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[[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« on: October 12, 2020, 02:59 pm »
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I'm posting this in General instead of Announcements to make the Discorders log into the Forum for once to read it heh heh...

Anyway, we sat down on the weekend to re-listen to all the submitted tracks and rate each of them. Each of the previous ones had their highlights and much work put into them as well but after careful consideration, I think we can confidently say that this was the best of the music contests that have been held on this forum so far... You've all put in a great deal of effort into your work and it certainly shows. What it also means is that it was extremely difficult for us to choose the very best of those tracks. The quality of your music was often even beyond our expectations and the competition, especially at the top positions, was incredibly close, so we had a stalemate or two that we had to resolve.

What we especially paid attention to was how cohesive the pieces were, what feelings they evoked in relation to the theme and how much effort was seemingly put into them... and inescapably, our own personal preferences in terms of types of music - which is why our jury consisted of people with varying tastes in different genres.

And to make things DAMN hard for us - each and every one of your tracks was great in its own right! But of course, in the end Chris, Konni, MKF, Peppered, and I had to make a hard decision and draw the line somewhere. The number of submissions was an impressive 15 so we decided it is only fair that we especially distinguish the Top 7 - or what according to our ratings made up the top <50% of all entries.


So, without further ado...








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NUMBER 7
which grants a sticky thread for the track

goes to...

Benisaewsome!



ELONE - CARBON DEATH RAY 2.0 A.K.A. DIAMOND DEATH RAY

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for his delicate, melancholic journey through the depths of space








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NUMBER 6
which grants a sticky thread for the track

goes to...

Tritertitan!



Vice and the Rain - Jane Kennedy

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for his elaborate, emotional and well-sampled superhero story piece








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NUMBER 5
which grants a sticky thread for the track

goes to...

Wordigirl!

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/e17gbIyFB64" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/e17gbIyFB64</a>


for her infectiously catchy instrumental and memorable lyrics coupled with interesting vocal and sample work








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NUMBER 4
which grants a sticky thread for the track

goes to...

Elroysice!



girl lloyd - A World Of Slow Things

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for her relaxing, layered instrumental which invokes feelings of wonder and nostalgia








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And where I suppose things start to heat up even more...

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The 3rd PLACE
which grants a sticky thread for the track, custom art for a musical project of their choice and a month of Discord Nitro Classic



goes to...



Jigglypuff!



CGA // CGA - TRACK ?.?.? SIDE B

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for his ever so elaborately crafted, satisfying sonic trip down memory lane

















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The 2nd PLACE
which grants a sticky thread for the track, custom art for a musical project of their choice and a month of Discord Nitro Classic



goes to...



Proxy!



Men Playing Instruments - microsong (mmc 2020)

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for his warm, memorable and creative guitar piece

















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AND

The WINNER
who gets a sticky thread for the track, an announcement in Sploder Discord, custom art for a musical project of their choice and a month of (premium) Discord Nitro




















is...






















J0ji!



strings - Spiral into Black Grass

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for his complex, introspective, multi-layered piece inspired by the very nature of memory






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CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE!
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As this year's competition comes to a wrap, I'd like to sincerely thank each and every one of our talented participants for the incredible effort you've put into your tracks.

  • Benisaewsome
  • BlueSmoke
  • Cyx
  • Elroysice
  • Jigglypuff
  • Joji
  • NPC
  • Proxy
  • Redsavarin
  • Rocky
  • Spellmage
  • Stephenio
  • Tipperr
  • Tritertitan
  • Wordigirl

I'd like to reiterate that as much as we are happy for the winners, it was also with a heavy heart that we had to set the bar for all the great tracks, a compromise that wasn't by any means easy to come to. Please remember that our verdict is just that, the varying opinions of us 5 connected into one and smoothed out around the edges. Anyone is free to have a completely different opinion on what the best tracks are.

I'd also like to thank Chris, Konnichiha, MKF and Peppered for their time, effort and consultation during the organizing and judging of the competition.
We all hope that this whole experience was somewhat enjoyable to you and that it motivated everyone to work on what they love.

