Greetings NG! Welcome to the Audio Death Match! This is a huge competition organised by Darklight17 and Supersteph54 which is basically a knockout competition between all participants.
So, what exactly will we be doing?
Simple. This competition is a knockout competition, so the concept is to survive through to the finals where you battle it off with your competitor to be announced winner of this competition. Here is an example of a knockout competition: clicky.
How do we sign up?
Just post in the thread saying you'll sign up. Also, we'd appreciate if you give up to 3 genres you might be making, so that when we come to assigning the competitors, we'll try not to do two completely different genres competing with each other (E.G.: Trance Vs Classical).
Alright then, when's the sign up deadline?
Whenever the competition reaches 32 participants (or 64 if it becomes really popular).
Awesome, no rules!
Heh, you wish.
1) Thy shalt have fun...
2) Thy shalt not issue forth offence to thy competitor.
3) Thy shalt submit musical pieces of any genre except Voice Acting.
4) Thy shalt have 2 weeks to make your music for every round.*
5) Thus forth, the rounds shalt be judged upon by the three judges preceding over this mortal combat: Supersteph54, Darklight17, aliaspharow.
6) Thy shalt not remix, collab or break yonder Newgrounds Rules, and thy song must be createth by THOU and THOU only (not thy friend friend, thy cousin and/or thy dog).
7) Thy shalt fight to the death...
*Note that every round must use a completely different song (you may use the same instruments you used in your previous song, and you may also use the same genre, but you may not use the same track you used before or remix your previous track). This is to make the authors become accustomed to being pressed for time. Also, the final round has a time limit of three weeks, not two.
Easy enough. What do I do after I finish my song?
Submit it to the Audio Portal and post a link to it in the thread. After the sign up deadline finishes, we'll post all the deadlines for every round.
Any genre I want?
Yes, except Voice Acting.
How will the songs be judged?
There will be three judges - Me, Darklight17 and aliaspharow. At the end of every 2-week period, we will hear all of the songs, and each one of us will give a score for every song saying why we gave that score. At the end, all of the judges' scores will be counted up to make a score out of 30, and the songs which have a better score than the ones they were up against continue to the next round. The judges will not judge the songs according to personal preference, for example, one of our judges won't give a lower score on a Rock song just because he prefers Trance.
What if I make and submit the song, posting the link, but want to change it?
Just make sure you edit your submission by going to your audio editing page before the 2-week deadline.
The prize is quite an evil one. Every participant except the winner must review 1 of the winner's songs. They are allowed to give low scores as long as they say why and don't say 'you beat me in the competition and so you deserve a low score'. The winner will also get 3 reviews by aliaspharow, Darklight17 and I on three songs of his/her choice. These reviews will NOT be short, and will be giving honest, constructive and helpful advice (which is why you'd probably want to ask us to review your WiP's and not your best songs).
Am I allowed to spread the word?
Not only allowed, but encouraged.
Awesome. Make me win the competition. kthxbai.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up: the vacancies are limited!