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Synthstrom Audible Records 01 (how to be included)

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Ian_JorgensenIan_Jorgensen Wellington, New ZealandStaff Posts: 237
edited July 3 in News

As you may have seen in our latest newsletter, we’ve announced some details on our new record label.

Our first release, a vinyl and streaming collection of tracks from our users will be released in March 2020.

This first release will be celebrated with a proper campaign including publicity and some international launch parties.

We’ve currently got an open submission for any users to submit tracks for consideration, thanks to those who have already contributed! The only specification is that the song is composed on a Deluge, using internal sounds, or it can be using external synths/hardware, etc - we’ll just need to see some evidence of Deluge use, if selected for the collection.

You can find out more details about the release and submission details here

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    darenagerdarenager Between a rack and a hardware placePosts: 153

    Great initiative!

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    pfrfpfrf ca, u.s.a.Posts: 98
    edited July 4

    @Ian_Jorgensen
    I just read through the submission form- “All samples included in this recording are mine or able to be distributed.”
    Is using Goldbaby 808 drum samples or similar not allowed?
    Or are you saying all samples must be legally obtained?

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    Ian_JorgensenIan_Jorgensen Wellington, New ZealandStaff Posts: 237
    edited July 6

    @pfrf said:
    @Ian_Jorgensen
    I just read through the submission form- “All samples included in this recording are mine or able to be distributed.”
    Is using Goldbaby 808 drum samples or similar not allowed?
    Or are you saying all samples must be legally obtained?

    This is only a disclaimer to make people think about it. It's only if people are blatantly sampling existing songs and using percussion sections/vocal samples from existing songs etc. If just files downloaded as part of sample packs (goldbaby etc), there is no issue.

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    pfrfpfrf ca, u.s.a.Posts: 98

    Okay, thank you Ian.

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    ShadowPilotShadowPilot SeattlePosts: 2

    This sounds awesome. I have questions galore.

    I created a song entirely on the deluge and have since used it to output some parts to external gear, brought it into Cubase, recorded vox, additional production.

    Would the deluge only version be more ideal in this case? (I have video demonstrating the original composition)

    Also, does the final mixed version need to be submitted by Aug 1st or is this just for consideration?

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    pfrfpfrf ca, u.s.a.Posts: 98

    Good questions. We have done the same- sent the MIDI to hardware synths and the audio into Logic Pro. We tried to record the vocals straight into the Deluge but found it too difficult. So we recorded vocals into the computer, chopped them into two-bar pieces, then imported them into the Deluge for further mangling.

    We’ve done as much as we can in the Deluge itself. The 3.0 update, with looping, file naming, and the ability to record in arranger view, should make these processes much easier.

    I listen to Deluge tracks on YouTube, though, and I hear the quality there. I have no illusions that we will be chosen for inclusion in this project, but it has been a great inspiration and now we have a new song because of it. :)

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    Ian_JorgensenIan_Jorgensen Wellington, New ZealandStaff Posts: 237

    @ShadowPilot said:
    This sounds awesome. I have questions galore.

    Would the deluge only version be more ideal in this case? (I have video demonstrating the original composition)

    Whatever sounds best is the best version. As long as the core construction was composed on a Deluge - final flourishes, additional instrumentation added is cool as..we just need to see a Deluge was core in its construction.

    Also, does the final mixed version need to be submitted by Aug 1st or is this just for consideration?

    Best foot forward. Doesn't have to be final version no, but yeah, we won't be listening to things as "demos".

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    Ian_JorgensenIan_Jorgensen Wellington, New ZealandStaff Posts: 237

    @pfrf said:
    Good questions. We have done the same- sent the MIDI to hardware synths and the audio into Logic Pro. We tried to record the vocals straight into the Deluge but found it too difficult. So we recorded vocals into the computer, chopped them into two-bar pieces, then imported them into the Deluge for further mangling.

    This is absolutely fine. If some live instrumentation or vocals are added that is all good. We just need to see that the backbone/composition of the song is made in a Deluge.

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