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Choose who wins the December 2014 Castlevania Dungeon MUSIC Contest

Chernabogue's "You'll Die at My Place" covering "I'll Sell at My Place" from HoD
3 (33.3%)
Dracula9's remixed "Forest of Monsters" from SCVIV
3 (33.3%)
BairaagiVN's remixed "Silence of Daylight" from CV2
1 (11.1%)
BMC_War Machine's "Stalker" - Followers of Darkness IV
2 (22.2%)

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Voting closed: December 30, 2014, 12:56:28 AM

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Re: December 2014 Castlevania Dungeon MUSIC Contest
« Reply #75 on: December 30, 2014, 01:32:23 PM »
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Commenting on the other entries:

Dracula9: Nice use of the percussion. The arrangement goes a little awry when the flute is introduced. It sounds really ominous after 1:00. I had trouble hearing the original, but the arrangement sounded really nice as a whole. You improved a lot.

BairaagiVN: Very nice! I didn't expect some chiptune. The arrangement itself is interesting. The additions to the original source are great, especially the minor chords. But it's toooooo short! :D

BMC_War Machine: Great choice here. The drums are a little too MIDI-sounding, and the arrangement lacks punch (even with the drum kit). However, I really like how you arranged the source. The theme is easily recognizable, and the new additions are also interesting.

Hope I'm not sounding too harsh -- we have some great entries! :)
hey man you're not sounding harsh at all. The midi sound and lack of punch just comes from it being a WIP, I didnt have it done but was just getting it up on here for people to get an idea of how it was starting out. The punch and midi sound are just the parts of the song trapped in WIP hell lol, those wouldnt sound that way if I had finished it. Im surprised I got any votes at all considering I hadn't completed the song lol
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Re: December 2014 Castlevania Dungeon MUSIC Contest
« Reply #76 on: December 30, 2014, 08:16:22 PM »
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Dracula9 earlier submission was much better than his last one, so he should pursue that style.

That one was literally just a sped-up version of the original with alternate melodies blended in. Not really a remix if all I'm doing is speeding it up.

There are parts of that one I much prefer to my final entry (though the final's percussion beats the old one by a mile IMO), but ultimately I figured a sped-up version would be frowned upon more than my final entry's style.

I also did the final one at the last minute. If I'd had more time I'd have been able to do more with it, but c'est la vie.


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Re: December 2014 Castlevania Dungeon MUSIC Contest
« Reply #77 on: December 30, 2014, 10:30:42 PM »
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Re: December 2014 Castlevania Dungeon MUSIC Contest
« Reply #78 on: December 31, 2014, 01:09:28 AM »
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We have a tie at first place Chernabogue and Dracula9.
At second place is BMC_War Machine.
And at third place is BairaagiVN.

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Re: December 2014 Castlevania Dungeon MUSIC Contest
« Reply #79 on: December 31, 2014, 01:12:57 AM »
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We have a tie at first place Chernabogue and Dracula9.
At second place is BMC_War Machine.
And at third place is BairaagiVN.
Congrats to everyone -- and always remember, you never lose in a compo, you always learn. :) I'll let Dracula9 decide for next month's theme, since I basically gave my idea for this one. ;)

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Re: December 2014 Castlevania Dungeon MUSIC Contest
« Reply #80 on: December 31, 2014, 08:59:39 PM »
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Congrats to everyone -- and always remember, you never lose in a compo, you always learn. :) I'll let Dracula9 decide for next month's theme, since I basically gave my idea for this one. ;)

Not exactly, I've suggested the same thing earlier, but I know that its you being kind anyway :P
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Re: December 2014 Castlevania Dungeon MUSIC Contest
« Reply #81 on: December 31, 2014, 11:45:38 PM »
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I will need Drac9's theme for this month before I officially open the contest.

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Re: December 2014 Castlevania Dungeon MUSIC Contest
« Reply #82 on: January 01, 2015, 12:00:36 AM »
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Well, hell, thanks Chern.  :)

Erm...converting a post-NES/SNES song into one befitting of one of the SNES/NES titles (i.e. Tocatta into Blood-Soaked Darkness in Akumajo Densetsu VRC6 chiptune or DXX/CV4 style or something like that, since this one had no style restrictions, and the aforementioned soundbanks are available on here)? I dunno, I wasn't expecting to be given the honor, so I haven't exactly had time to mull it over.


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Re: December 2014 Castlevania Dungeon MUSIC Contest
« Reply #83 on: January 01, 2015, 12:48:20 AM »
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That's actually not a bad idea. I'll make the new thread.

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Re: December 2014 Castlevania Dungeon MUSIC Contest
« Reply #84 on: January 01, 2015, 01:00:55 PM »
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I like that idea too, its ever good to hear retro tunes.
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« Reply #85 on: January 02, 2015, 09:02:01 AM »
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Did the winners get the awards awarded out?

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Re: December 2014 Castlevania Dungeon MUSIC Contest
« Reply #86 on: January 02, 2015, 02:42:31 PM »
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Not yet, no. Should we split the award sprite in half for Chern and I, then?

If so, I call dibs on the half with the luscious mane of flowing hair.  ;D


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Re: December 2014 Castlevania Dungeon MUSIC Contest
« Reply #87 on: January 02, 2015, 11:21:43 PM »
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You guys have to wait for Jorge-y to hand out the awards.

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Re: December 2014 Castlevania Dungeon MUSIC Contest
« Reply #88 on: January 06, 2015, 07:06:13 AM »
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I'll use standard rules for ties without tie-breaker:

-All tied winners get the award they tied for.
-The award for the tier under that disappears.
-The runners-up get the tier under the disappeared tier award.

So for this, we shall have two Gold Awards, no Silver Award, and the 2nd place gets the Bronze.
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Re: December 2014 Castlevania Dungeon MUSIC Contest
« Reply #89 on: January 10, 2015, 10:25:58 PM »
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Yes Jorge, do that and hand over their awards.

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