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April-May 2014: Queen - Radio Ga Ga

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fran
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Hello,

Here it goes a new Challenge:

Queen - Radio Ga Ga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azdwsXLmrHE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azdwsXLmrHE

As many sounds as you can.

Submit your entry before May 31st 2014.

The price will be an exclusive-reject imitations ksetlist.com 4 Gb thumb drive!!!

Don't post anything in advance here, just send your entry to hipogrito@gmail.com

Thanks!!!

Regards,
Fran

 
Posted : 07/04/2014 7:36 pm
Igloo1976
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Awesome! I'm keen and will have a go!

Kurzweil PC3 + Kore64, Kurzweil PC88MX, Roland Fantom XR, Korg O5/RW, Yamaha S90XS, Nord Rack 2X.

 
Posted : 07/04/2014 10:29 pm
fran
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Hi,

Reminder: One month left!

Regards,
Fran

 
Posted : 30/04/2014 11:43 am
lizard king
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Who are those YOUNG kids in that vid???!??!???!

(I'm really getting old.....)

 
Posted : 18/05/2014 4:52 pm
fran
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Hi,

You know I'm always take my time with the awards...

But there will be ONE winner...

Regards,
Fran

 
Posted : 14/07/2014 5:46 pm
fran
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Hi,

Wait, Who said 2014????

Well, it's 2015 and we have ONE winner!!!!!!

Actually, in this case the wait is totally worth it as what he has done is pretty awesome.
(mp3 demos coming soon...)

The winner is the great Malc from the Czech Republic. In his own words:

I've been synthesising for many years, starting back in the 80s on Jupiter 6's (yes I had two - stereo!), then stopping to have a life, and then happily stopping that life to get back to making sounds again a few years ago. Ok not stopping, but trying to fit it in. I came across a way to make the Fairlight Sara voice, without resorting to an external sample, but using additive synthesis in the PC3 and now 4 years later I have a website where each sound was a lot of blood sweat and tears. The site and sounds are still under construction.

The Radio Ga Ga sounds were also a lot of work and are actually the hardest thing I've done. Its one thing getting a good sounding generic bass and strings, but quite another to match the bass, voices and other sounds on that record. I tried hard to match the record without using external effects, and my effort is still not quite there. I will still be tweaking it and will no doubt upload another version in a years time!

Check his awesome sounds at http://enjoythesirens.com

Please congratulate Malc by having a visit at his website. Thanks!

And we have an honorific second place as well! igloo1976 or mr. Martyn Galea from New Zealand. He did also a great job. I'll add his file in a second post. But big thanks Martyn for your work as well.

Both of them will receive a unique ksetlist thumb drive, that, even a year later, it's still not totally outdated :D

Thanks to both. People like them is what makes this totally worth it.

Regards,
Fran

 
Posted : 25/09/2015 1:51 pm
happyrat1
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Video is private?

Gary :P

I'm NOT impressed :P

 
Posted : 25/09/2015 2:25 pm
fran
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Hi,

The original Queen video was moved. I put a new link.

Regards,
Fran

 
Posted : 25/09/2015 2:28 pm
cecchino
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I've visited Malc's site (I didn't know of its existence before) and I WAS impressed.
Great sounds there ;) hope they will be available soon.

 
Posted : 26/09/2015 4:18 am
austringer
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Holey Moley - I've not visited Malc's site before either but that's impressive!

Would love to be able to download/dissect some of the other programs on there (Fade to Gray particularly!)

Cheers,
Steve

 
Posted : 26/09/2015 10:38 am
M.Dudas
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No wonder. The nation of Jan Hammer, Miroslav Vitous, Antonin Dvorak, and many others... 8-)
Congrats!
- - -
(they also have wonderful - Art of Sound )

 
Posted : 26/09/2015 7:03 pm
Malc
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First I really want to thank Fran for this great site and causing me endless late nights working on the challenge :)

And thanks guys for the compliments, it really means a lot.

No wonder. The nation of Jan Hammer, Miroslav Vitous, Antonin Dvorak, and many others... 8-)
Congrats!

Many thanks but I'm sorry to disappoint, I'm actually just English, living in Prague half the time. I used a Czech email for the submission :oops:
But you're right, what a nation. I'm sure it's their beer :)

Malc

Famous synth sounds - a work in progress:
http://enjoythesirens.com

 
Posted : 27/09/2015 5:10 am
tonybanksfan
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Not a fan of the song but,... great job Malc, you definitely have a good ear and the Kurzweil skill level to apply it.

 
Posted : 29/09/2015 7:10 am
MIHI
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Great sound!

 
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