While we may not be setting our sights on a collab this year, we'd like to continue the tradition of making new SMW remixes for people to use. And, what better incentive for that than a contest?
How this is gonna work:
Rules for submission:
- The contest runs for a two week period during the start of VLDC.
- After the entry period, all submissions are made public (but anonymous) and free for anyone to use.
- A set of judges will score each song--no public voting. Gotta keep it suspenseful!
- The contest results will be released alongside the VLDC results! This way there won't necessarily be bias toward certain songs being used because of being the winner, as 50 people using the winning song and none of the rest would kind of defeat the point.
- Your song must be a remix of a vanilla SMW song, obviously.
- Your song must work with the latest AddmusicK, beta not allowed.
- ***Your song must insert successfully into the VLDC base ROM.
- You may not use previously released or shown off material, including WIPs. All entries must be started within the contest period.
- ***Similarly, you are not allowed to share your entry publicly during the contest period (i.e. until results).
- Make sure to include all necessary files, that is to say an SPC, the MML source, and any samples used; if I can't insert it, I can't score it.
20pts - Composition - Is the remix well-composed? Do the chords, harmonies, etc make sense? Generally, does the song sound good?
20pts - Sound Design / Mixing - Is the mix well-balanced? Is the song crisp and clear, or is it flat and muddy? Are some elements too loud or too quiet?
15pts - Creativity - Did you do something cool and new and exciting with the source material, or is it a 1 to 1 remake? Is it visible how much effort went into the arrangement?
5pts - Evidence of source material - Is it still evident what the original song was, or have you taken it so far it no longer has any resemblance of the source? If you listened to it unknowingly, would you be able to tell which song it's a remix of?
Total 60pts possible.
Entries should all be sent to me via PM or Discord DM by Tuesday, February 12th
at 21:00 ET