Announcing the UJAM / ReasonTalk Virtual Bassist Competition!

Great fun, great prizes! Good luck!
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Post 16 Apr 2019

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To celebrate the release of the Virtual Bassist Rack Extensions: Royal (all-purpose pop and rock bass), Mellow (soulful modern double bass), and Rowdy (rough and driven picked rock bass), UJAM and ReasonTalk are proud to announce the Virtual Bassist competition! Compose a song spotlighting these new members of the Virtual band and demonstrate your ability to push these instruments to the max for a chance to win them and more! Ten lucky winners total!

Prizes

1st prize: Virtual Bassist Bundle + Beatmaker Bundle + a story feature

2nd – 5th: Virtual Bassist Bundle OR Beatmaker Bundle

6th – 10th: The choice of any one Virtual Bassist or Beatmaker RE


Rules

The rules are simple: showcase one or more of the UJAM Virtual Bassist Rack Extensions in your original song.

Use them in ways in which you feel might be intended and/or get creative! Use them in player mode utilizing the countless included rhythms or take full control in instrument mode…or both! It’s up to you!
  • 10 winners with no cash alternative.
  • Only one entry per participant.
  • Your song must be at least 2 minutes long.
  • You must submit the isolated bass track along with the song.
  • Song challenge begins Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
  • Song challenge ends Monday, May 6 @ 11:59 pm Stockholm/Bremen time.
  • After the closing date, you are not allowed to resubmit/replace your entry. Any resubmissions or alterations will result in disqualification.
  • All entrants, when requested, must be prepared to provide evidence that the rules have been adhered to. This includes providing a copy of the Reason song file to verify.
  • Judges’ decision is final.
What you must use in your song:
  • Any and all REs from the Virtual Bassist series: Royal, Rowdy, and Mellow for all bass sounds.
  • Download the trial versions of these devices here: Royal, Mellow and Rowdy.
What you are allowed to use in your song (with copyright permission/proper licensing):
  • Any recorded live instruments and vocals, aside from bass.
  • Any other non-bass sounds and samples, including synths, sample-based instruments, sampled vocals, drums, etc.
  • Effects: Any native Reason device, Rack Extension, or VST.
  • Utility: Any native Reason device, Rack Extension, or VST.
  • Players: All Player devices are allowed.
What you cannot use / won’t be accepted:
  • Any bass that is not part of the Virtual Bassist series.
  • Copyrighted material.
  • Remixes or cover songs.

Submission
  • Email links to your full song and isolated bass track along with your Propellerhead username to virtualbassist@reasontalk.com.
  • Also, please post links to your song and isolated bass tracks in this thread (i.e. one link for the full song, one link for the bass track). To export only the bass in an audio file, use “Bounce Mixer Channels” in the File Menu. You can leave effects on. Post both links in the thread, in the same post.
  • Please include in the description of your song what you are using from the Virtual Bassist series.
  • We will update the first post to include each song entry (this confirms that your song was accepted).
  • After submitting your song you should not alter it anymore. Once submitted, please don’t change the privacy setting of your song (private/public) as this would invalidate your link.
We encourage participants to use #UJAM, #ReasonTalk, #VirtualBassist when uploading entries to SoundCloud or other hosts.If you feel so inclined to share your entries on social media, tag them @ujaminstruments and @Reasontalk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Since the intro price offer ends before the competition is completed, all participants, should they not win, will have an opportunity to purchase the Virtual Bassists at a special extended intro price offer.


The Judges
  • ReasonTalk
  • UJAM

Let the bass battle begin! :D


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joeyluck
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Post 16 Apr 2019

List of entries
In order of time they were submitted

Member/Post: diminished
Song: https://youtu.be/RdTPu22g6Cg
Isolated Bass Track: https://youtu.be/kQC1eQQV4t4

Member/Post: mcatalao
Song: https://soundcloud.com/mcatalao/pirulito
Isolated Bass Track: https://soundcloud.com/mcatalao/pirulito-bass

Member/Post: Loque
Song: https://soundcloud.com/loqueinthesky/little-cymbol
Isolated Bass Track: https://soundcloud.com/loqueinthesky/li ... assistonly

