tickytock wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:54 pm
What is the spirit of this competition, really?
I didn't participate in this dispute, so here's my opinion from the outside:
The spirit of OSC... no, not like that. If you want to win here, then I think that first of all in OSC it is important (perhaps even more important than extracting unreal sounds from a synthesizer) the ability to mix and master tracks. They look at it, they evaluate it. Also important is sound design, the ability to create high-tech but still beautiful sounds. And the composition. In OSC (like everywhere else, say what you will) they love beautiful music, although this factor alone does not guarantee victory. I wouldn't argue with someone who said that your track is brilliant, I just liked it musically. So, he lost by other criteria. And finally, there is an influence of certain styles of electronic music in OSC, just at the level of preferences of the majority, but it is by no means overwhelming. Just listen to Taron - Reef
(Oc 131: Single-X - 1st) or Photonic - Coming Home To Asgard
(OSC 136: Odin 2 - 1st) or Kyle Benjamin - Sister Andesite
(OSC 144: Rand - 4th) for example.
So, quality, originality and musicality (and maybe a little techno/EDM) is probably the shortest path to victory!
But... This is not the spirit of OSC!
The spirit of OSC is DoctorBob, which sends tracks from the last century every month and they almost never get into the Top 5, it's Kraftfaum with its cosmic rotations, Impedance Music with the almost unchanged Synthwave, RuediRena with a hundred kinds of stahl, Elex with his musical journeys, Taron with something out of categories, Aro with simple but soulful melodies, Rockingricky with something necessarily very rocking, and all the other OSCers who every month spend real time to unreal music, who can embark on any experiments, but will not do something against his nature for the sake of victory!
This is the real spirit of OSC!
And if you are like that, just join us to make music that you would like not only to evaluate, but also just to listen with pleasure, which is the highest estimation for any music!
And try not to swear here, not just you specifically. Just Spring Goose expressed dissatisfaction, I said that this is normal and the rules are not prohibited, someone else spoke out and everyone had a little discussion... It is the first time in your life that someone disagrees with your opinion?)