Im in.But,does it had to be some funny or more serious Halloween music?
Only 1 to 2 pages? Funny. For the Halloween-tunes are scattered all over the market place. They’re not only in the Seasonal section. I’ve already been working on the Tombstone Halloween Collection. Only uploaded 4 tracks for it so far but the entire project is 50 tracks. Envato figured it best to put them into Game Sounds, for it’s all about atmospheres, for real life usage (background ambiences). When one needs Halloween stuff one can search for creepy, scary, horror, halloween, etc. It’s a fine line. It can be anything really, from cheerful childrens’ singing, to sinister orchestral scores, to pure sound effects.
Anyway, I personally dislike the idea of a general competition in this. That’s very much a subjective thing. Halloween is not the same for everybody. While to some it maybe a joyful thing, to others it is used to at last be able to virtually bring all the darkness alive / to earth. Believe me, from the scene I come from and the people I hang out with, it’s Halloween the entire year, so when it then indeed is Halloween our creationism goes overboard. I think AudioJungle would be shocked to hear some Halloween-audio material when we’d take things to the extreme, which we’d find brilliant, yet I really expect that all those who want it to be something more cheerful and ‘generally acceptable’ they would be disgusted. Which is a real shame. Again: it’s too subjective, and since this is a pretty limited platform in this respect, it’s also unfair because artists are limited on what they may do. f such a competition would be held, then it should be in various classes. Like best orchestral, best ambience, the most scary, the best for children, etc. A general competition simply is unfair towards authors I think. I could go overboard but I’ve already been limitting the contents of my atmospheric ambient tracks to keep it ‘friendly’ to the general public. I can for example not imagine that tracks like these would possible be accepted:
“The rape of Persephone” (mythic goddess raped by Hades, the lord of the underworld)
“From the stench of necrophiled graves” (an army of ghouls has arisen through necromancy),
“Bathory Hymn” (a hymn to the history of countess Elizabeth Bathory, murdering hundreds of slave girls)
Yes, I will be uploading these tracks for my Tombstone Halloween Collection, but they are greatly eased to fit the general public. After all it’s about what our customer-base wants, right? If you’d hold a competition about this it’s more of a competition to “the author who bests understands what our customer-base needs for Halloween”. Personally I’m still new here, whch means I cannot possibly have the same insight than already existing authors. In this light I think that a general competition is not a fair idea, for those who do not win, are penalized in some way (clients will typically look at winners first, instead of randomness).
That’s an awesome idea and a great initiative to compose new material. Let’s hope it happens
I know the contest isn’t official or anything yet but after reading this thread last week I got inspired to give it a shot at writing some halloween music, and so this is the result and my entry. Please enjoy!http://audiojungle.net/item/halloween-piano-overture/5310217
let the battle commence!
I’ll be on the dark, evilish side. “Now draw your sword and proove your worth, minion!”
I’m still not pro this competition idea, as in detail explained before, but might it come indeed, then I do wish everyone the most of luck, and more importantly, alot of fun.