Be a Supporter!

Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners!

  • 1,870 Views
  • 39 Replies
New Topic Respond to this Topic
BrokenDeck
BrokenDeck
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Moderator
Level 40
Musician
Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-21 20:43:35 Reply

Monthly Audio Contest 2013 - January / February ORCHESTRAL theme.

Here are the winners!

Special thanks to Luis for the awesome artwork!

Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners!

BrokenDeck
BrokenDeck
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Moderator
Level 40
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-21 20:46:02 Reply

In 4th place:

  • To The Death
    To The Death by LeoMDK

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

    Score
    0 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    85 Views

-

Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners!

BrokenDeck
BrokenDeck
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Moderator
Level 40
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-21 20:48:35 Reply

In 3rd place:

  • The Forrest Fights Back
    The Forrest Fights Back by Niadroj9986

    A cinematic scene of a living forest fighting against evil.

    Score
    4.60 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Miscellaneous
    Popularity
    92 Views

-

Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners!

BrokenDeck
BrokenDeck
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Moderator
Level 40
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-21 20:50:12 Reply

In 2nd place:

  • The Uncharted Voyage
    The Uncharted Voyage by deadlyfishes

    My entry for the MAC 13 Contest (Orchestral Theme)

    Score
    4.31 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    122 Views

-

Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners!

camoshark
camoshark
  • Member since: Mar. 26, 2007
  • Online!
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 10
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-21 21:00:41 Reply

Who's it gonna be? The tension is killing me! D:

KatMaestro
KatMaestro
  • Member since: Dec. 9, 2012
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 10
Blank Slate
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-21 21:05:37 Reply

At 2/21/13 09:00 PM, camoshark wrote: Who's it gonna be? The tension is killing me! D:

Neither you and me.

BrokenDeck
BrokenDeck
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Moderator
Level 40
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-21 21:08:44 Reply

In 1st place!!!:

  • A Titan Rises
    A Titan Rises by SmithBA

    MAC 13 Jan/Feb Entry

    Score
    4.27 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    125 Views

-

Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners!

stunkel
stunkel
  • Member since: Jul. 14, 2012
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 11
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-21 21:11:12 Reply

Wow so many good pieces and great choices for the top 4. I still have a lot to learn before I win a contest it seems! Congrats to all of the winners!


Check out my pages!
Soundcloud Youtube Twitter Facebook

KatMaestro
KatMaestro
  • Member since: Dec. 9, 2012
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 10
Blank Slate
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-21 21:15:20 Reply

This contest is a place for the hidden dragons to show their mights. Congrats to all winners!

BrokenDeck
BrokenDeck
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Moderator
Level 40
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-21 21:21:02 Reply

Pay homage to your lord of purgatory, Back-From-Purgatory, for stepping in as sig-maker at the last minute.

Just ask him what kind of sacrifices he likes best.

samulis
samulis
  • Member since: Jan. 3, 2010
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 08
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-21 21:30:51 Reply

Congrats fellas, all great works here! Good to see the "quality of instruments doesn't matter if your composition is great" rule carried through. That no. 1 is nearly flawlessly executed composition-wise.


My Music - Virtual Instruments - Website
Orchestral/Cinematic Composer

BBS Signature
BrokenDeck
BrokenDeck
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Moderator
Level 40
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-21 21:32:40 Reply

At 2/21/13 09:30 PM, samulis wrote: "quality of instruments doesn't matter if your composition is great" rule.

It was one of the things that I put foremost in the criteria for the judges to follow. Not everyone has / can afford the same sample packs after all.

DavidOrr
DavidOrr
  • Member since: Oct. 22, 2005
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 27
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-21 22:35:34 Reply

Congrats to the everyone! MaestroRage, thebenjerman and I spent several hours discussing all of the submissions -- there were some fantastic compositions across the board. As Brokendeck said, we put focus on the quality of both composition and orchestration over production value (though that was still a small factor). We wanted to to make sure those with the latest and greatest samples didn't win by default, and that is reflected in the results.

Congrats again!


BBS Signature
SmithBA
SmithBA
  • Member since: Jun. 30, 2009
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 07
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-21 23:01:47 Reply

There were a lot of great songs entered in this contest. Great job to everyone. Thanks for considering our song one of the best! :)


BBS Signature
WadeFulp
WadeFulp
  • Member since: Dec. 15, 1999
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Staff
Level 30
Animator
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-22 01:12:47 Reply

Congratulations to the winners! :)


Follow me on Twitter! TWITTER
Be my Facebook friend! FACEBOOK
Google+ Profile

BBS Signature
Breed
Breed
  • Member since: Mar. 23, 2009
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Moderator
Level 11
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-22 01:16:37 Reply

At 2/21/13 10:35 PM, DavidOrr wrote: We wanted to to make sure those with the latest and greatest samples didn't win by default, and that is reflected in the results.

This is my fault isnt it? =P

Echo
Echo
  • Member since: Sep. 14, 2009
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Moderator
Level 11
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-22 04:23:35 Reply

At 2/22/13 01:16 AM, Breed wrote:
At 2/21/13 10:35 PM, DavidOrr wrote: We wanted to to make sure those with the latest and greatest samples didn't win by default, and that is reflected in the results.
This is my fault isnt it? =P

And mine...

BrokenDeck
BrokenDeck
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Moderator
Level 40
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-22 04:36:23 Reply

I've PMed Tom with the names of the winners, and hopefully he will be able to get in contact with them to issue them their store credit prizes as soon as possible.

