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Controversial Vocal Stems

2016-12-15 13:00:35 by NeonProject

I've added the remix stems of the vocals from Controversial here.

The original track is 135BPM and the majority of the song is in the Em Chord. The stems include dry and wet versions of the vocals.

If you upload your remix to NG, send me a PM or tag me in your submission so I can have a listen. I'm very interested to see what people do with this!

 


RAC 7 [Results]

2012-08-06 04:10:42 by NeonProject
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RAC Rules [Revised 5/8/12]

2012-08-05 16:10:39 by NeonProject
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Participants are expected to follow the rules, the RAC team may be more lenient on some rule breaks compared to others, but it is best that you carefully follow all rules when taking part. Judges also have the right to refuse a mark on your work if they believe it breaks the rules of the contest.

1. Your submission can be of any music genre or style, however, any lyrics or samples used in your piece must be referenced. STRICTLY NO VOCAL OR COPYRIGHTED SAMPLES!
2. The work you submit must be your own composition. We may ask for DAW screenshots for your track to prove that it is your own creation, so make sure you have them available.
3. Your track must be between 3:00 minutes and 4:00 minutes. In extreme circumstances we will allow ten seconds over and under, any more than that and we simply cannot accept you.
4. Only one act can apply for each country, if the country of your choice has been taken you can offer to collaborate, but we will need PM's from both accounts to confirm the collaboration.
5. All tracks must be in by the deadline, preferably a few weeks before so that you have more chance of gaining high points in promotion. Participants are advised to regularly check their NG inboxes and emails as we will need replies from applicants on certain matters. The more you reply the more we can help you. If you have a problem with reaching the deadline contact NeonProject in advance or send us an email (not the day before) and we may be lenient. Communication works wonders with events like these and you get a lot more respect from the team if you do so.
6. Submissions must not contain racism, strong language or any other material deemed offensive.
7. All submissions must provide proof of research on that country to back up your piece. This could be a news article about your country, an article about a native musical movement or simply a collection of songs from that country which inspired your work.
8. Submissions must be original compositions created for the contest.


RAC 7 [Participating Countries]

2012-08-05 15:39:52 by NeonProject
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France 'Crépuscule' by Camoshark
Austria - 'Raid Of The Bells' by J-Rex
Czech Republic - 'Toxicy Inc.' by Omegeist
Finland - 'Stuck' by Adilovemetal
Germany - 'Forsaken Munich' by The Criminal
Iceland - 'Subpolar, Sublime' by Buoy
Iran - 'Sasaniyans' by Wurfel-Waffles
Ireland - 'Dreams of Yore' by Samulis
Israel - 'Jose of Arabia' by Nimblekidx
Netherlands - 'Happy Holiday' by ForeverBound
Malaysia - 'RAC 7' by Yoshiii343
Mexico - 'Nocturne' by Silas-Stingy
Portugal 'Empty Lost Souls' by Divofst
Romania 'Nadia's Turning' by Gobblemeister
Russia 'Mammoth Rage' by Z-Raven
Serbia 'Slowbal Warming' by Slobadragovic
Sweden - 'Fjaellpolska' by Descara
United Kingdom - 'An Uair am Feill' by Troisnyxetienne
United States - 'I'm Saving Her Life' by Bosa
Zimbabwe - 'Kilimajaro Rises' by Gobblemeister
Mongolia - 'Urtyn Duu' by JJM121


RAC 7 [How The Contest Works]

2012-08-05 15:31:22 by NeonProject
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How to Take Part
Make sure you read the rules before applying.

Once you have done this fill in the following form and post it in the contest thread.

Name Of Act:
Country:
Genre: (Can be Decided Later)
Name of Track: (Can be Decided Later)

Once you have posted this wait to be confirmed by me! (This should take less than 24 hours)

How the Results Work

The scores will be given by each individual country and will consist of the following points:
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20 and 24 points.
Every act representing a country will select their top 10 entries and this will be worth 50% of their given results, the other 50% will come from the jury as well as the new 'promotion' campaigns that entrants will have to undergo. This means that the acts can't vote tactically and that the juries can't dominate the results, meaning that the results we do get will be an agreement of ng listeners, acts opinions and juries markings.

The Act Vote (50%)

All acts have to vote for their top 10 entries otherwise they will be disqualified from the contest, they will not be able to vote for themselves either. These scores will then be combined with the other results.

Jury Vote (25%)

The Jury will be scoring each entry on Representation & Evidence, Quality and Entertainment. These votes will be combined as a complete Jury vote, then combined with the Promotion results.

Promotion (25%)

The promotion result is to encourage acts to promote their tracks and to help them get as much feedback on their music as possible. This result will combine the plays, votes and download counts of that particular track.
The formula for this result will be:
Plays ÷ 20 + Downloads x 2 + Score x 10 = Result

During the Results week the results will come in during the entire week. During the week after the separated final scores (Votes and Jury/Promotion) along with the detailed results (Jury scores and Promotion scores) will be published for transparency.

