Remix Contest: Songwriting with Ben Sollee and Erin McKeown and, WIN Neumann Mic [CLOSED]

Win a Neumann TLM 102 microphone (worth $700 US) in this MPV SongCraft Remix Contest! Simply log-in/sign-up for FREE, download stems, remix & submit before end of July 31st, 2013.  

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Discussion

Steve H. Publisher
This is a great song and an amazing mic! Am I allowed to join in the contest? Please!!
Rounik
Steve... ha! Good try, but this contest isn't open to any MPV employees ;-)

Would love to hear your remix though...
Steve H. Publisher
Ok. I quit (for a week). Anything for a chance at that mic!
hummersallad
What tempo is it?
Rounik
Hi hummersallad,

The tempo is 105 BPM.
hummersallad
Thanks!
Brent
i had a great time remixing this track. thanks for a great tune to work on.
Ben Arthur (SongCraft)
Thanks for the kind words, all. It was a pleasure for us, too!
Ryan In5omniak
Fun piece to work with. Thank you for the opportunity!
kaoko
hey macprovideo, this contest is open for french country too ?
Rounik
Hi kaoko,

Yes! The contest is open for everyone!!

:)
kaoko
ok thanks ;)
rickmebe
Are we limited to one remix or can we submit multiple mixes?
DaveR
lyrics?
Rounik
Hi rickmebe,

Ideally, yes. One remix submission per person.

:)
Rounik
Hi Dave,

What do you mean by "lyrics?"
rickmebe
I think they would like a written copy of the lyrics.

And thanks for the multiple submissions, Rounik. Allows us to do a "standard" mix and then another creative remix which is nice.
Rounik
Hi !

We've discussed this with the DubWays crew and multiple submission are ALLOWED!

Enjoy remixing :)
Bill McFadden
Hi Rounik,

Can we add additional instruments, such as percussion?

Thanks,

Bill
ROTN
What's the key to this?
Rounik
Hi Bill, yes you most definitely can! Your remix can be as similar or different to the original as you choose. Use any instruments, loops, sound fx, voices you wish!

Enjoy :)
Rounik
Hi rickmebe,

That's an interesting idea. We might do something like that for the next SongCraft contest...

No problem! Enjoy remixing this song :)
Rounik
Hi ROTN,

Sorry, I missed your comment yesterday...

The key of the song is G major.

Good luck :)
matde007
Could anybody please post the lyrics? I'm not native English speaking and find some parts hard to understand. Thank you!
Rounik
Hi matde007,

Ben kindly provided the lyrics:

The sound of metal under strain
The rising grid, the swelling plain
A match struck in a darkened room
And I'm blind

My arm is hurting on the train
The yarn left on a dwindling skein
The blood still thrumming through my veins
And she's gone

No, no, no

Used to be so hard to see through your mind
You could have told me, I'd have listened
You could have held me,I'd have stayed
The least you could do is pretend.
matde007
Thank you!
Narada Sauti
Hope you enjoy! Thanks!
alexbiron
Has anyone noticed that 75 percent of the entries are people combining the stems to make the original song?
Rounik
Hi Alex,

That's fine too... a remix can be literally re-mixing the original song... or a complete overhaul of the song structure, instrumentation and style...

It's completely up to you which type of remix you wish to create :)
alexbiron
Rounik,

I see; thanks for clearing that up. There sure are a wide variety of mixes in there!
Julius Kazlauskas
Hi. NEUMANN TLM 102 black or silver ? :)
Rounik
Hi Julius,

It's the silver version :)
Steve H. Publisher
I withdraw my remix. I thought it was gold plated.. :(
Julius Kazlauskas
Xe xe xe :) Platinum :)
Julius Kazlauskas
This model no Großmembranmikrofon. Only 1 kg platinum imitation
Clinton Beacher
Good fun.

On my first listen through, the song screamed a specific story at me.

I tried to use what I was given to make that story.

I think I succeeded.

Hope you like it!

https://soundcloud.com/clinton-beacher/know-remix-clinton-beacher-mpv
Azarel
Greetings...quick question...
31st July Midnight means today midnight PST (in 18hrs) or tomorrow midnight? o_O
dagovitsj
Hi! Unfortunately I missed the deadline by some hours. When will the next competition be held? This was very fun, learnt a lot!

Cheers
mainmp
When do the results come out?
Rounik
Hi dagovitsj, sorry you missed the deadline :(

Next contest will coincide with the next SongCraft video course release... a few weeks away I think.

Stay tuned to the latest news by subscribing to our newsletter (top right of page)

:)
Rounik
Hi mainmp,

The judges are going to start listening to all the entries and carefully pick their favourites. We'll announce the result in the comments here and in a new post as soon as we know :)

Thanks and good luck!
Kunaal Gurbaxani
Hey Rounik,

Any idea when the results will be out?
Rounik
Hi Kunaal,

The latest info I've got from the artists via the Dubways crew is that we may have the results around the 22nd August...

As soon as I get them I'll publish them here at macProVideo :)
DaveGorst
Good luck all! Personally i really enjoyed this one :-)
Rounik
And the Remix Contest results are out!!

Find out if you won here:
http://www.macprovideo.com/hub/mpv-news/remix-contest-results-did-you-win-a-neumann-mic

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