Beats COntest

Beats Contest: Mystery Sample Pack

September 18 to October 10 See description for details Zoom Meeting Link

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:

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:

Check out this video for a tutorial on how to participate in this contest:

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