And HTMEM Beat Contest!

52 And HTMEM Beat Contest!
In co-operation with, I’m hosting a beat contest.

The rules are simple: create a beat (any genre) using the sample pack provided by (you can download the sample pack HERE). The top 2 will win awesome sample packs from!

Here’s the rules in detail:

  • Create a beat using ONLY the samples provided in the sample pack (no external samples or instruments are allowed as the idea is to make a beat just by using the samples of the sample pack)
  • You CAN edit and process the samples any way you want
  • Submissions should be no longer than 1 minute
  • Only one submission per participant
  • When complete, upload your beat to your Soundcloud or Youtube account and post a link to the comment section below of this post
  • Submissions must be submitted before Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
  • Winners will be announced Friday, November 4th, 2016
  • The jury consists of Antony Parsons (founder of the and me


Best beat gets Premium Drum Bundle and Massive Synth Bundle

Second best beat gets Massive Synth Bundle

Good luck and happy beat making!


About Author

Petri Suhonen is an electronic music hobbyist. He has been producing music with computers over a decade on such styles as trance, downtempo, ambient & experimental electronic using FL Studio.


    • Massi Vasilios on

      Un altro italiano! Mi piace il beat, buona fortuna 😉

  1. Massi Vasilios on

    Are we allowed to import a sample into Harmor (or any other vst) and create a new sample?

  2. Caleb Weller on

    Can I slice a drum sample and use it as a synth or is that too much manipulation?

  3. Is it allowed for us to take a sample, filter it until it’s reduced to one sine wave harmonic, record that sine wave, then additively multiply it until we get a saw wave, and then subtractively manipulate that saw wave in order to get our own unique sound?

    lol jk
    Is it though?

      • Alright, well now on a more serious note:
        I started working on my own submission for this contest yesterday and I did take one of the samples though and reduced it to a single sine wave so that I could have a sub going on. Is that alright? It’s just the sub.
        I mean, I like to add a seperate sub to my stuff but this pack does not include a sine wave sample. After all, it still is just the sample from the pack just with certain processing applied.

        I’ve also used the moog saw LP filtered sample at the filter’s highest position and made a supersaw out of it. Does that still come within the rules?

        Technically speaking, I am still working 100% withing the given rules.
        Everything in my project is derived from the sample pack.
        I didn’t use any generator synthesizers (except for Harmor which I only used for resynthesis) and I didn’t use any samples which aren’t from the provided sample pack.

        Would any of the things I’ve done to the samples disqualify me?
        Or the point of the rules is that you could recognize the samples when you listen to the track?

        Is resynthesis allowed? What about resampling?

        I would really like to participate, but I find the content of the pack a bit limiting, given if any of the processing I’ve done is not allowed.
        In that case, more synth samples would’ve been nice to have 😉

        Dror Bazer

  4. You say “make a beat just by using the samples of the sample pack” but you also say “You CAN edit and process the samples any way you want”.

    I understand we can’t use drum machines, synthesizers, etc. But are we allowed to use e.q., reverb, distortion, etc.? Just making sure.

  5. Does it have to be exactly a minute? Or approx? And is this more for loop production or would it hurt with intro and outro format?

  6. Boros Stefan on

    Is there a problem if it’s a little over 1 minute (1 minute and 12 seconds for example?)
    What is the LIMIT LIMIT?