But first I want to thank every single person who entered the contest. Thank you for your time, your energy, and your dedication to your craft.
Selecting the winner was NOT and easy process! It took 8 judges over two rounds of judging just to determine our Top 30 entries.
Once the final 5 were selected, the process became more difficult. Each of the top three entries is worth of first place in my opinion. However, we can only have one first, second, and third place respectively. HERE WE GO!
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Third Place Winner
ALTI – Faith
This track has an outstanding mix, great musical story telling, driving energy, and excellent use of the vocal. This was truly an exceptional entry. In our opinion this track is dancefloor ready. It’s a phenomenal track and we couldn’t be more stoked to put this one on the podium.
1. Leviathan 1 & 2 From Black Octopus Sound 2. Cristina Soto – Souls – Full Pack Download 3. Izotope – Vocal Synth VST 4. Gravitas Recordings Merch 5. Promotion Through Black Octopus Sound Socials
Second Place Winner
AZI – Shine
This track is fresh, modern, current, and totally banging.’ The sound design, energy of the track, and slick use of the vocals made it come very close to being selected first. This track is loads of fun and highly deserving of being in the top 2. This producer definitely has a bright future!
1. $100USD (Via PayPal) 2. Leviathan 1 & 2 From Black Octopus Sound 3. Cristina Soto – Souls – Full Pack Download 4. Izotope – Vocal Synth VST 5. Gravitas Recordings Merch 6. A promo video made by Black Octopus video marketing team 7. Promotion Through Black Octopus Sound Socials 8. A one hour coaching call with either Cristina Soto or Jesse Brede (Cristina’s Manager, Gravitas Recordings Founder) – First Place Winner Gets First Choice
First Place Winner
Kentaro – Sakura
Our top 3 finalists all scored within a hair line of each other in our judging scoring system which made the decision extremely difficult. We had to pick this one as the winner due to the marvelous creativity. Although the mix isn’t perfect, the artist totally nailed the sound design and song writing. Impressively, many of the sounds in this track are made from Cristina Soto vocals (such as the pluck, riser, strings, and arp). The final judges agreed to position this track 1st based upon the brilliant musicality and exceptional creativity/innovation. These factors gave this entry the extra edge it needed to land first and compensated for any mix issues.
1. $500USD (Via PayPal) 2. Leviathan 1 & 2 From Black Octopus Sound 3. Cristina Soto – Souls – Full Pack Download 4. Izotope – Vocal Synth VST 5. DMS – Ascension VST Synthesizer 6. Gravitas Recordings Merch 7. A promo video made by Black Octopus video marketing team 8. Promotion Through Black Octopus Sound Socials 9. A one hour coaching call with either Cristina Soto or Jesse Brede (Cristina’s Manager, Gravitas Recordings Founder) – First Place Winner Gets First Choice
Congratulations to every one who entered the contest, put your energy into honing your craft, and took steps toward building your dreams! You all deserve a big acknowledgement and thank you! May you have profound success in your careers.
Special congratulations to the winners! You will be contact shortly with prize redemption information.
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