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N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 09:31 AM

Hello, and welcome to the official thread for the first round of the NG Audio Deathmatch 2013! Haven't heard of the NGADM? Go here to find out more!

Now, before we start, please READ THE RULES. They're the most updated version, and include stuff that wasn't there before, like the schedule and the prizes! Seriously, read them.

Also, auditions and sign-ups are now CLOSED. It is too late to sign-up for the competition, sorry!

Ok so, let's get started. First off, remember that this is a knockout competition. It started with the auditions phase, in which the panel of judges (Echo, Step, alternativesolution, Neon-Bard and bassfiddlejones) listened to an astonishing 233 auditions, battled raccoons and death monkeys in the Pacific, and eventually handed in their results. Unfortunately, bassfiddlejones was unavailable towards the end of the judging period, so MetalRenard had to chip in to finish up his results. Wonder why Back-From-Purgatory isn't in that list? Well, he unfortunately didn't manage to judge for the auditions due to IRL problems, but he might make a comeback in future rounds! This year, even though we're accepting double the amount we usually accept, the level of quality of the auditions has ALSO doubled, making it just as hard for the judges to choose the top 64.

Anyway, after much discussion and hullabaloo, here's a list of the 64 finalists (in no particular order):

8Bitster
SkyeWintrest
ZipZipper
Breed
SilverPoyozo
Slug-Salt
XsakuX
headphoamz
IglicaV
DivoFST
MichaelJ
Braiton
BrokenDeck
RetromanOMG
Fleshbag
zelazon
acmeDyne
camoshark
Mawnz
Mystek
Metallica1136
papkee
SoundChris
vibe-newgrounds
aliaspharow
dj-Jo
InvisibleObserver
ForgottenDawn
HalcyonicFalconX
JacobCadmus
johnfn
Kor-Rune
Lashmush
midimachine
PeterSatera
RealFaction
samulis + Bosa
Sequenced
Xyresic
Calamaistr
ChronoNomad
Envy
TheBenjerman
WingoWinston
Wolftacular
BlazingDragon
etherealwinds
SourJovis
TitanMusic
Elitistinen
Garoad
InYourDreams
jvonm
Nimble
Blackhole12
garlagan
Hurks
Quarl
skyood
steampianist
Veneox
AsteroidBlues
Duttonsayshi
SineRider

For those that didn't make it in, don't be too hard on yourself. With 233 auditions, it was incredibly hard to get in, and even then us judges were sorely tested to pick out the best 64 (there were 18 ties!). The overall level of quality was astounding, and if we could've accepted everyone, we would've! Remember, this is an annual competition so there's always next year. On a side note, we'd like to give honourable mentions to raggd46, freezwalm, Bspendlove, Kirbyfemur, Warhector, LiquidOoze and jarrydn who just barely didn't make the cut.

To those who did make it in, congratulations! Now begins the real challenge. You've been paired up with an opponent (see below) and you have two weeks to make an entirely new track for Round 1. The deadline is 3rd August at 11:59:59 PM NG Time (EST). These tracks will be scored by the judges and the person in each pairing whose track has the highest score makes it to the next round! During the two weeks of the next round (Round 2), expect a number of reviews by the judges showing up on your song page.

NOTE: if for some reason you find out that you can't make a song in time, then tell me. You can be replaced by someone else who didn't make it into the competition.

