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Just exactly what is a remix contest, anyway?

Published: Tue December 20, 2005  News Feed

Remix contests are a great way to get your music in front of others, and also an opportunity to win some fantastic prizes. If you are new to the world of remixing, it\'s really quite simple to get started. You can download everything you need at www.acidplanet.com. Here\'s how it works:

The ACIDplanet.com remix contests incorporate our free ten-track ACID XPress™ software along with loops cut directly from the master tracks of the featured song. You can download everything from the contest page. Of course, if you already own ACID software, you\'re welcome to use it. We usually provide about forty loops from the original track, downloadable in packs of around 10MB each. Download as many of the loops as you need to create your remix.

First download the sample remix and starter loops—eight loops arranged in a simple remix, with an .acd file that constructs the arrangement. The .acd file is an ACID project file that loads and arranges the loops in the program\'s interface. If you\'re new to remixing or to ACID software, this will show you how it works.

Then, in addition to the starter loops and any additional loop packs, bring in your own elements—add loops from your own collection, record yourself on guitar, etc.—whatever you choose. Edit and rearrange everything into your own version of the original track.

When you\'re finished, return to the contest page and click the UPLOAD MY ENTRY button. Upload your track, and you\'ve entered the contest. It\'s that easy!

To view current contests, listen to winning entries from past contests, hear original music, and much more go to www.acidplanet.com.

 
 
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