!! Introduction !!
For those who don’t know Keith303, he is a master of tracker production with a deep signature sound that spans many genres. And generous enough to release many of the songs in original Renoise format - if you have installed Renoise, chances are that you already got the Renoise demo song “Masquerade” located somewhere on your harddrive.
I’m a long-time admirer of his work, and have previously made spontaneous remixes of Keith’s work - and it was great fun on all occasions! Most of the time I was just doodling around, looping something, and all of a sudden I was in the process of making a remix… So I thought, why not celebrate this with a real remix competition? A Keith303 remix competition!! I’ve asked the man himself, and got his blessing for the idea, and that’s really what matters the most.
We also talked a bit about the rules, and this is what we agreed on:
!! Rules !!
- Pick any of the songs you want to remix (xrns and soundcloud links provided)
- You can render, record, freeze and mutilate sound as you wish, as long as the sounds are of your own original creation (recorded vocals, guitar, external gear, hand-drawn samples, etc), samples from any of the original songs, or realtime DSP with the bundled instrument and effect plugins (list below). In other words: just don’t use sample libraries.
- The competition officially starts on 1st of June, and ends on 1st of July
- To join, simply publish your remix as a .xrns download in this thread during the competition period. You’re allowed to replace the link at any time, so you can post a work in progress too
- Any tempo and style is welcome. Keep it fresh
Keith will join us to select the winner and two runner-ups. And you gain immortality even for entering, so what’s to loose?
Soundcloud page: http://soundcloud.co…3-remix-contest <-you can add yours if you want, but it’s not required
!! Song selection !!
Stuck in the beehive (download .xrns)
Style: Experimental / Drum & Bass
Steambath (download .xrns)
Style: Techno / Electronic
Used plugins: Crystal, Triangle II, Stardust
Jitter (download .xrns)
Style: Funky / Techno
3 days until yesterday (download .xrns)
Style: IDM / Electronic
Evaluate your life (download .xrns)
Style: Drum & Bass
The Masquerade (no need to download this one, it’s in your Renoise demo song folder)
Style: Techno Trance
!! Plugin bundle !!
These are the plugins used in the track ‘Steambath’ allowed in this competition They are all great freeware plugins - and while Crystal is available as both Audio Unit and VST plugin, unfortunately Triangle and Stardust only comes as PC VST - so let’s include worthy alternatives too…Got any ideas, post them and I’ll update the list. Only requirement is, that the plugins should be freeware and available for as many platforms as possible.