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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-03 20:45:29 Reply

Oooo and Orchestral Challenge! Me Likey!

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-04 00:41:51 Reply

it's the year of the 'ACs :P


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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-05 11:48:03 Reply

In all the excitement, it seems that I have forgotten to list Rig as one of the judges...

Yeah yeah, we all haven't forgotten you Rig! You're still in all our hearts!

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-08 09:11:51 Reply

Bosa's released an awesome track! He set the bar high!

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-08 15:27:19 Reply

At 1/8/12 09:11 AM, PeterSatera wrote: Bosa's released an awesome track! He set the bar high!
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 64899

Well are you gonna sit there and do nothing? :D

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-08 19:30:56 Reply

Actually, I sat here and did loads. Then the fudge crashed on me while I saved. Good bye 7 hours of music creation. :/


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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-08 23:26:51 Reply

I feel like most of the judges of this competition should so be competing in this competition. Bonus judge round anyone? Reverse the roles and have the competitors judge the judges.

AWW SHIEEET

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-10 20:52:20 Reply

At 1/8/12 09:11 AM, PeterSatera wrote: Bosa's released an awesome track! He set the bar high!
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 64899

You're gonna beat me. I'm one of the worst composers ever, and there are so many musicians who are ten times better than me. I have no idea why some people listen to my terrible music.


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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-10 21:16:10 Reply

At 1/10/12 08:52 PM, Bosa wrote:
You're gonna beat me. I'm one of the worst composers ever, and there are so many musicians who are ten times better than me. I have no idea why some people listen to my terrible music.

Fishing for compliments are we?

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-10 21:21:50 Reply

At 1/10/12 09:16 PM, brokendeck wrote:
At 1/10/12 08:52 PM, Bosa wrote:
You're gonna beat me. I'm one of the worst composers ever, and there are so many musicians who are ten times better than me. I have no idea why some people listen to my terrible music.
Fishing for compliments are we?

That's deceitful! lol. No, I'm only telling the truth. There are so many composers who are better than me on so many levels.


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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-10 22:53:47 Reply

Bosa, you're stuff is good... seriously; don't put yourself down. If you have people listening to your stuff, it is probably because they like it... I wish I had that many 10s and 9s on my songs.


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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-11 02:03:13 Reply

Do we have to follow the traditional harmony rules?? or are we free to compose??

(i don't know if it's the same concept in english)


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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-11 02:34:27 Reply

At 1/10/12 09:21 PM, Bosa wrote:
At 1/10/12 09:16 PM, brokendeck wrote:
That's deceitful! lol. No, I'm only telling the truth. There are so many composers who are better than me on so many levels.

Sigh, Bosa... as modest as ever. I'll have you know that great composers like you are the ones who motivates me in getting better.

So, yeah, you guessed it, i'll be sure to take part in the contest.


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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-11 08:52:58 Reply

At 1/11/12 02:03 AM, Acid-Paradox wrote: Do we have to follow the traditional harmony rules?? or are we free to compose??

(i don't know if it's the same concept in english)

If by traditional harmony, you mean music centered around the tonic and the dominant, then no -- if you write anything atonal or twelve-tone then I see no reason why it wouldn't be accepted.

If you mean traditional harmony rules as in 17th century music theory, you don't have to follow those rules - however, many of those are in place to make music that is tonally pleasant.

Also, to Acid and everyone else: I will be listening for strong thematic material. If you have a memorable theme that is realized and fully developed and tastefully used throughout your composition, you will score better (in my vote) than someone who writes a piece with perfect theory but treads water and goes nowhere.

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-11 14:39:50 Reply

At 1/11/12 08:52 AM, RampantMusik wrote: Also, to Acid and everyone else: I will be listening for strong thematic material. If you have a memorable theme that is realized and fully developed and tastefully used throughout your composition, you will score better (in my vote) than someone who writes a piece with perfect theory but treads water and goes nowhere.

Oooo... so motif-packed Romanticism has a good edge on this... glad to hear that, very few try to work in that genre.


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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-11 14:59:48 Reply

At 1/11/12 08:52 AM, RampantMusik wrote:
Also, to Acid and everyone else: I will be listening for strong thematic material. If you have a memorable theme that is realized and fully developed and tastefully used throughout your composition, you will score better (in my vote) than someone who writes a piece with perfect theory but treads water and goes nowhere.

*acting nonchalantly*

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-11 15:42:03 Reply

At 1/11/12 02:59 PM, JPRixdorfer wrote:
At 1/11/12 08:52 AM, RampantMusik wrote:
Stuff.
*acting nonchalantly*

Lol well, I like to keep my intentions mystic and hidden behind a piss-yellow cloud of smoke :P

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-12 13:30:06 Reply

At 1/10/12 08:52 PM, Bosa wrote: You're gonna beat me. I'm one of the worst composers ever, and there are so many musicians who are ten times better than me. I have no idea why some people listen to my terrible music.

