Friday, July 19, 2013

The Eurodance Riff Contest 2013


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 
EURODANCE RIFF CONTEST 2013
WINNERS!





ABOUT THE CONTEST

Let's bring back the eurodance of the 90s! 

The main scope of the contest is to create beautiful eurodance riffs and win amazing prizes! 
There are no entry fees and the jury consists of professional music producers!

Prizes value: more than $2,000!

What you will need to do is to create a eurodance riff in the 90s style. You can use any music tool you want, just make sure you are respecting the rules below. The audio/production quality is not important, what we are looking for is an original catchy memorable eurodance riff!


Here are some examples of famous 90s eurodance riffs:





THE RULES

  • key: any, but minor is preferred
  • signature: 4/4
  • tempo: 110-150 bpm
  • length: 4-8 bars (no loop)
  • instruments: at least one synth
  • no vocals allowed
  • file format: .mp3
You can submit max. 3 entries. Your entries must be original work! 
Remember: your riff must be made in the 90s eurodance style! 
Modern eurodance riffs do not comply with the contest rules and will have points deducted!
Any stolen work will be disqualified. The copyright remains to the original creator.
In other words, your entry must be original, catchy and close to the 90s eurodance style!


THE JURY



Denis Curman (Croatia) - songwriter and producer



Roby Arduini (Italy) - songwriter and producer



Maurizio Rossi (Italy) - songwriter and producer 


Marcello Catalano (Italy) - songwriter and producer


Frank "Quickmix" Hassas (Germany) - songwriter and producer 


Roby Pinna (Italy) - DJ and producer



THE PRIZES

The first 3 places will be highly awarded! 
We will also award places 4 and 5 with smaller prizes.
Below is a list of the available prizes.


SilverLine Collection
sponsored by d16.pl



This bundle contains all effect plug-ins from Silver Line family:
Devastor - simple but remarkable Multiband Distortion Unit. It is an enhanced version of the distortion unit from our famous Phoscyon synthesizer. 
Fazortan - Controlable Space Phaser created with the most advanced analog modelling techniques. 
Decimort - High Quality Bit Crusher with a complex and advanced signal processing algorithms, simulating the behaviour of the whole sampling path which exists in every AD/DA converter. 
Redoptor - High quality Vintage Tube Distortion with an exact emulation of a tube's circuits. 
Toraverb - Space Modulated Reverb is a concept algorithm reverb. It allows the user to create practically ANY type of reverb. 
Syntorus - Double Path Analog Chorus is a chorus effecting unit with a double delay line. It's capable of emulating almost every classic unit available.

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LuSH 101
sponsored by d16.pl




LuSH-101 is a synthesizer created from modules that can be found in many modern virtual synthesizers, all combined into a single compact and logically intuitive design. However, this basic simplicity combined with its multilayer architecture turns it into an easy-to-use but extremely powerful instrument that can be programmed and tweaked quickly, almost effortlessly leveraging its maximum potential. 

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7 Artist Series DVD's
sponsored by loopmasters.com



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5 Licences of KickLab XXL
sponsored by amvst.com


Kicklab XXL is the most advanced Kickmaking machine on the market, with the whole vst dedicated solely to the most important percussion element of any electronic track, the KICK! 

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FabFilter Twin 2
sponsored by fabfilter.com


Powerful synthesizer plug-in: FabFilter Twin 2 is equipped with the best possible oscillators, award-winning filters and an innovative interface that makes sound design a breeze! Rather use presets? Twin 2 comes with more than 1600 quality sounds that you can use right away.

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OSCar, Sys100 and Mighty M5 Sample Sets
sponsored by boxedear.com



Released in 1983 by the Oxford Synthesizer Company, it was a unique combination of analog and digital. The oscillators are a digital design with the capability of being able to build waveforms using additive synthesis. These feed into an analogue multi-mode filter design which was inspired by the Minimoog trick of looping the synths output back into the filter's input to overdrive the filter circuits, resulting in a characteristically crunchy sound.


The Roland System 100 is an iconic and classic semi-modular synthesizer released in 1975. It's made up of five components which were all sold separately. The full set fits together to make a beautiful instrument. They definitely don't make them like this anymore. 


The Macbeth M5 is a mighty beast, in both size and sound. It's a monophonic, three oscillator, two filter, semi-modular analogue synthesizer, crafted by master Scottish synth wizard, Ken Macbeth. These synths were made to order and are now discontinued, which makes them quite rare. Even if you have a spare $5000, finding one on the second hand market can be tricky.
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Tornado
sponsored by sugar-bytes.de



Turnado is a revolutionary multi-effect tool, crafted especially for massive real-time audio manipulation. It combines unique and dynamic effects with the most intuitive and immediate control you can imagine. Just turn it on and crank it up.

