Oenkenstein Audio Dalina String Ensemble Song Competition

Great fun, great prizes! Good luck!
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Oenkenstein
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Post 23 Nov 2022

Now the Dalina String Ensemble Rack Extension has been released, Oenkenstein Audio in collaboration with Reasontalk wants you to get your creativity going with a challenge:

The Dalina String Ensemble Song Competition:
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The Dalina String Ensemble is a synthesizer string ensemble modeled after a Solina String Ensemble at the studio. Build in 1974, manufactured by the firm Eminent at Bodegraven, The Netherlands. The synthesizer is combined with an acoustic symphonic orchestra section recorded by Leonard Ludvigsen.

The back panel provides CV inputs. The Rack Extension comes with 39 patches. 9 off them require Reason 12 installed.

Wish you all good luck and fun,

/Ed Gool
Oenkenstein Audio

The rules:

General:
• Entries must be emailed to reasontalkcontest@gmail.com (WITH "Dalina song competition" IN THE SUBJECT LINE)
Please include:
  • 1) a link to your track,
  • 2) your ReasonTalk username and
  • 3) ‘Dalina song competition’ in the subject/header of the email.
  • Entries must be submitted by 23:59:59 PST on December 6, 2022 (before 12:00AM / 00:00 PST).
  • Only one entry per participant.
  • No remixes or cover songs. Your work must be original.
  • Do not use copyrighted samples or material that hasn’t been cleared.
  • Be aware that we will ask you to provide the Reason project file to check for compliance to these rules. If you bounce to track, leave the original lane/device intact!
  • Oenkenstein Audio reserves the right to showcase all submissions on the media page of the Oenkenstein Audio website.
Instruments:
• Two instruments in the song must have an active Dalina String Ensemble used. There are no restrictions on using vocals, drum loops and samples.

Effects:
• No restrictions.

Utilities and Players:
• No restrictions.

Prizes:
  • 1st place: Free licenses for 3 Rack Extensions made by Oenkenstein Audio.
  • 2nd place: Free licenses for Dalina String Ensemble Rack Extension and 1 other Oenkenstein Audio Rack Extensions of your choice.
  • 3rd place: 1 Free license for Dalina String Ensemble Rack Extension.
Judges:
Oenkenstein Audio and the ReasonTalk Team.

Links to the products pages:
https://www.reasonstudios.com/shop/rack ... -ensemble/
and
www.oenkenstein.nl/Dalina.asp

Dalina String Ensemble Operation Manual and Combinator backgrounds:
http://www.oenkenstein.nl/Dalinadownloads.asp

Countdown timer: https://countingdownto.com/?c=4430462
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wowhow
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Post 24 Nov 2022

Woah! Nice. Looking forward to this one as well.

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Loque
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Post 29 Nov 2022

There is one week left. Let your creativity flow to win!
Reason12, Win10

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Post 02 Dec 2022

Just three days left...
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Popey
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Post 02 Dec 2022

Looking forward to hearing the entries on this. I would have loved to enter but sadly do not have time at moment but will be trialling this re when I do.

Best of luck in the competition all 👍

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Post 02 Dec 2022

Unusually enough for me, I am the first to post my own entry.

I wouldn't know how to describe the piece, I just know that it was fun to write :) I was surprised by the quality of Dalina's samples and the ease with which they fit into the various parts of the song. I love the realistic but-not-too-realistic feel, with that retro flavour that reminds me a bit of ELO.

All the orchestral parts (strings spiccato, sustain, pizzicato) are by Dalina, as well as the horn section and the main synth 'best of both worlds' which, in my opinion, is worth the RE purchase alone.

I look forward to hearing the tracks of the other participants!

Thanks to Oenkenstein and the RT staff for the competition!


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Post Yesterday

I will leave this here for now :)

Something a bit different from me.

TritoneAddiction
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Post Today

Quarmat wrote:
02 Dec 2022
Unusually enough for me, I am the first to post my own entry.

I wouldn't know how to describe the piece, I just know that it was fun to write :) I was surprised by the quality of Dalina's samples and the ease with which they fit into the various parts of the song. I love the realistic but-not-too-realistic feel, with that retro flavour that reminds me a bit of ELO.

All the orchestral parts (strings spiccato, sustain, pizzicato) are by Dalina, as well as the horn section and the main synth 'best of both worlds' which, in my opinion, is worth the RE purchase alone.

I look forward to hearing the tracks of the other participants!

Thanks to Oenkenstein and the RT staff for the competition!

Really cool track. Very groovy and nice chord changes.

TritoneAddiction
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Post Today

Here's my entry.
I didn't have any plans going into writing music for this competition. Apparently it became a metal song. All note generated sounds come from Dalina, but as you can probably tell I've used a lot of effects on many sounds. Still I think it's interesting to see how an instrument can work together with particular effect devices.
7 instances of Dalina were used.


rare_shadow
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Post Today

Mine is a synthwave track. 5 instances of Dalina with lots of stock effects and drums from drum supply.



Very good entries so far. Each one has it's own character

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