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

author=MrChearlie
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.


With all due respect, I don't think it'd be very fair to postpone for one person. There's still many weeks until the deadline and there's been plenty of time for it.
author=MISTER BIG T
author=MrChearlie
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.
With all due respect, I don't think it'd be very fair to postpone for one person. There's still many weeks until the deadline and there's been plenty of time for it.


Judging by the fact that the judging has been so slow and at times non-existent. I think it'd be necessary to extend the deadline of the contest.
I dunno... judging or no judging, we've had two months to be making music. An extension wouldn't hurt anyone, though. Especially if it means more music! It just means a bit more work for the judges.



Also, added my new submission! It's the full version of The Ritual. Like the choir only version, it's meant as a temple/church theme, but with all the extra elements, I think it would also work well as the intro backing for some games.

Like before, I've kept it mastered to a consistent RPG Maker volume, and included loop comments.

*Leaves a critique box ready to receive and scurries off for lunch*
Happy
The infamous Rei-
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author=Cornflake
author=MISTER BIG T
author=MrChearlie
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.
With all due respect, I don't think it'd be very fair to postpone for one person. There's still many weeks until the deadline and there's been plenty of time for it.
Judging by the fact that the judging has been so slow and at times non-existent. I think it'd be necessary to extend the deadline of the contest.

I apologize for slow judging. There's not really much I can do about it as I haven't been able to find any new judges, either. I can just send my thoughts alone from this on, if you think it will suffice. I will try to get all entries validating before Christmas holidays.

What comes to extensions of event deadline, that might be possible.
author=MISTER BIG T
author=MrChearlie
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.
With all due respect, I don't think it'd be very fair to postpone for one person. There's still many weeks until the deadline and there's been plenty of time for it.


With all due respect... I apologize, I didn't want to sound bossy, that's why I said "how much do you think you can pospotone the end date" like a possibility and not like an order, although there were ways better to ask. I am trying to do my best in getting all the components of my piano as fast as I can so I can finish a song before the eight of january (I think that the midi cable is enough to do so, so maybe I can get in time), but if the deadline isn't postpone I won't complain, although I will feel less preasure if it is extend.
author=Happy
author=Cornflake
author=MISTER BIG T
author=MrChearlie
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.
With all due respect, I don't think it'd be very fair to postpone for one person. There's still many weeks until the deadline and there's been plenty of time for it.
Judging by the fact that the judging has been so slow and at times non-existent. I think it'd be necessary to extend the deadline of the contest.
I apologize for slow judging. There's not really much I can do about it as I haven't been able to find any new judges, either. I can just send my thoughts alone from this on, if you think it will suffice. I will try to get all entries validating before Christmas holidays.

What comes to extensions of event deadline, that might be possible.


I hope I didn't cause any offense. I just thought it was rather unfair for MISTER BIG T to think that it wouldn't be necessary for the deadline to be extended just because some of his material has been judged. My first piece, which I submitted 4 days ago, hasn't been reviewed or commented on by anybody.
Happy
The infamous Rei-
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author=Cornflake
I hope I didn't cause any offense. I just thought it was rather unfair for MISTER BIG T to think that it wouldn't be necessary for the deadline to be extended just because some of his material has been judged. My first piece, which I submitted 4 days ago, hasn't been reviewed or commented on by anybody.

This is how the judging works: As soon as new pending entry appears I am expecting to receive input from at least two other judges than myself. Once I have comments of two other judges I add my own and send them all to the composer.

Right now I'll wait 'till Saturday and then send at least my commentary to every pending entry. From then on I'll probably reduce the time I wait for other judges' comments to two days at max to keep things actually rolling.

I know it can potentially be pretty unpleasant for everyone to wait several days for feedback on their track and then go back into fixing it later on. I have just tried to make the judging form work with what we have, but considering things aren't working as fast as they should, I might just narrow down the process.

If anyone wants to volunteer to help with judging though, let me know.
author=Snowy_Fox
I dunno... judging or no judging, we've had two months to be making music. An extension wouldn't hurt anyone, though. Especially if it means more music! It just means a bit more work for the judges.



Also, added my new submission! It's the full version of The Ritual. Like the choir only version, it's meant as a temple/church theme, but with all the extra elements, I think it would also work well as the intro backing for some games.

Like before, I've kept it mastered to a consistent RPG Maker volume, and included loop comments.

