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Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-10-31 22:21:11 Reply

Sincerest apologies for the late result! A lot going on, but enough whining, let's get this show on the road! This MAC was MAD hard to judge, i'm not going to lie. I think most the judges will agree with me when I say

"well dayuuuuum."

There was a LOT of really great submissions this time around. Really. Really hard to choose the winners, and truth be told a subjective theme opens doors to subjective results, but I was very surprised at how united the judges seemed this time around, and I agree with them. With that I think we were all somewhat on the same wavelength on judging.

I personally looked not only at unique elements, song structure as well, but a good deal at production as well.

So here they are!

  • Icarus - Dream of Flight
    Icarus - Dream of Flight by sorohanro

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    Score
    4.17 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    294 Views
  • MAC8 - Soar into the Horizon
    MAC8 - Soar into the Horizon by MusicalSerenity

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    Score
    4.21 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Ambient
    Popularity
    118 Views
  • Our Dreams [MAC8]
    Our Dreams [MAC8] by Dj-Immune

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    Score
    4.22 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    5,331 Views
  • ==(Cloudclimber)==
    ==(Cloudclimber)== by SBB

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    Score
    4.32 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Ambient
    Popularity
    798 Views
  • We Dream to Fly
    We Dream to Fly by Bosa

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    Score
    4.09 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    213 Views
  • Mac8 - First Flight
    Mac8 - First Flight by SinJim

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    Score
    4.19 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    607 Views
  • Solus- Cast Off
    Solus- Cast Off by SolusLunes

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    Score
    4.23 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    601 Views
  • Aeronautics
    Aeronautics by Quarl

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    Score
    4.13 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Drum N Bass
    Popularity
    288 Views
  • At The Crack Of Dawn
    At The Crack Of Dawn by Zero123Music

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    Score
    4.15 / 5.00
    Type
    Loop
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    101 Views
  • .happy thoughts.
    .happy thoughts. by VegetarianMeat

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    Score
    4.31 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Ambient
    Popularity
    298 Views

Winners please pm Bob for your rewards! Happy Halloween to everybody, thanks for contributing and making it worthwhile!

Work well done lads.

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-10-31 22:22:40 Reply

YAY SOROHANRO WON :D
Congrats to all! May your prizes be filled with lulz.


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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-10-31 22:23:31 Reply

Congratulations sorohanro and all of the other winners!


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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-10-31 22:27:02 Reply

Congrats sorohanro and to all the other winners!

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-10-31 22:29:02 Reply

At 10/31/08 10:23 PM, MJTTOMB wrote: Congratulations sorohanro and all of the other winners!
At 10/31/08 10:27 PM, TheNossinator wrote: Congrats sorohanro and to all the other winners!

I just realised how similar these two are...
My bad.

Also...I DON'T SEE RIG UP THERE! YOU ARE BREAKING YOUR OWN RULES!

Again, congrats to all involved, especially teh winrars.

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-10-31 22:33:38 Reply

OH! So here they are ^^'

Mmmm nice, but at least I was expecting to see some trance winning... only ambient and classical tracks won the first places : /

Thats a bit unfair dont you think...there were some really good trance entries like JohnnyFrizz's Believe Again and Neodrummer's Airless Gravity ^^

Links?

  • Believe Again (Original Mix)
    Believe Again (Original Mix) by JohnnyFrizz

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    Score
    4.36 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Trance
    Popularity
    375 Views
  • Airless Gravity (OM)
    Airless Gravity (OM) by Neodrummer

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    Score
    4.41 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Trance
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    5,247 Views

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-10-31 22:42:57 Reply

congrats to everyone.


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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-10-31 22:50:03 Reply

I honestly don't know the reasoning behind the judge scores per judge. I trust their opinions. Like I said a subjective MAC like this opens doors to subjective opinions. I was honestly expecting to lose entire days on trying to find the middle ground between completely polar judge results but this wasn't the case.

