Moogfest has announced the Moogfest Audiotool competition, offering participants a chance to play at Moogfest and get released on a compilation.
Starting today, Moogfest is inviting anyone to produce a track – using the free cloud-based audio workstation Audiotool – and submit it to the Moogfest Competition. The winner gets to play a set at Moogfest in Asheville, North Carolina, taking place from the 23rd to the 27th of April 2014. The winner will also, along with 7 runners up, have their tracks included on a limited edition release which will go out to the artists, VIPs and press who will be attending Moogfest.
Participants will have until the 25th of March to submit a track to the competition. A select panel including some of the Moogfest artists will then judge the tracks, with the the winner being announced on 1 April 2014.
Moogfest is the annual festival that celebrates the innovative spirit of founder Dr. Robert Moog, an American pioneer of electronic music and inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Emmy Parker, Brand Director at Moog Music Inc commented: “Moogfest represents the synthesis of technology, music and art. Audiotool’s innovative platform empowers emerging artists to create on their own terms. We are excited to offer Audiotool’s rich community of musicmakers an opportunity to be a part of Moogfest 2014.”
Since the 50s Moog Music has pioneered and developed devices that offer artists endless possibilities when it comes to creating sound. Audiotool, which started in 2008, brings together a range of retro and new school synthesizer emulations running in the browser, allowing collaboration and free access for anyone. The browser-based audio workstation is all about democratising the process of music creation and collaboration in the cloud. This partnership offers a unique opportunity to combine forces and to capitalize on the natural strengths and alignment of the two brands.
Audiotool inventor André Michelle said: “this partnership is huge for us and our users will be super excited about the chance of winning a set at Moogfest, for one just because of the incredible line-up. It’s also a unique opportunity for Audiotool users to have their music critiqued by some of the Moogfest artists.”
The contest submission phase ends March 25th, 2014. The winners will be announced April 1st, 2014.
The grand prize is playing live set at Moogfest (flight, hotel and artist pass included), and 1st – 8th place winners will get their tracks on the Moogfest 2014 compilation.
Electronic Beats by Telekom & Volkswagen present the Yellofier Remix Contest 2014.
Make music, win a car, check yellofier.com
And in Googlish:
Cobra Starship t-Burakkin Rairando, from Alex Suarez, anniversary KORG microKORG10, Call for works of microMADNESS video contest.
Click here for more information on microMADNESS video contest.
Background information about this video from KOMA:
When not working, we are playing. Nintendo that is and to stay inspired and in touch with what we do, we hooked it up to our BD101 Gate / Delay. In this video our Production leader Felix is playing the iconic Mario Bro. and he’s really not good at it. But the outcome is awesome!
Korg Monomania Sound Contest – lots of more entries into the competition will soon be posted and will be found here >>
Beatles ‘Here Come the Sun’ Moog and Synthesizers.com experiment
“This is an attempt at emulating the Moog parts from The Beatles song Here Comes the Sun using a Synthesizers.com modular system. The Left channel is the original Moog track ( with some strings bleeding in). The Right channel is the Dotcom modular. The emulation turned out pretty good considering that I’m not using the same recording equipment Abbey Road had to offer at the time. One particular challenge was to emulate a certain vibrato effect heard at certain places. My guess is that the vibrato was not from the Moog itself, but I suspect from the Artificial Double Tracking tape effect which The Beatles employed often and George Harrison was a particular fan of.”
Beatles ‘Because’ Moog vs Synthesizers.com experiment
“Here I take a stab the the Moog sound from ‘Because’. First, the original is heard, followed by the original on the Left channel and the emulation on the Right channel, finally the emulation is played on it’s own.”
Beatles ‘Maxwell’s Silver Hammer’ Moog vs Synthesizer.com experiment
“My attempt at emulating Moog sounds from The Beatles song ‘Maxwell’s Silver Hammer’. First the original Moog sound is heard followed by the Synthesizer.com emulation. I’m relatively satisfied with the brass ensemble but the rest could have been better. There were just some tricky thing going on I could figure out about some sounds. My suspicion is that some of these sounds were played through guitar amplifiers, giving them certain resonant characteristics I couldn’t emulate on a modular synth alone.”