Step
Step
  • Member since: Nov. 4, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Moderator
Level 25
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-22 06:12:45 Reply

Congrats to the winners. However if I took part I would've whooped the asses of all of you. Just sayin'.

loljk congrats.

Review Request Club | CHECK THIS OUT | Formerly Supersteph54 | I'm an Audio Moderator. PM me for Audio Portal help.

BBS Signature
Emid
Emid
  • Member since: Dec. 19, 2011
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 04
Blank Slate
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-22 10:16:43 Reply

At 2/22/13 06:12 AM, Step wrote: Congrats to the winners. However if I took part I would've whooped the asses of all of you. Just sayin'.

loljk congrats.

Step you surely would....I second :)

Congrats to all those who participated and to all the winners. Surely you were all awesome and the chosen ones were the best among you.

PeterSatera
PeterSatera
  • Member since: Jan. 29, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 08
Blank Slate
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-22 18:18:12 Reply

Congratulations to the winners!! Excellent tracks all around, must have been a tough judging process!


BBS Signature
BrokenDeck
BrokenDeck
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Moderator
Level 40
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-22 18:29:32 Reply

At 2/22/13 06:18 PM, PeterSatera wrote: Congratulations to the winners!! Excellent tracks all around, must have been a tough judging process!

I luv your new sig mang!

Woolio1
Woolio1
  • Member since: Feb. 14, 2013
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 05
Melancholy
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-22 19:22:48 Reply

Congratulations for the winners!

3th place song is amazing :)


(Generic signature goes here)

deadlyfishes
deadlyfishes
  • Member since: May. 15, 2011
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 05
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-22 20:25:55 Reply

At 2/22/13 04:36 AM, BrokenDeck wrote: I've PMed Tom with the names of the winners, and hopefully he will be able to get in contact with them to issue them their store credit prizes as soon as possible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZomwVcGt0LE

________

Also congrats to the other winners! This year's was more intense then the last one, it was great to see some new composers submit to the MAC!


<Professional Composer> <AudioJungle Reviewer>
OFFICIAL MUSIC SITE!
Check out something I did for NATA 2013! Hikarian's winning NATA 2013 Entry

BBS Signature
LeoMDK
LeoMDK
  • Member since: Dec. 27, 2012
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 02
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-22 20:37:00 Reply

Hooray! Thank you for the honor of placing 4th! Also, congratulations to the other winners as well as many others who entered ... after listening to some of the other entries, this is obviously a very talented community and I'm glad to be a part of it. :)

Question -- is there going to be any kind of breakdown of scores? I saw another contest results thread on this forum where there was a scorecard with different scores for writing, mix/master, originality etc ... Is that something all the audio contests on NG do or is each contest handled differently?


BBS Signature
BrokenDeck
BrokenDeck
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Moderator
Level 40
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-22 20:44:10 Reply

At 2/22/13 08:37 PM, LeoMDK wrote: Question -- is there going to be any kind of breakdown of scores? I saw another contest results thread on this forum where there was a scorecard with different scores for writing, mix/master, originality etc ... Is that something all the audio contests on NG do or is each contest handled differently?

The judging system is different for every contest, and for the MACs, they generally don't use score cards. The judging for this particular MAC was done via a live voice conference between 3 judges, who then reached a consensus as to the top placements.

DavidOrr
DavidOrr
  • Member since: Oct. 22, 2005
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 27
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-22 21:39:35 Reply

At 2/22/13 08:37 PM, LeoMDK wrote: Hooray! Thank you for the honor of placing 4th! Also, congratulations to the other winners as well as many others who entered ... after listening to some of the other entries, this is obviously a very talented community and I'm glad to be a part of it. :)

Question -- is there going to be any kind of breakdown of scores? I saw another contest results thread on this forum where there was a scorecard with different scores for writing, mix/master, originality etc ... Is that something all the audio contests on NG do or is each contest handled differently?

I'll go around to the top 4 and leave detailed reviews, breaking them down into composition, orchestration, and production value categories. In past competitions I've been really quick with those reviews but I'm really swamped with work right now, so it'll take me a little more time to get through the list. I will -- however -- get through them, you'll just need to be a little patient as I find time for each one! :)


BBS Signature
LeoMDK
LeoMDK
  • Member since: Dec. 27, 2012
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 02
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-23 01:34:40 Reply

At 2/22/13 09:39 PM, DavidOrr wrote: I'll go around to the top 4 and leave detailed reviews ... you'll just need to be a little patient as I find time for each one! :)

Thanks! Patience initiated ... :)


BBS Signature
bdowing27
bdowing27
  • Member since: Jan. 23, 2013
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 01
Blank Slate
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-23 02:49:46 Reply

Great community, awesome talent, and bad ass songs all round! I look forward to reading the review of our song, thanks for taking the time sir. I'm also looking forward to more epic battles with you fine people. Hopefully me and smith will have some better plugins in the future so we may better please your sound holes. The best to u all.


BBS Signature
TheBenjerman
TheBenjerman
  • Member since: Nov. 12, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Musician
Response to Mac13 - Jan/feb Orchestral Winners! 2013-02-23 12:29:47 Reply

At 2/22/13 09:39 PM, DavidOrr wrote: I'll go around to the top 4 and leave detailed reviews, breaking them down into composition, orchestration, and production value categories. In past competitions I've been really quick with those reviews but I'm really swamped with work right now, so it'll take me a little more time to get through the list. I will -- however -- get through them, you'll just need to be a little patient as I find time for each one! :)

I'll do something similar as soon as I have the time as well.

Congrats to everyone, this was a really hard one to judge! The last couple of decisions took hours.


BBS Signature