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Crack Intro Music Competition 2013

Crack Intro Music Competition 2013

- short - catchy - simple

Event Type :
Standalone Compo

AKA :
CIMC2013, C.I.M.C.2013, C. I. M. C. 2013, Cracktro Music Compo 2013

Dates :
3 - 31 January 2013

Organizers :
Didi

Organizer Groups :
Laxity

Competition Results :

C64 Music
PlaceReleaseDLCSDb ratingPub only
1Retrospectful by DraxDownload9.49.8
2Introduction to Crack by DraxDownload9.39.5
3Y-Lax-It by celticdesignDownload8.89.0
4Don't Fuck With Stevie Wonder by JammerDownload8.89.1
5Delusional by DraxDownload8.89.1
6Starfish by AbaddonDownload8.99.2
7Bleep Bloop by 4-MatDownload8.78.6
8Scrollex by FlexDownload8.69.1
9Unreliable by Kristian RøstøenDownload8.59.4
10Crack the Frequency by 6R6Download8.58.9
11Running Wild by KleggDownload8.48.8
12Cracking All Night by psycho8580Download8.58.5
13These Greys by DaneDownload8.48.8
14Wisecrack by JammerDownload8.49.1
15Crispy Crushing Crackers by DraxDownload8.38.8
16The Twister by dEViLOCkDownload8.48.8
17Crackers Quest by Kristian RøstøenDownload8.38.5
18Sparkle by ToggleDownload8.28.6
19Dolores pt. 2 by Duck LaRockDownload8.28.4
20Intro without Intro by HeinDownload8.38.8
21No Rush by 6R6Download8.28.3
22Upwords by Kristian RøstøenDownload8.18.7
23Retrochild by WisdomDownload8.19.0
24City Cowboy by LinusDownload8.08.5
25Funky as Fuck by psycho8580Download8.08.1
26Glory of the Muse by PeacemakerDownload8.08.0
27Procrastination by KleggDownload8.08.4
28Red Sector Inc Circa 1994 by _V_Download7.98.1
29bullocks by dalezyDownload7.88.3
30Fortune by PeacemakerDownload7.89.2
31Homeogene by ChabeeDownload7.88.5
32Introspanker by SIDwaveDownload7.98.7
33Ordinary Crack Tune by PeceDownload7.78.3
34Introduction to Modernity by psycho8580Download7.78.5
35Desire by PeacemakerDownload7.67.4
36Shaking Dustbin by The SyndromDownload7.77.7
37Pirate Domination by franz_koopaDownload7.57.7
38Deadline by RaveGuruDownload7.68.0
39Ignorance is Bliss by PeceDownload7.68.8
40Ebrius by KleggDownload7.58.0
41Hard Crack Intro Tune by Xiny6581Download7.47.8
42sCeNe iS mY pR0n! by RayneDownload7.47.9
43Kedja by SpinosaDownload7.07.9
44Flowing Slowly by ToggleDownload7.47.7
45Not Future Composer by RichardDownload7.48.3
46Broken Bytez by radiantxDownload7.38.0
47Fredriks Crack Intro 2013 by FredrikDownload7.57.5
48Diabolique by SurgeonDownload7.38.4
49Inspect Her Gadget by FegolhuzzDownload7.27.4
50Newton's Third Law by NecroPoloDownload7.48.1
51Ironic Smut by freQvibezDownload7.37.9
52EFFZ 2013 Crack Intro Mooz by GangstarDownload6.97.3
53Breakage by tlrDownload7.17.2
54Roxy Boxy Foxy by SlimexDownload7.27.5
55Delicious Pudding by ChabeeDownload6.87.9
56Slow and sad intro by FredrikDownload6.77.1
57Cracktro #2 by hukkaDownload6.77.2
58Crackpot by tlrDownload6.67.0
59One Hour Is Enough by SlimexDownload6.77.3
60?Formula Too Simplex Error by Spider JerusalemDownload6.77.2
61Intro Try V2 by Street TuffDownload6.67.0
62Rogaland by ToggleDownload6.57.0
63Canon457 by onebitmanDownload6.47.2
64Poked Panda by radiantxDownload6.47.1
65Rocktro by Spider JerusalemDownload6.67.1
66Introvert by FghjDownload6.36.6
67Green Bubbles by G-FellowDownload6.46.9
68(not) paranoid by Spider JerusalemDownload6.46.8
69RAM Joint by freQvibezDownload5.96.6
70Saddam Odyssey 1990 Crackintro by RandallDownload5.66.8
71Chameleon by SpinosaDownload5.56.0
72Seizure by BlackWineDownload6.05.9
73Flatline by NecroPoloDownload5.56.5
74Crackers Delight by G-FellowDownload5.75.9
75Joy, Coz Home by G-FellowDownload5.56.1
76A Good Day by G-FellowDownload5.55.6
77Poland is a CoMeDy! by BuddhaDownload5.05.6
78Introohmuusick by MedvurstDownload5.05.2
79CSDB cracktro compo 2013 by Antti AnderssonDownload5.26.3
80Brennan's Theme by SIDwaveDownload4.65.3
81Late Night Crack by G-FellowDownload4.84.7
82One Crack Ahead by G-FellowDownload4.84.8
83Hardcrap by Street TuffDownload4.25.6

Productions released outside compos :
1337 by Dinasours (Music)
Cracking Dustbin (Music)
Glass Dick (Music)
Pastel Coloured Nights by Viruz (Music)
RSI CA 1994 8580 by Viruz (Music)
The Smooth Edge (Music)
Top 50 of Crack Intro Music Competition 2013 [pal/ntsc] by Laxity (Music Collection)
Verseny, vagy mi a szösz (Music)
Wekkie Bekkie by Protovision (Music)

Attendants : (54)
4-Mat, 6R6, _V_, Abaddon, Antti Andersson, BlackWine, Buddha, celticdesign, Chabee, CHR$(142), dalezy, Dane, dEViLOCk, Drax, Duck LaRock, Fegolhuzz, Fghj, Flex, franz_koopa, Fredrik, freQvibez, G-Fellow, Gangstar, Hein, Hermit, hukka, Jammer, Klegg, Kristian Røstøen, Linus, Medvurst, NecroPolo, onebitman, Peacemaker, Pece, Pievspie, psycho8580, radiantx, Randall, RaveGuru, Rayne, Richard, SIDwave, Slimex, Spider Jerusalem, Spinosa, Street Tuff, Surgeon, The Syndrom, tlr, Toggle, Wisdom, Xiny6581, Yogibear

Releases containing information on this event :
Top 50 of Crack Intro Music Competition 2013 [pal/ntsc]  contains official Results, Trivia, Top 50 Competition Entries


User Comment
Submitted by Rough on 21 October 2013
83 competition entries? Wow.

User Comment
Submitted by Conrad on 12 August 2013
Late comment from me...
Some really nice tunes here! and... surprise surprise... Drax wins!

Sorry I didn't take part in this and that ballad compo... at the time I was really just sick and tired of writing C64 music. ... I'll try and not give up next time around.

