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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 8th, 2013 @ 02:35 PM Reply

Making chiptune is more fun than I'd imagined. Once you get a good melody going, everything else just seems to gel in so well.

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 10th, 2013 @ 06:23 PM Reply

Does it matter if the song loops or not? What is preferred?


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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 10th, 2013 @ 07:38 PM Reply

At 3/10/13 06:23 PM, stunkel wrote: Does it matter if the song loops or not? What is preferred?

Take a quick re-read of the rules, and there's also a little plot chart that Bill provided ;)

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 10th, 2013 @ 07:57 PM Reply

Finished 4 songs for this competition. They're not bad, but none seem likely to win me anything. All are loops, which isn't a pre either. That can be changed though, by adding an intro and outro, and perhaps some variations. I have a nice melody and chord progression for a fifth song, which doesn't seem to be going to become a loop. Hope that one will work out this time.


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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 11th, 2013 @ 09:44 PM Reply

Just a quick question. Can I submit a song into the contest that I have done already? This song has been on the audio portal for a long time now, and I think would be a perfect fit for it.


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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 11th, 2013 @ 10:12 PM Reply

At 3/11/13 09:44 PM, cmperry1984 wrote: Just a quick question. Can I submit a song into the contest that I have done already? This song has been on the audio portal for a long time now, and I think would be a perfect fit for it.

You have to compose and create a brand new song for this contest.

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 12th, 2013 @ 09:43 AM Reply

At 3/11/13 10:12 PM, BrokenDeck wrote:
At 3/11/13 09:44 PM, cmperry1984 wrote: Just a quick question. Can I submit a song into the contest that I have done already? This song has been on the audio portal for a long time now, and I think would be a perfect fit for it.
You have to compose and create a brand new song for this contest.

that or delete it and resubmit it.

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 12th, 2013 @ 03:59 PM Reply

Whoops, sorry bout postin' in the wrong thread. Also do the drums have to be 8 bit too? And any preferred genre?

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 12th, 2013 @ 04:36 PM Reply

At 3/12/13 03:59 PM, E-lie wrote: Whoops, sorry bout postin' in the wrong thread. Also do the drums have to be 8 bit too? And any preferred genre?

Things are explained here. ;)

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 14th, 2013 @ 04:31 PM Reply

Is there any bias against loops?


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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 14th, 2013 @ 04:36 PM Reply

At 3/14/13 04:31 PM, Genclops wrote: Is there any bias against loops?

Depends on what you are referring to when you say "loops".

If you mean making your entry a loop, then you shouldn't do that, because there's a plot chart for you to attempt to follow

If you are referring to duplo loops, then no, you are not allowed to use those.

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 14th, 2013 @ 05:50 PM Reply

JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER
To stick to the time limit as best as possible.

Remember that the winning song will be ideally 2-3 minutes because of the requirements of putting it to an animation. ;)

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 14th, 2013 @ 07:07 PM Reply

At 3/14/13 05:50 PM, BrokenDeck wrote: JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER
To stick to the time limit as best as possible.

jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez!

but yeah i was like HHHMMMM maybe i dragged it out too long with my entry haha. i'll probably switch it out for a shorter version later (it'll still push past 3 mins a little though)


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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 14th, 2013 @ 07:49 PM Reply

At 3/4/13 10:40 AM, SourJovis wrote: The mindset is a little narrow on this topic.

When we say 8-bit music, we automatically think about music produced by an 8-bit video game console (because that's what's meant most of the time). There are however other 8-bit musical instruments not intended for video games. You could call music made with those instruments also 8-bit music.

Btw, did you know that even though the snes was a 16-bit console, the audio cpu had an 8-bit core? So you could call snes music 8-bit as well.

Actually, can we get a judges call on this? Is 16bit acceptable? It says video game as well as 8-bit so as long as it's basically the 8 - 16bit age?


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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 14th, 2013 @ 08:49 PM Reply

At 3/14/13 07:49 PM, PeterSatera wrote: Actually, can we get a judges call on this? Is 16bit acceptable? It says video game as well as 8-bit so as long as it's basically the 8 - 16bit age?

