It’s competition time!
Your mission is to create a new track using nothing more than one (1) sample. The sample will be provided by Elektron. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdHLWNvpwa0.
[li]The competition is open to anyone with an Elektron machine with sample capabilities (i.e. Octatrack, Machinedrum UW, Analog Rytm)[/li]
[li]Each contestant may submit one track only[/li]
[li]The track length must be between one and three minutes[/li]
[li]The entire track must be created with one physical machine and only using the sample (i.e. no synthesis allowed)[/li]
[li]The original sample must be uploaded to your machine without modification[/li]
[li]No re-sampling allowed[/li]
[li]No post-production or editing of the track is allowed[/li]
[li]There will be one winner and two runners-up selected by a jury consisting of Elektron employees[/li]
[li]The decision of the jury is final[/li]
[li]All submitted tracks will be uploaded and available for public listening on the Elektronauts SoundCloud account[/li]
[li]Gentle compression and limiting may be applied by Elektron to each track before uploading to SoundCloud, in order to get a balanced volume level between all entries[/li]
[li]The sysex files of the overall winner and the two runners-up will be shared with the Elektronauts community[/li]
[li]Failure to provide a valid sysex file upon request will result in disqualification[/li]
Submitting your track
Send a direct message to user fredrikalm on Elektronauts containing a link to a downloadable MP3-320 version of your track. By sending us a link to your track, you grant Elektron a license to upload it to our SoundCloud accounts for public listening.
Please name your file according to the following template: [machine] - Elektronauts Username - Track Name.mp3, where [machine] is MD, OT or AR depending on which machine you have used.
[li]Three tracks will be nominated: one track made using the Octatrack, one using the Machinedrum UW, and one using the Analog Rytm.[/li]
[li]Of the three tracks, one will be selected as overall winner. The prize is an Elektron machine of choice[/li]
[li]The remaining two tracks will be runners-up. The runners-up will receive a Majls x Elektron clothing item of their choice.[/li]
[li]The sample is available for download from the Files section of elektronauts.com right now[/li]
[li]The deadline for submission is Friday the 27th of February, 1PM CET[/li]
[li]All submitted tracks will be uploaded to the Elektronauts SoundCloud account soon after deadline[/li]
[li]The winners will be announced on Friday the 6th of March[/li]
2015-02-18: Updated “Submitting your track” with a file naming template.