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SMWCentral Idol: Rules/Guidlines Thread

The next official SMWCentral contest is here! Prepare to bring your music skills, because this contest is going to test any musical abilities (Dealing with SMW) that you might possibly have.

Presenting: SMWCentral Idol

Users will have to compete in a challenge dealing with custom music, and will then be criticized in any way possible by our panel of judges.

Panel of Judges: Boom.dk, Smallhacker, S.N.N., spigmike, andy_k_250 (Halloween Candy)

Challenges will have varying criteria, which will be announced along with each challenge, but some things to surely keep in mind:

-Accuracy compared to the original song (Make sure to get easy stuff like tempo correct)

-Few/No errors

-Since this is a contest where detail is strongly important, file size is not a grading criteria. However, insert file size should NEVER be above 3000 bytes. Anything around 2000 or less would be even better.

-Overall sound is the most important criteria. If the song doesn't sound good, it won't get a good score.


Rules:

1. No txt files regarding the contest should appear anywhere, except in PMs to Judges. Links to SPC files can be posted in the challenge thread if you would like, but you never know how they may affect your comptetion.

2. Going with rule 1, a PM should be sent to every judge, titled "Challenge #(challenge # here) Entry" that LINKS to a .txt and .spc file for your song.

And DO NOT use a file host that limits number of downloads. If I download 3 people's songs off a site that limits you to 3 downloads a day, the other people might be out of luck.

The file-storage compatibilities of Freewebs websites work wonders when dealing with things like this.

3. Nothing regarding the contest should ever appear in the custom music section. However, the best song from each challenge will get uploaded to the custom music section by one of the judges, and will automatically be highly reccommended.

4. SPC's that have been posted in the challenge should never get any comments from users, at least until the results are posted.

5. Staff members that are not judging may enter the contest.

6. Linking to non-contest related files in PM's to judges will lead you to serious consequences, the least being an indefinite ban, and if they contain explicit/harmful material, have fun with an IP ban.

Good Luck! Challenge # 1 is here . Any questions/comments may be posted here. Don't post them in the challenge threads.
Hmm...this looks pretty intresting. Where do we sign up?
What about sample editing?
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There's a response to that in the Preliminary round thread, but short and sweet, no custom sampling is allowed.
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How can people like me be a judge?
I love finding things to criticize and compare to the original :P
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Originally posted by Redmoon
I love finding things to criticize and compare to the original :P


Because half of the time you give criticism, you don't even know what you're talking about.
Originally posted by S.N.N.
Originally posted by Redmoon
I love finding things to criticize and compare to the original :P


Because half of the time you give criticism, you don't even know what you're talking about.

Oh, gtfo. Thats when I am not serious and I just want to be an ass :(

Putting jokes aside, can we normal members also be judges?

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Originally posted by Redmoon
Oh, gtfo. Thats when I am not serious and I just want to be an ass :(


"SNN, the distortion on that song is off"
"Troopa, the song does not have anything remotely close to distortion."

Originally posted by Redmoon
Putting jokes aside, can we normal members also be judges?


1. It wasn't a joke.
2. I thought he already said the judges were final...?

Scientific genius!Small Question: Is there any limits on the filesize? Or, as long is it works when inserted to addmusic, it's accepted?
I am the Eggman! My current Egglayout is to support Sonic Robo Blast 2. I'll change it sometime in the future.
Listen to the SRB2 Soundtrack! It's awesome! AWESOME I SAY! Also, PM me if you ever wanna do SRB2 with me.
Originally posted by Crystal King
Small Question: Is there any limits on the filesize? Or, as long is it works when inserted to addmusic, it's accepted?


Originally posted by spigmike

-Since this is a contest where detail is strongly important, file size is not a grading criteria. However, insert file size should NEVER be above 3000 bytes. Anything around 2000 or less would be even better.
Scientific genius!Blah, didn't notice that ._. Sorry about that.
I am the Eggman! My current Egglayout is to support Sonic Robo Blast 2. I'll change it sometime in the future.
Listen to the SRB2 Soundtrack! It's awesome! AWESOME I SAY! Also, PM me if you ever wanna do SRB2 with me.
how can i post hacks, please tell me
When will this start? I would love to participate, but probably won't since I don't have any time... many hard tests are coming up. :(
I'm in university(medicine) now, and it gives me almost no free time. THIS MEANS THAT I WON'T COME BACK TO SMW CENTRAL. ;)

A few of my songs at youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgyUpMwM9bc
Originally posted by gpetry
When will this start? I would love to participate, but probably won't since I don't have any time... many hard tests are coming up. :(


Here...
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Hm... I might give this a go. It would be an interesting way to get into music porting/making, and it would be a way for me to get back into SMW hacking.

*looks at the first challenge*
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