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discchord Preset Design Contest: Jingle Bells

Just about everyone all over the world has a celebration around Winter Solstice. This is a time for us to come inside, get together, stay warm, and talk about how dumb the Southern Hemisphere is. Did you hear that Australia's largest export is wool? HAHA!

This month's preset design contest is a special one! For a start, it isn't even a contest. Sunsine Audio has a special gift for everyone that submits a preset this month!

This is also one everyone can enjoy, as we use the only Christmas song that makes no references to Christmas: Jingle Bells!

Contest Rules & Details:

We'll be using Beep Street's Sunrizer for its chilly tones. You don't have to make a bell sound, just something that sounds good with the Jingle Bells chorus! All presets submitted will be available as a pack on December 20th! Please get your submissions in before the 17th so I have time to record them all.

To email your submissions, first save the preset. Then from the preset window in Sunrizer hit the little button in the bottom-right and email it to:


By submitting a preset you authorize me to share it, and for people to use it!

These are the notes of the Jingle Bells chorus, and it is this that I will be playing through your submissions at 120BPM.

Reader Comments 7

Tim wrote:
<<< Did you hear that Australia's largest export is wool? HAHA!>>>

Lovely weather here in Oz. Enjoy that wool sweater we sold you :-)

December 15, 2012  | person_outline Simon

Sweet! Sounds like fun, and a good excuse to boot my Sunrizer back up. It's gone sadly unused since I just have the iPod version, which so far lacks the iPad app's Audiobus support. I'll get right to work cooking something up . . . Right after I charge this thing back up. I doubt I could come up with anything decent with only 3% of my battery left (hmmm, mayhaps I shouldn'ta goofed off with Glitch Breaks all day at work . . .) .

Oh yeah, I should ask, do these need to be "happy" sounding, or can I approach this a la Nightmare Before Christmas? Just cuz most of my patches inevitably evolve into dirges :-)

December 15, 2012  | person_outline cXeGG

I would enjoy a Jingle Dirge!

a dirge? oy vay!!

December 15, 2012  | person_outline Chezzdog

Well, as threatened, I've sent in a Jingle dirge . . . 2, actually. And, because yesterday's events depressed the heck outta me, I made up a slightly happier patch to even things up. Forgot to mention in the email, but the creepy tones sound better at the lower octaves and slowed down . . . Somehow, E5 just doesn't bring to mind gloom and doom. Anywho, hope y'all like em! And who knows, I may send in more should the Christmas spirits possess me.

December 15, 2012  | person_outline cXeGG

I submitted one dirgy, heathen, Erisian hot dog ( ;) ) mess of a preset too, but had a lot of fun in Sunrizer while tweaking those knobs. It's my first contribution to a contest at Discchord.

December 15, 2012  | person_outline frejahel

Groovy Frejahel! Welcome to the party. Can't wait to hear what yah made :-)

December 15, 2012  | person_outline cXeGG

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