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BrokenDeck
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Orchestral NAC 2011-01-04 20:58:41 Reply

IT'S THE FIRST OFFICIAL NAC!

The Orchestral Newgrounds Audio Contest has commenced.

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Here are the rules..

Your submission must consist primarily of instruments that are used in a ORCHESTRAL or SYMPHONIC setting. Synthetic instruments may be used, but cannot be the primary focus of the track. For example, something like "Juno Reactor vs. Don Davis - Mona Lisa Overdrive", or "Hybrid - Finished Symphony (Deadmau5 remix)" will not be acceptable. Also, submissions in which the orchestra only plays a supporting role are not acceptable. For example, "The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony".

Songs must be newly composed and created for this competition.

Songs can be a maximum of 5 minutes. Songs which are slightly longer will be taken into consideration and reviewed on a case by case basis. No There will be no minimum time limit, but please, use your objectivity and common sense... "Does this track constitute a complete full length song?"

No copyrighted samples. This is rather obvious and self-explanatory.

No covers. All melodies contained in your submission must be composed ENTIRELY by yourself.

No piano-only songs, or any single-instrument pieces. Remember, the main focus of the contest is usage of an orchestra.

Voices can be used, provided that:
1) It is not sampled from copyrighted recordings.
2) It is 100% your own recording and creation.
3) You can ask another artist or group to provide vocals, as long as all material is newly created for your submission, and you provide the details of the vocalist(s), who they are.

All tracks must be in by the deadline. Please check your Newgrounds in-boxes regularly. If you have a problem with reaching the deadlines, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will review your case.

Submissions must not contain any material deemed offensive.

Further questions pertaining to official NACs can be found in the NAC General Discussion Thread

Last but not least, remember to have fun! Don't bust your brains trying to come up with the masterpiece of the century? If you try, you might go insane, like that piano guy from "Shine".

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Here are the set dates and deadlines for this contest

From now till 11:59 PM EST Sunday Jan 23: Submissions will be accepted.

Wednesday, Jan 26th: The 8 finalists will be announced, and their submissions will be closely scrutinized and reviewed by our finalist judges.

Tuesday, Feb 1st: The top 4 will be announced by our finalist judges.

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The finalist judges for the Orchestral NAC will be...

Nathan Allen Pinard

David Orr

Shawn Dall (chronamut). Why Chrons? Well the truth is, MaestroRage wasn't available and Chrons threatened to butt-rape us if we didn't let him be a finalist judge. (Just kidding folks)

They will pick the top four from the 8 finalists.

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Here are the prizes

1st Place: $50.00 store credit, weekly feature, reviewed by all judges, 1st place sig (optional)
2nd Place: $40.00 store credit, weekly feature, reviewed by all judges, 2nd place sig (optional)
3rd place: $30.00 store credit, weekly feature, reviewed by all judges, 3rd place sig (optional)
4th place: weekly feature, reviewed by all judges
5th place: reviewed by all judges
6th place: reviewed by all judges
7th place: reviewed by all judges
8th place: reviewed by all judges

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Please post your submissions in this thread!

This is easy. Just simply post your song like so...

  • Metical - Revolution
    Metical - Revolution by jrayteam6

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    Score
    4.13 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    2,670 Views

If you have difficulty doing this, feel free to ask for help.

Remember to have fun, and good luck!

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-05 16:13:17 Reply

Additional Information

Each competitor can submit only ONE song for this contest.

Please submit your entry using your regular account, not an ALT.

Collabs are not allowed for the Orchestral NAC. Collaborative linking has not been implemented into the audio portal at this time, so it would be difficult to award prizes to a collab winner, for example.

Realism of instruments won't be as important as arrangement. Meaning, if you have extremely realistic sounds, but just use the strings section and not much else, your song might not have as much a fighting chance as a less realistic-sounding submission that has more varied usage of orchestral instruments.

No instruments that are synthetic and/or electronic in nature can be continually used in a dominant manner. For example, one can use a violin plugin, or brass plugin, but not a theremin plugin. One can use an acoustic guitar plugin, but not an electric guitar plugin. One can use a bells plugin, but not an 8-bit plugin. Keep in mind that any of the aforementioned synthetic instruments can still be used in a supporting role. They just can't be the primary instrument of your entire submission, like you might hear in symphonic black metal.

I will keep a list of competitors and their entries HERE. I will update it as often as possible.

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-06 02:14:58 Reply

OK, after 18 hours of composition, I finally have my submission! Thanks for coordinating this competition! Good luck everyone!

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-06 18:33:05 Reply

At 1/4/11 08:58 PM, brokendeck wrote:
Shawn Dall (chronamut). Why Chrons? Well the truth is, MaestroRage wasn't available...

No longer true...

The finalist judges for the Orchestral NAC will NOW be...

Nathan Allen Pinard

David Orr

Selcuk Bor a.k.a. MaestroRage

and of course Chronamut

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-08 00:08:18 Reply

At 1/6/11 08:48 PM, Jessismith wrote: Will definitely try to come up with something for this. :)

And here it is!

  • "Muirin's Dream" NAC Entry
    "Muirin's Dream" NAC Entry by Jessismith

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    0 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    1 Views


Hmm. I will change this signature soon, lol.

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-08 06:52:55 Reply

  • -Legend-
    -Legend- by Supersteph54

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    2 Views

Here's my submission, finally finished. Good luck to everyone!


