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WELCOME TO THE TWENTY-SEVENTH OFFICIAL NAC!
The NAC Team and @TomFulp is pleased to bring you March theme: Au NatuRave Party!
Au NatuRave Party? But what does that mean Chron?
Well, here is how it works:
Basically it's a pretty simple concept. Since these NACs haven't been done for a very long time and the userbase isn't what it used to be - the first few nacs will focus on simple concepts aimed at elevating talent and offering improvement to better the userbase.
The theme of this contest will be using sounds of nature, generally birds, barnyard animals whatever, in your song but make it a dance rave type song - bonus points if you use ambiance songs from ngs or if you record your own animal ambiance - for eg. if you record yourself quacking or even saying "quack" as notes in the songs, kinda like a donkey kong song with the monkey hoots in the bg - it'll qualify! It'll be a silly contest :P
Do whatever! Make woofs into dubstep beats if you like! You could make a dogs vs cats song! BAOOORM BERM BAAAARRMMM W-W-W-W-W-W-WOOFWOOFWOOFWOOF BAOOORM BERM BAAAARRMMM MEOW MOEW-M-M-M-M-M-M-M-MEWMEWMEWMEOW
lol I dunno.. just make it silly and surprise me.
Pretty simple for this one - use your imagination! As long as its somehow animal related (and NO to using synths to make pretend animal noises - either find them off the net or record them yourselves - or if you have like an animals vst or something that's fine, as long as they SOUND like animals or recognizable in some form.)
We are looking for silly for this contest - silly but well produced. I want to stress that these are lighthearted contests on a site that is supposed to be used for fun an entertainment. Remember that the internet is NOT srs bsns :)
(added that last one cuz of the dog sounds in the bg which are actually part of the game but I always thought they were part of the song as a kid hehe)
Here are some ambiance resources from newgrounds you can utilize:
and here are just some examples of people who have done silly corny animal recordings themselves:
I honestly couldn't find that many examples lol.. not that I looked very hard. Feel free to make some so we have examples in the future lol..
Covers and Remixes
Not allowed for this contest. We wanna see what you are capable of doing :)
Not required at all for this contest, but if you wanna add them that's cool :P - this contest is focused more on sounds than vocals. If you do use them however, remember:
1) They are not sampled from copyrighted recordings.
2) They are 100% your own recording and creation (or someone who has given you permission)
3) You can ask another artist or group to provide vocals, as long as all material is newly created for your submission, and you provide the details of the vocalist(s), who they are.
Instruments & Collabbing
Recordings of instruments are great! If you do kudos to you! Recording of vocals is super great too. As a result if someone assists you with vocals you may include them as part of your song - just make sure to mention them in your song description. The prize however will only go to the user that submitted the song.
All tracks must be in by the deadline. Please check your Newgrounds in-boxes regularly. If you have a problem with reaching the deadlines, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will review your case.
Submissions must not contain any material deemed offensive.
AND NO SUBMITTING MUSIC THAT WASN'T MADE DURING THE MONTH OF THE CONTEST!
and if I missed any rule and you are unsure - please look through previous month's NAC threads - all rules have been listed at some point or other, or in the nac discussion thread. I don't have to answer your questions as all has been addressed at some point or other. Use some initiative!
Last but not least, remember to have fun! Don't get too competitive and/or elitist, or I may have to bash some heads! :P