The first ESOUNDZ IK/SR demo contest!

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Pick the best IK/SR user demo artist!

Pete Thorn
3
6%
snb
0
No votes
Left Headphone
3
6%
Left Headphone
3
6%
Reverend Rhythm
17
35%
Uptude 8
1
2%
Gregjazz
8
17%
Shantar
1
2%
Beardedone
2
4%
Nexxus Synth
1
2%
Berfab
2
4%
Bflav
0
No votes
Lance
2
4%
Bigg John
1
2%
Beergeek
3
6%
Solariss
1
2%
 
Total votes: 48

Squids
Sonic Reality Head Chef
8399 posts since 11 Mar, 2002 from Florida

Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:57 pm

We're having a contest right here in our SR/eSoundz.com forum on KVR!

What is the contest?

To make your very own "music demo" of IK and Sonic Reality products.
Deadline: CLOSED February 28th, 2007 was the final date to turn in songs

VOTE IN THE POLL! Pick the person you think did the best job and if they have more than one demo then consider the one they have that's the best in your opinion. Voting will close on May 15th, 2007. GOOD LUCK!


Contestants to vote on in the poll above:


1. Pete Thorn - used AmpliTube 2 and Sonik Synth 2 http://www.sonicreality.com/squidscorne ... erdemo.mp3

2. snb - My demo track loaded on my web, used Miroslav Philharmonik and other? :
http://clients.vitali-i.com/ User name: ik Password : ik

3. Left Headphone - My track was done in FLS6 with SampleTank 2XL. I did a rough mastering with T-Racks 24.

http://www.savefile.com/files/296206

Instrument list: Messed up Kool, Trance Gate 2, Stac Violins, Double Basses 2, Violas Section, Cellos 1, Acoustic Grand 2, Cresendo Brass Section

4. Reverend Rhythm -
EthnoHop
I used the Sonic Refill Vol. 14: Ethnic Instruments and the Sonic Refills Silver Bundle (Volumes 1-5).

http://www.4shared.com/file/7067387/a82 ... noHop.html

Vocal-Eze-ee
It contains sounds from the vocal refill (vol. 19), with a couple of keyboards from the 60s & 70s refill, and drums and a Mälstrom lead from the silver bundle.

http://www.4shared.com/file/11813911/99 ... ze-ee.html

Show Me Your Glory
I used Sonic Refills Vol. 12, 13, & 14. I got the pads and the lead synth (a Mälstrom patch) from Sonic Refill Silver.

http://www.4shared.com/file/10857943/d6 ... Glory.html

Longtime Chill
I used the 60's and 70's refill (vol. 10) for most of the sounds. I used Ed Green for the drums, and the Silver refill for the congas and the lead synth (a Mälstrom) at the end.

http://www.4shared.com/file/10969394/9c ... Chill.html

5. Uptude 8 http://www3.telus.net/a6a69872/Its%20La ... 0Think.mp3
Sampletank 2 XL and Sonic Capsules

6. Gregjazz - made with Miroslav Philharmonik

http://www.gregjazz.com/upload/heroes%20unite.mp3

7. Shantar - http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageart ... dID=657125
The song is called "The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World".
Its Miroslav Philharmonik Choirs only. This song is called "THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES"...
The reverb I use is (as allways) the reverb from the Philharmonik player... http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemus ... dID=657125
The song is called "THE HANGING GARDENS OF BABYLON"
Listen to it here:
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemus ... dID=657125
Made with Miroslav Philharmonik and this time I thought I'd try T-RackS so I downloaded the demo and put a master effect on the outputbus. Since this is not a song within any spesific style (the demo-style maybe) I just called it "Miroslav Philharmonik Rhapsody".
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemus ... dID=657125


8. Beardedone - CalloftheWaves
I used SampleTank 2 with sounds from MiroSlav Philharmonik and Sonik Synth

http://www.beardedone.com/Music/Bearded ... eWaves.mp3

9. Nexxus Synth - Miroslav Philharmonik

http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?PID=946703&t=8342

10. Berfab - Click on SONIK SCIENCE here: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemus ... dID=668918

All bongos, cymbals and drums are from the REX RAW collection. No other loops are used. The rest are actual performances using the following IK/SR products:
Main Keys Rhythm and B3 patches: Sonik Synth 2
Piano, Bass, Flugelhorn: Sampletank 2.1
Steel Guitar: ST2.1 Guitar Collection Exp. Tank
Background Electric Guitar: ST2.1 Guitar Collection (one of the Metheny patches) fed through AT2
Reverb courtesy of CSR.

