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Hi. I'm Andrew. Audio portal junkie since 2010, supporter since January 2017. I always want to improve what I do! I make music, run the NGUAC, and am active in the writing forum. I love this site, and I want to make it the best I can. :) Formerly TheDoor6

Andrew Mikula @TaintedLogic

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What score is a passing score?

No score in particular. Instead, we'll indicate a certain percentage of the contestants to accept into the next round. Usually, about 50% of competitors get past tryouts, and of those about 20% get past the Knock-out Round.


TL;DR have fun, no cheat and don't start drama...

I wonder where Samulis was...

I asked him to judge, but he said he was too busy. :( Thanks for stopping by, though!

So, where do we submit?

This thread please: https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1433195/1 . Good luck!

Are bought drum loops legit to use if I don't abuse them?

Where did you buy them from? Send me a link and I'll check it out. Thanks!

For the KO round and later, am I supposed to make a song from scratch or can I use one of my already made slightly less garbage songs?

You are supposed to make a song completely from scratch. That means that you can't start working on it until the minute I post the knock-out round thread. Thanks!

Also, can we submit tracks to both the ADM and this? (as in the same track)

As long as it follows the criteria for both sets of rules, yes. :)

Am I allowed to use samples/sounds that were made for FL studio (both mine and ones I do not own) in my song for this contest? Do I have to give you links of them if I use them?

If you're talking about browser or VST presets, those are fine to use. Ideally, you would at least modify them, as after a point using generic presents can compromise the originality of your track. If you're talking about loop packages, especially ones that are already used in demo songs, that's a bit hairier. Regardless, I'd appreciate it if you indicate which samples you used in the author's description of your song. If you want to check about particular samples up-front, please PM me. Thanks for asking!

Does the lenght of my track matter? If it does, how long does it have to be?

There aren't specific requirements for how long your track should be, but keep in mind that tracks that are either too long or too short usually have some serious drawbacks. Tracks under 2 minutes long are rarely structurally complete, while tracks longer than 6-7 minutes are often either very repetitive or structurally incoherent. Again, that's not a hard and fast rule, but if you're planning on going too far outside the 2-6 minute range, it's worth thinking about these things pretty carefully. Thanks for asking!

When can I hear about my music?

Results come out on July 22nd. Thanks in advance for your patience. :)

i see i had forgot i entered was just slightly worried

Today's the day but I haven't gotten anything back about this. Are you guys still judging?

Yes, we are! Results should be out before midnight eastern time...so, probably 9:00 or so for you in Oregon. ^_~