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N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-21 20:01:16 Reply

Hello and welcome to the Newgrounds Audio Portal 10th Anniversary Contest! NGAPTAC (pronounced ingaptack) for short!

NGAPTAC? What's that?

Well, nearly 2 weeks ago, Wegra noticed that just over a month ago (on the 13th of February) we just hit our Audio Portal 10-year anniversary mark. For over a decade, the Audio Portal has been pumping out music from countless music artists! Pretty amazing, huh?

This contest, which is also Pico Day's official audio contest, is here to commemorate such an occasion.

What's the aim of the contest?

The aim is to hop onto the now-10-year-old Audio Portal, find your favourite Audio Portal music, and make a cover of it. It's that simple!

Really? It's THAT simple?

Of course not. Here are some rules to follow for the contest!

1.) You can only submit ONE entry and it must cover Audio Portal music which isn't your own.
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2.) Your entry can contain composition from one or more than one Audio Portal song. Post names and/or links to the Audio Portal songs you're covering in the Author's Comments.
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3.) Your entry must be submitted to the Audio Portal and linked to in this thread. This thread can also be used for discussion.
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4.) Your entry has to be newly made for the competition.
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5.) It has to be possible to recognise the original Audio Portal song you're covering in your entry.
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6.) Collaboration is allowed, but remember that everyone taking part has to be credited. You've got to decide how to split the prizes too!
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7.) Your cover has to be made from scratch. If the judges see participants that grab other Audio Portal songs and pitch-shift them to another key, for example, I'll pitch-shift their asses to a disqualification. It is alright to use some sounds that are in the original song but keep this to a minimum (preferably nothing at all).
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8.) This is a MUSIC competition. This means no voice-acting, no experimental-noise and no farting into your microphone.
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9.) All Audio Portal rules apply. Failure to comply with said rules will result in a disqualification and possibly even an audio ban. And yes, BBS rules apply too.

How will the competition be judged?

First off, we've got four judges; Buoy, SkyeWintrest, ZStriefel and me! Your songs will be judged on the usual factors that make up a high-quality piece of music such as composition, instrumentation, mixing/mastering, structure, etc... However even though this is a remix competition we're still looking for originality! Any entries that are creative and interpret the original song in unique and good ways will get extra points from us.

Dates, schedules, etc...?

20th April at 11:59 PM EST (NG Time) - Submission deadline.
27th April (Pico Day) - Results will be posted in another thread.

Any entries posted after the submission deadline will not be considered, unless it's for a ridiculously good reason, in which case contact me!

Every participant will be PM'd when the results are posted with a link to the thread. The judges will also post a review on each submission's Audio Portal page after the results are posted, so don't do anything stupid like delete the submission!

Also I could've sworn you mentioned prizes.

That's right! Since this contest is tied in with Pico Day, Tom has offered real cash prizes. The forum signatures will be courtesy of Akle!

1st Place:
- 1st Place forum signature
- A showcase on the frontpage of one submission of your choice
- $150

2nd Place:
- 2nd Place forum signature
- A showcase on the frontpage of one submission of your choice
- $75

3rd Place:
- 3rd Place forum signature
- A showcase on the frontpage of one submission of your choice
- $50 Store Credit

4th - 6th Place:
- A showcase on the frontpage of one submission of your choice

One more question. Where the hell am I going to get Audio Portal songs from?

I honestly haven't the faintest idea.

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So, choose the song(s) you want to cover, and get an awesome entry done before the 20th of April, and post it in this thread! What are you waiting for?

Thanks to Akle for the badass logo, by the way. You should definitely follow him.

N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest!


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-21 20:06:58 Reply

At 3/21/13 08:01 PM, Step wrote: Hello and welcome to the Newgrounds Audio Portal 10th Anniversary Contest! NGAPTAC (pronounced ingaptack) for short!

Oh my. I don't think I can pass this contest up. I'll begin working on my submission ri- wait.

Oh yeah, I'm judging.


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-21 20:10:56 Reply

Aaahhhh I know exactly what I want to do! I was thinking about covering his song just for fun, but now there's a more legitimate reason to do so. This also sorta coincides with something else I'm doing...omoshiroi nehhhhh


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-21 20:12:51 Reply

unofficial additional prize (provided by me): $7.50 for the best and second best Buoy cover

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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-21 20:32:36 Reply

This'll be fun :D I need to think about the song I'm gonna do


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-21 20:53:51 Reply

8.) This is a MUSIC competition. This means no voice-acting, no experimental-noise and no farting into your microphone.

