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April Composition Challenge - VOTING!

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[b][color=#800000][size=5]Voting has now started on April's Composition Challenge.[/size][/color][/b]

[size=5]Here's the inspiration for this month's music, chosen by our previous winner [b]Leonard Smalls[/b]…[/size]



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXPj_A20dBA&feature=youtu.be

[size=5]…and here are the compositions. Please vote for your top [b]THREE[/b] favourites:[/size]

Dad3353 [b][url="http://soundcloud.com/dad3353/schu-jono-schu"]‘Schuss, Jono, Schuss…’[/url][/b] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT8Dn-zsvBk"][video][/url]

Rikki1984 [url="http://soundcloud.com/rikki-boyes/falling"][b]‘Falling’[/b][/url]

Bleat ‘[url="http://soundcloud.com/foolsjourney/free-ride"][b]Free Ride’[/b][/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl71mvxKaOg&feature=youtu.be"][video][/url]

fingers211 [b][url="http://soundcloud.com/nigel-jewell/does-paloma-matta"]‘Does Paloma Matta?’[/url][/b]

christofloffer [url="http://soundcloud.com/christofloffer/a-short-fall"][b]‘A Short Fall’[/b][/url]

Leonard Smalls [url="http://soundcloud.com/dredd-and-the-badass-weed/kamikaze-girl"][b]‘Kamikaze Girl’[/b][/url] [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0povnDhVa4"][video][/url]

Mornats [b][url="http://soundcloud.com/mornats/downhill"]‘Downhill’[/url][/b]

lurksalot [url="http://soundcloud.com/lurksalot/downhill-fast"][b]‘Downhill Fast’[/b][/url]

Bastav [url="http://soundcloud.com/organicpulseensemble/the-dog-in-me"][b]‘The Dog In Me’[/b][/url]

BirchTree [url="http://soundcloud.com/jaedry/snow-race"][b]‘Snow Race’[/b][/url]

Skol303 [url="http://soundcloud.com/skollob/boned-out"][b]‘Boned Out’[/b][/url]

[size=5][b][color=#800000]Voting ends at midnight on Saturday 30th April [/color][/b][/size]

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[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]christofloffer - you mentioned in your track description that you struggled to keep the meters out of the red. I used to have this problem a lot too. After reading a whole tonne of advice about it I now record real instruments at around -8 to -12 db (which sounds like it may be too quiet but you actually get a better sound). Then after effects - eq and compression and maybe some reverb - on each track they'll get to around -6 to -4 db. This leaves a bit of room to put some mastering effects on the master channel. I use T-racks for this. If any of your recorded instruments sound too quiet pop a gain plugin on them. I use Blue Cat Audio's BC Gain 3 - free I think ([/font][/color]http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_GainSuite/ - yep, free and they have some others I should check out too).

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Wow it's really close so far...all joint first/last on zero points !

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[quote name='Bleat' timestamp='1461493254' post='3035042']
Wow it's really close so far...all joint first/last on zero points !
[/quote]

It's as good as it'll get for me!

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:blush:
Oops!
(Sorry Skol, your post in the future is now a bit more confusing, though I'll bet further mentions a few posts on will create a predestination paradox...) Edited by Leonard Smalls

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[quote name='Leonard Smalls' timestamp='1461495039' post='3035075']
That's the Soundcloud link...[/quote]

Aye. And the little link alongside it, labeled [video], links to the video :)

(Same for everyone else who posted videos)

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[quote name='Leonard Smalls' timestamp='1461495039' post='3035075']
(Sorry Skol, your post in the future is now a bit more confusing...)
[/quote]

We just need to work a racket on the lottery numbers!... I'll message you yesterday once I've figured it out :D

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[quote name='Mornats' timestamp='1461522388' post='3035393']
How did we end up with 7 votes in total from 3 people?
[/quote]

Could be due to people forgetting that they have 3 votes and not just 1.

Or... it could be due to the time-travel experiments being conducted by Mr Smalls and I [i](see above)[/i], which are no doubt causing some kind of reality vortex, resulting in such peculiarities and many others encountered on Basschat :blink:

I'm just going to leave this here and say no more...

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Voted for my three.
Would love to get involved too, but i just don't have the time to spare.
Great work from the entrants though!

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Why doesn't this get pinned any more? (or did it never and my memory is playing tricks)?

Some top tracks this month :)

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[quote name='Mykesbass' timestamp='1461703173' post='3036998']
Why doesn't this get pinned any more?
[/quote]

S'all tactical ;)

I used to pin it... then I figured that people were skipping over it because they tend to ignore pinned topics... so I now let it bob up and down the running order of threads and give it a sly bump if it's nearing the bottom.

It seems to pick up slightly more attention/votes this way. But I might go back to simply pinning it in future.

It's a fickle business, for sure :D

Edited by Skol303

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[quote name='Skol303' timestamp='1461704517' post='3037022']
S'all tactical ;)

I used to pin it... then I figured that people were skipping over it because they tend to ignore pinned topics... so I now let it bob up and down the running order of threads and give it a sly bump if it's nearing the bottom.

It seems to pick up slightly more attention/votes this way. But I might go back to simply pinning it in future.

It's a fickle business, for sure :D
[/quote]

Funny, I did wonder which route would be most successful. Got lost a couple of times last month, but much more visible so far this time.

Great competition - keep up the good work!

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Voted..... Exceptional entry from lurks this month. Great work. Skols nirvana collaboration is also worth a mention :D
Great tracks all round but if there was a top vote then mine goes to Mr Lurksalot.....

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[quote name='the boy' timestamp='1461708082' post='3037086']Skols nirvana collaboration is also worth a mention [/quote]

Thank you sir!

Kurt was a little 'off colour' on the day, but nothing a good saturation plug-in couldn't fix :D

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[quote name='the boy' timestamp='1461708082' post='3037086']
Voted..... Exceptional entry from lurks this month. Great work. Skols nirvana collaboration is also worth a mention :D
Great tracks all round but if there was a top vote then mine goes to Mr Lurksalot.....
[/quote]
Why thank you sir , you are most kind , and I am very pleased you enjoyed it :)

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[color=#800000][b]VOTING ENDS TOMORROW AT MIDNIGHT[/b][/color]

If you haven't yet had a listen and voted, please do :)

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Brilliant , very exciting stuff , especially as I am in there :lol: , 4 photos for inspiration next month then :o

I am sure someone will come along and do the necessary :D

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Voted.

I really enjoyed the varied interpretations this month, possibly due to the fact there's a video and a photo ?

Well done all....

Nige

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