Drumception is BACK, baby!
That’s right, after last year’s highly successful Guitarception contest, which featured TesseracT drummer Jay Postones, we’ve partnered up with Gear Gods and Toontrack yet again for this year’s Metal Month for a new iteration of the Drumception series that’s going to be bigger and more epic than ever.
On the heels of the release of Toontrack’s Orchestral Percussion SDX earlier this year, the most all-encompassing and carefully captured collection of handpicked orchestral percussion instruments on the market, Toontrack have come up with an absolute BANGIN’ drum track composed 100% using Superior Drummer 3, some brand new Metal Month releases, an all-star gathering of drummers featured in their ranks of drum MIDI packs as well as – of course – some epic elements from the Orchestral Percussion SDX. We then sent this drum track to four of the most talented guitarists in modern metal to do their thing all over, and their finished tracks will be shared with the world throughout November!
What would YOUR rendition sound like?
As with last year, this Drumception challenge is open to the public and YOU can win some incredible prizes from Toontrack and Orange. The rules to enter are simple: download the EPIC drum track from Toontrack (link below), record your own song over it, upload it to the streaming platform of your choice (Soundcloud, YouTube, etc. — do not submit download links!) and submit it using the entry form below. All instruments are fair game — guitars, bass, keys, saxophone, cowbell — although no vocals are allowed. The winners will be picked by the end of November by a jury consisting of Gear Gods collaborators (and possibly some random metal stars, who knows?). The deadline to enter is 11:59pm EST on Saturday, November 30th. Remember: There are NO rules as far as creativity goes. The drum track has some twists and turns and you can interpret it in many ways.
The prizes are as follows:
One grand prize winner will receive Toontrack’s Superior Drummer 3, a Toontrack mystery box as well as an Orange Micro Dark amp, an Orange Kongpressor pedal, and an Orange Fur Coat pedal. The runner-up and third-place entries will each receive a Toontrack mystery box.