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Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 12:08 AM

Welcome to the:

Monthly Audio Contest 2013 - January / February ORCHESTRAL theme.

"Orchestral" you say?!

- That's right! Whether blasting out an action packed sound scape for a movie's chase scene, or elegantly playing a light waltz for a grand ball, an orchestra is a versatile group of classical instruments that can produce a fantastic variety of enthralling music.

Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!!

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 12:11 AM

RULES

- The primary focus of this contest will be on pieces of music comprised primarily of instruments that are used in an orchestral or symphonic setting.

- Synthetic instruments may be used, but cannot be the primary focus of the piece. Instruments that are synthetic and/or electronic in nature CAN NOT be continually used in a dominant manner. For example, one can use a violin plugin, or brass plugin, but not a theremin plugin. One can use an acoustic guitar plugin, but not an electric guitar plugin. One can use a bells plugin, but not an 8-bit plugin. Keep in mind that any of the aforementioned synthetic instruments can still be used in a supporting role. They just can't be the primary instrument of your entire submission, like you might hear in symphonic black metal.

- Realism of instruments won't be as important as arrangement. Meaning, if you have extremely realistic sounds, but just use the strings section and not much else, your song might not have as much a fighting chance as a less realistic-sounding submission that has more varied usage of orchestral instruments.

- No piano-only songs, or any single-instrument pieces. Remember, the main focus of the contest is usage of an orchestra.

- Songs can be a maximum of 5 minutes. However, slightly longer songs may be taken into consideration and reviewed on a case-by-case basis. There will be no minimum time limit, but please, use your objectivity and common sense... "Does this track constitute a complete full-length song?"

- Collabs are allowed in this contest. You are allowed to collab with ONE OTHER PERSON ONLY. Be sure to provide correct credit details in your project pages. Prize credits awarded will be split evenly between the two collaborators if their song is one of the winners.

- No copyrighted samples. This is rather obvious and self-explanatory. Be sure to also check the Rules for Submitting Audio to the Newgrounds Audio Portal.

- Voices can be used, provided that:
a) It is not sampled from copyrighted recordings.
b) It is 100% your own recording and creation.
c) 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.

- Submissions must not contain material offensive in nature.

- No covers. All melodies contained in your submission must be composed ENTIRELY by yourself.

- Songs must be NEWLY COMPOSED and created for this competition.

- Each competitor can submit only ONE song for this contest.

- Please submit your entry using your regular account, not an ALT.

- And of course, Have fun!

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DATES & DEADLINES

From now until Sunday February 17th 11:59 PM EST:
Submissions will be accepted

Sunday, February 24th:
The Top 4 winners will be announced.

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AWARDS

1st Place: 50 USD Newgrounds Store credit, 1 week audio feature.
2nd Place: 40 USD Newgrounds Store credit, 1 week audio feature.
3rd Place: 30 USD Newgrounds Store credit, 1 week audio feature.
4th Place: 1 week audio feature.

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MAC13 - Jan/Feb Crewmembers and their positions:
TomFulp - All your orchestra pit are belong to us.
MaestroRage - Is he still here?
DavidOrr - Yep he's still kicking around.
thebenjerman - Hey there now.
BrokenDeck - Freezing in Canada.
Bosa - Hey you.

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Some MACs held in the past:
MAC12 - Nov/Dec Christmas Theme
MAC12 - March/April Metal Theme
MAC12 - Jan/Feb Orchestral Theme
MAC10 - Ringtones
MAC9 - "Who's your daddy?"
MAC9 - Valentines
MAC8 - Claiming New Grounds
MAC8 - Flight in Freedom
MAC8 - Trembling Madness
MAC8 - Sorrowed Tears
MAC8 - Music to Motion
MAC8 - Pico Punchout!
MAC8 - Feb/March Pillars of Pico!

Some NGADMs held in the past:
NGADM2012
NGADM2011
NGADM2010

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 12:19 AM

All discussion and questions regarding the MAC13 Orchestral go in the Mac13 - Jan/feb Discussion thread.
Use this thread to post contest submissions only!

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 12:56 PM

I wanna take part in your Contest.
You can find my "masterpiece" under this link:
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/519341

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Jan. 23rd, 2013 @ 04:09 PM

Here's my submission, had so much fun working on this piece for the contest, enjoy!

  • White Caps
    White Caps by AndretheXLR8R

    A new life on the sea: My submission for MAC 13 Orchestral Audio Contest

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    5.00 / 5.00
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    Classical
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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 02:31 PM

Here is my submission! Good luck everyone!

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/521071?updated=1

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 03:32 PM

Well, I'll try.
Do not judge strictly. For me this is just a hobby.
Good luck everyone!

