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Entry #112

NGADM 2014!

2 weeks ago by Step
Updated 2 weeks ago

Heya! This here is the newspost for the Newgrounds Audio Deathmatch 2014! What is this mouthful of a name, you ask? Well, it isn't in orange for nothing. Click on it.

 


 

Just like every year, this year the contest is split into two; the AUDITIONS phase and the KNOCKOUT phase. Each phase has its own separate rules, so make sure you read it all, because - plot twist - some things which are banned in one phase are totally OK in the other!

 

Here are the rules for the AUDITIONS phase:

1.) You are allowed to post a track that you've made from scratch, or a track that you've made in the past.

2.) The audition track may be a cover/arrangement, but unless you're entering as a team, the track cannot be a collaborative effort.

3.) If you posted your audition track but change your mind and wish to change it, state CLEARLY in the thread.

4.) If you're entering as a team of two, your audition can be a collaborative effort between you and your collab partner, or a track by any one of you individually. Remember, though, that the prize will have to be split between both of you! Make sure you state clearly who your partner is in your audition, and preferably link to his/her user page.

5.) Auditions posted after the deadline will not be accepted unless it's for a <em>ridiculously good reason</em>.

 

Here are the rules for the KNOCKOUT phase:

1.) Every track you make in the knockout contest has to be made from scratch, by you, for the competition. No remixes, covers, arrangements, or revisiting old tracks. Having said that, you may ask someone to play an instrument for you or sing for you, as long as all the composition and production is done by you.

2.) This year we want to really encourage entering as a team. Remember that you can enter as a team and not even do one single collaboration, deciding to simply split the workload (one musician does one round, another musician does another, etc).

3.) Keep in mind that this is a MUSIC competition. We won't judge voice-acting, experimental noise, sound effects or anything that doesn't count as music.

4.) If you finish a round's track early, you may start another one which you can use for the following round, assuming you make it through.

5.) Keep to the deadlines of each round! This contest is massive and tough; you're expected to dish out a track every two weeks until you're eliminated! If you can't keep up with this pace, or you know you're going to be busy, then reconsider taking part. Walkovers just make things messy and hard to handle. Having said that, if you notify one of us as early as possible, we may consider asking the highest-scoring loser of a previous round to take part instead of you, so feel free to let us know if something crops up during the contest and you have to go.

 

And some GENERAL RULES:

1.) All tracks posted to the competition must be uploaded to Newgrounds. Audition tracks which aren't uploaded to Newgrounds are accepted ONLY on a special-case basis, so you'd better have a good reason.

2.) Keep any suggestions, arguments and complaints to PMs. Do NOT argue or complain about a judge's score, for example, in the thread. Please also note that Back-From-Purgatory is watching the thread closely, analysing it for any foolish rule-breaker who he can use as his next play-toy.

3.) Use the NGADM threads to post your submissions, but you may also post any kind of discussion. That said, try to keep it NGADM-related or music-related. As we say every year, you can talk about how your cat bit your arse which suddenly gave you inspiration to make the most amazing song ever, but you can't talk about your cat and you certainly can't talk about your arse.

4.) All Audio Portal rules apply, and all BBS rules apply. This should go without saying!

5.) Lastly, despite the cash prize, this contest is and always was a means to have some competitive fun, keyword being FUN. Do not enter it with the sole intent of winning; we encourage friendly discussion, posting reviews on each other's tracks and being a good sport. However, don't all be softies either. This is called a deathmatch for a reason! Now put your game face on.

 


 

SCHEDULE

AUDITIONS

starts 05/07/2014

ends 30/07/2014

 

AUDITIONS (J)

starts 30/07/2014

ends 04/08/2014

 

GROUP STAGES

starts 04/08/2014

ends 18/08/2014

 

GROUP STAGES (J)

starts 18/08/2014

ends 25/08/2014

 

ROUND OF 16

starts 25/08/2014

ends 08/09/2014

 

ROUND OF 16 (J)

starts 08/09/2014

ends 13/09/2014

 

QUARTER FINALS

starts 13/09/2014 ends

27/09/2014

 

QUARTER FINALS (J)

starts 27/09/2014

ends 01/10/2014

 

SEMI FINALS

starts 01/10/2014

ends 15/10/2014

 

SEMI FINALS (J)

starts 15/10/2014

ends 18/10/2014

 

FINAL

starts 18/10/2014

ends 01/11/2014

 

FINAL (J)

starts 01/11/2014

ends 04/11/2014


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Could you please add my soundtrack ( Out Of The Furnace ) ?

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/579751

& THANKS

11 hours ago Step responds:

Can you post that in the auditions thread? Just to make sure we see it when we gather all the auditions together.
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1370083


KabalistKabalist

1 day ago

Submitted this sweet thaaang to the contest:
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/576042

Check it out.

//Kabalist.

11 hours ago Step responds:

Nice! Good luck.


wr1t3rwr1t3r

1 day ago

I made a track using Punk O Matic. Will that be accepted or no? Lol

18 hours ago Step responds:

Never mind the NGADM, Punk-O-Matic tracks break the Audio Portal rules x_x. I'd suggest removing any songs you've got which are made using Punk-O-Matic! Reason being, that game allows you to make music by mashing premade loops together, which is deemed unoriginal and not accepted here.


aang001aang001

2 days ago

Here is one my tracks for the compitition. http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/582542

It was hard to choose one since I've been working on music like a mad man and create in so many styles, but I think this one has great energy. I hope someone listens to this and has fun!

1 day ago Step responds:

Nice, but make sure you post it in the thread!
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1370083

All auditions have to be posted there or they won't be considered. Just reply to the thread with a link to your track :).


