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Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 4th, 2013 @ 10:09 PM Reply

Please post any comments you have about the contest here. I will accept all trivial requests that you may have.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 4th, 2013 @ 10:26 PM Reply

At 1/4/13 10:09 PM, Bosa wrote: Please post any comments you have about the contest here. I will accept all trivial requests that you may have.

Oh poop, this looks sweet! Better get my shit together, I wanna make up for missing up on last time!


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 4th, 2013 @ 10:27 PM Reply

At 1/4/13 10:26 PM, camoshark wrote:
At 1/4/13 10:09 PM, Bosa wrote: Please post any comments you have about the contest here. I will accept all trivial requests that you may have.
Oh poop, this looks sweet! Better get my shit together, I wanna make up for missing up on last time!

Please do, sir! I look forward to your "GREATEST SONG EVER"


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 4th, 2013 @ 10:29 PM Reply

Before I forget..

Dreams of Splendor Contest

(just in case you guys lose the link to the contest thread)


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 4th, 2013 @ 10:41 PM Reply

Do you want to specify track lengths? I mean, I'm sure people will understand what will make a good entry in terms of how long something is, but for your purposes you might want to avoid someone entering in with a 36 minute orchestral work or something.

I would totally do that if there were enough time :P

Anyways, just wondering, usually contest guidelines require minimum and maximum duration for entries.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 4th, 2013 @ 10:47 PM Reply

At 1/4/13 10:41 PM, deadlyfishes wrote: Do you want to specify track lengths? I mean, I'm sure people will understand what will make a good entry in terms of how long something is, but for your purposes you might want to avoid someone entering in with a 36 minute orchestral work or something.

I would totally do that if there were enough time :P

Anyways, just wondering, usually contest guidelines require minimum and maximum duration for entries.

Added the info to the contest thread.

You may submit a song with any type of length you want. I doubt there will be many 36 minute long tracks, but I would prefer that everyone submits something that is longer than 1:00


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 4th, 2013 @ 11:05 PM Reply

...I'm afraid of making a song under the peg of being my "greatest song ever" for I feel the scenario you depict requires a distinct genre feel, though you suggest we stick with the genre we're most comfortable with. I guess there's always the future that will probably hold another "greatest song ever"

I'm just a little hesitant on whether I should be myself or not. Regardless, I want to join this contest. I'm hoping to get farther than I did in the last journey Bosa planned, somehow I ended up in the swamps and was eaten by a gator...curse you and your treasure hunts!


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 4th, 2013 @ 11:48 PM Reply

I've just ordered my new (beast of a) PC... Having the ability to work on a track and not worry about system resources any more might inspire me, and if it does I may consider what I write for this competition.
We'll see... I'm not one for competing against others but this seems more like a challenge against one's self rather than against others.
An interesting prospect and something I try to practice in every day life.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 4th, 2013 @ 11:54 PM Reply

At 1/4/13 11:48 PM, MetalRenard wrote: We'll see... I'm not one for competing against others but this seems more like a challenge against one's self rather than against others.
An interesting prospect and something I try to practice in every day life.

That is exactly what I'm aiming for. It is more of an internal struggle to see who is able to reveal their potential the most. In order to win this contest, you must first conquer yourself.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 4th, 2013 @ 11:56 PM Reply

Oh, by the way, is it OK to produce covers/rearrangements/remixes for this competition? If so I might enter twice, if that's also possible.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 4th, 2013 @ 11:58 PM Reply

I just fixed up my computer and can begin making music again, so I might try my hand at this. The competition is already looking insane, but I can at least try.

Thanks for putting this together Bosa. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 5th, 2013 @ 01:57 AM Reply

Definatly going to take part in that one, too. And this time, i'll make it to the top 4 !

just how many times did i say that without succeeding ?

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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 5th, 2013 @ 06:59 AM Reply

Last time, for the Quest for the Crown contest, I thought I wouldn't have time to make something, but I made something. This time I really don't think I'm going to have time to make something, but hey, miracles can happen twice.

Just wanted to say to Bosa that it's really awesome that you're organising these competitions; they're fun!


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 5th, 2013 @ 10:43 AM Reply

First of all thanks Bosa without this contest this would be an empty january on NG!
So from what i can understand this is kind of a NGADM with one round only right?
Oh im in by the way...and im getting my ass kicked again also xD


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 5th, 2013 @ 01:34 PM Reply

Count me in. I will forge a masterpiece of epic proportions.

