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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2008-09-13 20:34:29

At 2/10/08 11:47 AM, Nav wrote: This thread deserves a bump after the whole "Seven-Too-Five" fiasco.

Damn, I stil have some of "his songs" on my iPod, and i wish i knew who really made them because i feel like he gets credit he doesnt deserve every time I play one of those songs


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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2008-09-21 21:39:46

Ok but still my audio was submitted last monday and it was only a demo for the real song which is out now by me but there still not there so....


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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2008-09-26 22:54:18

I got banned from submitting the Audio Portal for no apparent reason. And to make things worse, I've submitted two songs on May, which still aren't approved! What the fucking is going on around here?!

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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2008-09-27 02:06:52

At 9/26/08 10:54 PM, C1ph3r wrote: I got banned from submitting the Audio Portal for no apparent reason. And to make things worse, I've submitted two songs on May, which still aren't approved! What the fucking is going on around here?!

You were banned for those two songs you submitted in May, if that helps.

And Punk-o-matic songs are not your own work. Well, unless you call inserting numbers from 0 to 9 into slots creative work.

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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2008-09-27 04:05:11

At 9/27/08 02:06 AM, SBB wrote: You were banned for those two songs you submitted in May, if that helps.

And Punk-o-matic songs are not your own work. Well, unless you call inserting numbers from 0 to 9 into slots creative work.

and fact is that Evil-Dog do NOT approve of his music that's from the Punk-o-Matic flash to be submitted to the AP or spread around in similiar ways. It's a game, not a music-making software.


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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-01-01 23:39:45

Yeah, my music is completely original, and I've been waiting 12 days with no response. I guess the mods take a break over Christmas. If it takes more than 15 days, I'll send a message.

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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-01-02 01:33:59

We should really keep this thread on the top of the audio forum, since about 4-5 people bitch about their songs waiting approval.

When in doubt about a remix/stolen song, there's always that one iPhone application
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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-01-02 01:58:22

At 1/2/09 01:54 AM, diminitive wrote: Yes! I saw that on TV, and it looks interesting.... but for one.... which of the audio mods has an iPhone? and also, I highly highly highly doubt that any underground songs would be registered with that service.

There might be a couple mods with an iPhone. But if not, there might be couple users with an iPhone that might get wonder if a song is stolen and then use the iPhone, then stick in the the Portal Cleanup thread. Of course this is for the non-underground songs
As for the underground songs.... I don't know

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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-01-02 23:33:40

At 2/20/08 02:05 PM, DarKsidE555 wrote: ...Sounded like a direct midi-rip off, therefore you got banned. Keep in mind next time that YOU have to convince US moderators that you made a cover/tune yourself!

Just to be clear, what are the prerequisites for a cover to be considered an original work? does the actual score have to be re-arranged or can it simply be "re-orchestrated" ?

For example, I've done a few "remixes" where I took the score to an SNES era video game track and performed it (sequenced it) using modern synths and instrument emulators, added effects like delay and reverb, and then mixed the audio. But the score wasn't altered, so do does that meet the guidelines as a separate piece of art or is it considered a ripoff?

I know I've heard some "remixes" on here that were just direct MIDI to MP3 conversions, which is horrible. Even if they did change the clarinet sound to a trumpet sound or something like that, which is trivial and usually makes the piece worse anyways, It can hardly be considered original. But I think theres a big difference between that and what I do.

Anyways, I haven't uploaded any remixes yet, just a tribute to a song, which is a totally original score, but I had planned to do so after that piece gets approved (hopefully soon :) .

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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-01-03 00:14:37

At 1/2/09 01:54 AM, diminitive wrote:
Yes! I saw that on TV, and it looks interesting.... but for one.... which of the audio mods has an iPhone? and also, I highly highly highly doubt that any underground songs would be registered with that service.

I actually tested that:

# played Pretty Green Eyes (ultra beat) nothing

# Played Angels Eye's (Mario Lopez) nothing (Wtf?!?!)

# Played Discolights (Darren Styles vs Ultra Beat) nothing

# played Your Angel (Brisk & Ham; Lisa Marie) still nothing

This proves that it knows nothing about happy hard core


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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-02-02 01:32:50

Do the mods, or some other alert, let you know that you passed the validation process? Or do we just have to keep checking somehow?

