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Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-03 03:03:53 Reply

WELCOME TO THE TWENTY SECOND OFFICIAL NAC!

I bring you September's theme: CHILDREN OF THE CHRON!

d'ohoho I'm so witty :P

"Children of the Chron" you say? What does that mean? Well I'll TELL you what it means!

with halloween being the main focus of october I decided to focus on the creepy aspect we love so much about halloween.. creepy children. children who are messed in the head and murder or want to play or are tormented ghosty spirits.. it's all good!

This means music boxes.. childrens laughter and giggles, maniacal children's laughter.. sobbing, psychotic sobbing turning to laughter, whispering in english and various tongues, off-key singing of nursery rhymes, the scraping of metal objects along the ground, playground noises, creaking doors, slamming doors, creaking floorboards.. extreme sound manipulation and panning.. layering of sounds, childrens quotes (come play with us..) basically freak or scare the fucking shit out of the listener.. but it has to focus around the creepy children motif

Examples

this is probably the best example of all:

  • -+[Nachtmare Nursery]+-
    -+[Nachtmare Nursery]+- by MaestroRage

    horror, scary, terror, nursery, evil, darkness, dark, children, crying

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some halloweeney examples showing some halloweeney effects:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0k_yvfmf-4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sDV8Eg3G6k&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M1r7j85I98&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW0kxMXm-nQ&feature=relmfu

some halloweeney examples showing crystal/music boxey type sounds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tifnGu62R98&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYkSGCgxNtU&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YpXxKxjygU&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B39S3vUmalA&feature=rellist&p laynext=1&list=PLE49137301942E5C6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7umg6ZrIEH8&feature=related

creepy girl vocals(you can always use hania ;) ):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nCnps6H6Zs&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfI7gSO-Fgc

playground ambiance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S3rhkyJJxg&feature=relmfu

Covers and Remixes

Covers or remixes are NOT allowed for this contest, unless you are covering or remixing another users song that they submitted to the portal in the past, or your own song that you may have submitted in the past, as this applies to the "share alike" license of newgrounds. We would prefer to see you come up with something on your own - carve your own path to greatness!

Production

Production ALWAYS plays an important role in these contest. This means stressing quality and pressuring 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!

BONUS POINTS

anyone who records their own vocals which aren't utter screamy garbage and uses them in their song, or collabs with another who provides vocals - you get major props from us!

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Voices

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.

Instruments & Collabbing

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.

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Deadlines

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

creepy music musicians, this is your time to shine!

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-03 03:07:51 Reply

Here are the set dates and deadlines for this contest

From now till 11:59 PM EST Wednesday October 24th: Submissions will be accepted.

Friday October 26th: 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.

Thursday November 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 a day or two 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) for your FIRST song, second song however you may.

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The finalist judges for the "Children of the Chron" 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 kinds. I will keep you posted.

Also Tylandril (aka Realmguys aka Tyler) as well as Evil-Dog have offered to be standby judges - (however Realmguys cannot make it this month due to personal reasons so we do have some NAC Judge spots open) - which means they are free for me to use in the finalist judging if I feel their skills are appropriate for the contest judging-wise :) They will be most likely helping in this contest.

If you want to be a sweeper judge, please talk to me.

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.

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PRIZES

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

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Please post your submissions in this thread!

This is easy. Just simply post your song link into the text window like so...

  • *+*+(Symphony of Darkness)+*+*
    *+*+(Symphony of Darkness)+*+* by Chronamut

    finished version - a girl plays with her "shadow" in a run down mansion while it follows..

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and more importantly - HAVE FUN!!!

COME PLAY WITH US
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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-03 06:24:25 Reply

golly I can't believe it's the 22nd NAC already

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-03 07:47:26 Reply

Finally I have a reason to use all these children I keep locked in my closet.

......what?
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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-03 09:47:46 Reply

At 10/3/12 07:47 AM, mchamberlin wrote: Finally I have a reason to use all these children I keep locked in my closet.

......what?

mexicans right?

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-03 16:10:56 Reply

At 10/3/12 09:47 AM, Chronamut wrote:
At 10/3/12 07:47 AM, mchamberlin wrote: Finally I have a reason to use all these children I keep locked in my closet.

......what?
mexicans right?

Yeah. I should probably trade them in for some Asians and White girls....those seem to be doing well as far as horror goes.

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-03 16:47:36 Reply

At 10/3/12 03:03 AM, Chronamut wrote:
with halloween being the main focus of october I decided to focus on me

what i expected to read^

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-03 19:17:56 Reply

Ooohh nice theme.

Best get cracking on this when I get the time!

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-04 15:35:27 Reply

So like... wait. You basically just want a ton of dubstep right?

cause like when I think Chron, Dubstep is always the first thing to come to mind.

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-06 03:50:50 Reply

At 10/4/12 03:35 PM, Quarl wrote: So like... wait. You basically just want a ton of dubstep right?

cause like when I think Chron, Dubstep is always the first thing to come to mind.

WELL I LIKE SKRILLEX WUBWUBWUWUBWUBWUBWBUWBUWBWU I LIKE IT WHEN HE MAKES BAD MUSIC WORSE.

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-08 15:47:38 Reply

Looks like the first contest for me to enter. Hope I can live up to the epicness of Halloween, considering the submission I'm working on is SWAY out of my comfort zone. Lol. Good luck to all other entrants as well, I look forward to see what gets entered.

