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7 Dying Trees
04-20-2019, 12:15 PM
Week 3, remember, no eliminations, everyone welcome to join in!

Scores after week 2 are as Follows:

Iron1: 20 points
Nick: 20 Points
7 Dying Trees: 20 points
Markus: 20 points
Connor : 10 points
Rev Drucifer: 10 points
Blankplank: 10 points

The rest of MG.org: a regretful and sorrowful non participant 0 points

Instead of eliminations, we will work like thus:

We'll attempt to submit one song a week.

- The first scores you 10 points.
- The second in a week scores you 5 points
- The third, 2 points
- The fourth 1 point, and 1 point for every further song.

If you miss a week, you score 0 points, but, it allows everyone to keep playing until the end. It means people falling ill or ending up with heavy workloads don't get eliminated due to bad luck, and it also means people can start and join in whenever, and play a bit of catch up if they want. 10 points is an incentive to submit weekly, but if something happens, and it's late, you can still play a little catch up.

We'll keep a rolling tally all the way through to week 8, at which point someone will be rewarded with the coveted season 2 crown(*)

Rules:
1) All Submissions by end of play 26th of April
2) Even if noone can check, the spirit is writing a song a week
3) No rules on genre, you don't even need to do the same style next week
4) Must be a song, unless you have a very (and I mean the kind that is beyond the ability of mere mortals) good argument for playing the same riff for 3+ minutes it won't fly
5) Entries composed on a tascam or without drums, whatever, also welcome, this is about writing a song, not dressing it up in lipstick and a short skirt
6) If you don't submit, you're don't score points.
7) Remember that quality outstrips quantity, don't just post up tons of rubbish to try and win, we're doing this to get writing, someone winning the coveted season 2 crown is a bonus(*)
8) Mixtests don't count, there's another forum for that (ss.org)
9) Submissions to be posted as soundcloud links

We will not:
1) Make people feel bad about mixing skills by turning this into a mixtest competition, it's about getting a load of us writing to a deadline, this is about writing, not about how awesome your headless kiesel sounds through an axe fx with superior drummer
2) Make people feel bad about how well it's recorded
3) Spam thread with songs we've had lying around for ages or anything non relevant to this competition and it's rules
4) Discourage anyone from participating
5) Tell anyone they suck. Songwriting is a skill, you learn it, some people will be better, others worse, this isn't a pissing competition
6) Steal others work or ideas.

Lastly, when commenting on other peoples work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_yJFLvmjJY

(*) crown may not be real and instead be made of internet kudos

Iron1
04-20-2019, 12:57 PM
Was last week a record number of entries? Either way, it was really cool to see/hear so many new songs. Keep 'em coming!

Nick
04-20-2019, 03:33 PM
Time to up the extremity, gravity blasts incoming

7 Dying Trees
04-20-2019, 07:05 PM
Hopefully get a few more new faces this week!

Iron1
04-24-2019, 12:17 PM
Just like someone mentioned last week, this song started out all inspired and when the inspiration faded, it hopped aboard the struggle bus... oh well, another entry I guess...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/second-dawn-2-0-3

Nick
04-24-2019, 12:35 PM
:windmill:

Lets hear more guitars during the blasts!

7 Dying Trees
04-24-2019, 11:36 PM
Think I have something. Not sure i can be bothered to polish it and make it tight, but will benefit from some kind of leads or harmonies, so will go off and bodge that on. At least the stress of having nothing has eased now!

Cobra Commander
04-25-2019, 12:20 AM
It sounded awesome tonight :yesway:

7 Dying Trees
04-25-2019, 12:32 AM
It sounded awesome tonight :yesway:

Completely wrote something different after you left :lol:

Iron1
04-25-2019, 11:03 AM
:windmill:

Lets hear more guitars during the blasts!

Right - looked after I got back home and my levels were all off...

How's this:

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/second-dawn-2-1-3

Nick
04-25-2019, 12:02 PM
Aye better balance :yesway:

7 Dying Trees
04-25-2019, 05:38 PM
Right, here's my entry for this week. Rough around the edges, but I can't be bothered to polish it. Anyway, enjoy, hopefully :lol: ...

https://soundcloud.com/7-dying-trees/saw-season-2-week-3

Nick
04-26-2019, 12:08 AM
Right, here's my entry for this week. Rough around the edges, but I can't be bothered to polish it. Anyway, enjoy, hopefully :lol: ...

https://soundcloud.com/7-dying-trees/saw-season-2-week-3

Listening to this on monitors now the guitar tone is fucking :james:

Nick
04-26-2019, 12:10 AM
after much......much deliberation and lack of inspiration:

not entirely happy with this but it will have to do

https://soundcloud.com/nick-collins-7/new-death-metal-2019-6

enjoy the brutal soundcloud compression.