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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-02-02 04:21:47

At 9/13/08 07:51 PM, bark0d3 wrote: BUMP~

who decides if the beats submitted are stolen or not?
my brother made an account the other day and submitted four tunes,hes been makin beats for about 10 years now on propper software so nearly everything he makes sounds like its ripped of something,
it sounds to me like your saying if the songs submitted sound "too professionaly made" then they will be rejected......is that right?

You have to consider this from a Mod's point of view.

The numbers Rucklo was throwing out (150+ new artists/songs a weekend) are ridiculously overwhelming for a small group of people. I'm sure they listen to so many things their ears have suffered irreparable damage.

The chances of them hearing a legit song produced by a legit artist out of those numbers are very, very slim. So logically the better option is to ban and be safe, rather than approve every single song that sounds legit, for fear of making someone upset whose actually produced something legit.

You see what I mean?

Sure, it's not perfect, but it's the lesser of two evils.

Also, no, it's not that you have to make a shitty submission to be approved. Rather, they're expecting a "NEW" artist to be relatively "NEW" to making music. A lot of the really good people on this site first submitted really terrible music. It's just a general trend.

So if you're contemplating asking a mod why you haven't been approved after a day, consider going to the audio portal front page and listening to every single song listed (that's 65 songs) and wondering if it make take them longer than you expect.

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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-02-02 06:32:49

Whenever we come across something that sounds very hi-qual, we investigate further to make sure the song ain't stolen and possibly submitted by an imposter. We have our ways to deal with these situations. ;) This is extra important when it comes to hi-qual and really good submissions, since they have a bigger chanse of getting featured on the frontpage.

We don't just reject something because it's "too high qual."


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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-02-02 14:01:30

thanks man, i was kinda wondering if it was just me , cuzi submited my new song yesturday and i was wondering when its gonna be in the portal, so thanks for the info =].


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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-02-02 19:40:51

At 2/2/09 01:37 AM, diminitive wrote:
At 2/2/09 01:32 AM, NinjaFalcon773 wrote: Do the mods, or some other alert, let you know that you passed the validation process? Or do we just have to keep checking somehow?
Just check back at your userpage every now and then. You won't get a notification.

Awesome. Thanks. Another quick question. I'm sure there is a way, but I haven't figured out how to yet. Can you clump multiple audio files into one page, instead of them being on different areas when one goes to look for them? Such as, I composed an album, and instead of them being all seperate through the audio portal, is there a way I can put all the links together and make it a neater organizational tool? If you just want to redirect me through a message on where to look and delete this post cuz it's somewhat tangenting, I'm cool with that. Thanks.

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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-02-05 09:23:20

Great info, I also was wondering if it was just me since in new to the AP.

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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-02-05 19:07:28

ive been waiting 3-4 or even 5 weeks and nothing!


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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-03-15 15:31:30

Im glad that I saw this lol I was like WTF?! :D
I only submitted yesterday so its all cool.
I just have to wait.Especially after I see people who wait for weeks at a time.
Shit.That sucks.


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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-03-15 16:37:41

At 3/15/09 03:31 PM, LoUDneSS wrote: Im glad that I saw this lol I was like WTF?! :D
I only submitted yesterday so its all cool.
I just have to wait.Especially after I see people who wait for weeks at a time.
Shit.That sucks.

Yeah, well its the best system they can come up with, and it really is tedious for the mods.... I can only imagine.


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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-03-15 16:51:57

you're approved, LoUDneSS.


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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-03-15 21:48:10

It took me a week for my first song. I took that week to make more music. You just gotta WAIT.

I notice that a lot of the people posting in this thread are low leveled low post new recruits that think they can submit a Mix of their favorite songs.

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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-03-16 05:54:09

Today I got a PM from a disappointed user that had to wait 14 days... BU-HU...
It's not the first and definitely not the last.
Also people make threads here daily about "my track didn't get approved".

This should be made sticky.

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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-03-16 07:07:50

At 3/16/09 05:54 AM, sorohanro wrote: Today I got a PM from a disappointed user that had to wait 14 days... BU-HU...
It's not the first and definitely not the last.
Also people make threads here daily about "my track didn't get approved".

