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.
Congratulations to the winners, and many thanks to our prize partners Arturia, Cycling '74, ROLI, ELPHNT, and Glitchmachines.