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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 11th, 2014 @ 05:04 PM Reply

At 3/11/14 04:52 PM, RealFaction wrote: yeah and those entries need a lot of work, though i was pretty impressed with Yourix's first submission, it was good imo. People need to really value the time they spend on music. This was well said Peter :). I still listen to the last album and I love it :)

Thanks, i dont want to overstep as im not running the show but I was just worried people were desperate to show off their tracks asap. But yeah, absolutely about the first AIM album. I still listen to it, and ive learned alot by doing so, its great album, still blown away by the talent.


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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 11th, 2014 @ 05:21 PM Reply

At 3/11/14 05:04 PM, PeterSatera wrote: Thanks, i dont want to overstep as im not running the show but I was just worried people were desperate to show off their tracks asap. But yeah, absolutely about the first AIM album. I still listen to it, and ive learned alot by doing so, its great album, still blown away by the talent.

That's honestly how I feel, I want this to be a relaxed and positive experience :)

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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 11th, 2014 @ 05:23 PM Reply

So are my collab partner and I allowed to write a 4 part Fugue as long as it falls under the time limit? It would all be one audio file obviously.


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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 11th, 2014 @ 05:25 PM Reply

At 3/11/14 05:23 PM, SmithBA wrote: So are my collab partner and I allowed to write a 4 part Fugue as long as it falls under the time limit? It would all be one audio file obviously.

Well technically there's not even a time limit but if it's in between 2 and 6 minutes you have a better chance. Sure! Go for it.

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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 11th, 2014 @ 06:13 PM Reply

What pisses me off is the latest submission someone tried to pass off a song as their own when it's a live version of Grace Kelly's Ready Set Stay or a cover of it but sounds like her. Had i not known that I could've gotten in trouble for a song that could have won if it did and this is stolen audio. The other audio they submitted is probably stolen too.

Mods, get on this if you can. http://joelle.newgrounds.com/

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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 11th, 2014 @ 06:30 PM Reply

At 3/11/14 06:13 PM, RealFaction wrote: What pisses me off is the latest submission someone tried to pass off a song as their own when it's a live version of Grace Kelly's Ready Set Stay or a cover of it but sounds like her. Had i not known that I could've gotten in trouble for a song that could have won if it did and this is stolen audio.

man...you're kidding. lol. Did you locate the original so we can hear what she submitted?


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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 11th, 2014 @ 06:48 PM Reply

At 3/11/14 06:30 PM, PeterSatera wrote:
At 3/11/14 06:13 PM, RealFaction wrote: What pisses me off is the latest submission someone tried to pass off a song as their own when it's a live version of Grace Kelly's Ready Set Stay or a cover of it but sounds like her. Had i not known that I could've gotten in trouble for a song that could have won if it did and this is stolen audio.
man...you're kidding. lol. Did you locate the original so we can hear what she submitted?

Well the song got taken down now but it basically was a live version of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLKqZVmfALY

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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 11th, 2014 @ 07:05 PM Reply

Sigh.. such a daft thing to do.

Oh look another submission. lol


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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 11th, 2014 @ 07:09 PM Reply

At 3/11/14 07:05 PM, PeterSatera wrote: Sigh.. such a daft thing to do.

Oh look another submission. lol

I get the feeling we're gonna get a lot more submissions this year :)

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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 13th, 2014 @ 08:30 AM Reply

I've started working on something for a picture I saw last night and now I cant find it... derp


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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 13th, 2014 @ 08:37 AM Reply

that was so weird it wasnt in my favourites or in any of my reviews, ended up finding it in my history though :L


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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 14th, 2014 @ 01:23 PM Reply

I agree. Slow down your wheels, mates. I'm going to be taking extensive time mixing and tweaking my song. (especially because it RAPES my CPU)


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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 14th, 2014 @ 08:13 PM Reply

At 3/14/14 01:23 PM, Rahmemhotep wrote: I agree. Slow down your wheels, mates. I'm going to be taking extensive time mixing and tweaking my song. (especially because it RAPES my CPU)

Ouch! Hope your computer will be okay, I can tell you're workin hard at it! Can't wait to hear :)

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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 14th, 2014 @ 08:52 PM Reply

Hey, Psst...check these artists out, i think you'll like them. Maybe some of their artwork will inspire you. Check their stuff out, these are only few of many personal favorites of mine on NG. Check em out!