User Comment
Submitted by NecroPolo on 17 February 2013
Congrats to you all folks, everyone who participated, composers organisers whomsoever(s). It became one of the biggest kicks around SID in the last few years. I'm happy to see it's so alive and kicking and from the recording producer's point of view, I'm happy to see so much musical talent and enthusiasm. You guys are amazing. If it was a scroller I'd add that especial c'grats for the top cats - and Drax you f'n rule man :)

User Comment
Submitted by Yogibear on 10 February 2013
DRAX: Yes, because of some limitations you must be more creative. (making music in 3 tracks f.i. which we mainly do). Which can bring better things.
But some limitations bring poorer music. (f.i. no use of filter or don't use waveform X or so). It should not be exaggerated IMHO.
BTW Didi thanks for organizing this compo! :)

User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 9 February 2013
@Peacemaker: I was surprised as you entered the compo. I guess as a "SID newbie" you can be pleased with all 3 tunes placed among top 35 with 80 competitors.

I think Drax is well deserved double-winner here. Congratulations!

User Comment
Submitted by Peacemaker on 9 February 2013
Congratulations Mister Drax. You deserved the first place for sure =)

For myself: I am glad to have such a nice position for beeing a "sid-newbee" =)

Greets

ps. i would like to see a "ambient" compo....
or

a demo group would offer part of their demo (intro for example) and the composers will make the sound to it. an old demo could be used for this, if there is any demo group with a nice demo-intro would offer their work for the composers and the competition .. i think you get the idea.

just an idea =)

User Comment
Submitted by DRAX on 9 February 2013
Thanks,Joachim. I don't share you view that limitations only bring poorer music - it depends on the limitations - sometimes limitations can make one focus more on the composition itself but I guess it has alot to do with what we focus on in a tune... :)

User Comment
Submitted by Yogibear on 9 February 2013
Yeah DRAX you're the well deserved no.1! Njoy! I think more limitations will only bring poorer music. With a time limit I can live if it is at least 1:01! Also that tunes must sound good on both SID models only restricts the quality of the SID.

User Comment
Submitted by DRAX on 8 February 2013
Thanks to all the guys who voted, the arrangers and competitors :) ... And thanks GRG ;) ... Been fun to participate in this compo... I kinda liked the compo because of the limitations would be cool with a new compo with even more limitations for instance only being able to use one specific chord progression or only using one waveform or something else...

User Comment
Submitted by tlr on 8 February 2013
This was a really nice competition with fantastic contributions.
Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved!


User Comment
Submitted by 6R6 on 8 February 2013
Congratulations Drax!
Your composing skills are out of this world.

User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 8 February 2013
@Cresh: Sure it was February... veery early in the morning. Thanks for pointing: changed it.

BTW: We in Laxity are working on a music compilation based on the compo, which will be released in a few days.

Idea: How about a compo for CHILL-OUT or LONGPLAY SIDs which you can listen for many minutes without getting on your nerves?
I started a thread in the forum to collect ideas for the next compo:
Ideas for SID Compos

User Comment
Submitted by psycho8580 on 8 February 2013
I do second Sascha. Looking forward to another compo!

User Comment
Submitted by Linus on 8 February 2013
I are teh win of teh disq compo!

Great compo, looking forward to another one :)

User Comment
Submitted by Cresh on 8 February 2013
@Didi
These results are based on a snapshot taken at January 8th

February, you mean. :)


Congrats to the winners, participants and all involved!

User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 8 February 2013
ALEA JACTA EST!

Once again: Many thanks to all participants for making this such a great competition!
Special thanks to Ian Coog for his help with checking the entries to meet the rules.
And to Mr.Ammo for recording the music to MP3, which was unexpected but surely appreciated by many.