Oh don't give me that! I didnt fav your track for no reason! ;)


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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-15 17:11:23 Reply

You know, since I won't be judging for this contest, I think I might just take part. I'm REALLY swamped with stuff to do at the moment, but somehow I've managed to think of a fairly good song idea.


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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-15 18:07:15 Reply

Seriously, I heard some great stuff already!!

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-15 20:42:45 Reply

Seems like every time I come back to NG, it's right in time for an Orchestral AC. Not that I'm complaining though, in fact it's pretty awesome.

PeterSatera and Supersteph are competing

Well, there goes my chances. But it'll be fun anyway.

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-15 22:19:32 Reply

At last I finally found my ILOK key! It was lost and I missed it.

And so I was going to enter this competition with high hopes...

but then I took a Bosa to the ear...

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-15 22:24:06 Reply

At 1/15/12 10:19 PM, aDeafBat wrote: but then I took a Bosa to the ear...

If Bosa's the only entrant, he wins by default... why make it easy for him? :P

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-15 23:34:22 Reply

At 1/15/12 08:42 PM, blackattackbitch wrote: Seems like every time I come back to NG, it's right in time for an Orchestral AC. Not that I'm complaining though, in fact it's pretty awesome.

PeterSatera and Supersteph are competing
Well, there goes my chances. But it'll be fun anyway.

BAB too? You're one of the NG composers who I started listening to years back and certainly helped inspire me to compose too.

I think this will truly be a clash of the titans... Anyone want to send an e-mail to Edgen? :D

I think I shall rearrange my song now... and add some more epicness if possible...


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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-16 00:10:58 Reply

At 1/15/12 11:34 PM, samulis wrote:
I think I shall rearrange my song now... and add some more epicness if possible...

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Your chances of winning may improve if your song conveys a mood / emotional change.
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Keep this in mind and I'm sure you'll do fine!

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-16 08:51:27 Reply

At 1/15/12 08:42 PM, blackattackbitch wrote: Seems like every time I come back to NG, it's right in time for an Orchestral AC. Not that I'm complaining though, in fact it's pretty awesome.

PeterSatera and Supersteph are competing
Well, there goes my chances. But it'll be fun anyway.

Psh, I wouldn't be so worried if I were you. I only ever made about three proper, full orchestral songs in my life (excluding collabs). I don't have that much experience.

PeterSatera, on the other hand, we should be scared of :3.

By the way, I hope nobody minds that I'm taking part. For this contest in particular I won't be judging, and I'll probably just be sending PM's. However I'm still part of the staff technically. If anyone has any objections with me taking part, then feel free to say so. I won't mind anyway - I'm not even sure I'll be able to finish the song on time :P.


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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-16 12:01:43 Reply

At 1/16/12 12:10 AM, BrokenDeck wrote: QUOTE
Your chances of winning may improve if your song conveys a mood / emotional change.
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Keep this in mind and I'm sure you'll do fine!

Does this (my current entry) count? I would think the swelling motion of the piece offers quite the plethora of moods.

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-16 18:30:35 Reply

At 1/15/12 11:34 PM, samulis wrote:
At 1/15/12 08:42 PM, blackattackbitch wrote: Seems like every time I come back to NG, it's right in time for an Orchestral AC. Not that I'm complaining though, in fact it's pretty awesome.

PeterSatera and Supersteph are competing
Well, there goes my chances. But it'll be fun anyway.
BAB too? You're one of the NG composers who I started listening to years back and certainly helped inspire me to compose too.

I think this will truly be a clash of the titans... Anyone want to send an e-mail to Edgen? :D

I think I shall rearrange my song now... and add some more epicness if possible...

I love this party! However this is gonna be f--king tuff...

Scary clouds are coming... Bosa, PeterSatera, RampantMusik, Supersteph54, Echo, LogicalDefiance and now Edgen?

I was going to do something epic but now I have Dropped my balls...

What comes around goes around...

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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-16 19:22:52 Reply

Maybe no one should tell Edgen now that I think of it... that would just be too much.


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Response to Mac12 - Jan/feb Discussion 2012-01-17 06:11:54 Reply

lol! No pressure now!

Knowing myself, i'll do my usual and create something then think it's too crap to enter. it takes me ages to make anything. Like yesterday I started at 10am, then stopped at 6pm. I restarted 4 times. Then eventually just quit with impatience of getting the sound I wanted.


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