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MakeTunes Guitarist Competition

Well it's here folks, the first MakeTunes Guitarist Competition! I know many of you are really looking forward to this one. I've lined up some great commercial VST effects software from Ohmforce as prizes too - I'm sure you guitarists can have some fun with the premium Distortion and Phaser VST effects we've got on offer!

Who can enter?
This is a competition for guitarists - you're free to put whatever else in your track that you like, but the track should clearly have you playing some type of real guitar in it! A focus on your great skills as a guitarist is likely to wow the judges most of all! Show us what you can do, and have fun with it!

What can you win?
Ohmforce have been kind enough to donate almost US$700 worth of their great VST effects products (they also do VST instruments, check their site for more info).

1st Place
The winner of this competition will receive:

2nd Place
Runnerup in this competition will receive:

3rd Place
3rd place in this competition will receive:

How long do you have?
The guitarist competition will end on 20 August 2009.

What are the rules?

  • Up to 2 songs can be entered into this competition.
  • Must feature you playing a real guitar of some kind!
  • Should be a song you recorded for this competition.

Who will be judging?
Matt
The Sole

How do you enter?
Just record your song, upload it to maketunes, and post a link to your track as a comment below...

Can't wait to hear what you lot can do with this competition, and no matter the outcome, I'm CERTAIN there will be loads of inspirational and entertaining musical creations as a result of this!


matt's picture

Guitarists, it's time to get busy!

DanstheTsar's picture

hell yeah im all over this, gonna be phat!!!!!

CloudSpeed's picture

any probs with a musician posting 2 songs Matt and Sole?

Julian Angel's picture

Yeeeeeeaaaahhhh !!!

Great idea, so here's my "tune": http://www.maketunes.com/audio/in-a-rush

Hope you'll enjoy it....

Cheerz

Julian

all u gotta do is rock
www.angel-rock.com
www.myspace.com/julianangelroxx
www.cdbaby.com/cd/julianangel

Mike_S's picture

Nice one Matt/Joe. Thanks for the cool comp. Will have an entry for this.

I'm off to practice!

Mike S

taurusmoo's picture

Sounds cool....

I had a little break from writing. Good time to come back.

Thx for the mail Matt. :)

Fourth Dimension's picture

Thank you for the E-mail Matt , looks like a great contest , honestly I do not think of myself as a real guitarist but why the heck not do it.
It will be great to hear everyone’s guitar emphasized type stuff. :)

micky_blue's picture

man i hope i win this, my amp just blew and distortion vst's are where its at lol. comment on my song please!!! and if you only have normal computer speakers, try using headphones!!!

matt's picture

Shouldn't be a problem recording 2 songs for this comp Cloudspeed. I think we'll limit it to 2 entries per person.

Get into it everybody!

guitarman5150's picture

Two entries? Wow...thanks Matt!!

Fourth Dimension's picture
Teddy Brazello's picture

king says

wish i still played guitar. this is gonna be one of the best contest ever on maketunes i think . we got alot of great guitarest on here . and i cant wait to hear all the songs that come out of this contest .

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King Dattoli's MySpace
Teddy Brazello's MySpace

CloudSpeed's picture

very very happy song...almost like a polka but different

http://www.maketunes.com/audio/happy-happy

Mike_S's picture

That was awesome Cloudspeed. Really feelgood.

Mike S

Julian Angel's picture

Entry #2 simply because I couldn't resist....

http://www.maketunes.com/audio/exposed

Cheerz - and thanxx again for all the comments on "In A Rush"

Julian

all u gotta do is rock
www.angel-rock.com
www.myspace.com/julianangelroxx
www.cdbaby.com/cd/julianangel

matt's picture

Some great entries so far people! Good variety of guitar style already.

Get recording and get those entries in, we want to hear from the rest of you too!

micky_blue's picture
guitarman5150's picture

Entry #1 "Sacred Ground" The Joe Wentz Project.http://www.maketunes.com/audio/sacred-ground

guitarman5150's picture

Jesus....how do you post the link so its blue??!

Fourth Dimension's picture
shakuhachi's picture

here`s my offering for the maketunes guitarist competition

http://www.maketunes/audio/blue

i hope this turns blue

shakuhachi

shakuhachi's picture

for some reason,the link doesn`t work,what do i do

micky_blue's picture

you didnt put the ".com" after maketunes

shakuhachi's picture
Mike_S's picture
matt's picture

Nice one guys! Keep those entries coming in people - we all want to hear your guitars in action!

deanomuz's picture

Here's mine, hope you like it..
http://www.maketunes.com/audio/deanomuzblues-ejam

deanomuz's picture

and here is my second one..
http://www.maketunes.com/audio/the-summer-assult

thanks for listening..

guitarman5150's picture

http://www.maketunes.com/audio/footprints-in-the-sand
My Second entry for the competition...Footprints In The Sand, by The Joe Wentz Project.