Here are the final results:
Rank Title                                         CSDb Votes    %10     %9     %8
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   1 Retrospectful by DRAX                          9,5    38  63,2%  10,5%  23,7%
   2 Introduction to Crack by DRAX                  9,3    74  55,4%  23,0%  18,9%
   3 Y-Lax-It by celticdesign                       8,8    53  41,5%  18,9%  22,6%
   4 Don't Fuck With Stevie Wonder by Jammer        8,8    44  34,1%  22,7%  27,3%
   5 Delusional by DRAX                             8,8    36  33,3%  22,2%  27,8%
   6 Starfish by Abaddon                            8,7    39  33,3%  28,2%  23,1%
   7 Bleep Bloop by 4-Mat                           8,7    37  24,3%  35,1%  18,9%
   8 Scrollex by Flex                               8,6    47  27,7%  31,9%  19,1%
   9 Unreliable by Kristian Røstøen                 8,6    29  24,1%  27,6%  31,0%
  10 Crack the Frequency by 6R6                     8,5    39  25,6%  25,6%  28,2%
  11 Running Wild by Klegg                          8,5    36  19,4%  22,2%  25,0%
  12 Cracking All Night by psycho8580               8,5    26  19,2%  34,6%  23,1%
  13 These Greys by Dane                            8,5    42  19,0%  38,1%  23,8%
  14 Wisecrack by Jammer                            8,4    35  17,1%  25,7%  34,3%
  15 Crispy Crushing Crackers  by DRAX              8,3    32  25,0%   9,4%  25,0%
  16 The Twister by dEViLOCk                        8,3    29  13,8%  31,0%  13,8%
  17 Crackers Quest by Kristian Røstøen             8,3    34  11,8%  29,4%  41,2%
  18 Sparkle by Toggle                              8,2    32  15,6%  31,3%  25,0%
  19 Dolores pt. 2 by Duck LaRock                   8,2    31   9,7%  35,5%  35,5%
  20 Intro without Intro by Hein                    8,1    36  16,7%  16,7%  30,6%
  21 No Rush by 6R6                                 8,1    31  16,1%  22,6%  29,0%
  22 Upwords by Kristian Røstøen                    8,1    31  12,9%  29,0%  12,9%
  23 Retrochild by Wisdom                           8,1    32  12,5%  21,9%  34,4%
  24 City Cowboy by Linus                           8,0    36  22,2%  11,1%  27,8%
  25 Funky as Fuck by psycho8580                    8,0    42  16,7%  21,4%  21,4%
  26 Glory of the Muse by Peacemaker                8,0    20  15,0%  25,0%  20,0%
  27 Procrastination by Klegg                       8,0    29  13,8%  13,8%  34,5%
  28 Red Sector Inc Circa 1994 by _V_               8,0    24  12,5%  29,2%  25,0%
  29 bullocks by dalezy                             8,0    28   7,1%  28,6%  32,1%
  30 Fortune by Peacemaker                          7,9    23  13,0%  17,4%  34,8%
  31 Homeogene by Chabee                            7,8    31  16,1%   6,5%  35,5%
  32 Introspanker by SIDwave                        7,8    30  10,0%  13,3%  23,3%
  33 Ordinary Crack Tune by Pece                    7,8    29   6,9%  24,1%  34,5%
  34 Introduction to Modernity by psycho8580        7,7    29  13,8%  20,7%  20,7%
  35 Desire by Peacemaker                           7,7    22   9,1%   9,1%  27,3%
  36 Shaking Dustbin by The Syndrom                 7,7    24   4,2%  29,2%  29,2%
  37 Pirate Domination by franz_koopa               7,6    29   3,4%  13,8%  17,2%
  38 Deadline by RaveGuru                           7,6    24   0,0%  25,0%  25,0%
  39 Ignorance is Bliss by Pece                     7,5    27  11,1%   3,7%  48,1%
  40 Ebrius by Klegg                                7,5    21   9,5%  14,3%  14,3%
  41 Hard Crack Intro Tune by Xiny6581              7,5    25   8,0%   8,0%  36,0%
  42 sCeNe iS mY pR0n! by Rayne                     7,4    30  16,7%   6,7%  13,3%
  43 Kedja by Spinosa                               7,4    23  13,0%  17,4%  21,7%
  44 Flowing Slowly by Toggle                       7,4    27   0,0%  14,8%  22,2%
  45 Not Future Composer by Richard                 7,3    37  10,8%  16,2%  18,9%
  46 Broken Bytez by radiantx                       7,3    30   3,3%  13,3%  26,7%
  47 Fredriks crack intro 2013 by Fredrik           7,3    30   3,3%  10,0%  26,7%
  48 Diabolique by Surgeon                          7,2    35  25,7%   2,9%   8,6%
  49 Inspect Her Gadget by Fegolhuzz                7,2    28   0,0%  25,0%  21,4%
  50 Newton's Third Law by NecroPolo                7,1    24  12,5%  16,7%  20,8%
  51 Ironic Smut by freQvibez                       7,1    24  12,5%  12,5%  20,8%
  52 EFFZ 2013 Crack Intro Mooz by Gangstar         7,1    23   4,3%   8,7%  30,4%
  53 Breakage by tlr                                6,9    19  10,5%   5,3%  10,5%
  54 Roxy Boxy Foxy by Slimex                       6,9    21   4,8%   0,0%  33,3%
  55 Delicious Pudding by Chabee                    6,8    24   4,2%   8,3%  16,7%
  56 Slow and sad intro by Fredrik                  6,7    24   4,2%   4,2%  16,7%
  57 Cracktro #2 by hukka                           6,6    22   4,5%   4,5%  27,3%
  58 Crackpot by tlr                                6,6    25   4,0%   8,0%  12,0%
  59 One Hour Is Enough by Slimex                   6,6    22   0,0%  13,6%  18,2%
  60 ?Formula Too Simplex Error by Spider Jerusal   6,6    24   0,0%   8,3%  25,0%
  61 Intro Try V2 by Street Tuff                    6,5    24   4,2%   8,3%   4,2%
  62 Rogaland by Toggle                             6,5    20   0,0%  10,0%  25,0%
  63 Canon457 by onebitman                          6,4    28   7,1%   3,6%  10,7%
  64 Poked Panda by radiantx                        6,4    27   3,7%   3,7%  18,5%
  65 Rocktro by Spider Jerusalem                    6,4    31   0,0%   9,7%   9,7%
  66 Introvert by Fghj                              6,3    23   4,3%   4,3%  17,4%
  67 Green Bubbles by G-Fellow                      6,3    29   0,0%   6,9%  10,3%
  68 (not) paranoid by Spider Jerusalem             6,2    23   0,0%   4,3%   8,7%
  69 RAM Joint by freQvibez                         5,9    24   0,0%   0,0%  12,5%
  70 Saddam Odyssey 1990 Crackintro by Randall      5,7    20  10,0%   5,0%  10,0%
  71 Chameleon by Spinosa                           5,6    21   0,0%   4,8%   4,8%
  72 Seizure by BlackWine                           5,6    18   0,0%   0,0%  22,2%
  73 Flatline by NecroPolo                          5,5    26   7,7%   0,0%   7,7%
  74 Crackers Delight by G-Fellow                   5,5    21   0,0%   4,8%   9,5%
  75 Joy, Coz Home by G-Fellow                      5,5    21   0,0%   4,8%   4,8%
  76 A Good Day by G-Fellow                         5,5    21   0,0%   0,0%   9,5%
  77 Poland is a CoMeDy! by Buddha                  5,3    29   0,0%   6,9%   6,9%
  78 Introohmuusick by Medvurst                     5,2    23   0,0%   0,0%  13,0%
  79 CSDB cracktro compo 2013 by Antti Andersson    5,2    25   0,0%   0,0%   8,0%
  80 Brennan's Theme by SIDwave                     4,8    26   0,0%   0,0%   3,8%
  81 Late Night Crack by G-Fellow                   4,8    15   0,0%   0,0%   0,0%
  82 One Crack Ahead by G-Fellow                    4,7    24   0,0%   0,0%   4,2%
  83 Hardcrap by Street Tuff                        4,4    23   0,0%   4,3%   0,0%
                                                                                                                                                                    
DISQ Pastel Coloured Nights by Linus                8,6    45  26,1%  34,8%  17,4%
DISQ Cracking Dusbin by The Syndrom                 8,2    14  14,3%  28,6%  28,6%
DISQ Verseny, vagy mi a szösz by Hermit             7,2    15  13,3%  13,3%  20,0%
DISQ The Smooth Edge by SIDwave                     7,1    22   4,5%  13,6%  13,6%
DISQ Wekkie Bekkie by Yogibear                      6,9    13   0,0%   0,0%  53,8%
DISQ 1337 by Dinasours                              5,2    18  38,9%   5,6%   0,0%
DISQ Glass Dick by Pievspie                         3,4    14   0,0%   0,0%   7,1%

These results are based on a snapshot taken at February 8th, 2013 0:00 CET. Current scores displayed above may be a bit different.
Ranks are made by the weighted average of CSDb. Entries with the same weighted average are ranked by the percentage of 10s, 9s, 8s...

User Comment
Submitted by Wisdom on 7 February 2013
Mr.Ammo: Yes, I got that was what happened. :-) Thanks for new recording, much appreciated!

User Comment
Submitted by Mr Ammo on 6 February 2013
Wisdom: Ah, I see what you mean. The outtro just before ithe song loops sounds and definitely the waves look like the intro. So, I thought that it already looped. Didn't notice the difference between the intro and outro.

I will update the archive with new recordings of your song!

edit: Done!

User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 6 February 2013
32 hours to go until voting deadline. The ranks are still in movement. Top 2 seems to be quite fixed but the later ranks are still open. One vote can make a contestant move a few ranks up or down! YOUR VOTE MAY INFLUENCE THE FINAL JUDGEMENT. So go and place your votes NOW!

Compilations can be downloaded here:
CIMC2013.zip (500 kiloBytes, sid & prg/d64)
http://goo.gl/XB3jO (MP3s recorded with HardSID)

If someone is interested in the current ranking: CIMC2013CurrentRanks.zip
Ranks are made by the weighted average of CSDb. Tunes with the same weighted average are ranked by the percentage of 10s, 9s, 8s of it's votes.

User Comment
Submitted by dEViLOCk on 6 February 2013
Well, I would like to comment all tunes in the compo, but it's a little much. Just wanted to say I loved the compo and the high quality of the tunes. It's 2013 and we still get new and fresh sounds out of that fucking great chip. How awesome is that? ^_^
Congratulations to all musicians and organizers being a part of this!

User Comment
Submitted by Gangstar on 4 February 2013
- short - catchy - simple

i wonder how people downrate entries here instead to be proud that there is activity like this!
i know that there are always people who have to discuss always and everything but hey - *knock knock* theres no competition at all, there is just fun to participate.

User Comment
Submitted by SIDwave on 4 February 2013
you have sidqualified one of my tunes because of 1 second playtime ? how lame

User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 4 February 2013
I got some messages if I have all compo entries in one file, so here you go:

CIMC2013.zip (500 kiloBytes, sid & prg/d64)

Voting closes at February 7, 2013 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm) CET.