11. Bflav - http://www.soundclick.com/bflav

Give Them Just a Little Bit
All original
Samples are from esoundz free sounds
Dk Friggin Hey1
Funk effhat
Sonik Synth 2 Demo Presets
Close to yes
Gleeman
Perc Org SV
T-TackS (Stand Alone Demo)
Stereo Enhance
Telephone
Sonar 4
Pan
Volumn

12. Lance - Catch The Vibes

Flying Away

Life Is Hard

(Sonic Synth / SR stuff, Sonik Synth 2 Free, SampleTank 2 Free)

Lance Emmerich - Honshu

13. Bigg John - http://biggbaddjohn.googlepages.com/Pun ... ggJohn.mp3

14. Beergeek - Cubase SE3, 9 loops from RAW (and no other music live or otherwise), T-RackS, AT2 and CSR.
and also:
http://home.comcast.net/~beergeek/YouKnowIneedYou.mp3

PTLE 7, Tracktion 2, 4 RAW loops, live bass w/AT1, CSR and T-RackS. I also used K2 to manipulate and play the REX loops.

Needs more cowbell!

Cubase SE3, 9 loops from RAW (and no other music live or otherwise), T-RackS, AT2 and CSR.

You know I need you

15. Solariss - SampleTank 2 XL
http://www.4shared.com/file/14626257/7a ... River.html




Contest Rules:
Length of the demo:

The demo must be a minumum of 30 seconds long up to a maximum of 2 minutes in length.

Material you can use to make the demo:

You can ONLY use IK and Sonic Reality products to make the demo. The music can be any style of music or even multiple styles. The goal of the demo is to show off both your music performance or production chops and the variety of sounds in the various IK and SR products that you own. Even if you don't own certain products like AmpliTube 2 you can now go download the demo version from www.amplitube.com and use that to make your demo (and then you can possibly WIN a full version for yourself by doing a great job). Here is an example of what such a demo might sound like.

Here is the list of products you can use to make your IK/SR product demo.

AmpliTube 2
Ampeg SVX
CSR
T-Racks
SampleTank 2
Sonik Synth 2
Miroslav Philharmonik
Any Sonik Capsules or Expansion Tanks
Any Sonic Refills or Miroslav Refills
Any R.A.W. Style Pak, Universal Groove Kit or Gold Edition
Any downloadable sounds from www.esoundz.com
Any Loop Club grooves from www.esoundz.com
Any classic Sonic Reality sample libraries on www.esoundz.com

You can use any full version or demo versions of the above products.

The prizes:

First prize is a TOTAL STUDIO BUNDLE, a StealthPlug plus your choice of any of the Sonic Reality Gold Bundles: Sonic Refill Gold, Miroslav Refill Gold or R.A.W. Gold Edition.

Second prize is your choice of the TOTAL EFFECTS BUNDLE or the TOTAL WORKSTATION Bundle and your choice of Sonic Refills Silver or R.A.W. Universal Groove Kit.

Third prize is the R.A.W. Universal Groove Kit and a StealthPlug with AmpliTube 2 Live.


Judging: Perhaps the best part about this contest is that YOU are the judges.

Judging criteria: You want to judge based on sound quality, musicality, variety of tones or sounds used in the demo to show off the diversty of sound you can get from the products and/or the variety of musical styles to show the sounds and effects in different contexts. But ultimately it is YOU who judges these demos for how well they impress you and make you want to buy the products they are showing. For extra credit the first one who uses the largest variety of IK and SR products in their demo will get a 50 epointz as a separate bonus prize.

Other rules:

All candidates will have to agree to let us use these songs as "user demos" posted on esoundz as well as SR or IK websites (your name or KVR nick-your choice- will be credited). These songs can be instrumental or with vocal but they MUST be original compositions or public domain songs that are more than 70 years old (so many classical pieces are fine to do if you'd like). You must turn in your sequencer file, if asked, (Reason, ProTools, Cubase, Logic -whatever format it is) as "proof" that it is your work.