ScreamingZombie's picture

I would enter, but theres no point really.
Everybody on maketunes seems to be better than me anyhow...

DnB track http://www.maketunes.com/audio/screaming-zombie-dandb

swampguitar's picture

Here's my first entry for the competition... it's called Sunset.
http://www.maketunes.com/audio/swampguitar-swampguitar-0

The Sole's picture

Yeah great entries people! Keep on keepin' on and I will be sure to comment on everything when I get time. I like what I hear so far though~

taurusmoo's picture

Was really starting to worry I wasn't going to get this done in time. Spent a few sleepless nights polishing it up :)

Entry 1: Hammerfell

http://www.maketunes.com/audio/hammerfell-maketunes-guitar-comp-composit...

Entry 2: Nobody Likes Happy Songs

http://www.maketunes.com/audio/18-nhls-final

Loving all the entries so far. Nice to know theres other guitar folks around :).

Jeffo's picture

Hey guys i'm lovin this comp!
I'm currently workin on somethin real bad ass lol can't wait to finish it.
Just wonderin... when does the entry's have to be in by?

Doctor Ryzl's picture

Damn!! I've been out the loop.... I'm gonna check all the work now!

Take two of these beats, and call me in the morning. Doctor's orders!

Jeffo's picture

wait don't worry about answering my question... i betta get this song done soon lol

CloudSpeed's picture

Hello all...2nd gt...brief explanation..the lead track throughout was recorded totally dry...effects were added after...part 1 is standard wah...might make your jaw move,part 2 the lead is reversed,part 3 some hard panning left to right with some interesting harmonys....i think of this a sychodelic(did i spell that right)let me know if your jaw moves...hehe....cheers

http://www.maketunes.com/audio/cry-me-a-river

deanomuz's picture
deanomuz's picture
denis mt's picture

this is my entry; I've just finished it:

http://www.maketunes.com/audio/hypnosis-nuklear-fire

I didn't make this song to win, but because maketunes needed a dose of extreme musical violence! :-)

raw and dirty vintage thrash metal style! straight from the eighties!

maybe it could have been easier to upload a song from my project sista pullution... (www.myspace.com/sistapollution), but I like challenges!

Jeffo's picture

Here it is! I've finally finished my entry for this awsum comp!
Rock on everyone!
http://www.maketunes.com/audio/jeffo-jeffos-fun-time

matt's picture

Only a couple of days left to enter! Get those entries in!!

deanomuz's picture

Hi guys, please use my first 2 entries for the competition. Disregard Rabies Groove.
Silly me thinking I could enter 3 lol :)
deanomuz website.. www.deanomuz.com

Dukeson_Lichfield's picture

Hi everyone.
My first MakeTunes competition entry.

http://www.maketunes.com/audio/user/21673

The Sole's picture

It aint over 'til it's over and Christ! It's about over... Great contest submissions to everyone who participated! If you didn't receive feedback from me on one of your submissions get at me because that means I didn't hear it and your entry deserves a listen especially since it's in the contest and I am judging. I believe I got to everyone though. Regardless, well done to everyone and I enjoyed all the submissions. There was flavor and flair and many genres were explored and you peeps brought that variation to the home skillet. I wanted to thank everyone before the judging commences to show my appreciation for your great tracks!

matt's picture

Awesome tunes people! I'll be going back through them and soon we'll have some prize results for you, but as I'm sure most of you agree, its mainly about the challenge and the inspiration :) Really pleased you guitarists have had a highlighted chance to show us what you can do!

the_purist's picture

im guessing im too late? oh well doesnt matter, this was just for fun anyway, have a listen!http://www.maketunes.com/audio/5ive

the_purist's picture
Toolbox's picture

there is some truly good stuff in this comp =]

-when God created the world, he was listening to drum and bass-

www.myspace.com/toolboxChill

sumgai's picture
guitarman5150's picture

Lol.....I dont believe so.

sumgai's picture

Damn it. I thought I was getting a bargain!
Still, it looks fucking rad next to my sweet hello kitty bed spread.

matt's picture

Sorry for the delay people! It's me who's holding things up a bit with the judging of this comp - apologies to the contestants and to The Sole! Been very busy, and I'm trying to get a real feel for these entries too :) Results on the way as soon as possible!!

