Description

(RMN Music Pack cover image by courtesy of Yaichino @ Deviantart.com!)

Selection of past RMN Music Event entries.




Calling all composers! - It's RMN music event time again, but this time things are going to be a little different.

So, if you've participated or voted in the RMN music events before you'll have noticed that they have taken the form of competitions with set themes and public voting to determine the winner; this time around however, the main purpose of the event is going to be a bit different. Instead of competing, we're going to collaborate (and for the greater good, to boot! but more on that later)





For this event we're asking that the participating composers create pieces of original RPG/video-game music, as many tracks as they want and whatever they want (but adhering to some basic standards of quality and stuff, see below for details on this).

At the end of the time-frame for this event the tracks will be collected together, given the once-over, standardized into mp3/ogg formats (where necessary), given proper file information tags, given some sweet cover art and compiled into a downloadable "album" or "soundtrack" of royalty free, creative commons licensed music and then hosted on RMN for the whole community/internet to use as they wish in their not-for-profit game-making endeavors (The CC license model we'll be using will be attribution, non-profit).

Essentially, we'll be creating a free rpg music pack for anyone and everyone to use in their games and helping diversify the publicly available resource pool for rm users a little bit.






* For every approved submission you will receive an entry into a raffle draw with a $50 main prize by courtesy of RMN and $30 secondary prize by courtesy of Happy!

* Submitting 1 approved track grants you a 50 ms achievement.

* Submitting 3 approved tracks grants you a 100 ms achievement.

* Submitting 5 approved tracks grants you a 150 ms achievement.

* An excuse to get some practice in or try something new.

* The gratification of giving something back to the community.

* The possibility of your work and name ending up in some cool project you didn't even intend it to be included in.

* The chance to make something cool along with a bunch of other composers.

* A panel of judges will decide on a composer that has contributed the most and grant this person a $70 award by courtesy of Happy! - quality and quantity of the submissions are both taken in consideration. (If you win this award, you cannot win the raffle prize.)

* To receive any prize money you must have an active paypal account.






* First and foremost you understand that any work you submit to this event is going to be disseminated under a creative com-mons license as publicly usable without your permission and in any way the end-user wishes as long as they attribute the work to you in their credits and that they also do the same themselves with any derivative work based on yours. End-users of this material (and any derivative material) will not, however, be able to legally make any money from anything containing these tracks without your express permission. This is important because if people decide to back out or change their minds about work they've submitted mid-way through this event it's going to get a bit messy, so please make sure you're positive that you're happy with essentially giving away whatever you submit for this event to the public at large.

* Some minimum degree of quality is going to be required from the submissions, they don't need to be AAA studio quality compositions, but they do need to be decent enough that people would want to use them in their projects. Tracks that don't make the cut will not be included in the final package.

* When you have submitted your track, it will be listed as "pending" until judges have listened to it. If the track meets the required quality standards, it will be listed as "accepted." In case your track still requires further improvements before it can be accepted, the track will be listed as "validating" and you will receive a PM where we will explain you what we would like you to improve in your track. If the track fails to meet the required quality standards and no fixes are applied to it before the event deadline, the track will be listed as "rejected." Don't be afraid to submit your track, however! We aren't expecting full professional quality from our participants! You are also free to post your track in public for open feedback.

* Please, name your track and tag it with your author name (whether it's a nick or your real name.)

* Submissions are preferred to be in .mp3, .wav, or .ogg format.

* Considering that we're going to be giving this away it's important that any/all work you submit be, to your knowledge, 100% original work of yours and contain no copyrighted material either compositionally or in terms of sampled sounds. No arrange-ments of existing songs or lifting motifs from anywhere else please. (I doubt anyone would do this but you know, just in case).

* There is no fixed theme or style required for participation in this event but if we get 50 battle themes we might be in a bit of trouble so if you can, try something a bit different than the standard fare you'd expect from a generic rpg or pick a type of track that is less commonly created. We'll probably put up a list of themes to help out with ideas for anyone stuck as to what sort of track to make (and we're still gonna need at least some battle themes!) If you aren't a composer, but have ideas for themes, you can suggest them in the comment section of this page.

* It is preferred that your track can be made into a loop, which means that you have to include repetition of previously occurred sections after all the development in the song has occurred. You don't have to worry about actually looping the song (coding it into the .ogg file) as this can be done by the judges once the album is being put together. Just make sure you include some of your first sections in the end of the song (excluding a possible intro.) If you have questions regarding this matter, feel free to PM Happy!

* You can submit as many tracks as you want as long as they meet the requirements for the event. So if you're feeling bored and generous then knock yourself out and make more than one. You will gain 1 raffle ticket for each accepted track.

* Any and all music you submit should be made specifically for this event. No dumping your existing works here. We're expecting you to see some effort and create something new.

* The finished product will be a .zip file, which will be hosted on RMN, freely available for download by anyone and everyone. There will be both, .mp3 version and looped .ogg version of the album along with cover art by Yaichino and some .txt files listing the songs, creators and CC license details.

