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Nonstandard Time Signature Compo

Event Type :
Standalone Compo

Dates :
23 January - 8 March 2016

Organizers :
Karmic

Competition Results :

C64 Music
PlaceReleaseDLCSDb ratingPub only
1Your Heptacular Eyes by LftDownload9.29.7
2Whenever It Hails by LinusDownload9.19.3
3Milk & Honey by LManDownload9.59.7
4Balcony Princess by MCHDownload9.08.6
55 A Dub by JammerDownload9.19.6
6The Human Race is Dying Out by LinusDownload9.19.5
 Starting Over by Gaetano ChiummoDownload9.09.3
8Even Uneven by JammerDownload9.19.5
 Odd Old Places by AldDownload8.89.2
 Late for the Bus by Kristian MyklebustDownload8.89.3
11Hyptis Emoryi by Saul CrossDownload8.0
12El Quip Nut by freQvibezDownload8.5
13Double Agent by MermaidDownload8.0
14Crippled People, Crippled Music by RandallDownload8.58.0
15Tallefjant by MermaidDownload8.69.0
16Ökensand i Kalsongen by MermaidDownload8.59.0
17Low Serotonin by UctumiDownload8.6
18The Amazing Past of Fish by AldDownload8.4
 Chill the Fuck out! NOW!!! by RandallDownload8.59.3
20Zebit by ChristopherJamDownload7.0

Productions released outside compos :
Bird Beak by Vision (Music)
Go Easy On by Elysium/MultiStyle Labs (Music)

Attendants : (15)
Ald, ChristopherJam, freQvibez, Gaetano Chiummo, Hein, Jammer, Kristian Myklebust, Lft, Linus, LMan, MCH, Mermaid, Randall, Saul Cross, Uctumi


User Comment
Submitted by akaobi on 27 April 2016
I wish Jakub Szefer aka SFR would have attended the compo.

User Comment
Submitted by Jammer on 24 March 2016
Hail to the winner! :)

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Submitted by freQvibez on 24 March 2016
Congrats, Lft! Your tune is indeed awesome!

Apart from that I think it's a shame that only 7 people seem to have voted using the (cumbersome) external form.

Also in my opinion Mermaid should have been placed much higher, because she had the best entries. And three of them, wherever she finds time to be so productive. ;)

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Submitted by ChristopherJam on 24 March 2016
Nice work everyone, and thanks for organising JEFF.

I'm pretty happy with last place TBH, the field was astoundingly good and I *still* managed a CSDb score of 7 in that context :D

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Submitted by Linus on 24 March 2016
Congrats, Lft! Your entry was my number one, too. Well deserved.

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Submitted by saulc12 on 24 March 2016
Brilliant competition. Well done LFT, that was my pick for the top spot, so a very satisfying result. Hope this competition will run again in future as it is truly inspiring.

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Submitted by lft on 24 March 2016
Yay! \o/

This was a great compo with many excellent contributions. Thanks Karmic for organising!

User Comment
Submitted by Moloch on 24 March 2016
@Karmic - Perff did that just to annoy you!!1

User Comment
Submitted by Karmic on 24 March 2016
Also why does csdb have to eliminate spaces as the first character on a line :(

User Comment
Submitted by Karmic on 24 March 2016
Right, results?

Out of 7 voters:
01. Your Heptacular Eyes by lft (9.4286)
02. Whenever it hails by Linus (8.7143)
03. Milk & Honey by LMan (8.5714)
04. Balcony Princess by MCH (8.1429)
05. 5 A Dub by Jammer (8)
06. The Human Race is Dying Out by Linus (7.8571)
Starting Over by Gaetano Chiummo (7.8571)
08. Odd Old Places by Ald (7.4286)
Even Uneven by Jammer (7.4286)
Late for the bus by Kribust (7.4286)
11. Hyptis Emoryi by Saul Cross (7.1667)
12. El Quip Nut by freQvibes (6.8333)
13. Double Agent by Mermaid (6.5)
OUT. Bird Beak by Hein (6.4286)
14. Crippled People, Crippled Music by Randall (6.2858)
15. Tallefjant by Mermaid (6.1667)
16. Ökensand i Kalsongen by Mermaid (6)
17. Low Serotonin by Uctumi (5.8333)
18. "Chill the fuck out! NOW!!!" by Randall (5.7143)
The Amazing Past of Fish by Ald (5.7143)
20. Zebit by ChristopherJam (5.4286)
OUT. Go Easy On by psycho8580 (4.3333)

Congratulations to lft for the #1! :D

User Comment
Submitted by saulc12 on 23 March 2016
When will the results be posted?

