Round 3 of The Loop Game,
Hey everyone, welcome to the contest.
The Loop Game is pretty simple in how it works. Download the loop below, chop it up, and make a beat! (But there are some restrictions).
Please read the rules before submitting!
First, let’s go over the PRIZES!
First prize is T-RackS CS Grand by IK Multimedia, valued at $399!. This is IK’s best version of T-RackS, and is the full meal deal allowing you to mix and master yours beats loud, professionally, and most importantly, compete against professional mastered audio!
Inside T-RackS CS Grand is 16 Amazing Processor Plugins for Mixing and Mastering.
Also, a stand-alone, and plugin version of T-RackS to use for mixing or mastering purposes.
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The Idea Behind “The Loop Game”,
Obviously the prizes are beneficial ;), but The Loop Game will help you with your rhythmic skills by only being allowed to use your one hit kicks, claps, snares, hats, and percussion sounds.
This will bring out and test a lot of your skills that you may not practice very often such as arrangement, and making fuller percussion loops!
So let’s get to the rules of how this all works.
Here’s the Loop,
Simply download the loop here, bring it into your music program, and get as creative as you want!
The loop is 140 BPM, the key is C minor, and the chord progression is C minor, D# major, G# major.
Rules — Do’s and Don’ts,
- Do – Download the loop to get started!
- Do – Use the loop multiple times as different loops or layers throughout your submission!
- Do – Chop up the loop, reverse the loop, add cool effects to the loop. In other words, take the loop, and do what ever you want to it.
- Do – Take the loop, add cool effects, record it, and add more effects! (Resampling).
- Do – Bring the loop into one of your favorite VST resamplers such as Harmor. (Note, you can use a VST such as Harmor to modulate your sound, but not using an actual VST instrument/synth).
- Do not – add in VST instruments. These are pianos, guitars, synths, pads, basslines, etc. (Yes, 808’s are allowed this time around!).
- Do not — Add in vocal samples. Just use the loop!
- Do not – Make your beat longer than 2 minutes
That’s pretty much it for the do’s and don’ts. You must only use your one hit sounds, such as your kicks, claps, cool SFX etc. And obviously, the contest loop itself! 😉
How to Submit Your Entry to the Contest
- Download the loop
- Make your Beat
- Upload the beat to our soundcloud group! or, use the drop box button below!
How Submissions Will Be Judged,
Submissions will be judged according to the following list:
Submit Your Beat,
And now it’s time!
Simply click on the box, click Choose file, and upload your beat!