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Music Contest #13 - Yin & Yang

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by AditTechno, Jan 5, 2020.

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  1. AditTechno

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    Yin & Yang

    The music piece must in some way create diametrically opposed (as-different-as-possible) soundscapes, either through dynamics, or through thematic difference, or some other creative ways one can think of. For example, one part of the song can be decidedly sad sounding, while the other one is decidedly happy sounding, or you can switch them up inside the verses all the time through modulations, or you can create a calm and beautiful atmosphere just to add some face melting synths or metal afterwards, completely throwing expected dynamics off.



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    • Submissions must follow the contest theme.
    • Submissions may not be started / made before the official launch of the contest.
    • Teamwork is not allowed (physically working on someone else's entry).
      • Giving feedback isn't considered teamwork and is always welcome. However if you feel someone is abusing it, you may appeal to the appointed moderator.
    • Post 2 WorkInProgresses in the contest thread during the contest process. It should be clear that you are working on the submission.
    • Post your final entry in the contest thread before contest is over. The post should be a little presentation, having your submission attached.
    • Judges may not participate.
    • Your final entry must include the music in an accepted file Format (MP3, OGG, or MIDI) and an accompanying explanation of the song (i.e. explain how it fits into the theme).
    • You may not include long periods of silence in your song - rests are allowed but using 30 seconds of continuous silence simply to fill up space is not allowed.
    • Songs shouldn't contain only a single instrument soloing.
    • Your WIP must include a screenshot of your worksheet.
    • 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).
    • Any method of music production is allowed, including using sequencers, virtual instruments, sound samples and standard recording.
    • Vocals can be used, though the part being judged is the overall sound. Essentially the Vocals are being treated as if they were instruments. Since this is a music contest, the sound is the product being judged, not the lyrics.
    • Though sampling is allowed, it must be within reason:
      • If you use an instrument sound sample for a Sampling VSI (basically if you just use the sound for the instrument, and make it play your music) you must provide the source of the sound, be it a website or an individual.
      • Sampling copyrighted material without the consent of the owner is illegal and will not be tolerated.
      • You may use Royalty free sound samples - but you must provide the source of the sample.
      • The final song must be at least 75% of your writing - In essence, you can use a royalty free drum loop (or other form of sampled material) in your song, but if you chose to you must create enough of the other material or use in such a way that it can be said that you wrote 75% of the song. Samples of instruments are simply to be used for a sequencer (like building a drum line out of specific drums or using a pitch altering sampler to make a melody out of a sound sample from an instrument) are exempt from the 75% rule.
    Breaking any of these rules may lead to punishment in the judgement score, up to disqualification from the contest, depending on the weight of the issue. In case of doubts towards a certain rule you are very encouraged to discuss it in the contest thread so others and judges may help with sorting it out.

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    • 1st place: 45 reputation points
    • 2nd place: 30 reputation points
    • 3rd place: 15 reputation points
    • Entry: 5 reputation points
    • Judge: 5 reputation points
    The three winning teams will receive an award icon, representing the winning entry.​

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    • Pyrogasm
    • enzo2090
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    Contestant WIP Screenshot Entry
    Jackky.BaDit02 Click Click Click
    AditTechno Click Click Click
    GhostOfPast Click Click Click
    Lord_Marrowgrath Click Click Click
    deepstrasz Click Click Click
    ItsRyanBoi Click Click Click
    Hakren Click Click Click
    Swatosj Click Click Click
    Brambleclaw Click Click Click
    Donut78 Click Click Click
    JetFangInferno Click Click Click
    Tridinar Click Click Click

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    Theme How well does it demonstrate the feeling of the theme /15
    Creativity/Originality How original is the piece? How creative are you with the theme/instruments/etc. /10
    Production Basically, how well does it flow? Are accents used to good effect? Do overall levels make sense? etc. /10
    Composition How well is it composed? Do the key changes make sense? /15
    /50


    Results calculation

    • Judgement: 80%
    • Poll: 20%
    FinalScore = (20*Reached_Votes/POSSIBLE_VOTES) + (80*JudgeScore/100)

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    The contest shall begin on 8 January 2020 and conclude on 22 February 2020 GMT (day is included).

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    Here are some examples from the band I know (if you have more examples, feel free to show them, and I'll add them here):








    Assigned Staff: Heinvers

    Previous Contest | Poll | Results
     
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  2. deepstrasz

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    I think we should lower the poll percentage as I've got third place in the previous contest because of popularity and it's not fair.

    Post edited by Heinvers for keeping up with the entries:

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    Contestant WIP Screenshot Entry
    Jackky.BaDit02 Click Click Click
    AditTechno Click Click Click
    GhostofPast Click Click Click
    Lord Marrograth Click Click Click
    Name Click Click Click
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  3. GhostOfPast

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    LET'S GO BOIZ
     
  4. Its Ryan Boi

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    I don't think it's too bad. I know "popularity" is a thing. But at the end of the day 20% isn't all that high. 80% on the judges end of things is more than enough to override that 20%. But if not 20% what should it be then?

    Also you son of a bitch, I'm in!
     
  5. deepstrasz

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    *my bitch
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  6. Hakren

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    Let's go them.
     
  7. Heinvers

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    The contest starts on the 8th of January.
     
  8. deepstrasz

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    I think it would be prudent to start the contest when we have the judges.
     
  9. Heinvers

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    Ping @me if anyone is interested in judging.
     
  10. Jackyy.BaDitO2

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    here is my WIP1 for my entry



    it's a really early (like 3 hours of work) rough draft for the first parts of my track xD
     

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    Contest approved and notice added to the board. Good luck.
     
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    First WiP in this thread.
    Let's go with some voices.
     

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    Just seen this, the theme is interesting, let the emotions flow !

    I'll get my Ableton set tomorrow :)
     
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    Hi, here's another WIP of the song. Still the same parts and duration, but cleaner this time. This one still doesn't show any soft-heavy transitions yet.

    @Heinvers Pyrogasm is interested in judging the current music contest.
     

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    Appease me, I will be judging you.
     
  18. deepstrasz

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    Then, I might try making something as well.
     
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    AditTechno - To Even The Odds

    Here is the completed song. The song has 4 sections; Intro, Build, Drop, and Outro. Intro is the soft opener, Build is the transition from soft to heavy, Drop is the heavy slow-Electronic "Action" part, and Outro is the concluding part, still has some heavy touches in it. Not a single section in this song is repeated, it's slow but dynamic throughout. The transition slowly changes the soundscapes from soft to heavy ones.

    I know it's only two days but I have put a lot of time into it. Consider this my final entry if I don't make any more changes to it. Enjoy!
     

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    Excellent. The dark side awaits you ^^

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