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SMWC Idol, 2!: It's over already?!

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So long ago, SMWC Idol was held. It is with great honor that I bring this back. SMWC Idol is a music porting competition where the best song from each round is featured. Below is all the info needed.

Rules:
Counterfeit put together a rather clean and polished website for this. LINK

Judges:
Atma (Head Judge)
Andy_k_250 (Veteran Judge)
Dotsarecool (Cool shades Judge)
Kristian (Dots' fanboy)
Ladida (Because 5 is greater than 4)

Round Summaries:

Round 1: Commands Challenge
- Create a port with a channel using p5,60 throughout, a channel with $ED $5C $A9 used throughout, and a channel with at least two pitch bends (use may fulfill more than one requirement on a channel)
- Samples may not be used.

Round 2: Key Challenge (B minor)
- Create a custom Composition (yes, that means an original song), using the key of B minor (B, C♯, D, E, F♯, G, and A).
- Samples may not be used.

Round 3: Samples Challenge
- Create a port using a sample bank that will be provided at a later date. At least two of the custom samples must be used, though you may use the other custom samples in the bank or change them back to their original SMW instruments.
- Additional Samples may not be used.

Round 4: Remix Texts Challenge
- Take at least 2 text files of currently ported songs on SMWC and combine them together to form a remix.
- Samples may not be used, even if they were used in the text file you chose.

Round 5: No Punches Pulled Challenge
- no specific requirements for this round, compositions or ports, sampled or unsampled, you can do it.

Round 6: 8 Bit to 16 bit Challenge
- Create a remix of an NES or Gameboy song.
- Samples may be used.

Round 7: Instruments from Hell Challenge
- Create a port using only the following instruments: @0,@2,@5,@7,@8,@9,@12,@15,@17
- Samples may not be used.

Round 8: Mario game Challenge
- Create a port of a song from one of the following games.
-Super Mario RPG
-Paper Mario
-Super Mario 64
-Super Mario Sunshine
-New Super Mario Bros. Wii
- Samples may be used.


So many events are going on...sheesh...

I don't know how to port though, so oh well.

Who knows when I'll have
something to put here.


Credits go to Counterfeit for the bitchin' post layout.

awesome its back :D
fakeedit: i had to delete my entire post because of your audition change #w{x(}
but just to ask, are we expected to create the song? or do you want us to open a .txt file and port by ear? im sorry for being a dumbass here, but, i find these rules pretty vague (its obviously just me, but w/e).
anyways, after a quick search on what your requirements exactly mean, ill try to enter :)
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Strangely enough, this might be the first contest on the history of this site that I'm actuaslly going to enter. I usually end up judging them.

Game on, Jimmy.
Originally posted by S.N.N.
Strangely enough, this might be the first contest on the history of this site that I'm actuaslly going to enter. I usually end up judging them.

Game on, Jimmy.

Oh, this is going to be fun. {B)
Not going to enter, but I sure as hell am going to have a good time listening to all the SPC's. {B)
Originally posted by Hobz

but just to ask, are we expected to create the song? or do you want us to open a .txt file and port by ear? im sorry for being a dumbass here, but, i find these rules pretty vague (its obviously just me, but w/e).
anyways, after a quick search on what your requirements exactly mean, ill try to enter :)


You're actually NOT allowed to compose your own song for the contest. You must use a song that already exists.

Also, I specifically didn't choose SNN or ST as judges because they deserve a chance to compete in this field.
It's a shame that I didn't hear about this ahead of time. I would've much preferred to judge, and probably wouldn't have wanted to enter anyway, but oh well.

Might submit something later I guess.

...aaaaaaaand there goes 4000.
I'm not going to enter because I'm not very good at porting, and even if I gave it my best effort, I wouldn't stand a chance. But I'd still like to listen to the SPCs. This should be interesting.

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I'm working on a hack! Check it out here.
Apparently I should make this clear. The pitch bends must bend to a different note to count.
You know, it would be nice if anyone who can port decently enters. Remember that famous "Mystery Deeps" track we got out of the last Idol? I'd love to hear someone create something like that again.
Originally posted by imamelia
I'm not going to enter because I'm not very good at porting, and even if I gave it my best effort, I wouldn't stand a chance. But I'd still like to listen to the SPCs. This should be interesting.

man, i wonder why there aren't GFX or ASM contests.

This will be pretty interesting.
i just lurk sometimes
Originally posted by Neutron
man, i wonder why there aren't GFX or ASM contests.

This will be pretty interesting.

I'm with Neutron/Electron/Proton/LordmonocleIV/Castlefan/etc.
Ok Electron, Let's have fun hearing the SPCs becuase we suck at porting.
I do pixels sometimes
If i'm only good at porting. >_>
I'm not worthy enough to enter. But i'm sure i will enjoy listening to the SPCs.
I don't know how to port, but I too will be one enjoying the SPC's. Or maybe if its ear-rape, not enjoying. But you get the point.
This time I'm so gonna join!
I've been porting my own songs lately so this will be a breeze :3
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Didn't a near-perfect version of the original Super Mario Bros. Overworld track win last time?
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It won one of the rounds, yeah. Some pretty epic stuff came out of the last one.
This is really interesting, I kinda remember of the last (and as I know the first) SMWC Idol. Since I can't port really well (yet) (man, I should work with that more), I don't think I will enter, but I'm really interested for the entries and such. I'm pretty sure some awesome stuff will come this year as well.
Submitted mine to the judges. Decided to go with one of my favorite tracks ever for this.

I do hope the competition will be fierce. Come on, Jimbo.
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