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

One would hope not. Perhaps all the blank entrants are simply waiting until the deadline to bulk upload all of their finished pieces! That is my best guess, unless they have otherwise decided not to upload anything at all, which would be unfortunate :(
Well, I've been asking around few friends and such and people have not been liking the tribal song despite all I tried to salvage it so I made an entirely new piece "Fairy Kingdom", a magical, enchanted tune that I am very happy about despite it's simple nature. I used a lot of the comments I had received as thanks for "Hero's Heart" and made a piece far more like it.
Re-uploading my stuff now and adding a new piece: Windy Escape. I figured it'd play in high altitude places like mountains.
Its been almost a month since i sent mine in when will you judge it
I wasn't planning on entering but I made something for fun while poking around this morning and it ended up decent. Didn't know what to do with it but saw that this event hadn't closed yet. Anyway, besides the percussion it's 100% 3xOscillator generators in FL Studio.
wondering..It is ok to enter if I just registered on RMN, right? :)
Happy
The infamous Rei-
5220
The event has been updated to last one more month so that everyone whose entries are still pending or validating would have time to get them accepted!

Apologies on delays getting track validated. I'm trying to listen the rest pending tracks in the next couple of days.

Happy
The infamous Rei-
5220
author=add9
wondering..It is ok to enter if I just registered on RMN, right? :)


There's nothing wrong with that. Go ahead.

And if anyone feels like submitting another song, now there's some more time again.
author=Happy
The event has been updated to last one more month so that everyone whose entries are still pending or validating would have time to get them accepted!

Apologies on delays getting track validated. I'm trying to listen the rest pending tracks in the next couple of days.



WOW really thanks a lot!
I thought about not making anymore because I didn't have much time left. :(
1 month extension should be enough for more music. :)
Sorry. Just wanted to clarify. As long as I credit the composer I can use
the composer's music in my game right? Also, can I use the composer's music
before the thing's released? Cuz' you know, all the music's on display...
I think you guys should stipulate a date for closing submissions, like a week or two before the actual contest's end, so you guys have time and no more songs are submitted. I'm pushing myself real hard and I'll keep composing and sending songs as long as I can :)
author=add9
I think you guys should stipulate a date for closing submissions, like a week or two before the actual contest's end, so you guys have time and no more songs are submitted. I'm pushing myself real hard and I'll keep composing and sending songs as long as I can :)


That does make sense. The judges will surely have a less hectic time of listening over the songs once the submissions stop coming in. I myself wish I had more time, but a closing date makes for fair play.
author=Subaru
author=add9
I think you guys should stipulate a date for closing submissions, like a week or two before the actual contest's end, so you guys have time and no more songs are submitted. I'm pushing myself real hard and I'll keep composing and sending songs as long as I can :)
That does make sense. The judges will surely have a less hectic time of listening over the songs once the submissions stop coming in. I myself wish I had more time, but a closing date makes for fair play.


This.
author=add9
I think you guys should stipulate a date for closing submissions, like a week or two before the actual contest's end, so you guys have time and no more songs are submitted.

author=Subaru
That does make sense. The judges will surely have a less hectic time of listening over the songs once the submissions stop coming in.


Starts 11/08/2012 12:00 AM
Ends 02/09/2013 12:00 AM
Voting Ends 02/16/2013 12:00 AM

Isn't that pretty much how they're doing it anyway?

Still, I'm pretty glad Happy's decided to extend the deadline by a month. I thought I was only gonna be able to get one more track in, but now I should be able to do another two or three at least. :3 I'm having so much fun with this event!
I was experimenting on some new things and accidentally came up with a very neat beat that I thought I'd share.
Just uploaded a track i made this morning.. tell me what you guys think...
might have to extended a little.. i was thinking of adding some trumpets

-EnjoyTheLife
Phew, finally got around to finishing that! Made a new submission, some dark, dank cave exploring music with some electronica thrown in. Much as I enjoy making the orchestral stuff, I couldn't hold off my love affair with synthesizers forever.

This track also features the first and probably only recorded element of my submissions, courtesy of my beloved SH-01 synth. So, no, I couldn't quantize the few timing mistakes, but that take held water and my arm was aching from reaching over to the filter knob, so I used it.

Now to figure out what I'm gonna do next...
That cave one is super cool, Snowy_Fox.
No one seems to requests anymore :O
Late season, I suppose. I probably wouldn't say no to a request, but otherwise I expect it'll be pretty quiet until the deadline approaches again.