Beats Contest: Mystery Sample Pack
Update: The deadline for this contest has been extend until Oct. 10!
Have you ever wondered how your favorite songs are made? Are you interested in music production? Whether you are a seasoned aspiring music producer or just wanting to try something new while social distancing, this challenge is just for you!
Participants will download a folder of ten samples ranging from percussion/instrumental pieces to odd sound effects. With these, they will make a song or beat utilizing (but not limited to) as many of the ten samples as they can.
Lastly participants will submit a 30 second - 1 minute demo of their creation! Winners will receive a Masterclass.
If this seems daunting, don't give up yet!
Follow this link to more information as well as a beginners guide: https://z.umn.edu/beatsconteststudentpage
Link to sample pack:
Link for submissions:
We recently created a discord for UMN student music which has a channel devoted to this contest. Feel free to join and chat with other participants. One of our team members is also planning to do a walkthrough on how to work with the samples if there is enough interest.
Umn Student Music Discord Server: https://discord.gg/kSk6bZ4
Check out this video for a tutorial on how to participate in this contest:
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