The original 1st February deadline for the Sonic Arts Award 2014 has been extended to 10th February 2014. This year’s competition, its second edition, is currently inviting entrants in the following four categories:
• Sound Art
• Sonic Research
• Digital Art
A prize of €1000.00 will be awarded to the winner in each category. There are also a couple of truly wonderful additional prizes that have recently been announced.
Among those sitting on the jury are Canadian composer and academic Barry Truax, German sound artist Christina Kubisch, and composer and musician David Grubbs. There is a submission fee (€25.00 for one work, plus a further €15.00 per additional work entered) and, as always, you are strongly advised to check out the entry requirements and details before entering. The awarding committee has put up an archive of last year’s winners and honourable mentions, so you can get a feel for the competition style, as well as some free downloads if you’re in need of inspiration.
Good luck, if you decide to enter!
ULTRALOOP is a first-of-its-kind loop remixing sampler with a fast and intuitive visual workflow for Native Instruments Reaktor. ULTRALOOP combines advanced loop layering, comping, effect processing and automation techniques to generate new grooves, riffs and song ideas. You can use ULTRALOOP with the included factory sample library or to remix your own samples, injecting new life into any existing loop library. In addition to the factory library, Ultraloop Expansions are available as part of our Loop Expansion series.
• Loop Remixing Sampler.
Advanced layered sampler engine with intuitive interface.
Visual loop compositing.
Generative Gestural FX to create fills, articulations and variations.
Specialized track sequencer with mono and poly draw modes.
Layered playback and editing of up to eight tracks simultaneously.
Independent controls per layer, organized into parameter cells with sliders.
Automatable Preset Grids per parameter group, with 17 memory slots each
8 Global Scenes per snapshot
Preset Grids and Scenes are playable via mouse, MIDI or OSC.
Extensive randomization options.
Time and pitch stretching to allow loops with different BPMs.
Flexible multi-output routing per layer.
Master Punch control
Control nearly every parameter with included iPad Lemur OSC Template by Antonio Blanca
3+ banks of presets
2224 Sound Variations
Over 800mb of included factory sample content by from Enig’matik Records, Loopmasters and Sounds of Revolution.
Optional Expansion Packs by cutting edge artists such as Dusty Fungus, Chris Carter and Si Begg.
We don’t often blow our own trumpet here at Designing Sound. Rather, we prefer to focus on the array of creative and technical excellence out there in the world of sound design, for the likeminded among you to enjoy. However, for those interested in learning a bit more about how and why Designing Sound is kept going behind the scenes, check out the interview with DS Editor-in-Chief, Jack Menhorn, on A Sound Effect’s blog.
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