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! ;)

User Comment
Submitted by Wisdom on 3 February 2013
@Mr Ammo; thanks for your effort and nice recordings. As for my tune (Retrochild), the length of the tune is ~50 seconds, not 46 seconds as in current recording. This is curicial for judgement, so I will be happy if you can re-record it again. Thank you.

Congratulations to Didi for this overly successful event and to all participants for all the great tunes they have contributed. This event is surely the most productive SID event in recent years. Thanks everybody who helped realizing it.

User Comment
Submitted by Mr Ammo on 3 February 2013
I have just recorded the last 7 entries and re-arranged the archive a bit. All recording is done using a HardSID.

1) album with all 6581 compo versions
2) album with all 8580 compo versions
3) album with all 6581 out-of-compo versions
4) album with all 8580 out-of-compo versions

You can find the zip archive and de MP3s on http://goo.gl/XB3jO .

Make sure while scoring the songs to consider using the rules and don't forget what Didi said about a crack intro tune: "A crack intro music has to be short, catchy and simple to make it rememberable."

Enjoy!

User Comment
Submitted by grasstust on 1 February 2013
Can I just say that I'm almost a bit touched that you can arrange a sid-compo in 2013 and get 90 entries? Well done to all participants and congratulations to Didi, if I ever meet you at a party I'll buy you a beer. And if it's free, like on X, I'll give you the money! ;)

User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 1 February 2013
Whoohoo! 90 entries overall until deadline! That is GREAT! Many thanks to all participants!

Now it is voting time until next week
Voting closes at February 7, 2013 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm) CET.

I encourage everyone to place or review their votes until then. The more votes there are per tune the more fair the result will be.
Please take into consideration the purpose the tune was made for: Crack Intro Music.

Happy voting!


User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 30 January 2013
27 hours left to hand in your contribution.

User Comment
Submitted by _V_ on 29 January 2013
Well, to add my two cents to this discussion: the first finished version of my tune was 61 seconds (64 $10 measures at $05 speed). Was all ready to send it in, but then I saw just in time that Didi was going to be strict about the 60s limit.

So, back to the composing board. Returned to the tune, decided to trim down the initial measure by a quarter, added a mini-transition and dare I say it, it gave the tune a small, but noticeable improvement to its dynamic. Enforcing constraints isn't a bad thing as we all know too well - after all, isn't our dahling system naturally constrained to 64k at any one time?

That said, I can't help but feel a bit miffed about the 'Linus case', mainly because afaik you can't easily set any BPM you want on c64.

As such, future compos of this sort may want to consider adding a small amount of slack to the tune length, for example: tune length = 60 seconds [+ 1 second allowed technical margin]. This still is SMART, as both running time and the technical margin are correctly defined.

Or, SMARTer still ;), just forget about silly units such as 'one minute' and rather determine the max tune length by accurately measuring how long it takes for the c64 to finish a certain amount of measures of certain length at a widely used speed (64 measures of length $10 at speed $04, for example). With such figures and info, composers can then simply recalculate how many measures they need to compose at the speed of their choice and perfectly fall within the desired timing!

*clink* Whoops, looks like my two cents are up. Take care!

User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 29 January 2013
It's like TheRyk said: Giving another second tolerance it would encourage the the next one coming up with even another second or another byte or else. The rules are SMART: Simple - Measurable - Attainable - Realistic - Trackable

BTW. I have to thank the participants for making this a great compo! Only a few seem to take it as a joke. Most contributed really great tunes!

User Comment
Submitted by Linus on 29 January 2013
Flex, I can't see any real fuzz and I am not bitter or anything. In case of my tune, it would have actually worked better in a shorter version, the resolution ending on chord D7 (if I remember correctly) should have used half of the bars but i wanted to use the full one minute range - sadly, without measuring accurately enough tho thinking a second more would not be deal breaker.

In the end, if I ran the compo I would certainly have some tolerance towards a couple of seconds if they make sense. That's where I am absolutely with Jammer.

That being said, it's all good - thanks for a great compo, Didi.

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Submitted by TheRyk on 29 January 2013
Though I like some of the out of competitions songs a lot and am glad that they were released, in a way I understand that Didi sticks to the rules that strictly - once you start only slightly bending them, you might open Pandora's box.


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Submitted by Flex on 29 January 2013
Hey c'mon!!! What's the fuzz all about this... 1 minute and that's it! Pretty clear I would say.
I've recently faced myself a "problem" like should I release one more tune in this competition or should I keep on making it just bigger (more than just 1 minute).. I've had many good ideas with a song, but making it whole and repeatable really demands "skills" of "letting go" or just skills of making it more "loopable"...
Therefore I don't like the idea of people here releasing just some worktunes etc. without the attitude making it into a decent intro tune.. Putting a whole song into 1 minute really needs some extra touch & idea in it. Please give us some more unforgettable notes & feelings in these last days of the competition may I ask...

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Submitted by da1ezy on 29 January 2013
yay. 70+ tunes to listen to. guess i'm almost too late for the game. :)

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Submitted by TheRyk on 29 January 2013
Don't worry, Linus, this isn't (only) about winning anyway, you did a great job and most crackers who are looking 4 intro music in the future won't use a PAL-adjusted stop-watch but rather look at how much RAM and rastertime is consumed ;)

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Submitted by Hein on 28 January 2013
Quote:
Didi: Other contestants didn't have ideas for over 1 minute, that's the truth

Truth! oh well, maybe 10 seconds more, but after that, bleh, go away, leave me alone, stfu and so on. Praise to the composers who did a full second more for our great audience, baring the risk of being disqualified.

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Submitted by Jammer on 28 January 2013
Dane: Sure I did ;) Bass sounds like Reyn on steroids :D Really dig it.

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Submitted by Dane on 28 January 2013
Hehe Jammer, did you listen to my 2sid-tune Hexadecimal? 6+!

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Submitted by Jammer on 28 January 2013
For me every tune above 1 minute is a challenge ;D

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Submitted by Dane on 28 January 2013
I think the 1 minute mark was a challenge. The latest tunes I've been working on have mostly been 4+ minutes.

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Submitted by Jammer on 28 January 2013
Didi: Other contestants didn't have ideas for over 1 minute, that's the truth XD I really doubt whether anyone was sweating to keep the limit. IMHO this 'measuring with a watch' really lets the whole event down :( Art shouldn't be killed by math, otherwise we'll all get paranoid! ;)

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Submitted by Linus on 28 January 2013
It is not about "ripping my ass off" as in "work hard to meet the 1 minute rule" - I was too stupid to measure the time correctly, that is all there is to it. Anyway, good luck to the other participants.

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Submitted by Didi on 28 January 2013
Final words about the playtime-limit and disqualifications due to it:
Maybe I should have set the limit clearly to 1:00.000 to avoid any discussion. I will learn from it if I will organize another competition sometime with a timelimit.
The Following tunes definately do not meet the limit and will run out of competition:
Pastel Coloured Nights
The Smooth Edge
Verseny, vagy mi a szösz
Wekkie Bekkie
Glass Dick

All tunes are measured with a stop-watch by hand played on hardware and by recording it played with re-sid engine and checking the time in a music editor. The result has been the same.

