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“Summer of Synthwave” Is Here — Remix a Com Truise Track to Win Big Prizes!

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In his exclusive online course, Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk, we get to see Seth Haley (a.k.a., Com Truise) create a brand new track from start to finish, called “Dynetics.” 

This song is currently only available to listen to inside of the course, but here’s a short snippet to get even more excited!

And now it’s your turn to add your own creative take on Seth’s music in our Summer of Synthwave Com Truise Remix Contest!

There are some incredible prizes you can win, but here’s the best part: The winners will be chosen by Com Truise himself, with help from the Soundfly Team.

Learn more below. We can’t wait to hear your tracks!

Rules

  • You must be a subscriber to Soundfly.com at the time of submission to enter.
  • There’s a limit of three submissions per person max.
  • Submissions must be received by Friday, September 17, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Submissions received after that date will not be eligible to win.
  • View the terms and conditions here.

How to Submit

With your active subscription to Soundfly, you can visit this page to download the stems to Com Truise’s “Dynetics.” 

Simply use one or more of his original stems to produce your very own remix of the song, and submit your version for a chance to win, and be on your way to glory! We’ll be choosing three total winners, a Grand Prize winner and two Runners Up finalists (see prizes below).

To enter the contest, submit your final track to: [email protected] by September 17th, 2022.

We also strongly encourage you to share your submissions on social media, and tag us and our partners so we can share your tracks and build some momentum. You can use the #summerofsynthwave hashtag:

  • @learntosoundfly
  • @comtruise
  • @d16group
  • @samplesfrommars (Instagram), @SamplesFromMars (Twitter)
  • @arturia_official (Instagram), @ArturiaOfficial (Twitter)
  • @kilohearts

Note: These stems have been made available for this contest only and as a learning tool. You are not authorized and have no permission to distribute your remixes on any streaming platforms or commercially exploit your remixes in any way without obtaining proper clearance from the rights holders. All rights are expressly reserved by the respective rights holders.

Prizes

Thanks to our incredible contest sponsors, we have some amazing prize packages up for grabs:

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • A 1-on-1 call about your track with Com Truise himself
  • Kilohearts Ultimate Bundle
  • Toraverb 2, Decimort 2, Antresol, and Devastor 2 plugins from D16
  • Prophet V emulation from Arturia
  • Complete sample collection from Samples from Mars
  • $100 credit to Soundfly
  • Your track featured on Flypaper

Two (2) Runners Up will receive:

Judging Rubric

Submissions will be judged based on how well they incorporate concepts from Com Truise’s course, such as washy synths, retro-sounding beats, and interesting production, as well as their own personal originality and artistry. You are encouraged to make the remix in your own artistic way, but we also want to offer some guidance in how we’ll judge the contest.

In order to offer all contestants some clarity on what we’ll be looking for in your submissions, these are some of the things we’ll be looking for in selecting the winners:

  • Drum Machine Magic
  • Production Quality
  • Synth Superiority
  • Originality

The final winner will be chosen by Com Truise himself! Good luck!

Need help?

Stems not downloading? Audio file too heavy for email? Contest details not loading? Don’t worry, email us at and we’ll get you set up.

Now, let’s go check out the course!

Keep learning about production and beat making, composing and arranging, theory and harmony, mixing, songwriting, and so much more, with Soundfly’s in-depth online courses. Subscribe for access to all, including our exciting new online music course, Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk.

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Seth Haley (aka, Com Truise) is the maker of an experimental, bottom-heavy-style he calls “mid-fi synthwave slow-motion funk.” He arrived on the scene with the Cyanide Sisters EP (2010), released for free on AMDISCS and then re-released by famed electronic label Ghostly International. But 2011 saw the release of his first full-length Galactic Melt, introducing the world to the narrative of Com Truise — the astral adventures of an android astronaut traveling the cosmos to make contact with distant civilizations — and culminating in Iteration (2017). Now, over a decade later, Com Truise is still known for his synthwave-influenced immersive soundtracks — film scores for movies that only exist in his mind. Influenced by retro production techniques, his parents' record collections, and his love of technology and gear, his sound builds on a sense of nostalgia but always catapults it forward into the future. Com Truise's online course, Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk, is available now exclusively on Soundfly.