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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Mar. 31st, 2011 @ 04:49 PM Reply

Good news! All the judges pulled through - I will now commence the judging.. it's gonna be close!

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Mar. 31st, 2011 @ 07:58 PM Reply

Looking forward to seeing what your decisions are!


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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Mar. 31st, 2011 @ 11:47 PM Reply

At 3/31/11 04:49 PM, Chronamut wrote: Good news! All the judges pulled through - I will now commence the judging.. it's gonna be close!

Awesome!

Also, what if there was an "under the ocean" NAC or an "Under Water Nac". I think It could bring out some awesome entries. Also, an "evolution of music" NAC could be cool, where competitors write a song that starts of with prehistoric like music and gradually evolves through the different musical ages. OR there could be an "emotion" NAC, where the judges choose an emotion and the contestants try to create a song portraying that emotion.

I dunno, just brainstorming...

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Mar. 31st, 2011 @ 11:53 PM Reply

That's actually a good idea! Chronological evolution of music progression in one song. Inspiring for sure. Let's remember that one for future NAC ideas.


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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 1st, 2011 @ 12:38 AM Reply

Just started a dubstep song today, legit coincidence. Feelin pretty confident about this one.

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 1st, 2011 @ 01:15 AM Reply

At 3/31/11 11:47 PM, seargenthippo wrote: Also, an "evolution of music" NAC could be cool, where competitors write a song that starts of with prehistoric like music and gradually evolves through the different musical ages.

This would be a true test of skill and certainly result in some interesting submissions.
I like this idea!

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 1st, 2011 @ 04:20 AM Reply

At 3/31/11 11:47 PM, seargenthippo wrote:
Also, an "evolution of music" NAC could be cool, where competitors write a song that starts of with prehistoric like music and gradually evolves through the different musical ages.

That sounds like a great idea! That could be really challenging and damn lotta fun!

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 1st, 2011 @ 10:43 AM Reply

At 4/1/11 04:20 AM, hamstercake wrote:
At 3/31/11 11:47 PM, seargenthippo wrote:
Also, an "evolution of music" NAC could be cool, where competitors write a song that starts of with prehistoric like music and gradually evolves through the different musical ages.
That sounds like a great idea! That could be really challenging and damn lotta fun!

maybe we will have it for june - I still like the acapella idea for may - I wanna spread across a wide spectrum of musical techniques and ideas so that everyone has a chance to participate over the year.

"chron"ological eh.. hmm.. it has my username in it.. I like it :P

all hail me! ROFL..

emotion contests if I recall correctly have been unsuccessful in the past simply because it's so damn hard to judge and peopel get indignant that their emotions weren't portayed properly. It just has too much potential for disaster. It's better to have concrete limitations so peopel are very aware of where they stand and how they are going to be judged. You also have to factor in judge bias, which while unfavourable, still exists regardless, which is why I choose different judges each time - ones I feel will judge the current contest fairly.

So I was gonan work on the sigs last night.. buuut then I fell asleep. So I will have to do those later on tonight, as well as post the new contest and pm tom with the results and post the results. I already have them, I just don't feel it's right to post them without the sigs being made :)

also this months nac: polka polka and MORE POLKA!

lol april fools.. or is it..
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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 1st, 2011 @ 10:52 AM Reply

At 4/1/11 10:43 AM, Chronamut wrote:
Also, an "evolution of music" NAC could be cool, where competitors write a song that starts of with prehistoric like music and gradually evolves through the different musical ages.
maybe we will have it for june - I still like the acapella idea for may

I also like the idea of having the acapella thingy for may! YAY!)

all hail me! ROFL..

(heh?) :D

So I was gonan work on the sigs last night.. buuut then I fell asleep. So I will have to do those later on tonight, as well as post the new contest and pm tom with the results and post the results. I already have them, I just don't feel it's right to post them without the sigs being made :)

so does that mean we will have to wait for the results til tomorrow?

also this months nac: polka polka and MORE POLKA!
I dunno, is it..? Cool!
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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 1st, 2011 @ 11:06 AM Reply

At 4/1/11 10:52 AM, hamstercake wrote:
At 4/1/11 10:43 AM, Chronamut wrote:
Also, an "evolution of music" NAC could be cool, where competitors write a song that starts of with prehistoric like music and gradually evolves through the different musical ages.
maybe we will have it for june - I still like the acapella idea for may
I also like the idea of having the acapella thingy for may! YAY!)

yes I believe it is a good idea and it lets you make it in virtually any genre :)

all hail me! ROFL..
(heh?) :D

sorry it was the whole "chron" thing hahaha..

