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Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 1st, 2011 @ 10:30 PM Reply

Newgrounds Audio Contest January 2011 - Theme: Orchestral

You've all been waiting for this, so let's get started. :D

First of all I would like to thank the following people who have in either a large way or small way contributed to the success of this NAC.
Chronamut
DavidOrr
EchozAurora
Edgen
joshhunsaker
MaestroRage
Mich
nathanallenpinard
Rucklo
ReNaeNae
Sequenced
TheBenjerman
TomFulp
varrin7

Without their help and support, this contest might not have happened.

NOW FOR THE RESULTS

The scores are out of a possible 40

In 8th place, with a score of 29.7, is Cleverhill's "Dream of being best"

  • Dream of being best
    Dream of being best by Cleverhill

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    Score
    4.08 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    117 Views

In 7th place, with a score of 30.7, is SBB's "Sunken City"

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

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    Score
    4.31 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    295 Views

In 6th place, with a score of 31.4, is Mrmilkcarton's "Lost But Not Forgotten"

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

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    Score
    4.35 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    665 Views

In 5th place, with a score of 32.1, is XayberOptix's "Warped Galaxy"

  • "Warped Galaxy" Orchestral NAC
    "Warped Galaxy" Orchestral NAC by XayberOptix

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    Score
    4.24 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    563 Views

In 4th place, with a score of 33.4, is hamstercake's "His final act"

  • His final act
    His final act by hamstercake

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    Score
    4.34 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    705 Views

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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 1st, 2011 @ 10:31 PM Reply

In 3rd place, with a score of 33.8, is ProudAardvark's "The False Memory"

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

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    Score
    4.34 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    303 Views

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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 1st, 2011 @ 10:32 PM Reply

In 2nd place, with a score of 34, is MJTTOMB's "Ballroom, 1899"

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

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    Score
    4.32 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    148 Views

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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 1st, 2011 @ 10:34 PM Reply

In 1st place, with a score of 35.3, is PeterSatera's "The SuperBugs Attack"

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

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    Score
    4.34 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    451 Views

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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 1st, 2011 @ 10:36 PM Reply

This is so exciting! Congratulations everyone!


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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 03:12 AM Reply

Congratulations guys! well deserved...

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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 03:35 AM Reply

I have a feeling that the bonus posts weren't for suspense, rather for +1's. :P

Either way, congrats to the winners!

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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 03:36 AM Reply

At 2/2/11 03:35 AM, Spikrodd wrote: I have a feeling that the bonus posts weren't for suspense, rather for +1's. :P

Either way, congrats to the winners!

They were for so I could post up the sigs they won :P

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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 06:13 AM Reply

Finally get to see the results! Congratulations to all the people who participated, made it into the top 8, and of course to the top 3 and to PeterSatera for taking home 1st place!

Now... who's ready for the next NAC? :P


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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 06:21 AM Reply

Congrats to all the winners (and in fact, everyone who participated).

It looks like you guys organised this contest well, it's looking very clean.

Just a little question: How did I contribute to the contest at all, actually?

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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 06:24 AM Reply

At 2/2/11 06:21 AM, Mich wrote: How did I contribute to the contest at all, actually?

PMed you about it.

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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 08:32 AM Reply

Alright! So the Store credit has been given to the top 3 finalists, go check out your accounts and buy some stuff! :)

congrats to the winners! It was a close shave but we managed to get all the judges results in the end :)

now if I can ask the judges to go to the 8 finalists and post your reviews on their profiles from your judging results, we will be done with this contest!

Well done everyone!

Now, on to the FEBruary NAC - SPACE THEMED!


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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 09:39 AM Reply

You have no idea how hard it is right now to stop myself from spamming OMG! everywhere!

I absolutely can't believe that I came first! Thankyou all so much for creating the competition and putting all your efforts into analysing every track. There's so much time and patience taken and we all really appreciate it. The dedicated community is what makes the audio section in Newgrounds special and addictive. I learned a lot by doing this contest and im sure it has made us all improve whether it was something huge or something very little.

Thanks so much for the first place, sig and store credit. :D


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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 09:47 AM Reply

At 2/2/11 09:39 AM, PeterSatera wrote: You have no idea how hard it is right now to stop myself from spamming OMG! everywhere!

I absolutely can't believe that I came first! Thankyou all so much for creating the competition and putting all your efforts into analysing every track. There's so much time and patience taken and we all really appreciate it. The dedicated community is what makes the audio section in Newgrounds special and addictive. I learned a lot by doing this contest and im sure it has made us all improve whether it was something huge or something very little.

Thanks so much for the first place, sig and store credit. :D

np man - the goal here is an attempt to repair the audio portal forum community, as I feel it has severely suffered over the past coupel of years, with people leaving and such. Hopefully the NACs will remind everyone of why we all came to ngs - to HAVE FUN!

and you totally deserved 1st place dude - your submission was awesome. :)


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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 01:21 PM Reply

individual reviews of final 8 songs by judges will slowly trinkle in, as well as the top 4 will be frontpaged this coming monday.


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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 02:03 PM Reply

Thanks Chronamut! :)
Looking forward to reading the crits!


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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 03:54 PM Reply

Thanks so much; the entries are all fantastic and I feel proud to be included among them!

Congrats to all.


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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 05:34 PM Reply

Just wanted to say that they were some awesome contest entries to listen to and that the contest seemed to have been organized really well! Great seeing stuff like this on Newgrounds, congrats to the winners!