* The event will run for 2 months to help ensuring high quality and quantity of entries.





* Once the album is out we will hold a public vote and people can choose a composer to receive a "Voters' Choice" award for the best contributions. If you wish to donate any prize money for this cause and support the participating composers, please do and you will have our sincerest appreciation!

You can donate any amount you wish the best composer to receive. After you have made your donation, be sure to PM kentona and tell him the sum you have donated so that he can tell the Music Event donations apart from the regular RMN donations.



* Please have fun and be creative! Use this as an excuse to make something new and interesting (yet usable) and give something to the community.

Details

  • 11/08/2012 12:00 AM
  • 02/16/2013 12:00 AM
  • Happy

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Participants Entries
MISTER BIG T
Hexatona
Happy
jasprelao
McTricky
narcodis
bobthebobish
Caz
Jude
Gamesfreak13563
Despite
yusolaifdfer
NewBlack
Tarranon
Cornflake
Muninn
MrChearlie
jackalotrun
Xcalnarok
Lana42
pazuzu555
LadyLeilani
Kunsel
JuurianChi
Subaru
nathangday
Urbon
albertibay
Snowy_Fox
slozzyfizz
possibly
hyde9318
sonosanctus
bzr
Shade_Hunter
Odin
ReclaimedGlory
Apoc
ZenVirZan
add9
kukenstragames

Posts

Suddenlynewsubmission!

Solid89, I got some temple-esque choir hymn for ya, fresh off the (virtual) rack. I was able to find a few fitting choir sounds, and spent most my time on this mixing them together in different ways until I got to what it is now.

I've included "choir only" in the name because I intend to make an alternate version with more elements, such as strings, harp, some woodwinds, and of course an organ. Anyone have any thoughts on that? Should I leave it as it is and do something else?

Once again, any critique on this one is totally welcome too.
Snowy_Fox, I'm digging that song you just submitted! It works really well for what I was looking for! :) Thank you sooo much, a hundred times over. I really appreciate the work you put in it! If you are making an alternate version with strings and harp and such, I'm definitely looking forward to that! Having an alternate version would be amazing. ^_^

The work you did and mixing those choir samples just came out really nice IMO. I think those choir samples would fit to make an astonishing and epic boss battle/remix theme as well, with the way they sound. Another possible idea? Anyway, I love it, can't wait to hear the alternate version! thanks again!
Hey everyone. This is my first post here, but I am pretty regular at different RMing forums. I just wanted to stop in and say a little something now that I have submitted.

I saw this contest when it was first announced at RMWeb. I had just recently finished up my first album of game music when I saw the post, so I used the contest as a major push for me to start my second album. I posted my stuff on my soundcloud to get a little bit of feedback before I submitted them, and I have gotten some decent reviews on it so far. I am not so worried about winning this as I am about giving new resources to the community, so I hope you guys enjoy my submissions.
Happy
The infamous Rei-
5220
I apologize to everyone whose entries are still pending. I have no idea what happened to activity of our judges! I'll try to get you some feedback in next few days. I could just post you my own input alone, but I'd prefer there to be more points of view than just mine.

If anyone with some musical knowledge is interested in helping with judging the event entries, send me a PM.

On a side note: I submitted my second entry and I am looking for feedback as well!

Thanks for everyone contributing so far!
I released two battle themes. I also remade an old piece you guys can use.
Yeah, Happy I'd like to hear feedback so I can change the songs if needed.
This seems really interesting! I'll be coming up with a few compositions just for the fun of it!

By the way, my submissions are loops, so that's why they cut off. Don't know if that's an issue or not.
Great, I'll do the changes suggested to them even though one judge didn't exactly leave much to work with. Ah well, c'est la vie.


EDIT: I just realized I had volume normalization enabled which actually changed the instruments and took the edge off them. The new versions are far superior.
Hi! Thanks for notifying me through email. This project really interests me; I hope I could write some decent musics to be included in the pack :D
There I entered one tell me what you think about it
Hi everyone. I just found out about this contest today. I'm writing a villain theme using Sibelius 7. Will probably submit it later tonight.
Edit: Delete please. Accidental double post.
Odin
Eventually, everything hits the bottom.
1079
How long exactly, does it take for music to be validated?
Liberty
Am I doing this right?
20007
It depends on how fast we judges get out thoughts in. Some of us are busy - especially around this time of year.
Odin
Eventually, everything hits the bottom.
1079
I see, fair enough.
Alright. I've submitted my first entry. "Evil Approaches." It's meant to be a motif for a refined, calculated villain and communicate a sense of urgency and precision. Look forward to any feedback!
I couldn't get Braindamage to work no matter what I tried so I scrapped it and made new song "Hero's heart." I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried out many new things and I'm very happy with the results.
I have been slacking so much. >: Can somebody please arrange to send a guy around to poke me with a stick really hard if I go more than 24 hours without making any music?
Hey Happy, how much do you think you can postpone the end date, tomorrow I will buy a new piano, just that I don't know when I am going to buy the cables to connect it to the computer.