In late December, we announced a Remix Contest on Blend.io using the stems from our launch video. We partnered with some amazing companies - Arturia, Cycling 74, ROLI, Glitchmachines, and ELPHNT - to create an incredible prize package.
We're excited to announce that we have our winners!
Grand Prize: Sarcastalites
Sarcastalites wins a Sensel Morph Producer’s Kit, 1 Year License for Cycling ’74 Max, Glitchmachines Everything Bundle,ELPHNT EVERYTHING Bundle, ROLI Equator software synth,Choice of synth from Arturia V Collection.
Second Prize: Groffi
Groffi wins a Sensel Morph + Piano Overlay + Drum Overlay, ROLI Equator software synth, Glitchmachines Pack Bundle, ELPHNT PRESETS & DRUMS Bundle, Choice of synth from Arturia V Collection.
Third Prize: Misty Jones
Misty Jones wins a ROLI Equator software synth, Glitchmachines Fracture XP Plugin, Glitchmachines Parallax Plugin, ELPHNT PRESETS Bundle, Choice of synth from Arturia V Collection.
The range of styles, moods, and craft that we uncovered in this contest was inspiring. Usually, a remix takes an artists song and re-imagines and re-contextualizes the hook, the melody and beat. Instead of a song, we provided modular, original, unfamiliar material with different moods and ideas. We thought this was more in line with the modularity of the Morph, and we hoped it would provide a creative spark instead of a bunch of copycat ideas.
With 30 different mixes, we got what we hoped for. There's a lot of talent out there.
You can hear the variety from our winners - ranging in styles from nu-disco, grungy underground, and dreamy trip-hop (hey, genres aren't easy!). If you dig in deeper to all the remixes, you'll hear an even broader range of styles and sounds.