K3


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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-08 16:18:01 Reply

At 10/6/12 03:50 AM, Chronamut wrote:
At 10/4/12 03:35 PM, Quarl wrote: So like... wait. You basically just want a ton of dubstep right?

cause like when I think Chron, Dubstep is always the first thing to come to mind.
WELL I LIKE SKRILLEX WUBWUBWUWUBWUBWUBWBUWBUWBWU I LIKE IT WHEN HE MAKES BAD MUSIC WORSE.

But.....I....like Skrillex....

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-08 19:54:17 Reply

Went for a film score ambience, or something. Do I get really looked down upon now that I've submitted a little early?

  • Karnaval Horrifique
    Karnaval Horrifique by ZipZipper

    For October NAC 2012

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-09 01:32:34 Reply

Ah cool, I have a track I was already preparing for this occasion about how fairy tales could be real... and horrific. I'll finish it up and send it your way! It even has vocals. :3


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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-09 01:59:21 Reply

Rapefunk will win again...

  • Children of the Porn XD
    Children of the Porn XD by Gobblemeister

    Yo this is hella scary dood

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-10 13:09:57 Reply

couldn't pull off a proper rapefunk magnum opus so this will have to do.

  • Oh hey Burton
    Oh hey Burton by Trawl

    standard creepy music for your halloween2012 needs.

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-10 17:24:36 Reply

I'll pull off Children of the Corn-esque music then... give me a day!!!


What comes around goes around...

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-11 21:53:07 Reply

  • Children Mortem
    Children Mortem by DCMB

    children of the mountain

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-12 20:20:12 Reply

At 10/11/12 09:53 PM, DCMB wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/506725
<3

  • Gnati Mortis
    Gnati Mortis by DCMB

    children of the mountain

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there it is

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-14 14:07:48 Reply

  • Children of the Horn
    Children of the Horn by Computer112

    The rise of of the Horn Devil! (NAC)

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Part of the arrangements are from the lucid dreams I had last night...


What comes around goes around...

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-14 15:56:02 Reply

  • ctrlBrain - Exciter
    ctrlBrain - Exciter by alexxmmt

    some music for oct'NAC from me and my wife

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chaotic and djent


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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-14 20:24:03 Reply

At 10/3/12 03:03 AM, Chronamut wrote:
with halloween being the main focus of october I decided to focus on the creepy aspect we love so much about halloween.. creepy children. children who are messed in the head and murder or want to play or are tormented ghosty spirits.. it's all good!

This means music boxes.. childrens laughter and giggles, maniacal children's laughter.. sobbing, psychotic sobbing turning to laughter, whispering in english and various tongues, off-key singing of nursery rhymes, the scraping of metal objects along the ground, playground noises, creaking doors, slamming doors, creaking floorboards.. extreme sound manipulation and panning.. layering of sounds, childrens quotes (come play with us..) basically freak or scare the fucking shit out of the listener.. but it has to focus around the creepy children motif

it would appear a couple people are not quite focusedo n the focus of the contest - keep in mind this month's contest isnt focused on horror or tetor, but psychological disturbing childrens creepy tunes..

also I'm surprised none has taken a "lavender theme" approach - that song is popping up everywhere lately..

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-14 20:57:15 Reply

At 10/8/12 04:18 PM, mchamberlin wrote:
At 10/6/12 03:50 AM, Chronamut wrote: WELL I LIKE SKRILLEX WUBWUBWUWUBWUBWUBWBUWBUWBWU I LIKE IT WHEN HE MAKES BAD MUSIC WORSE.
But.....I....like Skrillex....

It's a hell of the drop!


What comes around goes around...

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-16 08:28:31 Reply

  • [Oct NAC '12] Frozen room
    [Oct NAC '12] Frozen room by Calamaistr

    children of the chron entry

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Original, classical and retro videogame music composer. pm me for (free) hire, depending on your project i will make you a ost.

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-16 08:33:58 Reply

At 10/14/12 02:07 PM, Computer112 wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/507098
Part of the arrangements are from the lucid dreams I had last night...

well so far i vouch for this track, its amazing.. definately one of the darkest tracks ive ever heard on newgrounds :O


Original, classical and retro videogame music composer. pm me for (free) hire, depending on your project i will make you a ost.

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-18 17:06:04 Reply

My submission for this NAC

  • The Malum Ghosts
    The Malum Ghosts by DivoFST

    Music made for the Oct. Nac 12: Children Of The Chron

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Good luck guys!


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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-18 23:02:04 Reply

  • The Magic Man
    The Magic Man by Adam-Beilgard

    Happy All Hallow's Eve!

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...the four right chords can make me cry
Some mellow jazz

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-19 00:45:52 Reply

  • Sweet Nightmares
    Sweet Nightmares by joethesouleater

    October NAC Entry

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Best of luck to everyone!


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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-22 11:44:01 Reply

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/508217?updated=1

My entry for the contest, sadly with placeholder vocals.
Good luck everybody :)

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Response to Oct. Nac '12: Children Of The Chron 2012-10-23 09:46:18 Reply

At 10/22/12 11:44 AM, MrX89 wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/508217?updated=1

My entry for the contest, sadly with placeholder vocals.
Good luck everybody :)

1 day left guiz! :P