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Zommy
02-22-2009, 01:16 AM
Ok Rewritten rules, thanks to thegide for the new rules ideas, ok heres how it is now!
All you need to do to enter is say if you are entering here, just so i know roughly how many people will take place, the competition will be judged when enough people have entered.
Prize is 150 xp

The aim of this competition is mostly to show off your musical talent to the rest of us and also to have a competitive musical contest to become number 1.

What to do:
1,Enter the competition by saying so in this thread
2,Compose a piece of music-as many instruments as you like. remember the more instruments, the more composing.
3,Learn the piece.
4,Record the piece on all desired instruments.
5,Make some form of video-this may be anything,as long as it isn't rude, it does not have to be a music video it could be a slide show a LBP video or just words saying lyrics or anything, this is so that you can upload it to youtube.
6,Upload it as a video file on youtube.
7,Post either a link or the video here via the video upload tool onto this thread.
8,Wait to find out who wins xD


RULES:
No rude or racist remarks.
Song must be ATLEAST 1 minute long
Song must be composed by you and totally original.
At the start of your song please state that it deffinitely if you and not just a song you ripped.(video is optional)
There must be atleast 1 instrument playing, this includes singing.(well thats obvious or your not going to have much of a 'song'.) you can have as many instruments playing as you like.
Only ONE(1) entry per contestent.

Entrants:


Judges:
Zommy
SuperBlast
Leather-Monkeys
thegide

superBlast
02-22-2009, 03:27 AM
hey could i be a backup judge or something? like if you can't get any judges in time or one the the regular judges can't judge for some reason? because i would like to judge but i wanna focus on my own contest.

uzman
02-22-2009, 11:07 AM
So are we just going to make a video?

Zommy
02-22-2009, 02:01 PM
pretty much make a video and if you really want make a sackboy thing like in all the music videos where either hes dancing- really should said moshing- or a music video if you really can be bothered

Leather-Monkey
02-22-2009, 03:38 PM
So is this hiring for a band? Im not sure :confused: The guitar solo writing sounds cool though!

Zommy
02-22-2009, 03:48 PM
no its just a contest for all the music players lol and it couldnt really be for a band because alot of people are scattered aound the world lol

Leather-Monkey
02-22-2009, 03:50 PM
Right, I was starting to think we all made different parts of a song, sent it to you and then you edited them toghether, but no. I'd happily judge though!

Zommy
02-22-2009, 03:52 PM
wow thats a cool idea xD we could still do that and you are now a judge! lol i knew you were gunna post in this thread but im not sure why...*maybe the fact you made the most epic tribute level which is in advert MOSH'n'ROLL

TheJollyRajah
02-22-2009, 11:59 PM
Let me just warn you, however, that REAL music doesn't just consist of guitars, drums, and vocals. There are many people out there who play all kinds of instruments, and I think you should give them a chance too.

I'm not participating in this contest, but I thought I'd just give you a bit of advice.

Zommy
02-23-2009, 12:03 AM
yeah i forgot about other instrument becayse it was late at night but it depends on how many people play them eg a saxophone i dont know anyone who plays one
but i will put more rounds in

uzman
02-23-2009, 07:39 AM
we're gonna make a rock band!

Zommy
02-23-2009, 04:34 PM
lol ok then... urmm i gotta go eat a catipult on fire... so....*runs off*

Thegide
02-23-2009, 04:46 PM
Actually Zommy, here's my suggestion on the contest.

You're complicating it up needlessly I think. Rather than breaking it up into different instruments and the like, why not just call it this:

"Write an original piece of music at least 1 minute long"

Any instrument(s), any style. Video should be unnecessary, especially since not everyone is going to have a videocamera to record with, and this way, people can compose multitrack recordings (many instruments).

Audio only should suffice, but entrants should be required to state their LBPC username within the audio track and give a brief description of what they wrote to ensure submissions are restricted to original content. Also, in the real world, good tracks are rarely the product of a "perfect take" so edits should be allowed.

Vocals should be kept to clean language.

What do you think?

