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MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY

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Welcome to the first annual CHIPS CACAOPHONY, a multi-round music contest to test your mettle as a musician!

To sign up, make a post on this thread! Also, fill this out if you can.

* What is it: A 5 (+3)-round music competition, open to all!
* When does it start: Round 1 starts March 3, 2018.
* Where is it: You'll post tracks on Chips Compo for reasons of anonymity. You may submit your tracks on NG after!
* Length: The main rounds are 9 days (weekend to weekend). The bonus rounds are 5 days. The final round is 2 weeks. The entire compo will be about 2 months long!
* Judges: everyone who participated votes. Additionally, a panel of "official" judges will have stronger votes.
* Entries will be anonymized until the round ends.


Come join music competitions on Chips Compo and hang on our Discord!

Good artists copy. Great artists get banned from the Audio Portal.

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ROUNDS

Your goal in the CACAOPHONY is to write amazing original music, qualify into the final round, and win!

The way that you qualify is to score over 100 points in the qualification rounds.

In the qualifications rounds, you’ll write a song. Once the deadline is up, everyone will listen and vote on everyone’s songs. I will announce the results after the deadline is over, and the top 15 or so scorers will receive points based on how well they did.

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ROUND ORDER:

Main Round 1 (3/3 - 3/11)
Bonus Round! (3/12 - 3/16)
Main Round 2 (3/17 - 3/25)
Bonus Round! 2 (3/26 - 3/30)
Qualification round 3 (3/31 - 4/8)
Bonus Round! 3 (4/9 - 4/13)

Final (Bonus) Round (4/16-4/19)
FINAL ROUND (4/12-5/5) (two weeks!)

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ROUND TYPES

There are two types of rounds:

1. NORMAL rounds. Weekend to weekend rounds where you write any unique piece of music. These give the majority of your points and will be the meat and potatoes of the Cacaophony.

2. BONUS rounds. These will be short (5 or less days) and will require you to write music with weird rules. For example, maybe you'll have to write a piece that's the same forwards and backwards, or a piece that only uses white noise for percussion, or maybe something totally different! The actual rules won't be announced until the start of the bonus round.

You do not need to participate in every round! If you’re busy, or need a break, you can skip out without penalty.

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FAQ

Are collabs allowed? YES, up to two people!

Can I submit 500 songs? No.

Can I use an old project, or borrow a melody, or... All songs must be original and made from scratch! Evidence of the contrary will be a DQ!

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As usual, commence posting stupid spam hype posts in this thread.

To see the full details, see my news post.


Come join music competitions on Chips Compo and hang on our Discord!

Good artists copy. Great artists get banned from the Audio Portal.

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Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-01-23 19:35:04


It's unclear at this point whether or not I'll personally be able to participate but literally every musician reading this thread should totally join— it's going to be super fun!!! a̶n̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶t̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶c̶u̶t̶t̶h̶r̶o̶a̶t̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶c̶o̶u̶r̶s̶e̶


"what if, when you die, you go to a great mayonnaise city in the sky, where dark lord mayo rules over all." -stardew, 1/1/2018

Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-01-23 19:38:03


Sign me up!

Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-01-23 19:46:10


GAH


hey man, you uh you got something on your face right there, lemme just... ok, there we go, MUCH better, you are looking GOOD AS NEW

Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-01-23 19:49:10


I'm a regular newgrounds user what is chips


https://soundcloud.com/alias_hallow

I hang around on chips compo mostly

Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-01-23 19:50:19


"Evidence of the contrary will be a DQ!"

I thought you said it was a permaban


hey man, you uh you got something on your face right there, lemme just... ok, there we go, MUCH better, you are looking GOOD AS NEW


agh I'm so excited!

Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-01-23 21:16:43


wait so does this mean i CANT submit all star remixes every round or

Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-01-23 21:59:21


At 1/23/18 09:16 PM, LunacyEcho wrote: wait so does this mean i CANT submit all star remixes every round or

:’(

Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-01-23 22:14:06


At 1/23/18 07:50 PM, 1f1n1ty wrote: "Evidence of the contrary will be a DQ!"

I thought you said it was a permaban

It depends how egregious it is. If it's a small accident it might be a DQ. Anything intentional or worse is definitely a ban.


Come join music competitions on Chips Compo and hang on our Discord!

Good artists copy. Great artists get banned from the Audio Portal.

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Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-01-24 02:08:37


Hmmmm you said about rounds and about rules..
But doesn't say about tracks..
What kind tracks need to be create? Chiptune or what style?
Any Length? Any Genre? Any style? Etc?

And what a prize? ;)

Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-01-24 11:46:20


At 1/24/18 02:08 AM, pit80 wrote: What kind tracks need to be create? Chiptune or what style?
Any Length? Any Genre? Any style? Etc?

For the QUALIFICATION ROUNDS, any type of track is good!

For the BONUS ROUNDS, there will be specific requirements on the type of track.

rewards or prizes

I might give a small reward to the winner/runners up, but I don't want that to be the focus! The focus is making good music, of course!!!


Come join music competitions on Chips Compo and hang on our Discord!

Good artists copy. Great artists get banned from the Audio Portal.