I will check all tunes for their playtime until compo ends, so if you are not sure to meet the rules, you'd better review your entry.

As the compo is not over and there is no entry limit per composer you may re-enter with a re-edit of your tune meeting the limit.

I know this is a hard decision especialy because Pastel Coloured Nights would rank in the top ten at the moment. Other composers ripped their ass off and cut their tunes to meet the rules, so it would be unfair to them to make exception to it.

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Submitted by Jammer on 27 January 2013
Linus: It's a real no no for me. Nothing more mean that getting rid of strong contestant in such stupid manner :|

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Submitted by Didi on 27 January 2013
Here to give a nother intermediate ranking list. After the confusion about the real averages I switched back to the weighted averages used by CSDb. Tunes with equal weighted ranking are ranked by amount of tens, nines, eights, etc. This ranking will also be used for the final ranking. This gives a little advantage to the tunes with many votes, but that's the way it is.

Please remember:
Deadline for entry submission is January 31, 2013 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm) CET.
Voting closes one week later at February 7, 2013 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm) CET.

So you see after the entry deadline you will have another week to place your votes for the final ranking. I encourage you to vote to make the result as fair as possible.

Also check out the MP3 rips made with HardSID made by Mr. Ammo, so you can listen to the tunes wherever you want. Might help you with your votes.

Another news: Laxity will release a compilation of the top 50 ranked tunes. As you can see the scorelimit for the compilation is about 6,4 by now.

Rank  Title                                     CSDb 10  9  8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Votes 
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    1 Retrospectful by DRAX                     9,6  14  6  2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  22  
    2 Introduction to Crack by DRAX             9,4  37 15 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  64  
    3 Y-Lax-It by celticdesign                  8,9  13  5 14 3 1 0 0 0 0 0  36  
    4 Delusional by DRAX                        8,8   7  5  4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0  19  
    5 Scrollex by Flex                          8,7  12 12  5 7 2 0 0 0 0 0  38  
    6 Don't Fuck With Stevie Wonder by Jammer   8,7  10  7  8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0  33  
    7 Starfish by Abaddon                       8,6   7  5  2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0  19  
    8 Crispy Crushing Crackers  by DRAX         8,6   5  1  5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0  18  
    9 Unreliable by Kristian Røstøen            8,6   4  6  7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0  19  
   10 Wisecrack by Jammer                       8,5   5  6  9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0  26  
   11 These Greys by Dane                       8,4   5 12  7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0  31  
   12 Running Wild by Klegg                     8,4   3  7  4 9 0 0 0 0 0 0  23  
   13 Bleep Bloop by 4-Mat                      8,4   3  7  4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0  20  
   14 Crack the Frequency by 6R6                8,3   6  5  8 5 1 1 0 0 0 0  26  
   15 Sparkle by Toggle                         8,3   3  7  5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0  21  
   16 Intro without Intro by Hein               8,2   4  4  8 8 2 0 0 0 0 0  26  
   17 Crackers Quest by Kristian Røstøen        8,2   2  7 12 4 1 0 0 0 0 0  26  
   18 City Cowboy by Linus                      8,1   7  4  5 8 5 0 0 0 0 0  29  
   19 Homeogene by Chabee                       8,1   4  1  8 8 2 0 0 0 0 0  23  
   20 Funky as Fuck by psycho8580               8,0   6  9  6 9 4 0 1 0 0 0  35  
   21 Upwords by Kristian Røstøen               8,0   1  3  2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0  12  
   22 Introduction to Modernity by psycho8580   7,8   2  5  4 3 5 1 0 0 0 0  20  
   23 Retrochild by Wisdom                      7,8   1  6  6 6 3 0 0 0 0 0  22  
   24 Procrastination by Klegg                  7,8   1  5  7 4 4 0 0 0 0 0  21  
   25 Ordinary Crack Tune by Pece               7,8   1  5  5 6 1 1 0 0 0 0  19  
   26 The Twister by dEViLOCk                   7,8   0  4  2 9 1 0 0 0 0 0  16  
   27 Introspanker by SIDwave                   7,7   1  3  7 8 1 1 0 0 0 0  21  
   28 Red Sector Inc Circa 1994 by _V_          7,6   0  4  2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0  8   
   29 Diabolique by Surgeon                     7,5   7  2  3 7 1 4 0 3 0 0  27  
   30 sCeNe iS mY pR0n! by Rayne                7,5   3  1  4 4 8 0 1 0 0 0  21  
   31 Ignorance is Bliss by Pece                7,5   2  1  9 3 1 2 0 0 0 0  18  
   32 Desire by Peacemaker                      7,5   1  1  4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0  10  
   33 Broken Bytez by radiantx                  7,5   0  4  7 8 2 1 0 0 0 0  22  
   34 Ebrius by Klegg                           7,4   1  1  2 6 5 0 0 0 0 0  15  
   35 Pirate Domination by franz_koopa          7,4   0  3  3 9 4 1 0 0 0 0  20  
   36 Flowing Slowly by Toggle                  7,4   0  2  4 6 4 0 0 0 0 0  16  
   37 Not Future Composer by Richard            7,3   4  5  4 5 5 1 4 0 0 0  28  
   38 Hard Crack Intro Tune by Xiny6581         7,3   1  2  5 4 2 2 0 0 0 0  16  
   39 Fredriks crack intro 2013 by Fredrik      7,2   1  2  6 5 9 0 1 0 0 0  24  
   40 Newton's Third Law by NecroPolo           7,1   2  3  2 2 2 1 1 2 0 0  15  
   41 Inspect Her Gadget by Fegolhuzz           7,1   0  3  3 8 2 1 1 0 0 0  18  
   42 Ironic Smut by freQvibez                  6,9   1  1  3 2 2 1 0 1 0 0  11  
   43 Cracktro #2 by hukka                      6,9   1  0  4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0  13  
   44 One Hour Is Enough by Slimex              6,8   1  3  1 3 3 3 1 0 0 0  15  
   45 Kedja by Spinosa                          6,7   2  1  2 0 1 5 1 0 0 0  12  
   46 Delicious Pudding by Chabee               6,7   1  0  5 5 3 2 1 0 0 0  17  
   47 Slow and sad intro by Fredrik             6,6   0  1  2 5 5 3 0 0 0 0  16  
   48 Intro Try V2 by Street Tuff               6,5   0  1  1 3 7 4 0 0 0 0  16  
   49 Canon457 by onebitman                     6,4   2  0  3 5 5 2 3 1 0 0  21  
   50 Rocktro by Spider Jerusalem               6,4   0  1  3 8 6 5 1 0 0 0  24  
   51 Crackpot by tlr                           6,3   1  1  3 4 3 4 2 1 0 0  19  
   52 ?Formula Too Simplex Error by Spider Jeru 6,3   0  1  2 2 5 2 2 0 0 0  14  
   53 Introvert by Fghj                         6,2   0  1  4 3 4 2 2 1 0 0  17  
   54 Poked Panda by radiantx                   6,2   0  0  5 4 4 6 0 1 0 0  20  
   55 Green Bubbles by G-Fellow                 6,1   0  1  3 7 3 2 4 1 0 0  21  
   56 RAM Joint by freQvibez                    5,9   0  0  2 6 4 0 1 4 0 0  17  
   57 (not) paranoid by Spider Jerusalem        5,9   0  0  2 6 3 2 3 0 0 0  16  
   58 Joy, Coz Home by G-Fellow                 5,9   0  0  1 1 3 5 1 0 0 0  11  
   59 Seizure by BlackWine                      5,8   0  0  1 4 1 1 1 0 1 0  9   
   60 Saddam Odyssey 1990 Crackintro by Randall 5,7   1  1  1 0 3 4 1 1 1 0  13  
   61 Introohmuusick by Medvurst                5,5   0  0  2 1 2 7 1 2 0 0  15  
   62 A Good Day by G-Fellow                    5,3   0  0  1 1 2 4 4 1 0 0  13  
   63 Flatline by NecroPolo                     5,2   2  0  0 4 2 4 2 4 2 0  20  
   64 Crackers Delight by G-Fellow              5,2   0  1  1 3 1 4 1 1 1 1  14  
   65 Chameleon by Spinosa                      5,2   0  0  0 2 3 3 4 1 0 0  13  
   66 CSDB cracktro compo 2013 by Antti Anderss 4,9   0  0  0 5 6 0 2 3 0 1  17  
   67 Brennan's Theme by SIDwave                4,6   0  0  0 3 1 6 4 2 2 0  18  
   68 One Crack Ahead by G-Fellow               4,6   0  0  0 2 3 2 4 1 3 0  15  
   69 Poland is a CoMeDy! by Buddha             4,5   0  1  0 4 0 3 6 4 1 0  19  
   70 Late Night Crack by G-Fellow              4,1   0  0  0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0  5   
   71 Hardcrap by Street Tuff                   4,0   0  0  0 0 2 6 3 2 1 1  15  

