Winter 2011 Sample Remix Contest: Expectations

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I have been planning to do another music production contest for a while now, but moving house and having a new addition to the family meant I have had very little spare time. So I am pleased to still get things going before the turn of the year.

The theme for the contest is “Expectations“. With 2012 around the corner I think it should be a good inspiration.

The idea of this “sample remix” contest is to create a song using the sample pack created specifically for this contest. No other instruments (virtual or real) are allowed, no samples, recordings, or other sound sources. Just the samples in the contest pack.

I know this is quite a limitation, but hopefully one that will spark your creativity.

All the sounds in the contest sample pack were made exclusively with Rob Papen plugins. I tried to provide a good variety of loops and sounds so you have something to work with.

The download includes a total of 120 samples (24bit/44kHz): 33 melodic loops and 87 single shot sounds (36 melodic, 41 perc & 10 sfx). The archive is in RAR format. If you experience difficulties opening this file you can try the slightly larger zip version here.

Expectations contest sample pack Download size: 84.42 MB

Note that the sample pack is *not* some kind of connect the dots construction kit so you are allowed (and encouraged) to chop the samples up, process them to bits with effects and make them your own.

The deadline for submitting your entry is January 16th, 2012, 11:59pm CET. Winners will be picked based on quality and originality. A few days later the winners will be announced.

Rob Papen Punch, Predator & SubBoomBass

So what can you win?

Since all the sounds you are going to work with were done with Rob Papen plug-ins I thought it would be fitting to have them as contest prizes as well.

I am pleased to say that Rob has generously donated the following prizes:

  • 1st prize: Punch, SubBoomBass and Predator
  • 2nd prize: SubBoomBass and Predator
  • 3rd prize: SubBoomBass

Many thanks to Rob for offering these great plugins!

Contest rules

  • You may only use the samples provided in the contest sample pack. No other sound sources are allowed. However, you may process and manipulate sounds any way you want. Get creative!
  • Submit your entry in mp3 format (minimum of 192kbit) per email to contest@rekkerd.org before January 16th, 2012, 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 to be published at the rekkerd.org website, through SoundCloud.
  • Prizes will be granted at the discretion of the rekkerd.org voting committee. There may be additional prizes for the runners-up.

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

Contest entries

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

Part 2:

Part 1:

The winners

I now remember why I prefer to let you guys pick the winners… There were so many great quality & original entries, it was almost impossible to narrow the shortlist of favorites down to just three.

Alas, in the end only a few can take away the prizes:

  1. Noizefield – Expect the Unexpected
  2. Crystal Craft – Prince Of Egypt
  3. David F (AKA Totolitoto) – Arithmetic mean

Thanks to everyone who took part in the contest. I hope you had a good time making music, and perhaps you will join us again next time.

Cheers,
Ronnie

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3ee
3ee

Been waiting for this!
This contest will be a great chance for me to play with dsp (with the newly acquired RP-Distort as well) and practice mixing, can’t wait to get started! (probably after the holidays) ..speaking of which..
Happy Holidays! :)
Cheers,
3ee
PS RP Punch sure seems to pack quite allot of ..punch! :D

Ronnie
Ronnie

Sorry it took so long to get going! Happy holidays :-)

Narfy
Narfy

Awesome. Look forward to it and congratulations on the move and new family addition Ronnie.

Ronnie
Ronnie

Thanks! Good to have you on board again :-)

Richard Jonas
Richard Jonas

cool! On it :)

Z Cosa Arabe
Z Cosa Arabe

Sounds like fun ! Im in ! http://bellyhouse.net/

Ronnie
Ronnie

First entry is in, and it sounds lovely!
I will be posting the first entries to this page after the weekend.

Thomas Lapperre
Thomas Lapperre

Christmas brought a nice present: another Rekkerd contest! I will make sure to produce something suitable :) Thanks Ronnie!

dOKTORANDOm
dOKTORANDOm

Count me in!

Empiric
Empiric

Thanks! Question about contest: can i use sampler? Kontakt, for example?

Ronnie
Ronnie

Yes, you can use a sampler as long as the sound sources used in it are from the sample pack.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I’m in. This looks promising and creative.
Happy Holidays and have a good day :)

3ee
3ee

Cool, glad to see you around here.
Enjoy the process and good luck! :)

Just got something together, can’t wait to finish the arrangement and begin mixing. (I’m trying out a bit different workflow than I’m used to but it’s pretty exciting noticing things sticking together nicely for starters. )

Quick and simple tip: there are some claps within the pack that can substitute the usual splashy crash transition sample.. just add a good dose of fresh reverberation! :D
C ya around,
3ee

ilias kat
ilias kat

im in

Uberfirefist
Uberfirefist

I’ve been doing some altering of samples, but part of my lead is obviously one of the original loops. Will I be marked down for that?

