One hour composition competition

Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by Clydefrog, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Varcolac

    Varcolac Frets? What frets?

    Messages:
    2,380
    Likes Received:
    296
    Joined:
    May 8, 2009
    Location:
    London
    Hell no, all my guitars have double locking bridges. Pick a key signature, not a tuning.
     
  2. The Reverend

    The Reverend GHETTO KING OF SWAG

    Messages:
    3,459
    Likes Received:
    431
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Location:
    Arlington, TX
    It's not just relegated to guitar. Any song of any type related to theme is admissible.

    I'm thinking we're missing the point. It's a fun little challenge. I don't care if people cheat, I don't care if someone calls into work to spend all doing it (if the 24-hour thing happens) I just want to make a quick song and hear some funny ones.

    I say leave most of this to the honor code. If someone really, really wants that graphic or whatever, let them be weirdoes about winning. I feel like we're getting too tied up in anti-cheating devices and time constraints.

    WWRBD?
     
  3. 13point9

    13point9 Now with Less Hair!

    Messages:
    2,051
    Likes Received:
    363
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Location:
    London
    this will be interesting for sure, I'd actually prefer writing for organ, choir and strings in timed situation like this, so it'll be interesting results for sure
     
  4. Megaikke

    Megaikke SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Location:
    Glasgow
    I didnt properly think that one through... Agreed :agreed:
    Looking forward to this commencing !
     
  5. Kurkkuviipale

    Kurkkuviipale Another Sinking ....

    Messages:
    3,996
    Likes Received:
    959
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    Location:
    Helsinki, Finland
    I actually think that the game would change funnier if we had restrictions. Just sayin'...
     
  6. Scar Symmetry

    Scar Symmetry Ex Whiny Bitch

    Messages:
    15,865
    Likes Received:
    2,947
    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    My votes on the matter:

    Key = against.
    Tuning = against.
    Theme = for.
    Restrictions = for.

    :yesway:
     
  7. in-pursuit

    in-pursuit SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    92
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Location:
    Rosewood, QLD, Australia
    i concur.
     
  8. toiletstand

    toiletstand /\'...'/\

    Messages:
    2,180
    Likes Received:
    165
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Location:
    El Paso, Tx
    my suggestion would be to setup entry like you dudes have the group buys for the hipshot bridges set up.

    1. Pick a day/time to hold the contest ahead of time
    2. have a sign up sheet for whoever wants to participate.
    3. close registration the day before the contest.
    4. day of the contest everyone that registered gets together at scheduled time picks a theme then writes their song during the alloted 1hr time.

    this way everyone can make/schedule time to enter. It doesnt have to be a set time every week it could be revolving so everybody has a chance to participate.
     
  9. Megaikke

    Megaikke SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Obviously we'll have to state a minimum length for the compositions to qualify for entrance... :scratch:
     
  10. Megaikke

    Megaikke SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Location:
    Glasgow
    :yesway:
     
  11. Kamin

    Kamin SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2006
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    This sounds good. And as to the time limit, I feel like 90 seconds is reasonable, though a part of me is saying 2 minutes.
     
  12. toiletstand

    toiletstand /\'...'/\

    Messages:
    2,180
    Likes Received:
    165
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Location:
    El Paso, Tx
    maybe something along the lines of nothing shorter than 45 seconds or a minute. track can be as long as you want it to be but you will have to have it done in an hour.
     
  13. Megaikke

    Megaikke SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Location:
    Glasgow
    I 2nd this!

    EDIT: I think DEFIANTLY no less than a minute
     
  14. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

    Messages:
    7,608
    Likes Received:
    788
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Location:
    Lansing, MI
    DATE & RULES

    -Sunday, April 17th. I feel like this date would have the most free time for most users here.

    -One of the members will come up with a theme (I'm down but if somebody else would like to thats cool) and start a new thread in the Recording section. Contestants will PM the Thread starter asking for the theme. The completed product must be uploaded and linked in the thread for review.

    -There is no practical way to manage the time limit so the honor system must be used. If you somehow construct a completed 9 minute dream theatre song in 59 minutes, good for you. However we all have brains so don't try your luck.

    -Tracks must be between 1 and 4 minutes long. No 45 minute jams please.

    -At the end of the day the thread will be locked and a poll will be added. You can then vote for your favorites for the following week.

    -The member with most votes gets to pat themselves on the back and gratuitous amounts of bragging rights.


    Are there any questions to these rules?
     
  15. Megaikke

    Megaikke SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Large font or what! ha, This sounds spot on to me! Will the winner then start the thread the following week yeah? Also how are we managing the time difference? It was discussed before but I don't remember it being decided...
     
  16. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

    Messages:
    7,608
    Likes Received:
    788
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Location:
    Lansing, MI
    I can start the thread when the day start at the International Date line. I'm online all day so that won't be an issue. If an Aussie would like to help thats cool too.
     
  17. Varcolac

    Varcolac Frets? What frets?

    Messages:
    2,380
    Likes Received:
    296
    Joined:
    May 8, 2009
    Location:
    London
    If we're going with the IDL as the start point, maybe we should make midnight PST the end time, or West Coast Americans won't have as much time as the rest of us. Just a suggestion.

    Edit: what the feck timezone is Hawai'i in? Damn you, oblate spheroid!
     
  18. IconW

    IconW SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    743
    Likes Received:
    181
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    Location:
    Finland
    First of all the OP:s post (Clydefrog) song sounds bit like Scar Symmetry and it's awesome.
    I Second this idea is awesome. It would bring something fresh to this forum.
    I'm definitely in.
     
  19. Cynic

    Cynic Bored Stiff

    Messages:
    2,152
    Likes Received:
    335
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Location:
    Texas
    Agreed.
     
  20. Yaris

    Yaris Beaver Sack #2

    Messages:
    403
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2009
    Location:
    Columbia, MD
    DAMNIT

    I'm gonna be gone on spring break on the 17th. :squint:
     

Share This Page