Zommy
02-23-2009, 05:51 PM
hmm like the idea about all in one contest but singing doesnt really get classed with them most of time. but ok will do!
as for the video thing if you can then do a video of it because its kinda hard to tell if its not you e.g I could say that a solo done by someone else is by me.
if they do try i might just make it so they have to say something at start like "This is"NAME"s entry for the music contest" or something...

and i was intending lyrics to be clean lol

Thegide
02-23-2009, 06:50 PM
Yep... that's what I meant by an audio blurb at the beginning. Like "Hi, this is Thegide, and here's my awesome song....*shred*"

Even with video there's no real way to prove it's you, so we'll have to go with the honor system. But, at least with audio, it's pretty easy to tell when audio has been spliced together from different sources.

That means if anyone is thinking about just talking over top of an audio clip they downloaded, I'll know.... you've been warned.:kz:

If enough people are actually interested in this, I can help judge. I'll probably submit something regardless, but I shouldn't be allowed to compete... I don't think it would be fair. I'll probably do an instrumental piece with guitars + drums, that is IF I can get my computer to cooperate. It's been sick lately, so my recording studio is offline until I get it straightened up.

Zommy
02-23-2009, 09:07 PM
hehe i guess i have to rewrite the start rules bit lol

Thegide
02-24-2009, 05:53 PM
Zommy, maybe ask one of the mods if they would like to host this as an official contest. I fear you may not get many takers otherwise. If XP could be rewarded....

There is already a writing contest started by RockSauron, so I see no reason why there shouldn't be a music composition contest. Perhaps try PMing him or Elbee or someone?

Leather-Monkey
02-24-2009, 07:19 PM
Thegide for world leader! lolz some good idea's here, but this comp needs more publicity. PM -ing to CC would be good, and hopefully it will get some cool entries!

Zommy
02-24-2009, 09:20 PM
hehe great idea think i'll try CC or KAPBAM

Thegide
02-25-2009, 07:41 PM
O.o I just saw the modified title, does this mean that you got one of the mods to sponsor an xp prize? Great job!

Also, the rules contradict the instructions. The instructions say that you have to make video, but the rules say that video is optional. Please modify the instructions to say "video or audio".

Zommy
02-25-2009, 09:33 PM
i forgot to change and no but i messaged CC about it and he said he thinks it will be fine for me to give XP, i will only buy the xp thing if enough people enter, or its just a waste otherwise.

Thegide
02-25-2009, 09:36 PM
I posted a link in the guitarist thread so hopefully that could get us some more interest.

Zommy
02-25-2009, 09:41 PM
cool beans

superBlast
02-25-2009, 09:42 PM
i was wondering if this contest is successful and stuff is there gonna be a REAL music contest 2?

uzman
02-26-2009, 08:31 AM
I only know how to play drums. And having my band (overseas) make a video that i can add to mine would be cheating...
So, i guess i can judge.

Zommy
02-26-2009, 09:34 PM
its ok to get the video from your over sea band

Thegide
02-26-2009, 10:03 PM
i was wondering if this contest is successful and stuff is there gonna be a REAL music contest 2?

If it is successful, I guarantee you there will be a sequel. I'll stake Zommy's reputation on it lol!

Zommy
02-26-2009, 11:34 PM
i was planning to anyway xD quoting myself by quoting myself over a million times ... MUSIC IS MY LIFE and all the stuff you guys make gives me experience towards my colledge course i plan to do once i've done my GCSEs, i want to be a music Tech, get free gigs help out with bands hopefully one day help some awesome bands at gigs like BMTH, or A7X.

superBlast
02-27-2009, 01:13 AM
ok cool. well you can expect me to want to judge again then :)

qrtda235566
02-27-2009, 06:33 AM
Is it okay if I don't have a video cam and I just record it and put pics in teh background? Don't worry, I won't cheat and enter as buckethead and pretend it's me.

Thegide
02-27-2009, 02:21 PM
You can record audio only... thats fine

Zommy
02-27-2009, 10:09 PM
mic is fine xD oh and i couldn't care for buckethead lol i think hes a loser

Thegide
02-27-2009, 10:30 PM
mic is fine xD oh and i couldn't care for buckethead lol i think hes a loser

Ouch that is harsh man! What did he do to **** you off so badly? hehe...

superBlast
02-27-2009, 10:36 PM
who's buckethead anyways?

