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MARCH MIXUP MADNESS!

SackJo22
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permalink   Sun, Feb 21, 2010 @ 9:26 AM
We’re going to get a jump on spring with a new secret mixter! The sign up period for March Mixup Madness is now! You can sign up here. You have until 11:59 p.m. on March 6 to sign up because assignments will go out on March 7. Two weeks after that, March 21, will be the upload date.

If you don’t know what a “secret mixter” is check out the faq.

So put your name in the virtual hat, because I’m sure you want to be part of this rocking’ “secret mixter” party!
Snowflake
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permalink   Mon, Feb 22, 2010 @ 9:14 AM
i’m counting down the days until we receive our assignment! :D
panu
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permalink   Tue, Feb 23, 2010 @ 11:40 AM
can’t wait for this. a chance to hear the best of the best. much better than the Super Bowl & it don’t cost a dime!
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Mon, Mar 15, 2010 @ 1:09 PM
Hi Panu—I used your comment in the homepage layout. Works perfect thanks.

The upload deadline approaches—hearts are pumpin with anticipation!

Cheers,
jason
spinningmerkaba
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permalink   Sun, Mar 7, 2010 @ 10:12 AM
The assignments are out! March Mixup Madness is on!
Kamihamiha
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permalink   Sun, Mar 7, 2010 @ 6:24 PM
Ive just started to look at the artist ive been assigned, and am worried that it may be unremixable in a melodic or rhythmic fashion. Im gonna give it a bash, But whats the deal if worst comes to worst and i feel i cant do anything that would do the guys experimental work justice?
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Mar 7, 2010 @ 10:35 PM
Everybody is remixable. The challenge and the pleasure of the secret mixter is to give it a bash and see what evolves, even if it is a creative stretch. I think a lot of us wonder the same thing — how am I going to make this work. But I am confident you’ll find a splendid solution!
 
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permalink   Kamihamiha Mon, Mar 8, 2010 @ 1:04 AM
I know what youre saying, just i spent a good 5 hours last night trying to get the samples to even work to a tempo and was pulling my hair out by the end! Im gonna keep trying as i have a few ideas what is possible, its just making it happen is proving to be very difficult :(
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Mon, Mar 8, 2010 @ 1:47 PM
try cutting samples from the artists work, and aligning your chosen cuts to the beat…

or…

go ambient and weird…we love that here!

btw-what gear are you using?
 
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permalink   Kamihamiha Tue, Mar 9, 2010 @ 12:31 AM
Haha ive tried, its bloody solid!
As for ambient and wierd, thats what im going for. Kinda 65 days of static or F*ck Buttons meets a train journey or something. I have a vision for the tune, its just getting it to work isnt easy :(

I usually use a laptop setup with pro tools 8 and reason 4, although i think for this i might crack out my kaoss pad 3 and just ridiculously process the samples in the same way as the person im mixing has done to create the sounds he has!
 
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permalink   Kamihamiha Tue, Mar 9, 2010 @ 2:11 AM
Actually, you know when somethings blatantly staring you in the face, but you just dont notice it?

7/8 time, how on earth could i miss that…

Lol
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Tue, Mar 9, 2010 @ 7:24 AM
I can’t wait to hear your “challenge”! I am not at all surprised that it ultimately came together for you.
 
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permalink   Kamihamiha Tue, Mar 9, 2010 @ 7:28 AM
When i figured out what to do with it it was incredibly easy to be honest, finished it today. In the end i didnt even need to beat match or change tempos or anything, and thats even with it playing in an abstract meter. Iain wins :)
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Tue, Mar 9, 2010 @ 7:30 AM
You’re the third person I have communicated with who is already finished with their secret mix! Wow. It will take me to entire time, I am sure…
 
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permalink   Kamihamiha Tue, Mar 9, 2010 @ 7:37 AM
To be fair i think i could take longer and do something very polished and nice. But i think if i spend too much time on it, ill try to do far too much. Im happy with it just now, if anything i may just come back to it to make it a bit longer, but part of my reasoning behind it being very short at present is that the original was about 5 minutes long of repeated glitchyness. Id rather make a 2 minute wonder that keeps the attention than a week long bore.
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permalink   Sun, Mar 7, 2010 @ 7:46 PM
For my taste - my assignment is like being a kid in a candy store :)
 
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permalink   Kamihamiha Tue, Mar 9, 2010 @ 7:29 AM
Im that way in general with remixing. Sometimes i just cant find the eclairs right away :)
spinningmerkaba
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permalink   Sat, Mar 20, 2010 @ 5:04 PM
Time to start uploading mixes for March Mixup Madness! It’s almost 9am on the 21st in Japan-I got a little bit of a late start (it’s 5pm on the 20th here in California)—no worries, we’ve got the next 24hrs to upload secret mixes!!!

Submit them here: http://ccmixter.org/submit

Don’t forget to choose the secret mixter upload box.

Woo-Hoo! Happy Persian New Year!

Jason
SackJo22
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permalink   Sun, Mar 21, 2010 @ 9:16 AM
The secret mixter mixes are stupendous! Congratulations to everyone for your wonderful work!
MC Jack in the Box
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permalink   Mon, Apr 5, 2010 @ 8:50 PM
Hey, check out the nice writeup and plug for the Secret Mixter by the very fine folks from the Free Music Archive! (special thanks to Jason and Jason)
 
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permalink   Snowflake Tue, Apr 6, 2010 @ 9:23 PM
and special thanks to Steve for curating the playlist. :)