Win A Copy Of Sonic Faction’s Archetype Kontakt Bundle


To mark the integration of their Archetype virtual instruments with Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol, Sonic Faction is giving away a copy of their full Archetype Kontakt Bundle.

Archetype is a collection of eight virtual instruments (Beatdown, Sickness, Evilfish, Hatchet, Clone, Pulsator, Whoosh Machine and Rogue-One) which run the gamut of vintage and modern instruments, which are manipulated and controlled with Archetype’s controls and interfaces.

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Caroline & Focusrite Want To Give You A Record Deal


Focusrite has teamed up with Caroline Music International, a division of Universal Music Group, to offer one YouTube performer the possibility of a recording contract.

All you need to do to enter is record and upload a YouTube video of yourself singing and performing an original song on an instrument, and submit it through the competition page. There’s no fee to enter.  Continue reading

Bleep Labs’ BleepDrum In LittleBits BitLab Vote

LittleBits Electronics recently debuted their bitLab where users, prototypers, and designers can submit their idea for what the company should manufacture next.

LittleBits eCommerce Manager Phil DeGisi explains, “If the module gets enough votes from our community, we review it, and in many cases will manufacture it. If we manufacture it, the module designer gets 10% of the revenue. We like to say that it’s the app store for hardware.”

One bitLab submission that may be of particular interest to Synthtopia readers is The Bleep Drum by Austin, Texas-based Bleep Labs.

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Musicworks Magazine Announces 2014 Electronic Music Composition Contest

Musicworks2014ContestMusicworks Magazine has announced an Electronic Music Composition Contest.

The magazine invites musicians to compose an experimental piece in one of the following genres: acousmatic, audio art, electroacoustic, glitch, intelligent dance music, microsound, noise, turntable art, or video music.

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Korg Gadget For iPad Remix Contest

korg-gadgetKorg has teamed up with SoundCloud to on a worldwide Korg Gadget contest.

The Korg Gadget for iPad Remix Contest runs from February 28 through March 31, 2014. Prizes include an array of Korg gear.

Contestants can enter by remixing any of the official demo songs that are pre-installed on Gadget for iPad and then uploading the remixed track to GadgetCloud.

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