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Submitted by freQvibez on 14 March 2016
So did I. And I also voted for the tunes in the context of their success of meeting and improving upon the compo theme - that is having an interesting (and maybe unortodox/unexpected) approach to time signatures; and not only their overall "likability" or even the sole expressiveness of their sounds.

I for myself tried to pack the 5/4 signature (and 10/8 if you are strict) in a subtle way into the beat so that the listener doesn't even have to notice it while grooving along.. So it just feels a bit different. ;)

User Comment
Submitted by Mermaid on 14 March 2016
Karmic: I'm afraid I've ruined your plans by giving 1 to both disqualified tunes - since I wasn't sure what to do about them.

User Comment
Submitted by Karmic on 14 March 2016
I planned to also release the scores of the disqualified tunes to see what score they would've got if they didn't break the rules.

So don't worry, they won't be counted in the official compo results :)

User Comment
Submitted by Mermaid on 14 March 2016
I'm trying to fill out the vote sheet, but so far I've run into two tunes that aren't actually in the compo: Bird Beak (too short) and Go Easy On (4/4 tempo). What should I do? Will the votes for those 2 tunes be ignored?

User Comment
Submitted by GeoAnas on 11 March 2016
Great work Xiny6581 !

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Submitted by LMan on 11 March 2016
Thanks so much for all your recording work, Xiny6581!

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Submitted by freQvibez on 11 March 2016
@Xiny6581: wow, very cool! \o/ this makes voting much more easy.

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Submitted by Xiny6581 on 11 March 2016
Here we go with another fine HQ Sid Recording.
==Nonstandard Time Signature Compo==

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv0a3bHiEHsKBV2dqvaNaLJx..

Enjoy another fine HQ SID Recordings.
/Xiny6581

User Comment
Submitted by Karmic on 9 March 2016
Reopened voting. Sorry to the 3 who already voted, but you must vote again.

User Comment
Submitted by ChristopherJam on 8 March 2016
Ah, excellent, I'm in!

Even managed before the end of 8th in Western Australian time :D

User Comment
Submitted by Karmic on 8 March 2016
OK, sorry for the confusion, I've temporarily disabled the voting until the 8th actually ends.

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Submitted by Randall on 8 March 2016
ditto: i thought the deadline is today, 23:59.

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Submitted by freQvibez on 8 March 2016
Oh, I also thought the deadline would be tonight midnight like with the other compos. Guess I have to release my tune outside of the compo.

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Submitted by ChristopherJam on 8 March 2016
Oh wait, the deadline was this morning? I was hoping to complete my entry this afternoon.

Happy either way (I really should have asked for an time of day/timezone earlier), but a clarification would be good so I can work out whether to continue working over the next few hours or just do an "out of compo" release in a few days.

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Submitted by Jammer on 8 March 2016
Not that I nitpick or sth but shouldn't the compo be over today but right before midnight? ;)

User Comment
Submitted by Karmic on 8 March 2016
OK, now the entry deadline has been reached.
Votesheet: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14a9uRbI6qkfl6uGIncXtH_WkcU5OxB..

User Comment
Submitted by GeoAnas on 6 March 2016
All entries are VERY impressive. It's a very tough choice to vote with all these pearls

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Submitted by Jok on 4 March 2016
I'm impressed by quality of entries so far

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Submitted by Jammer on 4 March 2016
Indeed! Second edition highly anticipated as well already ;)

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Submitted by Hein on 4 March 2016
Excellent compo. Crawl out of your comfort zone and add your masterpiece while you can, fellow musicians.

User Comment
Submitted by saulc12 on 4 March 2016
An amazing set of tunes in this competition - all good stuff and all such a high standard throughout - nice one...

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Submitted by LMan on 4 March 2016
There, made it!! Thanks so much for the deadline extension!!

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Submitted by Flex on 3 March 2016
Some really good shit delivered so far!!

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Submitted by Jammer on 3 March 2016
@Ole Marius: Go get'em! ;)

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Submitted by Ole Marius on 3 March 2016
March 8! Hell, I'm going for it! Gotta hurry! 😮

User Comment
Submitted by Hein on 19 February 2016
\o/

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Submitted by Karmic on 18 February 2016
Hein&LMan: Alright, deadline is now March 8. Voting period ends on March 15.