All specifications are subject to change at any time. Please check back to this initial first page in the thread for any additional rules.

Useful links:

www.esoundz.com (where you can buy IK and SR products. Join now because membership is FREE and you can download a lot of free sounds as well as pick individual downloadable sounds for SampleTank, refills and other formats)
www.amplitube.com (where you can download AmpliTube 2 demo version to use for this which is now dongleless)
www.ampegsvx.com (where by next week you can download a demo version of Ampeg SVX that will be dongleless!!!!)
www.tracks.com (demo version of TRacks available)
www.sampletank.com (SampleTank 2 Free, a demo version is available)
www.soniksynth.com (Sonik Synth 2 Free, a demo version is available)
www.iksounds.com
www.sonicrefills.com

Last edited by Squids on Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:32 am, edited 8 times in total.
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Sonic Reality Progressive Rock Project: http://www.facebook.com/sonicelements

HelgeG
KVRian
756 posts since 18 Oct, 2002 from HelgeG

Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:00 pm

Glengarry, Glen Ross

Excellent movie!
helge

HELP! MY TYPEWRITER IS BROKEN!
E E CUMMINGS

Squids
Sonic Reality Head Chef
8399 posts since 11 Mar, 2002 from Florida

Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:05 pm

HelgeG wrote:Glengarry, Glen Ross

Excellent movie!
Well done. So what R.A.W Style Pak do you want? PM me your address. That was fast! Those are too easy I think. :lol: Still... great scene, great movie. I know the whole speech by heart actually.
http://www.sonicreality.com
http://www.esoundz.com
My album with guests Steve Hackett, Keith Emerson and more: http://www.davekerzner.com
Sonic Reality Progressive Rock Project: http://www.facebook.com/sonicelements

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mellotronaut
KVRAF
9905 posts since 2 Jan, 2005 from somewhere in the woods

Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:14 pm

Sounds great, but how to proof, one just used the listed products. It's easier in Reason: one can submit a RNS or RPS file, but there are sooooo many hosts.
I use a lot of effect-chains in Reason for loop destruction. Can i use it? Or the m-class master effects: They arent from IK or Sonic Reality.

best/mello
"It dreamed itself along"

Reverend Rhythm
KVRAF
2842 posts since 21 Feb, 2003 from Woodstock, GA USA

Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:00 pm

This sounds like a lot of fun! Let the games begin!
esoundz name: ReverendRhythm

Squids
Sonic Reality Head Chef
8399 posts since 11 Mar, 2002 from Florida

Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:12 pm

mellotronaut wrote:Sounds great, but how to proof, one just used the listed products. It's easier in Reason: one can submit a RNS or RPS file, but there are sooooo many hosts.
I use a lot of effect-chains in Reason for loop destruction. Can i use it? Or the m-class master effects: They arent from IK or Sonic Reality.

best/mello
Yeah you can use any effect in Reason but your sound sources must be only Sonic Reality Refills or SR Rexes. No stock sounds (even though SR actually did some of the stock sounds for Reason 3 but just to make things simple, use only the refills and rexes we've done separately).
http://www.sonicreality.com
http://www.esoundz.com
My album with guests Steve Hackett, Keith Emerson and more: http://www.davekerzner.com
Sonic Reality Progressive Rock Project: http://www.facebook.com/sonicelements

Squids
Sonic Reality Head Chef
8399 posts since 11 Mar, 2002 from Florida

Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:13 pm

Reverend Rhythm wrote:This sounds like a lot of fun! Let the games begin!
Bring it on! :lol:
http://www.sonicreality.com
http://www.esoundz.com
My album with guests Steve Hackett, Keith Emerson and more: http://www.davekerzner.com
Sonic Reality Progressive Rock Project: http://www.facebook.com/sonicelements

Squids
Sonic Reality Head Chef
8399 posts since 11 Mar, 2002 from Florida

Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:16 pm

It's the holiday season so I think I will make this fun and give something away from time to time just to make it more interesting. So, the first person to post their submission gets $25. in epointz on www.esoundz.com Good luck! But remember that you can only make ONE submission.