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3 Sound Sample Libraries of Choice
sponsored by camelaudio.com



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MaxSynths Synth Bundle
sponsored by maxsynths.com


Included in the bundle:
Crisalys VSTi Synthesizer
Cryologic (with 456MB Library)
Latte Virtual Analog Synthesizer
WTS-1 VSTi

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Kinisis
sponsored by progressaudio.co.uk


This synth combines great sound with a powerful and flexible user interface. Sounds are designed by 'animating' the synthesis controls over the course of a note. Its ability to shape sounds in this way goes way beyond what traditional ADSR envelopes offer.

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SynthMaster
sponsored by kv331audio.com


SynthMaster is an 'all-around' semi-modular software synthesizer and effect plug-in that features many different synthesis methods including VA, Additive, Wavetable, Wavescanning, Phase Modulation, Frequency Modulation, Pulse Width Modulation, Ring Modulation, Amplitude Modulation, Physical Modeling and SFZ Sample Playback synthesis. With its multi-synthesis oscillators, analog modelled/digital filters, flexible effects routing with 11 types of high quality effects and a massive modulation architecture with 95 separate modulation sources and 650+ modulation targets; SynthMaster is a 'must-have' for all synthesizer enthusiasts!

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ACE
sponsored by u-he.com



ACE belongs to a new generation of synthesizers developed with the latest, fastest computers in mind. ACE offers classic modular synthesis and more at a fraction of the cost of dedicated hardware. But like its hardware forebears, you can patch any output into any input: the number of different ways to connect modules together is practically infinite. Needless to say, you will never run out of cables! 

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2 Licenses of Echo Trip
sponsored by v-plugs.com



Fusing vintage and modern, complexity and ease of use, Echo Trip presents new standards in the echo domain! Whether you are after the perfect emulation of vintage tape-echo machines, or you need new exciting audio spices- take a ride with Echo Trip and you just might fall in love!

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2 Products of Choice
sponsored by electronisounds.com



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DMS Hands Up and Euro Dance MIDI Vol.1
sponsored by dancemidisamples.com




Want to create pumping Hands up and Euro Dance style club tracks? DMS Hands Up & Euro Dance MIDI Vol 1 delivers 30 dancefloor igniting lead riff MIDI sequences with matching basslines ready for instant action in your sequencer!

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The Tiger Synth
sponsored by hgf-synthesizer.com



The Tiger Synth is a highly versatile and flexible synthesizer being capable of complex multilayered sounds with some specific extras from the Aux oscillators, as well as groovy rhythmic sounds you would hardly expect from a synth, and, if you want, fairly typical synth sounds (brass, bass, strings PPG, DX, lead etc.).

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Planetoid and Zoroid VST
sponsored by simple-media.co.uk



Planetoid is a simple but also very powerful and flexible polyphonic virtual analogue synthesizer capable of producing sounds and effects suitable for virtually any purpose. While it may seem like a very generic instrument Planetoid has a character and power all of its own and offers a great deal of performance control making it stand out from many other instruments. 



Meteoroid is a monophonic partner to Planetoid which features some differences such as different on-board effects and additional modulation controls. Meteoroid is the perfect companion for Planetoid (and vice-versa) and they are therefore supplied together.

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Winner Certificates


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SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW
OFFICIALLY CLOSED!

29 participants from 17 countries
submitted a total of 67 entries!

Thank you to everyone who entered!


Submissions: Aug-Sept, 2013
Jury phase: Oct-Nov, 2013

Results: November 23, 2013



The Prizes

1st Place (~ $1200 value)

SilverLine Collection 
LUSH 101
KickLab XXL
FabFilter Twin 2
Echo Trip
Tornado
3 Artist Series DVD's
3 Sound Sample Libraries of Choice
Winner certificate

2nd Place (~ $670 value)

Kinisis
KickLab XXL
SynthMaster
Echo Trip
ACE
OSCar, Sys100 and Mighty M5 Sample Sets
1 Artist Series DVD
Winner certificate

3rd Place (~ $300 value)

MaxSynths Synth Bundle
KickLab XXL
The Tiger Synth
DMS Hands Up and Euro Dance MIDI Vol.1
Planetoid and Zoroid VST
1 Artist Series DVD
Winner certificate

4th Place

KickLab XXL
Product of Choice electronisounds.com
1 Artist Series DVD

5th Place

KickLab XXL
Product of Choice electronisounds.com
1 Artist Series DVD


QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK?
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