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Jane Smithsonian Institution Remix Competition

The Smithsonian Institution has begun posting collections of sounds from their archives, and they are unlike anything else you’ll hear on the web, like recordings of frogs and insects from the Encyclopedia of Life to astrophysical observatory sounds.

Now the Smithsonian is calling on you to sample, chop and remix selected recordings from their entire collection of sounds, including recordings of frogs and insects from Encyclopedia of Life, Astrophysical Observatory sounds, Smithsonian Jazz masterworks, and Smithsonian Folkways.

The rules are simple. Submissions may be any length, but must incorporate at least two Smithsonian tracks.

The winners will be selected by Smithsonian’s panel of judges: John Edward Hasse, Curator of American Music at the National Museum of American History, DJ Molly Ruland from OneLoveMassive, and sound effects expert, Shaun Farley.

Instructions and prizes are detailed below. Deadline for submission is November 8. Find official info here.

Happy creating!

Instructions:
1. Browse through the Smithsonian Remix collections
2. Download the tracks that capture your imagination
3. Remix those sounds with your own original sounds*
4. Upload your finished creation to SoundCloud
5. In the description of your sound, please clearly attribute any source material that you used**
6. Join the Smithsonian Remix group
7. Click the “Add to group” button on your sound and submit it to the Smithsonian Remix group
8. Listen, like, comment on and share your fellow contestants’ sounds

*Please make sure you have all the proper copyright permissions for any source material you use and comply with SoundCloud Terms of Use.
**All Smithsonian Remix sounds have been made available under an “Attribution – NonCommercial” Creative Commons license. You can find more details about this license here.

Prizes:
First Place (1):
A 5-year SoundCloud Pro Unlimited subscription
Two VIP tickets to Smithsonian Remix Live November 15
Voices of the Satellites CD from Smithsonian Folkways
One year membership to Smithsonian Associates

Runners Up (3):
Two VIP tickets to Smithsonian Remix Live November 15
A 1-year SoundCloud Pro Unlimited subscription

In addition, the first prize winning submission may be featured on SMITHSONIANAT8.com, and samples of approved submissions may be spun live at the SMITHSONIAN at 8 event November 15, 2013.

If a prize becomes unavailable for any reason, the Smithsonian reserves the right to substitute a prize of like or equal value. Winners may not request prize substitution. One prize per person.

Dave Mix It Like Flash

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Because there is no limit on filesize for the tracks that you upload, SoundCloud has proved popular with many DJ’s needing to find a good place to host their mixes and easily share them across the web. So what could be better than having one of the most pioneering DJ’s and performers of all time, Grandmaster Flash, inviting you to upload your own mix to SoundCloud. You could even win some Traktor PRO DJ equipment in the process.

Go to http://www.grandmasterflash-thebridge.com/competition/ to download two tracks from the album, and include them on a half hour DJ mix.  Use whatever methods you like. Get creative. Double it up and scratch it. Just make sure that it’s hot. There is a FREE, fully functional TRAKTOR PRO demo version available here which you can use for your mix. Once finished you’ll need to head back to the competition page and upload the mix via the SoundCloud dropbox embedded there.

Grand Prize:: 1 Traktor Scratch Pro digital DJ system including Traktor Pro software, the award-winning AUDIO 8 DJ audio interface, timecoded vinyls and Multicore Cables.  Winning mix will be played on the new Strut radio show on Diesel-U Music and featured on the Strut podcast.

Runner Up Prize: : Autographed copy of Flash’s new CD, The Bridge. Copy of out-of-print Grandmaster Flash mix CD The Official Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on Strut. Copy of Flash’s Autobiography My Life, My Beats

Third Prize:: Copy of Flash’s new CD, The Bridge

For more info and to submit mixes, go to http://www.grandmasterflash-thebridge.com/competition/

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