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June Contest: Gossip

DrApostropheX
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Postby DrApostropheX; Sat May 27, 2017 11:00 am June Contest: Gossip

Another new month is coming up quick!

How did people feel about lifting the 3-minute duration restriction this time around?

And for next month would people like something more thematic in nature or more structural (like only compose in super-Locrian modes or something)?
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Laguna Rising
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Postby Laguna Rising; Sat May 27, 2017 11:44 am Re: June Contest: Gossip

Well, I don't care too much about the length...

I like the idea of a somehow restricting theme, it makes the composing more daring and sometimes I get unpredictable results... :hihi:
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donkey tugger
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Postby donkey tugger; Sat May 27, 2017 12:07 pm Re: June Contest: Gossip

Having managed to break two bones in my fingers on my right hand (by falling up a massive flight of 3 steps :ud: ), what about manual note entry only - no controller keyboards/guitars/drums. :hihi: Bring everyone down to my level.. :x
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folderol
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Postby folderol; Mon May 29, 2017 11:16 am Re: June Contest: Gossip

How about going the other extreme?
I seem to remember we used to have a 2 minute time slot once. What about really pushing the boundary and having to make your point in just 1 minute :scared: :help:
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Mister Natural
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Postby Mister Natural; Mon May 29, 2017 5:56 pm Re: June Contest: Gossip

donkey tugger wrote:Having managed to break two bones in my fingers on my right hand (by falling up a massive flight of 3 steps :ud: ), what about manual note entry only - no controller keyboards/guitars/drums. :hihi: Bring everyone down to my level.. :x

OUCH !

Get better
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Mister Natural
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Postby Mister Natural; Mon May 29, 2017 5:57 pm Re: June Contest: Gossip

How about only processed vocals . . . ?
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Postby Hellfog; Tue May 30, 2017 3:39 am Re: June Contest: Gossip

Mister Natural wrote:How about only processed vocals . . . ?



You mean a track Only with Vocals, no instrument?
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Mister Natural
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Postby Mister Natural; Tue May 30, 2017 5:37 am Re: June Contest: Gossip

yeah fog, I'm suggesting a piece made with only vocal samples(processed or not) as instruments . . .
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Postby Hellfog; Tue May 30, 2017 6:20 am Re: June Contest: Gossip

MN:

Sounds like fun.
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donkey tugger
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Postby donkey tugger; Tue May 30, 2017 9:44 am Re: June Contest: Gossip

folderol wrote:How about going the other extreme?
I seem to remember we used to have a 2 minute time slot once. What about really pushing the boundary and having to make your point in just 1 minute :scared: :help:


Being a really old bastard, I remember when the contest started (think I entered the second month) and limit was 30 seconds for quite a while. This was of course in the days of dial-up (nice title for a song... :hihi: ). Really made you plan what you were writing, or not, as my first entry was some random shite called, 'get the pies'.
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donkey tugger
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Postby donkey tugger; Tue May 30, 2017 9:46 am Re: June Contest: Gossip

Mister Natural wrote:
donkey tugger wrote:Having managed to break two bones in my fingers on my right hand (by falling up a massive flight of 3 steps :ud: ), what about manual note entry only - no controller keyboards/guitars/drums. :hihi: Bring everyone down to my level.. :x

OUCH !

Get better


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rollasoc
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Postby rollasoc; Wed May 31, 2017 8:10 am Re: June Contest: Gossip

donkey tugger wrote:Being a really old bastard, I remember when the contest started (think I entered the second month) and limit was 30 seconds for quite a while. This was of course in the days of dial-up (nice title for a song... :hihi: ). Really made you plan what you were writing, or not, as my first entry was some random shite called, 'get the pies'.


I remember doing one 30 second piece a long time ago and several 2 minute ones.

I like the 3 minute rule, since it limits the amount of time it takes to listen to all the entries (when I have time to enter, which isn't often enough).
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Postby Hellfog; Wed May 31, 2017 9:01 am Re: June Contest: Gossip

I was hoping that June contest was up today.
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donkey tugger
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Postby donkey tugger; Wed May 31, 2017 9:15 am Re: June Contest: Gossip

rollasoc wrote:
donkey tugger wrote:Being a really old bastard, I remember when the contest started (think I entered the second month) and limit was 30 seconds for quite a while. This was of course in the days of dial-up (nice title for a song... :hihi: ). Really made you plan what you were writing, or not, as my first entry was some random shite called, 'get the pies'.


I remember doing one 30 second piece a long time ago and several 2 minute ones.

I like the 3 minute rule, since it limits the amount of time it takes to listen to all the entries (when I have time to enter, which isn't often enough).


I can understand though that for some it's a bit limiting; for me 5 minutes is an epic, for some it's their intro. I do think it would be good to do a really short one again though at some point.
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skipscada
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Postby skipscada; Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:52 am Re: June Contest: Gossip

Looked in to see what's going on around here and I'm a bit puzzled to see the theme for June isn't up yet.

If there's a shortage of ideas, remember there was a list of suggestions in an earlier thread.

As for the other things that have been discussed, FWIW I like the 3 minute time limit. Too short? Make a "radio edit" for the contest and make a longer version for yourself and you fans.

I also like other limitations. I tend to get blank page syndrome, and experiments are fun.

To give the contest a bit more direction and purpose and fun, I suggest (expecting to be ignored or tut-tutted) the following every month:

A theme, preferably of current interest (e.g. summer, covfefe, pollen allergy, Twin Peaks)
A limitation (e.g. no bass drum, no chords, no reverb)
An obligatory element (e.g. dialogue from a specific film, bassoon, modulated filtering, tape start)
An obligatory freeware plugin (after all the raison d'etre of KVR is to promote and encourage the use of audio software)

All self-policed, based on the honour principle. Not convinced another contestant has followed the rules? Don't vote for her/him.
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