You read it. The most unorganized song contest for Renoise has returned.
This year, it’s going to be a little bit different. Not because the rules (below) have changed much, but simply because Conner_Bw has passed the torch to me. No, nothing dramatic…he just doesn’t want to spoil December by checking the Renoise forum every 5 minutes… or something
So, this time around, I’m hosting the contest. I am the right person to do so, as I sometimes click the Renoise forum icon shortcut on my desktop when I really wanted to compose some music. BUT RENOISE FORUM ADDICTION IS NOT A REQUIREMENT. In fact, it would be great if you could all tell your Renoise friends outside our little bubble to come here and check out what the noise is about…
The theme this year is The Smell of a New Car. Yes, looking in my crystal ball I am certain we are going to hear that phrase many times over next year. So, let’s get it out of the system before it’s too late - and what you are going to do in that new car of yours is entirely up to you.
To participate, simply write a song in Renoise, using any kind of gear or software that you like. Stick to the theme and accepted genres (below) as much as you can. Upload your song to this topic, and you’re in. If you prefer not to share your song as an XRNS file, you must provide an flac, ogg or mp3 file and we’ll just have to trust you didn’t write it in Garageband. But by sharing your song in the XRNS format you might increase your chance of winning.
Voting will be performed in two stages: once the deadline is reached, every participant will be able to award other participants points. If the artist shares an XRNS, then his or her votes are multiplied x 3.Among the highest voted entries, the winners are then picked in some random fashion. Previously, it has been notes hidden under cake or stuck inside a piñata. Suggestions are welcome.
I’ll throw some ca$h at the winner - 100€ - plus Renoise merch for the winner and second/third place (reminder to self: it’s time to print some new stickers, Hitori Tori ran away with the last copies at the Renoise HQ)
GENRES: hey, the only true mainstay of MBC are the allowed genres:
Electro / Bassline / Breakbeats / Jungle / Drum & Bass / IDM / Breakcore / Dubstep / Experimental / Noise
Yes, experimental in bold. Which kind of makes everything, including ambient avant-pop possible.
THEME: The Smell of a New Car
RULES: One entry per contestant
PRICES: Cash + Merchandise
DEADLINE: 14th of January
In case you are wondering about previous entries & winners, this is the place to go:
EDIT #1: Votepack has now been released
EDIT #2: And the winner(s)
Woodpecking Mantis (1st price, video)
Mars.64 ( votes)
See all votes in this spreadsheet