  • Last Journey
    Last Journey by AStekolnikov

    Track about death of lyric hero.

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 03:16 PM

Well heres my entry

The Final Stand

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 11:44 PM

Might not be fully orchestral, but maybe a hybrid would be acceptable.

  • Great Heights
    Great Heights by DJM4C

    DJ M4C~~ Great Heights

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 1st, 2013 @ 11:01 AM

I thought I'd give it a go, give myself a change from electronic bass music. Actually quite pleased with the results. Here's my entry!

  • [Jay T] - Pool of Emotion
    [Jay T] - Pool of Emotion by JayTMusicUK

    MAC13 Entry

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    5.00 / 5.00
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    Classical
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    3 Views

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 1st, 2013 @ 09:45 PM

At 1/31/13 11:42 PM, Warhector wrote: Here is my entry:
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/521536

-Edit-
Somewhat bugged project page made me have to renew the submitting:

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/521662?updated=1

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 03:59 AM

Here goes nothing...

  • ECHO - We Who Are Free
    ECHO - We Who Are Free by Echo

    Orchestral MAC 2013 Submission

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    5.00 / 5.00
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    Miscellaneous
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    6 Views

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 11:52 AM

  • Evilsonic - Nobility
    Evilsonic - Nobility by IAMTHEJAY

    Orchestral Classical Genre Theme

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Have a good time here. Thanks for a contest.

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 09:54 PM

So i guess this is out of the question? Since I mix electric and "analog" instruments..

Well well. If anyone feel like it I would appreciate some feedback on this and my other pice since I really need feedback on my orchestral writing. Feel like Im just stabbing in the dark, although with a sharp sword.

So yeh I'm in!


~rock n' drool~

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 12:05 AM

Here you go, hope you guys enjoy it.

  • Mapleoak Town
    Mapleoak Town by Doppoganga

    Entry for "Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest".

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 02:57 PM

Here's mine! :)

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/523122


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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 07:19 AM

Here's my piece titled The Fall of Men for the Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest (Jan/Feb).

  • The Fall of Men (Mac13)
    The Fall of Men (Mac13) by mohdfikree

    The Fall of Men, for the Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest

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Enjoy!

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 01:28 PM

Here is my submission to the MAC13.

Hope its ok :D Enjoy!

  • LB - Fallen from Grace
    LB - Fallen from Grace by LazyBucks

    MAC13 Contest Entry

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    5.00 / 5.00
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    1 Views

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 05:13 PM

Here is mine.
It is an orchestral Chillstep track.
I hope it is okay for this contest. :)

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/523293?updated=1

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 07:54 PM

Here is my entry - Hope you enjoy! Good luck everyone ;)

Begin Again

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 08:03 PM

Sorry - the link broke for some reason

correct link for my entry is http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/523318

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 10:57 PM

Here is my entry! :D

  • Exodus
    Exodus by stunkel

    This song is for the MAC13 Orchestral Audio Contest

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 14th, 2013 @ 03:23 AM

I just found out about this contest and literally spent the ENTIRE day working on this. Now I'm behind on my other work. God dammit. Oh well. Best of luck to all you musicians and composer-types out there.

  • Better Late Than Never
    Better Late Than Never by WoodTick

    Orchestral film music for Mac13. Check it.

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 14th, 2013 @ 09:16 AM

Here's my Mac 2013 Orchestra submission.

  • Nightpreyer
    Nightpreyer by spcialist

    MAC 2013 Orchestra Submission

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-spcialist

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 14th, 2013 @ 10:18 AM

My submission:

  • To linger
    To linger by DivoFST

    My submission for the "Mac13 Orchestral audio contest"

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    4.09 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Classical
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    54 Views


No mather how good you are sometime, somewhere, somehow...
Someone will blow your mind and make feel a beginner again..

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 14th, 2013 @ 11:26 PM

Never hope to win, but joining the contest won't hurt much.

  • Dynasty
    Dynasty by Elitistinen

    Chinese esque cinematic music

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Sig by Decimating

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 15th, 2013 @ 05:13 PM

Here's my entry! :D

  • Violin Concerto No. 1
    Violin Concerto No. 1 by CzeryWassierSwizier

    I play the violin.

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-Czery


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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 04:34 PM

My entry. A Collaboration with a local artist, Branden Downing. I hope you enjoy and good luck to everyone.

  • A Titan Rises
    A Titan Rises by SmithBA

    MAC 13 Jan/Feb Entry

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Response to Mac13 Orchestral Audio Contest!!! Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 08:08 PM

Here's my entry ...

  • To The Death
    To The Death by LeoMDK

    An action-packed cinematic orchestral piece. Two great warriors battle. Only one survives!

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Hope you like it. :)


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