So I was gonna work on the sigs last night.. buuut then I fell asleep. So I will have to do those later on tonight, as well as post the new contest and pm tom with the results and post the results. I already have them, I just don't feel it's right to post them without the sigs being made :)
so does that mean we will have to wait for the results til tomorrow?

no - I have a very high sense of loyalty to my own due dates and I will do everythnig in my power to get them out in time :) - I still have until midnight to output the results :)

also this months nac: polka polka and MORE POLKA!
I dunno, is it..? Cool!

you never knooooowwwwww ;)

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 1st, 2011 @ 11:36 AM Reply

At 4/1/11 11:06 AM, Chronamut wrote:
so does that mean we will have to wait for the results til tomorrow?
no - I have a very high sense of loyalty to my own due dates and I will do everythnig in my power to get them out in time :) - I still have until midnight to output the results :)

NaaawW... Sounds good enough to me. GG!

also this months nac: polka polka and MORE POLKA!

I´m pretty sure i know. But if i knew, i would know that. ALSO - i would´ave remembered if i knew something... Right?

you never knooooowwwwww ;)
I guess that makes sense.
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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 1st, 2011 @ 02:09 PM Reply

So as I said before this month will have 2 contests - the main uplifting/heavenly contest that will be the main NAC - and brokendeck's dubstep contest.

It has come to my attention that other users asking tom for approval for their contests.. didn't go over so well. As a result if you want tom's support just tell me your contest idea a month before you make it and I will throw it in my monthly email to tom saying that my ndea, and yours, will be the 2 contests for that month and then he can just award the store credit that way.

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 1st, 2011 @ 03:52 PM Reply

New April NAC contest is up - UPLIFTING/HEAVENLY THEMED!

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 1st, 2011 @ 04:04 PM Reply

At 4/1/11 03:52 PM, Chronamut wrote: New April NAC contest is up - UPLIFTING/HEAVENLY THEMED

With other words, Awesomeness in a compressed format.

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 1st, 2011 @ 04:09 PM Reply

At 4/1/11 04:04 PM, hamstercake wrote:
At 4/1/11 03:52 PM, Chronamut wrote: New April NAC contest is up - UPLIFTING/HEAVENLY THEMED
With other words, Awesomeness in a compressed format.

Agreed.

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 1st, 2011 @ 04:35 PM Reply

So we CAN sample vocals in this (vocals published under CC and approved to use by the author)?
Splicin'em though, you cant recognize words or previous melodies in the orginal.

Let the cheesy chord progressions begin!

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 1st, 2011 @ 04:37 PM Reply

At 4/1/11 04:35 PM, jpbear wrote: So we CAN sample vocals in this (vocals published under CC and approved to use by the author)?
Splicin'em though, you cant recognize words or previous melodies in the orginal.

Let the cheesy chord progressions begin!

Fuck i forgot. Sorry for BSing in your April NAC topic Chron

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 1st, 2011 @ 04:41 PM Reply

At 4/1/11 04:37 PM, hamstercake wrote:
At 4/1/11 04:35 PM, jpbear wrote: So we CAN sample vocals in this (vocals published under CC and approved to use by the author)?
Splicin'em though, you cant recognize words or previous melodies in the orginal.

God i hate the fact there being no edit button. soz for DP. But yes Jp, as long as the vocals is newly created. Right?

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 1st, 2011 @ 04:44 PM Reply

At 4/1/11 04:41 PM, hamstercake wrote:
God i hate the fact there being no edit button. soz for DP. But yes Jp, as long as the vocals is newly created. Right?

Do they have to be created SPECIFICALLY for your song though, thats my question.

