Light Path: My KVR Cafe Contest Entry for March 2012

The theme for the March 2012 contest was:

You’re Getting Veeeeerrry Sllleeeeeepy…
This month you are asked to submit a hypnotic entry. What does that mean? Let’s find out.

I submitted the following track. It’s called Light Path.

Host: Sonar X1D
Instruments used: Alchemy Player, Synth 1, Session Drummer, TruePiano, Dimension Pro
Effects used: AriesVerb, FNequalizer, Vlad Limiter6 Beta, Pro-channel and other stock effects that comes with Sonar

My OSC-32: Zebralette contest entry, Sep 2011.

It’s a long time since I updated my blog hence this track never appeared here. I submitted this tune for September 2011 One-Synth-Challenge contest. The challenge was to use awesome Zebralette VST instrument for all the sounds. The contest celebrated the move of Zebralette plugin from the commercial Zebra package to a free plugin. The contest saw the record entries of 41 tunes. Sadly, my tune ended up at #17 scoring only 10 points :-(. Never mind, may be next time. Anyway, please lend your ear to the track below and let me know your valuable comments and suggestions.

Neuro drink song competition entry.

Stumbled upon this Neuro drink song competition the other day. They need an original song for their :60 second spot “Candy Shop”. Well, it’s been a while since I have been thinking of scoring a video. The timing couldn’t be better. To be very honest, the video is not that great. After 15 second it looks like they’ve stitched some random clips together. It doesn’t represent the product well. Initially I had a hard time to come up with something cause the first 15 seconds are poles apart from the rest. After so many different tunes, I finally ended up with a Drum & Bass track for the spot. To me it fits nicely to the later part of the spot and in the beginning I used some pads, etc to build up the theme. Here is the final video:

Competition is gonna run till September 1st, the video with the most views on youtube will take $5K. Runner up will be selected by the judges.

Tools used: Sonar X1

KVR music cafe contest entry, July 2011.

The theme for July 2011 KVR Cafe Contest was “Industrial” genre. I am not a big fan nor had any prior knowledge of this genre, hence had to do some research. Read a few articles before started working on this track. I tried my best to stay as close to the genre as possible and came up with the following track. It’s called “Destroy”, basically a demon/satan who wants to destroy the world. I never expected that it would receive some good reviews and votes but to my utter surprise it did and ended up at number 14 out of 22 tracks. Well, not a big achievement but cannot complain either.

Destroy by satYa

Some reviews/ feedback on the track:

Gremsongs: Love the guitars!! This song drives!!

adj: Almost destroyed my earphones HiHi

So, what is Industrial music? Here is the Urban dictionary definition:

Industrial Music is difficult to define but it has to do with experimentation, improvisation, and pure noise. Is about programing hard noisy sounds on samplers, scratching the guitar strings by adding distortion and phaser, hitting hard on metallic devices, and screaming or talk loud on a voice machine.

KVR OSC-25 contest entry, February 2011.

OSC stands for One Synth Challenge. It’s a contest that’s held on KVR Audio forum each month. Basically, a free synth is selected by voting and all the participants create and submit their tracks using the synth. All the sounds must be created using the synth even the percussion sounds. Voting goes on for two weeks in the following month. Whosoever gets more votes gets the prize. It’s a very nice concept and an excellent motivation factor. It gives me an opportunity to learn synth programming and creating sounds from scratch.
Anyway, Superwave P8 was chosen for February 2011. It’s a very good synth capable of creating a wide variety of sounds. I submitted the following track for this contest. It’s a trance tune called “Sunshine”. Used around 12 instances of P8 and free effects like AriesVerb, EpicVerb, IQ4, Easy-Q, Son-EQ, Modern Spacer.

Please feel free to comment on the track.

One Synth Challenge

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