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Submitted by _V_ on 27 January 2013
Looking at this list makes me soooooo happy every time I glance at it. SID is the best sound chip ever built. Hawt w00ts to all who are still striking the strings of this sensational semi-analogue silicon slab!

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Submitted by Peacemaker on 26 January 2013
Desire

hope you like it =)

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Submitted by Linus on 26 January 2013
@The Enforcer aka Ian: Ok, sir! :)

@Jammer: It would be easy to create a short version running around 59 seconds but releasing a virtually identical tune again doesn't appeal to me. So be it.

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Submitted by Stinsen on 26 January 2013
Mr Ammo: I like your unrelentless analysis of the compo and the rules pertaining to it. If not correct (which I have no doubt it is), it still provides a healthy amount of entertainment. :)

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Submitted by Mr Ammo on 25 January 2013
I just listened again to Pastel Coloured Nights and recorded it from real hardware (c64). I looked at the 1 minute mark and noticed that this song has a (sort of a) fade out. Around the 1:01:099 mark it loops. I must say it's quite an unconventional, or rather, creative fade since it's almost unrecognizable as a fade out.

The rules say:
- max. playtime 1:00 min. (PAL playing speed), then repeat or fade

So, I wouldn't be too hard to enforce this rule on Linus' entry.

Also, the other rules don't seem to be enforced as much as the time limit rule. There are quite some entries that do not match the 'no SID model preference (should sound good on all SID models)' rule. I know it's also a matter of taste, but some entries sound totally different on either sid chip. Please have a listen to the following songs on both chips: Canon457, City Cowboy, Diabolique, Funky as Fuck and Introduction to Modernity.

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Submitted by Jammer on 25 January 2013
Sascha - just cut one beat in a few patterns and got your needed miliseconds - You are the master of irregular rhythm, aren't You? :)

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Submitted by iAN CooG on 25 January 2013
a couple of seconds actually, not milliseconds, it loops on the 1:02 mark while the rule says clearly it should loop on 1:00 mark and not even 1:01 (that would be 61 seconds); strict or not, rules are equal for everyone; trim your compo tunes meeting the compo rules, then release extended versions out of compo.

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Submitted by Linus on 25 January 2013
Woohoo, I measured it wrong by a couple of MILLISECONDS then. Sticking to the rules is one thing, but _this_ is a bit ridiculous, sorry.

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Submitted by Didi on 25 January 2013
Refering the PSID clock it does not and using a stopwatch playing in VICE says the same. Will check on hardware to be sure.

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Submitted by Linus on 25 January 2013
Didi, why is Pastel Coloured Nights out of competition? The tune loops before 1:01 minutes :)

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Submitted by Mr Ammo on 25 January 2013
Pece: I must have overlooked/fotgot your first entry ;)
I have put an update online: http://goo.gl/XB3jO

I will do a check for other forgotten/overlooked tunes later.

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Submitted by Pece on 25 January 2013
Mr Ammo, I can't find my "Ignorance is Bliss" there. ;/ Why?

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Submitted by Mr Ammo on 24 January 2013
I've updated the MP3 recordings (using hardsid) with all new entries since Jan 17.
All entries are recorded from 6581 and 8580. So, two recordings per entry since one of the rules says that the music should sound good on both sid-chips. So, some entries could be disqualified because of that rule ;)

Direct download link: http://goo.gl/yYAaZ

Link to the directory and where you can find the zip-archive, but also the MP3s:

http://goo.gl/XB3jO

Just unzip and add them to your favourite media player.

Enjoy!

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Submitted by Rayne on 24 January 2013
Due to the amount of tunes the compo better should be renamed to "Crack Intro Music Megacompo 2013" :D

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Submitted by Matt on 24 January 2013
I miss A-Man's contribution.
He's great at composing intro tunes, or short tunes for that matter.

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Submitted by Yogibear on 23 January 2013
Smooth Edge has the same "problem" as my tune Wekkie Bekkie but is in the compo. How come?

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Submitted by Didi on 23 January 2013
In DDR (GDR) you did not have the freedom to decide to participate or not.

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Submitted by SIDwave on 23 January 2013
this is the C64 scene, not DDR regime..

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Submitted by Didi on 22 January 2013
Some people asked me to handle the limit of 1:00 min @ PAL speed a bit less strict. But I have to say NO, SORRY. The rules are clear from the beginning and it would be unfair to the others who tried their best to stay within the hard limits. I will review all tunes for compliance to the rules before compo end, so please be sure to meet the rules exactly or I have to put your tune to run out of competition.

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Submitted by Flex on 22 January 2013
Ole, waiting for your "pot-collector"... :)

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Submitted by Ole Marius on 22 January 2013
OH Cracktro zak compo!

havent checked any tunes out yet - gonna be a blast! :)

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Submitted by Didi on 22 January 2013
I count raw votes average, because the CSDb voting with only 1 decimal digit is not differentiated enough for the compo. In most cases the CSDb votes and the raw averages are very close. Mainly tunes where the voting is very spread differ.

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Submitted by Kristian on 22 January 2013
I guess Didi's list is the result of raw votes vs. weighted votes.

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Submitted by SIDwave on 22 January 2013
You all misunderstood Brennan's Theme..
Dont you know Fist II by Neil Brennan ?
Not all introtunes must be woombang-zap! :)

Amazing so many people can quickly do a short tune out of usually doing nothing. Many rarely active composers have entered this.

We should have more compos, its a good way to fire up the crowd!

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Submitted by TheRyk on 22 January 2013
@Jammer: might be due to 2 days between your and Didi's posting.

However, everybody's got their personal rankings.