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-10-31 22:58:10 Reply

At 10/31/08 10:33 PM, AndreaDigita wrote: OH! So here they are ^^'

Mmmm nice, but at least I was expecting to see some trance winning... only ambient and classical tracks won the first places : /

Thats a bit unfair dont you think...there were some really good trance entries like JohnnyFrizz's Believe Again and Neodrummer's Airless Gravity ^^

Links?
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/1 80060
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/1 80871

I agree with Andrea and also I noticed the first places were really short songs, not even longer than 3 mins! Think about it, the artists that made 6, 7 or 8 minute songs worked their asses out to get those tracks done perfecting and mastering them when the ones that won could have putted more effort on their entries.....(for example in my opinion the second place was an extremely repetitive song).

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-10-31 23:03:57 Reply


I agree with Andrea and also I noticed the first places were really short songs, not even longer than 3 mins! Think about it, the artists that made 6, 7 or 8 minute songs worked their asses out to get those tracks done perfecting and mastering them when the ones that won could have putted more effort on their entries.....(for example in my opinion the second place was an extremely repetitive song).

lol, i'm one of those that made a 6 - 7 minute long song.... i didn't even make the top 10..... ouch.... oh well, there is always next months mac.

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-10-31 23:07:34 Reply

At 10/31/08 11:03 PM, RenoakRhythm wrote: lol, i'm one of those that made a 6 - 7 minute long song.... i didn't even make the top 10..... ouch.... oh well, there is always next months mac.

)

Thats what Im saying, it seems like Trance was just removed from the competition : /

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-10-31 23:17:15 Reply

At 10/31/08 11:07 PM, ZooSafari wrote:
At 10/31/08 11:03 PM, RenoakRhythm wrote: lol, i'm one of those that made a 6 - 7 minute long song.... i didn't even make the top 10..... ouch.... oh well, there is always next months mac.

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Thats what Im saying, it seems like Trance was just removed from the competition : /

Guys, quit your bitchin'. I'm disappointed that I'm not on the top 10 list (again...) but seriously, complaining about song length and genre? I don't think the judges were biassed against trance, obviously, Maestro accepts their judgement, so I don't see why you should disagree with the results. Judging is about the songs themselves, not the genres or length. Who's to say that a person creating a classical or ambient work doesn't put in MORE effort in their less-than-three-minute song than the perfect mcperfect person who made the 7 minute trance song.
If you don't like the results, do something other than complain, I recommend either shutting up, going away or stepping up to the plate and judging a MAC in the future. It's an insult to the judges, and it's an insult to every single person who competed in this competition.
Good day, sir.
>:(


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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-10-31 23:29:53 Reply

Also, front page audio is updated.

2 fast 4 u maestro! =P

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-10-31 23:36:11 Reply

I hope to have no come off as complaining... big congrats to all the winners.


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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-11-01 00:15:25 Reply

At 10/31/08 11:17 PM, WritersBlock wrote: Good day, sir.
>:(

I lolled so very hard.

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-11-01 00:49:40 Reply

Rig, you have lied to me for the last time. >:(

On topic, however, congratz to the winners. There were some excellent submissions in there! :D

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-11-01 00:53:44 Reply

At least I got top 10. Congrats to the winners.

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-11-01 01:03:09 Reply

Congrats guys. Definitely a tough one to judge. Thanks to the judges and Maestro for dealin' with all the BS.

~SinJim

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-11-01 01:11:16 Reply

Really depressing I didn't even make top 10.. But you win some and you lose some I guess. Congrats to you folks who won! Wish the best of luck to ya.

-Nate


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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-11-01 02:30:36 Reply

I assume those results are ordered from 1st place to 10th place winner right? Sweet. I get to skip the CRUEL, OH SO CRUEL mockery!!

And I must say, I expected sorohanro to win from I heard the first few seconds for the first time. Congrats!!