In Case of a Semi-Final

If more than 24 songs are submitted there will be a semi-final. The top 5 countries from the previous contest have automatic qualification meaning that 15 places will be fought for in the semi-final. The semi-finalists will be put into small groups of around 5 at random and a set number for each group will allow qualification. The top scoring songs from each category will be allowed qualification into the final.
The score for the semi final will work the same as the process above, but only with the top 5 voting.


RAC 7 [Home]

2012-08-01 17:57:01 by NeonProject
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One of the biggest events for the Newgrounds audio community is about to go into it's 7th event and some major changes in the format will make this edition even more exciting!. The RAC (Represent A Country) Contest is a huge event in which artists can represent a country through their music in a variety of creative ways. Some artists previously in the contest have gone on to become big names in the NG community and it is also a fantastic opportunity for newcomers to meet other artists and make new friends.

As mentioned previously some major changes are happening this time round. The scores will still be following a system of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20 and 24 points, however these will now be awarded by each country taking part as opposed to each category of jury and a combined vote.

Every act representing a country will select their top 10 entries and this will be worth 50% of their given results, the other 50% will come from the jury as well as the new 'promotion' campaigns that entrants will have to undergo. This means that the acts can't vote tactically and that the juries can't dominate the results, meaning that the results we do get will be an agreement of ng listeners, acts opinions and juries markings.

The Act Vote (50%)

All acts have to vote for their top 10 entries otherwise they will be disqualified from the contest, they will not be able to vote for themselves either. These scores will then be combined with the other results.

Jury Vote (25%)

The Jury will be scoring each entry on Representation & Evidence, Quality and Entertainment. These votes will be combined as a complete Jury vote, then combined with the Promotion results.

Promotion (25%)

*NEW*
The promotion result is to encourage acts to promote their tracks and to help them get as much feedback on their music as possible. This result will combine the plays, votes and download counts of that particular track.

The formula for this result will be:

Plays ÷ 20 + Downloads x 2 + Score x 10 = Result


RAC 2012 [The Results]

2012-01-04 13:24:53 by NeonProject
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Turkey 164
France 162
Japan 156
Egypt 153
India 151
Ireland 137
Ghana 116
Greece 106
Norway 75
Denmark 70
Germany 66
Mexico 32

Representation

24 Ireland
19 Egypt
16 India
14 France
12 Japan
10 Greece
8 Turkey
6 Denmark
4 Ghana
2 Mexico

Evidence

24 Japan
19 Turkey
16 Ireland
14 India
12 France
10 Ghana
8 Greece
6 Denmark
4 Germany
2 Egypt

Originality

24 Egypt
19 Ireland
16 Japan
14 India
12 France
10 Greece
8 Ghana
6 Turkey
4 Mexico
2 Germany

Musicality & Production

24 Egypt
19 Turkey
16 Germany
14 India
12 Norway
10 France
8 Ghana
6 Greece
4 Ireland
2 Japan

Entertainment

24 Japan
19 Ireland
16 Denmark
14 Egypt
12 Turkey
10 Greece
8 Mexico
6 India
4 France
2 Germany

Consistency

24 Turkey
19 Ireland
16 Egypt
14 Japan
12 France
10 Greece
8 India
6 Ghana
4 Denmark
2 Mexico

Block 1 Votes

24 France
19 Norway
16 Ghana
14 Ireland
12 Egypt
10 Denmark
8 Greece
6 Germany
4 Mexico
2 India

Block 2 Votes

24 Japan
19 France
16 Norway
14 Ghana
12 Ireland
10 Greece, Denmark (Draw)
8 Turkey
6 Egypt
4 Mexico

Block 3 Votes

24 India
19 France
16 Egypt
14 Turkey
12 Greece
10 Germany
8 Japan
6 Norway
4 Ireland
2 Denmark

Block 4 Votes

24 India
19 Ghana
16 Norway
14 Turkey
12 France
10 Japan
8 Germany
6 Egypt
4 Ireland
2 Mexico

Block 5 Votes

24 France
19 Ghana
16 Turkey
14 Japan
12 Denmark
10 India
8 Germany
6 Greece
4 Mexico
2 Ireland

Block 6 Votes

24 Turkey
19 India
16 Greece
14 Egypt
12 Ghana
10 Germany
8 Japan
6 Norway
4 Denmark
2 Mexico

Daily Leads

Monday: France, Ireland
Tuesday: France
Wednesday: France
Thursday: France
Friday: France
Saturday: Turkey


RAC 2012 [Act Blocks]

2012-01-04 13:11:52 by NeonProject
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#1 LiquidOoze - Black Keys [Japan]
#2 Rahmemhotep - Ayaklanma Bok [Turkey]

#3 Moonburn - Maurya Thunder [India]
#4 NimbleKidx - Germanic Impressions[Germany]

#5 PeppersMoD - Ghana Campfire [Ghana]
#6 JJM - Hope [Mexico]

#7 Airprogressive - København Goes Up! [Denmark]
#8 Samulis - Grecian Dances [Greece]