Either that or fail miserably.

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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 5th, 2013 @ 06:49 PM Reply

I will try my best! This will be my first entry in any contest, now that I finished my setup to record at home! I hope I'm not the only metalhead here.

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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 5th, 2013 @ 07:27 PM Reply

I'm pretty sure I've got a working theme for my piece already. I'm super excited about this one.

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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 5th, 2013 @ 08:47 PM Reply

Just an update..

First place will receive $100


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 5th, 2013 @ 09:26 PM Reply

At 1/5/13 01:34 PM, bassfiddlejones wrote: Count me in. I will forge a masterpiece of epic proportions.

Either that or fail miserably.

This time, it's on.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 6th, 2013 @ 12:21 PM Reply

Am I allowed to ask someone else to sing if I write the melodies and lyrics? I -can- sing myself, I just don't have a quality mic or a decent place to sing without bothering my neighbours. If I know someone can hear me I'm not going to sing to my full potential...


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 6th, 2013 @ 12:54 PM Reply

At 1/6/13 12:21 PM, MetalRenard wrote: Am I allowed to ask someone else to sing if I write the melodies and lyrics? I -can- sing myself, I just don't have a quality mic or a decent place to sing without bothering my neighbours. If I know someone can hear me I'm not going to sing to my full potential...

You may. If you win, then you must tell me how you want the reward split. Collaborations will also be accepted, but again let me know how you want the prize split.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 6th, 2013 @ 01:24 PM Reply

At 1/5/13 09:26 PM, TroisNyxEtienne wrote:
This time, it's on.

Aw yeah it is.

I'm pretty darn excited about this one.

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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 6th, 2013 @ 09:33 PM Reply

At 1/6/13 01:24 PM, bassfiddlejones wrote:
At 1/5/13 09:26 PM, TroisNyxEtienne wrote:
This time, it's on.
Aw yeah it is.

I'm pretty darn excited about this one.

It's going to be yellow-and-white against yellow-and-white; I will willingly count out the rest.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 6th, 2013 @ 10:31 PM Reply

Question: What are the aspects that will be judged? Are they approximately the same as the last time or no?


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 6th, 2013 @ 11:01 PM Reply

At 1/6/13 10:31 PM, SkyeWintrest wrote: Question: What are the aspects that will be judged? Are they approximately the same as the last time or no?

Somewhat. But since this isn't strictly a classical contest like the last one, a couple of categories have been changed. I will judge on the following aspects of your submissions:

1) Novelty/Originality

2) Sound Quality/Mastering

3) Emotion/Immersion

4) Instruments/Programs' Quality

5) Writing/Sequencing


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 6th, 2013 @ 11:41 PM Reply

At 1/6/13 11:01 PM, Bosa wrote:
At 1/6/13 10:31 PM, SkyeWintrest wrote: Question: What are the aspects that will be judged? Are they approximately the same as the last time or no?
Somewhat. But since this isn't strictly a classical contest like the last one, a couple of categories have been changed. I will judge on the following aspects of your submissions:

1) Novelty/Originality

2) Sound Quality/Mastering

3) Emotion/Immersion

4) Instruments/Programs' Quality

5) Writing/Sequencing

Alright. Thanks for the check. Doesn't change what I'll be submitting in any major way, but it does tell me what I might need to push harder on.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 7th, 2013 @ 12:03 AM Reply

Ok... it's official... I'm going to try to come up with something for this... I've been wanting to make a "Me song" for a long time anyways.

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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 8th, 2013 @ 11:27 AM Reply

Can I remix/reuse elements from old prod/song? I have a song used in Assembly 09 entry that has interesting element which I really want to reconstruct.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 8th, 2013 @ 02:18 PM Reply

When we finish the song, should we put a certain tag, or post it in a forum post?


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 8th, 2013 @ 09:00 PM Reply

At 1/8/13 02:18 PM, stunkel wrote: When we finish the song, should we put a certain tag, or post it in a forum post?

AH YES! I almost forgot.. If you can, please put in the author comments of your submission that it is part of the "Dreams of Splendor" contest by Bosa.

At 1/8/13 11:27 AM, Elitistinen wrote: Can I remix/reuse elements from old prod/song? I have a song used in Assembly 09 entry that has interesting element which I really want to reconstruct.

You can as long as it wasn't submitted to Newgrounds in the past. I would prefer you come up with something completely original, but it is up to you.


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