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N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 09:21:22

Hey there!

Welcome to the auditions thread of the NEWGROUNDS AUDIO DEATH MATCH 2013! You should definitely read the entirety of this post if you want to take part, because it has all the important details to avoid you making a fool of yourself.

An Audio Deathmatch? What's that?

The NGADM (Newgrounds Audio Death Match) is one of the largest competitions on the website. It's run by Step and I, and is an annual competition that started five years ago. The basic idea is that a number of participants get paired up each round, battle to the death (via music), and then proceed to the next round if they win their pairing. Simple, right? The winner of the final round gets various prizes (see below), including a sum of store credit!

OK, so what should I do?

To take part, simply post what you think is your best song (the one which you feel best represents your talents) in this thread. It may be an old song, a new song, one that's not done yet, or even one that you haven't started. Remember to post only one song - if you change your mind about your best song, then just post again in this thread saying clearly that you've changed your mind. Songs posted elsewhere will not be considered.

Once we've reached the deadline, a team of carefully hand-picked judges will listen to each of your submissions, then professionally and thoroughly procrastinate a lot and eventually hand in their nominations. Don't worry about feeling like you're not good enough to make it in; you should post your audition here anyway, you've really got nothing to lose, and you never know what might happen!

Is there a deadline for auditions?

Yep! You've got till the 15th of July to submit your audition in this thread. After that, no further auditions will be accepted and a five day judging period will start. The competition itself starts on the 20th of July.

What happens after the auditions?

Once the auditions phase is over and the top 64 have been selected, the competition starts instan-

Wait, what? Did you just say top 64?

Yes. This year, unlike in previous years, we're accepting double the amount of participants!

Dayum...

Yeah. As I was going to say before you rudely interrupted me, the 64 finalists will be paired up randomly, and then have 2 weeks to compose a piece they can pit against their opponent's. After these 2 weeks, the judging period will start.

This year, judging will be handled a bit differently. Each judge will still be giving a score for each piece, and an average of all the judges' scores will still be being taken, but due to the huge number of participants, the reviewing workload will be split. In round 1, the 64 pieces will be split amongst the judges evenly, meaning that you won't necessarily be getting a review from each judge.

The number of reviews you get each round will slowly increase as the rounds progress, meaning that getting to the later rounds has the added incentive of getting you more reviews on your track. Also, we encourage you to review each others' tracks and let your competitors know what you think!

Every round of the knockout will have a separate thread (like this one), and all the competitors will be kept up to date via PM. The schedule for the rounds can be found here, along with links to all the different threads as the competition progresses.

There aren't any rules right?

Although the title "deathmatch" might indicate otherwise, this competition is actually very professional and civilised. Mostly.

So yes, there are some rules. Rules for the auditions phase are:

1.) You are allowed to post a track that you've made from scratch for the auditions, or a track that you've made in the past.
2.) The audition track may be a cover/arrangement, but unless you're entering as a team, the track cannot be a collaborative effort.
3.) If you posted your audition track but change your mind and wish to change it, state CLEARLY in the thread.
4.) If you're entering as a team of two, your audition can be a collaborative effort between you and your collab partner, or a track by any one of you individually. Remember, though, that the prize will have to be split between both of you!
5.) Auditions posted after the deadline will not be accepted unless it's for a ridiculously good reason.

Aside from that, we've also got general rules for the knockout competition if you make it through. You can read those here.

What about judges?

So far, the confirmed judges are Step, alternativesolution, bassfiddlejones, Back-From-Purgatory, and myself. Backup judges are being searched for, so if you're interested, send Step a PM.

You said something about prizes?

I sure did! Like every year, we've got a set of prizes, as follows:

1st place:
1.) A 1st place NGADM '13 forum signature.
2.) $75 Newgrounds Store Credit.
3.) The option of a frontpage of one of your songs of your choice.
4.) An audience with the Music Gods.

2nd place:
1.) A 2nd place NGADM '13 forum signature.
2.) $50 Newgrounds Store Credit.
3.) The option of a frontpage of one of your songs of your choice.
4.) A sloppy, wet kiss on the cheek.

