Why hello there!
Welcome to the auditions thread of the NEWGROUNDS AUDIO DEATH MATCH 2012 (wooo) in which I bore you with details, and tell you what you should do if you want to take part in this smexy competition without making yourself look like a complete dunce repeatedly.
What's a Newgrounds Audio Death-whatsit?
The NGADM (Newgrounds Audio Death Match) is one of the largest competitions on the website at the moment, being officially recognized by Tom last year. It's run by Step and I and a Panda (cos Pandas are cool).
Basically, it's a Knockout Competition (like so) in which 32 finalists get assigned into pairs and attempt to brutally murder each other via music. The survivors of each round get assigned a new partner for the next round and so on and so forth. The winner of the final round will get various prizes (see below) and will be officially crowned King of the Internet (sorta).
Why do only 32 people make it in?
Because we're not superhuman alien cyborg things that can handle 64 (or 128) competitors at a go (and because 32 is a nice safe round number :3).
Ok, so what should I do?
To take part, simply post your best song (the one which you feel best represents your talents) in this thread. It may be an old song, or maybe a song you finished a few days ago, or maybe even one you finished in the future and travelled through time to attain. Remember to post only one song - if you change your mind about your best song, then just post again in this thread saying clearly you've changed your mind. Songs posted in random threads around the interwebz will be disregarded and later burnt to ashes.
Since the competition needs only 32 competitors, once we've reached a deadline, a team of judges will will carefully and professionally drink tea while uncarefully and unprofessionally listening to each submission posted here. Their votes will all be stacked carefully three times and then promptly doused in oil and set on fire and together we'll come up with the top 32 of all of these submissions. This determines the 32 artists who will be taking part in the knockout competition. Basically, it's the same system as last year. Audition in this thread, 32 artists are chosen, murder ensues.
I don't think I'm good enough to make it in...
Just post your best track in this thread anyway, you've got nothing to lose.
Are there any lines on the non-living variety?
Yeah, you guys have a deadline of 28th July to post your auditions, after which any new auditions will be passed through a shredder.
Details and such pl0x!
Every round of the knockout will have a separate thread (like this one, or this one, or even this one) and all competitors will be kept up to date by yours truly.
The schedule for the rounds can be found here, along with link to all the different threads when the competition progresses.
Please tell me there aren't any rules...
This might be a brutal murder competition to the death, but its a civilized brutal murder competition nonetheless. So yes, rules.
What about the judges?
So far, the confirmed judges are Step, Back-From-Purgatory, Breed, BrokenDeck and Buoy. More judges are being looked into and we should have a total of 6 (plus backup judges) by the time the competition starts.
If the world's going to end, why should I do this again?
Why, because of the prizes of course! Like every year, we have a set of prizes as follows:
1.) The option of a frontpage of one of your songs of your choice.
2.) A 1st place NGADM '11 forum signature.
3.) A sum of Newgrounds Store Credit.
4.) A big crushing hug!
1.) A 2nd place NGADM '11 forum signature.
2.) A somewhat smaller sum of Newgrounds Store Credit.
3.) A high-five.
1.) A 3rd place NGADM '11 forum signature.
2.) An even smaller sum of Newgrounds Store Credit.
3.) A charming smile.
1.) Honourable mention.
2.) A wink.
Is that it?
Eyup. Remember that so far the contest hasn't started. These are just auditions, so nothing's exactly official yet. This means we're open to suggestions, and the stuff above may be altered slightly. We'll be reposting all the updated rules, procedures and lame jokes in the NG Audio Deathmatch thread when the contest starts on 1st August, so no need to worry.
So, you interested? If so, like I said, simply post a link to your best submission in this thread before 28th July and you're all set. If you run into a problem, catch suddenly on fire or feel the need to profess your love, just PM this sexy bastard. Now fire away with your auditions!