Markus
04-26-2019, 07:44 AM
I hope I'll be able to finish my song today - it's a bit of a departure from the previous as I got inspired to tune my RG to C and attenpt some Whoracle era In Flames-style stuff.

Iron1
04-26-2019, 12:40 PM
after much......much deliberation and lack of inspiration:

not entirely happy with this but it will have to do

https://soundcloud.com/nick-collins-7/new-death-metal-2019-6

enjoy the brutal soundcloud compression.

Definitely some brutal riffs! Need to hear it without the SC screwjob...


Right, here's my entry for this week. Rough around the edges, but I can't be bothered to polish it. Anyway, enjoy, hopefully :lol: ...

https://soundcloud.com/7-dying-trees/saw-season-2-week-3

Dig it - great riffing!

Connor
04-26-2019, 05:55 PM
I'm definitely not going to be able to keep this up :lol:

https://soundcloud.com/connor-noyes/labyrinth

Markus
04-26-2019, 05:59 PM
Here's mine - I wanted to add some screams/growls, but I just can't figure out how to do them without hurting my voice - so no vocals this time.

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/saw-season-2-song-3

Connor
04-26-2019, 06:06 PM
Here's mine - I wanted to add some screams/growls, but I just can't figure out how to do them without hurting my voice - so no vocals this time.

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/saw-season-2-song-3

Damn, that tone is :metal:

Nick
04-26-2019, 06:11 PM
After a week of coming up with nothing I've basically sat and wrote the song I wanted to write in 25 minutes, easyvwork next week!

Markus
04-26-2019, 06:18 PM
Damn, that tone is :metal:

Thanks! I think I got pretty close to the kind of tone I was looking for. I used Lepou's Legion amp sim through Mattayus' Zilla and Marshall IR's. With the impulses I've now managed to get some tones that I'm pretty satisfied with, even though I really have no idea what I'm doing. :lol:

Going to have a listen to all the songs in the thread when my ears are working again. Seems there's some good stuff here again.

Connor
04-26-2019, 10:24 PM
after much......much deliberation and lack of inspiration:

not entirely happy with this but it will have to do

https://soundcloud.com/nick-collins-7/new-death-metal-2019-6

enjoy the brutal soundcloud compression.

I dig the riffage as usual, but honest question: can't you do something about the SC artifacting? Are you brickwalling your mix or is SC doing that? I'd try uploading in wav or flac format, ideally at 16 bit and 48 kHz.

Nick
04-26-2019, 10:56 PM
after much......much deliberation and lack of inspiration:

not entirely happy with this but it will have to do

https://soundcloud.com/nick-collins-7/new-death-metal-2019-6


enjoy the brutal soundcloud compression.

I dig the riffage as usual, but honest question: can't you do something about the SC artifacting? Are you brickwalling your mix or is SC doing that? I'd try uploading in wav or flac format, ideally at 16 bit and 48 kHz.

Yeah it's odd I never used to have this issue with soundcloud, mix is not brickwalled, I'm using ozone to quickly get the volume up but listening back on the mp3 version it sounds totally fine.

I'll maybe roll back some of the settings in ozone for the next one and see if it helps.

Iron1
04-27-2019, 10:58 AM
I'm definitely not going to be able to keep this up :lol:

https://soundcloud.com/connor-noyes/labyrinth

You have to keep it up - this is good stuff and we need our weekly fix.


Here's mine - I wanted to add some screams/growls, but I just can't figure out how to do them without hurting my voice - so no vocals this time.

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/saw-season-2-song-3

Definitely love this the most of yours so far. Really dig the clean tone at the end.

7 Dying Trees
04-27-2019, 12:16 PM
reuploaded mine with the solo/lead guitars pushed a bit higher in the mix as wasn't happy with them being so low

7 Dying Trees
04-27-2019, 12:17 PM
And man, stellar quality from everyone! even if you think you can't keep it up, it's part of the challenge :D

Great work guys!

PS: any other MG.orgers reading this, time to join in! Never too late to start!