T.I.M.E.$ announced that contest #5 would be the last T.I.M.E.$ Contest. I'm gonna fill that slot on February 1st, but I'm doing it differently. Judging will be different as well, less subjective and more objective.
All suggestions are welcome and will be considered.
We're down to two rules:
1. You must use at least two (2) REALISTIC instrument sounds. They can be a VSTi, from a refill, or an actual instrument you play, it doesn't matter. (eg. Use a piano, guitar, horns, etc...) No completely 100% synthesizer beats please, and that includes the synth strings. Real strings, violins, violas and cellos and all, count as a REALISTC instrument sound. After the two, synth it up all you want.
2. Samples are IN! Vocal or instrumental, you can't straight play them, you must run some sort of processing, fx or slicing. Time stretching is one way you could process it. Also, it can't be THE only instrument other than drums, they DON'T count as one of your real instruments, and try and use samples you ripped from something yourself, instead of using pre-made construction pack loops from say... Big Fish Audio. Chop 'em, twist 'em, screw 'em... Are you the next Alchemist, or 9th Wonder?
Tentative Judging Criteria:
Sound Design and Choice will be one category of judgment. That would encompass choice of instruments and use of said instruments, and how they work with each other in the mix. Another judging category would be Beat Structure. How the track starts and ends, lengths of the hook and verses, where the breakdowns are placed, and the overall "flow" of all parts into one another. Then there's the category of Originality. Self explanatory and the most subjective. All will be given a rating from 1 - 100. And the total scores from all judges, in each category of criteria will be posted in the Top 10 next to your beat.
You will be given a choice of EITHER a VST pack OR a refill pack. Runner up will get the sloppy seconds! The first place winner will also get a skit made to order by GrandScam The winner basically will have to fill out a little form, that GrandScam is going to draw up, asking things like, topic, setting, sfx preferences, dialog preferences, names, characters, etc... The length will be determined by what the winner wants in the skit,but no more than 60sec or so. All royalties, should the recipient use it for an album, mix tape, track, etc.... will be %100 theirs exclusively, with no obligation to credit GrandScam. It's a gift, and GrandScam will forfeit all rights to it once it leaves his computer. After the winner fills out the sheet (basically they're writing their own skit) They will get an Mp3, tagged with there own info, no later then a week after the winners are posted.
Judges: Me (Cap One), The Sole, GrandScam and Rell.
Again, all suggestions welcome.
THIS WILL BE GOING DOWN ON FEB 1ST! after the TIME$ 5 contest is over. So start diggin' in the vaults! AND... you can enter as many beats as you can make!
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