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  • "One Sample Dare" Contest

    Hello everyone!

    With blessing from our host, Dax IX, I would like to start contest for ambient creators.

    The idea of the contest is to create ambient track using only one sample.

    Rules are:

    1. Additional samples, soundfonts, synths, samplers are NOT permitted (except instruments which will use only given contest sample loaded). Any other processing of contest sample is permitted.

    2. You can use as many copies of original sample as you want, each processed with respect to Rule 1.

    3. Time for submissions is 16 days, counted to midnight, UTC, of 16th day.

    4. Submissions should be uploaded to place available for all AO members. Links should be posted in thread dedicated to given round. Please, do not use hosting with countdown, CAPTCHA and other obstacles.

    5. Sample is provided under CC0 (public domain) license.

    6. Winner of contest is chosen by votes of AO members.

    7. Winner of contest chooses sample for next contest.

    8. Participants SHOULD disclose the formula for winning track for the benefit of community.


    I give example of such processing: My track "Hirimpiraght" is created from one sample, sound of bathroom reboiler.
    I've used Ambitron, Paulstretch and Smartelectronix Ambience.

    Please, review proposed contest rules and express your opinion and suggestions.
    Last edited by MetaDronos; 03-28-2014, 04:11 PM.
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  • #2
    This is an excellent idea!

    I've made this thread sticky.

    Thank you for coming up with this, MetaDronos.

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    • #3
      I'm up for doing this. Where would tracks be submitted?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bobbotov View Post
        I'm up for doing this. Where would tracks be submitted?
        I use FreeSound, but SoundCloud or even internal AO file storage could be OK.
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        • #5
          Ok, I use SC. Another question, how and where would judging take place? In this thread or a separate one? Also, would the judging only be for the best track or would there be first, second, third choices...etc?

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          • #6
            Yes, judging is something we would need to work out.

            I think the best thing is to have each round in its own thread, kinda like the KVR OSCs.

            I'll create a forum.

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            • #7
              And just to clarify, two weeks would make the deadline April 2?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bobbotov View Post
                Ok, I use SC. Another question, how and where would judging take place? In this thread or a separate one? Also, would the judging only be for the best track or would there be first, second, third choices...etc?
                I think that separate threads for each round is preferable.
                Also I suggest to have only one winner - who prepares/selects sample for next round.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bobbotov View Post
                  And just to clarify, two weeks would make the deadline April 2?
                  It is better to start first contest tomorrow, after getting some feedback from other AO members.

                  My suggestions/quetsions in context of contest procedure:

                  * Tracks are submitted until April 3rd (two weeks for every new round?)
                  * AO mods create "poll" with all submitted tracks listed
                  * Every AO member has one vote to use with his favourite track in poll
                  * How much time we should give for collecting votes?
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                  • #10
                    Also, what would the time limit be for the track? Any length?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bobbotov View Post
                      Also, what would the time limit be for the track? Any length?
                      I think that there should be no track length limitation.
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                      • #12
                        And is the sample for the first contest composer's choice?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bobbotov View Post
                          And is the sample for the first contest composer's choice?
                          I think the first sample should be chosen by MetaDronos, and possibly even the one he linked to in his first post.

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                          • #14
                            I get "Page Not Found" for that sample link.

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                            • #15
                              Ah, I didn't check before.

                              Regardless, I think MetaDronos should kick this off as it was his idea.

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