Member/Post: Sortitoutonsunday
Song: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s3wpz6mjf2l11 ... a.mp3?dl=0
Isolated Bass Track: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ek8ljew0cd007zc/Bass.mp3?dl=0

Member/Post: Imaginary191
Song: https://soundcloud.com/imaginary191/the-return
Isolated Bass Track: https://soundcloud.com/imaginary191/the ... -bass-only

Member/Post: aeox
Song: https://soundcloud.com/aeox2/entry
Isolated Bass Track: https://soundcloud.com/aeox2/entry-bass

Member/Post: rare_shadow
Song: https://soundcloud.com/rare_shadow/shelter-in-the-woods
Isolated Bass Track: https://soundcloud.com/rare_shadow/shel ... -bass-only

Member/Post: AS7RO
Song: https://soundcloud.com/as7rofficial/as7 ... er/s-m0jhk
Isolated Bass Track: https://soundcloud.com/as7rofficial/as7 ... ss/s-4El7k

Member/Post: Desmondblack
Song: https://soundcloud.com/dzm_2018/regrets
Isolated Bass Track: https://soundcloud.com/dzm_2018/regretsbass-only

Member/Post: gavh
Song: https://soundcloud.com/gavin-hodge/back-to-basics
Isolated Bass Track: https://soundcloud.com/gavin-hodge/back ... parts-only

Member/Post: Swedish Dude
Song: https://soundcloud.com/user-229509047/gnome-rave
Isolated Bass Track: https://soundcloud.com/user-229509047/g ... bass-track

Member/Post: Carly(Poohbear)
Song: https://youtu.be/elcV8iqqnfY
Isolated Bass Track: https://youtu.be/1i2ysanuaW0

Member/Post: Boombastix
Song: https://soundcloud.com/user-46258583/vi ... ng/s-ayElE
Isolated Bass Track: https://soundcloud.com/user-46258583/vi ... ss/s-4352z

Member/Post: fretshot7
Song: https://soundcloud.com/exceptioncodeinfinity/bigbigboom
Isolated Bass Track: https://soundcloud.com/exceptioncodeinf ... cking-bass

Member/Post: Grumbleweed
Song: https://soundcloud.com/grumbleweed/animal
Isolated Bass Track: https://soundcloud.com/grumbleweed/animal-bass

Member/Post: Deerstetmusic
Song: https://soundcloud.com/deerstetmusic/uj ... ad-contest
Isolated Bass Track 1: https://soundcloud.com/deerstetmusic/uj ... -contest-1
Isolated Bass Track 2: https://soundcloud.com/deerstetmusic/uj ... -contest-2

Member/Post: retreed
Song: https://soundcloud.com/retreed/underdog
Isolated Bass Track: https://soundcloud.com/retreed/underdog-bass/s-6AzQU

Member/Post: wowhow
Song: https://soundcloud.com/user-989430872/u ... -challenge
Isolated Bass Track: https://soundcloud.com/user-989430872/v ... bass-track

Member/Post: alterEe
Song: https://soundcloud.com/sutijavasara/ms-royal-riffraff
Isolated Bass Track: https://soundcloud.com/sutijavasara/ms- ... aff-basses

Member/Post: SoulState
Song: https://soundcloud.com/wreckabuddy/wreckabuddy
Isolated Bass Track: https://soundcloud.com/wreckabuddy/bass-track

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Loque
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Post 16 Apr 2019

Hui.... OK... Now I need time and knowledge how to use a bass guitar right. 😂
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Post 16 Apr 2019

Joe,
I lose every time (cause im always the worst) so where is the sorry better luck next time .99 cent rewards? ? ?
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Post 16 Apr 2019

There are 10 winners this time! More chances for everyone to get a prize...

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Post 17 Apr 2019

Wohoo, finished! :)

I've got a question regarding the things you want via email: a link to the song (on YouTube) and the bassline attached as MP3 is okay? Or do you need a WAV? Sorry for asking, it's my first competition.
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Post 17 Apr 2019

diminished wrote:
17 Apr 2019
Wohoo, finished! :)
Speedy! :puf_smile:
diminished wrote:
17 Apr 2019
I've got a question regarding the things you want via email: a link to the song (on YouTube) and the bassline attached as MP3 is okay? Or do you need a WAV? Sorry for asking, it's my first competition.
Good question, thanks for asking. Both tracks, the song and isolated bass track, can be shared the same way, whether they are hosted on Soundcloud, YouTube, etc.