This is the only extension I'm giving, so make use of it ;)

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Submitted by Hein on 18 February 2016
That would be nice indeed, this lazy mofo needs more time as well.

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Submitted by LMan on 18 February 2016
Yo, can we extend the deadline about 2 weeks? :)

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Submitted by Mermaid on 17 February 2016
Uploaded a squirrel, hope it doesn't break any of the rules.

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Submitted by lft on 16 February 2016
Uploaded a little something in (mostly) 7/8 time.

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Submitted by GH/MSL/Toondichters on 14 February 2016
@DRAX Funky yes or maybe some Celtic moods? :D
Looking at some Progressive Rock possibilities ATM

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Submitted by tlr on 13 February 2016
Won't be able to make the deadline unfortunately. :/

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Submitted by lft on 11 February 2016
Just wanted to chime in and say what a great compo idea! I'm working on something.

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Submitted by Hein on 11 February 2016
No rush.. I'm working on a laid back 5/8. No idea if I finish it in time.

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Submitted by Linus on 11 February 2016
Get goin', ya lazy mofos!

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Submitted by Linus on 3 February 2016
First entry: Whenever It Hails

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Submitted by Jammer on 31 January 2016
Do I need any signature at all? ;)

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Submitted by Linus on 31 January 2016
Half way done with my first entry .

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Submitted by Hein on 28 January 2016
I'm tempted, will try some 9/8 funk or so. 5/4 is maybe a bit less awkward. Ohwell.

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Submitted by Rock on 26 January 2016
hmmm... interesting....

User Comment
Submitted by Karmic on 26 January 2016
Linus: Alright, I retract that statement. :)

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Submitted by Linus on 26 January 2016
Karmic, imho that doesn't make much sense as the listener can interpret a time signature in different ways.

E.g., is it 7/4 + 7/4 + 3/4 or 17/8? =D Also, what about polyrhythms? Voice 1 plays a melody in 9/8 while voice 2 runs a straight 4/4 beat. Yep, I am indeed exaggerating a bit here .oO(maybe ...), but your rule to never use a 4/4 creates all sorts of problems and it certainly complicates things unnecessarily.


I wouldn't be too strict in that regard, really, it'll only hurt the compo. Let common sense decide and not count a bar or two that *may* contain hints of a straight time signature somewhere.

Just my 2 cents :) That being said, looking forward to the entries, thanks for your effort, Karmic!

User Comment
Submitted by Karmic on 26 January 2016
tlr: I don't really care how many time signatures you use in a tune, as long as you never use 3/4 or 4/4.

User Comment
Submitted by DRAX on 25 January 2016
GH: 7/8 - can be quite funky... :D

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Submitted by tlr on 25 January 2016
Does it have to be the same time signature throughout the song?

If not, can it be 4/4 or 3/4 for a few bars here and there as long as the major part isn't?

User Comment
Submitted by Stinsen on 25 January 2016
Why am I not surprised to see Linus liking this? Anyway, a theme as nice as any for a compo I guess. :D

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Submitted by GH/MSL/Toondichters on 24 January 2016
If I can find the time I will drop a 7/8 ;)

User Comment
Submitted by Karmic on 24 January 2016
Pex: Yep, fine with me.

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Submitted by Pex Mahoney Tufvesson on 24 January 2016
Is a 6/8 time signature ok to use? I guess that's the "most common" non-standard time signature there is, and I guess it's pleasant to listen to even with untrained ears :)

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Submitted by Joe on 24 January 2016
Kill'em Linus ;D

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Submitted by Linus on 24 January 2016
That is exactly what it means :)

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Submitted by Karmic on 24 January 2016
Hopefully this means you're participating. ;)

User Comment
Submitted by Linus on 23 January 2016
Yes <3

User Comment
Submitted by Karmic on 23 January 2016
The main concept of this compo is, of course, to make a tune using a nonstandard time signature!
You have until February 23 to compose your tune. After that period, Iíll release the votesheet and youíll have until March 1 to vote.

Rules:
- Tunes may not use a 4/4 or 3/4 time signature.
- Tunes must be at least 2 minutes long in PAL speed.
- Composers can submit a maximum of 3 tunes.
- No covers.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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