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This Creativity Competition is now closed. If you are a subscriber to the Audio Masterclass Newsletter, you will have received the results on April 17, 2006.
Take a listen to this track...
Like it? OK, it's a bit 1980's but we can live with that. The entire track was made using just a 1 kHz sine wave and white noise as the source material. No instruments or synthesizers were involved.
Now although this track is quite good, considering the source material, I don't think it is as good as could be achieved by ever-resourceful Audio Masterclass readers.
So here is a competition. The prize is fame and glory, and a photo of you and your studio published prominently on this site. It could be the start of your path to fame and fortune!
The task is this - create a soundscape or piece of music lasting around 30 - 60 seconds using only a 1 kHz sine wave and white noise as your source material.
You may not use any other sound source. You may use any processing technique you like.
In the spirit of true competition, please DO NOT CHEAT!! You won't be able to sleep at night if you do.
When complete, please e-mail your track to email@example.com
The deadline for submissions is Friday March 31, 2006. All tracks will be published on this site in the following week's newsletter, so you need to get started right now. It shouldn't take you more than an hour or so to show off what you can do.
Summary of rules and guidelines...
You will be wanting some source material, and here it is, in .WAV format (right-click, save target as)...
For a little further inspiration, and to set a benchmark of sorts, here is my attempt. It took me about an hour. Anyone care to guess what processing techniques I used? (By the way, I only used the 1 kHz tone - I didn't bother with the white noise).
By the way, the copyright in your work remains yours.