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Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 24th, 2010 @ 01:21 PM Reply

Hey guys, guess what time of the year it is? Time to start the 2nd annual Secret Santa, baby! For those of you who didn't see this last year, it's basically a normal secret-santa activity, but instead of little gag gifts you all make kickass songs for people. And why is this year going to be even more epic than the last?
Because this year I've incorporated TWO music communities into the fun! Not only are you NGers going to be making each other presents, but also the folks in The Audio Portal will be joining in. That's going to be a huge chain of incredibly talented gifters!

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Here's the run-down if all goes smoothly:

To start off, you go to this page and follow the instructions to sign up. Since it'd be really hard to keep track of two communities on two different threads, we'll be operating mainly out of this little hub-blog I made just for the occasion. Make sure to keep this blog in your bookmarks, because it'll be very important between now and Christmas.

When the sign-up period is over, I will put all of the names in a random sequence generator and arrange them into a giant chain.
(For example, if three people join, Person A will do Person B, Person B will do Person C, and Person C will do Person A.)

Then, using that list, I will PM all of you and tell you who you are making a gift for. I'll tell you what the person likes in a song, and you will get cracking on an audio masterpiece that fits the description.

When you're done, you will all host your files online and send the links back to me; I'll keep them in a folder.

On Christmas Day, you will go back to the hub-blog where I will have all presents laid out nicely for you to claim. It will look something like this:
Person A: link (made by Person C)
Person B: link (made by Person A)
Person C: link (made by Person B)

Everybody will enjoy their presents and have a great Christmas!

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Here are all of the dates involved: (Subject To Change!!)
-- Oct. 31: End of sign-up period. Shortly after that, you'll get the PM with your giftee.
-- Dec. 23: SONGS DUE. Host them online and PM the link to me. Don't miss this date!
-- Dec. 25: Christmas day, everyone goes to pick up their presents!

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THERE IS NO TL;DR IN THIS THREAD. IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE POST. THIS ACTIVITY IS VERY DEPENDENT ON YOU AND YOUR ABILITY TO CARRY OUT THE STEPS ACCORDING TO THE DATES LISTED ABOVE.

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One last thing. Remember how I said to host your songs on a hosting site and PM it to me? I AM NOT JOKING WHEN I SAY THAT. DO NOT PUT YOUR SONGS ON THE FOTHERMUCKING AUDIO PORTAL. Let's think about this for a minute. This is called -Secret- Santa, right? So if you post your songs on the Portal for all to see, BEFORE CHRISTMAS, doesn't that completely RUIN THE POINT OF THE WHOLE THING?

Durrr! Okay that's it, go sign-up and have fun!


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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 24th, 2010 @ 05:10 PM Reply

Is it possible to sign up via PM, too? Posting a comment ruins a bit of the surprise since you can see other people's wishes. :D

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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 24th, 2010 @ 05:50 PM Reply

At 10/24/10 05:10 PM, wandschrank wrote: Posting a comment ruins a bit of the surprise since you can see other people's wishes. :D

How does knowing people's wishes ruin the surprise?


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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 24th, 2010 @ 05:59 PM Reply

I AM SO FUCKING IN ONE THIS.

I loved it last year. Though I never did get my gift... ah well. Tis about time I did something round' the ole' AP.

:D


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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 24th, 2010 @ 06:09 PM Reply

You know who's going to participate and which styles will be made. ;D

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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 24th, 2010 @ 06:13 PM Reply

.. but nevermind, I'll just post a comment!

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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 24th, 2010 @ 06:14 PM Reply

I think I'll join in on this
Make a song and get a song, why not?
How do we know what the person we're making a song for likes?

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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 24th, 2010 @ 06:15 PM Reply

@Kaizer: Lol, I remember that. If you don't get one this year I will personally make you something :P

@wandschrank: What other people want isn't the surprise - the only surprise is who is making you a song, and what the song is.