*Leaves a critique box ready to receive and scurries off for lunch*


Yay, I was actually looking forward to a full version. Time to listen to stuff.
Odin
Eventually, everything hits the bottom.
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author=Happy
author=Cornflake
I hope I didn't cause any offense. I just thought it was rather unfair for MISTER BIG T to think that it wouldn't be necessary for the deadline to be extended just because some of his material has been judged. My first piece, which I submitted 4 days ago, hasn't been reviewed or commented on by anybody.
This is how the judging works: As soon as new pending entry appears I am expecting to receive input from at least two other judges than myself. Once I have comments of two other judges I add my own and send them all to the composer.

Right now I'll wait 'till Saturday and then send at least my commentary to every pending entry. From then on I'll probably reduce the time I wait for other judges' comments to two days at max to keep things actually rolling.

I know it can potentially be pretty unpleasant for everyone to wait several days for feedback on their track and then go back into fixing it later on. I have just tried to make the judging form work with what we have, but considering things aren't working as fast as they should, I might just narrow down the process.

If anyone wants to volunteer to help with judging though, let me know.


I'd be happy to help with judging, Happy!
I wouldn't mind offering services for judging either. I really do enjoy listening to the music the community has created.
man, i'm sooooooo unlucky that i noticed this event just now :(
is it too late for me to join?
Submitted my second entry. Standard tragedy/death/sad song.
Ellow Its been weeks but i still couldnt come out with somethin new for my Orpheus and War at Hands.. Could someone gimme an idea? a review perhaps..
author=Cornflake
author=Happy
author=Cornflake
author=MISTER BIG T
author=MrChearlie
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.
With all due respect, I don't think it'd be very fair to postpone for one person. There's still many weeks until the deadline and there's been plenty of time for it.
Judging by the fact that the judging has been so slow and at times non-existent. I think it'd be necessary to extend the deadline of the contest.
I apologize for slow judging. There's not really much I can do about it as I haven't been able to find any new judges, either. I can just send my thoughts alone from this on, if you think it will suffice. I will try to get all entries validating before Christmas holidays.

What comes to extensions of event deadline, that might be possible.
I hope I didn't cause any offense. I just thought it was rather unfair for MISTER BIG T to think that it wouldn't be necessary for the deadline to be extended just because some of his material has been judged. My first piece, which I submitted 4 days ago, hasn't been reviewed or commented on by anybody.


None of my updated material is judged actually... And I never said that's a reason to not extend, I said the reason not to extend is because the deadline was already set long enough and it's very late into the contest to put even more extra time.
author=MISTER BIG T
author=Cornflake
author=Happy
author=Cornflake
author=MISTER BIG T
author=MrChearlie
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.
With all due respect, I don't think it'd be very fair to postpone for one person. There's still many weeks until the deadline and there's been plenty of time for it.
Judging by the fact that the judging has been so slow and at times non-existent. I think it'd be necessary to extend the deadline of the contest.
I apologize for slow judging. There's not really much I can do about it as I haven't been able to find any new judges, either. I can just send my thoughts alone from this on, if you think it will suffice. I will try to get all entries validating before Christmas holidays.

What comes to extensions of event deadline, that might be possible.
I hope I didn't cause any offense. I just thought it was rather unfair for MISTER BIG T to think that it wouldn't be necessary for the deadline to be extended just because some of his material has been judged. My first piece, which I submitted 4 days ago, hasn't been reviewed or commented on by anybody.
None of my updated material is judged actually... And I never said that's a reason to not extend, I said the reason not to extend is because the deadline was already set long enough and it's very late into the contest to put even more extra time.


Why would the deadline not be extended? There is a little over 2 weeks until the contest ends. Around 2/3rds of the entries haven't been judged and when they will be judged they will most likely go into a validation stage. That doesn't give the composers enough time to make worthwhile edits. It would be silly to not extend the deadline.
Hi I have just submited my first piece of music. It is not totally loopable but I think you can find a measure where to loop If you need it.

It doesn't have a name, I couldn't find any yet, maybe you can help me with that.

The name wich I submited it is "Leben_no1_en_Re_menor.mp3" but..
How would you call it?
(: Cheers
I've submit some of my pieces,
I hope many members will like it ;)

@Happy:
How about asking some of the RMN music challenge winners as the judges to help? Such as Harmonics or some other members,
I believe they has great musical appreciation and if you have the score sheets and standards, they will do the scoring well

Thanks...
author=Details
Starts11/08/2012 07:00 AM
Ends01/09/2013 07:00 AM
Voting Ends01/16/2013 07:00 AM


can anyone explain the difference between "Ends" and "Voting Ends"?
author=Xcalnarok
can anyone explain the difference between "Ends" and "Voting Ends"?


"Ends" is the deadline for submitting. "Voting ends," I'm assuming, is when the music pack will be finalized.
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Is NewBlack dead?