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November Composition Challenge - VOTING!

Choose your top three favourites...  

11 members have voted

  1. 1. Choose your favourite...

    • Dad3353
      1
    • Mornats
      6
    • lurksalot
      1
    • fingers211
      1
    • the boy
      2


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Voting has now started on November's Composition Challenge.

Here's the inspiration for this month's music, chosen by our previous winner, lowdown

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…and here are the compositions. Please listen to each and vote for your favourite (just one vote this month!):

Dad3353 'Mason And The Beasts'

http://soundcloud.com/dad3353/mason-and-the-beasts

Mornats 'Beast Vs Beast'

http://soundcloud.com/mornats/beast-vs-beast

lurksalot 'A Question Of Scale'

http://soundcloud.com/lurksalot/a-question-of-scale

fingers211 'Big Bullies'

http://soundcloud.com/nigel-jewell/big-bullies

the boy 'FIGHT A GORILLA (FALL DOWN AND DIE)'

http://soundcloud.com/theboysings/fight-a-gorilla-fall-down-and

Voting ends at midnight on Thursday 30th November.

Edited by Skol303
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A touch surprising really as I thought the picture would offer a bit of scope , still, easier to pick your choice :D

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difficult to vote as a participator this time. With there only being 5 entrants of which Im one, to vote for your three favourites is actually the same as picking your least favourite. I may vote only for one.O.o

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10 hours ago, the boy said:

Ok. I can see that now. Great idea. I was putting off voting as i felt bad about voting for all but one. :D

Crossed my mind as well, but in my case all but two.

Edit: I can’t count seems there are five and not four, plus I didn’t enter.

xD

 

Voted. Well done all.

 

Edited by lowdown

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Got my vote in :)

Next month's will be interesting. I have an idea for my cover version but I need to see if I can pull it off.

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Looking forward to to listening over the next day or two. 

Have had to stop enjoying taking part as I’m now a Uni student for the first time... but it ain’t teenage kicks with time to play as I’m working hard full time,  paying a mortgage and nearing 40 :$

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2 hours ago, Mornats said:

Got my vote in :)

Next month's will be interesting. I have an idea for my cover version but I need to see if I can pull it off.

I've voted , and mine is almost done for next month :hi:

to be fair we had a right good laugh at the idea and having done a rough mix , lurksalittle loved it , so we should have some family participation again , I am really hanging my hat on the hope that my lad has still got a singing voice , if he can deliver on this it will be proper fun :D

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Voted, I have to say that it was very difficult to pick one. Mornats got my vote in the end. It was a superb piece of music. I cant begin to imagine how he put it together. Well done Mornats, excellent work. Well done to the rest also, I enjoyed them all. 

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15 hours ago, lowdown said:

Crossed my mind as well, but in my case all but two.

Edit: I can’t count seems there are five and not four, plus I didn’t enter.

xD

 

Voted. Well done all.

 

Bass players only need to count to four. :D

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8 minutes ago, the boy said:

Voted, I have to say that it was very difficult to pick one. Mornats got my vote in the end. It was a superb piece of music. I cant begin to imagine how he put it together. Well done Mornats, excellent work. Well done to the rest also, I enjoyed them all. 

Cheers! It's all about layering sounds and instruments on top of each other. I started with Sound Dust Cloud Cello and made some semi-random noises with them, letting them flow organically. That then had the piano layered on top to make it sound like it was all intentional. A few other swarming instruments were added in (from the same sample library used for the Blue Planet 2 soundtrack - Orchestral Swarm). The harsh heavy low strings were Swarm and Albion one running through different ostinatum patches (basically arpeggiators built into Spitfire libraries) with Action Strikes drums. A sheppard tone brought in some tension and then the riser was added in the break in the middle. Then lots of listening to it and constant tweaking of the bits I hated. It follows a similar formula to a lot of my tracks and I'm quite used to it now. The real talent is in the creation of those sound libraries in my opinion.

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On 27/11/2017 at 23:24, Mornats said:

Cheers! It's all about layering sounds and instruments on top of each other. I started with Sound Dust Cloud Cello and made some semi-random noises with them, letting them flow organically. That then had the piano layered on top to make it sound like it was all intentional. A few other swarming instruments were added in (from the same sample library used for the Blue Planet 2 soundtrack - Orchestral Swarm). The harsh heavy low strings were Swarm and Albion one running through different ostinatum patches (basically arpeggiators built into Spitfire libraries) with Action Strikes drums. A sheppard tone brought in some tension and then the riser was added in the break in the middle. Then lots of listening to it and constant tweaking of the bits I hated. It follows a similar formula to a lot of my tracks and I'm quite used to it now. The real talent is in the creation of those sound libraries in my opinion.

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Enough..! Let's end the untenable suspense..! 

And the winner is...

Mornats..!

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Here, then, is your Winner's Certificate (download and save as pdf file, then proudly print and frame...) ...

BC_Chal_Cert_2017_11.pdf

... which looks like this (but bigger, of course..!)…
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@MornatsSo, as this month's Winner, if you'd like to propose your picture for the next Challenge, send it by PM to either Skol303Lurksalot or to myself. Please note: As December's Challenge is themed on a 'cover' (composed or played during the year 2017...), the picture received will be used for the January 2018 Challenge. A great start to the New Year is thus guaranteed..! B|

OK, folks, the starter's pistol has sounded; get going on presenting your entries for the Special December '2017 Covers' Challenge.

(... and congratulations again to our Worthy Winner, Mornats, and to the no less Worthy Runners-up...)

Edited by Dad3353

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Thank you very much everyone! I really enjoyed composing this one and this competition is really helping me learn and improve. All of the other entries are always inspirational. :) I'll get a picture sorted and will send it along for January's.

Something I forgot to mention about my track was that I was trying out a C octatonic scale which worked really well I thought. It's worth checking out all those uncommon scales.

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