From the main thread

- He is very much interested in using music that could be described as "8-bit", "chiptune", or even "videogame" in his next big flash project, as yet un-named.

also

- You are also allowed to submit songs that aren't strictly 8-bit but still portray a strong video game element / feel, such as this example:

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 15th, 2013 @ 12:16 AM Reply

I got this great idea, it'll be one tone for 4 seconds! and maybe a white noise hi hat at the end.


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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 15th, 2013 @ 12:41 AM Reply

Hi everyone. You might like my 8 bit tunes, please check out my collection.

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 15th, 2013 @ 01:53 AM Reply

At 3/15/13 12:41 AM, iCod3r wrote: Hi everyone. You might like my 8 bit tunes, please check out my collection.

You have to enter a newly composed song fitting the rules, then post it in the contest entry thread.

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 15th, 2013 @ 06:13 PM Reply

I just realized that my song is almost identical to the optional plot outline provided. Cool!

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 16th, 2013 @ 06:11 AM Reply

making a fairly simple-ish (more like uninspired) track but FL's crashing on me.
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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 17th, 2013 @ 01:59 AM Reply

are we free to submit our tracks to bandcamp, soundcloud, myspace, your mom, etc. during the contest, or should we wait till after it's over?

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 17th, 2013 @ 02:07 AM Reply

At 3/17/13 01:59 AM, bigbadron wrote: are we free to submit our tracks to bandcamp, soundcloud, myspace, your mom, etc. during the contest, or should we wait till after it's over?

You are free to put the song on other sites.
Would be cool if you put down somewhere that it was made for this contest, and provided links to this contest and NG ;)

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 17th, 2013 @ 07:12 AM Reply

Just thought I'd chip into this discussion, and say that you guys are all doing an amazing job! I've gone and listened to I believe all the entries as of this post and made reviews. I am enjoying the competition, and hope to see much more submissions before March 30! So if you haven't submitted yet, get in there!!!! Don't worry, the water is fine!! (Although maybe a bit cold)


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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 17th, 2013 @ 06:30 PM Reply

Might as well leave a reply as well! Love your enthusiasm krazzy! :D
Listened to most of the tunes, and I'm liking it! Good job so far everyone :) This is really fun. I should try to participate in future contests too ^^


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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 18th, 2013 @ 02:40 AM Reply

Hey, I just wanted to be sure as I have already read the rules and did not see anything on this, but am I allowed to use my submission for say an animation I make?


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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 18th, 2013 @ 02:48 AM Reply

At 3/18/13 02:40 AM, GamekrazzyProduction wrote: Hey, I just wanted to be sure as I have already read the rules and did not see anything on this, but am I allowed to use my submission for say an animation I make?

I think you can.

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 18th, 2013 @ 03:50 AM Reply

At 3/18/13 02:48 AM, Yoshiii343 wrote:
At 3/18/13 02:40 AM, GamekrazzyProduction wrote: Hey, I just wanted to be sure as I have already read the rules and did not see anything on this, but am I allowed to use my submission for say an animation I make?
I think you can.

Cool, thanks!


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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 23rd, 2013 @ 05:48 PM Reply

Friendly reminder to all.

ONE WEEK LEFT!

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 25th, 2013 @ 08:46 PM Reply

At 3/4/13 12:18 AM, stunkel wrote: Hey, random question and I may not even need it. But would anyone know of any good 8-bit software instruments that work with mac/logic pro 9?

I'm not sure if Famitracker works for Mac, but I'd definitely give it a try.

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 25th, 2013 @ 08:48 PM Reply

At 3/23/13 05:48 PM, BrokenDeck wrote: Friendly reminder to all.

ONE WEEK LEFT!

Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for putting on this contest. I haven't been lurking around Newgrounds for a long time, but this really made me want to lurk around the site again. I'll be firing up Famitracker for you guys, so I hope you enjoy my submission later in the week!

That being said, Good Luck everyone!