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Yes, but not just Christmas. Chanukah, Divali, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Shichi-Go-San, Taeborum, Tet, Winter Solstice, Yule and any other "Winter Holiday" music created as a chiptune will be accepted into this contest.
8-bit tracks are also referred to as chiptunes. They have a very specific sound that results from the use of simple waveforms and limited polyphony.
Need More Info? Here are a few sites that will help you get a feel for this genre
http://www.chiptune.com is a great site where you can hear some great chiptunes but be warned, it's not very IE friendly (do NOT press the "starfield" button - I highly suggest you use firefox)
Still need more info? If so, then you might be too slow to enter this months contest.
This will be a short contest, the main purpose is to provide quality tracks to be used by flash authors for Christmas/Holiday animations.
#1. T-shirt and stickers & Front Page spot
#2. T-shirt and stickers & Front Page spot
#3 - 5 Stickers
- We'll keep up the tradition if a sigpic for the winner. If Metalcan is available then he'll create it - if not, then you'll get a crappy sigpic made by me. :)
1 - Check the Rules for Submitting Audio to the NGAP. If you still are unsure what's OK to upload and what's not, check this thread. Basically, you must not submit material that include samples you have no copyright/permission to use.
2 - Make a song according to these rules! Your song(s) can be as long or short as you wish, remember that NG now has an 8 meg. limit for each song!
4 - Post a link In this thread to your entry. You risk not getting noticed and added to the list of submissions if you do not post links to your songs. Also include the audio title. Important! Once you post a link, you have entered. Period. You may NOT change your submission(s) later - Be certain of what you are posting.
5 - For this contest, you are allowed to submit two songs
6 - Do not break any of the rules stated in this thread. If you intend on submitting with different profiles, notify LJCoffee or Rucklo about this. If we find out that you break the rules, you risk being disqualified from this contest. Depending on how serious your actions are, you might get banned from the contest for some time. Basic BBS rules apply in this thread too, of course. If there are posts that are irrelevant for the contest/spam, a moderator will clean it up. This mean your post(s) might get deleted, and you risk getting banned from the NG BBS. All according to the BBS rules and the forum specific Audio Forum rules.
7 - You should have your submission(s) signed up for the contest in this thread by . If you cannot post for one reason or another, PM or e-mail LJCoffee or Rucklo, enter a valid reason why you can't do it yourself, and we'll see to it that your contest entry is in. To make it even clearer;
- No submissions will be accepted after 11:59:59pm EST December 21st.
8 - Tracks uploaded to the NG audio portal anytime between 12:00:00am EST Dec 1st and 11:59:59pm EST Dec 21st 2007 will be eligible for entry. If you happen to have created and uploaded a suitable track during the last few days then you may enter it.
9 - You may update your tracks by re-uploading a new MP3 provided that they are not used in an animation. Once a submission has been used, you lose the ability to update. You may continue to make adjustments to your tracks until 11:59:59pm EST Dec 21st 2007. Once the submission deadline has been reached we ask that you do not make any changes to your track until after the results have been posted. Go to your account page and choose "Audio Submissions" to edit or remove audio tracks
10 - Obey rule 10
- Rules, guidelines and other things related to this contest may change as time goes by. If anything changes, it will be posted in this thread.
- Once the deadline has been reached, a list of all entries will be posted for review. It is very important that you verify your entry as this will be the only opportunity to make corrections or insure that you are included.
Once the list is posted, there will be no chance to correct errors or ommisions.
MaestroRage - Trusted co-conspirator.
DarKsidE555 - Listmaster, Keeps the submission list(s) updated.
Metalcan- Sig-pic maker, a damn good one too! He´s been making the sig-pics for all MACs so far.
TomFulp - Provides the awards along with creating/managing this website, newgrounds.com.
PsychoGoldfish - DJ who just might announce the winners live on radiogrounds.com
Rucklo - MAC consultant, Contest manager.
LJCoffee - Conspirator, Contest manager.
MAC7 - November DnB / AMBIENT theme.
MAC7 - June CASTLE CRASHERS theme.
MAC7 - May REDESIGN, FRONTPAGE THEME!
MAC7 - March (+April) PICO LOOP theme.
MAC7 - February PICO TREASURE HUNT!
