I bring you September's theme:
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
this is probably the best example of all:
- 4.12 / 5.00
some halloweeney examples showing some halloweeney effects:
some halloweeney examples showing crystal/music boxey type sounds:
creepy girl vocals(you can always use hania ;) ):
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 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!
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!
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
creepy music musicians, this is your time to shine!