At 10/31/08 11:17 PM, Neodrummer wrote: people just dont like Progressive trance on newgrounds

LOL

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-11-01 03:03:40 Reply

Wow guys ... just wow ... is like ... my first icecream. A BIG thanx and congrats to everyone who was in, I fav'ed several of this MAC submissions.

At 10/31/08 10:22 PM, Rig wrote: YAY SOROHANRO WON :D
Congrats to all! May your prizes be filled with lulz.

Hey, you found out before me ... :)) well, for now my prize is filled with ... jammed nose and caughin' ... I have a cold ...

At 10/31/08 10:23 PM, MJTTOMB wrote: Congratulations sorohanro and all of the other winners!
At 10/31/08 10:27 PM, TheNossinator wrote: Congrats sorohanro and to all the other winners!

%u0415%u0440%u0444%u0442%u0447 ... oh, fuck, my keyboard turned Russian ... I meant Thanx
Well, thanx again, to judges, Maestro, Newgrounds and SolusLunes for finding an inspiring photo. I'm glad to see on the list some of my favorites ... I'm repeating myself ...

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-11-01 03:51:21 Reply

I don't really think Trance fit the picture accordingly, but what do I know! I GOT 3RD, dont listen to me :P

Let's see my First MAC I got 1st Place, this is my Second MAC and I get 3rd Place.

I'm honored :)

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-11-01 04:11:47 Reply

btw, whitch Bob are we supposed to PM ?

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-11-01 04:37:13 Reply

AH DAMNIT! For the second MAC in a row I waited to long to send in my votes!

Congrats guys 8-]. Glad to see Quarl's submission made the list...hehe.

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-11-01 04:42:45 Reply

At 10/31/08 10:58 PM, ZooSafari wrote:
I agree with Andrea and also I noticed the first places were really short songs, not even longer than 3 mins! Think about it, the artists that made 6, 7 or 8 minute songs worked their asses out to get those tracks done perfecting and mastering them when the ones that won could have putted more effort on their entries.....(for example in my opinion the second place was an extremely repetitive song).

The amount of effort put into a song will never equate to how "good" the song will be. And while the trance submissions, albeit good, may be twice as long as the classical submissions that placed, trance generally uses multiple patterns that loop over while in a classical composition each instrument's part is carefully put together note by note. More importantly, do these submissions work with the imagery that you were given compared to those genres that placed?

Keep at it!

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-11-01 05:03:24 Reply

Congrats to the winners!
And good going, The Whiners too, you guys are awesome! Keep tr...crying, I feed off of Internet tears, so you guys make me strong! <3


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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-11-01 05:30:33 Reply

At 11/1/08 04:11 AM, sorohanro wrote: btw, whitch Bob are we supposed to PM ?

bob

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-11-01 07:58:10 Reply

Cockrats to everyone! ;D


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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-11-01 08:15:15 Reply

At 11/1/08 05:30 AM, SBB wrote:
At 11/1/08 04:11 AM, sorohanro wrote: btw, whitch Bob are we supposed to PM ?
bob

Thanx, as you can see, I'm a little bit clumsy finding things/people.

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Response to Mac8 FiF Results! 2008-11-01 09:26:17 Reply

At 11/1/08 05:03 AM, Rucklo wrote: Congrats to the winners!
And good going, The Whiners too, you guys are awesome! Keep tr...crying, I feed off of Internet tears, so you guys make me strong! <3

Hey, it's Ruckles! The MAC mascot. Good to see you popping in from time to time.
The tears may be good for you, but I fear they're slowly killimg Maestro...

At 10/31/08 11:36 PM, RenoakRhythm wrote: I hope to have no come off as complaining... big congrats to all the winners.

Not at all. I have my own bitterness about not being listed in the top ten, you didn't harp on about the genres or the judging. :)
I should offer my own congratulations and also mention that the winners of this competition are very skilled musicians, and to hint that they didn't deserve their places, well that just gets on my nerves. Congratulations to the winners and runners up, enjoy your well deserved prizes.


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