Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Gentlemen, Start Your Mixers

I know I'm going through some writer applications and stuff, but I figure we could run a sort of, contest. Hm...


I've had the idea for a while, so let's consider this a trial run. This afternoon, I recorded some stuff on my Alesis Micron into my Korg KP3. Mixing it came out pretty decent, but I had an idea of running a little experiment.

So here it is, download the very, very small clip pack I've provided (2 short synthlines, a simple kick drum, and a hihat loop). Nothing complicated, at all. I tried to make this a blank canvas. Where do you come in? Your job, shall you accept it, is to make something cool out of this. I came up with the title "Succubus," so essentially, create a remix, mashup, whatever you'd like.

Send it to me at prezjordan(at)ilictronix.com with the subject "Prez, here's my mix - YOURNAMEHERE" Here are some guidelines...

- You MUST use all 4 samples somehow
- The ID3 data MUST be as follows => Title : Succubus (YourName Remix), Aritst : Prez Jordan, Album : Succubus - The Experiment
- You may include whatever else you'd like, feel free to include more synths, effects, samples, etc.
- Submissions are due Tuesday, May 4th

I will listen to all of them, choose some winners, and include them in a post sometime next week. Be creative, be weird, be good, be whatever. Stand out. My favorite mixer will more than likely receive a prize.

So get crackin, start off by downloading the pack here. If you submit, leave a comment saying so.

Have fun,
Prez

16 comments:

Dark DJ said...

I'll definitely be entering this, Prez. Looks like an interesting project youve got here :)

Good luck to all else entering.

Korbi said...

Yeah! If I have the time i'd love to enter this contest! ;D

Mr. Rioux said...

Expect something leftfield from I

Boba Fettuccini said...

Once my drama tech week is over, I'll give this a shot.

Phil said...

I'll also be entering.

Working with heavy restrictions can work wonders.

Set Diamond said...

I'll give it a shot.

salamandre85 said...

Definitely going to give this a shot. It should be fun to finally get my mixer doing something a little more than just routing effects on static :P

EarlGrey said...

init

Doctrations said...

This can in no way be calles a "remix" the samples are pretty empty, not or improperly compressed, and they dont even come from stems. just small snippets.

I love the blog, but this is a tad improfessional IMO.

Keep up the good work though!

Anonymous said...

sign doctrations

zero said...
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Zero Set said...

1 submitted.

Neon Cat said...

Decided to give it a whirl... hope you like the results.

EarlGrey said...

song sent

Phil said...

@Doctrations

You have a point that it's not technically a remix contest, but, dude, stems? It's just for fun! Even if the results aren't great, it can be interesting to see what people come up with in a really limited framework.

Which, in this case, is very limited indeed, haha

canvas picture said...

Sounds like a cool idea, I'm gonna get on this!