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Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 12:16 AM Reply

This is the discussion thread for the Monthly Audio Contest 2013 - January / February Orchestral theme.
All discussion, questions, and WIPs concerning the contest go in this thread.

Please submit your official contest entries in the main contest thread.

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 12:22 AM Reply

MAN! Am I pumped for this!!


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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 12:50 AM Reply

Oh man, so many projects! I'll try to muster the will to produce something good this year!

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 01:05 AM Reply

I'm hoping to pump out something awesome for this, but Dreams of Splendor needs to be finished first! :o I hope I'm not digging myself a hole here.

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 01:35 AM Reply

At 1/14/13 01:05 AM, bassfiddlejones wrote: I'm hoping to pump out something awesome for this, but Dreams of Splendor needs to be finished first! :o I hope I'm not digging myself a hole here.

I feel the same way :/ Luckily as soon as dreams of splendor is finished, we have at least two weeks to do this one.


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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 02:54 AM Reply

Ufgh. I kind of want to try this, but I think my knowledge of classical/orchestra isn't very good. Plus, I'll be really drained after Dreams of Splendor+other projects going on at the same time. Or maybe I won't be drained. Or maybe...it's three in the morning.

The funny part will be if bassfiddlejones creams this MAC too.

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 05:42 AM Reply

Why orchestral theme again?

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 08:59 AM Reply

At 1/14/13 02:54 AM, ZipZipper wrote: Ufgh. I kind of want to try this, but I think my knowledge of classical/orchestra isn't very good. Plus, I'll be really drained after Dreams of Splendor+other projects going on at the same time. Or maybe I won't be drained. Or maybe...it's three in the morning.

I'm not even good (even worse than you) but I'm all for it. Probably the key to success is to pull something off completely original. That's what my goal.

The funny part will be if bassfiddlejones creams this MAC too.

He will. This is inevitable.

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 09:59 AM Reply

At 1/14/13 05:42 AM, Knoxius wrote: Why orchestral theme again?

it's tradition for every January MAC to be orchestral.


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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 10:07 AM Reply

At 1/14/13 09:59 AM, Chronamut wrote:
At 1/14/13 05:42 AM, Knoxius wrote: Why orchestral theme again?
it's tradition for every January MAC to be orchestral.

and a NAC, and one by Bosa, all with pretty much identical rules...

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 10:11 AM Reply

At 1/14/13 10:07 AM, Buoy wrote:
At 1/14/13 09:59 AM, Chronamut wrote:
At 1/14/13 05:42 AM, Knoxius wrote: Why orchestral theme again?
it's tradition for every January MAC to be orchestral.
and a NAC, and one by Bosa, all with pretty much identical rules...

you can't improve on perfection my man - the nac rules were streamlined until they were pretty much bulletproof :)


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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 11:14 AM Reply

*cracks knuckles*

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 12:08 PM Reply

At 1/14/13 11:14 AM, Echo wrote: *cracks knuckles*

I shall await your results :P


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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 12:39 PM Reply

At 1/14/13 12:08 PM, Chronamut wrote:
At 1/14/13 11:14 AM, Echo wrote: *cracks knuckles*
I shall await your results :P

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 03:40 PM Reply

At 1/14/13 11:14 AM, Echo wrote: *cracks knuckles*

Aw yeah

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 14th, 2013 @ 04:46 PM Reply

Here we go, fellas! :D


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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 15th, 2013 @ 11:21 PM Reply

Are rhodes considered an orchestral instrument?

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 01:05 AM Reply

At 1/15/13 11:21 PM, CzySzy wrote: Are rhodes considered an orchestral instrument?

No, but you can use it a LITTLE, as long as the majority of your song is orchestral in nature.

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 10:31 AM Reply

Now. This might be a little difficult question. I want to have a section of the song played entirely on pipe organ.
Some people count it as an orchestral instrument, some don't. What do you think, BrokenDeck?

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 10:39 AM Reply

At 1/16/13 10:31 AM, CzySzy wrote: Now. This might be a little difficult question. I want to have a section of the song played entirely on pipe organ.
Some people count it as an orchestral instrument, some don't. What do you think, BrokenDeck?

Same rule as that applies to the Rhodes.

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 12:21 PM Reply

At 1/16/13 10:39 AM, BrokenDeck wrote:
At 1/16/13 10:31 AM, CzySzy wrote: Now. This might be a little difficult question. I want to have a section of the song played entirely on pipe organ.
Some people count it as an orchestral instrument, some don't. What do you think, BrokenDeck?
Same rule as that applies to the Rhodes.

I disagree: church/pipe organs are 100% an orchestral instrument - if they weren't, I don't think there would be such a huge repertoire spanning back to Bach.

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 02:49 PM Reply

At 1/16/13 10:39 AM, BrokenDeck wrote:
At 1/16/13 10:31 AM, CzySzy wrote: Now. This might be a little difficult question. I want to have a section of the song played entirely on pipe organ.
Some people count it as an orchestral instrument, some don't. What do you think, BrokenDeck?
Same rule as that applies to the Rhodes.

It is most definitely an orchestral instrument.

Just ask these guys.

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 03:27 PM Reply

Damn - and just as my exams were starting!! D:

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 11:51 PM Reply

This seems like it should be a lot of fun! So many awesome contests lately.


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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 12:16 PM Reply

At 1/16/13 10:39 AM, BrokenDeck wrote:
Same rule as that applies to the Rhodes.

I guess as long as it's not mostly an organ solo ^__^ it's good to go then.

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 17th, 2013 @ 12:30 PM Reply

I don't think an organ (including a pipe/church organ) is an orchestral instrument but it can play with an orchestra

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 22nd, 2013 @ 12:50 AM Reply

Quick question... Are we allowed to use any effects like echo or reverb?


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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 22nd, 2013 @ 12:56 AM Reply

At 1/22/13 12:50 AM, stunkel wrote: Quick question... Are we allowed to use any effects like echo or reverb?

I don't see why not. Real orchestra stages have natural reverb and ambiances. i don't see why your song shouldn't try to emulate that.

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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 22nd, 2013 @ 01:01 AM Reply

At 1/22/13 12:56 AM, BrokenDeck wrote:
At 1/22/13 12:50 AM, stunkel wrote: Quick question... Are we allowed to use any effects like echo or reverb?
I don't see why not. Real orchestra stages have natural reverb and ambiances. i don't see why your song shouldn't try to emulate that.

Well, the song I am working on now has heavy echo emphasized on some drums, it really adds to the atmosphere of the song, but I'm not sure how realistic you want the pieces to sound.


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Response to Mac13 - Jan/Feb Discussion Jan. 22nd, 2013 @ 02:44 PM Reply

From now until Sunday February 17th 11:59 PM EST:

I just realized... the deadline is on my birthday! :D

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