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Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-01 23:44:33 Reply

Welcome to the official NG Audio Deathmatch 2011 thread for the First Round of the competition! It's take a while, but it's here! Haven't heard about the NGADM? Go here to get all the information you need about this massive contest.

Now firstly, before any of this can get started, READ THE RULES. No seriously go here to read them, they're very important and they've been updated with things we might have missed in the Auditions Thread, plus, if you read the rules, you can also read about all the cool prizes that you can win. That's right! PRIZES!

Also, the audition phase for this competition is now CLOSED. Yes, this means that you CANNOT sign up now. It is too late to do so, so you'll just have to try again next year.

Now to get this show started.

First off, remember that this contest is a knockout competition. It started with the audition phase, during which we had an astonishing 110 auditions. These auditions were all carefully listened to by our panel of six judges: Supersteph54, djInTheDark, FatKidWitAJetPak, RobinDB, Morph94 and ToastedToastyToast, who each sent me a list of 32 nominations. Also, since I'm a nice person who has nothing better to do, I also added my own list of nominations to the pool. These nominations were then counted by an automated system which I programmed way back before the competition started, and the list of 32 artists who have passed into the first round has been written below in no particular order:

BudGPStudios
midimachine
Acid-Paradox
DJHeat
F-777
FairSquare
ProudAardvark
Rig
Sprittles
xKore
aliaspharow
AMP
Birdinator99
brokendeck
Cleverhill
Cross666
Decibel
dj-Nate
InvisibleObserver
JohnnyFrizz
LogicalDefiance
mjattie
NIGHTkilla
nubbinownz
Quarl
SBB
SessileNomad
SineRider
SolusLunes
LaForge
Suezo
Tzunami

Similar to last year, we had a lot of different genres and styles this time round, including Trance, House, 8-Bit, Techno, Classical, Hip-Hop, Heavy Metal, Ambient, Drum'n'Bass, Dubstep and Miscellaneous. We're really satisfied with the quality of submissions in general and it was exhausting to make a decision about the best 32 artists. Also, remember that even if you didn't pass, there's always next year since this competition is annual. Just keep improving and next year you'll have a bigger chance to make it in.

Secondly, since this is a knockout competition, each person who passed auditions will be given a random competitor for each round, and the pairings for this round are listed below:

DJHeat vs dj-Nate
Rig vs Suezo
xKore vs NIGHTkilla
mjattie vs BudGPStudios
InvisibleObserver vs Decibel
LogicalDefiance vs JohnnyFrizz
SolusLunes vs brokendeck
Quarl vs Sprittles
SBB vs Cross666
midimachine vs LaForge
AMP vs F-777
aliaspharow vs Birdinator99
FairSquare vs SessileNomad
ProudAardvark vs Cleverhill
SineRider vs Tzunami
Acid-Paradox vs nubbinownz

Remember that you have 2 weeks to make a track, which means that by the 14th August you'll have to have a track finished, submitted to NG and posted in this thread! To be more exact, you have till the 14th, 1:00 PM EST. There will then be a 5-day judging period where the judges will determine the 16 people who will make it to the next round, and sometime on the 20th of August you should get the results posted in a new thread entitled "NGADM 2011: Round 2".

Here are all of the deadlines of the NGADM (Prior to Change with delays):

Round 1
Starts = 01/08/2011
Ends = 15/08/2011

Round 1 Judging
Starts = 15/08/2011
Ends = 20/08/2011

Round 2
Starts = 20/08/2011
Ends = 03/09/2011

Round 2 Judging
Starts = 03/09/2011
Ends = 07/09/2011

Bonus Round
Starts = 07/09/2011
Ends = 21/09/2011

Bonus Round Judging
Starts = 21/09/2011
Ends = 24/09/2011

Round 3
Starts = 24/09/2011
Ends = 08/10/2011

Round 3 Judging
Starts = 08/10/2011
Ends = 11/10/2011

Round 4
Starts = 11/10/2011
Ends = 25/10/2011

Round 4 Judging
Starts = 25/10/2011
Ends = 27/10/2011

Round 5
Starts = 27/10/2011
Ends = 10/11/2011

Round 5 Judging
Starts = 10/11/2011
Ends = 11/11/2011

Announcement of Winners (Doomsday)
11/11/2011

So, a recap: If you're one of the 32 participants who made it through, then get a song done before the 14th of August, 1:00 PM EST (NG Time). If you're not, then thanks anyway for signing up. I think I'm speaking for all the judges when I say that we enjoyed every submission and we hope to see you all next year!