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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 24th, 2010 @ 07:09 PM Reply

At 10/24/10 05:59 PM, Kaizerwolf wrote: I AM SO FUCKING IN ONE THIS.

I loved it last year. Though I never did get my gift... ah well. Tis about time I did something round' the ole' AP.

D

Same..

But im in again.. cause this makes me make music better because its not for myself


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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 24th, 2010 @ 07:39 PM Reply

Great idea, sounds fun, i'm in.

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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 24th, 2010 @ 07:57 PM Reply

@PMUTA: I'll tell you in the PM when sign-ups are over. :D


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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 24th, 2010 @ 08:32 PM Reply

I'm in, didn't get a chance to last year. Was pretty fun to watch though.


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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 25th, 2010 @ 12:22 AM Reply

Um, I don't have any of the available accounts to post on a blogspot, so I can't make a post.


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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 25th, 2010 @ 01:41 AM Reply

At 10/25/10 12:22 AM, Mystery-Moon-Pie-Aud wrote: Um, I don't have any of the available accounts to post on a blogspot, so I can't make a post.

I would just find one of the site that it says you need and just create one, like i'm about to do since i am confident that i'll be able to make a decent song from someone this time around :3

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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 25th, 2010 @ 05:38 AM Reply

Had loads of fun last year, but I've got my O-levels this year. I'll probably have to back out on this one.


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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 25th, 2010 @ 08:58 AM Reply

I'm So In!!!Seems like quite A fun Idea.

Regarding genres, I like House (Dutch House, Progressive House, Electro House) , Trance (Any Kind Really) and Grime!

So how do we Get to know who we got?

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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 25th, 2010 @ 12:15 PM Reply

welp, i be in there naow.

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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 25th, 2010 @ 12:25 PM Reply

lol guys I signed up

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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 25th, 2010 @ 06:00 PM Reply

I'll do it!

I really like Dance/House +anything with quality vocals :D

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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 25th, 2010 @ 09:42 PM Reply

I'm in. So we've got till christmas right?


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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 25th, 2010 @ 10:31 PM Reply

At 10/25/10 08:58 AM, borntodj167 wrote: So how do we Get to know who we got?

We don't know who, thats why its a secret!

lolololololololololololol

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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 25th, 2010 @ 11:35 PM Reply

I'll join.


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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 28th, 2010 @ 11:58 AM Reply

Nice! The more people join, the better!


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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 28th, 2010 @ 06:25 PM Reply

At 10/28/10 11:58 AM, Stupor wrote: Nice! The more people join, the better!

Last year had a pretty big turnout, if I remember. I could be wrong, there's a lot of time between 1 year. :P


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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 30th, 2010 @ 02:02 PM Reply

Hey, I think I'll extend the sign-up period for another week.

Sign-ups now accepted until Nov. 7

Remember, if you want to join YOU MUST do so on the hub page linked above! You can put your application here if you feel so inclined, but it won't matter.


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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Oct. 30th, 2010 @ 06:50 PM Reply

already signed up for this. This sounds cool. Can't wait till the 25th of DEC.

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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 04:10 AM Reply

Alright then, I've signed up for it. Making a decent song in two months isn't too hard, even with school stuff.


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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Nov. 3rd, 2010 @ 03:41 AM Reply

At 11/2/10 04:10 AM, Supersteph54 wrote: Alright then, I've signed up for it. Making a decent song in two months isn't too hard, even with school stuff.

For me, the only thing that more time gives is that that means that I can make more options to chose from. It's a sad thing when you can't save in an editable format. I would buy F.L., but it's too expensive. sigh...

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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Nov. 6th, 2010 @ 03:04 PM Reply

Hey everyone, sign-ups end tomorrow! For real this time!

Expect your PMs tomorrow or Monday, I guess


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Response to Audio Secret Santa 2010 Nov. 7th, 2010 @ 12:07 PM Reply

SIGN-UPS OVER. PMs sent. Get crackin'

also, <3 you quarl

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