The Sole's picture

By the way contestants, I want this contest to have passed out the best prizes of any contest we have had so far. What is already announced to be the prizes reaches this mark at maketunes already, but I am gonna sweeten the deal. I offer to vocalize for the top ten producers who place in this contest. Currently there are about three projects underway, but should you fall in the top ten then be aware that my vocal services are available for a future collab with you if you are interested. That is a total of 10 side prizes. We have definitely set a precident with this contest. Again, great job peeps!
~Jeremiah Molloy~

deanomuz's picture

nice one!
That would be sweet.. :)

The Sole's picture

Deanomuz you were the first to respond in the forum, congratulations, and get that vocal opportunity to one of your tracks, regardless of your placement!

Toolbox's picture

the icing on the cake :P
makes it that bit sweeter

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[All Toolbox music under copyright]
-----
-when God created the world, he was listening to drum and bass-

either check:
http://www.maketunes.com/audio/user/21280
or
www.myspace.com/toolboxChill

Mike_S's picture

That's one hell of a lot of singing! Great offer SOle!!

Mike S

The Sole's picture

Thanks guys! The truth IS,that I love that 'live' sound that guitars promise. IT flows in my soul! We build stronger together as a community because of collaborations, and special projects!

~Jeremiah Molloy~

deanomuz's picture

Thanks The Sole, looking forward to hearing what you come up with! :)
deanomuz website.. www.deanomuz.com

The Sole's picture

Check this out guys. One of the track submissions. I didn't start to listen and write vox to this until after I had sent my judgements of the contest to Matt, so as not to cause a repeated listen to waiver the vote biasly. It turned out alright but definitely stay tuned for Taurusmoo's finished product. ~Jeremiah Molloy~

The Sole's picture
Fourth Dimension's picture

Wow! That's great! , So ah like can we release it?
You don’t mind if your voice is all over the Net , Radio ect ect …. ?
:)
Fourth D

The Sole's picture

Free reign, but I get credit for singing, you keep the doe.
~Jeremiah Molloy~

matt's picture

The Results!

Well firstly let me just say, wow. I was expecting you lot to deliver a range of amazing guitar skills and styles, and you sure did that! So many great tracks, and totally different guitarist styles. I take my hat off to you all, I'd love to be able to get the sounds out of a guitar which you all clearly can.

Apologies for the delay in announcing the competition results, it's totally my own fault - busy busy schedule. But I did want to carefully listen to each track several times to do this justice.

I've found so many of these tracks uniquely inspiring, and I've read many comments from maketunes members on these entries showing how obviously inspiring other people have found your guitar skills in this competition, so I'd like to congratulate you all on that. That is what this is all about. Rock on.

It was VERY difficult to pick 1st, 2nd, and 3rd out of these awesome entries....... but here goes...

Drum roll please.....

1st Place
Jeffo - Jeffos Funtime

2nd Place
Jon Boddey (taurusmoo) - Hammerfell

3rd Place
The Joe Wentz Project (guitarman5150) - Sacred Ground

Really enjoyed these tracks guys! You'll be hearing from the compeition sponsor Ohmforce.com shortly to receive your prizes!

To the rest of the contestants, you made this probably one of the hardest competitions to judge for me personally, and I'm sure The Sole would agree with me on that!

Rock on, all of you. This competition has left me wanting to hear more from you maketunes guitarists, and I'm 100% certain I'm not the only one... so pick up your guitars, and let us hear your next creation!

Matt

Jeffo's picture

Thats awsum! Congrads to everyone than entered!
This comp brought out a lot of guitarist that i didn't know existed on this site and i'm glad to be able to hear their music and talk to them,

This was a good comp mattt can't wait for the nxt one lol

RevJoE's picture

good for you, Jeffo....

TURK's picture

It cant of been easy judging this comp because there were so many awesome entries!! Congrats Jeffo and runners up, I feel every entry in this one was worthy of being in the top three so I'm glad I wasn't judging!

Turk.

TURK's picture

Oh yeah, I want to thank everyone because this comp inspired me to get my guitar out again after 3 years of it collecting dust, I may not have entered but I had great fun Jammin again ;)

Turk.

Jeffo's picture

Thats good to hear TURK :)
I didn't know u played guitar too!
haha awsum

TURK's picture

Not alot of people did...lol, I've only got one other track on the site with me playing guitar and that was way back in 2006 when I first joined maketunes.

Here it's this one http://www.maketunes.com/audio/im-missing-you

Well done again Jeffo ;)

Turk.

Jeffo's picture

Man i just listened to your song, thats some funky shit u got there!
"turn that shit up!" haha I love it!

You should do more songs with your guitar man it probly misses you :)

TURK's picture

LOL!! Thanks Jeffo :)

Turk.

