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Old 07-04-2014, 05:09 PM   #21
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Re: Novation: Video, free sample pack and contest.

Looks like we're not out of our misery yet...

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Rick Jeldy is right - we're pushing back the announcement a week to allow our judges a little more time with your entries! I'll let you know the moment I have more information.
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Old 11-04-2014, 03:01 PM   #23
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Re: Novation: Video, free sample pack and contest.

Tick...tock...tick...tock...tick...tock...ARRRRRRR RRGH...

This guy will probably win too because, essentially, he made an ad for the product line:


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Re: Novation: Video, free sample pack and contest.

Lol, yes probably a winner.

Let's hope there isn't two others like that!!!

I think that entry will rule mine out tho as he used one of the samples I used and did a better job. They most likely won't want three winners tracks that all sound alike.

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Wow, talk about making sure you win, lol. I thought it was good but found myself a bit annoyed by all the pandering.
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Old 16-04-2014, 02:11 PM   #26
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Re: Novation: Video, free sample pack and contest.

Bring as I never thought they would e mail the losers as well I was extremely excited until
I opened the e-mail (quoted below) titled "Novation Heritage."

Maybe next time I'll paint my face blue and make a video featuring product placement.

Oh well, I'm happy with the track and I guess that's what really matters. Most losers would say that though.

I can't find where they have announced the winners yet, checked fb and their website so...

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Thank you for entering Novation's Innovation Since 92 production competition.

Unfortunately you weren't selected as a winner this time, but we hope you enjoyed creating your entry and have had more fun with the Heritage Sound Pack since!

All the best,

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Old 16-04-2014, 04:15 PM   #27
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Re: Novation: Video, free sample pack and contest.

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Bring as I never thought they would e mail the losers as well I was extremely excited until
I opened the e-mail (quoted below) titled "Novation Heritage."

Maybe next time I'll paint my face blue and make a video featuring product placement.

Oh well, I'm happy with the track and I guess that's what really matters. Most losers would say that though.

I can't find where they have announced the winners yet, checked fb and their website so...

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; what'd they say to you? Hopefully one of us made it.

Ha ha, same kind of thing happened to me!!!

No cigar

Has that guy in the video won??? I fucking hope not as it said fuck all about 'make a video too' in the rules. I wouldn't have actually bothered if that was the case.

I'm fairly sure they haven't even listened to mine as I've been monitoring the stats on souncloud

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Old 16-04-2014, 05:53 PM   #28
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Has that guy in the video won??? I fucking hope not as it said fuck all about 'make a video too' in the rules. I wouldn't have actually bothered if that was the case.
Yeah, wotta suckup. Well, they did manage to position their brand very prominently here on IDMf and I think most of us really don't think about them that often. I did like their video of the origins of the company. I love any outfit that starts out with two guys messing around with crap.
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Old 19-04-2014, 03:03 AM   #29
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Re: Novation: Video, free sample pack and contest.

The natives over on FaceBook are getting restless as Novation still hasn't posted the winning tracks yet...

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I'm fairly sure they haven't even listened to mine as I've been monitoring the stats on souncloud
Many people on FB are claiming this same thing or a variation of. Here's one example of a few:

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I AM DISAPPOINTED. NOT because I've got the same e-mail everybody has in their mailbox BUT because my YOUTUBE ANALYTICS says there are ZERO plays from UK REGION. SO I strongly believe my track hasn't been heard by ANY judges, that's why I AM SAD. I am disappointed in NOVATION, alas...
The only thing I can think of is in the terms and conditions it said if the prize isn't claimed within 11 days then they give your winning to someone else. Maybe they're waiting for this period to end, and that everyone has claimed their prize, before posting the winners. But then why say anything at all yet? Either way I think it could have been handled better. Like maybe e-mail the winners only, wait for them to claim their prize, then announce the winners and nobody else gets an e-mail.

Quite a few people on the FB say they didn't receive any e-mail at all.

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Old 19-04-2014, 03:09 AM   #30
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Re: Novation: Video, free sample pack and contest.

Well, looks like Novation is going to have a shit storm on their hands. If you get judges you better make sure they are actually willing to do their job.