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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-08 11:10:44 Reply

Well, this is my entry. Enjoy.

  • Vanquish The Night
    Vanquish The Night by megakill

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    Classical
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    2 Views

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-09 02:33:09 Reply

Done.

  • -Lost But Not Forgotten-
    -Lost But Not Forgotten- by Mrmilkcarton

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    0 / 5.00
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    Classical
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    1 Views

: Finally...

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-09 04:13:10 Reply

At 1/6/11 06:33 PM, brokendeck wrote:
At 1/4/11 08:58 PM, brokendeck wrote:
Shawn Dall (chronamut). Why Chrons? Well the truth is, MaestroRage wasn't available...
No longer true...

The finalist judges for the Orchestral NAC will NOW be...

Nathan Allen Pinard

David Orr

Selcuk Bor a.k.a. MaestroRage

and of course Chronamut

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and one more.. Edgen

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-12 17:25:22 Reply

  • Fly away! [Epic ochestral]
    Fly away! [Epic ochestral] by reel2

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    Score
    4.21 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    84 Views


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http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/lis ten/471408

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-13 17:12:20 Reply

Finally!

  • '11 The SuperBugs Attack
    '11 The SuperBugs Attack by PeterSatera

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-14 21:51:23 Reply

  • ~Dragonfly Clouds!~
    ~Dragonfly Clouds!~ by EmceeWhatE

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    Score
    4.23 / 5.00
    Type
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    Miscellaneous
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    62 Views

Good luck peoples!!@$!$!

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-14 22:29:41 Reply

Ok here's my entry for the contest.

  • Where is This Place?
    Where is This Place? by RedRavenRuler

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    Classical
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    6 Views


My latest DnB creation finished on March 7th - http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/lis ten/404636

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-15 15:12:15 Reply

Good luck to us all!!!

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 91657

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-16 12:44:48 Reply

Here's mine

Epic journey

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-18 01:41:24 Reply

Hey guys, I finally finished my piece, it took me a few days to make (not consecutivelly, of course :P)

Anyways, here's the link:

  • .:Reach for the Moon:.(NAC)
    .:Reach for the Moon:.(NAC) by camoshark

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    0 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    1 Views

Hope you enjoy, and the best of luck to all the other competitors!

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-19 02:02:54 Reply

  • ==(Sunken City)==
    ==(Sunken City)== by SBB

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    Classical
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    2 Views

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-20 12:23:05 Reply

  • NP - The False Memory
    NP - The False Memory by ProudAardvark

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-21 12:13:08 Reply

At 1/20/11 03:41 PM, LaForge wrote: I knew I'd be cutting it close to the deadline since this is my first attempt at classical.

Not as close as me. I honestly didn't think I'd get this in until Saturday Night. I'm ahead of schedule.

  • NAC: Rage of the Giants
    NAC: Rage of the Giants by blackattackbitch

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    3.35 / 5.00
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    63 Views

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-21 19:32:15 Reply

  • Ballroom, 1899 (NAC)
    Ballroom, 1899 (NAC) by MJTTOMB

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    5.00 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    3 Views

Certainly not epic film score music, but hey, it's orchestral.


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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-22 03:02:21 Reply

  • ~FP~ Of the Darkest Light
    ~FP~ Of the Darkest Light by Funkypotat0

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    5.00 / 5.00
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My own humble submission. I trust the extra minute is not too excessive.

I now wash my hands of the piece.


Don't mind me, I'm just some lingerer with a dry sense of humor and a big stick.
Check out my about.me profile - it's a work in progress

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-22 04:07:56 Reply

I whipped something up. Hope it's not too long. http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 93366

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-22 06:33:25 Reply

Avatribarian

An orchestral composition I made with Reason.

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-22 08:32:02 Reply

Here's my submission, i hope i'm not too late :

  • Cataclysmic Puppeteer
    Cataclysmic Puppeteer by Deflektor

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    Classical
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    2 Views


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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-22 09:53:09 Reply

Hello,

I would like to submit the following track for this contest :

  • Spirit Rising (NAC)
    Spirit Rising (NAC) by popraz

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    1 Views

Hope it's not too late.

Thank you !

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-22 12:10:42 Reply

  • §Arbiter§ - End
    §Arbiter§ - End by Arbiter

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    Score
    4.63 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    120 Views

Wish I had more than a couple of days, but that's what happens when you drop in only once every three months and want to participate in a contest that has been on for weeks.

...Meh.

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-22 15:54:01 Reply

Here's my entry.

  • The Violence of Creation
    The Violence of Creation by ShatterTheSky22

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    5.00 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    4 Views

Best of luck to everyone. ^__^


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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-22 21:51:20 Reply

I still don't really understand how things works here...
However, here's my contribution:
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 93557
This song is still awaiting for approval by a mod, since I'm new here.
Did I even make the deadline?


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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-23 10:04:01 Reply

  • Unspoken Sorrow (NAC)
    Unspoken Sorrow (NAC) by whitesymphonia

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    4.32 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    103 Views

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Response to Orchestral NAC 2011-01-23 13:31:52 Reply

Well, the track I wanted to submit wasn't finished in time, but I still wanted to enter, so here's another track I finished very recently.

  • Grandiose Manipulation
    Grandiose Manipulation by callitsleep89

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    3.46 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    93 Views

It's a very very short waltz-esque thing.

I'm thinking we should do more contests like this, it was pretty motivational and interesting in my book.