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Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 11:19 AM Reply

This is the discussion thread for the (not so) Monthly Audio Contest 2010 - April RINGTONE theme.
All discussion, questions etc. concerning the contest goes in this thread.

Please submit your contest entries main contest thread

With that, all of us in the MAC-crew would like to wish you all good luck and lots of #10 to each and everyone!!!
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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 11:29 AM Reply

:'3

brings back memories. Good times. Unique contest too. I'mma enter.

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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 11:42 AM Reply

At 3/31/10 11:29 AM, MaestroRage wrote:
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brings back memories. Good times. Unique contest too. I'mma enter.

Good, good... >:)

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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 12:00 PM Reply

btw, if you think you'd make a good judge - drop me a PM. moar judges is always good!


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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 12:09 PM Reply

Oh yeah!! Ive always sucked in the MAC but now that im confident in my music and since i have improved ima go for this for sure!!! YEAH!! GO MAC!! WOOOOT!!!!!

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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 12:15 PM Reply

At 3/31/10 12:00 PM, Rucklo wrote: btw, if you think you'd make a good judge - drop me a PM. moar judges is always good!

dear god.. how long has it been since the last MAC?

also does the rule still stand that judges can't actually submit pieces?

also what constitutes a ringtone nowadays since any SONG can be put as a ringtone?


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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 12:38 PM Reply

At 3/31/10 12:15 PM, Chronamut wrote:
At 3/31/10 12:00 PM, Rucklo wrote: btw, if you think you'd make a good judge - drop me a PM. moar judges is always good!
dear god.. how long has it been since the last MAC?

about a year http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/search/top ic/mac9

also does the rule still stand that judges can't actually submit pieces?

nah, i think it's fine if judges wish to contribute with material. they WILL however have a harder time, since they won't be allowed to vote on their own material.

also what constitutes a ringtone nowadays since any SONG can be put as a ringtone?

what do YOU think?
personally im thinking short, catchy loops... but it could be humorous or whatever, really...


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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 12:38 PM Reply

Holy shit a new MAC?

Dude I haven't seen this in such a long time!

Definitely going to enter. :)

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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 01:14 PM Reply

Umm, shouldn't there be a time limit for the song. No limit was specified, and I don't wanna make a whole song or anything. Also, you should try to include the frequency range of a cell phone speaker. They only go so far in range, and especially since they work horrid with bass. I think they are around squawker ranges.


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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 01:47 PM Reply

I've never entered a Mac before, maybe now is the time ^___^.

If i think of ringtones, i think of midi/chiptune like songs.. Hmm...

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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 02:03 PM Reply

At 3/31/10 11:19 AM, Rucklo wrote: This is the discussion thread for the (not so) Monthly Audio Contest 2010 - April RINGTONE theme.
All discussion, questions etc. concerning the contest goes in this thread.

Sounds fun, are there any ideal time lengths for the submissions?


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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 02:08 PM Reply

At 3/31/10 01:14 PM, Mystery-Moon-Pie-Aud wrote: Umm, shouldn't there be a time limit for the song. No limit was specified, and I don't wanna make a whole song or anything. Also, you should try to include the frequency range of a cell phone speaker. They only go so far in range, and especially since they work horrid with bass. I think they are around squawker ranges.

there's no set timelimit, but i would expect the contest entries to be mainly short loops...

and DOH of course i should have looked up roughly what frequency-range a small speaker like on a "standard" phone has... a rough quess is that it would roll off around 2-300Hz at the lowend, and perhaps as high as 15kHz at the highend. im not exactly sure how to measure telephone speakers properly, there are numerous different ways to measure sound and soundspitters... gonna have to look into this matter closer at some point though.

one thing is for sure, the human ear is most sensitive at around 3-4kHz, and ringtones are meant to get the attention of humans... :)


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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 02:21 PM Reply

I just shat a brick!

i'm so entering
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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 02:56 PM Reply

Man I'm reading the Rule 10 thread and I'm getting a kick of e-nostalgia... how about bringing back the Rule 10 thread just for today, with the return of the MAC and all? :D

At 3/31/10 02:03 PM, InvisibleObserver wrote: Sounds fun, are there any ideal time lengths for the submissions?

