I bring you March's theme:
"St. Pattie's day themed" you say? Why that could cover a lot of things! Things like:
Drunken Irish tavern songs!
Traditional Folk music!
Celtic Loreena mckinnit quality epic music!
Foresty music with imps and flutes and faeries and all that other wonderful gay Bitey of Brackenwood-like stuff!
Lord of the Rings quality music!
Medeival-like bard music with lutes and whistles and all that fancy fucking stuff!
or taking themes from these and combining them with other things - like folk metal, etc etc etc.
This theme however will focus more on USER talent over COMPUTER talent. Thus if you record real instrumenst, and/or use real voices, you will get HUGE PROPS! We just don't hear enough of that stuff on this site and I know there are a lot of talented vocalists and real instrument musicians out there - hell even I play the penny whistle irl (celtic flute) and pan flutes!
You want examples? FUCK examples. You know what that shit sounds like. In an effort to not have things be misinterpreted in this contest you are free to make it however the way you want - as long as it's recognizeably St. Patricks day sounding.
Covers and remixes of traditional irish/celtic tunes like "Planxty Lady Wrixon" and &"I'll tell me ma" and "The Water is Wide" WILL be accepted - there are no copyrights on that stuff so you're free to go nuts!
Production, in a break from the others, WILL play an important role in this contest. This will stress quality and pressure the contestants to put as much effort, knowledge and talent that they possibly can! into their submissions.
1) If you use real instruments - make sure they sound sweet!
2) If you use a real vocalist - make sure the vocals sounds sweet!
3) If you use Nuendo or East west (which I know 90% of you that go down that route will) - for the love of god - mix it properly!
We'll favour like we said real instruments and voices - but in the end we will judge based on sheer talent and production of the song, and it's appropriateness to St. Patties Day. :)
Voices can be used, provided that:
1) It is not sampled from copyrighted recordings.
2) It is 100% your own recording and creation.
3) 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.
Recordings of instruments are great! Make sure you list any you used in your song description, and if anyone else helped, list them as well! As a result if someone assists you with instruments you may include them as part of your song - just make sure to mention them in your song description. The prize however will only go to the user that submitted the song.
All tracks must be in by the deadline. Please check your Newgrounds in-boxes regularly. If you have a problem with reaching the deadlines, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will review your case.
Submissions must not contain any material deemed offensive.
Further questions pertaining to official NACs can be found in the NAC General Discussion Thread
Last but not least, remember to have fun! Don't get too competitive and/or elitist, or I may have to bash some heads! :P
"Real" Musicians and singers, this is your time to shine!
As well as anyone who is drunk with a mic. Go drunken tavern songs!
(I'm looking at you Psycho-Goldfish!)
From now till 11:59 PM EST Friday March. 23rd: Submissions will be accepted.
Monday, March. 25th: The 8 finalists will be announced, and their submissions will be closely scrutinized and reviewed by our finalist judges. NO BUTTHURT WHINING PLEASE.
also no pulling a Kanye West please.
Friday, April 1st: The top 4 will be announced by our finalist judges, as well as frontpaged the next month at some point by one of the audio mods (frontpage not guaranteed & results may be delayed till the second in case of emergency or me having a good enough excuse to delay it)
also only songs submitted uniquely for the contest month will be accepted (you cannot have one for that month and it also submitted 2 years ago as well for example, or have a repeat nac entry submitted from last year)
The finalist judges for the St. Patties Day NAC will be...
To be determined - I will be taking offers from anyone interested - so PM me if you are interested. We prefer judges who have been around the block a few times on newgrounds - as evidenced by the all-star lineup we had in the past - so this month we are looking for NG veterans of all "natural instrument and voice" kinds. I will keep you posted.
Also Tylandril (aka Realmguys aka Tyler) has offered to be a standby judge - which means he is free for me to use in the finalist judging if I feel his skills are appropriate for the contest judging-wise :) He will be most likely helping in this contest.
If you want to be a sweeper judge, please talk to me but atm my good friend Jon has been filling in for brokendeck.
Also keep in mind that as a finalist judge you only have ONE WEEK to judge the 8 submissions, so if this is an issue for you, or you think you might not be able to pull through, then PLEASE DON'T OFFER!
We will pick the top three from the 8 finalists.
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
This is easy. Just simply post your song link into the text window like so...
Planxty Lady Wrixon+*~.0
This is an old song from 2004 that I found lying around, spiffed up a bit and it shines!
- 4.31 / 5.00