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Events in 2009

Summer Electronic Music Games 2009
2010-01-10

Soundtrack & Field

Rules & Guidelines:

  • Music most visually stimulating, most soundtrack sounding, cinematic
  • Must include at least a prominent section illustrating a *field*. Listeners and Judges should hear it easily fitting with movie scenes of an open field whether a lush mountain meadow or a blood stained battlefield; a field of daisies or of thornbushes.
  • Please post any questions in the forums
  • Contest closes September 22, 2009 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time (Chicago)

Congratulations to Joe_Golan winner of this contest and license for D16 Drum Pack.

 
2010-01-10

Lullabiathalon

Rules & Guidelines:

  • Lull the judges into dreamland with 2 lullabies uploaded as 1 mp3
  • Minimum length of 6 minutes, Maximum of 14 minutes
  • You can enter up to twice (two uploads to the competition)
  • Uploaded track must be 1 mp3 of the 2 lullabies so that the play is continuous
  • Please post any questions in the forums
  • Contest closes September 22, 2009 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time (Chicago)

Congratulations goes to Brainworks for taking first place at this contest and winning license for Nepheton.

 
2009-10-29

8bit Mutant Ninja Hurdles

Rules & Guidelines:

  • If you were a mutant ninja with only a C64 or similar to compose the soundtrack for your next mission... it would sound like... (your entry here!)
  • Entries need to utilise classic 8-bit sounds in its entirety or as the major element such that it sounds 8bit
  • Please post any questions in the forums
  • Contest closes Sunday August 23, 2009 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time (Chicago)
  • Minimum track length of 2.5 minutes

Event has ended with entries that will remind you of some good-old days in a rather hilarious ways. The variety of music - all of them together creating an absolutely stunning, unique and captivating set of 8bit tracks - left all the judges awestruck!

#1 place taken by a matt for his 8-Bit Ninja Sound tune, that includes his own vocals as well :). #2 place award goes to Mad Hamish for Binary Budokan. And #3 place tune was 8 bite fantasies by alk.

 
2009-10-26

Vocal Gymnastics

Rules & Guidelines:

  • Track must be made only & entirely of samples of the artists own voice; your own voice
  • Any sampler & fx use allowed though judges will, in part, be listening for creative use of the voice samples more than how well you can make them sound like typical sounds making up a typical song
  • Please post any questions in the forums
  • Contest closes Monday August 24, 2009 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time (Chicago)
  • Minimum track length of 2 minutes

The #1 winner: brainworks takes D16 Drum Pack for his track Charming Vernacular. #2 winner: ModdJobs gets Nepheton for the track Roach Motel. And #3 winner: Fotled receives Decimort for the tune I Held Your Hand For Its Warmth. All the winners we congratulate.

 
2009-10-21

The Pommel House

Rules & Guidelines:

  • This is a House Music genre competition with a focus on the dance floor. Make the judges shake their groovy booty and you may have a winner!
  • Maximum of 2 entries allowed per person
  • Contest closes Sunday August 23, 2009 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time (Chicago)
  • Minimum track length of 3.5 minutes

Here are the 3 winning entries, with judge's quotes.

  • #1 Orb by Turl, "Many entries had great beats & bassline and fairly weak leads. This one is the full package."
  • #2 My House is a Home by 337music, "Dance floor ready, fun composition with a refreshing live feel brought esp by the sax parts. Lots of good energy & character in this one"
  • #3 Prehistoryk by Magnetic Attraction, "Sweet sound palate, beats and arrangement in this one. Although the production in a couple spots could be improved, the overall sound is ambitious & compelling."

 
2009-10-19

Winners of Hardcore Hammer Throw

Rules and Guidelines:

  • For the purpose of this contest, our definition of hardcore will be as it is found in the following links: Defined 1 | Defined 2 (Hardcore Punk) | Defined 3 (Hardcore Techno) | Defined 4 (Hardcore Hip Hop)
  • While all hardcore genre's are fair game, the intent is to represent the intensity, confrontation and aggression that is the essence of it. See link Definition 1 above.
  • Contest closes Saturday August 8, 2009 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time (Chicago)
  • Minimum track length of 2.5 minutes

First place winner was taken by a rancidmeatflaps for his tune titled Death by Bukkake, there're few words from judges:"I don't think you could get any harder unless you actually slammed your face into some speakers then ate the amp.", "takes real dedication to record that sort of vitriol", "This is so loud, and offensive, and brutal. The subject material presented in such a way makes me feel ill...I was laughing the whole way through - in fear, disgust, and pure enjoyment."

Second prize winner is rizla for his resistance is futile. What the judges said about this one: "Commercial ready, head bangin hard stylin' with great melodies and structure - overall an awesome production"

Finally, the verdict given to 3rd place entry If I had a hammer (And Sickle) by profet by the judges: "Strong composition with a lot of edgy sounds & production with the raw edginess pushing it past many other strong contenders for the third place finish!"

- Congratulations to all!

 
2009-08-24

Winners of 5k Sample Run

Rules and Guidelines:

  • Entries to be made with only the 5k samples provided. There are 9 of them in the sample pack.
  • DOWNLOAD THE SAMPLE PACK
  • Track must be at least 2.5 minutes long
  • Potential winners may be required to submit the original project file to proove compliance with the rules
  • Entries for this event will be accepted until EXTENTED TO Sunday July 26, 2009 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time (Chicago)
  • Entries must be uploaded with the correct contest name selected in the Contest drop down menu of the upload form
  • GO!

