GPU Audio Launch IR Creation Competition

US $6,000+ of prizes up for grabs      12/01/23

GPU Audio Launch IR Creation Competition


GPU Audio announced MacOS support just in time for Christmas, and they've just announced an IR Creation Competition with over $6,000 in prizes available for the most creative and innovative Impulse Responses. If you've never experimented with making your own IRs, it's a simple process given the software they recommend using. Entire processing chains can be reduced to one simple IR file, as well as vintage amplifiers, hardware effects and more conventional acoustic spaces:

GPU Audio have launched an IR Creation Competition with over $6,000 in prizes awarded for the most creative and innovative use of Impulse Responses. Have you ever tried making your own IR? It may sound complex, but it's actually really easy! Impulse Responses can be taken from software and hardware processing chains in the comfort of your DAW using free software, as well as real world spaces. No need to risk your life taking expensive equipment down a nearby well or abandoned mine shaft to participate!

Using dedicated software (see below) an IR can be created by computing the original sine wave sweep against the recording made while playing it back. The outputted wave file can then be saved and used as an impulse response in all kinds of Convolution programs including the GPU Audio FIR Convolver.It could be a single effect or an entire processing chain made up of pitch shifting, distortion, delay, modulation or any combination of effects.

The competition is supported by AMD, NVIDIA, Sonible, Scan.co.uk, BedroomProducerBlog, MusicByLukas and PresentDayProduction - with one Grand Prize winner, two Second Place winners and three runners up sharing the $6,000+ prize pool.

There are 3 steps to enter the competition:

  1. Register an account on gpu.audio
  2. Create an IR using hardware, software or acoustic spaces and upload your IR processing the sounds from the Asset Pack to YouTube, Instagram, or Soundcloud with the hashtag #GPUAudioIR
  3. Send your IR, a description of how it was made and your uploaded link to ircompetition@braingines.com


Prizes include a 3XS Scan Music Production Laptop, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080Ti or 3080 GPU, AMD RadeonPROW6600, the Sonible smart:bundle, Flame Sound Inferno SFX, Music by Lukas Planner Bundle and a track Mastered by Present Day Production.

We recommend Windows users use Voxengo Deconvolver while Mac users can use MLSTool from WaveArts to create IRs

Once you've created an IR, you'll need to process the sounds from the GPU Audio's Asset Pack to show off your work on YouTube, Instagram, or Soundcloud! A collection of the best IRs submitted for the competition will be made available for free once competition has ended.

 

The competition is open now, with all the details at gpu.audio/ircompetition

The closing date is the 23rd February 2023. Good luck!

 

 

About the author [midierror]: midierror makes nifty Max For Live devices, innovative music hardware, award winning sample packs and hosts a podcast speaking to people in the music world.



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