us the opportunity!

Cheers,

Crystal Craft

Gunuph
Gunuph
9 years ago

Congrats to all the winners. Some great tunes in there.

jonas
jonas
9 years ago

Cool, I made the list :)

My top 5:

1) Magic Wheels
2) 3ee – Transit 1983
3) Unravel (Preunion)
4) Aimless Movement
5) nori hvvn

Cheers for organizing these compo’s Ronnie!

PreUnion
PreUnion
9 years ago

Indeed a nice experience, even if i didnt make it to the top 10 :) will definitly take part in the next race :D

love to you all !

A.n3gro
A.n3gro
9 years ago

It was a pleasure to take part in this contest!
Thank You Ronnie for organizing!

AND OF COURSE THE CONTESTANT MATES!!!! I learned a lot with listenning the productions!

(I haven’t received the voting instructions, I answered the email, with my votes… hope that’s enough.;)

Regards:
A.n3gro

PS. Ronnie! Not forget to email all of us when you have the next contest details :P !

mellotronaut
mellotronaut
9 years ago

thank you very much for the encouraging comments to my song!
there’s a different version in the making together with my friend Zeoy.
this contest is the wrong place for songs with lyrics: how to compare apples and oranges?

cheers

mello

jonas
jonas
9 years ago

Damn, that is a lot of submissions to listen through, wasn’t maybe the smartest idea to submit the first, being listed at the bottom :)

+ good tune 3EE, production is tight, enjoying the 80’s nostalgia.

3ee
3ee
9 years ago

Some days ago I thought that I won’t make it taking part in this contest (got stuck @ 1/2 far from a finished track), but made sort of “movement” back towards the 80’s and I think it turned out pretty good.

Yeah, some cool stuff as I checked out so far.
Still need to listen and comment on every track though! :)
Good luck to everyone!

DH
DH
9 years ago

Some amazing entries in there. Good luck to all! :)

KlangKind
KlangKind
9 years ago

Well, where and how can I vote ?

A.n3gro
A.n3gro
9 years ago

Hi, everyone!

That is a great experience to produce music telling what moving means to you. My track tries to explain how it’s possible to move to an another corner of my own head, because of a girl who were mine for a long time. But she left me leaving memories, crawling. So I move within my head. I think this too sick to be explained better. Listen, and I hope You’ll understand…;)

DH
DH
9 years ago

”The contest deadline is set to April 3rd.” Eh … might be a good time to make a start so. I’ll see what I can do.

Gunuph
Gunuph
9 years ago

Awesome competition – tune nearly finished and looking forward to taking part shortly!

Stephen Keller
Stephen Keller
9 years ago

This sounds like a cool contest. I’m in!

Could someone help me with a question that just stroke me?
I was thinking about using a piano line I heard in a movie. I want to sample that small 5second part of movie and use the audio. Is that a legal thing?
I’ve heard samples from various places (other songs, movies, tv shows…) in a lot of songs, but never thought how they managed it from a legal point of view..
Thanks!

Suecae
Suecae
9 years ago

I’m definitely contributing to this contest. Very nice indeed!

MrHazelBlu
MrHazelBlu
9 years ago

Word… I am down and ready to have fun… It’s been awhile for me, but I am ready… April 3rd…?!?!

Noah Smith (NonFiltered)
Noah Smith (NonFiltered)
9 years ago

Thank you so much. In a world dominated by “remix” contests it’s refreshing to just create an original tune organically. I appreciate what you’re doing here. Cheers, and good luck with your move.

Narfy
Narfy
9 years ago

Great samples, but any chance at 1-shots of some of those? I usually just try to rip 1-shots out of the melodies but can be pretty tricky.

Just a suggestion!

highkoo
highkoo
9 years ago

I am inspired!
Coincidentally, I am also moving soon because one of the roomies has turned crackhead.
Not warez crack, but like, crack crack…

Savaran
Savaran
9 years ago

Really nice samples you provided. Will see what I can come up with :)

jonas
jonas
9 years ago

track almost finished :)

Paul Compton
Paul Compton
9 years ago

Cool, Ronnie, I’ll work on a track when I get a new computer in a few weeks here. I’ll be using BooTweak, of course, perfect for giving movements to sounds! :)

NO ID
NO ID
9 years ago

Nuff said…I’m moving to another country next year,so I’m in and as always good to hear from you Ron.

3ee
3ee
9 years ago

Most anticipated music production contest this month! :hihi:
Finishing some stuff and can’t wait to get started with this one!
Greatings to everyone! :)

Thomas
Thomas
9 years ago

I am in! I’ve had the wonderful experience of riding a husky sledge in Lappia, so enough inspiration on this theme :)

phdgs vn chfhn
phdgs vn chfhn
9 years ago

awesome!
most lovely.

count me in as i just moved to a new flat :)

contestpage seems screwed!
http://soundcloud.com/groups/rekkerd-org-music-contest-moving/
“Oops, looks like we can’t find that page!”

DH
DH
9 years ago

OMG!!! Awesome Prizes. Good luck with your move.