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Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-01-02 07:02:30

Welcome to the resurrected...

Monthly Audio Contest 2012 - January / February ORCHESTRAL theme.

WHOA! WAIT! WHAT?!
Okay okay, we know the MACs weren't around in 2011,

Give us a break aww geez!

But this year they're back!

"Orchestral" you say?!

- That's right! Whether blasting out an action packed sound-scape for a movie's chase scene, or elegantly playing a light waltz for a grand ball, an orchestra is a versatile group of classical instruments that can produce a fantastic variety of enthralling music.

Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!!

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-01-02 07:04:57

RULES

- The primary focus of this contest will be on pieces of music comprised primarily of instruments that are used in an orchestral or symphonic setting.

- Synthetic instruments may be used, but cannot be the primary focus of the piece. Instruments that are synthetic and/or electronic in nature CAN NOT 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.

- 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.

- Luis has mentioned that as an animator, it is sometimes easier to animate to music that has a mood change or an emotional change, such as:
Happy to sad
Scared to relieved
Stormy to sunny
You get the idea. Your chances of winning may improve if your song conveys a mood / emotional change.

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

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

- Collabs are not allowed at this time. 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.

- No copyrighted samples. This is rather obvious and self-explanatory. Be sure to also check the Rules for Submitting Audio to the Newgrounds Audio Portal.

- Voices can be used, provided that:
a) It is not sampled from copyrighted recordings.
b) It is 100% your own recording and creation.
c) 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.

- Submissions must not contain material offensive in nature.

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

- Songs must be NEWLY COMPOSED and created for this competition.

- Each competitor can submit only ONE song for this contest.

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

- Have fun! Lots and LOTS and LOTS of fun!!!

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DATES & DEADLINES

From now until Wednesday February 15th 11:59 PM EST:
Submissions will be accepted

Sunday, February 19th:
The Top 8 finalists will be announced, and their submissions will be closely scrutinized by the finalists' judges.

Sunday, February 26th:
The Top 4 winners will be announced.

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AWARDS

- First of all, one of the submissions that place in the TOP 8 will be used in a collaborative project produced by none other than Luis!

1st Place: 50 USD Newgrounds Store credit & 25 vintage newgrounds stickers.
2nd Place: 40 USD Newgrounds Store credit & 25 vintage newgrounds stickers.
3rd Place: 30 USD Newgrounds Store credit & 25 vintage newgrounds stickers.
4th Place: 25 vintage newgrounds stickers.

- In addition, the Top 4 winners will be featured on the Newgrounds frontpage for a week and also receive MAC12 Winners' signatures.

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MAC12 - Jan/Feb Crewmembers and their positions:
TomFulp - Overlord and master. Also dispenses prizes.
WadeFulp - In charge of the flashlights.
Luis - Consumer of alcohol and drew the wonderful artwork above.
MaestroRage - Judge and rage-quitter.
DavidOrr - Judge! Orr else! (seewhatididthar?)
ProudAardvark - Judge and alpha Aardvark of the Aardvark herd.
LogicalDefiance - Illogical judging.
BrokenDeck - They found him in an alleyway.
RampantMusik - He's The Goddamn Batman.
SuperSteph54 - Never sleeps.
JebbaL - Provider of signatures.
Rucklo - Responsible for exploding fire extinguisher sound effects (also lieks Mudkips).

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Some of the past MACs:
MAC9 - March KID-SONG THEME a.k.a. "Who's your daddy?"
MAC9 - Valoltines
MAC8 - Claiming New Grounds
MAC8 - Flight in Freedom
MAC8 - Trembling Madness
MAC8 - Sorrowed Tears
MAC8 - Music to Motion
MAC8 - Pico Punchout!
MAC8 - Feb/March Pillars of Pico!

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-01-02 07:08:12

All discussion and questions regarding the MAC12 Orchestral go in the Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion thread.

Use this thread to post contest submissions only!

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A QUICK TUTORIAL ON HOW TO POST YOUR SUBMISSION USING THAT "FANCY CD LOOKING THING"

In order to get this...

Hello! I would like to enter this MAC! Here is my entry:

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

    Click to listen.

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    4.39 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    6,960 Views

You would type in your post:

Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!!

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-01-07 01:29:52

  • King's Quest
    King's Quest by Bosa

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    Classical
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My submission to this MAC. I have to say, it has been quite a while!


Those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-01-08 15:18:31

My foyst orchestral thingamajing. Thanks for making me do that :D

  • Piano Concerto (JPR)
    Piano Concerto (JPR) by JPRixdorfer

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-01-08 20:08:31

Ooopppss didn't get the little CD thing on it :(

Sorry about the double post.

  • Griften (Orchestral)
    Griften (Orchestral) by lanceaelot

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    4.00 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    9 Views

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-01-09 23:41:12

Couldn't resist writing a piece now... turned out better than I expected, so this is certainly my final submission.

We are allowed to make minor adjustments to the piece before the deadline, right?

  • The Crown of Arlidor
    The Crown of Arlidor by samulis

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    Classical
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    2 Views


My Music - Virtual Instruments - Website
Orchestral/Cinematic Composer

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-01-10 18:22:19

  • A Lone Rider
    A Lone Rider by Zachary

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    5.00 / 5.00
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    Classical
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    2 Views

Spent more time than i wished on this piece.

