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REAPER CONTEST - SEPTEMBER 2019
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MIXING: 5-20 September
VOTING: 21-28 September
RESULTS: 30 September
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This month the song is called Contact by the band Kat Wright, chosen by user Rash that won in August.

As always you can download the multitrack from the website or clicking on this link.

Happy mixing!
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:25 AM   #2
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Old 09-06-2019, 06:07 PM   #3
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When's the next month we can use non-reaper plugins?
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submitted!

didn't have much time to mix it so...

Nice song!
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Wow. I really like that song. I'm gonna mix it even though I don't participate here.
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When's the next month we can use non-reaper plugins?
Either October or November, haven't decided yet. Probably October though.
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Old 09-07-2019, 03:45 PM   #8
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Either October or November, haven't decided yet. Probably October though.
Cool.

I like this song so I'll probably give it a go with reaper plugs.
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This is really cool,
I may try a mix in the near future. (working on some other stuff right now that is keeping me busy).

I did read over the rules page.
Just a few questions to clarify:
-If it is a reaper plugs only mix, is that any jsfx or reaplug that is including in the most recent version of reaper?
-Can I hear the song somewhere before downloading the entire project, to see if I want to mix it or do I have to download the whole thing to audition it?
-Should it be "mastered" or just to have it at -14 LUFS is the only requirement there?
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:08 AM   #10
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I like the song and am not in the regular contest but I'll drop mine here anyway. It was fun.
https://static.wixstatic.com/mp3/c91...a918095482.mp3
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This is really cool,
I may try a mix in the near future. (working on some other stuff right now that is keeping me busy).

I did read over the rules page.
Just a few questions to clarify:
-If it is a reaper plugs only mix, is that any jsfx or reaplug that is including in the most recent version of reaper?
-Can I hear the song somewhere before downloading the entire project, to see if I want to mix it or do I have to download the whole thing to audition it?
-Should it be "mastered" or just to have it at -14 LUFS is the only requirement there?
Thanks!
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Question 1: Yes
Question 2: Sort of. If you google the name of the song and the artist you're gonna find it, but I usually don't provide a reference to the original mix.
Question 3: Mastered but -14 LUFS is the only mandatory requirement.
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Ok, Thanks DaveKeehl!
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I am not having much time, I have been wanting to participate for long and I always end up postponing it for the next month... it can't be. I will participate this month. (note to myself: check this message next month... xD)

by the way the prize is a full VIP license which includes all VIP scripts, not just Track Inspector VIP

now... let's download the stems!
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I am not having much time, I have been wanting to participate for long and I always end up postponing it for the next month... it can't be. I will participate this month. (note to myself: check this message next month... xD)

by the way the prize is a full VIP license which includes all VIP scripts, not just Track Inspector VIP

now... let's download the stems!
Oh wow! so glad you'll be joining us this month! thanks for the clarification on the prize, I'll change the description in the first post
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I'm competing too this month, the song is so good!
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What a good band it is! Had real pleasure mixing it!
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What a good band it is! Had real pleasure mixing it!
Heyy yeah the song is so good!
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:52 PM   #18
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just sent mine.
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just sent mine.
Awesome!
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:07 AM   #20
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Just finished my mix as well. Hopefully it doesn't suck compare to the others.
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Sent mine in Friday night...
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Sent mine in Friday night...
Got it thanks
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Hi, just mixed file or project to upload ? Which one ?
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Hi, just mixed file or project to upload ? Which one ?
should be a .flac file of your mix and the .rpp
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Yes, as EpicSounds said. You can find all the rules here.
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Just finished and uploaded mine for this month. This is right up my 'ally'. I've done a lot of live production for bands just like this with horns. Always LOVE working with horns although a lot of live engineers cringe. If you know how to EQ they aren't scary at all.

Looking forward to hearing everyone's take on this one for sure! Good luck everyone!
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Just finished and uploaded mine for this month. This is right up my 'ally'. I've done a lot of live production for bands just like this with horns. Always LOVE working with horns although a lot of live engineers cringe. If you know how to EQ they aren't scary at all.

Looking forward to hearing everyone's take on this one for sure! Good luck everyone!
very curious to hear yours then
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Last day of mixing, wrap it up!
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You can now vote on the website
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Found the video of the live recording for those who are interested.

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Hey man thanks a lot for the feedback but try to give your feedback in the feedback phase at the end of the month. Any comments right now might bias other users that didn’t even listen to the mixes in the first place. Very appreciated but let’s try to follow the usual program, okay?

Also, please DON’T say which one is your mix. That’s like spoiling the end of a movie!
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Hey man thanks a lot for the feedback but try to give your feedback in the feedback phase at the end of the month. Any comments right now might bias other users that didnít even listen to the mixes in the first place. Very appreciated but letís try to follow the usual program, okay?

Also, please DONíT say which one is your mix. Thatís like spoiling the end of a movie!

Sorry, didn't occur to me. I thought the first month I did this someone else posted feedback during voting. Could be wrong. Anyway I deleted my comments and will repost at the appropriate time!
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Sorry, didn't occur to me. I thought the first month I did this someone else posted feedback during voting. Could be wrong. Anyway I deleted my comments and will repost at the appropriate time!
Thank you I hope I wasn’t too harsh
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Thank you I hope I wasn’t too harsh
Not a bit!
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Two days left to vote
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It seems that the website allow to vote more than once...
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It seems that the website allow to vote more than once...
The only way I can really fix that is by creating a login system... which is a huge endeavour and I want to keep the voting open to anybody. The only thing I can do is check the IP address of each entry, which is what I've been doing for years now
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Results are in... and they are very interesting this time

The first 4 positions were really close. A couple more votes and the results would have been completely different. However, only one user was able to please the majority of the voters, and that person was... UEMA!

I think it's only the second time you've participated so nice job please choose a song from here and send me a DM when you're done choosing.

For the others, please now let's give everybody a round of applause and let's share some feedback, ok?

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September 2019:



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Old 09-29-2019, 08:24 AM   #40
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congratulations to UEMA
here are my short notes:

#01 good mix, for my taste guitar and organ could be a bit more present
#02 toms could sound fatter, snare sounds compressed, good mix
#03 my mix (would do less reverb if i could change things)
#04 vocals sound a bit dull from proximity effect, drums very dry
#05 vocals need a dip at 600Hz, good mix, good energy in the horn section
#06 balanced but sounds a bit small
#07 balanced and clear, everything sounds focussed, very good
#08 everything is a bit thin and dry, mix could use more warmth
#09 good mix, could be a bit more transparent
#10 mix sounds dull, everything except vocals sounds far away
#11 mix sounds like on small speakers, needs more bass and warmth
#12 good balanced mix
#13 horns very far away, weird delay on vocals (but interesting)
#14 horns a bit thin, not a big fan of putting the whole section in one speaker, mix could sound bigger, like your guitar sound
#15 and i thought my mix has plenty of reverb, might be an esthetic descision but things get muddy by so much reverb
#16 vocals need more eq (dip in low mids), the whole mix would be more open
#17 toms could sound better, good mix but a bit dull overall

i voted 7-1-9
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