That was grueling guys, absolutely grueling.
Was able to knock it down to about 114 tracks in my first pass. Criteria was simple; whatever caught my ear.
2nd round, knocked it down to about 47 tracks. This wasn’t too hard, as some of the music was great, but didn’t really sound like “trailer music” to me. Utility started to become a factor.
3rd round, down to 15 tracks. Started to become difficult, as there were about 10 tracks that really deserved a vote.
4th round, down to 5 tracks, really wish I could have voted for all five of these, but I feel confident in my final choices. I think the whole process took about 7-8 hours and wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, but it was still fairly draining.
It will be interesting to see how people vote. Will everyone vote for tracks towards the beginning, for originality, utility, production, or a mix of these factors? I think at least one of my picks will place, because it’s an undeniable track, but not too sure about the other two. They are the ones I liked the best!
I’ve just skimmed through all (yes all) the submissions, and all I can say is that it was…
...and I don’t know if I can ever hear blaring brass in C minor, Zimmerish staccato strings or ginormous 1/16 beat action armageddon taiko drum loops with fresh ears again…
I hear the Epic Stout is pretty good
Truly an EPIC number of EPIC tracks, that’s for sure!
Never tried it, some things I look for in a keyboard/midi controller:
88 keys – not necessary, but you may find yourself wanting those extra keys at some point.
Weighted/realistic keys – do the keys feel good, or at least somewhat like a piano? For me, this is the most important aspect of a controller.
Pitch+Mod+Sliders – My keyboard only has a pitch wheel, and it’s a pain in the butt.
I think the best way is to go to a place that stocks a lot of keyboards/has some display models and try them out, see what feels good.
We have a major issue here:
On the voting form, both of my submissions, namely
“Rising Power Cinematic Trailer” and Heroes and Soldiers Cinematic Trailer”
are NOT my tracks!
The correct tracks are being played in the Radio application, but not on the form. Instead someone else’s tracks are being played as my submission!Can someone verify this please? Just play one of the above songs on the radio and on the voting form. I am afraid many other authors might be affected.
They are the same tracks for me and the same as in your portfolio.
In hindsight, I’m wishing I put the shorter versions before the full length version in my previews. The ones with edits go straight to the point of the piece and then it ends, then you’re interested in what the full version sounds like. I’m finding myself listening less to the ones with full intros at the beginning. This is so strategic, I wish I had thought about putting the edits first.
Don’t worry about it Tortoise both your tracks caught my attention enough to pass my “Round 1,” along with 112 other tracks…
tacoMusic saidYeah, it would be more fair to have a list that randomises track order on page load.
Seems the list is chronological and I’m at the bottom! If you even get down that far, thanks for listening!
Oh please no, because the page malfunctioned about 8 times well listening to all the tracks and I had to find my place again!
The way I’m approaching it is I’ll let the first few seconds run and if it catches my ear I’ll let it play but if it doesn’t I’ll skip around to different parts of the track to see if other parts catch my ear, basically trying to narrow it down from 400+ to maybe a 100 and then I’ll go from there. So far there are some really cool tracks!
pssst I’m also having a few drinks, seems like the only way to get through so many tracks. SHHHHH, don’t tell anyone Hopefully doesn’t cloud my judgement too much!
Whoooeeee, let the voting begin guys! 448 entries-don’t know if I’ll listen to all of them in their entirety, probably just listen to a few seconds from each one and if one catches my ear listen the whole way through? Happy to be part of this contest, good luck everyone!