Awesome that inspite of all the ace tunes already released, there doesn't seem to be an ending, but even 10 days before deadline, still extremely hi quality tunes are entering. Starfish, for instance, was a great surprise and instantly became my personal favorite in this competition although there were a fistful of tunes before of which I thought they were almost impossible to top.

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Submitted by Jammer on 21 January 2013
Didi: Those results slightly differ from the averages above :)

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Submitted by Didi on 19 January 2013
Still nearly 2 weeks to go. But here are the half-time standings:
Rank  Title                                                  Votes  Avg.   
    1 Introduction to Crack by DRAX                             56  9,339
    2 Scrollex by Flex                                          36  8,694
    3 These Greys by Dane                                       27  8,593
    4 Y-Lax-It by celticdesign                                  29  8,586
    5 Don't Fuck With Stevie Wonder by Jammer                   29  8,552
    6 Pastel Coloured Nights by Linus                           37  8,459
    7 Wisecrack by Jammer                                       25  8,400
    8 Unreliable by Kristian Røstøen                            16  8,375
    9 Sparkle by Toggle                                         20  8,350
   10 Running Wild by Klegg                                     22  8,227
   11 Crackers Quest by Kristian Røstøen                        24  8,167
   12 Intro without Intro by Hein                               25  8,040
   13 Funky as Fuck by psycho8580                               32  8,031
   14 City Cowboy by Linus                                      27  8,000
   15 Homeogene by Chabee                                       22  7,909
   16 Procrastination by Klegg                                  20  7,850
   17 Retrochild by Wisdom                                      20  7,750
   18 Introduction to Modernity by psycho8580                   19  7,737
   19 The Twister by dEViLOCk                                   14  7,643
   20 Broken Bytez by radiantx                                  19  7,579
   21 Hard Crack Intro Tune by Xiny6581                         14  7,429
   22 Introspanker by SIDwave                                   16  7,375
   23 Not Future Composer by Richard                            27  7,370
   24 Ignorance is Bliss by Pece                                11  7,364
   25 Flowing Slowly by Toggle                                  15  7,333
   26 Inspect Her Gadget by Fegolhuzz                           17  7,294
   27 Diabolique by Surgeon                                     25  7,280
   28 Pirate Domination by franz_koopa                          18  7,278
   29 Ebrius by Klegg                                           13  7,231
   30 sCeNe iS mY pR0n! by Rayne                                20  7,200
   31 Fredriks crack intro 2013 by Fredrik                      23  7,087
   32 Delicious Pudding by Chabee                               14  6,857
   33 One Hour Is Enough by Slimex                              13  6,846
   34 Newton's Third Law by NecroPolo                           13  6,769
   35 The Smooth Edge by SIDwave                                17  6,647
   36 Slow and sad intro by Fredrik                             15  6,600
   37 Rocktro by Spider Jerusalem                               23  6,478
   38 Crackpot by tlr                                           17  6,353
   39 Poked Panda by radiantx                                   19  6,316
   40 ?Formula Too Simplex Error by Spider Jerusalem            13  6,308
   41 Canon457 by onebitman                                     18  6,278
   42 Green Bubbles by G-Fellow                                 19  6,211
   43 (not) paranoid by Spider Jerusalem                        15  6,200
   44 Intro Try V2 by Street Tuff                               14  6,143
   45 Introvert by Fghj                                         13  6,077
   46 Saddam Odyssey 1990 Crackintro by Randall                 11  5,727
   47 RAM Joint by freQvibez                                    14  5,714
   48 Introohmuusick by Medvurst                                14  5,500
   49 Flatline by NecroPolo                                     19  5,316
   50 Crackers Delight by G-Fellow                              13  5,308
   51 A Good Day by G-Fellow                                    12  5,083
   52 CSDB cracktro compo 2013 by Antti Andersson               13  5,000
   53 Poland is a CoMeDy! by Buddha                             18  4,833
   54 Chameleon by Spinosa                                       9  4,667
   55 Brennan's Theme by SIDwave                                17  4,588
   56 One Crack Ahead by G-Fellow                               14  4,500
   57 Hardcrap by Street Tuff                                   14  4,214

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Submitted by Jammer on 19 January 2013
Raffox: Joe didn't mean the ACTUAL ranking ;) Just his preferences :)

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Submitted by Raffox on 18 January 2013
@Joe: you missed celtidesign. As of now, he is n°2.

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Submitted by Joe on 17 January 2013
It seems to me that Randall, Jammer, Hein, Linus, Psycho8580, NecroPolo, Dane & Drax are the true winners with their strategies against music at the current.

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Submitted by wacek on 16 January 2013
Must... resist... temptation... ;)

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Submitted by King Durin on 15 January 2013
I think an Audio CD with the top tunes that would fit on the CD would be great, maybe with some nice transitions and organizing the tunes based on what they sound like and not on their ranking.

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Submitted by Didi on 15 January 2013
48 entries so far! As rank 1 and 2 seem to be quite fixed, rank 3-5 differ only 0,006 in average at the moment and rank 6-8 are not far behind. 14 entries have an average score of 8,0 or above, which is quite impressive. Rank 41 is currently shared by 3 tunes.

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Submitted by Yazoo on 15 January 2013
really... this compo became impressive. i first thought it would end up with just a few tunes.
but when i checked the csdb-statistics, i noticed that the year 2012 had as many c64 releases as we had 1998 the last time (more than 1500 releases which is +~500 compared to 2011).
so it is alive and kicking :)

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Submitted by Xiny6581 on 12 January 2013
Since this compo is really growing and there are many contributions. I throw out the question:
-Are there any interests to get those songs recorded from real hardware @(192KHZ CBR MP3) now ready to go @FLAC!
-Get a pretty sleek sitedesign: place-composer-song-chiptype...etc
Reply or PM and we'll work it out ;)
Happy 2013,
Xiny6581

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Submitted by NecroPolo on 11 January 2013
@TheRyk and Spider: Very well said mates.

On my part, my personal goal here still seems to be up'n'running as I'm still having the slimmest working tune in the competition with $05CC. I'd be really happy to see someone beating me on that :)

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Submitted by Didi on 11 January 2013
I did not expect so many entries nor participants. From the view of now I really should have limited it to one up to three entries per musician. But now the rules are that way and we have to live with them. Not all entries have typical intro vibe but it's not the case that the compo is flooded with crap tunes. In the end there might be more tunes in this compo than cracks released over the whole year. ;)

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Submitted by spider-j on 11 January 2013
I'm happy about every single tune. There's no real crap here. And I'm glad that it's not so sad like the graphicians compo last X-mas. Guess that's a musicians thing: they only want to 'play' - all the time! :-)

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Submitted by Zyron on 11 January 2013
I think it should've been limited to one entry per person, this is turning into a flood compo. :)

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Submitted by TheRyk on 11 January 2013
Only solution is voting more or less daily. I don't care about the voting results so much anyway, everyone's a winner, baby, that's the truth as the "tiger" put it.

looking 4wd to using a few of those tracks or seeing them used in crack intros after the competition :)

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Submitted by Kristian on 11 January 2013
I am not looking forward to the voting... there's like a trillion entries here :/

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Submitted by SIDwave on 10 January 2013
Added my contribution(s)!

