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PSA: Portfolio threads 2016-07-31 06:03:32


As you may have noticed, it is okay (and welcomed) to make threads in the audio forum where you post your own music.

However, we'd like to maintain a standard of quality for these types of threads, so people don't just spend 30 seconds making a thread called "Check out my music", drop in a link, and never return. The following are some guidelines for making and maintaining a good portfolio thread:

- Include your name in the topic title: The tried and true format is "<name>'s music thread"
- Talk a little bit about yourself and your music style in the opening post, perhaps discuss your musical background and what you use to make music. This can be helpful to other aspiring artists,
- Include a few tracks you've posted on Newgrounds (I think ~3 would be a sensible minimum for starting a portfolio thread.)
- When posting newly completed tracks in the thread later, talk a little bit about them instead of just dumping the link.
- Only start a portfolio thread if you have work to show off that is on Newgrounds.
- You do not need to be scouted to make a portfolio thread.

The main idea is that a portfolio chronicles your journey in music, while inviting feedback from your peers.


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Response to PSA: Portfolio threads 2016-11-05 18:05:54 (edited 2016-11-05 18:11:36)


Name: Sondre Drakensson, producer for CC Score production music library (2012, 2016)

I started composing Ambient music in 2010 in Cubase simply because i was bored. Then suddently in 2011 i got a mail from a guy who had featured my melody in his short Thriller film "How May i Help You?" developed for UNICA Youth Exchange in Luxembourg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8kFapnUBz0
This made me realize that even though my music "sucked" there was actually an audience for it out there.
Fast forward to 2016, after being a music supervisor for the games i make, with main focus on trailer music style and the iconic epic noisy orchestral type, i decided i wanted to do that as well.
I started with simple HQ soundfonts, all from EastWest, Roland, Florestan and Sonatina wich i found here:
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1200140
and yes these soundfonts are legal, they have been offered directly from their engineers and designers
and the EastWest sounds were published through their free/demo offer.
Unless.........the poster is lying xD

Examples of work:
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/710584 (features hollywood-quality strings by Mick Gordon from Doom)
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/710848 (pre-composed hip-hop beat with legato SuperOrchestra strings)
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/711195 (silent hill-ish dark industrial loop)

The last track linked here is part of a new series we are making as part of our free non-commercial Creative-Commons production music library.

If you got more questions or need better understanding, please quote me or contact me

For the full library check out my soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/sondredrakensson

Response to PSA: Portfolio threads 2016-11-07 04:59:42


At 11/5/16 06:05 PM, Drakensson wrote: Name: Sondre Drakensson, producer for CC Score production music library (2012, 2016)

The idea is to post this as a new forum topic, not in this topic.


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Response to PSA: Portfolio threads 2016-11-29 09:58:10


It's been a while since my last visit to the audio forums and I saw the threads before this thread and I got to say, I was never more triggered in my life with where the fuck the mods were.


Just lurking...

Response to PSA: Portfolio threads 2016-11-29 10:10:40


At 11/29/16 09:58 AM, Vultyrex wrote: It's been a while since my last visit to the audio forums and I saw the threads before this thread and I got to say, I was never more triggered in my life with where the fuck the mods were.

Haha; portfolio threads have been around for a fair while before this sticky was added, so it must've been a good long while indeed. :)


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Response to PSA: Portfolio threads 2017-03-21 17:25:01


could we do this with un scouted art?


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Response to PSA: Portfolio threads 2017-03-21 17:29:08


At 3/21/17 05:25 PM, WhatDidiJustSee wrote: could we do this with un scouted art?

If you mean audio, certainly, it may even help you get scouted by the added exposure to your work.


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Response to PSA: Portfolio threads 2017-07-11 17:04:02


in the rules, you say we must have content on newgrounds in order to make a portfolio thread, but what if i have a couple of soundcloud tracks mixed in with the newgrounds tracks so i can show off remixes and other content i normally wouldnt be able to put on newgrounds normally?

Response to PSA: Portfolio threads 2017-07-11 17:09:18


At 7/11/17 05:04 PM, MrSmash64 wrote: in the rules, you say we must have content on newgrounds in order to make a portfolio thread, but what if i have a couple of soundcloud tracks mixed in with the newgrounds tracks so i can show off remixes and other content i normally wouldnt be able to put on newgrounds normally?

That's fine, I'd say so long as the majority remains on NG-hosted stuff.


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Response to PSA: Portfolio threads 2018-07-10 12:26:48


very good tips. thank you

Response to PSA: Portfolio threads 2018-08-25 17:19:29


This seems like a really good idea. I've already seen it happen. Like @Troisnyx's Audio Thread. I might make one myself.


You got dat?

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