First place belongs to plug for the track Halfway There, author receives D16 Drumazon as an award.

 
2009-08-17

Winners of One Note Marathon event

Rules and Guidelines:

  • Only 1 note triggered allowed whether midi or live electronic or acoustic instrument
  • Limitation is only on notes not on modulations or fx; use any and all that you wish, but only 1 note can be played or midi triggered
  • Track must be 2.5-6 minutes in length
  • Track DESCRIPTION must indicate that you only triggered one note at the beginning of the track and briefly summarize what you did to it to make your entry.
  • Potential winners may be required to submit the original project file to proove compliance with the rules
  • Entries for this event will be accepted until Sunday July 19, 2009
  • Entries must be uploaded with the correct contest name selected in the Contest drop down menu of the upload form
  • GO!

The first prize, namely D16 Classic Boxes, goes to brb for his Steinhardt-Turok tune. The second prize, D16 Drumazon goes to brainworks for his Scanning The Shadows track. Third place was taken by Bilasta for the track One Note Wonder and was rewarded by D16 Redoptor. All the winners we congratulate.

 
2009-07-22

Winners of the Alchemy contest

Remixing a tune. Rules & Guidelines:

  • Download Remix Files
  • Listen to the original mix on sectionz here
  • The original is 100bpm and the key is G minor
  • Entries for this event will be accepted beginning June 23, 2009 and ending Sunday July 12, 2009
  • There are no restrictions on genre or track length
  • Entries must be uploaded with the correct contest name selected in the Contest drop down menu of the upload form

The first prize for this contest was a D16 Classic Boxes. Let see what a jugde said about the winner: [...] My fave has to be the Tefnek remix. It's sooooo cool!! What I liked about this was that the remixer turned it into something COMPLETELY different. I never imagined for a minute that we'd get a rock version!! Great energy, really catchy, and just an extremely accomplished remix. Winner!! [...]

Modd Jobs Hip Bop Mix won a second prize, namely D16 Drum Pack. The word from judge [...] aah, this just makes me grin from ear to ear. It's so full of sunshine and happy good vibes. Fun, cheeky and fluffy!! I'd say it's pretty simple really, not trying to do anything clever but it just works! I love it :-)))) [...]

Spaz's Latin House Remix took the third place and has been awarded with a D16 SilverLine collection. Judge's opinion : [...] Love the soulful smooth house vibe here - it's got a real old-school feel with the production and the sax adds something special. Good stuff! [...]

We only would like to add that we congratulate the winners and wish further successes.

 
2009

New event sposored by D16

The Summer Electronic Music Games is a SectionZ.com initiative with many audio composition contests designed to inspire, challenge and reward musicians. The first SEMG occurred here during the summer of 2004 and was a massive success with 11 different events, around 200 entries and live broadcast results shows. Among the others D16 became one the sponsors. Please stay tuned to this page for more information, sponsors and event announcements as we prepare to officially launch the 2nd SEMG. Projected launch is June 21.2009. More information available here : www.sectionz.com/semg2009.asp

Laptop Battle Championships 2009
2009-10-17

Philly Laptop Battle

Broketronica and inciting present the 2009 Philly Laptop Battle. It's ON! Philly's best face one another in a three-round competition. The winners of the 2009 Philly Laptop Battle: 1. Joe Lentini 2. William Fields 3. Zooz. Congrats to the champs and thanks to all who competed!

 
2009

The 2009 Phoenix and Dallas Laptop Battle

BlixaboyDim In January there were two events of the Laptop Battle competition and we have two champs. The Champion of regional Dallas Laptop Battle 2009 is Blixaboy. He is a 3 time champion from Laptop Deathmatch in Dallas. He spins at The Fallout every thursday for a night he likes to call Lost Generation. He likes to drop live remix sets in the middle of his Dj sets to keep things different, also he runs Laptop Deathmatch web page and partcipates in the Laptop Battles. The winner of Phoenix Laptop Battle 2009 is Dim. Dim went head-to-head with one of the members of Tucson’s world renowned groups, Not Breathing. Metrognome, aside from Not Breathing has been a force in experimental electronic music himself using a custom built Reaktor ensemble, with a touch screen interface and a Wii controller. This allows for a very interactive live set, but, Jason had just enough to win the battle. The winners of both regional Battles receive the licenses for Devastor plug-in from a SilverLine collection. Congratulations from D16 Group for both You guys.

Silesia party 3 (2009)
2009-09-30

D16 has founded an award for a music competition at Silesia Party 3. Many talented musicians have presented their SID music at this single platform (Commodore 64) event, but the first prize in a form of SilverLine Collection goes to Jan Harries for his winning tune.

Analogue to Digital Music Expo
2009-03-21

Sound Gallery presents Devon's first ever Music Technology Expo. A day of 'hands-on' demonstrations, master-classes, workshops, Q&As and live performances all under one roof, plus a prize draw with up to £5,000 of music software and hardware up for grabs! Sound Gallery is planning to establish national and international links with the music industry in London and abroad and make this an annual event that will put Exeter on the map as a leading host for music technology and innovation. This event will give the opportunity to everyone involved in music-making in the South West to come and try out all the latest music technology. This will also be the first time anyone in the UK will have the opportunity to try equipment that was showcased at the NAMM show in the US in January 2009 which only allows access to traders and not the general public. Among the others D16 is a participating company.