Anyhow, here are the pairings for this round:

8Bitster vs SourJovis
Braiton vs Metallica1136
BrokenDeck vs TitanMusic
ForgottenDawn vs Garoad
HalcyonicFalconX vs AsteroidBlues
JacobCadmus vs skyood
johnfn vs Xyresic
camoshark vs Kor-Rune
Lashmush vs BlazingDragon
midimachine vs zelazon
IglicaV vs PeterSatera
RealFaction vs InYourDreams
samulis + Bosa vs SilverPoyozo
Sequenced vs Quarl
SkyeWintrest vs SoundChris
ZipZipper vs steampiano
Breed vs etherealwinds
DivoFST vs Wolftacular
Envy vs dj-Jo
Calamaistr vs ChronoNomad
TheBenjerman vs papkee
Nimble vs acmeDyne
WingoWinston vs Hurks
Blackhole12 vs XsakuX
Fleshbag vs Mystek
aliaspharow vs RetromanOMG
SineRider vs InvisibleObserver
vibe-newgrounds vs Veneox
Mawnz vs garlagan
Elitistinen vs MichaelJ
Duttonsayshi vs headphoamz
jvonm vs Slug-Salt

I'd also like to thank:
Artist-Lost for the considerably awesome logo down there at the bottom.
Kirbyfemur for keeping an on-going list of auditions.
MetalRenard, a backup judge, for covering for part of bassfiddlejones' list.
Back-From-Purgatory for managing the thread and keeping it clean and up to date.
All the judges for judging and aiding in the assault during Operation FFS.
Every person who auditioned!

I think that's about it. If you have any questions, death threats, etc, please PM me and I'll see what I can do to help!

Good luck!

Oh and by the way, those names are totally not random. Promise.

N G A D M '13: Round 1

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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 09:40 AM

Next year, another chance, good luck y'all :)

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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 09:41 AM

I guess I was dreaming too much. I'd like to know Labyrinth of Logic's tier in the end...

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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 09:41 AM

Well snap. Guess I'l go back to my cave. Guess you can't handle my metal!

Sore loser inbound.

Good luck to everyone that made it through!


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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 09:58 AM

Wow...almost everyone who I thought would make it, made it in XD especially Garoad and Mawnz. I see you guys! (JacobCadmus, I CALLED IT! Just saying lol)

Congratulations to everyone who made it! Look forward to how everything turns out for you all :D

Thanks to all who auditioned. Just having the chance to listen to you all (and still listening) has been pleasure and WILL continue to be a pleasure in the future.

*Silently weeps because I still have a loooooooooong way to go* XD
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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 09:59 AM

Well, at least I had fun and managed to revamp the old song of mine. Will try again next year


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: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 10:01 AM

Let the games begin.


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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 10:06 AM

Best of luck to all those who made it in.


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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 10:10 AM

Oh boy, this is going to definitely be a fun one.

Time to do a little research...

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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 10:22 AM

In there at least. Now what kind of song shall I create?


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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 10:24 AM

I made it?!?!? I really made it??? :D I'm honored! Good luck everyone! Good luck to InYourDreams (my first opponent) :) I am very interested to see the music everyone comes up with :D

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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 10:27 AM

At 7/20/13 10:24 AM, RealFaction wrote: I made it?!?!? I really made it??? :D I'm honored! Good luck everyone! Good luck to InYourDreams (my first opponent) :) I am very interested to see the music everyone comes up with :D

Come on RealFaction, I even expected you to make it. ;)

Congrats everyone.
I just need to keep improving.

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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 10:39 AM

I made it!! Thank you judges i WILL NOT DISAPPOINT YOU!
Good luck Wolftacular this is going yo be an amazing fight!!
PS: Camoshark vs Kor-Rune?? HOLY SHIT!!

Good luck everyone!!!


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Someone will blow your mind and make feel a beginner again..

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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 10:48 AM

At 7/20/13 10:27 AM, tbremise wrote:
At 7/20/13 10:24 AM, RealFaction wrote: I made it?!?!? I really made it??? :D I'm honored! Good luck everyone! Good luck to InYourDreams (my first opponent) :) I am very interested to see the music everyone comes up with :D
Come on RealFaction, I even expected you to make it. ;)

Well I looked at some of the people who lost and quite frankly I'm shocked I was chosen over them o.o but NOW the question is, what kind of track I should make...hmmm....I have a variety of genres up my sleeve so it'll be challenging, I don't want it to be expected.