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Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-01-24 14:39:32


oooh this sounds fun! i'll take a swing at it!

Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-01-31 02:43:53


CACOPHONY I'M IN! DID SOMEONE SAY CACOPHONY?


if you want some bass of mine click here https://testuser472.newgrounds.com/audio

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Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-02-01 23:29:30


SHITOPHONY!

caca means shit in french in case anyone wondering

I have no one style.

- Oscar Peterson

Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-02-16 01:26:53


IN.

...And might I add how utterly sexy JohnFM is? Just putting it out there...

Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-02-16 10:06:03


At 2/16/18 01:26 AM, Ceevro wrote: IN.

...And might I add how utterly sexy JohnFM is? Just putting it out there...

oh... oh my! :3

hey waait why is this johnfm guy always stealing my spotlight!!!

Come join music competitions on Chips Compo and hang on our Discord!

Good artists copy. Great artists get banned from the Audio Portal.

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#@%^ IT AYE
I'M IN

Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-02-18 17:26:44


I'll sign up only to not submit anything


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Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-02-20 09:58:42


At 2/18/18 05:26 PM, MegaSphere wrote: I'll sign up only to not submit anything

Yeah but TBAP does


I have no one style.

- Oscar Peterson

Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-02-24 02:51:29


Alrighty, this sounds like fun. My first NG competition.

Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-02-24 05:46:21


At 2/1/18 11:29 PM, I0TA wrote: SHITOPHONY!

caca means shit in french in case anyone wondering

Ahahahahahahahah !
Caca.
I frankly find the french word funnier than the english one.
Oh wait ! Poo is not bad at all actually.

This... shitty monologue means that I’m in. Prepare your anus.


Wow !

Okay.

Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-02-24 16:30:56


hello
get ready
I am in

- not crankshaft (perhaps)

Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-02-25 10:04:37


CACAOPHONY HYPE!!!!!!!!

MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY


hey man, you uh you got something on your face right there, lemme just... ok, there we go, MUCH better, you are looking GOOD AS NEW

Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-03-01 20:34:03


uh I have a question you muscular man :)
It’s been a while since all my compositions are connected between one another, as they’re all part of the same ensemble (it’s movie themes and sometimes, two different tracks are made for the same movie).
Is it all right if I expect to include a small melody that I have already used in another track ? The part with this melody will be 10-20 seconds I think, and it will not be the main melody nor the main part of the track. And I think that melody will not be exactly the same.
By the way, hype.


Wow !

Okay.


At 3/1/18 08:34 PM, MysteriousPresence wrote: uh I have a question you muscular man :)
It’s been a while since all my compositions are connected between one another, as they’re all part of the same ensemble (it’s movie themes and sometimes, two different tracks are made for the same movie).
Is it all right if I expect to include a small melody that I have already used in another track ? The part with this melody will be 10-20 seconds I think, and it will not be the main melody nor the main part of the track. And I think that melody will not be exactly the same.
By the way, hype.

Good question! It really depends a lot on how fundamental the melody is to the piece. If it's just a little cameo or something, that's okay, but if it's like the main melody of the piece, that's a problem! We encourage you to try to keep your pieces completely original. If you can't a small reference, you might want to clear it with a judge first. We don't want to have to penalize you.

BTW HYPE!!!!!!!!

Come join music competitions on Chips Compo and hang on our Discord!

Good artists copy. Great artists get banned from the Audio Portal.

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Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-03-02 05:02:00


At 3/2/18 01:32 AM, johnfn wrote:
At 3/1/18 08:34 PM, MysteriousPresence wrote: uh I have a question you muscular man :)
It’s been a while since all my compositions are connected between one another, as they’re all part of the same ensemble (it’s movie themes and sometimes, two different tracks are made for the same movie).
Is it all right if I expect to include a small melody that I have already used in another track ? The part with this melody will be 10-20 seconds I think, and it will not be the main melody nor the main part of the track. And I think that melody will not be exactly the same.
By the way, hype.
Good question! It really depends a lot on how fundamental the melody is to the piece. If it's just a little cameo or something, that's okay, but if it's like the main melody of the piece, that's a problem! We encourage you to try to keep your pieces completely original. If you can't a small reference, you might want to clear it with a judge first. We don't want to have to penalize you.

BTW HYPE!!!!!!!!

Oh great ! =3
Yes it will be a cameo, the main melody of the track will be something very different. By the way, what I expect to do is pretty unique I think, it will be pretty different from what we are used to hear in the Audio Portal, and that’s something I’m happy with ! :p

(!? EPYH eht leef lla ew naC)


Wow !

Okay.


THE FIRST ROUND HAS BEGUN!!!!!!!

https://chipscompo.com/cacaophony

Even if you haven't heard of this at all before and didn't sign up, you can still submit a piece!

Good luck!!!


Come join music competitions on Chips Compo and hang on our Discord!

Good artists copy. Great artists get banned from the Audio Portal.

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Response to MUSIC COMPETITION: CHIPS CACAOPHONY 2018-03-11 17:47:08


Holy crap, Round 1 is sick.

Too sick.

https://chipscompo.com/compo/44


hey man, you uh you got something on your face right there, lemme just... ok, there we go, MUCH better, you are looking GOOD AS NEW