Who wants a sneak peak of a song im working on with a killer big room bass sound that i accidentally made ;D
“Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.” ― George Carlin I'm new to the music making scene. Publicly that is. I'm starting to get serious and I hope you like what you hear! Be sure to favorite my page if you do!
Joined on 4/21/12
Posted by trunotfals - July 18th, 2016
Now that the Knockout round has commenced, I thought it might be nice for you all to see the way I judge!
In the tryout round, I had 4 simple criteria that I judged by;
General; The overall quality of your song. How much it worked, or didn't work as a whole. Simple put, how good it was. This could have been and 8 where as the rest of your scores couldv'e been a 6 or even a 5, simply because it ended up working as a whole, even if it lacked in mixing or composition.
Composition; This applied to the chord structures you used, the form of your song transitions and how well you exectued them, or how catchy your melodies were. Simply put, your song could have been mixed terribly, but had some awesome ideas, and couldve scored a 9 in this where your mixing may have even been a 5.
Mixing; How well your song was balanced. If you wrote an edm song, how well you mixed it, executed compression, how loud your kick was during peak moments, all important things in EDM. If it was a recorded piece, i.e. live recording of guitars, drums, etc.... then I used this category to judge how well these intruments were recorded andbalanced, which is another art compared to EDM mixing. I also judged Orchestral pieces different in this category, but it all came down to balance.
and finally Originality; How unique, and thrilling your song was. If it made me dance, groove out, go HELL YEA or oh nooo....this was seperate from "general, as a song with LITTLE originality, could have been written and executed well, even if it used ideas that were not unique or groundbreaking at all.
These were the criteria I started judging with. They were each graded a number out of ten, then averaged out between them. I realized about halfway through judging that I needed to focus on different aspects, though similar. It was also not fair to equate originality to composition and mixing.
I couldnt very well change my rubric mid way through, that would be unfair, so here is what I will be looking at for the future (it is still very similar to before, just balnced better, and more specific);
Production/Mixing (30); This will be genre specific. there are three focus points within this category. Clarity, Quality, and Effects.
Composition (30); This category is roughly the same for every genre. Overall, it is how well your song is written, even if you use stock voices and stock drums, you could have a very good mind for harmonic structure and write killer melodies. This is why Production and Composition are the big categories here, they are the most decisive in your score. This will also have three subcategories, Complexity, Transitions, and Form.
The final three Categories are on their own, but just as important as the others, just not scored as hard as Production or composition.
These all add up to 100, which will then be divided by 10 to determine your final score!
So there you have it!! Focus on these points in your songs and I bet you will write the next top song of 2016. Er, at least possibly on this site. Still no promises there.......YOULL DO GREAT :D
TLDR; For my rubric for the rest of the NGAUC, Iwill be judging on a 0-100 scale with these criteria;
Overall, don't think too hard, dont try to write a song constaly looking at the judges rubrics, I just think it nice to give you guys an idea of how I judge. WRITE WHATEVER SOUNDS GOOD TO YOU. That's the most important.
Thank you Samulis for your inspiration on this rubric, though I did take it in my own route just a tad :P
Posted by trunotfals - March 22nd, 2016
Got a track coming out finally! I will upload during peak hours tomorrow unless I get enough requests now!!! This has been the penultimate achievement for me on the mixing/mastering side! Im excited to release a track for you guys after what seems like months!
School can get the best of your free time.
ANYWHO LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT IT EARLY.
Posted by trunotfals - October 20th, 2015
I wanted to say to you guys I'm sorry for my absence from Newgrounds.
I miss you guys and your feedback so much, and after bonding a wee bit with some of you guys from the NGAUC I really wanted to write some stuff for you guys to enjoy, but school has taken up a lot of my time.
The music I do write, has been going to Indaba Music. A lot of their contests specifically state that your song can not be posted anywhere else since they and the artist still own the rights to their samples that you're remixing, and will own your song as well if you win (but you get crazy prizes like lots of money so it's worth it.)3
But I would love to see some fellow producer on this site, guys, seriously, I remixed Chainsmokers, they're judging, if you win ( I porbably won't) you get $1000, and released on their EP with them.
Even if you don't join, I'd love your guys' support and comments.Here's the link to my profile where you can hear my chainsmokers remix, and my Hypotheticals by Doe Paoro Remix which is coming out probably tomorrow!!!;
I miss you all, You're still on my mind, if I lose these contests, I will definitely release the songs on here.
Love you fam.
Keep it Tru
Posted by trunotfals - September 10th, 2015
Im going to make a forum about his too, but I'm having a problem with FL and hopefully one of you FL users can help me, and will see this.
I used to be able to resize an audio sample, like a kick drum, and it whould essentially cut the sound off wherever I shortened it. NOW it literally resizes the clip, and makes ALL of my bass drums shorter, and in turn, higher pitched. It's worse when I do it with my vocals, and dont notice it after going through my work flow process quite a bit, then go back to play it, and realize my fucking vocals are out of tune, and ive done too much work to be able to go back in my history. Much less would I WANT to go back my workflow proceANyway, NOW I have to use the slicer, which is fine, but sometimes it doesnt cut off the audio sample RIGHT at the point I want it too. I mainly use this for my kicks when I have a fast 16th note pattern of kicks, or a like a quick double kick pattern, so the tail of the first not doesnt interfere with the attack of the second note.
It seems small, but I'm sure you all understand and hate when something changes and fucks up your regular work flow. I used to use this function a lot and it seems to be a huge hassle now.
It will shorten a pattern just fine, but and audio sample that is directly on the playlist (which I do a lot, since I'm able to shorten the reverb and decay on a synth, or vocal sample IMMEDIATELY for certain effect.) Infact, i bounce out most of my stuff to audio once it's all solidified.
Anywhoo, if anyone knows a solution, I'd love you forever and will name a song after you.
Posted by trunotfals - August 25th, 2015
This is my first "News Post."
Well it feels more like a blog thing.
But after winning the NGAUC, I was hoping to release some of the songs that were scrapped for the final round, i didnt think they were competition material but they were worth working on to make a seperate release.
I got involved with school, Io moved to the other side of the mountains to become a pilot, and I've been so excited, meeting new people, I've actually made two buddies and we hang out everyday.
But I just found out today that I won't be able to pull together the money to pay for the degree.
I'm heartbroken. And thats's really all I have to say.
Im discouraged, BUT I'm going to continue to make music and playing video games, hopefully make a decent payout off my youtube channel, and keep being awesome.
But Hi guys, I'm Mike, You can call me True.
What are some of your life dreams?