*If you post TL;DR, then you probably will end up being disqualified since you probably will miss information that could help or keep you in the competition.*
For info on the basic structure of the NAC Contests, go to (NAC GENERAL INFO AND DISSCUSION)
With all of these Genre and style based contest being thrown about, a few people might feel a bit left out, since quite frankly it can be hard to enter a contest in a genre you have never tried. So here is a contest that any one and everyone can join, but there is one major catch, or even multiple...
Most of you are probably used to only sticking to a simple 4/4, ¾, 6/8 or 8/8 time structure, and only using that throughout the entire song. But have you ever thought to venture into something either a bit more complex, or even *gasp * changing mid song? "How can I do that, I am only aloud to build a beat within the lines!" That is easy, but up to you to figure out. If you have trouble however, there are people out there who might be able to help. (Send me a PM or if any of the other judges that say they'll help out as well)
This Contest was made for the purpose of expanding the knowledge of the everyday Newgrounds Musician/Producer. Because sometimes a person will get to comfortable with doing the same thing for so long that once they are presented with a challenge you might not be able to give them what they need. So this is a good opportunity not only for you newbies, but even for some of the more experienced users to prove they can do more than just the same.
The fact that no real genre has coined Time Sig Changing as their thing, anyone can join, and I do mean anyone, even you out there who do electronica and techno, just remember, you'll have to try hard not to use that 4 on the floor beat!
From Today until May 22th 11:59PM (Pacific )/2:59AM(Eastern), you will have plenty of time to work on your songs. Make sure that if you posted a song as a work in progress that you rename it before the end, your song might be looked past if there is a close tie or difficulty in choosing the better song.
From May 23rd until may 30th, the judges will search through the submissions, and figure out the top submissions. A Top 8 will be announced on the 28th and the live reveal show will be on the first of next month.
1.)Must be a song, and not a bunch of random sound effects.
2.)Vocals Samples are great! If you are the one who recorded them. Your submission may be disqualified or docked points if you use samples straight from someone else song (Individual instrument samples are fine as long as you are not using loops, but individual notes and beats)
3.)NO REMIX'S OR COVERS! Even if it is one of your own songs, it is not an original for this contest.
4.)All submissions must be submitted after the posting of the Submission thread
5.)Songs must be submitted on the date given (Unless you PM me with good reason BEFORE the date)
6.)Please use your main account if possible
7.)One song is the limit to the amount you can submit.
8.)Songs must be at least 2 minutes long, however there is no real limit to the length otherwise. (If you are confused by this, just ask)
9.)Any Genre is allowed!
10.)Put "TimeSig2011" into your description so that we can better keep track of everyone
Things That will provide Bonus Points and or judge Likingnessness
1.)A mixture of complexity and simplicity
2.)Smoothness in time transitions
3.)No 4 on the floor drum/percussion kick lines
4.)The ability to keep things fairly unchaotic with the way it is structured.
6.)No preset Instruments
7.)Unique sounds and melodies
8.)Individual Judges likingness(They will either say what it is or not)
9.)Blowjobs always help too (But not required)
10.)If your song isn't posted within a few hours or few days of the beginning of the contest
11.)More will be given by other judges as they please
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
At the end there will be a live revealing of the winners, and a showcasing of all/some(Depending on the amount of submissions) of the submissions, so you will be getting extra exposure just for participating, so that is double incentive to joining!
Also, make sure to pay attention to future postings on this thread as more information may be added. I will try to have the new information be posted on the first or second post of every page, but it will help if you keep up to date with the competition, just in case.
As I said, if you are confused on the details, feel free to ask, and we will try to explain it as best as we can. The Judges will be announced once they have been established fully.
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