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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-03 05:43:02 Reply

At 8/3/11 05:33 AM, Knoxius wrote:
At 8/3/11 05:09 AM, Chronamut wrote: CLARIFYING
thanks for the clarification :3

np lol :P

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-04 04:41:41 Reply

Remix Contest

All right! I'm in!!

Newgrounds Remix Contest

...fuck.

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-04 07:41:53 Reply

lol so idk if this even counts but i'll post it here to see your guys opinions.

Used DanceNation's 14 second loop here:

  • So I Text People Occasionally
    So I Text People Occasionally by DanceNation

    Click to listen.

    Score
    4.20 / 5.00
    Type
    Loop
    Genre
    Dubstep
    Popularity
    261 Views

cut it up sampled and re-sampled parts from it and made this

  • TI:.Livy is Kitty
    TI:.Livy is Kitty by TIMarbury

    Click to listen.

    Score
    4.51 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Dubstep
    Popularity
    129 Views

does this qualify as a remix for the contest?


http://soundcloud.com/timarbury PM me here or there if you want to use anything. thanks

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-04 09:11:15 Reply

At 8/4/11 04:41 AM, Spikrodd wrote:
Remix Contest
All right! I'm in!!

Newgrounds Remix Contest
...fuck.

You're not kidding.

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-04 09:20:22 Reply

At 8/4/11 09:11 AM, The-iMortal wrote:
At 8/4/11 04:41 AM, Spikrodd wrote:
Remix Contest
All right! I'm in!!

Newgrounds Remix Contest
omg limitations - a challenge - fuck that!
You're not kidding.

you guys make it sound liek there is no good music on newgrounds - not only are you insulting others, you're insulting YOURSELVES lol...

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-04 09:27:55 Reply

At 8/4/11 09:20 AM, Chronamut wrote: you guys make it sound liek there is no good music on newgrounds - not only are you insulting others, you're insulting YOURSELVES lol...

lol that was the best comment I've heard all day.

The challenge is the fact that most songs on Newgrounds do not have simple, catchy melodies. Simple melodies make a great base for remixing. Most songs on Newgrounds lack melodies that are worth remixing. Let's be honest, Newgrounds contains more dance-style music without catchy melodies. Who wants to make a classical remix of a dance song if the only thing that makes that song decent is the beat?

I'm not complaining and I'm not requesting you change anything, I'm just saying. Plus, I'm sure I can find a couple of songs here worth remixing. It's just that 90% of Newgrounds audio isn't remixing material.

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-04 10:31:40 Reply

thats the idiotic ramblings of someone who has never even bothered to comb the portal in search of good music.

your attempts have been as narrow as your mind.

if you're desperate - just use the random function of the audio portal:

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/random

it'll bring up a random song every time.

It's not peoples opinions that piss me off - it's people's inability to want to TRY.

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-04 11:52:09 Reply

or visit my favourites on my profile - I got a very diverse array of songs on there from all manner of genres -some just blow me away that theyre actually submitted to this site :)

like THIS song.

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-04 17:57:46 Reply

Will we need to post the original track too so you know what we're remixing? :)


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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-04 18:25:29 Reply

At 8/4/11 05:57 PM, PeterSatera wrote: Will we need to post the original track too so you know what we're remixing? :)

Yep

(...) Also when you submit your piece please submit the original above it, so that we can compare!

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-06 06:50:59 Reply

So more or less a Remix is where you take a Song, strip it down to its barebones, use the same structure/chord sequences\lyrics, and then fill it out with your own choice of intruments/styles/melodies/beats etc.

[Enlighten me if you know better, please. I have read through the entire thread and this is what I've concluded.]


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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-06 11:41:42 Reply

At 8/6/11 06:50 AM, MrMusicalLion wrote: So more or less a Remix is where you take a Song, strip it down to its barebones, use the same structure/chord sequences\lyrics, and then fill it out with your own choice of intruments/styles/melodies/beats etc.

[Enlighten me if you know better, please. I have read through the entire thread and this is what I've concluded.]

...yeah kinda. You take a song and make it your own, style wise, while people listening can still tell what it was a remix of.

some advice when remixing songs though - if you change the main melody of the thing you are remixing around too much - people tend to get angry that you've raped the song - so the way I approach it is I keep that part the same, and just change everything else. You can OMIT parts - but generally things like the chorus tend to remain the same in good remixes. You need that feeling of familiarity to remain.

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-06 11:53:35 Reply

ok I should probably explain requesting judging..

we have 2 permenant judges - and we only ever have FOUR judges.