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Submitted by Didi on 10 January 2013
NTSC is allowed, but it may not exceed the playtime of 1:00 when played on PAL speed. I just defined it that way to make it 100% clear. On the 2 tunes which exceed the limit it was already tried to argue about playing them at NTSC speed would keep them within the limit. I expected this, so I just had to quote the rules there. ;)

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Submitted by TheRyk on 10 January 2013
I agree, the competition rules are defined very well for the purpose cack intro. Guess the limits even increase the productivity of composers resulting in a massive amount of brandnew tunes most of which are really high quality. Not allowing NTSC might seem a little picky, though, but rules are rules.

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Submitted by FATFrost on 10 January 2013
Hmmm another compo i can come last in... nice

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Submitted by radiantx on 10 January 2013
The one minute limit indeed feels artificial, but fun at the same time. Much easier to compose a one minute tune than a three minute one.

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Submitted by CreaMD on 10 January 2013
The 1 minute limit is motivating. It seems esasy to do. Even I was trying some composing ;-).

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Submitted by Didi on 10 January 2013
Usually crack intros are not watched very long and I wanted to set a limit to give the composers a challenge. Maybe I could have set it a bit longer, but now it is that way and I will not change the rules while the compo is running. It would be unfair to the ones who even cut their tunes to meet that limit.

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Submitted by Frantic on 10 January 2013
Just a note: I really don't understand the 1 minute limit. As far as I am concerned, the only thing relevant to crack intros is RAM size. With that said, it is not that I actually care or want the rules to be changed. Just sayin'.. :)

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Submitted by Didi on 9 January 2013
Verseny, vagy mi a szösz and
Glass Dick were moved to run out of competition because they do not meet the rules.

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Submitted by Mr Ammo on 8 January 2013
Ok, Using my HardSid I made some recordings from the entries so far.

So, for all you iPod nerds, you can download it as a zip file (33MB) at this location: http://goo.gl/XB3jO

When you listen to some songs that sound totally different on the 6581, keep listening to them. I guarantee you, you'll start to like those too :)

UPDATE:
2013-01-08 - Added 5 new entries and put them in a zip file. Just unpack and add them to your library.
2013-01-10 - Added 13 new entries (including the ones that are either disqualified or released outside the compo).
2013-01-10 - added a new full archive and to listen inside your browser, there's an MP3s dir available. All can be found here: http://goo.gl/XB3jO
2013-01-14 - Added 11 new entries. You can download them as an update (zipfile 23MB) at the URL below.
2013-01-15 - Added 8 new entries.
2013-01-17 - Added 4 new entries which are available by downloading the update 05 file
2013-01-17 - Added another full archive with all entries until 2013-01-17 00:06:52.

Updates and full archive can be found here: http://goo.gl/XB3jO

At a later moment I will make the not-yet-released entries also available as a recording.

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Submitted by TheRyk on 7 January 2013
@Jammer, no, just go on :D

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Submitted by NecroPolo on 7 January 2013
Blessings y'all and have a nice compo mates!

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Submitted by Jammer on 7 January 2013
Is there release limit at all? :P

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Submitted by TheRyk on 7 January 2013
I second that, Didi. What a great competition!

Some composers who used to be as active as a grandpa taking a several years long afternoon nap are suddenly showing the youngsters (who also become better and better and can only profit from taking part anyway) what they can do within what seems hours only.

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Submitted by Didi on 7 January 2013
I am very pleased with the compo yet. Seems there will be produced enough cool crack intro musics for the next couple of years. ;)

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Submitted by TheRyk on 6 January 2013
Quoting 'spider-j'
TheRyk asked me a couple of weeks ago to do a short & small monotone crack intro tune that gets on peoples nerves =P
Then you failed, though you might not win such a tough compo with your entry, it was far from annoying :)

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Submitted by Linus on 4 January 2013
Another one for the road:
Pastel Coloured Nights

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Submitted by Fredrik on 4 January 2013
Thanx :)

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Submitted by CreaMD on 4 January 2013
Fredrik, you need to add that through update of DB entry of this compo.

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Submitted by Fredrik on 4 January 2013
Why am i not listened as Attendants ?

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Submitted by CreaMD on 4 January 2013
@Didi, excatly. 64kb, 64000-32000 pixels on screen and 3 channels of analog music bring more joy than gigabytes of RAM and highj quality digitized megasound. Beloved breadbox with all it's limits that we got used to and enjoy.

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Submitted by Didi on 4 January 2013
@CreaMD: For me it would be the c64. PC is a tool for me like a screwdriver.

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Submitted by CreaMD on 4 January 2013
Imagine you've had 2 alternative chrismases with an unexpected gift.

In the first one you had C64 wrapped in original packaging, with disc drive. 1541 Ultimate II and decent monitor in mint condition.

And let's say, the other one would have PC with 4gb ram, preinstalled Windows 7 and all that thing you have in standard PC's of today. Plus some decent monitor. Not HD, bud not the smallest one either.

Which one would give you the more joy.

roman

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Submitted by wacek on 4 January 2013
@radiantx: doesn't everyone? ;)

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Submitted by Didi on 4 January 2013
Yep, I guess it's a problem of nowadays thinking. While other machines have gigabytes of RAM, our beloved breadbox still has only 64k. ;)

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Submitted by radiantx on 4 January 2013
No problem getting below $1000 bytes with Goat Tracker 2 - you just need to think conservatively while composing.

In fact, I often assume no more than 4k is available for music in my demo code.

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Submitted by Didi on 4 January 2013
A crack intro is something where size and memory usage is important. The range from $1000-$2000 cannot be used for graphics so it's usually used for the music. There are plenty of great tunes which are far below this limit. Spider already proved it can be done with a current editor, too. (SID-Wizard 1.2 LIGHT)

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Submitted by NecroPolo on 4 January 2013
@SIDwave: I dunno man :)

You can easily go below $0a00 with a 1-minute quick varied SID with a lot of contemporary trackers so what is the reason for your comment? I can't seem to understand :)

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Submitted by SIDwave on 4 January 2013
only crap editors from 90s can keep the $1000 limit.
music requires $1800 or more

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Submitted by spider-j on 3 January 2013
First entry :-)
TheRyk asked me a couple of weeks ago to do a short & small monotone crack intro tune that gets on peoples nerves =P

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Submitted by Didi on 3 January 2013
I think music is an important part of a good intro. Some crack intros even made musics famous. Who doesn't remember the Driud II music used by Fairlight. Many people only remember it from the intro, not from the game. For a crack intro music has to be short, catchy and simple to make it rememberable.

THE RULES:
- max. playtime 1:00 min. (PAL playing speed), then repeat or fade.
- max. size: $1000 bytes (preferably located in memory at $1000-$2000)
- single speed only
- no SID model preference (should sound good on all SID models)
- must be handed in as executable format .sid or .prg (might be embedded in .t64 or .d64)
- no graphics or even intro-like presentation is allowed to be included.
- Productions using the music might be released after the voting deadline. The voting should be focussed on the music itself.
- the participating musics may not have been released or used in a public production before.
- multiple entries per musician allowed.

Deadline for entry submission is January 31, 2013 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm).
Voting closes one week later at February 7, 2013 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm).
Voting platform is CSDb, therefore entries have to be posted here.
No prices to win, just the fame. But if your tune is great, there will surely be someone to use it.
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