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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 10:52 AM

Boy, didn't even crack honourable mentions -- I'll go get better for next year.


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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 10:55 AM

At 7/20/13 10:39 AM, DivoFST wrote: PS: Camoshark vs Kor-Rune?? HOLY SHIT!!

Oh boy this gon b gud.


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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 10:57 AM

Congratulations to all who made it. It's almost unbelievable how intense some of these first round match-ups are!

Camoshark vs. Kor-Rune
SilverPoyozo vs. Samulis/Bosa
SkyeWintrest vs. SoundChris
BrokenDeck vs. TitanMusic

And I'm looking forward to our face-off, Lashmush. Looks like I'll have to come out swinging. >:)

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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 10:59 AM

OMG just awesome to be on board! Hmmmm ... so what to compose now ... ?

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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

Whew. Well at least I submitted my worst song for entry. Now I don't have to be disappointed in making the cut for your lil comp.


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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 11:01 AM

At 7/20/13 10:57 AM, BlazingDragon wrote: Congratulations to all who made it. It's almost unbelievable how intense some of these first round match-ups are!

Camoshark vs. Kor-Rune
SilverPoyozo vs. Samulis/Bosa
SkyeWintrest vs. SoundChris
BrokenDeck vs. TitanMusic

And I'm looking forward to our face-off, Lashmush. Looks like I'll have to come out swinging. >:)

Yeah i was thinking the same when i read about the pairings ... heavy battles have to be fought out :D All the best to you BlazingDragon and have a good tournament!

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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 11:03 AM

How in the world did I make it and not deadlyfishes? In all honesty, I think his submission totally slaughters mine.

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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 11:04 AM

At 7/20/13 09:41 AM, Blacklawn wrote: I guess I was dreaming too much. I'd like to know Labyrinth of Logic's tier in the end...

Well, I should have prayed more... oh wait I don't pray!

Should have made a fucking better song...

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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 11:06 AM

Didn't make it! Good luck to all 64 of you!

Peace and love,
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Our music will change the world...

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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 11:16 AM

For a little while, I was desperately looking for a user called steampiano and I was like "...my competitor doesn't exist." Then I looked at the list and saw it was a typo for steampianist. Alright phew. I know this would have been hella tedious, but if the audition pieces of each user were linked that would've been great hahahaha but it's fine I ended up finding the guy. So do you guys actually think about who to pair with who each round? I thought it was going to be random!!!! mmmmuuuuuggghhh


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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 11:17 AM

cant wait to see how the v sequenced v quarl and sinerider v invisibleobserver matchups go

and i wasn't kidding about only submitting chip music stuff. fun times!


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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 11:53 AM

Aww man, I didn't make it. Guess I'll just finish this song I'm working on for next year then. Good luck to everyone! :D


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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 12:16 PM

At 7/20/13 11:03 AM, BlazingDragon wrote: How in the world did I make it and not deadlyfishes? In all honesty, I think his submission totally slaughters mine.

Lashmush gonna rip you to pieces.

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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 12:25 PM

When will the scores for each of the entries be released? Due to the fact the bassfiddle had to withdraw towards the end, I expect that we will be provided with an explanation for the parameters judges used to determine the qualifiers, and which judge gave which score etc...


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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 12:34 PM

At 7/20/13 12:25 PM, frootza wrote: When will the scores for each of the entries be released? Due to the fact the bassfiddle had to withdraw towards the end, I expect that we will be provided with an explanation for the parameters judges used to determine the qualifiers, and which judge gave which score etc...

Yes, I would love to understand why I didn't qualify.

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Response to N G A D M '13: Round 1 Jul. 20th, 2013 @ 12:35 PM

Wow guys, nice job on actually judging 200 odd entries in 5 days. That's crazy.

Some of these pairings seem a bit extreme...

camoshark vs Kor-Rune

Perhaps we should be seeded next time? ;-)

Either way, good luck to all the participants!


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