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Antigravity remix contest! *WINNERS ANNOUNCED*

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Hey everyone - since I released my third album Antigravity earlier this year, I've gotten a bunch of requests from people asking if they can remix some of the tracks. So, here we are. :) I've compiled remix packs for two of the songs, "Mindbender" and "Warhead", and you can download 'em for free here (plus the original songs):

www.soundtempest.net/zircon%20-%20Warhead.mp3

www.zirconstudios.com/Warhead%20Remix%20Pack.rar

www.soundtempest.net/zircon%20-%20Mindbender.mp3

www.zirconstudios.com/Mindbender%20Remix%20Pack.rar

Even outside of the actual contest, you're free to create AND distribute your remixes, provided;

1) There's no commercial interest - eg. you can't sell them. If you want to do this, contact me privately.

2) You credit me as the original artist. Most remixes have a naming scheme like this: "Original Artist - Song (remixer name/remix)", eg. Fear Factory - Cyberdyne (Junkie XL Remix), or The Crystal Method - Name of the Game (Hybrid's LA Blackout Remix).

If you'd like to enter the contest, simply email me (admin at zirconstudios dot com) a link to your finished remix. You can do it in whatever style you want, and you can use as little or as much of the original audio files as you want, provided the end result is still recognizably "Mindbender" or "Warhead" in some fashion.

On February 1, 2008 I'll pick the best of the bunch to be featured on my next album, and the winning producer(s) will of course get a cut of the sales as well. If there are too many entries, or I simply can't decide, I'll open up the voting to the public.

Post questions, comments, feedback here... and happy remixing! ;)

NOTE: You can enter more than one remix!

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PRIZES

11/23 - Urs of u-he software fame has graciously offered up a copy of my favorite synth, Zebra 2, as a prize in this contest as well. I'll also be throwing in all of my custom presets including my two current commercial banks (128+ sounds.) Considering it's my weapon of choice, it seemed only appropriate. Please give a big thanks to Urs for his generous donation!

11/25 - Thanks to IK Multimedia and eSoundz, I have another excellent prize to offer: the T-Racks mastering suite! T-Racks is my mastering software of choice; I've used it on virtually every remix and original track I've ever made since 2005 and it's just awesome. It consists of four low-CPU, analog modeled plugs - a compressor, limiter, EQ, and channel strip with all of those. This software is produced by IK Multimedia, one of the top VI developers in the biz, and distributed by eSoundz, a big audioware retailer which has a massive selection and fantastic deals for loyal customers.

ALSO included are 50 free loops produced by Sonic Reality, another company I love. I used R.A.W. material all over Antigravity, including on Mindbender. :)

Even if you don't win, definitely hit up both IK and eSoundz next time you're looking to make a purchase, you're pretty much guaranteed to find some awesome, innovative gear at sick prices.

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This contest is also posted on...

Nu Skool Breaks

KVR Audio

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Laptop Rockers

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Hey, you're welcome to do a piano arrangement. That could be really cool actually, though I'm not sure if the pieces really lend themselve to do that.

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You know what, I am going to try this, even though I am not very experienced or good at remixing yet, so it might not be that good... but it'll be good practice right?

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Hey, you're welcome to do a piano arrangement. That could be really cool actually, though I'm not sure if the pieces really lend themselve to do that.

Not to mention it would be really awkward to have a piano solo in your next album full of electronica. :P

A collab might not be out of the question though.

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This might be fun, I'm not used to traditional remixing though, just arranging O.o

We'll see about this, but thanks for making this an opportunity

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Making a rawk version of one of these might be fun :3.

Or like dance rock... or synth rock... or whatever its called.

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Making a rawk version of one of these might be fun :3.

Or like dance rock... or synth rock... or whatever its called.

or like synth... or like techno... or like ETHNICJAZZFUSION :D

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yeah, i'm good to go, I was just joking. :-)

This should be a pretty fun project. :-)

scared me there ;P

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Hm, this sounds like a lot of fun. I'll see what I can do. (Looks like it's soon time for the production lessons!)

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I've got an idea for remixing "Mindbender"... I'm trying to figure out if I have the time for making a new remix though. :|

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Prophet BTW just so you know, your remix can really be in any style. If you somehow manage to turn it into, say... smooth jazz, then awesome. :)

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Hey Zircon, can we remix songs off of Antigravity besides Warhead or Mindbender? I've been playing around with a piano arrangement of Nitronic for a few days now, but you're right, not a lot of the songs lend themselves to genres other than dance\techno

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At the moment I'm only offering remix packs for those two songs. At some point in the future I might add more, maybe once I release another album. Of course if you're just doing an *arrangement* and you don't actually need the WAV files, then be my guest..

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