Lamp Sessions (Monthly Challenge #014) – October 2019

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    • #100797
      ,Harry
      Participant

      Lamp Sessions #014 (October 2019) – Starting From Scratch

      I actually had no plan for this month, been in a bit of a fog all of September, but I did have a few ideas on ice, so to speak. After seeing the email today for this month’s tutorial, IMANU’s ‘Starting From Scratch’, I decided this was a good month to put forth the following challenge:

      Write a demo using only one DAW, using only the sounds and tools provided in your DAW. So if you use Ableton, you have that suite of samples and tools; if you use Logic, you have set of sounds and tools; etc.

      Continuing with Shrike’s newly established guidelines: If you intend to participate, please give reply with some sort of positive affirmation. Even if you just *think* you might, a public promise might encourage more users to stay the course. (of course no harm if you can’t follow through… we all know life happens). AND, if you don’t happen to reply with a claim to start, but show up with a tune, no worries.

      Secondly: There is now a mid-month check-in, if we so desire. That can be everyone’s chance to get feedback, get help with issues, etc.

      Once submissions are in, please listen to the submissions & pick one demo as your favorite, other than your own submission; if you cannot participate but listen to the submissions, add your voice to the discussion. Feedback on final submissions is encouraged as well, but not required. Just remember “Want feedback? Give feedback.”

      SUBMISSIONS DUE: Thursday October 31, 2019

      VOTES DUE: Before the November samples go live, usually the 2nd of the month. Genies and Moderators are exempt from prizes, so be sure to vote for another member.

      SUBMIT: Upload a private track on SoundCloud and share the link in this thread any time after October 21, 2019. Collaborations are okay, but if you post a collab, you cannot also post a solo piece or additional collaborations.

      PRIZE(?!?): GENIE HQ has final say, and will announce a winner at the conclusion of each month. Typically the winner will get a free month of Sample Genie next month, and possibly some additional feedback from a Sample Genie artist.

      Any questions, just ask. Also, if you have any recommendations or ideas for future challenges, send them our way please!

      "Knowledge kept is knowledge lost." - Bobbito Garcia

    • #100895
      ,Harry
      Participant

      Also, if you are feeling generous, save your demo as a project or template for your preferred DAW, and share it here!

      "Knowledge kept is knowledge lost." - Bobbito Garcia

    • #101564
      ,uporny
      Participant

      Worth participating!

    • #101997
      ,gravekeepr
      Participant

      Good challenge, I’m gonna give this one a shot.

    • #102094
      ,GENIE HQ
      Keymaster

      Let’s up the ante and throw in a little folder of bonus samples too 😀
      These will be given only to the winner of this competition, so a nice little exclusive…

    • #102103
      ,shrike
      Participant

      Nice 1 Genie

      Get on it, crew!

      _-| get to work |-_

      • #103160
        ,JOPPA
        Participant

        im in

    • #103585
      ,thisisberko
      Participant

      No better time to analzye the factory presets by mr.Frenkie in bitwig. Im in

    • #103592
      ,Harry
      Participant

      No better time to analzye the factory presets by mr.Frenkie in bitwig. Im in

      He’s got some great sounding stuff, was not on my radar until I started looking at them, then looked him up. Also check out the Polarity pack, he’s got some interesting stuff as well.

      "Knowledge kept is knowledge lost." - Bobbito Garcia

    • #105842
      ,thisisberko
      Participant


      I am not so happy wit that but very happy to finish sthing 7 min before the deadline.
      any feedback is welcome!

    • #105855
      ,thisisberko
      Participant


      sorry i had to correct some basses

    • #105860
      ,JOPPA
      Participant

      Im sorry this is horrible my DAWS suite sucks lol made the drums and bass from scratch fuck mork lol no time

      im a reason user

    • #106050
      ,Fake
      Participant

      Yeah I left this one a bit last minute but it turns out Live has some really awesome samples hidden away so I managed to completely avoid any MIDI which was cool

      • #106248
        ,JOPPA
        Participant

        sick tunes guys my vote goes to mr. fake i dig berkos as well production wise

    • #106071
      ,uporny
      Participant

      Ouch, Fake’s damn hot tune.
      Mine is also an Ableton’s premature born child

    • #106440
      ,thisisberko
      Participant

      wow dope tracks! I am very thankful for you all. The process of starting a few sketch, trying to finish one, running race against the time, letting it away, listening your demos several times, thinking for hours on the priority of my filters was a special gift to improve myself.
      My vote goes to uporny!
      I really like the way how natural it is pushing me forward from the first to the last second. thats the thing makes music from the loops.
      Also massive respect n support for Fake n Joppa!

    • #108004
      ,JOPPA
      Participant

      whats the verdict lol

    • #108267
      ,Fake
      Participant

      Finally got round to listening to everyone’s entries, big ups to uporny for a solid stepper and Joppa for not bailing on Reason, but my vote this month is gonna have to go to Berko for a really solid piece of neuro. Love your basses, they really gel the whole tune together really well, my only criticism would be more hi-hats/percussion but I can’t really blame you considering what the challenge was. What DAW did you use out of interest?

      • #108798
        ,thisisberko
        Participant

        Thanks a lot! Im on Bitwig. There is an interesting operator alike FM(PM) synth that I don’t completely understand how does it work but somehow its so strong for basses. if you gonna ever try bigwig check this out (Phase-4)
        . Iam rlly jealous to your mixdown skills by the way!

    • #108367
      ,GENIE HQ
      Keymaster

      Berko
      Pure Drama on the intro, very nice work there

      drop is solid, perhaps some more intricacy in the drums might liven the tune up
      a bit too ‘grid drums’ as Chris Blu mar ten would call them

      Great tune though!

      Joppa
      Loud drum mixing, nice and clear snare is awesome perhaps too loud?
      Track is good, but doesn’t stand out as it is yet.

      Fake
      The details guy. Nice stuff, great balance in the mix, drums and very nice.
      The odd musical note choices give this an edge which works
      Nice bass harmonics mixing. The lead synth perhaps sounds a little too ‘stock’ ?

      Uporny

      Nice tension on the build, techy sounding tune. Nice use of enveloping on the bass and automating that.

      The house vote goes to Berko this month!
      Drop up an email to [email protected]

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