At 6/14/08 09:25 AM, Deflektor wrote:
Isn't LJCoffee around ? I remember PMing him a bunch of MAC suggestions
This is taken from the PM that Deflektor sent me last December - these were his ideas.
-"Heaven or Hell ?" theme : As for the MAC November's "DnB versus Ambient", it includes making a duel between two genres. Contestants write their vision of Heaven or Hell (or both)
-"Battle" theme : Now THAT is a vague one. It's that simple, the contestants just write their BEST battle theme ever. I heard many battle themes in previous MACs (mostly the Pico and Castle Crashers themes). I think it would be interesting to hear different kind of battle themes. There's just a little flaw in that theme : i hardly imagine a battle theme in some genres, which puts a limit of variety.
-"Typical country music" theme : Well, basically, you choose a country (other than yours if possible), and make a music typical of that country. The problem is, i fear that soundfonts are abused on this one (there are a load of soundfonts ripped from typical music you can hear in many music, professional as amateur). It's up to the team about this one.
-"Be your own idol" theme : Now that is one i'm not sure about. The goal of this one is to make a tune in the style of your idol (or a composer or artist you like). However, taking my own example, there's some flaws here : to judge entries, you have to know about the artist the contestant chose. No offense, dude, but i don't think you know Yoshitaka Hirota, Jean-Michel Jarre, Mike Oldfield, or Gustaf Grefberg that much. You see what i mean ? Besides, only the best artists here could do something like that. But well, i still suggest this, in the case it gives you another idea.
-"Tears" theme : The contestants write something that would bring a tear, either by being utterly sad, either by being marvelously beautiful. Seeing that even that german fucker Darkside (lol, rule 10) made a sad song last year, on the MAC November 2006, i do believe this theme would work, and maybe would reveal the full talent of some artists.
-"Hapiness" theme : Basically the exact opposite of the "Tears" theme suggested above. Lots of fun with this one, me think.
-"Ng characters" theme : As for Pico, the MAC team chooses a NG character, and the contestant write something based on it. NG having lots of characters with lots of flash, i think that would be a great idea, as the flash makers would be delighted to use something made specifically for these characters.
-"NG audio artists characters" theme : This will need some of the artistic sensitivity of the contestants (and the listeners, too). Basically, the contestants write a theme for a character they imagined, and it's up to everyone listening to the songs to guess what kind of character it is. Of course, judging would be based on quality. As i said, it would bring the artistic sensitivity of everyone, because this is what we are : artists.
-"Feelings" theme : Like the one above, the contestants have to depict a particular feeling trough their music. Either choose one or two, either let the contestants choose any feeling they want.
-"Changes" theme : Contestants would have to write something different from their prominent genre(s). Taking my own example, my prominent genres are ambient and classical, meaning that every ambient or classical would be PROSCRIBED for me. It's generally obvious to see what is the prominent genre(s) of each artist, so it might work.