April Contest: Gossip

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DrApostropheX
KVRAF
1957 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from Nearish Detroit, MI

Post Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:08 am

It's time to start thinking about next month's contest! I was thinking of something super duper "formal" for next month. Maybe a symmetrical rondo (e.g. ABACABA) or something similar, unless anyone (Donkey :hihi: ) had any other ideas!

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
4699 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: April Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:23 am

DrApostropheX wrote:It's time to start thinking about next month's contest! I was thinking of something super duper "formal" for next month. Maybe a symmetrical rondo (e.g. ABACABA) or something similar, unless anyone (Donkey :hihi: ) had any other ideas!
GGGDGGCD

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donkey tugger
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4699 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: April Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:30 am

3/4 time. I've not almost finished writing something in 3/4. You can trust me, honest.

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skipscada
KVRian
1418 posts since 22 Oct, 2004 from Schmocation

Re: April Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:41 am

8 bar loop. Apparently that's the most popular genre on KVR.

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donkey tugger
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4699 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: April Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:42 am

skipscada wrote:8 bar loop.
In 3/4..

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folderol
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4738 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from UK - Here!

Re: April Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:11 am

How about combining three past themes into one:

A round
5
Different instruments

So, A round with five parts, each being played with a different instrument.
E.g. Soft-synth, guitar, sample player, voice, harmonica
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)

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Laguna Rising
KVRAF
6796 posts since 4 Apr, 2005 from here and there

Re: April Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:04 am

:scared:
I don-t know....

https://www.reddit.com/r/musictheory/co ... riesideas/

The weirder, the better, I guess.... :hihi:

Hellfog
KVRist
488 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Re: April Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:22 pm

Do a cover of something cool song.

or

Do your own Yngwie Malmsteen song

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donkey tugger
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4699 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: April Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:34 pm

Hellfog wrote:
Do your own Yngwie Malmsteen song
Okay, finished that one;

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/yjm.mp3

Is it May yet? :hihi:

Hellfog
KVRist
488 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Re: April Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:44 pm

donkey tugger wrote:
Hellfog wrote:
Do your own Yngwie Malmsteen song
Okay, finished that one;

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/yjm.mp3

Is it May yet? :hihi:

:lol:

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Laguna Rising
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6796 posts since 4 Apr, 2005 from here and there

Re: April Contest: Gossip

Post Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:18 am

donkey tugger wrote:
Hellfog wrote:
Do your own Yngwie Malmsteen song
Okay, finished that one;

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/yjm.mp3

Is it May yet? :hihi:
Oh, I can play that even faster >
http://www.laguna-rising.com/music/yjm2.mp3

:hihi:

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donkey tugger
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4699 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: April Contest: Gossip

Post Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:36 am

Laguna Rising wrote:
donkey tugger wrote:
Hellfog wrote:
Do your own Yngwie Malmsteen song
Okay, finished that one;

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/yjm.mp3

Is it May yet? :hihi:
Oh, I can play that even faster >
http://www.laguna-rising.com/music/yjm2.mp3

:hihi:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Compyfox
KVRAF
14245 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Re: April Contest: Gossip

Post Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:59 pm

How about a collaboration with the Mix Challenge community?

The plan for April is the theme "Spring", and genre is "free to select".

However, the "Songwriting Competition" (SWC) over on mix-challenge.com runs for 24 days and not 27 days as the Music Cafe Songwriting Competition (MCSC) does here on KVR. Else, the rules are just as simple, and it is actually mandatory to give feedback to each other during the voting process (else - disqualification).


Here is the (planned) intro text that will set the tone of the game
This month we're celebrating "The Start of Spring". All negatives aside (like allergies, and part of the globe still observing winter), no more snow, finally more hours of sun and beautiful colors everywhere. So why not turn this uplifting feeling into music?

Create a production in whatever genre you feel like. Maybe even turn your usual work on it's head and go a complete different direction you'd usually go for. But most important - be creative and have fun!


What do you say?
One production, but be able to submit to two places and even get a chance to win something in the process.

In fact, the theme and genre for the May 2018 SWC will be announced on 1st April at mix-challenge.com, so you can get ready for a release in time. Our communities could collaborate more than once - if you want to. In fact, I'd definitely look forward to that. :tu:
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wagtunes
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13277 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: April Contest: Submissions "Spring" / Free style

Post Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:27 am

Hi Victor:

I'm actually considering entering this contest (will be my first one). I am a little fuzzy on the tagging section of the rules. Do you mean the MP3 itself has to be tagged in the details section? I'm not sure there are even enough fields to do that.

A clarification on tagging for us first timers would really be helpful. An example would be even better.

Oh, one other thing. When you say must be created with audio plugins or software studio, are those the actual names of the software? Because I don't own any of them. I use Cubase 7 and various VSTs.

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donkey tugger
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4699 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: April Contest: Submissions "Spring" / Free style

Post Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:46 am

wagtunes wrote:Hi Victor:

I'm actually considering entering this contest (will be my first one). I am a little fuzzy on the tagging section of the rules. Do you mean the MP3 itself has to be tagged in the details section? I'm not sure there are even enough fields to do that.

A clarification on tagging for us first timers would really be helpful. An example would be even better.

Oh, one other thing. When you say must be created with audio plugins or software studio, are those the actual names of the software? Because I don't own any of them. I use Cubase 7 and various VSTs.
The tagging is just so the name and artist comes up on playlists etc. I do it in audacity when exporting like so....
tag.JPG
But there are loads of programs (free) where you can amend mp3 tags afterwards. I'm sure others will recommend the good ones.

I think you're taking the other bit a bit literally! It's just a list of stuff you used, like in the previous contest here;

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... 4&t=500847
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