Good luck everyone

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-01-12 21:38:43

this is super nostalgic, haven't been here in years. no epic brass or angelic choirs here I'm afraid, just a demented contrapuntal potpourri. reduced ensemble with english horn, two horns, glass harmonica, harp, divisi violas, divisi cellos and contrabass. less is more!

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-01-14 00:05:59

I'd like to enter, decided to make an account to enter.

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-01-20 21:51:40

  • MAC12: New Beginnings
    MAC12: New Beginnings by blackattackbitch

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    5.00 / 5.00
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    Classical
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My submission for the contest. I decided to go with an emotional piece this year, rather than the epic battle crap I usually do.

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-01-22 07:48:04

  • Emotional Cello
    Emotional Cello by reel2

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    4.09 / 5.00
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    Classical
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    14 Views


Film & Game Composer - 4 Years with FL Studio - Contact me
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/lis ten/471408

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-01-23 20:39:44

There we go! orchestra <3

  • SK - Illusions of peace
    SK - Illusions of peace by flasmasta12

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    3 Views

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-01-24 12:16:19

It's been a while since my last song, so here I am !

  • Marim'ba
    Marim'ba by StefBidz

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Camel Spaceship under attack !
Latest track: Marim'ba.

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-01-29 21:45:14

Here it is, my submission for the mac ;)

  • Daedalus' labyrinth - HABON
    Daedalus' labyrinth - HABON by habon

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-02-01 00:00:49

The month of January is over, and now February has now come!

You now have little over TWO WEEKS to finish and submit your songs.

The last days songs will be accepted will be Wednesday, February the 15th!

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-02-04 17:24:35

  • -:: Crying S0uls ::-
    -:: Crying S0uls ::- by Computer112

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    4.11 / 5.00
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Someone encourages me to submit this one. thanks bro...


What comes around goes around...

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-02-08 01:03:58

Hi everyone! Here's my submission for the MAC 12', hope you enjoy it!

  • A Dream Of My Own
    A Dream Of My Own by mmoscat

    An Orchestral piece of magic and imagination that takes you to a place of dreams...

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Marcos Moscat
www.marcosmoscat.com

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-02-08 02:59:09

HERP A DERP

  • Suite for Violin and SO
    Suite for Violin and SO by Slaytesics

    Suite for Violin and String orchestra

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last post on this thread I prom

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-02-08 02:59:18

Here's a thing.

  • Royale With Cheese
    Royale With Cheese by Trogg

    Classical boners.

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    3.83 / 5.00
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OMG SIG!!!

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-02-08 05:30:00

At 1 month ago, sinequanon wrote: reduced ensemble with english horn, two horns, glass harmonica, harp, divisi violas, divisi cellos and contrabass. less is more!

49 instruments packed into my submission. In my case, more is more :3.

  • Sanctuary
    Sanctuary by Supersteph54

    A full-blown orchestral song for the MAC competition. (4:01)

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    5.00 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    9 Views

Good luck to everyone. This competition made me make (in my opinion) my best orchestral song yet!


Review Request Club | CHECK THIS OUT | Formerly Supersteph54 | I'm an Audio Moderator. PM me for Audio Portal help.

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-02-08 09:09:51

Phew! Done!
Good luck to all participants!

  • Apocalypse 2012
    Apocalypse 2012 by PeterSatera

    Orchestral Mac12 Entry: December 21st 2012. Uh oh....

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-02-08 12:13:19

Here's my entry. I Hope you'll like it.

  • Unpredictable Brain
    Unpredictable Brain by Pointrick

    Dramatic instrumental music with strings, french horn and piano

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    4 Views

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-02-08 17:58:48

Glad I'm finally done. This project was a lot of fun, and my first with so many instruments.

  • Jakobe - The Epic (MAC)
    Jakobe - The Epic (MAC) by JakobePaulobe

    A Journey Through Heaven and Hell

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-02-08 18:01:07

For me, seeing a contest like this going on is like Robin Hood seeing an archery contest poster! =p

  • World Elves Left Behind
    World Elves Left Behind by Setu-Firestorm

    Submission to the 2012 MAC21 Orchestral

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-George R. Powell
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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-02-08 20:02:33

Here's my submission. First entry into any newgrounds competition. Hope you all enjoy.

  • Europa
    Europa by TaylorS

    Orchestral piece from collection of The Moons of Jupiter

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-02-08 21:07:47

Whoops! Guess that was the preview, sorry. I'm not used to this new redesign yet D:

  • I Don't Even Know :D
    I Don't Even Know :D by SomeGuyInSomePlace

    I don't even

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-02-08 21:58:33

Newgrounds comes back online, tons of new submissions. Amazing what you can accomplish when the portal's down. :D

  • Fury
    Fury by eractnodi

    My Entry to the Mac12 Jan

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-02-09 08:17:53

Here's mine:

  • Organized Chaos
    Organized Chaos by RessurectedGir

    OrchestralStep?

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    4.00 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Classical
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    2 Views

hope I get those free stckers. :P


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Response to Mac12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral !!! 2012-02-09 12:41:28

Here's my first contest submission ever!
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/470145