Libre Music Challenge #7 : Yet Another Kick !

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Sahaathyva
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Libre Music Challenge #7 : Yet Another Kick !

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tl;dr
Make a track on a free DAW using either Lmm's Kicker or its port KickMess for at least a lead and the bass line. Kudos multiplier of 1.33 for the mighty heroes of the 1 synth mania :idea:
Submit before midnight (0:00) 02-21-2021 (21th February GMT)
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Hello all,

Since the Libre Music Challenge #06 got its little success and i had fun doing this,i decided to go further more in the Lmc organisation :mrgreen:


The Libre Music Challenge is an event that originated in the chat server run by producer/musician/youtuber Unfa.
In this challenge we use only free audio software and some general rules apply (check viewtopic.php?p=120524#p120524)


Our fellow weirdconstructor is porting the lmms Kicker synth to vst format :
https://github.com/WeirdConstructor/Kickmess

So in this month challenge we're gonna make a track using this kick/percussive synth plugin, but in a challenging way of course :lol:


All music must be made using only FLOSS/Libre audio software .
At least 1 lead and the bass line must be made from the kicker or kickmess plugin.
Kudos if your track is made using this plugin only (fx allowed this time!) , 1,33 multiplier for your final score.
I think it is a good way to rediscover an underated lmms synth or discover is new port for other daws.

Well, that's it. Good luck and I look forward to hearing your submissions and reading about how you did it.

before midnight (0:00) 02-21-2021 (21th February GMT)

You can submit tracks by posting links to your work in this thread. Make sure the audio is downloadable and mp3 or ogg (as the FLAC is too long to upload :( ) as all tracks will be posted on archive.org. (link will follow)

Good luck and if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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The Yak is sure to inspire some beautiful tunes.
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Here is my submission.

https://soundcloud.com/no9nein9/largos- ... xbSzIwWzhe

Download link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19knbZf ... sp=sharing

I called it "Bleakuary" because it's a bit bleak sounding, I thought and it's a bleak time of year :)

I used only Kicker in LMMS because I wanted to maximise the possible points keep it simple. I used 12 instances and some LADSPA effects on the tracks, there's a screen on my session in the thumbnail. I put it through the JAMIN mastering thing after. I don't really know what I am doing with it but it made the bass sound a little better.
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Thanks for the sub , but SC says "titre introuvable" which is a fr for the 404 error :mrgreen:

Can you please give an ogg or mp3 export of the project?

i got to collect them all to upload at the end of the deadline.
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Sorry, I didn't check the link outside of my own account. Soundcloud link should work now but you can only download if you have a account yourself, I realise :x , so there is a download link also now.
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This was fun :D

Thx @Sahaathyva for organizing this round.

Here is my submission: https://soundcloud.com/sg75_2/kickmessiness
Download link is: https://sonnengesicht.de/sg75%20-%20Kickmessiness.ogg

I have almost exclusively used Kickmess for percussion, instruments and the FX. Even the carrier for the vocoder is kickmess, but for the modulator two espeaker samples are used. Tons of automation (partly recorded in write mode during dragging handles in EQ10Q) and lotsa plugins are used.

Limiting myself to just one synth, made me leave my comfort zone and I've learned a lot.

E.g. the gun shot sound was an accident: Kickmess (white noise) -> ACE Compressor (low threshold, extrem compression) -> ACE Amplifier (high amplification) --> Dragon Fly Reverb (indecent long decay). The original idea was to create a filter sweep :o

I will definitely use Kickmess again :!:

Cheers
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For the 7th Libre Music Challenge "only Kickmess" here's my month's submission: Cuba Libre.
https://soundcloud.com/stefano-droghetti/cuba-libre

Made ONLY with Kickmess on Ardour on Linux. All the instruments you hear are only Kickmess. No other generators or waveshapers or samples.

In addition, these are the effects I used:

ACE Compressor
LSP Graphic Equalizer x16
Calf limiter
AM Pitchshifter
Dragonfly Hall Reverb
AirWindows BassAmp
Calf Multi Chorus
Calf Saturator
Calf Haas Stereo Enhancer
Larynx
LibreArp
Calf Sidechain Compressor
GxEpic

You can download the project here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-g1Smy ... sp=sharing

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Thanks for the contributions !
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Here is my contribution to the challenge. I haven't done any piece of music in years, but I thought, I would just try to do something.
So here is "Sequencemess 1": https://soundcloud.com/weirdconstructor ... encemess-1

It's really just a recording of noodling some knobs in a patch with only 5 Kickmess instances (Kick, Snare, Hihat'ish thing and two melody/arp lines) and a reverb effect.

On a side note: I released version 0.2.2 yesterday with a few fixes: https://github.com/WeirdConstructor/Kic ... tag/v0.2.2
And a new feature: A filter! :D
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I managed to get 3 hours to make something this month, so i engage in the LMC #07.

Ardour 6.5, 11 kickmess instances et a bunch of FX ( mostly reverb busses and delay busses + Eq everywhere , a ACEcomp and for the fun 2 regrader at the end of the tune :D

Here's mine : A Squarish mess! , because KickMess only and because my final mix is such a mess :oops: :

https://soundcloud.com/user-301824472/m ... arish-mess


Btw @Senbee i just read the name of the tracks in your ardour screenshot , well done :P
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Hello fellow LMClers,

Here is my submission for LMC07 using exclusively Kickmess https://github.com/WeirdConstructor/Kickmess as a sound source, downloads enabled:
https://soundcloud.com/mylofymusic/gimme-a-lunch-break

DAW Ardour 6.5, 24 instances of Kickmess and a ton of processing (all FOSS), you'll find the details and a list of all plugins on the SC page. I've attached the project here (CC-BY) in case anyone would like to dissect, modify, remix, inspect it. Just remember to have all listed plugins installed.

Cheers!
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Hey Linux musicians !

Just a reminder , challenge is still up for a week :P
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https://open.audio/library/tracks/109167/

Pulsing Bulb - Bos grunniens

The only sound source is Kickmess. Made with Ardour, Carla, a large number of Guitarix plugins, lots of LSP too, TAL-Dub 3, B.Oops, and a few others.

I don't have my good headphones with me, let alone studio monitors, so this is mixed on no-brand £25 headphones, and I must apologize for the resulting quality.
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Amazing stuff, following this thread with great interest. Been out of the loop for a while but what a time to dip my toes in again. Keep it coming!
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