3rd place:
1.) A 3rd place NGADM '13 forum signature.
2.) $25 Newgrounds Store Credit.
3.) The option of a frontpage of one of your songs of your choice.
4.) An awkward hug.

Anything else?

Nope! Remember that so far the contest hasn't started. These are just auditions, so nothing's entirely official yet. This means we're open to suggestions, and the stuff above may be altered slightly. We'll be reposting all the updated rules, procedures, etc in the NG Audio Deathmatch thread when the contest starts on the 20th July.

If you're interested, simply post a link to your best submission in this thread before 15th July and you're all set. If you have any problems, or if you wish to express your undying adoration, feel free to send me a PM, or contact me in any way.

So that's that! Let the auditions begin!

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 09:49:11

  • A City Eternal
    A City Eternal by samulis

    A journey through Washington D.C. in 11 minutes!

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F*** YEAAAAAHAHHHHH!!! NGADM!!!!1!!!!one!!!!!1!

Ohai Step. :3


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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 09:52:08

At 6/15/13 09:49 AM, samulis wrote: Ohai Step. :3

And by that I mean Echo. ;)

can't some of you pick names that aren't four characters? It's less confusing!

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 10:03:36

Here's the track I choose to audition with for this contest:

www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/518069

Also, don't be fooled by the lack of tracks I have here on Newgrounds! Most of my tracks are remixes and contain copyrighted material and I respect the audio submission laws on this website.


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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 10:04:23

  • Lone X - Blood on Fire
    Lone X - Blood on Fire by XementoXek

    Track 5 from album Knight's Eye

    Score
    5.00 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Dubstep
    Popularity
    221 Views

Good luck everyone.

Peace and love,
Lone X


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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 10:07:28

  • Leaving Without
    Leaving Without by dj-Jo

    waiting for the end to take it's time as we watch the ships go by LEAVING WITHOUT us

    Score
    4.37 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Dubstep
    Popularity
    370 Views

yay! Hope I make it in this year!

Good luck to everyone who auditions (:


I suck at grammer ^ can't you tell?
Yoooooouuuutuuubeeeee

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 10:08:32

Aaawww yeah, it's back! And so am I!

  • LO - Seventh Heaven
    LO - Seventh Heaven by LiquidOoze

    If you like Avicii you'll like this.

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    4.27 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Dance
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    570 Views


SoundCloud || Youtube || Bandcamp || Facebook || Click below to listen to my newest track!

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 10:11:49

I probably don't stand a chance just stating now, but I'll enter for the fun of it. Good luck guys.

  • Dark City (Chapter 1)
    Dark City (Chapter 1) by RealFaction

    From my upcoming metal/rock album.

    Score
    4.57 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Heavy Metal
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    1,277 Views

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 10:15:35

Let the war begins.

  • .High Seas.
    .High Seas. by gridcrawler

    Cinematic epic action high seas pirate war music

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    3.23 / 5.00
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    Cinematic
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    62 Views

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 10:23:29

Let the bloodshed begin.

  • Children's Overture
    Children's Overture by BlazingDragon

    A musical depiction of life as seen by a child

    Score
    4.39 / 5.00
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    Classical
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    1,743 Views

Best of luck to everyone! :D

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 10:41:50

  • VGA Dreamcoat (8-bit)
    VGA Dreamcoat (8-bit) by midimachine

    unce unce unce

    Score
    4.28 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    1,302 Views

i'll probably only submit chip related stuff this year :v


p.s. i am gay

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 11:23:35

I might just have to enter this one.

  • Breath of Air [Remastered
    Breath of Air [Remastered by papkee

    I never really liked the original, so I redid everything.

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    Classical
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    1 Views

The best of luck to everyone involved.

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 11:34:03

I can't believe it's back already! Gonna make something especially for this!

