How Do Music's Christmas Spectacular (Submissions due Dec. 15)


#1

Hey all, we are still working on How Do Music’s Christmas Album. We’ll take anything that’s got a 4 on the floor beat and is between 115-135 bpm. Many people wanted a house album, and this is a great chance for you all to make it happen. Get your tracks to me as you would like them to sound. I’ve mastered some of the early submissions and the loudness on all of them ended up around -12 LUFS, so you have something to aim for in terms of final loudness of your mix/master.

Send tracks to me here via PM, Discord on PM there, or to my email jpingel5645@gmail.com by or on December 15.

You only need to send it to one of those locations, I will see it and you will confuse me if you do more than one.


#2

I can probably make something happen by this deadline. Call me a pleb but what is “LUFS”?


#3

It’s a broadcast standard for measuring loudness. The loudness meter I use is the free Youlean loudness meter, and it measures in LUFS by default. It’s similar to RMS, but has some tweaks. I couldn’t tell you what they are off the top of my head, but LUFS is what you use to meet legal requirements for broadcast loudness, and it’s also what streaming services use to apply auto-gain to songs (if they do so) and bring them all to a similar level.


#4

lick under foot seeds


#5

So I wasn’t sure if this was clear or not, can I send you a track that I’ve mastered in that range, or are you mastering all submissions to be in said range? I have a track pretty much ready


#6

Send me a track you have mastered in that range.


#7

Things haven’t gone quite to plan on this, but not wanting to let you down, I’ve gone back to what I was working on on the E2. Recorded a one take live jam last of it, after a couple of hours practice. Not EBM, more chilled psy. Will PM a link later after I’ve finalized it. What format do you wan’t as I can’t remember what it was.


#8

Submissions completely closed. Now running Album.make.exe


#9

Album is OUT NOW!

Get on it everyone!

Boy, it’s like all of you wanted to be album closer, I had to build this thing backwards.


#10

Gonna be spinning this at work today, can tell there’s going to be a lot of fun ones in this! awesome :slight_smile:


#11

Yes, and variety. I didn’t get a chance to do the blurb write up before work today, but we have (in no particular order) a couple of EBM tracks on here from My November and The Teknomage, we have Xvf with a crossover of house and his style you’ll see more of on 053, a couple of what I’d call deep/minimalist house tracks from Triangulation, a retro synthy track from me, an mix of Christmas and house from Creepr, and melodic groove from Sitechain.


#12

Awesome, was checking out the regional xmas markets and did some shopping with my wife all day long, this is just perfect timing for the evening chillout session ^^


#13

will give this a full listen when i have the time…cheers everyone!!!


#14

man, Xvf’s track is killer. The black sheep of the mix (not 4 on the floor) but actually works as a really good closer. @bfk.

had a fun time spinning this whole thing at work, GG homies

edit i also want to add that the artwork is particularly spectacular


#15

I really enjoyed listening to this yesterday, very chilled vibes for 4-to-the-floor and some nice melodies and sound design. My personal favs on this so far are the tracks by Triangulation and XVF, my wife especially liked the first few tracks. All in all great work, guys!


#16

Listened at work today, great stuff all around guys.


#17

Killers all round! Well done to everyone


#18

Too late to submit? I got a song about beaches and surfing that might be perfect for this. It involves boys.


#19

Would be perfect in time for the Easter Spectacular - maybe next year ^^


#20

I legit could say we should do something for like… June? The month. Or maybe mother’s day if you guys can get something together quick.