Score This: Christopher Young

A huge thank you to everyone who entered our recent Christopher Young Score This contest. We were blown away by the amazing number of talented entries and the incredible use of the entire Christopher Young Collection to build tension within the scene.

Congratulations To

1st Place: Ken Pedraza 

2nd Place: Adriaan van Niekerk

3rd Place: Dynero Adagio

 

We have partnered with iconic composer Christopher Young to create our largest “Score This” contest to date! Winner of the prestigious BMI Richard Kirk Award and Golden Globe Nominee, Chris is a true icon of cinema, with a filmography of over 100 films Chris’ works cover a vast range of classics from Pet Sematary, Spiderman 3, Hellraiser, Sinister, Swordfish and Ghost Rider to only name a few.

 

To celebrate Chris’ involvement we are offering a massive $8500 worth of prizes and 40% off all the Chris Young libraries (Chris Young Textural Worlds, Chris Young Orchestral Touches, Chris Young The Collection).

 

We have prepared a short clip using the legendary film Nosferatu (1922). This film stood the test of time as one of the silent era’s most influential masterpieces. With eerie visuals accompanied, Nosferatu helped define the future of horror films, and now we want to hear your creative vision on this timeless classic

Prizes

We have a massive $8500 prize for the top 3 entries that will be judged by the 8Dio team and Christopher Young.

 

1st Place: $5000 Voucher to 8Dio.com

 

2nd Place: $2500 Voucher to 8Dio.com

 

3rd Place: $1000 Voucher to 8Dio.com

*Prophet X/XL Hardware not included

Submission Rules

  • Download the video from the link below.

    Mac: Click the three dot icon and then download.

    PC: right click and click Save Video As

  • Score the entire video using mainly sounds from one or more of the Chris Young libraries, Chris Young Textural WorldsChris Young Orchestral TouchesChris Young The Collection.

  • Every submission must feature the ‘Chris Young’ collection as the sonic center of gravity.

  • Only 8Dio libraries can be used.

  • You can ALSO use real instruments (ex. guitar) on the track, and any additional processing needed (ex. Compression, EQ, Distortion).

  • Remember: The Chris Young collection must be the main focal point of each entry.

  • Upload the entire unedited video to YouTube with the title “8Dio Score This: Chris Young – [Your Name] – [Song Title]”.

  • List any of articulation used from the Chris Young series. List all 8Dio libraries and any real instruments used.

  • Please send a YouTube link to your uploaded video to contest@8dio.com with the subject as Score This Christopher Young [Your Name].

  • Only 1 submission per participant.

  • Entry Closing Date 18th June 2019

  • The top 3 winners will receive a voucher towards any 8Dio/V8P instruments of their choice! (Prophet series not included)

If you have any questions please reach out to our live support or through our support email at Support@8dio.com

  • Александр Строганов

    Hi, 8DIO Team. Can I use some non-kontakt sample libraries and synthesisers, like Serum, Omnisphere, etc?

    • djsmps

      Yes

    • 8Dio Productions LLC

      Sure, sure!

  • Sweff

    lol…can never enter these competitions…always need things you don’t have to be eligible to for things you don’t have.

  • Dmitry Efimov

    In 2014 I finished my own soundtrack for Nosferatu and upload it on Youtube but now I will do something new for this great contest. One question. I cannot to import this video into my Cubase. Does anyone know what to do? Can I convert main video?

    • Shazerthor

      When you go to download the video when you go to save it you just name it .mp4 at the end and it downloads in mp4. (From what I remember)

      • Dmitry Efimov

        Wow! Great! Thank you!

    • 8Dio Productions LLC

      Hit us up on livechat on http://www.8dio.com and we will get you set up

  • Guiom

    I wanted to participate but I don’t have the money to buy these wonderful librairies for now….

