Novation Is Giving Away A Classic OSCar Synthesizer

Novation is launching a summer-long celebration of its 35+ year heritage with a giveaway of one of the most rare and beloved classic synthesizers, the OSCar. The celebration also honors Novation’s longtime synthesizer designer, Chris Huggett, who, along with the OSCar programmable monosynth (1983), is also the designer responsible for the WASP monosynth (1978), the… Read More Novation Is Giving Away A Classic OSCar Synthesizer

Propellerhead Video Challenge: Create a Song From Scratch

Propellerhead Software is holding a contest: they are asking songwriters to submit a video tutorial (via YouTube), no more than 5 minutes in length, showing how you create a song from scratch. The winner’s video gets featured on the Propellerhead site. Deadline is March 25, 2014. Rules and more information are at this link.

Novation Celebrates With ‘Heritage’ Movie, Sample Pack and Gear Giveaway Contest

Today synth maker Novation¬† announced three new goodies that celebrate the company’s heritage: a short film, a free sample pack, and a synth giveaway contest. Movie: First, they’ve just today debuted a short film (above) that explores Novation’s heritage. (Well worth watching, if only to glimpse synth designer Chris Huggett’s workshop). Sample Pack: Next, the… Read More Novation Celebrates With ‘Heritage’ Movie, Sample Pack and Gear Giveaway Contest

Steve Reich Swag Giveaway

Classical music publishing company Boosey and Hawkes is holding a contest to “ring in” the November 16 all-Steve Reich concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC). Steve Reich is a composer in the classical tradition that helped pioneer electroacoustic music, music as a gradual process and musical minimalism. The first prize winner will receive… Read More Steve Reich Swag Giveaway

Moogfest / Moog Music Circuit-Bending Challenge: Batteries Required

Moogfest and Moog Music have announced the fourth annual Moog Circuit Bending Challenge, in conjunction with Moogfest 2014. For this year’s circuit bending contest, entrants are challenged to take a battery-powered device and modify (“circuit bend”) it into a winning instrument capable of creating “new and unique” sounds — for a total budget of $70… Read More Moogfest / Moog Music Circuit-Bending Challenge: Batteries Required