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Sample Race Day

Welcome to Equalize Music Production’s Sample Race Day! This FREE virtual event is taking place all day on Sunday 30th May – it’s open to everyone, and we hope it’ll be a great opportunity to try out new things, flex your creativity and challenge yourself!

Sign up for:

We will have something for everyone, whether you’ve never tried making music before or you’re an experienced producer.

The Competition

Use our Splice sample pack that has been specially curated by Lil Miss Beats to make your own track. There are no limits on genre or style – you are free to do whatever you want as long as it uses samples from the pack!

The winner and runners up will be announced at our ‘Top 5’ listening party at 7.30PM UK time on our Crowdcast event page.

The Prizes

The winner will receive:

Four runners up will receive 

*Please note: the Focusrite FAST plug-ins are only available in UK/EU/US.

Schedule

All timings are in British Summer Time (BST)

  • 11am: Hello and competition launch with Liina and Emily
  • 11.30am-1pm: Ableton Live Beginner’s Taster Session with Liina (LNA) and Emily
  • 6pm: Track submission deadline
  • 6.30-7.30pm: Panel Discussion – Workflows, Arrangements, Confidence & Self-Belief
  • 7.30-8pm: Top 5 Tracks Listening Party + winner announcement
  • 8-9pm: Lil Miss Beats Live Feedback Session on the winning track

Getting your samples

Lil Miss Beats’ curated sample pack is available through Splice.

We have a promo code that we will be sending out via email to everyone who has registered on Crowdcast that will give you one free month of Splice.

If you already have Splice, you can still download the samples through the link above.

Using the Splice samples can be much easier by using the Splice app to drag samples directly into your project – more information about this here.

Submitting your track

The deadline for submission is 6PM UK time.

The songs will be judged on the producer’s creative use of the samples provided, the originality of the ideas, and the basic arrangement. Please ensure that your song clearly uses at least 5 of the samples from our Sample Pack.

The track needs to be less than 3 and a half minutes long. You can use any DAW.

We aren’t looking for a finished, polished song – you’ll have time to finish it with the help of Lil Miss Beats’ feedback, before it’s mastered.

Please submit your track in MP3 or WAV format via WeTransfer to eqsamplerace@gmail.com 

Please include your artist name and track title in the name of the file. We will be providing more details about requirements for the track including length and the inclusion of samples on the day.

Beginners’ Taster Session – 11:30-13:00

This free session with Emily and Liina will be an introduction to the wonderful world of Ableton Live, and give you a taste of our courses.

No experience is necessary for this session, just a pair of headphones, internet connection, and a laptop which meets the minimum system requirements. You will be guided through your first steps with the software, create your own beats and melodies, and be encouraged to ask any questions you have along the way.

If you don’t already have Ableton Live, you will need to download the trial version here and have it open before the session starts.

If you have any issues with installation, try the Installation help page or contact Ableton support.

Help!

If you need any technical help, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! You can DM us on Instagram or email Isobel, our Events Manager, at eqsamplerace@gmail.com 

Good luck, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with! 😎

E-mail equalizeproduction@gmail.com Hours Equalize Music Production CIC / Company Number: 13008716
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