Ronnie
Ronnie

Not at all, you are free to – and encouraged – to process the samples. It’s in the contest rules: “However, you may process and manipulate sounds any way you want. Get creative!”

Anonymous
Anonymous

Well, today i finished my first track Electronic Breakbeat, yes i work fast, but that was due the sounds were very inspiring. In any case, due i made all the sounds very unrecognizable i will send the project file if requested, no problem in that. I will do some other tracks until the deadline and then i will decide which one i will upload for the contest. Now time for something more Ambiental. (I will upload all of them into my Soundcloud in a couple of days anyway) By the way, very inspiring sounds and loops to be honest, i… Read more »

Ronnie
Ronnie

Glad to hear the samples were to your liking.
For most music production contests I’ve offered samples, you can check out the contests page for links to those.

Ronnie
Ronnie

Glad to hear the samples were to your liking.
For most music production contests I’ve offered samples, you can check out the contests page for links to those.

Sikosis
Sikosis

Hi I been working on a track this evening with the sample pack you have provided. Nice samples. I have enjoyed myself that’s for sure. When it’s all done I’ll be sending you the track. OneLove :-)

NO ID
NO ID

Happy Holidays,Happy New Year and … Congratulations. Man are you off to a great start. Well I’m in I’ve been waiting for a new contest.

Ronnie
Ronnie

Nice to have you back Dion, happy new year to you too!

3ee
3ee

Hey Dion, glad to see you back! :) Happy New Year!

NO ID
NO ID

Happy New Year man!:}

Ronnie
Ronnie

I will be uploading the first batch of tracks to SoundCloud and I’ll post them here when done. Nice tunes so far!

SQUA.LEE
SQUA.LEE

I’m in Ronnie this is just the best contest cause use a samples to do sound designing is just the first time for me and i can say thx to camel audio (alchemy) for me its just the best sampler ever , my be i send you my track tomorrow ronnie thx to you and good look for all !!

DavidF
DavidF

I’m in!

MaxFell
MaxFell

I’m in!
Very good samples!
Thanks for inspiration!

Ronnie
Ronnie

Last day to submit your entries! Some great tunes so far, I don’t know how we’re going to pick just 3 favorites…

DifferentEye
DifferentEye

Let`s Go;)

Crystal Craft
Crystal Craft

WOW! Expect the unexpected :)
Creating a track for this competition has been a lot of work, but it was joyful work! :)
Let the excitement begin!

LQdb
LQdb

Very creative entries, good luck every1 :-)

3ee
3ee

Won’t be able to make it … I’m sorry.
Well, some great entries so far that’s for sure, good luck! :)

337
337

Just managed to get mine in with about ten minutes to spare. Thanks for another awesome contest Ronnie! Good luck everybody

Ronnie
Ronnie

Thanks all for your time and effort! We will be making up our minds over the next few days and the winning entries will be posted on this page soon (all contestants will also receive an email with the results).

Great work everyone, it will not be easy picking our top 3!

Ronnie
Ronnie

Hi all. Sorry for the delay in announcing the winners. It’s been a busy week with the NAMM going on, and then my weekend filled up faster than expected. Will make an effort to post the results no later than Monday night!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Don’t worry for that mate. We know it’s lots of work for you. Take your time, we are patient. Have a good day and good luck everyone :)

Squa Lee
Squa Lee

thx for this contest and good look for the winner

IrionDaRonin
IrionDaRonin

Congrats to the winners!!
Great amount of quality tracks to be honest.
I will try once again next time then.

Anyway, if someone is interested on my track, you can download it for free in my SoundCloud website.
http://www.soundcloud.com/irion-da-ronin

Have a good day guys :)

Crystal Craft
Crystal Craft

WOW! :D :D :D
There were so many fantastic tracks! I guess I had an unintentional prediction in my previous comment, that I didn´t even notice until now :D Congrats to the winner!!! You deserve it!

I´m really happy!

MaxFell
MaxFell

Congratulations to the winners! And thanks for this contest!

MaxFell
MaxFell

Congratulations to the winners! And thanks for this contest!

Noizefield
Noizefield

hey guys,

i´m very happy and glad as well for winning this contest :)
congratulations to the other winners. there are many great tracks!
thanks ronnie for realising this contest. your constest are really great and allways a challenge. i look forward making music with this awesome rob papen plugins.

i will upload my track to my soundcloud page soon, then everyone who likes it can download my track.

http://soundcloud.com/noizefield

cheers,

DavidF
DavidF

Hi there,
Congratulations to the entrants
And thank you Ronnie and Co for picking me for the third place
I’m glad you liked the track

Cheers,
David

Thomas Lapperre
Thomas Lapperre

Congratulations to the winners! Well deserved :) And big thanks to Ronnie for setting up the contest and picking the winners, not an easy task.

Cheers, Thomas (Teister)