Thegide
02-27-2009, 11:08 PM
Buckethead is Brian Carroll.

But since that's probably not the answer you're looking for, I'll also tell you that he is an independent recording artist. He's not from any particular band, although he has done work with Praxis, Les Claypool, and has served a lot of time replacing Slash for Guns N Roses. He's very technically proficient and owes a lot of his style to jazz. His signature 8-finger tapping he picked up from Jennifer Batten, Michael Jackson's live guitarist during the early 80s.

Of all of it, I like his work with Praxis best. If you can find this super rare album, get it. It's called Mutatis Mutandis. Of his solo work, Giant Robot is probably my favorite, and the only one I would probably sit down and listen to for more than 5 minutes.

superBlast
02-28-2009, 12:10 AM
well thats more then i wanted but now i know who he is. i'll probley forget it by tommarrow though.

Pitcard
02-28-2009, 12:10 AM
Hmmmmm so what if I were to submit an electronic track just created on ableton. I'm opposed to the idea of recording my voice at the start... it'd probably ruin the song ^^.

and what about people who want to make music that samples lots of things, like voice sampes and stuff?? This music is still considered original.

I like the way this contest is shaping up though, so i might submit some electro stuff if i have the time!

Oh and I kinda feel sorry for ol' Buckethead, it seems as though he's sacrificed his personality and his friends... he's really alienated himself behind that mask and the KFC bucket! I'm not intested in ridiculous shredding technique though but I love Primus and les claypool :D

Zommy
02-28-2009, 01:15 AM
lol just say something and give it 10 seconds and start it or something xD and im always intrested in hearing electro and electro punk stuff, even if im considered a metal head

superBlast
02-28-2009, 01:37 AM
Pitcard said: Hmmmmm so what if I were to submit an electronic track just created on ableton. I'm opposed to the idea of recording my voice at the start... it'd probably ruin the song ^^.

my favorite music is techno/electronica and metal (especially really really fast metal). so i would like to hear an electronic track.

uzman
02-28-2009, 04:59 AM
Buckethead is Brian Carroll.

But since that's probably not the answer you're looking for, I'll also tell you that he is an independent recording artist. He's not from any particular band, although he has done work with Praxis, Les Claypool, and has served a lot of time replacing Slash for Guns N Roses. He's very technically proficient and owes a lot of his style to jazz. His signature 8-finger tapping he picked up from Jennifer Batten, Michael Jackson's live guitarist during the early 80s.

Of all of it, I like his work with Praxis best. If you can find this super rare album, get it. It's called Mutatis Mutandis. Of his solo work, Giant Robot is probably my favorite, and the only one I would probably sit down and listen to for more than 5 minutes.

Well, that's good information. Thanks. He is creepy though, i give you that.

Thegide
02-28-2009, 05:45 AM
Zommy do we have a deadline on this contest yet? And any idea of number of contestants? If there aren't many entries, I might pass on the judging and submit something just to build competition.

Yes, electronic music is totally welcome too!

Pitcard
02-28-2009, 03:02 PM
my favorite music is techno/electronica and metal (especially really really fast metal). so i would like to hear an electronic track.
Superblast, do you listen to Aphex Twin cause he's definitely my favourite electronic music, some of its ambient, and chilled out, but some of his stuff verges on drill and acid.

Greatgreat thanks for confirming. I'll consider making something if I have time. But exams all next week >:O so maybe the week after. I might even edit a movie to it, but thats yet more work on top of my head O.O

Zommy
02-28-2009, 05:50 PM
try get atleast 5 people entering but seeing as tonnes of people view this and dont post i dont know if people are entering or not xD so if we get enough people then ill say dead-line will be around 2/3 weaks from now

and superblast i like all metal and i love techno which sounds very wierd to say lol not so much into drum'n'bass stuff though but the metal i like is death core

superBlast
02-28-2009, 06:48 PM
Pitcard said: Superblast, do you listen to Aphex Twin cause he's definitely my favourite electronic music, some of its ambient, and chilled out, but some of his stuff verges on drill and acid.

i don't know because even though that one of my favorite kinds of music i don't know any bands or people who make electronic songs. so that kinda sucks for me.