SonicYM2612SonicYM2612

2 days ago

Or maybe I'll just have someone press the speakers against my ears! :D I'll save some money like that. XD

1 day ago Step responds:

Hahaha, or tape them to your head. Might hurt taking them off though.


SonicYM2612SonicYM2612

2 days ago

Aaaaaand...my modded earmuff noise isolating headphones snapped. Gonna have to go buy another pair of earmuffs lol. The speakers are OK luckily. I just noticed that's the only thing that never breaks, it's always either the cable or the casing. :( Cheapy manufacturing these days...

1 day ago Step responds:

Haha, one of the reasons why I use speakers over headphones is because they almost never snap/break!


Usagi-chan is the only play thing for me.

<3

2 days ago Step responds:

Good, I would have it no other way <3.


Yoshiii343Yoshiii343

3 days ago

I got my laptop's hard drive into an external casing thing.
wat nao

3 days ago Step responds:

Now just use it as an external hard drive! I'm assuming it's got a USB port. Grab a USB cable, hook it up to some other laptop/desktop/whatever and back up all your stuff.


CimbaCimba

5 days ago

I submitted an audition a couple days ago. It occurred to me that I had my sister sing the lyrics, but I will be entering the competition alone. If my other track is an illegal entry I would like to use this one : http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/582007

Thanks!
-Cimba

4 days ago Step responds:

No that's alright. We don't consider working with instrument players or singers as collaborations, as long as you're the one doing all the composition and production.


And those (J)'s in the schedule, what are those?

4 days ago Step responds:

Those are the judging periods.


http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/582212?updated=1 This is my submission for the Audition, thanks to everyone that listen to it :)

4 days ago Step responds:

Good luck :3. Make sure you post all audition-related stuff in the thread; this newspost is pretty useless apart from showing the rules and schedule!


Birdinator99Birdinator99

7 days ago

Thanks for continuing to host this contest every year, Step. Lotta fun for a lotta people!

4 days ago (Updated 4 days ago) Step responds:

You're welcome! Really is our pleasure. Nice to see you taking part again this year.


SonicYM2612SonicYM2612

8 days ago

I have entered my audition, hopefully I can make it past auditions at least this year! Also my usual PC I work off of is 'handicapped' right now, so let's see how well I manage without all of my usual resources.

7 days ago Step responds:

Computer problems suck, especially when contests come around. I know the feels.

Best of luck.


lemon42lemon42

8 days ago

Alright, I'm in! I won't have my usual music stuff next month, but who cares, let's do this! I hope my orchestral skills have improved enough to be picked <3

Good luck to everyone :DD

7 days ago Step responds:

Good luck mate!


PirateCrabPirateCrab

2 weeks ago

Don't you worry, I'll be filling you with some fiiiiiiine metal.

2 weeks ago Step responds:

Yeeee.


SkyeWintrestSkyeWintrest

2 weeks ago

:(

I thought you loved me, Step.

Also, what about judging? Don't you always use Skype for that?

2 weeks ago Step responds:

Yeah I'll probably make another Skype chat for judging this year.


It's great that you two are organizing this again! It's a shame that I won't be able to enter this year though (conscription sucks) D:
Hopefully, there WILL be a next one ;)
I'll try to follow the competition anyway, and see what cool stuff people can come up with.
Good luck everyone! :'D

2 weeks ago Step responds:

Aww, shame you can't join. Hope you enjoy the contest anyway!


Yoshiii343Yoshiii343

2 weeks ago

Well, technically the hard drive isn't dead. The motherboard is. They're safe, just inaccessible and sobbing uncontrollably until I get it out.

2 weeks ago Step responds:

Oh that's good to hear at least. Why don't you buy a hard-disk enclosure? It's basically a casing to house an internal hard disk. Then you can open up the laptop, take out the internal hard disk from the laptop, place it into the enclosure and essentially use it as an external hard disk to copy your stuff onto another PC.


SkyeWintrestSkyeWintrest

2 weeks ago

ARSES ARE KING

also whatever happened to Skype again

2 weeks ago Step responds:

Aaaand I forgot about Skype again.


TroisnyxTroisnyx

2 weeks ago

Why can't I talk about my ass; it's braying nonstop outside my back door.
Hee-haw.

2 weeks ago (Updated 2 weeks ago) Step responds:

OKAY OKAY, I EDITED IT IN THE RULES FOR THE BRITISH NITPICKERS AMONG US.


Yoshiii343Yoshiii343

2 weeks ago

I'd love to join, but I'm still shit and that the laptop that had FL Studio and all my samples/plugins is dead.

gg

2 weeks ago Step responds:

wp.

In all seriousness that sucks. Did you lose all your project files too?


TheatrTheatr

2 weeks ago

Woohoo! From a listener's perspective, the best time of the year is soon here!

2 weeks ago Step responds:

Woo! I can't wait to hear what the competitors come up with too.


SkyeWintrestSkyeWintrest

2 weeks ago

But my cat is wonderful and my ass is the most beautiful thing you'll ever have the pleasure to read about even if you don't get to see it

why can't I talk about it

2 weeks ago Step responds:

Don't be foolish! We must not speak about such wonderful and divine things in a mere Newgrounds thread.


RealFactionRealFaction

2 weeks ago

Can't enter this year sadly to say. Good luck everyone


lemon42lemon42

2 weeks ago

I'd love to enter, but I don't think I'll make it through! :(

2 weeks ago Step responds:

Give it a shot! You never know. There really isn't anything to lose! :p


AeronMusicAeronMusic

2 weeks ago

Nice! Going to work on a track from scratch, hoping to make it through the auditions.

2 weeks ago Step responds:

Good luck mate!