Smartelectronix
computer music creators society that rules

Competition Tracks
Important Sidenotes by the Smex Members

First and foremost, thanks to everyone that entered! We had a tough time judging the competition as the entries were of such high quality. It took a lot of repeated listening to decide between our personal favourites! This, combined with our busy schedules, meant it took a lot longer for us to get our votes together than we thought it would, so we would like to apologise to everyone for the delay!

Thanks again to all who entered!

Look out for a new competition quite soon...

If you feel like commenting, please do so here.


Round 2 :: Winners

Congratulations to these lucky 4!! (You will be contacted as soon as possible, and we'll distribute the prizes among you.) Like Santa Claus but with more freaky noises! The winners will also be asked to describe their creation methods in more detail, so check back soon for more cool info and random factoids...

in winning order:
    1st place
        joseph : metrosmexual ( download track more information about this track )

    2nd place
        javier rubio montero : plancha3 ( download track more information about this track )

    3rd place
        psynus : still dope ( download track more information about this track )

    4th place
        laurent PARANTHOEN : hexasmart ( download track more information about this track )

Round 1 :: Honorable Mentions

in alphabetical order:
  • Andy Yakovlev : Recently I Discovered Transistors In My Head ( download track more information about this track )
  • annihilist : catacthonic ( download track more information about this track )
  • Bitmud : SMEXtroverted ( download track more information about this track )
  • enon sci : Depressive Nae ( download track more information about this track )
  • George Yohng : Swingin' Smartelectronix ( download track more information about this track )
  • Jan Kunc : Smarties On Trip ( download track more information about this track )
  • Joseph Misra : PPKNK ( download track more information about this track )
  • Julien Neto (recording as Mondfabrik) : Dazed ( download track more information about this track )
  • Knut Andreas Ruud : Smartelectronix gets lost in Upland ( download track more information about this track )
  • Michael Durand : Bug It ( download track more information about this track )
  • Michael Norrell aka GPK, Warbug : FLEX DATA ( download track more information about this track )
  • Michael P. Goodman ( mpg~ ) : Cosmotronic Introduction ( download track more information about this track )
  • noah sasso : pyramid people ( download track more information about this track )
  • proem : proem - smexican standoff ( download track more information about this track )
  • Remo Rickli : Flutigal (a flute kinda digital :-) ( download track more information about this track )
  • Steven West : The Tragic Deaths Of Insects ( download track more information about this track )
  • Weaselfriends : Mediterranean Sunshine ( download track more information about this track )

Special Mention

Special mention goes to Kerrydan 's track, Modest Electronics, because even though we had to disqualify it, it made us laugh like maniacs, especially Bram. Kyle, if you're reading, you're a bastard, but we love you.
  • Kerrydan : Modest Electronix ( download track more information about this track )


Better Luck Next Time!

in alphabetical order:
  • Anders Hofsten : Cyanide2 
  • Andrew Lagowski : SAF 
  • Anthony Colas : sac à roses 
  • Barnadine : Electrochook 
  • Bernie Maier (act: !!* [pronounced as bang bang splat]) : Processors Uprising 
  • chris phillips : otiksdisko 
  • christophe carrieres : only three pings 
  • david schärer : i don't want u 2 feel sorry for me 
  • dumafuji : day forgot to break 
  • Eric Maia : I Break for Trains 
  • Erlend Thune : Dsp pt1 
  • Flavien GILLIE aka FinalCut : Rainet Slim Cortex 
  • Ian Hollen : Procissor 
  • Jared Dunne : galactix garden 
  • Joakim Lindén : BitEngineering 
  • joel newkirk (sculpturesinsound) : 1962cadillachearse2800onebay 
  • Jonny Jansson : lofi scifi 
  • Joris : decontested 
  • jtxx000 : After the Storm 
  • Logickal (Jeremy Dickens) : Inside Ivan's Smartpants 
  • Lohitzun : JJ Sutra Remix 
  • MASA : Smells Like a Plastik 
  • Maxim Bronzwaer : Maz - Selex 
  • Mbazzy : SmeksTape PG 
  • Michael Upton (act: Jet Jaguar) : A Ruminant That Echoes 
  • Mystahr : I'm not smart 
  • Norman Teale : Ned Tugent Kills Bush on Accident 
  • Peggy Madden : Canaley 
  • Plastic Animal : pretentious electronics 
  • raphael julliard : geode 
  • Richard Wixner : WarpedFlute 
  • Robin De Groote : PosterPeople 
  • Santiago A. Calvo Ramos (sacr) : Lahore 
  • scary wapper : scary wapper 
  • Semaj : SemajiSMEX_SalsaBinaria 
  • Shanan Holm : octified electronix 
  • Shivliz : DiLeLa 
  • Steve Hamann (act: SIGHUP) : smex1 
  • takayuki : minanikaze 
  • the unknown one (everyone calls me David DeBaecke though) : the thoughts were a puzzle... 
  • TU_liPs : 0xdeads0und 
  • uldis kirsis (zucha) : cat patriot 
  • Wayne Jacobs a.k.a FERALCATSCAN : Poème Tumultueux 
Judging method

In every round every -actively participating- member casts his vote. The member gets as many points to distribute as there are tracks in that round. How he distributes these points is up to him, but a maximum score per track is set. Once every member has voted the scores are tallied up and the top 20% tracks (the actual percentage depends on the amount of tracks) get selected for the next round. If the current round results in the exact same 4 'winners' as the previous round voting is ended and those 4 are 'selected'. If the result isn't the same we have another round of voting and keep on going until we end up with 4 winners.
This complex multi-round voting system has been chosen to allow people to adjust their voting behaviour and thus eliminate any unwanted side effects.