Yes, I will add to the rule that you have to turn in your sequence file as proof. Good point.
http://www.sonicreality.com
http://www.esoundz.com
My album with guests Steve Hackett, Keith Emerson and more: http://www.davekerzner.com
Sonic Reality Progressive Rock Project: http://www.facebook.com/sonicelements

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bduffy
KVRAF
19062 posts since 13 Feb, 2003 from Vancouver, Canada

Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:21 pm

Squids wrote:
HelgeG wrote:Glengarry, Glen Ross

Excellent movie!
Well done. So what R.A.W Style Pak do you want? PM me your address. That was fast! Those are too easy I think. :lol: Still... great scene, great movie. I know the whole speech by heart actually.
Damn! I wish I'd seen this earlier. Best scene in movie history, possibly. Too bad everything else Mamet made was crap!

I think I have enough IK stuff to pull this off...I want that Total Studio...drool...I'll have to give it a shot! :D

t-willy
KVRAF
1667 posts since 6 Jan, 2004

Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:57 pm

just read about this in an email from esoundz - awesome!! i'll have to remember this when i get back from Florida after the weekend. gonna go visit some friends for Thanksgiving and then it's time to create the IK demo!!!

lates

t-willy

uptude8
KVRer
11 posts since 23 Nov, 2006 from Port Coquitlam BC Canada

Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:57 pm

hmm...only 2 minutes? Most of my best pieces are anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes. Would they be considered?...or should I pear them down....or start again

dgkenney
KVRian
1303 posts since 9 Oct, 2003 from California

Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:15 pm

O.K so I am late.

Can I at least get the steak knives?



Dan
Those that can, do. Those that can't, argue about it on k-v-r

Squids
Sonic Reality Head Chef
8399 posts since 11 Mar, 2002 from Florida

Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:22 pm

uptude8 wrote:hmm...only 2 minutes? Most of my best pieces are anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes. Would they be considered?...or should I pear them down....or start again
The songs are not being judged for composition so you could just edit it down to the best bits within 2 minutes or do a new one. Up to you! But, the piece could be a verse and a chorus and fade. It could even just be a jam (not a song). Listen to the audio demo I posted as an example. Schitzo is GOOD in this case, changing up the sounds every 4-8 bars sometimes makes for a better DEMO showing off what sounds there are in a product. Could be annoying as a SONG but this isn't a "song contest". It's a user demo contest. If YOU were selling the products and wanted to show them in action according to what YOU like... pile it all in within 2 minutes and see if everyone likes it the best!

This should be fun and interesting. Feel free to ask me for tips guys. The one I just mentioned is a good one I think.
http://www.sonicreality.com
http://www.esoundz.com
My album with guests Steve Hackett, Keith Emerson and more: http://www.davekerzner.com
Sonic Reality Progressive Rock Project: http://www.facebook.com/sonicelements

Squids
Sonic Reality Head Chef
8399 posts since 11 Mar, 2002 from Florida

Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:29 pm

dgkenney wrote:O.K so I am late.

Can I at least get the steak knives?



Dan
Sorry you're fired. :lol: You have, ALL you have is one week to regain your job. Oh do I have your attention now? Guy don't come into KVR unless he wants to talk about plug-ins. You think he came in here to get out of the rain? Put that Kantos DOWN! Software's for closers only. Is your name Dan? You call yourself a musician you son of a bitch? You see this Total Studio Bundle? This costs more than your car. What's my name? Squids! That's my name. You call this abuse? If you can't take this abuse how are you gonna take the abuse of people judging your demo in this contest? Sure, I can see you later on hanging at a bar "yeah, I used enter KVR demo contests. It's a tough racket". It takes Brass SampleTank patches to be in this business. They're out there WAITING to hear your demo. Are you gonna join the contest? Are you MAN enough to join the contest?

(anyone who doesn't know the movie thinks I am the meanest person right now! lol... just go see the movie! It's the Alec Baldwin scene. One of the best scenes ever. I know I jumbled that around but it was on the fly. If I had more time I could make it better... had to cut out most of the bad words though... this here's a family forum... sort of... :hihi: ).
http://www.sonicreality.com
http://www.esoundz.com
My album with guests Steve Hackett, Keith Emerson and more: http://www.davekerzner.com
Sonic Reality Progressive Rock Project: http://www.facebook.com/sonicelements

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bduffy
KVRAF
19062 posts since 13 Feb, 2003 from Vancouver, Canada

Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:34 pm

We knew that was coming!! "Brass SampleTank patches"!! :lol: :tu:

Man, you know you're a geek when that's funny to you.

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