O-tone: http://www.otone.newgrounds.com

Sabtastic: http://www.sabtastic.newgrounds.com

YouAreNotAlone: http://youarenotalone.newgrounds.com/

VOEC: http://voec.newgrounds.com/

Zakuga: http://zakuga.newgrounds.com/

Saminat: http://saminat.newgrounds.com/

TheFabs: http://thefabs.newgrounds.com/

Tomycase: http://tomycase.newgrounds.com/

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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 15th, 2014 @ 12:11 AM Reply

I didn't get permission for the art yet, but I did notify the artist that I used her art as the inspiration

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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 15th, 2014 @ 12:40 AM Reply

At 3/15/14 12:11 AM, Deshiel wrote: I didn't get permission for the art yet, but I did notify the artist that I used her art as the inspiration

lol um...this year in the rules, it doesn't say that...things changed this year, you don't need it.

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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 15th, 2014 @ 12:41 AM Reply

At 3/15/14 12:11 AM, Deshiel wrote: I didn't get permission for the art yet, but I did notify the artist that I used her art as the inspiration

Also, experimenting with music is good as you mentioned, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, that's how you find out :)

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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 15th, 2014 @ 07:35 AM Reply

Yes, just got permission to use this piece of art!

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Even though it was not nessecary I felt better to ask and get a "yes"! :)

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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 15th, 2014 @ 08:45 AM Reply

  • Tower over waterfalls
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I got permission to use this one.


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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 15th, 2014 @ 09:23 AM Reply

At 3/15/14 08:45 AM, Ryuno074 wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/kamikaye/tower-over-waterfalls
I got permission to use this one.

but you dont need permission this year lol but if you feel the need to then that's fine too, cool. Can't wait to hear what you come with

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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 15th, 2014 @ 10:21 AM Reply

At 3/15/14 09:23 AM, RealFaction wrote:
At 3/15/14 08:45 AM, Ryuno074 wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/kamikaye/tower-over-waterfalls
I got permission to use this one.
but you dont need permission this year lol but if you feel the need to then that's fine too, cool. Can't wait to hear what you come with

I did ask anyway, nice way to let the artist know what their work is being used for. I got permission to use this piece as an inspiration-point:

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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 15th, 2014 @ 10:29 AM Reply

At 3/15/14 10:21 AM, LichLordMusic wrote: I did ask anyway, nice way to let the artist know what their work is being used for. I got permission to use this piece as an inspiration-point:
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/rhunyc/demon

true. Awesome artwork, can't wait to hear what you come up with :)

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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 15th, 2014 @ 10:40 AM Reply

So glad Spring Break is coming up. I've been hurting for some free time to work more on this. And some of the tracks already submitted sound really awesome. I'll need to step my game up!


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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 15th, 2014 @ 04:04 PM Reply

At 3/15/14 10:21 AM, LichLordMusic wrote:
I did ask anyway, nice way to let the artist know what their work is being used for. I got permission to use this piece as an inspiration-point:
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/rhunyc/demon

We're using the same art piece.

Can't wait to see how different our songs will be.


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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 15th, 2014 @ 05:28 PM Reply

I've been wondering. Let's say that I make a song for the contest, upload it and submit mit it then get a review from one of the judges.
Am I allowed to make changes to my song after it has been submitted to fit the judges liking better or is that not allowed?


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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 15th, 2014 @ 05:31 PM Reply

At 3/15/14 05:28 PM, enochcity wrote: I've been wondering. Let's say that I make a song for the contest, upload it and submit mit it then get a review from one of the judges.
Am I allowed to make changes to my song after it has been submitted to fit the judges liking better or is that not allowed?

Well in the rules it doesn't say you can't :P I want people to bring their all. The problem though, you might have to reupload it considering a review would already have been left. You have until the deadline :)

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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 16th, 2014 @ 10:59 AM Reply

Random note. You mostly can't use a rated M picture, but sometimes they mislabel the rating. Someone used a rated M picture but I saw nothing about it that looked like rated M content, should be T. Given that, can't be explicit nudity and/or severed heads and etc etc as the rules say.

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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 16th, 2014 @ 05:58 PM Reply

Love your enthusiasm RealFaction! I am glad to see another A.i.m. There was good people involved in the previous ones! And i am sure there are this year too! I've set up my schedule for submitting my songs towards the deadline. Hope everyone have a good time! Cheers!

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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 16th, 2014 @ 08:02 PM Reply

Got something half-sequenced at the moment for my first entry and it's sounding pretty evil. Sure is a chore to design my own Gladiator patches to include in it and then not use them though (on the plus side, they will end up saved & ready to be usable in a future project).

Have a rough idea for a second track down in my head at the moment at the same time. In theory it will match the second art-piece I'm eying up but it's going to be a humongous challenge to get it to sound right.
Still have plenty of time to go though!


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Response to A.i.m. Contest Discussion Thread Mar. 16th, 2014 @ 09:15 PM Reply

At 3/16/14 05:58 PM, Warhector wrote: Love your enthusiasm RealFaction!

Thanks! Good luck!

At 3/16/14 08:02 PM, LichLordMusic wrote: Still have plenty of time to go though!

Sounds promising, good luck to you!