    • Shazerthor

      Always seems that way. Can’t break into the 8dio market through competitions without breaking your wallet. I’d use 8dio vsts if they’d give me some haha

      • Guiom

        I have some, but not this collection unfortunately 🙁

  • Florent Ainardi

    well i am out for this competition, i have some 8dio library but none of the christopher young.perhaps ofr the next score this contest if i have the library needed for. good luck to all competitor
    question to 8Dio : can i use the video to make a score on it ? thanks

  • Darren Heard

    I’ve really enjoyed these competitions but like many others my wallet can’t stretch as far to purchase additional niche libraries. Many composers have a limited budget so obviously target more generic libraries to cover as much scope as possible. Would it be possible for 8Dio to offer a try pack for the required library specified in each competition? Hate to miss out as I love taking part.

    • 8Dio Productions LLC

      Good feedback. We will be mindful of that moving forward!

      • Darren Heard

        Great, thanks for the reply 🙂

    • Chris Iskandar

      same here. won’t be able to be part of this one.

  • Ryan

    I have opted to entirely use my Christopher Young library for this one. No additional instruments or libraries. Just getting as creative as possible with what is there to honor the genius of Mr. Young.

    • 8Dio Productions LLC

      Love it!

      • Ryan

        Thanks! The YouTube link has been emailed to the proper email address. If you haven’t checked it out yet, please do so 🙂

  • aaron bergman

    I own a lot of 8dio libraries, but none of these.Otherwise, I would love to enter. Nosferatu is one of my favorite old movies.

    It would be really nice if they made a small sample of sounds available for everyone to use.

  • Александр Строганов

    Too expensive a contest for the participants. Buy the library for $200+ just to participate in the contest. It’s not quite right, I think. And then it is unknown when this library will be opened again and whether it will be opened at all…

  • Raees Rahim

    I would definitely love to enter this. But i really can’t afford it right now 🙁
    Too bad there isn’t a rent to own or payment plan option.

  • Roy Hughes

    I got the library because I loved the samples and the video on ways to mix and mingle them. The variety of textures and uses really is limitless. Since I have been working on some horror films as of late, and in particular I had ironically started scoring Nosferatu a month before this contest (of my own accord, I had always wanted to do it and just got around to it when I had time), it seemed a no-brainer to throw some money at it, even though the libraries were a bit pricey.

    I am glad I participated, I hope the youtube link to my contribution made it to the right people. I would post it here, but I think that might be a no-no, considering there are no other postings below, with links to completed work!

    • Capraise Music

      Have you or anyone received a confirmation that they received the email and link? I haven‘t and that makes me also a bit anxious if all has worked out…

      • Roy Hughes

        Yeah, I agree. It’s a bit unsettling to wonder if they got my link. They did do a post to Facebook which ended up on my FB page, but it’s a generic message about the end of the competition. Not sure how it ended up on my FB page, but still, nothing specific about my contribution, and so far, like you, no email confirmation. I hope our entries made it!

        • Tyler Gillis

          Hello Roy.

          Yes, we have received your entry for the Chris Young Score This Contest. Thank you for your feedback and we will be sending out replies with our next contest to confirm that we have received your entry.

        • Jesse Trevill

          Hi Roy,

          Thanks for getting in touch, due to the number of entries we were unable to respond to the entry emails. Thank you for your feedback though, we will take this into consideration for future contests.

          If you have any further questions, please get in touch with us at support@8dio.com

        • 8Dio Productions

          Hello Roy.

          Yes, we have received your entry for the Chris Young Score This Contest. Thank you for your feedback and we will be sending out replies with our next contest to confirm that we have received your entry.

      • Tyler Gillis

        Hello Jonas.

        Can you please write our Support at Support@8dio.com with the email address you used for your Score This Contest Entry and we will be happy to confirm if we have received it. We will be sending out confirmation emails with our next contest.

      • 8Dio Productions

        Hello Jonas.

        Can you please write our Support at Support@8dio.com with the email address you used for your Score This Contest Entry and we will be happy to confirm if we have received it. We will be sending out confirmation emails with our next contest.

        • Capraise Music

          That’s great to hear! Thanks for your support.

  • Glass 24

    Frustrating – I entered the contest but never received a confirmation email, Plus I don’t see anywhere when the contest will be decided, and any other info – like how many people entered, etc. ??? What’s up???

    • Hi, we are currently judging all competition entrants with the shortlist being deliberated as we speak/type. If you have any queries whatsoever please feel free to mail us over at support@8dio.com Thanks : )