Music Maker Jam announced a contest where the idea is to take inspiration from a film and create piece of music.
To read more about it go here:
So this is the second contest that Stagelight is doing together with Smule's AutoRap application.
I did not understand when mentioning the first contest that it was to make a Rap/Hip Hop song instrumental for the AutoRap app. I thought it was meant that a person was supposed to use the AutoRap app for rapping which is less interesting in my book.
In either case as an instrumental it makes sense for a Rap producer to participate as it will give a decent amount of exposure.
To read more:
The Stagelight contests continues and there is worthwhile prices to be had.
This one finishes in a little bit less than one month.
To read all about it go here:
Music Maker Jam the remix application have gone together with a mobile phone company to create a contest with three different ways to win.
To read more about this go here:
Link for more more knowledge of the procedure and what can be gained from Stagelights monthly contests:
It ends the 15th of December.
To read more about it:
A contest with prices provided by IK Multimedia.
Finishes the fifth of December.
To read more go here:
This is an ongoing contest with separate and one bigger prize after everything is over is now in its eight month and the music style is open this time.
To read more go here:
Stagelight is doing this together with Smule and their app Autorap. Basically upload a Beat for people rapping on top using Autorap.
To read more go here:
So missed some of this but there is still six more contests to go... and the prices are very good.
Here is what is said:
THE OPEN LABS “STAGELIGHT MONTHLY MUSIC CONTEST II” IS A NO PURCHASE NECESSARY CONTEST.
The contest is open to individual, aspiring music artists who are 13 years and older. Your submission must be of an ORIGINAL SONG and you can submit more than one song per month. To submit, simply follow the upload instructions on the contest page and upload either an mp3 or .wav file of your song. Your original song can be with or without lyrics, but must be specific to the month’s genre (i.e. Rock, EDM, Hip Hop or Wild Card). If you haven’t already recorded your song, we recommend you use Stagelight – The Easy Way to Create Music. You can download the app for FREE here ($9.99/USD value).
I would recommend to go the homepage and peep the prices and listen to what people are submitting etc...
So it is not necessary to use Stagelight but can get a paid version for free if signing up for submitting content.
Homepage with rules and prices etc:
Would be cool if there was some Android entries this year.
It is a nice contest for the public as afterwards there is always some gems of free music software being released! If you go the website and scroll down it is possible to see the earlier years contestants.
Here is what is said:
We are very excited to announce the launch of the the KVR Developer Challenge 2016, the sixth free-for-all audio plug-in / audio application / soundware design event.
The "KVR Developer Challenge" is for anyone who develops Audio Plug-ins or Applications and Soundware. The challenge is to create and release a brand new free audio plug-in, application or sound library / pack / set that will benefit the community at large. Creativity is key, it can be as simple or as complex as you want - KVR members will vote on the entries and pick the eventual winner using whatever criteria they choose to.
As usual, KVR Members can make donations to the prize fund via PayPal but as an extra incentive this year there's a special Grand Prize:
Win a free trip to the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, USA
This year's grand prize is from KVR Audio andNAMM (National Association of Music Merchants). The winning developer will have the opportunity to present their entry at the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, January 19-22, 2017.
The winning developer will be provided with airfare to/from and hotel accommodation in Anaheim plus promotion and a presentation area at the NAMM Show to share the winning entry. See the rules for more info.
Plus, as always, the winner receives a portion of the donations made by KVR Members.
Due to the timing of this prize the development time is fairly short - you have until the end of November to get your entries in! Voting will then take place in the first couple of weeks in December. Good luck.
For more information on how to enter and/or donate to the prize fund please go to www.kvraudio.com/kvr-developer-challenge/2016
Bandlab the application where you can upload tracks for people to collaborate on and vice versa are doing this contest together with a online music store. There is five tracks to choose from to add to and remix. The prices are decent- 1000$ 1st price 450$ 2nd price five 100$ prices to spend on instruments etc.
The contest ends the tenth of September.
To read more go to:
Was a little bit hesitant to post this as it does not include a sound category as the last years...
But in either case it is a big prize and some of the categories does not exclude music making and the first prize in each category is 10.000 euros!
