Do I have to purchase something to enter?
No. If you don't have the Reggae & Ska Midi Drum Library, that's okay, just use the free demos located HERE.
Do I get to keep my copyrights?
Yes, you keep your copyrights. You're just giving my company (Prosonic Studios) a non-exclusive royalty-free license to use your audio file as a demonstration of how my patterns might be used. I'm a working musician too and I respect you and your copyrights!
Can I record guitar or sing on the track?
Of course! I encourage you to record any instrument you want, including vocals.
Can my composition have more than 16 bars?
Yes, you can submit a composition that is longer than 16 bars but it MUST use Prosonic Patterns from the Reggae & Ska Midi Drum Library for the entire duration.
Can I upload my composition with a higher resolution like 24bit 98k?
No, only 16bit 44kHz files are allowed at this time.
Can I use more than one Prosonic Pattern in the composition?
Yes, you can use more than one but they MUST all be from the Reggae & Ska Midi Drum Library AND you'll need to submit the directory/filename for each pattern used, so be sure to write them down!
You say that we can "Change the note velocities." but then further down you say that we cannot "Remove any notes from the original Midi Pattern(s)." Does this mean I can't change velocities down to zero?
Yes. All of the notes in the original Midi Pattern(s) must be audible. If you lower the velocity to the point where I can't hear the notes then I will have to take a few points off your score during the voting process.
Can I change a note's instrument? Like from a hi-hat to a cymbal or toms to a synth?
Yes. But remember, these tracks will be used to demonstrate 'drum patterns'. (Despite the fact that you can run these patterns through any instrument.) Just keep in mind that these are 'drum patterns', so don't make the entire pattern a string quartet! So yes, you can change them, just make sure that the pattern basically functions as a 'drum track' in your music.
Can I use bits of the original midi pattern (without removing anything)?
The bottom-line is this: These tracks are to showcase (demo) the patterns in the library. Constructing a new pattern from bits of those patterns, even though it's a perfectly legitimate way of using them, is defeating the purpose (of this contest). BUT! I want you to be creative! So here's the deal: You may chop down to one measure - any smaller 'bit' than that is too much.
Can I put a 'watermark' or advertisement on the track?
No. Even though your track will be showcasing your talent, it's not an advertisement. A link to your page (along with your artist name) will be placed next to each demo track. If that's not enough then please don't enter the competition, as your track will be disqualified.
Where will the Competition be held?
The World Wide Web on Planet Earth.