I feel bad for you guys, but I'm not surprised that in general such a contest has turned out this way, especially with all the tools SC, YouTube etc gives people for tracking listens and uch.

They had very nice prizes, didn't they suspect they would get tons of entries? The whole mess seems really unprofessional.

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Old 19-04-2014, 03:22 AM   #31
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Re: Novation: Video, free sample pack and contest.

Yeah I'm really surprised that a company on their level would handle things in this way. I mean you would think that they would have a game plan on lockdown as to how this was going to go but it seems, based on all this, very thrown together.

Based upon the limited experience with the way people submit stuff on-line and don't bother to follow directions or read rules I understand there could be some problems on the user end. But given the fact that the "I don't think they even played it" thing came up with GB I'm sure there is a level of validity to at lease some of the claims.

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Hey guys from novation, where are the winning tracks?... maybe was the heritage competition a fake? Have you really heard all tracks? What is the problem to release the winners? It's a very bad style guys!!!
These types of comments have been getting made for the last few days with no reply from Novation what-so-ever. They've made other posts to their FB page but it seems they are ignoring this altogether.

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Well this is pretty lame crap. Sorry you guys got stiffed by a company that apparently doesn't give a shit about treating contest participants fairly.
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Old 19-04-2014, 03:32 AM   #33
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Yeah, all they would have to do is say something.

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Re: Novation: Video, free sample pack and contest.

I would respect them way more if they just admitted they blew it if something did go wrong. Them not answering these questions just makes things look really suspicious. I feel like I'm just stating the obvious here...but goddamn this seems shady for a company that big...

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Re: Novation: Video, free sample pack and contest.

I would have had a team of people listening to the tracks as they came in and filtering them down in stages. That way when the competition ends all that needs to be done is sift through the last submissions received, then send the judges a package of 10 tracks. I'm sure the judges were being paid so give them a time table of 72 hours, collect the results, then notify [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
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where they can go pick up their synths and call it a day.

Simple as that.

But seriously, minus that last part, that's what I would have done were I them.

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Re: Novation: Video, free sample pack and contest.

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I would have had a team of people listening to the tracks as they came in and filtering them down in stages. That way when the competition ends all that needs to be done is sift through the last submissions received, then send the judges a package of 10 tracks. I'm sure the judges were being paid so give them a time table of 72 hours, collect the results, then notify [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
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, and the other [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
where they can go pick up their synths and call it a day.

Simple as that.

But seriously, minus that last part, that's what I would have done were I them.
Yep. I think what you suggest is usually how these contests go when there are famous judges. No way those guys are listening to hundreds of tracks.

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Very odd considering this was probably meant to be a publicity campaign. Also odd that a company with the resources that they have to botch this up and piss off future customers.
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Re: Novation: Video, free sample pack and contest.

Yeah I doubt they sent them hundred(s) of tracks either but there had to be a breakdown somewhere along the way being as the entire thing ran late and now all this.

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Re: Novation: Video, free sample pack and contest.

After a veritable, on-going, worldwide coup on FaceBook, Novation finally announces the winners to the competition. After I heard the first one I was like, okay yeah I see, because honestly it's pretty good if you're into hip-hop. It's mixed really well and presents a very creative use of the samples...



Then you have the next two and I'm left scratching my head. Several of the selections I was able to find on my own while waiting for the results were way better than these efforts. I'm not getting down on these next two because of style but, surprise, they're dubstep.

Bad, poorly mixed, and lifeless dub step at that, in my humble opinion...





Taking my entry totally out of the equation...

Sorry, I don't get it.

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Re: Novation: Video, free sample pack and contest.

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After a veritable, on-going, worldwide coup on FaceBook, Novation finally announces the winners to the competition. After I heard the first one I was like, okay yeah I see, because honestly it's pretty good if you're into hip-hop. It's mixed really well and presents a very creative use of the samples...



Then you have the next two and I'm left scratching my head. Several of the selections I was able to find on my own while waiting for the results were way better than these efforts. I'm not getting down on these next two because of style but, surprise, they're dubstep.

Bad, poorly mixed, and lifeless dub step at that, in my humble opinion...





Taking my entry totally out of the equation...

Sorry, I don't get it.
Jesus christ, you're right. A lot of competitions end like this, pretty fishy or something

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