So developers reading this and doing something different and artsy fartsy go and read all about it here:
I do hope they do more of these contests. Not only is there real prices to win but it is also a way to get the attention of a already established artist.
To read what the SongTree team has to say about the result go here:
The contest is to overdub one track by T.O.N.E-z. called Let Go. And this could be to overdub what is already overdubbed.
Some nice Audio interfaces and licenses for the n-Track Studio DAW as prices.
If this sounds interesting go here to read more about it-
(To listen to the music download the special SunVox player at the end of the post, plus that in the pack you have access to the SunVox files as well!)
The final rating:
1. KnyazIvan - fatal precession : 137
2. OceanicDegree - Dreaming : 133
3. echo2 - unreal love 3 : 133
4. geckojsc - Breathless : 132
5. OceanicDegree - Psybience : 131
6. Manganoid - Modulus Mediana : 126
7. Kiberaver - Energy : 125
8. Kiberaver - SunVox Digital : 122
9. Ricky Dalb - Avante : 122
10. SawZer - Sandwalker : 122
11. Nayzer - Technical Times (feat. Clear Immobility) : 119
12. Zhuinden - Re-Connect : 116
13. Koekepan - Farewell Waltz : 110
14. LeetPeople - 23 31 : 110
15. CarlosGecko - windy : 108
16. LeetPeople - Reminiscence (master) : 107
17. squidmissile - Makes Me Melt : 106
18. Circular Bounce - Warp Hole : 105
19. Dallas McNeil - Reboot : 103
20. SlayerDUDE - I am Bass Man : 103
21. Pavel Ti - Tranquil Rigpa : 102
22. Vladeno - Planets : 101
23. Koekepan - Dude, have you seen my flying car : 99
24. LeetPeople - Competitions : 99
25. FSFB - Tar : 98
26. LeetPeople - Detuned : 98
27. moonoom - Amdusias dreaming : 96
28. Nayzer - Chiptune : 93
29. Pavel Ti - Last Blow : 92
30. jef wacheski - unkF : 88
31. Celestine Audio - The One : 87
32. Nayzer - Good day : 87
33. AzzzX - Pixel Commodore : 86
34. Clear Immobility - Full Reset : 86
35. romax9lahin - Loop and Drama : 86
36. squidmissile - RealEYES Forms 1 - 3 : 84
37. romax9lahin - Windy Pyramid : 81
38. Puwystaya L'dinka - Autumn Weather : 74
39. jef wacheski - crufty : 73
40. Boba77 - A nos Amachi : 72
41. Screamwod - Space Adventure : 68
42. romax9lahin - Be Careful Next Time : 66
43. Unknown Artist - THE WORST SONG EVER! : 58
And the winners are:
1. KnyazIvan - fatal precession
2. OceanicDegree - Dreaming
3. echo2 - unreal love 3
These works will be included to the SunVox distribution!
Votepack (compo entries + beautiful player + sources): http://warmplace.ru/compo/sunvox/2015.1 ... tepack.zip
So like the last SunVox contest Mr Nightradio have compiled all the tracks into a special music player with visualizations. One cool thing more is that in the downloaded package there is all the SunVox files to. So there is a lot to study to see how people did what they did and get some new instruments etc.
Some of these tracks are really good and when listening to this is to remember that all is made in SunVox and no more than 65KB as a zipped file. Which means that there is not room for any sample instruments with the exception of maybe a small sample or instrument made of single cycle wav. So all the tracks are made using almost or totally, exclusively synthesis and some of the productions are excellent.
My own submission was rushed in the end and hearing some of the tracks I feel that it did not come out too good and am already working on a remake that I will share with the original when it is ready. Have some pitfalls when working with SunVox and one of them is that I over use the reverb... plus just because it is possible to use so many modules in crazy combinations it is not always beneficial... but always learning and having heard some of the other contributions am inspired to try harder!
One thing that I noticed though having not really composed in the latest SunVox was that the greatest addition (in my opinion) of the latest release is the new Filter Pro module.
It is hard not want to put one or two of them on every instrument. It sounds great and with some modulation any sound will benefit, becoming more organic.
Seeing the other contributions it is easy to see that a lot of other people think the same!
So go and download the song package listen and then go back and vote before the twelfth-
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