Create a song using only the stock plugins and samples that come with FL Studio and VEELA will add a vocal & lyrics to the winning track. The winning track will be included as a demo project in the next release of FL Studio. Get heard with over 30,000 demo installations per day! Millions of users world-wide.
First: A. Your song released as an FL Studio demo with vocals by Veela. FL Studio All Plugins bundle (whatever plugins you don't already own + VSTs of all plugins) + iZotope Nectar 2 + more...
Second: FL Studio All Plugins bundle (whatever plugins you don't already own + VSTs of all plugins) + iZotope Nectar 2
Third: FL Studio All Plugins bundle (whatever plugins you don't already own + VSTs of all plugins)
Welcome to the Night Vision remix contest. In association with FL Studio singer/songwriter Veela and our friends at RØDE microphones & Event Electronics we are excited to bring you our most awesome remix competition ever!
Click on the image above to download the remix pack (FL Studio .zip project)
1. You must have an Image-Line account and posting permissions on the Image-Line forums.
2. You must use FL Studio AND the plugin Newtone AND OR Pitcher in the production of the remix. You may use any other Image-Line or 3rd party plugins and or samples (samples must be copyright cleared for music production).
4. You must upload your 192 kbps .mp3 remix/eshere (in Looptalk). By uploading you grant Image-Line permission to host the remix file/s on our servers in perpetuity.
5. You may enter a maximum of 3 remixes.
6. Winners will be asked to submit the FL Studio remix .zip project for verification that the remix was made with FL Studio and to explain how Pitcher AND OR Newtone were used if it is not evident.
7. Competition closes June 5, 2011.
8. In order to collect the 1st & 2nd physical prizes winners agree to supply Image-Line and RØDE/Event with a delivery address (no PO boxes allowed).
9. In order to collect the cash prizes you must have a PayPal account, if you don't have a PayPal account at the time of winning we can add the money to your Image-Line account which can be withdrawn to a PayPal account once established. Alternatively, you can use the money to buy products from the Image-Line Shop.
10. Judges decisions are final, no correspondence will be entered into. Entries will be judged by a panel including Veela, RØDE/Event & Image-Line representatives.
Edit: Veela is now on our Power Users page. Click here to read more.
Q: How did you start using FL Studio and what were your first impressions?
I first stumbled upon the demo of FL by accident, with no intention for music production whatsoever. I started playing around with the loops and patches already supplied in the program and made little songs. It was fun because I could analyze the demo track "Eternity" (Toby Emerson, Solid Inc) and figure out what Toby had done.
I loved the flow of the program. After taking the time to learn from the tutorials online and by trial and error, I was able to gain a good foundation for the next 7 months to come. I feel like I have a good general understanding of the program and am still learning and getting better all the time. I also am in love with all of the FL plugins. I'm constantly raving about them to my producer friends and they all envy me for the Soundgoodizer. Genius. The Fruity Compressor and the Fruity Dist are fabulous aswell.
Being a vocalist, I can really appreciate the one touch recording that FL provides. The audio setting are so easy to manipulate, making it easier to control the buffer when things start cracking up. And even though I'm using a VERY powerful condenser microphone, the sound translation still comes through smooth enough through FL that I can tack on as many effects as I want and not sound tinny. My deepest production secret? The Slicex. This is almost literally how I make all of my hooks. My music is quite pop and so the hooks are crucial to a catchy tune.. I just stick in one of my lead vox and then slice it up to my heart's content. If this was the only feature I liked about FL, I'd still buy it. Just for this.
Q: Tell us about yourself and your production/working environment?
I'm 17 and living in the wonderful Victoria, BC in Canada. I began using FL 7 months ago. I also started DJing a while back and am still working on honing that skill. I'm primarily a producer and am self taught with the exception of priceless mentoring from the likes of Toby Emerson, Christoph Maitland and Vespers.
New musicians are constantly taling about "needing connections" and being sad they don't have them. If you're not born into connections, make them! I can't tell you how many amazing things have happened for me in my musical career from the decision I made to make a tiny email 6 months ago.
I'm a singer and I produce electropop and breaks. I love breaks more than electropop, because it poses more of a challenge for me. I'm also providing vocals for my mentors aswell as producer Myagi and others. My main love about this whole project is that I'm able to feature talent that may otherwise not get the spotlight. I've had the privilege of working with and featuring the incredible rapping skills of Context (Daniel Laughy), a local guy who is going to do amazing things with his soul and rhythm. I held a rap contest last month and the winner, 16 year old uNeek (Naz Khedri) is going to be featured in the alternate version of my track "Circa 1620" with his silky tone and sexy rhymes at the end of the month.
I work from my bedroom. People enter it and go "What?" It's basically my two Mackie MR5s with my laptop, my AKAI MPK61, my Sennheiser HD280 headphones and my baby, my Neumann mic. Very minimal, though you don't need much when you've got the best production platform around.
Q: Do you have any music you can share with us?
My EP, Prelude, is in the works, though I can reveal one of the songs to be pitched to radio in Canada this summer. It's called "Circa 1620" and it's a song telling the story of the motions of broken love. This is the one uNeek will be featured on at the end of the month. Listen here:
My EP sampler is also on my soundcloud page, and another track (though older), Exposure 3.2, is being streamed on my myspace. Check back on my myspace for snippets of tracks I'm working on as I generally post little tastes of songs for a couple of days.
Q: Do you have any links or other info you would like to share?
www.souncloud.com/veelabeats - My music is posted here. This is also a good place to contact me is you'd like to try a collaboration out!
www.facebook.com/#!/pages/VEELA/154553844073 - This ugly web address is for my facebook fanpage, where all the action REALLY happens. If you want to get the most information in one shot, this is where to get it. It's in your best interest for your wellbeing to become a fan. You'll laugh alot. There's been talk of loin cloths..
www.reverbnation.com/veelabeats - This lovely site is like a better myspace with no creeps. I don't update it as much, but it still looks really cool and I put "press clippings" there. Become a fan.
Number one thing to remember: Ask me questions, or leave me comments. I don't care what it's about, I just love doing question answering videos and blog posts. Also, if you have a talent that you'd like to pitch to me for a collaboration, don't hesitate to contact me! I don't just feature rappers, I feature other vocalists, producers and musicians of all types and experience. If you're just getting a handle on things, have a burning desire to succeed, are funny and are ready to put the work in, I'll be your best friend.
You can get updates about when I'm putting my snippets up aswell as when I post new youtube videos, where my live shows are and satirical humor if you sign up for my mailing list. Just give me a shout at veelamusic [ A T ] live [ D O T ] ca if you'd like to participate!
All my love and admiration for creating this amazing production program! I would be nowhere without it today!
Thanks so much for your time Veela, we appreceate it and wish you the very best with your musical career.
Shout out to the girls!
If you are a FL Studio & or Deckadance using producer/artist/DJ (or know one) contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you are doing we'd love to hear.
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