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Old 15-09-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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Do you have contest on this site? Since I'm pretty new to the forum do I not know the answer to this question. I thought it'd be cool to, for example, choose a specific genre which every producer have to work with. Then get a group of people who'll act as judges, rating all sorts of things. And as I said, I'm new so I don't know if contest like these already excist. :3

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Old 16-09-2013, 12:45 PM   #2
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You can't compete in music/art man.
If you want to take the beauty and soul out of your work of art then these are the guys for you:

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Old 16-09-2013, 02:07 PM   #3
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You can't compete in music/art man.
If you want to take the beauty and soul out of your work of art then these are the guys for you:

But that's just my personal opinion.
That's kinda true though. I just thought it would be a fun thing to do.
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Old 16-09-2013, 02:25 PM   #4
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You can't compete in music/art man.
If you want to take the beauty and soul out of your work of art...
If you want to get into soundtracks and other commission based stuff, it's not about beauty and soul... just getting something that people will enjoy and meets the brief. You don't need to worry about losing the soul, because (in the sense I think you mean - your personal creative vision coming to life) it never had it! So it could be useful for someone who wants to practise that sort of approach.

I often set myself challenges like this if I've got no real inspiration, I'll just see how close I can get to a particular sound in a few hours. I don't normally look to share the results, but sometimes I get an idea out of it. I guess it's more of a check on my production skills than anything else.

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Old 16-09-2013, 03:51 PM   #5
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If you want to get into soundtracks and other commission based stuff, it's not about beauty and soul... just getting something that people will enjoy and meets the brief. You don't need to worry about losing the soul, because (in the sense I think you mean - your personal creative vision coming to life) it never had it! So it could be useful for someone who wants to practise that sort of approach.

I often set myself challenges like this if I've got no real inspiration, I'll just see how close I can get to a particular sound in a few hours. I don't normally look to share the results, but sometimes I get an idea out of it. I guess it's more of a check on my production skills than anything else.
Making music professionally (getting payed) and writing something by request is not the same thing as competing.

Let me make a ridiculous example: Someone might think Skrillex is a better producer that Deadmau5 someone else might think the opposite. So what you end up with in the end is just someones opinion of how good they are musically compared to one another.
It's not like sports where one team can beat the other doing the exact same thing, may it be chasing a ball around on a grass field or skid around on the ice after a puck.

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"

Again, this is just my personal opinion.
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Old 16-09-2013, 04:02 PM   #6
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The answer is yes, we sometimes do this already.
We're currently mulling over the idea of adding a section where outsiders could also post their remix contests and stuff like that, if that's something that interests people?
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Old 16-09-2013, 04:54 PM   #7
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The answer is yes, we sometimes do this already.
We're currently mulling over the idea of adding a section where outsiders could also post their remix contests and stuff like that, if that's something that interests people?
I would like it I think or at least try some contests out IF it wouldn't get flooded with all the EDM stuff.

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Old 19-09-2013, 03:47 PM   #8
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I think contests are healthy external motivational factors that would be nice to see on this site.
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Old 19-09-2013, 11:25 PM   #9
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Re: Contests!

I think it would be fun if there were contests like "make the coolest transition sound effect" or "make the best beat with 32 note kick drums" or things like that. Not full tracks, but just little fun things to get the creative juices flowing. Sorry for the massively overused cliche right there, BTW.

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The answer is yes, we sometimes do this already.
We're currently mulling over the idea of adding a section where outsiders could also post their remix contests and stuff like that, if that's something that interests people?
I'm assuming this is a serious post (if it's not, lol at me) but I hope this happens. I also hope that people drift away from offering bogus 'prizes' so we can all see what each artist has made out of a track. Could be a lot of fun and a growing experience for everyone.

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