SDCompo now accepting Sunvox entries starting February!

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SDCompo now accepting Sunvox entries starting February!

Post by organic io » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:50 pm

Exciting news!

I have recently become primary administrator on the long running Soundevotion Competition (SDCompo), which hosts a monthly tracking competition. After some discussion and deliberation, I have decided to start opening the compo up to more formats, including Sunvox!

One caveat, however, is that Sunvox's internal synthesis is not currently allowed in the compo. This is in order to level the playing field because very few other trackers have this feature. (Buzz being one of the few, and internal synthesis in it has been not allowed since the beginning)

The rule pertaining to this looks something like this:
(Limited tracker features only)
Sunvox entries: At this time, not all Sunvox synths/modules are allowed because they are not standard among all trackers. This decision may be reevaluated in the future. The following Sunvox internal modules are not allowed: Drumsynth, FM, Generator, Kicker, Spectravoice, Loop, Vocal Filter, Modulator, and Vibrato. Any Sunvox file using these synths/effects will be disqualified. Please use the sampler or vorbis player to load the SDcompo samples.
So if you are interested in participating, come on down to http://www.sdcompo.com/

The next round will be starting shortly around February 4th. At this time, you can login to the SDcompo site, download the samplepack (instrument sounds) and get started!

To get an idea the history of the compo, check out Remixta episode 12, which Cly/Suva graciously hosted and features me and him discussing and playing some of the best songs which have been entered over the years:
http://remixta.net/2011/04/remixta-12-s ... n-special/

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Post by CoolGreenApple » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:41 am

This looks pretty darn neat. So it would be Sampler modules+effects only? Or would the effect modules be allowed too?

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Post by organic io » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:06 am

CoolGreenApple wrote:This looks pretty darn neat. So it would be Sampler modules+effects only? Or would the effect modules be allowed too?
Any effects not listed in the banned modules are perfectly fine. For example: EQ, echo, reverb, delay, distortion, flange, etc.... These are pretty much standard effects that most software has.

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Post by organic io » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:27 am

Round 65 has now begun!

There's a rather large samplepack with lots of acoustic instrument samples this round. Not typical of the SDcompo, but it should be an interesting challenge for Sunvox users. :) It will be interesting to see what people come up with.

http://www.sdcompo.com/samplepack.php <--- The samplepack can be downloaded here. Just register & login and you can download the samplepack and get to tracking!

Don't forget to read the rules page as well -- http://www.sdcompo.com/rules.php

I hope so see some of you there!

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Post by CoolGreenApple » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:04 pm

I don't know if I'll enter anything, but I'll definitely play around with the samplepack.

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Post by organic io » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:14 am

CoolGreenApple wrote:I don't know if I'll enter anything, but I'll definitely play around with the samplepack.
Cool. And you're welcome to download any previous round's samplepack if you just need some instruments for tracking. Just make sure to only use round 65 samples if you enter round 65... Which I hope you do.

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Post by The Handle » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:15 am

Are we allowed to use any sunvox instruments? (the ones that are loadable for the sampler)

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Post by CoolGreenApple » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:18 am

I've been working on a little song with the samples and it's coming along pretty well. I'll most likely submit this cute little guy. Thanks for the info, organic io.

And The Handle, I think we are only allowed to use samples from the samplepack on the website this round.

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Post by The Handle » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:29 am

K, was just makin sure. Mine will be VERY interesting then....... :wink:

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Post by The Handle » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:34 am

Is there a limitation to the number of samplers and modules I use? Didn't see it in the rules but figured I'd ask.

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Post by CoolGreenApple » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:48 am

It doesn't look like it to me. There's just the filesize limit of 20 million bytes it seems.

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Post by organic io » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:16 pm

CoolGreenApple wrote:It doesn't look like it to me. There's just the filesize limit of 20 million bytes it seems.
That's correct. No limit, except your imagination (and perhaps CPU) :D

You can also use vocal samples as well if you wish. These don't necessarily have to be recorded by yourself, as long as you have legal clearance to use them -- i.e. words, phrases, or you can sing an entire vocal track for your song.

Really glad to see you guys are participating. Can't wait to hear your songs! I'm also working on a little something as well.

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Post by The Handle » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:44 am

My contribution....heh ;)
It's all distorted percussion except for the guitar sample and the sax sample....I am a dangerous man with sampler, reverb, and distortion modules >:)

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Post by organic io » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:36 am

I haven't listened to this yet and probably won't until the deadline. Typically people don't post their songs publically before the deadline... But I guess you can if you want, there's nothing currently in the rules prohibiting it.

Looking forward to hearing it though.

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Post by CoolGreenApple » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:47 am

I won't dare to post mine because as soon as I do that I will immediately think of some minor detail I want to change and then I will be most depressed.

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