So, I don't know what the future may hold exactly for the community and I don't know who may host it yet but I hope to see yall again next year (if not sooner) for another competition like this :)
Peace!
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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 03:03 pm »
swag 8)

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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 03:07 pm »
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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 03:11 pm »
1st - 3rd wasnt surprising at all tbh but congrats every1  8)




 

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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 03:12 pm »
GG everyone
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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 03:18 pm »
I won!! thank you!!!
 

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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 03:18 pm »
This contest was really fun, and it was handled perfectly. Everyone made great stuff. I hope we can do it again sometime.
 

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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2020, 03:21 pm »
Wow, thank you for the kind words and generous placement! Congrats to all the other competitors, this was a great time and everyone made some great music. Love events like this that get people creating.

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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2020, 03:51 pm »
Congrats to everyone! Thank you all.
Sorry, Epico. :'(
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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2020, 03:56 pm »
big thanks to everyone involved. i assume the royalty checks will be sent within 3-5 business days?
 

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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2020, 04:50 pm »
Congrats everyone! ;D




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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2020, 05:17 pm »
Actually, this isn't entirely the end of all things Competition-related yet! Some of the things that we still have up our sleeves for the near future:
  • A sticky schedule for the winning tracks (think EGD featuring schedule, to avoid clutter)
  • The custom art for the top 3 tracks
  • A possible collaborative EP project including most of the top tracks... Stay tuned!
















 

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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2020, 06:38 pm »
A possible collaborative EP project including most of the top tracks... Stay tuned!
Ohohoho  8)

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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2020, 07:48 pm »
gg
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I also love video games and I'm probably working on my own indie game too. I hope I get to finish someday though.

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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2020, 03:05 am »
this was a ton of fun and everyones entries were amazing, i really hope this becomes a regular thing
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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2020, 07:18 am »
Only Top 7? What about us


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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2020, 12:45 pm »
 :-[
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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2020, 12:58 pm »
Only Top 7? What about us
To be honest, we chose to reveal the top half of the entries (the number was odd so we chose the smaller part, 7/15) so as to balance out giving recognition to as many tracks as we could with not "stigmatizing" any of those who came at the bottom.

I admit it's not a perfect solution and I'm sorry if you're disappointed about it... I can't speak for someone else but if anyone wants to know what score I gave their track I'd be glad to respond in a private message.
















 

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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2020, 01:03 pm »
In regards to the sticky threads I think what we're gonna do is sticky each of the top 7 tracks along with a comment for a week (one after another) starting Monday with the 1st place and going down.
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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2020, 01:52 pm »
Idc if I got last place, just tell me what place I got haha.
 

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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2020, 04:04 am »
To be honest, we chose to reveal the top half of the entries (the number was odd so we chose the smaller part, 7/15) so as to balance out giving recognition to as many tracks as we could with not "stigmatizing" any of those who came at the bottom.

I admit it's not a perfect solution and I'm sorry if you're disappointed about it... I can't speak for someone else but if anyone wants to know what score I gave their track I'd be glad to respond in a private message.

lol but I was sure that I was not gonna get anywhere near the Top 7 meaning I entered to see where I'd actually place below


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« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2020, 04:09 am »
lol but I was sure that I was not gonna get anywhere near the Top 7 meaning I entered to see where I'd actually place below
I really loved yours! I like to do clean parody covers myself and yours was packed with so much nostalgia. <3
Sorry, Epico. :'(
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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2020, 04:12 am »
I really loved yours! I like to do clean parody covers myself and yours was packed with so much nostalgia. <3

yeah but it had bad quality and was rushed


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« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2020, 08:09 am »
yeah but it had bad quality and was rushed
it wasn't that bad.
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« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2020, 05:10 pm »
Im curious to how the judging was done
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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2020, 10:19 pm »
i hope another competition is hosted soon
I love music and I make music too.
I also love video games and I'm probably working on my own indie game too. I hope I get to finish someday though.

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Re: [[ MUSIC MAKING COMPETITION ]] Results Announcement
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2020, 04:34 am »
Im curious to how the judging was done
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