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2022-07-14 14:01
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1209
Event id #3201 : Crack Intro Music Competition 2022

As long years have passed since the last time, getting officially blessed by Didi/Laxity, I have a great pleasure to launch another edition of Crack Intro Music Competition. Get acquainted with the rules below and let's go!

Basic Info:

- Deadline for entry submission is August 14, 2022 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm).
- Voting closes one week later at August 21, 2022 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm).
- Voting platform is CSDb but eventually votes will be processed with a trusty algorithm to weed out CSDb vigilantes as much as possible. No voting system is perfect but god knows I really tried :D
- As usual the main prize is CSDb fame and prestige but this time Top 10 entries will also be compiled as a nice oldschool cracktro themed music disk.

Rules:

- Multiple entries per musician are allowed - no limit here, go with the flow!
- Entry must be handed in as executable .prg (which might be embedded in .t64 or .d64) and optionally .sid. Preferably both ;)
- Max. playtime is strictly up to 1:02 min. at PAL rate, then tune must loop to any desired point. These 2 seconds extra are really the last resort so don't push it ;)
- Max. size is $1000/4096 bytes for music routine and content (preferably located in memory at $1000-$2000).
- Single speed only.
- Tune should sound as acceptable as possible on all SID models so pay attention to filtering and usage of combined waveforms ($31, $61, $71 won't work well on 6581). That said, you may set any SID model you prefer in .sid file but be sure some curious people will check it on various revisions ;)
- Music entries cannot be used in any cracktro or similar production before or during the compo (and its voting phase). So, dear crackers, hold your horses this time ;)
- This time no regular covers are allowed at all. Contestants might make at most a delicate nod to some cult cracktro theme.
- Visuals should be as modest as possible, not to distract voters from the essence which is audio content.

Rule set might expand if compo related discussion leads to it. I hope not :D

Good luck and have fun!
 
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2022-08-16 20:51
Viralbox

Registered: Nov 2021
Posts: 11
I really liked Mythus' submission.
2022-08-16 21:59
spider-j

Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 298
Also voted on all* entries - I hope ... :-)

Sorry for my stupid comments. I try to somehow give at least personal feedback why I voted what number.

Love, peace and unicorns!

-----

*despite my own entry and Xinylights by The Syndrom which sounds like shit on sidplayfp** and I don't want to "downvote" anyone just because I don't have a real 6581 machine to compare.

**also what is really annoying is that 6581 tunes are much louder on my sidplayfp here compared to 8580 tunes. So it could be some kind of unwanted "digital distortion" going on there.
2022-08-16 22:10
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 10415
The volume difference should be fixed in recent resid(fp)
2022-08-16 22:11
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1209
Quoting spider-j
Sorry for my stupid comments. I try to somehow give at least personal feedback why I voted what number.

Your comments are exactly what brings colours to whole event! \:D/

From what I heard Xinylights sounds proper both on emulated 6581 (I have set something that would be averaged 6581 curve, I guess) and 8580 :)
2022-08-16 22:47
spider-j

Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 298
Quoting Groepaz
The volume difference should be fixed in recent resid(fp)

Thanks for the hint. Don't know if my last (lib)sidplayfp build is from AUR or made by myself and in both cases: probably good to check if it's on par with upstream.

Quoting Jammer
From what I heard Xinylights sounds proper both on emulated 6581 (I have set something that would be averaged 6581 curve, I guess) and 8580 :)

Yeah, good idea to give it a try on 8580. I'm always unsure what to do with tunes that the creators themselves flagged as 6581 and do not sound good on any emulators I have here. In case of this compo "both SIDs" were a requirement anyway, so it seems that this is the way to go.
2022-08-16 23:16
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1209
Quoting spider-j
I'm always unsure what to do with tunes that the creators themselves flagged as 6581 and do not sound good on any emulators I have here. In case of this compo "both SIDs" were a requirement anyway, so it seems that this is the way to go.

Compatibility with old/new sid is important prerequisite but I haven't made it a subject for withdrawal as I cannot claim objectively what sounds right and according to author's attempts. Hence I prefer to leave it to the collective audience judgement. All in all, if you find anything sound shitty on certain config, it's perfectly normal to include it in your final vote. And it's as perfectly normal that we might disagree here :D
2022-08-17 01:26
Shocker

Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 28
Quote: Quoting DeMOSic
I cant view the DeepSID playlist. it says personal playlist.

Sorry, fixed ;)

http://deepsid.chordian.net/?file=/$Crack%20Intro%20Music%20Com..


Thanx for the playlist @jammer! Makes listening to all the entries much easier given that it is a vast amount of songs!

Shocker/Onslaught
2022-08-17 10:52
Frostbyte

Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 78
There was so much perfectly loopable material here that instead of ~68 minutes it took a few hours to listen to and rank all entries. Extremely high quality stuff here. Something for every imaginable cracktro, from very oldschool to modern ones. Thank you for this, everyone.
2022-08-17 11:38
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 1209
Thanks guys! :D You skipped some, though ;)
2022-08-17 13:34
theK

Registered: Oct 2020
Posts: 39
Thanks for the playlist!
I'll sit down tonight and do some honest voting! :-)
/K
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