The Kraken Vol 2 – Producer Contest

There’s something big stirring beneath the surface of the Bass music scene…

The Kraken has returned for Volume 2!

To celebrate, Black Octopus Sound is asking you to come forward to challenge the goliath that is ‘The Kraken Vol 2’, with your best music productions! We’re offering up some free presets from the pack, but you can choose whatever weapon you would like to use! (There’s no restriction on submissions, you don’t even have to use presets from the pack!)

However, The Kraken Vol 2 is a strong production beast, filled to the brim with 300 presets and 86 wavetables for producing game-changing samples! These custom presets for Xfer Serum will give you full control over your sound, and they’re ready for action straight from the pack or full of endless potential providing the foundations for your own unique sounds. With monstrous Basses, absorbing Arps, chilling Atmospheres, cinematic Chords, mood-setting Keys, dominating Leads, dirty Neuro designs, thrilling Pads, tight Plucks, shocking SFX, colossal Subs, and haunting Synths so you can build up your deep bass production and stay inspired!


1st Place:

Sennheiser HD650 Headphones

Black Octopus Sound – $500 Gift Certificate / $500

Arturia – FX Collection 2 / $400

XLN – 5 x Addictive Drummer Packs & Addictive Drummer Engine, XO & DS-10 / $535

Devious Machines – Everything Bundle / $225

Release on Black Octopus Music


2nd Place:

Black Octopus Sound – $300 Gift Certificate / $300

XLN – 2 x Addictive Drummer Packs & Addictive Drummer Engine, DS-10 /$150

Devious Machines – Infiltrator / $100

Release on Black Octopus Music


3rd Place:

Black Octopus Sound – $100 Gift Certificate / $100

XLN – 1 x Addictive Drummer Pack & Addictive Drummer Engine /$160

Devious Machines – Infiltrator / $100

Release on Black Octopus Music



Step 1 – Download the free samples using the stem link below, or purchase the full sample pack

Step 2 – Create your own music, with NO RESTRICTIONS! (However, tracks must be unsigned, unreleased, and ready to win!)

Step 3 – Upload here using the ‘Submit track’ button below – GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!


Contest begins – Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

Deadline to submit – 11:59pm PT Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Winners to be announced – Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022


    • Entrants may not distribute their tracks prior to the contest ending.
    • Entries may not contain any uncleared samples.
    • Entries may use other royalty free samples. Whilst the Leviathan 4 samples must be a key part of the production, the track does not to have to exclusively be produced with these samples.
    • Judging will be done by members of the Black Octopus Sound team. Entries will be judged on Creativity, Musicality & Mixing/Mastering.
    • By submitting you confirm you’ve read and agree to these terms.
    • If price for postage of HD650 headphones exceeds $100, a cash alternative prize will be given
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