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Music Contest #11 - Theme Discussion

Discussion in 'Submissions Archive' started by Its Ryan Boi, Nov 24, 2018.

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What theme should be next for "Music Contest #11"

Poll closed Jan 23, 2019.
  1. Cinematic

    6 vote(s)
    31.6%
  2. Classical

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  3. 8-Bit

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. EDM Trap

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Something else...

    5 vote(s)
    26.3%
  6. Future Bass

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Glitch-Hop

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  8. Warcraft OST

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  9. Battle Theme

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  10. Cyberpunk Theme

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
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  1. Its Ryan Boi

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    Music Contest #11
    Now with the last music contest came to an end, I think it will be great to start discussion for the next theme. I'm not personally going to suggest one theme, instead, I've decided to go with a poll (for multiple themes). I'll put a brief description for each theme suggestion that has been listed in the poll. If anyone else has other themes in mind, please go ahead and suggest it below, I would like to see this contest be more active than the previous.

    Classical Style
    Those that're into the works of great composers like Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ludwig van Beethoven and many others will find this theme more than exciting. Though exciting, it can be very difficult!

    Cinematic
    You're to create an cinematic soundtrack that would be suited for modern styled cinematic tracks that you would hear today.

    True 8-Bit
    It could be said that this is similar to "retro"... But! The catch is that you're require to create a true 8-Bit styled track. Meaning that you will be required to only use traditional methods of creating 9-Bit styled track.


    Electronic Dance Music, Trap
    Here's a weird suggestion. But not everything we do has to stick to themes that you'd might expect from a music contest.

    Electronic Dance Music, Future
    Another sup-genre from the EDM scene for you to select if it's your preferred theme.

    Glitch-Hop
    And probably the last genre you'd probably expect to be suggested, but still a good one none the less!

    Warcraft OST

    With the recent reveal of Warcraft III Reforged I'd say it would be cool to re-create a OST that would suit any of the races of Warcraft.

    Battle Theme
    Create a track that would suit the battle theme. Things such as war drums are the kind of things you'd might expect in such a track.

    Cyberpunk
    And the last option for those that're into Cyberpunk.
     
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  2. deepstrasz

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    We basically had that in a way for the previous contest.

    Why limit ourselves to 6 minutes?

    There are a lot of themes from previous discussions which could be taken in consideration.
     
  3. Its Ryan Boi

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    I personally think "retro" and "8-Bit" could be put into the same category. But maybe when I said 8-Bit, I meant "true 8-Bit", and not just something retro with 8-Bit sounds and some modern ones. The idea I had in mind will be in the video below.



    As for the 6 minute time limit... I don't think 6 is at all unreasonable, and I'm sure a good argument like "The track has to be long, because it's telling a story, and each part is a new part in the story" could be said. But there is always a way to shorten a story without dragging it out. If 6 is too little then maybe 8-10 (but no higher than 10), but It's weird that there isn't a time limit to begin with. I say just have it so there isn't anything too lengthy. Could have that agree to disagree outcome to this discussion but, let's be real, we don't want a overly lengthy submission. I say 10 if anything should be the cap.

    I'm up for any theme! I was only suggesting things now so we can kick start this next contest. The best way to do that is to just discuss it I guess lol.
     
  4. Pyrogasm

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    I’m personally opposed to a “classical-ish” theme; I feel it will be limiting and/or off-putting to people who are on the edge about joining the contest. On average how many people are stoked about classical music? I would say it’s also in ways more difficult to compose classical music than other simpler styles. Maybe it would be good for variety's sake (it is unusual to have a classical piece at all in a music contest) but my intuition is far fewer entries would be had for this theme.
     
  5. AditTechno

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    EDM Trap, let's go.
     
  6. deepstrasz

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    I say true but it'd be too early.
    Also that one you linked is still not fully 8 bit :p
    "Minimum length is 1 minute, there is no maximum length (please keep it reasonable, 20 minute entries may create the necessity for a maximum length)."
    ~excerpt from the Music Contest rules.
    Me too. It's hard and too few would dare approach it. Also, 1 month won't be enough for it.

    @Naze where are the music theme and discussion threads!? I can't find them anymore...

    EDIT: alright searched but on the site not in the Barracks/Arena...

    Next Music Contest Theme
    Music Contest #2 - Theme Vote
    Music Contest #3 - Theme Selection
    Music Contest #4 - Theme thread
    Music Contest #5 Theme Discussion
    Music Contest #6 - Theme Discussion
    Music Contest #7 - Theme Poll
    Music Contest #8 - Theme Discussion
    Music Contest #9 - Theme Discussion
    Music Contest #10 - Theme Discussion

    EDIT: @Its Ryan Boi maybe you should rename the title to Theme/Discussion.
     
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    I hate Trap....
    I like Glitch-Hop, Future Bass, etc but i really don't like Trap.
     
  8. Its Ryan Boi

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    I don't have a problem with what theme we have. The whole point was merely to start the discussion for the next contest.

    *Evil intentions of making 20 minuet song* ... And fair enough that works for me..

    Changed to fit the previous title layouts that have been made.

    Yeah it's a pretty crazy suggestion, but id personally be down for it. Been doing a lot of music theory, so it would have helped lol. But it was just one of the things that came to my mind when writing.

    Feels bad man.

    Again guys I don't really mind what themes we have. It can be anything!
     
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    I feel like it would be nice since the reveal of War 3 remastered, to make a track that sounds in the feel of the Warcraft OST, either faction or story specific.

    :l
     
  10. Svetli

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    I suggest battle theme, if there is no such made.
     
  11. Heinvers

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    Totally up for this.

    You guys could try to visualize a Cold War era sound track or some Cyberpunk theme, like in the Blade Runner movies.
     
  12. Its Ryan Boi

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    I also agree that would be nice.
     
  13. Heinvers

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  14. AditTechno

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    I'm changing my vote to "something else".
     
  15. deepstrasz

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    Imagine a theme for Something Else or for the current rebellious movement therein called San.
     
  16. Zephyrius2412

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    Does "Cinematic" mean something like Epic/Orchestral ?
     
  17. AditTechno

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    Since the preferred theme is Cinematic, I can't participate.

    I assume Cinematic usually has orchestral style, but it's open for personal improvements.
     
  18. deepstrasz

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    When does the poll end? Also, I think we should start a new poll with what people want here in the discussion thread. That's why this thread exists.
     
  19. Heinvers

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    Agreed!
     
  20. Its Ryan Boi

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    I'm currently away. I'll update the poll when i get back home. If you have a suggestion and it's not posted please do so
     
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