Mrac06 - December
Mrac06 - November
MAC6 - October X-MAS theme
MAC6 - August TANKMEN theme
MAC6 - July OPEN CONTEST
Heaviest riff ever competition! (2006)
March Contest (2006)
Battle of the Audio Portal (2005)
At 12/5/07 01:03 PM, Rucklo wrote: what the hell is santa doingwith his left hand? :D
Only Santa knows... Parsonally, I think he's trying to get the reindeer stink off of it.
At 12/5/07 01:06 PM, LJCoffee wrote: Only Santa knows... Parsonally, I think he's trying to get the reindeer stink off of it.
lmao. dats kinda hawt ^_____________________________________^
Man, i really gotta try to make something for thisone myself. I actually started making a chiptune the other day, but i was gonna add skratches to it.
Oh well, if I have the time to....
I really like the relaxed theme of this!
At 12/5/07 03:19 PM, HotActionYiffFur wrote: Thanks for giving the credit to the person WHO THOUGH OF IT.
I'm actually surprised you used my idea, awesome haha.
What are you talking about? I don't remember getting any PM's from you. As far as I remember, I came up with this one myself - granted, it's not a unique idea and I'm sure other people thought of similar things but don't try to take credit where it's not due...
For future reference, if anyone suggests a theme and it's used, I will give credit to the person who came up with the idea.
I'm not saying that you didn't think of something like this but your name isn't in the above post because you never contacted me with this idea.
At 12/5/07 04:40 PM, HotActionYiffFur wrote: dsfasdfasdfasdfsdf
When did that chat take place? And was I there? because I don't remember any of that.
Like I said, I'm not saying that you didn't also think of a similar idea, I'm just saying that you never contacted me about it.
It's entirely possible that our ideas overlapped (great minds and all) - in the future, PM me directly with your MAC suggestions and I'll make sure to credit you if your ideas are used...
At 12/5/07 04:48 PM, HotActionYiffFur wrote: actually a bit freaked out right now.
It's probably just that tap I have on your phone... :D
Either way, no worries - it must be some sort of collective consciousness thing.
to all others:
Anyone who decides not to compete can offer to judge - if you'd like to be a part of that madness then drop me a line.
Quick question...since this is a holiday themed thing...can you use classic holiday instruments like slay bell type things...but run them through a bitcrusher or something to give it that 8-bit sound? I just thinking that it may be just a little bland if it's all 8-bit synths....but then again i know that there are a shit load of talented artist out there that could come up with great stuff and i have hard great song in the style...i just sortta wanted to know.
And i'v never really done music like this so it's kinda a learning curve for me.
Can't wait to see what you guys are going to make with Chiptunes/Christmas spirit audio's. The combination sounds pretty sweet. :)
I swear to GOD once next week is over I am going to crush you ALL > : )\
*sniffs* I wasnt able to make this month's banner - ah well I have beenbusy as hell - college isnt a breeze boys and girls..
Yay! 8Bit!!! I am so fucking making something for this damn thing...
I will atleast try....
I don't have sound on my computer at the moment, but if I get it working soon, I may enter. I'd like to judge also, however, I'm going on holidays around about the time the competition closes and returning after new year, so I don't think I could judge. Maybe next MAC I'll help out with the judging.
Good luck to all competitors, this MAC should be good, rule 10 is back for another competition, the theme is christmas and... AND it's chiptune. VG, christmas and rule 10 ftw!
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At 12/5/07 06:13 PM, SpeedyDolphin wrote: You passed the 3 color limit on the xmas tree in the first post.LOL
3 color limit?
An 8-bit palette can contain up to 256 colors. :)
At 12/5/07 08:32 PM, Torkelson wrote: Quick question...classic holiday instruments...through a bitcrusher?
That would fall into the realm of "artisitic interpretation".
I don't see why you couldn't do that - I've heard plenty of awesome chiptunes that used some samples and/or traditional instruments that were crushed down.
Then again, the judging might be done by a panel of purists...
I guess you'll have to roll the dice :D
At 12/5/07 09:32 PM, Skullkid700 wrote: Anyone have a tutorial on how to make these?
I don't have a tutorial handy atm but I'll look around a bit -(pun)- and if I find anything I'll post a link here.
12 SIDED DIED!
roll for reflex save!
you fail and trip on a rock.
I purely agree that the judges should be purists :P - I might pull out the big guns for this one :P