Well shit, that means I can't cover this?

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Well count me out, ye sunzuvubeach! D:<

Jk ofc, I've already got a pretty good idea as to what I'm gonna do, I'll try and see if I can get it done by the deadline.

Also, I am so totally mad I wasn't credited for tipping you off about the event. Pestilence be brought upon thee, etc.
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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-21 21:07:22 Reply

Looks interesting.

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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-21 23:19:59 Reply

In and in.


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-22 02:31:25 Reply

chaoz everything

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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-22 07:36:46 Reply

At 3/22/13 03:33 AM, Cabbster wrote: Ah, the double-edged decision of covering a judges song. Gl all, I grow weary of bias.

Don't worry, I won't be prone to that as I doubt anyone will want to cover one of my crappy audio submissions


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-22 13:24:09 Reply

Sounds interesting! Good luck and have fun everyone!


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-22 13:30:00 Reply

I think I may have to do this.

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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-22 13:50:22 Reply

Ooh this is interesting...


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-22 23:39:34 Reply

Challenge accepted. Thanks for the heads up Step.


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-22 23:56:17 Reply

10th anniversary? That only happens once, guess I'd better not miss the chance!


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-23 08:51:32 Reply

Question: Are we allowed to add vocals to the cover if the track originally didn't have them?


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-23 09:16:42 Reply

At 3/23/13 08:51 AM, LichLordMusic wrote: Question: Are we allowed to add vocals to the cover if the track originally didn't have them?

Do the rules say you can't? Nope.

So yes, it's perfectly OK. Just make sure you credit any singers and discuss sharing the prize with them. In addition to that, make sure that like it says in the rules, the original track's melodies are still discernible in your remix, even if there are vocals.


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-23 10:22:46 Reply

I'm definitely interested in this, will have to see how my procrastination plays out though.


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-23 11:48:55 Reply

Suddenly I have time to work on music again! This looks new and fun. c:


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-23 11:59:45 Reply

At 3/23/13 11:48 AM, Kor-Rune wrote: Suddenly I have time to work on music again! This looks new and fun. c:

oh man this is going to be good


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-23 12:34:15 Reply

hmmmmm i do have a lot of time for nothing. sooooooooooooooo i guess another try is in order.

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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-23 14:05:38 Reply

Wow, this seriously is a brilliant idea. I'm definitely entering in for this. Pretty hard to believe there's been audio on NG for over 10 years now. Definitely am looking forward to covering someone's music. As much as I'd love for someone to cover mine, I'm unfortunately not famous enough for that, haha


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-23 14:29:58 Reply

Ooooh this sounds so good! If anyone wants to cover mine my songs mostly have a certain melody, so should be easy to grab that and then do whatever!

Or you know, I could be less arrogant...

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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-23 14:34:00 Reply

Thank the lords the deadline is on April 20, well after my exams get over. I should get about 10 days or so.

Hopefully I can make something at least satisfactory within that time. :/

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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-23 15:20:15 Reply

Oh my. Oh dear.. I've been waiting for a contest like this for some time now. I have no idea who's song I'm going to cover, but I better make sure I create the best track possible to the best of my ability.

Also, I'm glad this contest was created. The audio portal has been my lifeblood for many years.


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-23 16:02:52 Reply

At 3/23/13 03:20 PM, Bosa wrote: I have no idea who's song I'm going to cover

You should totally cover one of the winners of your two contests


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-23 16:15:15 Reply

At 3/23/13 04:02 PM, SkyeWintrest wrote: You should totally cover one of the winners of your two contests

Good idea! That is something I will definitely consider doing!


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-23 16:46:39 Reply

Good thing the deadline is in April. I think i'll need more time to choose which piece i will cover than actually doing it.


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-23 16:52:24 Reply

Do we have to "claim" the songs we want to cover now, before anybody else does, or does that not matter?


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Response to N G A P 10th Anniversary Contest! 2013-03-23 16:54:25 Reply

mayby a newgrounds friend of mine like deshiel might help me out with this one, or at least give a a piece to cover.

And of course, like some others, my songs are based on their melodies, so if anyone wants to cover something of mine, go for it.


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