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7 Dying Trees
08-27-2019, 09:15 AM
Week 2, season 3, sorry for the late star. The spirit again is to write a song a week. However, I'm changing t as been away! We had some cracking entries in the first week, including Rocka_Rollas entry, which gets special mention for having a video, a song a week first!

Iron1 10pts
Bohmer 10pts
TheKindred 10 pts
Rocka_Rollas 10pts
Markus 10pts
T_Gobbs 10pts
astrocreep 10pts

The rest of MG.org: Nada, zilch, zip

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 7 points
- The third, 5 points
- The fourth 2 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 3 crown(*)

Rules:
1) All Submissions by end of play 30th of August
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 3 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.


(*) crown does not exist. Like the cake, it is a lie

scole
08-30-2019, 07:10 AM
Well, shit. I just finished a song which I thought I'd post up tonight in time for the Week 1 deadline (I thought it was tomorrow). Looks like I don't read too good. :lol:

Markus
08-30-2019, 07:46 AM
I'm out for the next few weeks. Too busy with a work trip and moving into a new apartment.

7 Dying Trees
08-30-2019, 10:22 AM
Well, shit. I just finished a song which I thought I'd post up tonight in time for the Week 1 deadline (I thought it was tomorrow). Looks like I don't read too good. :lol:

Post it up for the week 2 deadline :lol:

Don't worry, I've been too busy to even write anything for last week, or this one...

Nick
08-30-2019, 11:33 AM
Snap, will hopefully get involved at some stage

Iron1
08-30-2019, 12:39 PM
All I have so far this week is base drum tracks, but I'm off work for the next 9 days, so hopefully I can crank on out today then get a jump on next week starting tomorrow.

scole
08-30-2019, 02:48 PM
Post it up for the week 2 deadline :lol:

Don't worry, I've been too busy to even write anything for last week, or this one...

Cool. If you say so... :)

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/song-a-week-challenge-2-week-2

Rocka_Rollas
08-30-2019, 03:30 PM
Are those are programmed drums? They sound really "real"... what VST is it? XD

I will submit "something" this weekend, but nothing grandiose.

Everytime I have started written something for this weeks entry, most of it has either been A) too good and I need to save it for any real projects B) too shitty :flex:

astrocreep
08-30-2019, 10:51 PM
The best thing I can say about this is the habit is starting to form... and getting anything done I was away for three days surprised me. https://soundcloud.com/thomasnrobertson/season-3-week-2-no-real-heroes-v04

scole
08-31-2019, 01:22 AM
Are those are programmed drums? They sound really "real"... what VST is it? XD

Was that comment for me? If so, thanks! The drums are EZ Drummer 2 using the Metal Machine Expansion using the basic kit (my favorite). I have a ton of Toontracks MIDI libraries to draw upon so that's the primary input into my drum tracks. One I have my basic patterns, I usually go into them to add little "accents" here and there (for example, the cymbal accents before the heavy rhythm guitars come in at the end of my solo). Sometimes I keep the small fill at the end of a Toontrack verse patten but I'll also clip it out and paste in a substitute fill as well.

Bohmer
08-31-2019, 01:40 AM
Cool. If you say so... :)

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/song-a-week-challenge-2-week-2

Lovin' it! Killer vibe and well executed!

Bohmer
08-31-2019, 01:43 AM
The best thing I can say about this is the habit is starting to form... and getting anything done I was away for three days surprised me. https://soundcloud.com/thomasnrobertson/season-3-week-2-no-real-heroes-v04

Straight rippin' man!:yesway:

Bohmer
08-31-2019, 01:45 AM
Here we go, more doom and gloom for week 2 :metal::flex: , lol!
https://soundcloud.com/user-761557660/the-great-divide

astrocreep
08-31-2019, 07:10 AM
Here we go, more doom and gloom for week 2 :metal::flex: , lol!
https://soundcloud.com/user-761557660/the-great-divide

Dark music for dark times! Really like the vibe.

astrocreep
08-31-2019, 07:15 AM
Cool. If you say so... :)

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/song-a-week-challenge-2-week-2

Good work, particularly likee the transition where the synths first come in!

Iron1
08-31-2019, 10:58 AM
Good work everyone. I agree with Rocka, Scole, those drums sound great. Nice vibe, Astro! And, Bohmer, please don't stop - your stuff is right up my alley.

I just wasn't feeling it yesterday and only got about halfway thru before deciding it was a suckfest and stopped, so no entry from me for week 2. Congrats to those who got it done!

schreckmusic
08-31-2019, 03:12 PM
Here we go, more doom and gloom for week 2 :metal::flex: , lol!
https://soundcloud.com/user-761557660/the-great-divide
Dig it!

Rocka_Rollas
09-02-2019, 06:26 AM
Shit, I FORGOT about this :lol:

Last minute entry made in a few minutes this morning :lol:

https://soundcloud.com/tudio2-akt/teststuff

7 Dying Trees
09-02-2019, 10:05 AM
Shit, I FORGOT about this :lol:

Last minute entry made in a few minutes this morning :lol:

https://soundcloud.com/tudio2-akt/teststuff

I'll allow it and update the S3W3 thread with revised points. :D

Also I'll take it as the power metal version of the "grindcore really short song" entry everyone's allowed once

Bohmer
09-02-2019, 03:50 PM
Shit, I FORGOT about this :lol:

Last minute entry made in a few minutes this morning :lol:

https://soundcloud.com/tudio2-akt/teststuff

Next level stuff from the man himself:metal: Even being short it oozes badassery, well done!