Also, Echo, Step. You need to teach us all how to write like Oxford professors. Seriously, every year your shit makes me laugh!


lol fuk u

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 11:39:22

http://soundcloud.com/bbbllleeehhh/twotwotwo

the wavs and flps are on an old laptop somewhere so soundcloud link for the audition


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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 12:03:59

  • Safe inside the dome
    Safe inside the dome by Jernemies

    My NGMT round 2 submission. Aims for happy and safe feel

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    4.55 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Funk
    Popularity
    40 Views

Already taken part in a contest with that, why not do it again? :p

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 12:52:57

Time to try this thing out. I'll have to revamp an old piece and submit it. I have time anyway


Always willing to voice act. Make music in my freetime. That's what I get for not having Flash

Click the pic to see the cool stuff I do on the Youtubes

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 13:01:22

Well, here we go.

  • Northwind
    Northwind by Braiton

    Feel the power of a thousand winds!

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    4.65 / 5.00
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    Heavy Metal
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    3,522 Views

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 13:05:27

13 auditions already. That's what I'm talking about!


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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 13:37:51

That time of year, already?

Time flies quickly.

I feel this one is appropriate:

  • Fractality
    Fractality by soulblud

    A Drifting Dream

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    4.64 / 5.00
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    Dubstep
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    440 Views


Click below for my Bandcamp. I has music.

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 14:11:14

  • Humanoid Circuit Board
    Humanoid Circuit Board by Apilot

    the last

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    4.27 / 5.00
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    House
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    66 Views

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 14:15:58

At 6/15/13 02:11 PM, Apilot wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/538739

Sorry wrong link. this is the one you want. http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/519949

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 14:58:15

  • Anaconda
    Anaconda by Sequenced

    Drum N Bass

    Score
    4.12 / 5.00
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    Drum N Bass
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    62 Views

shit's about to get real!


lel

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 15:26:00

At 6/15/13 01:05 PM, Step wrote: i am funny lol

The humor was too weak this year. Good humor = better chances of females entering the contest. This is my suggestion.

j/k ... but seriously

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 16:26:57

Damn it, I really do not which song to enter... (Some songs of mine have better themes and is better orchestrated than the ones better mixed) :(

DAMN! I choose this one

http://soundcloud.com/brandon-spendlove/rough-internal-unive rse

I hope at least one person likes this.

:)


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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 16:37:29

After much debate and tomfoolery, I've decided to enter this contest not as one, but as two. Samulis and I will be entering as a team, and we will vaporize every feakazoid entering this contest. We are using Samulis' track for the audition.

So with that being said, we win.


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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 16:38:23

  • Intrinsic
    Intrinsic by Conal

    This track is very random.

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    4.55 / 5.00
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    House
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    154 Views

Oh boy, I don't have high hopes for this. >_<


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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 16:39:02

Is this my best song? I don't know, but it is well received and not too bad:

  • Wtfepic Battle
    Wtfepic Battle by SourJovis

    Epic battle theme for a video game

    Score
    4.65 / 5.00
    Type
    Loop
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    2,461 Views

I hope I didn't make a fool of myself by submitting this. I didn't read the guidelines very carefully because I'm working on 4 contests at the time. i think it should be good though. Correct me if I'm wrong.


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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 16:43:29

64 Contestants now? this is sure to be big.

  • [Nim]Cold Outpost
    [Nim]Cold Outpost by NimblekidX

    The Calm Before The Storm.

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    3.33 / 5.00
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    Cinematic
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    80 Views

Here's my audition.


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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 17:22:03

At 6/15/13 04:37 PM, Bosa wrote: After much debate and tomfoolery, I've decided to enter this contest not as one, but as two. Samulis and I will be entering as a team, and we will vaporize every feakazoid entering this contest. We are using Samulis' track for the audition.

So with that being said, we win.

You must have missed the memo. I'm entering this year.

  • ~SW~ Astral Nation
    ~SW~ Astral Nation by SkyeWintrest

    Birth of an Astral Nation - Film-like score.

    Score
    4.30 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Cinematic
    Popularity
    1,547 Views


Stuff.

My AIM piece is found if you clicky the image.

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Response to N G A D M '13: Auditions 2013-06-15 17:24:37

Meh.

  • You Shut Your Mouth...
    You Shut Your Mouth... by Quarl

    Has anyone ever told you how cute you are with your mouth shut?

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    4.32 / 5.00
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    Industrial
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    389 Views


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