The Valentine's Day Online A Cappella Competition 2011!

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The Valentine's Day Online A Cappella Competition 2011!

Postby Tat Tong » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:38 am

Hi everyone! To mark my return to full-time a cappella production, as well as Russell Kamp's entry into the scene, we've decided to join forces and present the first-ever Valentine's Day Online A Cappella Competition! Here's how it'll work:

1) Submit a great LIVE recording (sorry, no studio recordings, please) of your group's best song in either MP3 format or a YouTube link, to freeacatrack@gmail.com
DEADLINE: Mar 14, 2011.

2) We'll select the winner, and results will be announced by Mar 21, 2011 on this forum.

3) The winning group/song will receive a studio arrangement consultation, followed by on-site recording and editing by Russell Kamp, FREE.*

4) Following which, the track will be mixed and mastered by Tat Tong, FREE.

*Only applies to groups in the continental United States

All participants will also receive a 10% discount on subsequent recording, editing, mixing and mastering services by Russell Kamp and Tat Tong, valid till 31 Dec 2011.

Looking forward to your entries! Please let us know if you have any queries. Let's make some great a cappella together. :)


About Tat Tong (http://www.tattong.com):

"The best hip-hop/R&B a cappella producer..." - Corey Slutsky, RARB.org reviewer

"Nuanced and layered mixing ... the production quality is unparalleled ..." - Hins Cheung, Universal Music (HK) Artist


A proud member of VocalSource, T2 Productions is one of the most awarded production teams in recorded a cappella music. T2 clients have enjoyed multiple nominations/awards in every CARA season, and been represented on every BOCA compilation album, since 2006. Beyond a cappella, T2 regularly produces for major labels including Sony, Warner, and Universal Music, with multiple #1 and Top 10 hits in pop charts throughout Asia. This confluence of chart-topping mainstream pop and award-winning a cappella makes T2 unique in our ability to deliver the cutting-edge, major-label sound of today to your a cappella project.

About Russell Kamp:

"...he had coaxed the best possible performances out of each singer, another important (and overlooked) task that many engineers don't (or don't know HOW to) do."
- Bill Hare, Recording, Mixing, Mastering

"it's also not surprising how good the record is once you know a little more about producer Russell Kamp." - Dave Brown, Mouth Off podcast


Russell Kamp got into recording by accident after recording his own group, UO Mind The Gap (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/MindtheGap). After mixing the album with Bill Hare, he was hooked and continued to record and edit a cappella for other groups while finishing college. Feb 2011 marks the debut of this young and talented engineer into the recorded a cappella scene.
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Re: The Valentine's Day Online A Cappella Competition 2011!

Postby karifrancis » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:47 am

Oh man, what a deal! Groups better get ON this!
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Re: The Valentine's Day Online A Cappella Competition 2011!

Postby Tat Tong » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:20 pm

Hi all,

I just received some enquiries from one-man-vocal-band type outfits, so here goes...

If your act involves you singing all parts, and due to that reason, you don't have a LIVE recording to submit, we'll accept a studio-recorded, UNEDITED song submission. The reason for the requirement was to level the playing field, but we hadn't considered this special group of individuals. So... submit away! :)
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Re: The Valentine's Day Online A Cappella Competition 2011!

Postby russellkamp » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:06 pm

Only a couple more weeks till we pick a winer. Remember, even if you don't win you still get the 10% discount just by submitting. It's a good deal for everyone.

Get your submissions in!

Russell KampUniversity of Southern Oregon's Dulcet, founder/ director 05 - 07 University of Oregon's Mind the Gap, founder/ director 07 - 10 russellkamp@gmial.com

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Re: The Valentine's Day Online A Cappella Competition 2011!

Postby waitingforjune » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:15 pm

My group (RIT's Eight Beat Measure) is on Spring Break this week, but we'll be recording our submission as soon as we're all back!

Rick Thomas RIT Eight Beat Measure http://www.8beat.org http://www.youtube.com/8beatmeasure http://www.facebook.com/8beatmeasure http://www.twitter.com/8beatmeasure Social Media and A Cappella Conference: http://www.smacconference.com

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Re: The Valentine's Day Online A Cappella Competition 2011!

Postby Tat Tong » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:12 am

Just 1 more week to go - hurry and get your submissions in, aca-peeps! :)
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Re: The Valentine's Day Online A Cappella Competition 2011!

Postby crazy4music3 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:23 pm

Is there a possibility of listing video links onces all submissions are in? I'd love to see some other submissions (of course it would be nice to qualitatively observe them all myself :-P) but also it would be cool for outside observers to see what people came up with for this opportunity.

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Re: The Valentine's Day Online A Cappella Competition 2011!

Postby Tat Tong » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:47 pm

How time flies! It's now a month after Valentine's Day... which means the competition's officially closed. </aww>

Russell and I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the entries, which were of very high quality overall. Stay tuned for the results next week!

Lastly, we'd like to thank everyone who took part! Please enjoy your 10% discount on all production services from both of us, from now till 31 Dec 2011. :)
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Re: The Valentine's Day Online A Cappella Competition 2011!

Postby CharlieFriday » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:59 am

Tat-

Euphonism has an entry to send that we recorded yesterday. From the language of the first post, it sounded like we could still submit today? Is that not the case?

Thank you!
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Re: The Valentine's Day Online A Cappella Competition 2011!

Postby billhare » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:45 am

I think it's March 15 already in Singapore, so it depends on whose "March 14" he was talking about... ;-)

Bill Hare Some dude who records and mixes people who can't play instruments. http://www.dyz.com

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Re: The Valentine's Day Online A Cappella Competition 2011!

Postby waitingforjune » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:26 pm

Yeah, Eight Beat Measure recorded a video yesterday to submit today. Did we miss the deadline?

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Re: The Valentine's Day Online A Cappella Competition 2011!

Postby Tat Tong » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:37 pm

Hey all, we've received another deluge of submissions since my last post! No worries, everything up to this point will be considered. Otherwise, thanks for your support and maybe we'll do a similar competition again at some point! :)
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Re: The Valentine's Day Online A Cappella Competition 2011!

Postby CharlieFriday » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:23 pm

Tat-

Thanks for the clarification!

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Re: The Valentine's Day Online A Cappella Competition 2011!

Postby waitingforjune » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:22 pm

I know someone said that they wanted to see all of the submissions after the deadline had passed. While I don't have anyone else's, here is Eight Beat Measure's submission, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake's "Carry Out":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZgzyaAh ... ideo_title

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Re: The Valentine's Day Online A Cappella Competition 2011!

Postby crazy4music3 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:55 pm

Haha, that was me. Here's the submission by Soundscape from UW-Eau Claire.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9oB6gX5540
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