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« on: January 29, 2006, 17:37:17 »
One Voice Compo

Rules.

1. The tune must be a one voice melody, which means that only one note can be played at a time. You can use a second instrument to denote chords.

2. The tune can be of any length and can be presented in the following formats: midi, mod, s3m, xm, it, mp3, ogg.

3. The tune submitted should be composed by you and never before released.

4. The tune must be submitted before March the 1-st, 2006.


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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2006, 18:53:38 »
Is it allowed to use NNA to make a sound continue? so just one channel? or is it really monotome? and if i create a bass with an pumping beginning so it sounds like a bass and a basedrum in one, is that allowed? and what about appregio's?
"Heh, maybe I should've joined the compo only because it would've meant I wouldn't have had to worry about a damn EQ or compressor for a change. " - Atlantis
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2006, 06:13:19 »
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Is it allowed to use NNA to make a sound continue? so just one channel? or is it really monotome? and if i create a bass with an pumping beginning so it sounds like a bass and a basedrum in one, is that allowed? and what about appregio's?


it is a one voice compo, not one channel, so you cannot use NNA or any other technical tricks. Also, no drums or any other kind of arrangement should be used. The whole point of the compo is to write a melody that would stand out on it's own, without drums and production. Your tune should be a tune that could be written down to a score, like pictured on the site.

You can use arpeggios as long as you don't mean the Jxx effects, but just a sequence of notes. As for Jxx, I think you now understand that this cannot be written to a score. You can try to use Jxx for denoting chords if you like, but I think it would be simplier to use any other instrument for this.

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2006, 13:21:53 »
we're starting to get first entries :)

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2006, 13:48:55 »
You might get one from me aswell. :) This is a challange that lies whitin my expertice.
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"yes.. I think in this case it was wishful thinking: MPT is makng my life hard so it must be wrong" - Rewbs

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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2006, 13:51:06 »
Is it allowed to use reverb to make the single sound more dense? It will not cause major overlapping of sounds, but might get this tiny fraction...
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2006, 15:06:40 »
use reverb, but not delay.

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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2006, 15:08:14 »
Cool. You can count on an entry with high value. :) (i hope)
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2006, 06:22:49 »
remember that you can actually submit several tunes.

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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2006, 21:08:50 »
Quote from: "Louigi Verona"
One Voice Compo

Rules.

1. The tune must be a one voice melody, which means that only one note can be played at a time. You can use a second instrument to denote chords.

2. The tune can be of any length and can be presented in the following formats: midi, mod, s3m, xm, it, mp3, ogg.

3. The tune submitted should be composed by you and never before released.

4. The tune must be submitted before March the 1-st, 2006.


For more details, visit the site.

One Voice Compo Site


Does this mean ONE instrument as well as one note at a time?

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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2006, 21:19:38 »
It means: One monotome melody with a possibility of using one 2nd voice for long notes to attenue chords.
"Heh, maybe I should've joined the compo only because it would've meant I wouldn't have had to worry about a damn EQ or compressor for a change. " - Atlantis
"yes.. I think in this case it was wishful thinking: MPT is makng my life hard so it must be wrong" - Rewbs

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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2006, 22:03:00 »
Hm. So; one main melody of one sample - which may be harmonized by ONE other sample?

But except this, nothing else?

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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2006, 22:14:52 »
Does it have to be an instrument?

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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2006, 00:10:13 »
A nice challenge, but : I like a more specific description of the 'one voice' concept.
Because a sample doesn't necessary has to mean a single tone of a sound, but a sample could also be a complete chord, a cluster of different sounds, or an instrument playing a 'riff' of several notes in time.
EDIT : I have placed an example of this use in the free music download section.
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2006, 06:44:45 »
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It means: One monotome melody with a possibility of using one 2nd voice for long notes to attenue chords.


This is a very nice description!

I don't care what samples or instruments you use, just make sure that the resulting melody is monotone!