M2 Groove Session III

Marathon related contests and tournaments.

Post Jul 21st '09, 20:14

Third time's the charm. It's time for MGSIII. This contest is similar to the first 2 contests, but again, I'll repost the rules.

RULES:

1) Just like MGSI and MGSII, there are 3 songs to be composed. These songs will correspond with the next 3 levels of Marathon 2. They are called, Ex Cathedra, Nuke And Pave, and Curiouser and Curiouser.... These levels make up the chapter Garrison, and that is what the resulting album will be called.
2) Each song must have a reasonable song length. I would consider 10 seconds or 10 minutes a bit outside this reasonable range. Try to keep the songs from 2 min to 5 min. I'm flexible so going outside those boundaries a little bit won't lose you any points. Cutting a song down to around 1 min though may lose you a point in the "Length" category.
3) These submissions are songs for Marathon levels. Please don't include a full chorus or obnoxious singing in any of your submissions. A little bit, and I mean a very small amount of singing or background chorus is ok, but don't go overboard.
4) Deadline: All songs must be sent to me at thethug47@gmail.com by August 31st. That's over a month to make 3 songs.
5) Don't name your songs after the levels. Come up with creative names!

Your entries will be judged on the following material:
1) Interpretation of the Level: Does your song complement the level provided? Does it help set the atmosphere of the level and contribute to the gameplay? A bad example would be to play "Happy Birthday" during a war scene, while a good example might be to play "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" during a scene where a little kid is pondering the universe. 20 points
2) Musicality: How well the tempo, rhythm, notes, etc fit together. It shouldn't sound like a 6th grader randomly hitting stuff or pressing down keys on his first instrument. 20 points
3) Creativity: This is your music so make it unique. I understand that many background parts repeat over and over, but don't create a whole song where the majority of the melody is the same eight notes played repeatedly. Jazz it up and make it enjoyable and fun to listen to, while still staying within the other requirements. 10 points
4) Sound Quality: If it sounds like trash or is poor quality, you will obviously lose points here. I'm looking for clean, high quality music with no white noise, unless the white noise is intended. 10 points
5) Originality: Remixes sound great and all, but the point of this contest is too create something NEW that complements the given level. Remixing M1A1 music or any other music will cause you lose points here and probably in a few other sections of the judging scale. 5 points
6) Length: If the song length is too long or short, points will be lost. The song should be long enough to show effort, but short enough to be precise. 5 points

TOTAL: 70 points/song. Each participant will be judged out of a total of 210 points because there are 3 songs.

As usual, the song that receives the highest score for a level will be included in the final M2 Soundtrack. I'm looking forward to a good turnout and some great songs! Enjoy making music.
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The Thug

Post Jul 21st '09, 21:34

What took you so long? I finished those long ago. [MTongue]

::edit::

SENT!

I hope more people enter this time.
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ukimalefu

Post Jul 21st '09, 22:45

hopefully i can find the time to cook something together, we'll see
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CryoS
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Post Jul 22nd '09, 23:56

Sweet. I'll give it a try.
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SynthNinja

Post Jul 26th '09, 19:12

hehe, ill try
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tehWastedJamacan
SuFu, SD

Post Aug 21st '09, 22:01

I was a dumbass and started these songs a couple days ago. I'm finishing up the 2nd song now. Is it okay if I send it late, if I'm not done in time? I have school starting up next week, so I don't know how much computer time I'll have.
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tehWastedJamacan
SuFu, SD

Post Aug 25th '09, 02:32

I'd rather you send me your songs before the deadline. It's there for a reason [MSmile] If you can't finish all your songs, just send me the ones you have completed. Any amount of participation is appreciated!

Speaking of deadlines, there is only 1 week left before September. Finish that music!
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The Thug

Post Aug 28th '09, 04:48

Sent. Don't expect much. I mean, they are Midis after all. And kinda short...
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tehWastedJamacan
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Post Aug 31st '09, 03:22

Due to a full schedule I was only able to complete one piece. I started a few others though. Anyway, consider it sent.
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SynthNinja

Post Sep 6th '09, 18:11

how is judging goin? i know you also have to work on your map roulette
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tehWastedJamacan
SuFu, SD

Post Sep 7th '09, 16:18

M2 Groove Session III ended a few days ago. I'll post the results within a week or two from now.
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The Thug

Post Sep 17th '09, 01:04

almost done?
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tehWastedJamacan
SuFu, SD

Post Sep 18th '09, 23:01

Yes, I'll have the results up within a week from today.
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The Thug

Post Sep 24th '09, 00:35

Stagnation has occurred in my creativity, resulting in... one completed piece. Unless you want a loop.
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SynthNinja

Post Oct 15th '09, 14:45

The suspense is killing me.
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tehWastedJamacan
SuFu, SD

Post Oct 15th '09, 16:52

I'm already paralyzed from the suspense.
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Dugit
Hampshire, UK

Post Oct 19th '09, 01:41

I will partake when i get my system updated soon in the next one. (is there another chapter?) with 10.5 ill get garageband 09, and ill want to use it. (=
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envy
Land of the New Rising Sun

Post Oct 19th '09, 01:58

Envy wrote:I will partake when i get my system updated soon in the next one. (is there another chapter?) with 10.5 ill get garageband 09, and ill want to use it. (=


There will most likely be one for every M2 Chapter.
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tehWastedJamacan
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Post Oct 19th '09, 08:06

Time must have stood still. It can't have been September 25th for this long, can it? Were the Jjarro at the Pfhorums?
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Dugit
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Post Oct 19th '09, 12:29

Dugit wrote:Time must have stood still. It can't have been September 25th for this long, can it? Were the Jjarro at the Pfhorums?


He said he finished, he just needed to verify with everyone which song went with which level. I'd think that'd be done by now.
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tehWastedJamacan
SuFu, SD

Post Oct 19th '09, 12:30

*tumbleweed*

...


...


*cough*


...
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Dugit
Hampshire, UK

Post Oct 19th '09, 12:33

*AHEM*
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tehWastedJamacan
SuFu, SD

Post Oct 19th '09, 20:28

Keep your pants on, I'm almost done. Patience young grasshoppers.
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The Thug

Post Oct 19th '09, 23:13

*impatient* *ahhem*
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envy
Land of the New Rising Sun

Post Nov 2nd '09, 22:07

Thug... almost was over a week ago. When will it be done?
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