Less than 40sec I think, otherwise I can't have it on my phone ;)

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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 03:19 PM Reply

At 3/31/10 02:56 PM, SBB wrote: Man I'm reading the Rule 10 thread and I'm getting a kick of e-nostalgia... how about bringing back the Rule 10 thread just for today, with the return of the MAC and all? :D

i was actually planning on unlocking that thread once/year, the date it was submitted, but it fell of the radar since i had stepped from modship down during the first "annivercary". it should definitley make a comeback some day though... :3


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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 03:22 PM Reply

...or wtf...


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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 05:46 PM Reply

At 3/31/10 03:22 PM, Rucklo wrote: ...or wtf...

Lolz, and it begins.

Good luck to everyone. Don't think I'll have time to participate in this MAC.

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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 07:17 PM Reply

To make a ringtone sounding song? Should it be in some sort of crazy effect channel that makes it sound like an actual ringtone? :P


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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 07:21 PM Reply

At 3/31/10 07:17 PM, Kaizerwolf wrote: To make a ringtone sounding song? Should it be in some sort of crazy effect channel that makes it sound like an actual ringtone? :P

nah, just make whatever you want, try to figure out what YOU would like to have as a ringtone... read through the contest-thread for some takes on what the judges will focus at lease a little on.


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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 07:56 PM Reply

hmm, almost done with my entry :P


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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 08:19 PM Reply

Something like this maybe? I honestly have no idea since my phones ringtone is just a favorite song lol.

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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 09:00 PM Reply

done.


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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Mar. 31st, 2010 @ 09:18 PM Reply

I might as well try this out i guess, since there's no better way of getting noticed is having your submission get the shit kicked out of it by the veterans of NG =P

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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Apr. 1st, 2010 @ 02:16 AM Reply

And since I just now read my PM box...

Hellz yeah. Looking forward (and yet at the same time not looking forward at all) to bringing back ze ol MAC radio show by DJing this as well.

Obviously not much in the way of mixing will be involved, but I'll make sure it's a great and lulzy time.

AND YES I WILL FINALLY CHANGE MY FUCKING RINGTONE FROM "CASTLES IN THE SKY" AFTER THIS COMPETITION.

Because that's wayyyyyy overdue.


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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Apr. 1st, 2010 @ 04:31 PM Reply

To me, ringtones stimulate my memories of keygen music :)

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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Apr. 2nd, 2010 @ 11:19 AM Reply

At 3/31/10 11:20 AM, Rucklo wrote: 2 - Make a ringtone according to the NG submission rules. BRING RING!

Does this mean we can use samples from audio portal submissions? Or does the prizes make the submissions considered commercial projects?

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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Apr. 2nd, 2010 @ 12:15 PM Reply

WOOT! I'm totally giving it a shot :D

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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Apr. 2nd, 2010 @ 02:43 PM Reply

Finished mine before people could take my ideaz.

For shits and giggles.

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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Apr. 3rd, 2010 @ 06:47 AM Reply

At 4/2/10 11:19 AM, SBB wrote:
At 3/31/10 11:20 AM, Rucklo wrote: 2 - Make a ringtone according to the NG submission rules. BRING RING!
Does this mean we can use samples from audio portal submissions? Or does the prizes make the submissions considered commercial projects?

I don't think there's any need to make a fuzz about the fact that you can win 50USD, although if you sample heavily, you might wanna share the prize in case you win. So yeah...
You're allowed to sample stuff within the Audio Portal (as always, just give proper credit) - considering that you don't find some Eminem vs Linkin Park mix "remix" submitted by sonicmariodude445221 or similiar ;)

Still, unique audio is prefered, and will stand a better chanse in the contest.

Also, like EchozAurora said, he'll be announcing the winners in a radiogrounds-show sometime during May!!! :)


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Response to Mac10 - April ==>[discussion]<= = Apr. 6th, 2010 @ 03:30 PM Reply

I'll be testing a few of these out as the contest goes along me thinks.

I found a pretty badass site that allows you to upload files, converts them.. and then gives you a download link for your phone.

Beamitupscotty.com

Check it out!


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