Mike_S's picture

Well done J. You did a great job with your track. Thanks to Sole and Matt for running a great competition and a great idea from Joe. That was fun!! Rockkkkkkkkk!!!

Mike S

taurusmoo's picture

Quality competition guys.

There were a shitload of superb entries.

Well played everyone :).

The Sole's picture

The side winnings in the contest involving people that have earned a vocal opportunity with me should they be interested is announced at this time. If your name is on the list then get at me and we will discuss scheduling or just wait and I will bug you in the near future. Please bare in mind that 10 songs is pretty much an album's worth of music and that isn't counting certain current projects underway. This side prize will take the longest to give out of any prize in the history of maketunes as a result. If your name is not on the list, no hard feelings huh? You do play guitar so in the future there still will be an opportunity at getting one of your tracks vocalized. Here is the list in no specific order:

Mike S
Jeffo
Taurusmoo
Joe Wentz
Swamp Guitar
DeanoMuz
Julian Angel
DMT
Micky Blue
Fourth Dimension

Great job guys, and great job to the winners, and to all the contestants. You rock!

~Jeremiah Molloy~

guitarman5150's picture

I would like to thank Matt & Sole for this beautiful oppurtunity....and giving me a chance for my music to be heard on Maketunes!! But most of all...thanks to everybody who took the time to check out my track...and leave feedback....thank you so much!!! Congradulations to Jeffo and Taurusmoo!!! Great job to everybody....it's so cool to hear the guitar used in so many styles of music!!! But I would like to thank Swampguitar...for inspiring me to even enter this competition. He is a awesome musician and a beautiful talent. Thanks Swamp...you freaking rock bro!!! Thank you everybody again....this was so much fun!!!

Fourth Dimension's picture

Free reign, but I get credit for singing, you keep the doe.
~Jeremiah Molloy~

Can't beat that deal . :)
Thanks , Fourth D

deanomuz's picture

Congratulations eveyone, great contest!
www.deanomuz.com

swampguitar's picture

Congrats to Jeffo, Taurusmoo, and Joe. Great job guys. Some awesome music came out of this contest by everyone. Really enjoyed being part of it.

Hey Joe!! I really appreciate the uplifting comments man...Your incredible skills and talents as a musician are definitly an inspiration to me bro! I'm extremely honored to call you my friend and am excited about working on our new project... You my friend ROCK!!

Great job Matt and Sole for this awesome contest...

jim

The Sole's picture

Since Deanomuz was in the top ten list of producers, as promised, a vocalized track for him. Check it out
http://www.maketunes.com/audio/deanomuz-feat-the-sole-rabies
The rest of you cats I will be checking out your tunes and find out who is next for vocalization.

~Jeremiah Molloy~

deanomuz's picture

If you are interested, here is another guitar idea I am trying to get working...

http://www.maketunes.com/audio/deanomuzanthemdraft

www.deanomuz.com

The Sole's picture

I will check it out Deanomuz! Thanks man!
By the way top producers I need you to post your interest in vocalizing with you here or email me asap! I am wnting to get started on your tracks and vocalizing. Right now I haven't got a guitar track to work on from this contest except for the one that Deanomuz just offered. Get at me asap or else I will move onto other tracks and lose the initiative to do yours first, especially without permission. YOu follow me? Whats up peeps? You can reach me via here or my email address jeremiahamossole at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

Mike_S's picture

Hey Sole, I meant to post something a while back but forgot. You could try one of these. These are both straight no messing around rockers! I think they would both suit one of your rock vocals with attitude! Let me know what you think...

Northolt Boogie
http://www.maketunes.com/audio/mike-stewart

One For The Road
http://www.maketunes.com/audio/one-for-the-road

Mike S

brandonbartee34's picture

Hi guys im new to this site but Here's my contest entry. Im a metal type guy (hence my name "Metal Minded") but here's a soft one from my unreleased Self titled demo ep "Birth of Thrash"

brandonbartee34's picture
VodkaMartinez's picture

good luck to all who enter

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HE THAT IS CALLED I AM

GOOGLE ME

The Sole's picture

Thanks Mike! Who else is gonna step up?

m4j0rbumm3r's picture

Here's my entry:
http://www.maketunes.com/audio/m4j0rbumm3r-steven-seagal-song

There's a weird ambient guitar solo in there somewhere, as well as some obligatory wah-wah cries in the final chorus :D

Enjoy!

The Sole's picture

Dude the contest has been over forever!

m4j0rbumm3r's picture

Yeah, I only noticed after posting. I just registered last night and saw the Guitar contest on the home page. Next time I'll try and read the entire thread before posting :D

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