It's for sharing not only with the judges, but the forum as well. Fun to hear them within the song, but also soloed. The additional email step is more of a backup for us, as well as a means to keep Propellerhead usernames associated with entries and kept private for those who wish to have it that way.

Happy first competition and glad to have you participating! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Post 17 Apr 2019

Thanks Joey, I'll send an email with my PH username and the things I'm posting here.

First of all, here's the song:


Please enjoy.
I went the triphoppy route as usual, because MELLOW ;) The hardest part was probably getting the rest of my lanes to groove with Mellow and A-List. I'm very happy with that device, because you get results that feel alive quite fast. A little bit of EQing and parallel shenanigans and I was set. Due to the genre, the bassline itself is kinda repetitive (I'm also a sloppy programmer in that regard), it needs the rest of the instruments to shine. But have a listen yourselves:


I'm very excited for the things you other guys come up with!
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Post 17 Apr 2019

WongoTheSane wrote:
16 Apr 2019
There are 10 winners this time! More chances for everyone to get a prize...
Dammit!!! This would have been my chance!!! ;)

D.

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Post 17 Apr 2019

eusti wrote:
17 Apr 2019
WongoTheSane wrote:
16 Apr 2019
There are 10 winners this time! More chances for everyone to get a prize...
Dammit!!! This would have been my chance!!! ;)

D.
Er... We forgot the "UJAM and RT members can not participate" bit!!! You have 15 minutes to slip in a song in before we edit the rules!

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Post 17 Apr 2019

WongoTheSane wrote:
17 Apr 2019
eusti wrote:
17 Apr 2019


Dammit!!! This would have been my chance!!! ;)

D.
Er... We forgot the "UJAM and RT members can not participate" bit!!! You have 15 minutes to slip in a song in before we edit the rules!
:lol: good one

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Post 17 Apr 2019

joeyluck wrote:
17 Apr 2019
WongoTheSane wrote:
17 Apr 2019


Er... We forgot the "UJAM and RT members can not participate" bit!!! You have 15 minutes to slip in a song in before we edit the rules!
:lol: good one
I knew those were the rules, but I should have just kept my big mouth shut and submitted a song when finished! ;)

D.

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Post 18 Apr 2019

Anyone else having problems with this thing? I'm trying to jam with the Rowdy and I can't change style. Everything plays the same. Changing presets changes the sound but not what's being played. All my other RE's and VST's seems to work fine. This is a challenge indeed. :p Is it only me?
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Sortitoutonsunday wrote:
18 Apr 2019
Anyone else having problems with this thing? I'm trying to jam with the Rowdy and I can't change style. Everything plays the same. Changing presets changes the sound but not what's being played. All my other RE's and VST's seems to work fine. This is a challenge indeed. :p Is it only me?
Low octaves on your keyboard are for the "styles", higher octaves for a change of root note. You can see which ones on the RE itself.

To play live you need to have a larger midi keyboard, or you lay down the note changes first, then go down an octave or two and play/record the styles.
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Post 18 Apr 2019

Yeah, I figured that out. I have 49 keys so with four octaves there is one left to play with and the others for phrasing. Which is good enough for me. But shouldn't there be different phrasing to different styles? The info says 40 styles and over 450 phrases, but i have like, one style and about 12 phrases.
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Sortitoutonsunday wrote:
18 Apr 2019
Yeah, I figured that out. I have 49 keys so with four octaves there is one left to play with and the others for phrasing. Which is good enough for me. But shouldn't there be different phrasing to different styles? The info says 40 styles and over 450 phrases, but i have like, one style and about 12 phrases.
I meant phrases btw, not styles. Sorry for the mix up.