#9 DJ Harlock - Jotunheim [Norway]
#10 ZigZag - Osiris' Faahkt [Egypt]

#11 Adam Beilgard - What If [Ireland]
#12 CamoShark - Franc-Maçonnerie [France]


RAC 2012 [Country List]

2012-01-03 13:15:47 by NeonProject
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Confirmed

Denmark - Airprogressive
Egypt - ZigZag
France - CamoShark
Germany - NimbleKidx
Ghana - PeppersoD
Greece - Samulis
India - Moonburn
Ireland - Adam Beilgard
Japan - LiquidOoze
Mexico - JJM
Norway - DJ Harlock
Turkey - Rahmemhotep

Disqualified

Africa - Kirbyfemur
Australia - Squeezums
China - SolusLunes
Italy - RampantMusik
Israel - SpaceTheory
Russia - Charts Over Hearts
Singapore - Jiiman
Spain - Dauen Scott
Sweden - Tc572
Unites States - Logical Defiance


RAC 2012 [Rules]

2012-01-03 12:52:56 by NeonProject
Updated

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Participants are expected to follow the rules, the RAC team may be more lenient on some rule breaks compared to others, but it is best that you carefully follow all rules when taking part. Judges also have the right to refuse a mark on your work if they believe it breaks the rules of the contest.

1. Your submission can be of any music genre or style, however, any lyrics or samples used in your piece must be referenced. STRICTLY NO VOCAL OR COPYRIGHTED SAMPLES!
2. The work you submit must be your own composition. Newcomers to the contest must take screenshots of their DAW as they produce their track. This is to avoid fraud entries, which ruin the experience for everyone.
3. Your track must be between 3:00 minutes and 4:00 minutes. In extreme circumstances we will allow ten seconds over and under, any more than that and we simply cannot accept you.
4. Only one act can apply for each country, if the country of your choice has been taken you can offer to collaborate, but we will need PM's from both accounts to confirm the collaboration.
5. All tracks must be in by the deadline. Participants are advised to regularly check their NG inboxes and emails as we will need replies from applicants on certain matters. The more you reply the more we can help you. If you have a problem with reaching the deadline contact NeonProject in advance or send us an email (not the day before) and we may be lenient. Communication works wonders with events like these and you get a lot more respect from the team if you do so.
6. Submissions must not contain racism, strong language or any other material seemed offensive.
7. All submissions must provide proof of research on that country to back up your piece. This could be a news article about your country, an article about a native musical movement or simply a collection of songs from that country which inspired your work.

Picking A Country

Due to a high turnout previous contests. The RAC team have had to limit how many entries can take part in the final. The final will consist of a maximum of 30 acts, the highest 5 countries from the last contest have automatic qualification into the final countries list, the other countries listed are randomly selected from a large list of countries, you must select one of the 30 listed countries if you want to take part. . A submission confirmation date has now been introduced. On the 20th February all acts must confirm that they are working on their tracks, any newcomers to the contest will be required to provide their screenshots at this date. Confirmation is put in place so we can see who is committed to the contest and what people are working on.

Accepted, Hold and Banned

If you are in the accepted area your submissions has been completed and approved by the RAC team. If you are on hold, we are waiting for you to either complete your track, make changes, provide research material or provide DAW screenshots. If you are in the banned list your entry has been rejected, this can happen if you break a severe rule. As you are representing a country not only are you, as an artist, banned, but the country is banned from the contest too.

The Scoring Process

On results day points are given for each category, the points given will be; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 19 and 24.

The judges score each piece in the main categories out of 10, all the scores are then added and the highest scores allocated the points above.

The Categories:

Representation: The way your piece reflects the country, whether it's the choice of structure, instrumentation or musical style. The easiest way to gain points here is through lyrics and the choice of instrumentation.

Evidence: Contestants will be required to hand in evidence. This is to show the research artists have gone through in order to deliver their sound. Judges will be marking the quality of the evidence and how well the research can be noticed in the musical piece.

Originality: Arguably one of the most challenging categories. Does your piece use those dreaded cliché chords? You have no chance here. Originality means that your piece stands out from the rest and offers a new taste to the Judges pallette.
Instrumentation: How well does your instrumentation fit together, is it layered well? Is it suitable for your style?

Musicality: Harmonies and melodies are catchy and sucessful. Chords match with all notes and there is nothing out of place.

Entertainment: Although opinonated, it would be pretty unfair to judge a music contest without scoring the entertainment value. Make sure your piece isn't long winded and an that parts change before the listener gets bored.

Consistency: The above categories for each artist will be added up and divided by the number of categories they were judged on.

Exterior Points

Judges are not the only people who determine the outcome of the contest. All participants will be seperated into blocks of 3 (People in their running order area). Each participant will be invited to select and rank their top 10 entries of the contest, they will not be allowed to list anyone for their block in the votes. Each block is then totalled and the points allocated, just like the Judges categories.

The following shows how much each scores system is worth in the overall result:

Judges: TBD
Finalist Blocks: TBD