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InnerPartySystem is now giving you a chance to remix their song “Not Getting Any Better” from their newest EP titled “Never Be Content”. This is the band’s first release on Red Bull Records. Highlights of this remix contest is the fact that you as a remixer gain exposure in getting your remix released on Red Bull Records as well as braggin righs.

Song: InnerPartySystem – Not Getting Any Better

InnerPartySystem EP

InnerPartySystem EP

Site: Indaba Music


1st Place:$1,000 prize and the opportunity to be official released on the Red Bull Records.

2nd & 3rd: $500, remix streamed on the official Facebook page of InnerPartySystem.

10 Runner Ups – 1 Year Pro Membership on Indaba Music.

Basic Rules: All contestants must be over 13 years of age. All rights are transfered away in the remixes. Visit Indaba for more details concerning this remix.


So I decided on writing on my experience about a remix contest that I entered on Tracks And Fields. As a fan of The Get Up Kids, I was thrilled of the fact to have the opportunity to remix their latest single Keith Case. However, the experience on working this remix was a failure. Not on my part but on Tracks And Fields.Why? Well, with online collaboration and remix contests popping up all over the place, we are given opportunities we couldn’t have before. In my opinion, Indaba has lead the way for bringing opportunities for those who want to collaborate and those who want to compete.

Tracks And Fields is an example of how not to run things. After I entered the Keith Case Remix competition, I’ve been eagerly waiting to see who won. The contest ended on June 10th. Now the funny thing is only TEN entries were submitted. So Tracks And Fields and The Get Up Kids need only to pick 1 out of 10. Really, not that hard. But, in my opinion there isn’t a winner. I believe they simply scrapped the whole thing together.

After repeated attempts to contact Tracks And Fields about the status of the competition I was met with no reply. Try going to their “forums” and you’ll find its a ghost town. Not to mention the forum and site is organized poorly like a flashback to 1995. Overall, the site is a mess and trying to find someone to collaborate with will be hard. Most of the user base just signed up once and never looked back to log in again. Probably, first time users who just made an account to be in a contest.

My bottom line is this. Even if one, two, or ten entered a contest. The least you could do is notify that the contest has ended and their is no winner. There are ten contestants out their who worked hard on something and are awaiting results.


“The Mono/Fury is a VST™2.4 software synthesizer plug-in for Microsoft Windows® emulating the classic KORG Mono/Poly® analog synthesizer of the early 1980’s. It is written in native C++ code for high performance even on “lighter” systems. Main features are:

  • Close emulation of behavior and all controls
  • Monophonic/quadrophonic keyboard action
  • Four band-limited oscillators
  • Four-pole lowpass filter with self-oscillation
  • “Effects” section including Cross modulation and hard sync
  • Arpeggiator with sync-to-host option
  • Additional tweak section

Download Mono/Fury


“Sonokinetic sampled two original 17th century carillons. Two , one octave bell systems in two velocity layers. Since you can only play hard and soft on these instruments we’re bound to only these two dynamic spectrum’s.” Available in Kontakt and WAV format. 

Download Carillon by Sonokinetic

FREE87 Effects

“The FREE87 series is based on the upcoming ANALOG87 series which features a set of 5 high quality analog-style VST effects for Windows. Instead of just providing a limited demo of the ANALOG87 series, eaReckon is glad to offer fully working free plugins using the same engine.

These tiny VST plugins for Windows are not only easy to use, they sound good too. Even though some of the controls of the ANALOG 87 versions have been stripped out, they will probably have a useful place in your virtual rack.”  Download FREE87 Effects.

606 Drums

“606 Drums by Wave Alchemy serves up 290 drum samples from Roland’s sought-after TR-606 drum machine. The samples included have been lovingly recorded through an API pre-amp with many sounds boasting multiple round robin variations, accent and velocity layers!”

Download 606 Drums.

Prime Loops has released a pack of 500mb samples for you to download, hurry because these samples won’t be around for long. Limited Time Only!

Snooky Drum Kit:

“New drumkit called SNOOKY001. It is a combo of some kinda retro meets grimey meets elctronic. Have fun using these sounds.”

Free Stuff for Live:

The instruments were made using samples from our Foundation 1 & 2 sample packs, and also some waveforms from the default Ableton library. Open the info view to see additional information on each rack.

You get some great sounding sfx, bass, pad and rhythmic sounds. Install instructions are on the zip file. Enjoy!

Live 8 and Sampler required.

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Head over to Real Music Media and check out their library collection that they have now released for free.

The Waveformless blog has posted another entry in its Free Sample Friday. This time its “a fat bass sound from the Oberheim Matrix 6 (actually a 6r) multisampled on all the C’s and F’s across the keyboard.”

Check it out here.

Heads up everyone! Synth Geek has a great selection of freeware samples for you to enjoy. Check out Synth Geek Samples.