11 style phrases (unique per style) * 41 styles = 451.
Plus 23 common phrases (same for each style) = 474 phrases in total.
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Post 18 Apr 2019

This is so weird. Occasionally it changes and I can hear different styles. Then without reason it's back to being the same. It has happened maybe twice now.. Still having fun though!
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Post 18 Apr 2019

I also noticed that the style sometimes changes for no reason and many of styles sound very similar. I decided to go with the Instrument mode.

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Post 18 Apr 2019

Hi!

Here're my participation on the contest.

This song has the Mellow Agogo Patch in instrument mode, where i can control the legatos and slides, plus dead notes.

Just for reference i end up using the A-List Studio drummer, and an A-List Electric Guitarrist Pop Chords so plenty of more stuff that has Ujam's hand!
The piano is "mad on a lady" from Reason Abbey Road Keys, the organ is the blues patch from Sononics Revival and the lead in'strument is a Hammond Melodion 44 (played by yours truly!) all mixed and mastered in Reason.

So with no further delay, here's the song:


And the bass line:


Hope you like it!
MC

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Post 21 Apr 2019

Here is my entry. I tried to play the bass a bit and it's a bit more rocky poppy, so please do not slap me for my first tries.

I used "Melow" for the main bass part, "Royal" for a topping and Rowdy for the guitar-like part. The e-guitar like stuff comes form a pretty bad programmed Europa patch and some amps. The vocal i had laying around here.



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Post 21 Apr 2019

mcatalao wrote:
18 Apr 2019
Hi!

Here're my participation on the contest.

This song has the Mellow Agogo Patch in instrument mode, where i can control the legatos and slides, plus dead notes.

Just for reference i end up using the A-List Studio drummer, and an A-List Electric Guitarrist Pop Chords so plenty of more stuff that has Ujam's hand!
The piano is "mad on a lady" from Reason Abbey Road Keys, the organ is the blues patch from Sononics Revival and the lead in'strument is a Hammond Melodion 44 (played by yours truly!) all mixed and mastered in Reason.

So with no further delay, here's the song:


And the bass line:


Hope you like it!
MC
I really like this :). Excellent :).

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Post 21 Apr 2019

And here is my entry. I chose Rowdy for this and had plans for some kind of rock song, but I guess I spaced out a little bit along the way. Tends to happen when you have fun with Reason. ;)

Instruments also used: Radical piano, Malström, the combinator patch "Movie strings", NN-XT, Thor, Kong, Dr.OctoRex & A-list Power Drummer. Guitars are played by me using the TH-U plugin by Overloud. I also use one instance of Rowdy to do the "Dave Jerden-trick" (layering guitar with a bass + wah pedal). Had to try it with software and it worked!

Here is the song:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/s3wpz6mjf2l11 ... a.mp3?dl=0

And here is the bass track:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ek8ljew0cd007zc/Bass.mp3?dl=0

Hope you like it!!
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Post 22 Apr 2019

Hello. My first post here. I'm visiting this forum regularly since I bought Reason half a year ago. Helped me a lot with various questions.

Here is my entry. I used 2 instances of Virtual Bassist Mellow. Other instruments: Beatmaker DOPE, LABS Strings, LABS Cello, LABS E Piano, AAS Strum Session 2, Radical Piano, Thor, Europa, Grain, Rostnomo. Kong.



Bass only:

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Post 22 Apr 2019

Thanks all for the entries so far! Great stuff!
This list will be updated as they come in: viewtopic.php?p=440863#p440863

Keep 'em coming! 2 weeks left! :puf_smile:

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Post 22 Apr 2019

MrFigg wrote:
21 Apr 2019
mcatalao wrote:
18 Apr 2019
Hi!

Here're my participation on the contest.

This song has the Mellow Agogo Patch in instrument mode, where i can control the legatos and slides, plus dead notes.

Just for reference i end up using the A-List Studio drummer, and an A-List Electric Guitarrist Pop Chords so plenty of more stuff that has Ujam's hand!
The piano is "mad on a lady" from Reason Abbey Road Keys, the organ is the blues patch from Sononics Revival and the lead in'strument is a Hammond Melodion 44 (played by yours truly!) all mixed and mastered in Reason.

So with no further delay, here's the song:


And the bass line:


Hope you like it!
MC
I really like this :). Excellent :).
Not my genre, but like the groove and the melody!
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