Which means there is only ever ONE "guest" judge spot

criteria for judging:

1) must be over 16 (we discussed this already)
2) must have been making music for quite some time - realmguys and evildog have both been making music for id say at LEAST 8 years.. I realize not everyone here can tote that much experience but a good amunt of years behind you is a plus.
3) I have to have heard of you - thus no signing up that day and asking to judge - I need a trust factor - me evil-dog and realmguys have known each other a long time - and we don't just know OF each other - we all talk to each other on a regular basis.
4) same with me and brokendeck - we talk on a regular basis off-site.

you know I have a chat room - it's in my sig - if you want to get to know me - hang out and talk to me a bit, and I'll be able to judge what kinda person you are.

last month ryeguyhead was the stand-in judge - ive known him since I started making music - so he was a shoe-in.

the month before that it was sequenced - I've known him for a good many years - so he was in.

the month before that it was brokendeck - or he may have been before sqeuenced I cant remember - we didn't have any screening judging going on that munch so I let him judge.

the month before that it was milkman dan.. I've known him a few years and I know he is a worthy and prominant musician.

see the pattern?

if you can't fulfill these options then I'm sorry but you are not eligible for judging - in order to keep that whole "tight knit family" and feeling that I can rely on my judges through thickand thin - these contests will fail.

Or I will have to drop judges - you've all seen it in the other contests - judges not submitting things on time.

So yeah.. sorry. I've had to turn down 3 people so far - 1 was too young, the other I had never heard of, and the third couldnt commit to being reliable for the contest.

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-06 13:18:31 Reply

also I forgot evil-dog HATES remixes - so he is stepping down for this month - so I will need TWO more judges this month.

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-06 16:46:47 Reply

hope we get some good judges :)


http://soundcloud.com/timarbury PM me here or there if you want to use anything. thanks

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-06 18:20:09 Reply

Damn, you kids are more stupid than I thought, "OMG WTF IS A REMIX? COVERS? IDK WHAT THIS IS!"

Try a dictionary next time.


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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-07 20:53:48 Reply

SERIOUSLY GUYS!?!?!?!

IT'S NOT THAT HARD BRO


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

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-08 05:30:05 Reply

Sounds like a cover. :P


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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-08 05:59:57 Reply

At 8/8/11 05:30 AM, PeterSatera wrote: Sounds like a cover. :P

:O Oh no!
Hopefully this is eligible!


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

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-08 06:15:03 Reply

At 8/8/11 05:59 AM, dj-Jo wrote:
At 8/8/11 05:30 AM, PeterSatera wrote: Sounds like a cover. :P
O Oh no!
Hopefully this is eligible!

Im sure it will be. Its actually got a few different parts so im sure it'll be fine, sounds great! According to above Evil dog doesnt like remixes, but im actually interested in what he would think of a remix of his track. :)


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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-08 06:58:28 Reply

At 8/8/11 06:15 AM, PeterSatera wrote:
At 8/8/11 05:59 AM, dj-Jo wrote:
At 8/8/11 05:30 AM, PeterSatera wrote:
Im sure it will be. Its actually got a few different parts so im sure it'll be fine, sounds great! According to above Evil dog doesnt like remixes, but im actually interested in what he would think of a remix of his track. :)

he is gonna shit bricks.


http://soundcloud.com/timarbury PM me here or there if you want to use anything. thanks

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-08 11:14:02 Reply

he simply won't listen.

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-08 11:23:43 Reply

also that's not a remix - that's a cover - you kept the entire structure of the song - aside from some general sounds your song isn't much different from his.

gonna have to strike it from the contest dude- sorry.

please learn the difference between a cover and a remix guys..

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-08 12:14:31 Reply

At 8/8/11 06:15 AM, PeterSatera wrote: Im sure it will be.

Spot the 'tard.


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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-08 15:04:00 Reply

Aw man

Back to the drawing boards again >:O
But that's fine actually...

Moar Practice for me!


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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-08 15:21:08 Reply

At 8/8/11 03:04 PM, dj-Jo wrote: Aw man

Back to the drawing boards again >:O
But that's fine actually...

Moar Practice for me!

glad to see you take it nobly.

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-10 02:37:08 Reply

At 8/4/11 09:20 AM, Chronamut wrote: you guys make it sound liek there is no good music on newgrounds - not only are you insulting others, you're insulting YOURSELVES lol...

I'm just not familiar with the music on Newgrounds like I used to be, but I can take this opportunity to re-familiarize myself with everything on here. Also I'm aware that I'm insulting myself, it's to take the fun away from you for when you insult me ;3

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-10 03:10:24 Reply

At 8/10/11 02:37 AM, Spikrodd wrote:
At 8/4/11 09:20 AM, Chronamut wrote: you guys make it sound liek there is no good music on newgrounds - not only are you insulting others, you're insulting YOURSELVES lol...
I'm just not familiar with the music on Newgrounds like I used to be, but I can take this opportunity to re-familiarize myself with everything on here. Also I'm aware that I'm insulting myself, it's to take the fun away from you for when you insult me ;3

well you know.. these contests are a chance for us ALL to refamiliarize ourselves with the rest of the portal on a scale that we all used to.

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-10 03:15:28 Reply

Jusr do a Chaoz remix. Problrm solved.

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Response to Nac'11 Remix Contest Discussion 2011-08-10 12:47:20 Reply

I posted this in the general discussion thread, but if anyone's interested, there's a link to the midi in the description:

  • =Latency=
    =Latency= by stratkat

    Click to listen.

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
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    819 Views

So it should be easy to remix.