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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 08:06 PM Reply

My reviews will be up in a few days - I'm writing quite extensive critiques of each submission and it's taking me a bit of time.

Congrats to everyone!


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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 3rd, 2011 @ 12:29 AM Reply

+1 for peter! Congrats man, you deserve it. You fucking rock!


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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 3rd, 2011 @ 03:14 AM Reply

Congrats to all winners and all the other contesters. I still listen to some of the tracks (especially the Super Bug Attack)

Hope there will be another NAC soon

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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 3rd, 2011 @ 03:43 AM Reply

At 2/3/11 03:14 AM, knetter3 wrote:
Hope there will be another NAC soon

Oh but there is!

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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 3rd, 2011 @ 04:21 PM Reply

At 2/3/11 12:29 AM, Rottenbeard wrote: +1 for peter! Congrats man, you deserve it. You fucking rock!

Aww shucks. Thanks Rottenbeard! <3

At 2/3/11 03:14 AM, knetter3 wrote: Congrats to all winners and all the other contesters. I still listen to some of the tracks (especially the Super Bug Attack)

Thanks Knetter! I really appreciate that. :) I've been listening to the tracks too. There's alot of soul in them, so many fantastic tracks. I get the impression that the new NAC is already on it's way to cranking up the bar to higher heights.


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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 3rd, 2011 @ 04:40 PM Reply

Nice work everyone. This is probably my favorite genre of music for making animations. I'll just bookmark this thread


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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 4th, 2011 @ 12:07 AM Reply

Good job everyone! Congratulations to PeterSatera for winning first place!


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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 4th, 2011 @ 08:31 AM Reply

Congrats peoples!

Cant wait for more NAC's

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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 4th, 2011 @ 06:48 PM Reply

Didn't have time to finish my track but I don't I would have submitted it anyway since it was more a soothing track with little instrumental change/diversion although it's always essentially, especially with melody but repetition is good if done well, homophony and polyphony and such.

Congratulations to all the winners and those that participated, might properly review some of the tracks myself but I am seemingly busy so it's far apart.

If anyone is interested though, here's the WIP track I was making: http://www.truploader.com/view/446193

Still working on it, experimenting with the second transition.

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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 4th, 2011 @ 07:07 PM Reply

Congrats to all the winners!

Well performed contest right here, thumbs up!


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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 6th, 2011 @ 12:01 PM Reply

I know I'm a bit late, but congrats to all the winners, and congrats to PeterSatera for first place!

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Response to Nac Orchestral Contest Results Feb. 6th, 2011 @ 08:32 PM Reply

Alright so as promised we will display any reviews that the judges don't feel they want to personally give to the users.. here.

Here are Edgen's reviews!

hamstercake - His Final Act
This entry made me feel pretty good. From the lush instrumentation to the solid sweeping music I felt like I was on another world suiting up for an adventure of a lifetime. There were a few times where the piece got a little bit repetitive in the orchestration towards the end as I wish you took the drums and varied them up. Nice build to the end. Thanks for sharing.

Mrmilkcarton - Lost But Not Forgotten
This one felt like a trailer but could have been beefed up a bit more to really amp up the intensity. I liked the feel of the string and choir elements for the 2nd act. The middle part I started to find a parttern in the music with repeating the melody twice and moving into another section. Overall, I enjoyed how you took me on an adventure with the piece ending with the beautiful piano solo in the end.

XayberOptix - Warped Galaxy
This definitely has the opening feel to an epic space battle. I think the mix could have been a little bit better as the moving strings in the middle seem to settle just in the back. Overall, I solid entry.

Cleverhill - Dream of being best
I liked the feeling of this one. I did... However; I have a cue almost very similar to it and I would venture to say the same chord progression is wildly used in so many songs. It's a safe and feel good sound that can really pull the heart strings. I enjoyed the drums, but I do wish they were built up and varied a little bit more. Thank you for entering.

PeterSatera - The Superbugs Attack
You definitely set the tone with the opening minute of the track, but I wish you could have spent a little more time on the instrument programming. I think you could have put a little more time to really nail the dyanmics of the piece with envelopes to really beef up your samples. When it does kick in, I really could see a wonderful battle. It's not really a dangerous battle, but one you'd expect to see on the high seas perhaps? Sure, that's probably dangerous, but a fun epic war. I enjoyed the feeling at 2:00 min but I wish the drums could be varied a bit more. Great orchestration overall and I enjoyed this very much.

SBB - Sunken City
This was such a vast difference from the other cues as this one really takes you deep into your world. I see drone workers going about their daily lives. Perhaps one has a personality different from the others and watch him as his mind wonders to the heavens above. Definitely a surreal kind of piece. Thank you for entering.

MJTTOMB - Ballroom, 1899
I have to say I'm definitely not a fan of the samples, but I really enjoyed the orchestration. You seem to have a good grasp writing this style of music. I could see you printing this off, handing it to a conductor and orchestra playing it. Find some better samples and you've got a great classical piece on your hands. Thank you for entering the most unique sound of the bunch.

ProudAardvark - The False Memory
I really liked the tones and the chords of this piece and how it made me feel. I could just close my eyes and drift away. Next thing I know I'm waking up to something unsettling as you take me to the next part of this journey. I think you've managed to capture a piece that reflects your inner emotions. You are all over the place in terms of mood and I dig it! Thank you for sharing.


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