That's about it. Good luck! If you have any questions, feel free to PM me or Supersteph54, or post in this thread, and remember to READ THE RULES! Now let the battle commence :D

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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-01 23:49:49 Reply

PHEW. That was some judging. Really glad that I got to hear such amazing submissions, and don't forget that if you didn't make it through, you can always PM me and be a backup judge. We'll be needing a big team of backup judges to cover for us if a main judge can't make it!

Good luck to those who made it, and tough luck to those who didn't. All the judges enjoyed each submission and it was crazy hard to choose our results.


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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-01 23:51:04 Reply

first :D
Then :O
Afterwards :|


I suck at grammer ^ can't you tell?
Yoooooouuuutuuubeeeee

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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-01 23:51:42 Reply

Holleyyyshiieet, cant wait, looks epic!


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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-01 23:52:15 Reply

SolusLunes?

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

I'm screwed...
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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-01 23:52:17 Reply

At 8/1/11 11:51 PM, beverice wrote: Holleyyyshiieet, cant wait, looks epic!

At least we can expect good music :)


I suck at grammer ^ can't you tell?
Yoooooouuuutuuubeeeee

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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-01 23:54:28 Reply

Damn....

Oh well, i guess i'll help with other stuff this time around

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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-01 23:56:58 Reply

:/ Jo, i loved your audition, i thought you were for sure going to get in.
On other hands, i now hate echo and steph for putting nightkilla and xkore together, two of my favorite artists on NG right now, and one already getting knocked out D:


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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-01 23:58:11 Reply

Welp, here's wishing good luck to everybody who made it through!


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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-01 23:58:22 Reply

At 8/1/11 11:52 PM, brokendeck wrote: SolusLunes?

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

I'm screwed...

actually that matchup is gonna be one of tightest this round, imo.


p.s. i am gay

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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 00:01:50 Reply

Awesome , i thought i wasn't going to make it.

Well let's do it

First match vs nubbinownz??

Interesting


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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 00:03:27 Reply

Sad faic. Tis probably a good thing since I'm as busy as I am... but I looked forward to the potential challenge. Oh wells though, good luck to the contestants!


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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 00:03:50 Reply

Absolutely incredible entries! I am going to go back and review most of em.

Congrats to the winners!

Im excited to judge the next batch.

Thanks echo for staying up so late!

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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 00:06:11 Reply

Don't be sad, arm up this year and get ready for next year. :)


What comes around goes around...

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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 00:10:00 Reply

At 8/2/11 12:01 AM, Acid-Paradox wrote: Awesome , i thought i wasn't going to make it.

Welcome to the club lol.

I have one question! This may or may not be in the rules but i thought i would just ask it anyway... I'm dealing with allot of Label stuff at the moment and... Will probably not be able to release onto Newgrounds due to its free download thing... Is it ok if i send my sbumitions through dropbox or soundcloud or what not?? Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 00:17:02 Reply

At 8/2/11 12:10 AM, aliaspharow wrote: Sorry for the inconvenience.

Never mind... Found my answer.... this could be an issue...

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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 00:19:04 Reply

At 8/2/11 12:17 AM, aliaspharow wrote:
At 8/2/11 12:10 AM, aliaspharow wrote: Sorry for the inconvenience.
Never mind... Found my answer.... this could be an issue...

lol good, going. I say death match for his spot!!!

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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 00:19:52 Reply

Congratulations to everyone!
Thanks to Echo and the others to manage this contest ;)


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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 00:22:24 Reply

Remember everyone, there's always next year for whoever didn't make it, and PM me if you still want to take part in the NGADM but as a backup judge. Some of you were really close to making it in too, but don't forget that there were over 100 auditions, so it's extremely tough to get in.

At 8/2/11 12:17 AM, aliaspharow wrote: Never mind... Found my answer.... this could be an issue...

Yes it could... Surely the label isn't restricting you from making a song which you can distribute freely...?


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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 00:24:54 Reply

Oh, and here were my tops if anyone is interested.