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 1st, 2011 @ 04:46 PM Reply

At 4/1/11 04:44 PM, jpbear wrote:
At 4/1/11 04:41 PM, hamstercake wrote:
God i hate the fact there being no edit button. soz for DP. But yes Jp, as long as the vocals is newly created. Right?
Do they have to be created SPECIFICALLY for your song though, thats my question.

Who would know if they were or not...

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 1st, 2011 @ 11:50 PM Reply

you guys know where copyright rules stretch - you use your better judgement.

also March contest results are up - congrats to the winners! :D

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 2nd, 2011 @ 10:15 AM Reply

At 4/1/11 04:54 PM, LogicalDefiance wrote: Lydian mode here I come

true dat, stole my dubstep idea.

Will ambient/techno like this work for the heavenly NAC?

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 2nd, 2011 @ 11:59 AM Reply

At 4/2/11 10:15 AM, SineRider wrote:
At 4/1/11 04:54 PM, LogicalDefiance wrote: Lydian mode here I come
true dat, stole my dubstep idea.

Will ambient/techno like this work for the heavenly NAC?

That sounds divine. That would most certainly work for the April NAC.

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 2nd, 2011 @ 01:42 PM Reply

At 4/1/11 03:48 PM, Chronamut wrote: "Uplifting / Heavenly themed" you say? Why that could cover a lot of things! Things like:

Angelic choirs!
Music with nice relaxing waves in the bg!
Sweeping goregeous pads!
Foresty flutey stuff!
Harps and pianos, bells!
Happy happy happy sounding music!
all of the above combined with a driving beat

Does this mean an uplifting country piece about momma, hard work to get somewhere, trucks, redemption, and/or community won't work well for this competition?


I blame the drugs.

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 2nd, 2011 @ 04:06 PM Reply

At 4/2/11 10:15 AM, SineRider wrote:
At 4/1/11 04:54 PM, LogicalDefiance wrote: Lydian mode here I come
true dat, stole my dubstep idea.

Dude I'm going Eskmo/Synkro style for mine. Dunno how that'll work out, but shut up.

This is gonna be a long two weeks...

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 2nd, 2011 @ 04:44 PM Reply

At 4/2/11 10:15 AM, SineRider wrote:
At 4/1/11 04:54 PM, LogicalDefiance wrote: Lydian mode here I come
true dat, stole my dubstep idea.

Will ambient/techno like this work for the heavenly NAC?

ehhh.. I found that song too muffled and the melodies too.. random sounding.. would need to be mroe structured.. more crisp.. more focus on the high end.

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 2nd, 2011 @ 04:47 PM Reply

At 4/2/11 04:44 PM, Chronamut wrote:
At 4/2/11 10:15 AM, SineRider wrote:
At 4/1/11 04:54 PM, LogicalDefiance wrote: Lydian mode here I come
true dat, stole my dubstep idea.

Will ambient/techno like this work for the heavenly NAC?
ehhh.. I found that song too muffled and the melodies too.. random sounding.. would need to be mroe structured.. more crisp.. more focus on the high end.

Then i have definitely missundestood this NACs criteria. Damn. Need to read those again =/

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 2nd, 2011 @ 05:10 PM Reply

At 4/2/11 04:47 PM, hamstercake wrote:
At 4/2/11 04:44 PM, Chronamut wrote:
At 4/2/11 10:15 AM, SineRider wrote:
At 4/1/11 04:54 PM, LogicalDefiance wrote: Lydian mode here I come
true dat, stole my dubstep idea.

Will ambient/techno like this work for the heavenly NAC?
ehhh.. I found that song too muffled and the melodies too.. random sounding.. would need to be mroe structured.. more crisp.. more focus on the high end.
Then i have definitely missundestood this NACs criteria. Damn. Need to read those again =/

listen to the "sound from the above" links from youtube that I provided - that's pretty much the ideal.

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Response to Nac General Discussion Thread Apr. 2nd, 2011 @ 05:11 PM Reply

At 4/2/11 05:10 PM, Chronamut wrote:
listen to the "sound from the above" links from youtube that I provided - that's pretty much the ideal.

I´m too lazy... But okey i will ;)