The contest is meant to be a mixing contest, so you must mix the stems provided. You may add individual sounds that you own or control to augment your mix, but the original character and structure of the track must remain intact - this is not a remix contest!.
I find the sounds are well chosen and the vocals quite well recorded. This is a good starting point but there's still plenty of room to mix the thing as there is no mix at all in what's provided.
I agree. I'm just saying that the stems already have a bunch of effects and processing on them. And if you listen through the submissions, unfortunately a lot of them are remixes.
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