This should be made sticky.

i'd prefer more audio-mods if needed, it's way better that noone ever had to read this thread at all. but we can discuss that further in the gayporn-loun.. i mean mod lounge. yes, that's what i meant.


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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-03-16 07:48:05

At 3/16/09 07:07 AM, Rucklo wrote: i'd prefer more audio-mods if needed, it's way better that noone ever had to read this thread at all.

In the http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/submit.p hp page you should just have a giant banner that announces it may take anywhere from days to months to get approved for first submissions.

As I recall my first spam submission years ago was approved instantly.

Not sure why..
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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-03-16 08:06:41

I'd like to be an audio mod. I would need to aqaint myself with the loops in garage band, but that shouldnt be too hard.

This isnt the topic though :P


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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-03-22 14:42:03

My song isn't high qual at all, it shouldn't really take that long.

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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-03-24 21:32:10

I am so very happy to have found this thread! Everywhere else I've seen the wait time referred to in generalities, so I didn't know if phrases like "it's a quick process," "as soon as they can," and "soon," meant it'd be a matter of minutes, hours, days, or weeks! Glad to finally have some sense of scale... "in most cases it takes no more than 4 days," and "your song hasn't been validated for say well over a week (think two weeks), then it may be time to send an audio-moderator a PM," are exactly what I needed to hear -- what's usual, and when it would be actually a problem. This thread should be more visible, or even better this sort of thing should be mentioned during the submission process!

Now I can go and spend the next couple days a little more productively, instead of checking the audio portal once an hour!

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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-03-25 15:21:20

At 3/16/09 05:54 AM, sorohanro wrote: This should be made sticky.

Ah, this. This is what I was trying to say.

At 3/16/09 07:48 AM, Pounce wrote:
At 3/16/09 07:07 AM, Rucklo wrote:
In the http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/submit.p hp page you should just have a giant banner that announces it may take anywhere from days to months to get approved for first submissions.

Nope, it just says "If this is your first time contributing to the Audio Portal, you will have to be approved before your submissions are made available publicly (it's a quick process)." Very vague as to the time scale; after reading that I didn't know if it'd be a matter of minutes or weeks. I guessed that it'd be a few hours, so I wasted the rest of the day checking, until I eventually found this thread and knew to cool it for a bit. Plus, it's in the fine print at the bottom that I'm sure many people don't even notice.

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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-03-25 18:24:46

Dang, should've seen this thread before I submitted my two best songs. If i'd known it could take _months_ to be approved i WOULD have actually submitted some work in progress.
Is my only solution to start a new user or can i resubmit in some other way? (assuming i don't want to spend the next month waiting)

do the mods actually pm you if they are not sure if the music is yours? i have tons of older versions of my songs that could prove i'm the original maker...

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Response to Awaiting Audio Approval? 2009-03-26 03:20:57

At 3/25/09 06:24 PM, DrBitz wrote: Dang, should've seen this thread before I submitted my two best songs. If i'd known it could take _months_ to be approved i WOULD have actually submitted some work in progress.
Is my only solution to start a new user or can i resubmit in some other way? (assuming i don't want to spend the next month waiting)

do the mods actually pm you if they are not sure if the music is yours? i have tons of older versions of my songs that could prove i'm the original maker...

you're approved

At 3/16/09 07:48 AM, Pounce wrote: In the http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/submit.p hp page you should just have a giant banner that announces it may take anywhere from days to months to get approved for first submissions.

Yeah, I agree to that, it should be more visible too. The rules to submit also needs to be brushed up and made clearer, it's not easy for new users to understand that there's some thread/newspost somewhere that holds all important info... But the info that do exist sums shit up, and in 95% of the bans, people haven't even read through that, and submit Linkin Park. Seriously, there's so many people submitting Linkin Park it stopped being hilarious ages ago. urgh.

As I recall my first spam submission years ago was approved instantly.
Not sure why..

i think mods were much more lenient back then, and possibly had less knowledge and experience of modding overall. or it could just have been a mistake. we're harder today, and have greater knowledge of what's DUPLO, what's stolen etc. Not to mention the amounts of artists that needed approval say two years ago was perhaps 5/day, now it easily can exceed 20 new/day.


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