I tried to not be genre cliche and choose a wide range of music, but I personally felt the classical tracks were lacking... I just dont get the same feelings from a midi piano, you know? Anyway, here is my list:

My Top 32 picks. ***NOT THE WINNERS. The winners are at the TOP of this thread, posted by ECHO***

Decibel
midimachine
darthduba
LaForge
Krowe
Birdinator99
Acid-Paradox
F-777
Cross666
BudGPStudios
ProudAardvark
alextheDJ
mjattie
XsakuX
MazinMark
DdyCat
DJ-Chilvan
NIGHTkilla
AMP
TIMarbury
Rig
Obselion
seargenthippo
DJHeat
koit
Aliaspharow
Syntrus
Sirdangolot5
Thomas
Cleverhill
JohnnyFrizz
Caught-Dead-Handed

Each of you will get a review pretty soon.

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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 00:29:59 Reply

At 8/2/11 12:22 AM, Supersteph54 wrote: Yes it could... Surely the label isn't restricting you from making a song which you can distribute freely...?

Yeah well... I guess it wont really be a problem since i can always do a special mix for the contest with a lower bit rate... Since i do have an EP due. But its all good. Its no big deal

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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 00:43:58 Reply

At 8/2/11 12:29 AM, aliaspharow wrote: Yeah well... I guess it wont really be a problem since i can always do a special mix for the contest with a lower bit rate... Since i do have an EP due. But its all good. Its no big deal

Alright, good to hear. Good luck against Birdinator99!

At 8/2/11 12:41 AM, LaForge wrote: QUESTION!

If I have my brother record a solo in MY equipment and computer, can it be used in my song? Or would that be considered a collaboration?

Yes it would. If your brother can sing or voice act, feel free to let him add to your song with his vocal talents because that isn't against the rules, but if he does anything else to contribute to the track and change/alter/add to it, then it isn't allowed I'm afraid.


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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 01:44:27 Reply

thats dissappointing... and i already had a great song for this made for the first round....


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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 01:54:02 Reply

LiquidOoze, y u no on that list? Man, that's a a shame, my congratulations to the toppers. I'm gonna follow this contest to the last round, though, I might even review allof the submissions.


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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 02:05:21 Reply

Shit. I was regretting not submitting a more hellacious and meaty audition track like last year, but oh well.

Seeing as I'm not in the competition now, I can try to help with judging, if you wouldn't mind.

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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 02:18:52 Reply

congratz to every1 that made it in! i think the list is pretty accurate and a lot of great match ups in the next round already! Nate vs Heat and xKore vs NIGHTkilla. oh man this is gonna be great.

and fatkid had me in his top 32 so i'm not bummed at all!


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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 02:40:23 Reply

Nice, I managed to make it again this year, and I'm up again SineRider.. this is going to be interesting.


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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 02:43:15 Reply

At 8/2/11 02:05 AM, Spikrodd wrote: Shit. I was regretting not submitting a more hellacious and meaty audition track like last year, but oh well.

Seeing as I'm not in the competition now, I can try to help with judging, if you wouldn't mind.

We won't mind. Just PM Steph and tell him that you want to join the backup team. Then we'll just PM you once we need you.

At 8/2/11 12:03 AM, FatKidWitAJetPak wrote: Thanks echo for staying up so late!

I'm still as tired as hell, but hey It was worth it since at least we didn't delay :|

At 8/2/11 01:44 AM, SKILLZmakeKILLZ wrote: thats dissappointing... and i already had a great song for this made for the first round....

Don't worry, just keep improving and join next year so you can try again. That's the beauty of the NGADM after all, there's always another time.

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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 02:47:38 Reply

Honesty, I'm a bit surprised I didn't make it this year considering I made it last year with a song I considered mediocre. Aw well.

Looking forward to the stuff you guys come up with!


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Response to Ngadm 2011: Round 1 2011-08-02 02:49:12 Reply

At 8/2/11 02:47 AM, UncleSqueezins wrote: Honesty, I'm a bit surprised I didn't make it this year considering I made it last year with a song I considered mediocre. Aw well.

Looking forward to the stuff you guys come up with!

The problem this year was that literally everyone had a fantastic track. It was stupendously difficult choosing the list of 32 competitors and in fact me and steph had to decide quite a number of ties in the end.