OK, I’ve been wanting to do an “honor system 2 hour compo” for a while. How would this work? Everyone downloads the samplepack and has about a week to submit, but participants are only allowed to actually track in Renoise for 2 hours. After 2 hours you must stop and render the song. Everyone has to be honest, and if you’re caught cheating, that would just be really sad
So today I had the idea for a knockout tournament… And I thought – Why not combine the two?
Throw in a bit of fun with the “Europe vs the world” craziness just for kicks, and it sounds like it could be an interesting event! (Since the distribution of tracker-based musicians seems to be heavily Euro-centric, it will require the whole rest of us to take you on!)
Brackets would look something like this:
What??? Keith303 already won??? Guess we will have to call the whole thing off.
But for real…
It would run something like this:
There would have to be a limit to the number of participants (in the bracket mock-up above, it is 8 per league), so for example 16 competitors total. If there is more or less interest we can probably go up to 32 total, or as low as 8 total.
For 16 competitors, there would be 4 rounds (each with about a week of tracking time given to do your 2-hour entry), each with its own samplepack. During each round, sets of two competitors will “face off” against each other.
Voting would be: Every competitor would vote for every other “face off” in that round of the competition (including the other league) except for the face off they are in, of course. So for example in Week 1, everyone would be voting on 7 other “face offs”. If your entry receives more votes than your competitor, then you move up to the next bracket and the competitor is knocked out of the competition.
Once you are knocked out, you are still encouraged (or possibly required) to vote on the upcoming weeks face-offs.
Seeding will be random… So for the first round, you will be paired with someone randomly regardless of your tracking experience or theirs.
Commenting on all the songs is welcome, as well as good-spirited smack-talk.
So … Anybody have any comments or suggestions for improvement? I would consider a longer tracking time (3 hours?) or a different set of “leagues” if you have any better suggestions.
Voting could also probably be tweaked too.
And at this time, I’ll go ahead and begin registering participants if you are interested. I’ll go ahead and assume we will do 16 participants (8 for each league) and we can adjust later if need-be.
So I’ll be the first to sign myself up for the world league:
Renoise knock-out 2-hour tournament registration list
Possibly going to get rid of the “leagues” since we are now outnumbered by the Europeans almost 2:1 !
*organic io (USA)
*cat hero (USA)
*Robbie S (SWE)
Date of 1st round: TBA, but probably starting in July, which will give us time to plan and gather participants
To Register: Just reply to this thread and say “I’m in”, state your tracking nickname and country. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.