The Thug wrote:The Pfhorums have had gaming tournaments, mapping contests, art contests, and maybe a few other competitions, but I don't recall there being a music making contest recently, if at all. So I was thinking about starting one. It could just be a general music making contest, or there could be a theme each time. The entries would have to relate to marathon in some way of course. I'm not thinking rock. jazz. or anything like that. I'm thinking more along the lines of the M1A1 music. So what do you guys think?
$lave wrote:Quality: How pleasurable the song is to listen to.
Ok, here\'s this:
$lave wrote:I'd try and compose something. The idea of re-making/re-mixing the M1 songs would probably be best, especially since there are MIDI files already available for them. Who would be judging this though, yourself? How this is judged is also fairly important, so I'd suggest the following categories (although I'd like to discuss them further):
MoppyPuppy wrote:I think you should add more insight on some programs that are capable of editing and creating music.
Johannes Gunnar wrote:Instead of somehow try to recreate the M1 music (which was actually a mix of blues, rock and various other genres, just in a midi format) I say we should rather keep an eye on the idea of trying to recreate the atmosphere of M1. Or try to recreate an alternative atmosphere perhaps?
Maybe the judge could play through a specific level in M1A1 with said music playing underneath, and a part of the judging process would be to judge how well it fits with the game.
Johannes Gunnar wrote:For a song contest like this i suggest keeping away from putting too many limitations on the artist, but in the same time don't keep it too open.
If you use OS X, there is always GarageBand
Currently, I know of no decent music editing/creating programs for Windows. If someone knows of any, please post here.
If you use Linux, I can't help you at all.
For sound editing, not music editing, there is always Audacity, which is available for multiple operating systems.
Windbreaker wrote:GarageBand is definitely good for Mac, but if you have Cubase or ProTools (both Mac and PC) you definitely want to use that; although I'd expect only musicians or sound engineers to have either of those.
The Thug wrote:Currently, I know of no decent music editing/creating programs for Windows. If someone knows of any, please post here.
If you use Linux, I can't help you at all.
(MacOS X, Windows) [shareware, older freeware versions are out-and-about]
record, edit, mix / generate
(MacOS X, Linux)
record, edit, mix
(Linux, MacOS X & Intel Mac, Windows)
compose, drums, generate godlinessI really liked this program when I was using it (on Windows), but the installer is early Beta stage for Windows, and was very buggy for me. It rocks until it crashes, though. Save often. Looks like developement has picked up recently, so add to your watch list.
I recall playing with this one a bit. It was pretty stable, but not what I was after (i.e. Hydrogen)
The Thug wrote:For sound editing, not music editing,..
Johannes Gunnar wrote:here are few program suggestions:
- Ardour (cross-platform, free and open source) http://www.ardour.org/
effigy wrote:Would you mind a quick elaboration on the difference?
The Thug wrote:Going back to the actual contest, do you guys think this is a decent idea? I would like to create another topic for the first contest as soon as possible. Another thought I had was to combine all of the entered songs into a song track and then release it. But that is just a thought.
The Thug wrote:...music editing programs...
The Thug wrote:Going back to the actual contest, do you guys think this is a decent idea? ...
The Thug wrote:Another thought I had was to combine all of the entered songs into a song track and then release it. But that is just a thought.
$lave wrote:Yes, I think it's a great idea. I also think all the entered songs should be compiled and released together in some form, whatever form that may be.
effigy wrote:That would make a nice archive of the event. Could you make it a multi-track file? Also, I think that could open possibilities such as making the first track the winner, etc., or information about the event in the metadata.
effigy wrote:So, so a synthesizer? I suspect most if not all of the links I posted are sound editors.
The Thug wrote:Haha, nice songs so far ukimalefu! You might want to enter a few into these music contests.
goran wrote:An idea. Ask project developers if they need music for their projects, and set a theme according to their wishes to each contest.
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