Howard Jones has started the ‘ReWork Howard Jones’ project. The ReWork project will give music producers, both rising stars and old hands alike, the chance to remix / recreate / ReWork some of Howard Jones’ finest records. The project launches on April 18th with the release of remix parts for “Automaton”, a track taken from his 1985 platinum selling album, “Dream Into Action”. Beyond April 18th, Howard and the team will continue to release sets of remix parts for a number of past classics; tracks picked from a music repertoire spanning in-excess of 25 years.
Interested parties ‘need not toil in vein’. Whilst the motivation of remixing an original synth-pop icon might be enough for many, Jones and the team will be paying special attention to the contributors that attract both their ear and the attention of the community peers. With copyrights returned and a burgeoning list of A-list studio hacks interested in reworking Howard, a new album concept has been born; details of which will be announced soon. What can be confirmed is that the overall ‘winner(s)’ will become part of said album concept.
If you are interested in getting involved, all ReWork Howard Jones news, announcements updates, and communications, including the release of new audio parts, can be discovered via the offical blog and content hub, www.reworkhowardjones.info , first.
This was my entry to the 26th One Synth Challenge – ZynAddSubFX
One Synth Challenge Web Site:
ZynAddSubFX was originally developed on Linux by Paul Nasca
All the sounds come from the new VST version (ported to the VST platform by me – Vlad Ionescu a.k.a. VDX, using the original 2.4.1 linux codebase).
To make this video I used
ZynAddSubFX VST v126.96.36.1995beta
available for download here:
The patches used are available here:
The melody can be downloaded here:
Nissan and La Roux have launched Behind The Hit, a new online music making competition. Be part of our exclusive gig at Koko on April 5th by entering today!
Simply mix and submit a track for your chance to win one of a 1000 pairs of tickets to see Delphic, the Naked and Famous, and Pony Pony Run Run perform live.
Also, enter a track on our Pro tool and you could win studio time with Ben Langmaid of La Roux and hear your track performed live at the gig in a DJ set by Elly Jackson.
All you wannabe musicians visit www.behindthehit.com to create a track. In addition to the ticket prizes, everyone who submits a mix also enters the draw for VIP tickets to the gig and Spotify Premium memberships.
Entries close on February 28 so get mixing now.
Then here’s your chance
Gary Numan and John Foxx have announced a new remix contest – the Back to the Phuture Remix Competition:
To celebrate the upcoming Back to the Phuture Live shows at Manchester Academy April 1st & The Troxy, London April 2nd we bring you the first ever Gary Numan and John Foxx Remix Competition.
Remix Scanner by Gary Numan or Shatterproof by John Foxx & The Math.
- A pair of VIP passes to the London or Manchester show
- A signed copy of Gary Numan’s “Jagged Edge”
- A signed copy of John Foxx & The Maths “Interplay”
- Your remix played over the P.A. at both shows
Entries judged by Gary Numan, John Foxx and Mark Jones
- Visit the competition site on SoundCloud
- Download the stems for “Scanner” or “Shatterproof”
- Use the stems to create your remix
- Upload your remix to the Gary Numan or John Foxx remix group
Deadline for entries – 18/03/11
You can download the stems at the Back to the Phuture page on SoundCloud.
1. Motor – Death Rave (Skrufff remix)
2. Gary Numan- Scanner (Full Track)
3. Recoil – Want (Architect Steppa)
4. John Foxx – Flightpath Tegel
5. John Foxx and The Maths – Shatterproof (Medicine Edit)
JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS STEMS:
1. John Foxx and The Maths – Shatterproof (Medicine Edit)
2. John Foxx and The Maths – Shatterproof – ARP odyssey bass
3. John Foxx and The Maths – Shatterproof – Drums
4. John Foxx and The Maths – Shatterproof – Moog modular
5. John Foxx and The Maths – Shatterproof – Synths
6. John Foxx and The Maths – Shatterproof
GARY NUMAN STEMS:
1. Gary Numan- Scanner (Full Track)
2. Gary Numan- Scanner – Bitcrush
3. Gary Numan- Scanner – FlexiPad2
4. Gary Numan- Scanner – FlexiPad
5. Gary Numan- Scanner – Chorus Vocal
6. Gary Numan- Scanner – Verse Vocal
7. Gary Numan- Scanner – Growl
8. Gary Numan- Scanner – Halo Pad
9. Gary Numan- Scanner – Jerusalem Keys
10. Gary Numan- Scanner – Pads
11. Gary Numan- Scanner – Piano