Zommy said: and superblast i like all metal and i love techno which sounds very wierd to say lol not so much into drum'n'bass stuff though but the metal i like is death core

i like pretty much any metal as well but i really like metal songs that are really really fast like Dragonforce fast. you know who Dragonforce is right?

Zommy
02-28-2009, 11:38 PM
you mean the band i dispise xD a good song for you then is trivium its one of their insturmentals and its really cool ill find the name later

superBlast
02-28-2009, 11:55 PM
you don't like dragonforce? how they have dragon in there name oh wait thats not to good of a reason to like a band is it? oh well. i'll find that trivium somewhere

Zommy
02-28-2009, 11:58 PM
trivium do mostly screamo i think but the songs called the crusade it sounds like a wierd egyption thing to me

superBlast
03-01-2009, 12:01 AM
huh i guess i'll check it out sooner or later.

talmasca
03-03-2009, 11:34 AM
hey my band has practice this weekend, and were creating songs so guess i can post one with a vid of lbp ( my m8 has a capture card )

Zommy
03-03-2009, 06:45 PM
sweet i look forwards to hearing it and seeing a video xD this might also motivate people to join so i can have more rounds

Leather-Monkey
03-03-2009, 10:02 PM
you mean the band i dispise xD a good song for you then is trivium its one of their insturmentals and its really cool ill find the name later

Lol, I despise them too! If it wasn't for GH3 they wouldn't be considered so great. I feel sorry for this contest, it deserves so much more attention, although it is a fairly big task to create your own piece of music. Hopefully we will get at least 3 entries?

Zommy
03-03-2009, 10:14 PM
lol worst comes to worst ill force my guitar fanatic to write a song and enter that lol cept it wont be judged xD just gets him more fame i guess and more our end of year music assesment in school were doing a cover of rock lobster griffon style lol

superBlast
03-04-2009, 03:38 AM
Leather-Monkeys said :Lol, I despise them too! If it wasn't for GH3 they wouldn't be considered so great. I feel sorry for this contest, it deserves so much more attention, although it is a fairly big task to create your own piece of music. Hopefully we will get at least 3 entries?

i never knew they where on gh3 until like a month after i first heard of them. i only like them because the music is really fast. in fact i really don't care for vocals that much. i listen to music the the... music part. anyways zommy have anybody entered a song or something yet?

Zommy
03-04-2009, 04:23 PM
people are writing some lol and DragonForce aren't speed metal!!! they speed there recordings up ! thats a fact, and when they try play fast they fail

Thegide
03-04-2009, 09:53 PM
Technically Dragonforce are power metal. I don't think that's true that they speed up their music, but they certainly do have a hard time playing it live.

Zommy
03-04-2009, 10:16 PM
lol its been proven they speed it up... ill try find where the facts are

Alex™
03-04-2009, 10:21 PM
they played fine when i saw them for the new album... but meh maybe it was just a lucky good one? and trivium rule whoever was talking about them :D

Zommy
03-04-2009, 10:25 PM
me xD woooh go trivium... and anyway they can play it just cant play it good so they speed up recordings... and most of dragonforce is the keyboardist with voices...

superBlast
03-04-2009, 10:40 PM
oh well it still sounds good to me. i don't care if they speed up the music it works you know. but if they do speed it up then it would take a while to finish a song because there is a few of their songs that are 8 min long. so that means the actual song would be around 10-16 min. right?

Zommy
03-04-2009, 10:42 PM
never said how much they speed it up lol but yes it takes them like 14 minutes...BUT

this would be the maths question...

14minutesx91830482tries=_____________
mayb have excagarated on the tries before getting right but its still a lol

talmasca
03-05-2009, 09:14 AM
all dragonforces songs sound exactly the same, try lisening to some good ol nirvana ppl :p

Alex™
03-12-2009, 11:13 PM
*cough* iron maiden *cough*

Zommy
03-13-2009, 01:18 AM
right guys were a bit off topic lol go to what are you listening to if your want to talk about that stuff

Hamsalad
03-14-2009, 12:02 AM
I deffinitely would participate...I don't have means of composing a song right now though. I should be getting a laptop shortly then i'm going to be buying a guitar rig so i'll deff be interested in entering something after I get my set up