Epic Composer Competition #5

ANNOUNCEMENT!
Hey guys! I'm so glad that everyone did so well in the last competition. I wanna see you all come again for this event. Its a new interesting one for sure! Here we go

Dates!
Starts: January 6, 2017
Ends: January 22, 2017
Judging: Same week as End date

Objective!
Create an original score that fits a background of a video game or movie with an EPIC score!

Rules!
0. You must describe the background your making the score for so the judges can understand the music better!
------------------------------------
1. One score can be submitted only.
------------------------------------
2. All of the score MUST BE ORIGINAL! (No arrangements or remixes!!!)
------------------------------------
3. ALL INSTRUMENTS AND SOUNDS ALLOWED!!
------------------------------------
4. Must be 1 min 30 sec to 4 minutes long!!
------------------------------------
5: MUST PUT "Epic Composer Competition #5" IN TITLE OR IT WILL NOT BE IN COMPETITION
------------------------------------
6: MUST POST IN GROUP OR IT WONT BE SCORED
------------------------------------

Judging!
There will be most:
-Original
-Complex
-Cinematic
-Expressive

All of these sections of judging rewards are optional so they wont affect your score positively or negatively.

NOTE!
I've noticed a whole rubric is hard to take in and pushes participants away. Ill be grading with a 5 point system with these categories.....

Creativity
Effective Entertainment
Realistic

Point System:
1 = lowest
2 = below standard
3 = standard
4 = above standard
5= highest

SUBMISSION LINK!!
https://musescore.com/groups/epic-composer-competition-submission

NOTE:
I'm progressively adding new elements to the competition so if you have ANY suggestions....... Please email/message me, comment on this discussion or comment on the judging page.

Add your thoughts
a year ago
2

My Personal Top 5 Game Soundtracks

Undertale is not on this list. That soundtrack got boring really, really fast.

These are some of my favorite game soundtracks. Feel free to share some of yours below (inb4 I get 5000 comments going “UNDERTALE IS THE BEST”. See above.)

Anyway, let’s start!

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

5 - Minecraft

I didn’t say it had to be indie games. Anyway, Minecraft has a surprisingly good soundtrack when taken into account on it’s own. It has some really interesting soundscape style songs (Concrete Halls) and some pretty catchy tunes too (Personally I like Aria Math a lot).

https://c418.bandcamp.com/album/minecraft-volume-beta

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

4 - Overwatch

This is how you make a confident, intense orchestral/electronic fusion soundtrack. Every beat feels energetic, and gets you ready for an even more intense match of Overwatch (okay, unless you have throwers).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xco_LrRLYN4&list=PLW868HfwGgCP-9MbSNbHivXv8vEvowPc9

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

3 - Sword and Sorcery

This soundtrack is by the one and only Jim Guthrie. The game itself is a very minimal adventure RPG style game for PC and iOS, and the music is minimal to fit with the aesthetic of the game. However, for being so minimalistic, it can create some amazing (and some VERY weird - coughMUSHROOMScough) feelings. My favorite song from the whole game is actually an easter egg where [SPOILERS] you sit by a fire and use trees to jam along with Jim Guthrie himself to a track called And We Got Older. You have to do it to 100% the game. It’s 5 minutes of pure awesome.

https://jimguthrie.bandcamp.com/album/sword-sworcery-lp-the-ballad-of-the-space-babies

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2 - Bastion

This game is amazing. The soundtrack is even better, as it’s deep, rough, folk-inspired tones perfect complement the narrator’s deep, country-accent voice. The infusion of electronic drums and breakbeat rhythms creates a unique sound, which complements the unique art and gameplay. Some of the songs almost made me shed a tear when with the gameplay (I would have cried, but I kinda was getting rushed to do stuff). To get the full experience, I would definitely play the game.

https://supergiantgames.bandcamp.com/album/bastion-original-soundtrack

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1 - RIME

Oh dear lord. Where do I even start with this one? Bright, stunning visuals; amazing plotline; great character design; all complimented by one heck of a soundtrack. I’ve only watched playthroughs so far, but listening to the soundtrack by itself has made my eyes well up before. The swells and diminishes of every song compliment the oceanic imagery (as most of the game is on an island, with ocean around). Everything about this soundtrack is very, VERY Studio Ghibli-esque.

http://music.greybox.com/album/rime-deluxe-soundtrack

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

My personal favorite songs from each:
5 - Aria Math
4 - Nepal
3 - And We Got Older
2 - A tie between- Twisted Streets, In Case Of Trouble, and Build That Wall (Zia’s Theme)
1 - Alone In The Light

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I would love to see arrangements of the top three (1,2,3) start popping up on Musescore.

HOWEVER!

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT OVERDO THESE GAMES' SOUNDTRACKS! I DON'T WANT ANY OF THEM TO BE THE NEXT UNDERTALE.

Add your thoughts
5 months ago
7

Anything I should arrange?

I feel like arranging something from my preferred list of games...
Either something from Octodad, Undertale, or LOZ... Any suggestions?

STUFF I WILL NOT DO:
- Any Boss music from Undertale (besides Death by Glamour)
- Any music from any Zelda game I haven't played (I've played ocarina of time, majora's mask, spirit tracks, twilight princess, and wind waker)

Well now that's out of the way... derp.

Add your thoughts
2 years ago
5

Zelda Resource Pack

Hey, I am looking for remixes of Minecraft and Zelda. I would like to have songs from Minecraft be MIXED WITH zelda, so that in one song you can recognize "That's Minecraft!" and "That's Zelda". If you want to try, please do, and then tell me here with a link in the comments!
Here is the resource pack, if you want to check it out:
https://www.planetminecraft.com/texture_pack/the-legend-of-zelda-for-1-12/
Thanks for considering!
-Wolfframe Von Winchester

Add your thoughts
7 months ago
0

Transcription - "Tokyo Emergency" from Persona 5~

Hello all! I just finished my second transcription project:
https://musescore.com/user/47446/scores/4010151
The original audio URL is https://youtu.be/DXOpUJe9Hv0
Not sure if I did everything correctly, especially Measure 9-16 sound a little messy (not even sure if I got the chords right). But I'm quite pleased that I was able to push myself a little further

Advertisement: my first project is "Last Surprise" and I think it's pretty accurately done:
https://musescore.com/user/47446/scores/3955816
Enjoy!

Add your thoughts
11 months ago
0

WE FINALLY HAVE A SPLATOON GROUP!

"MuseSquids" is the name of the group.
https://musescore.com/groups/musesquids

This group is specifically for people who have Splatoon and want to make friends with everyone else on this site that likes Splatoon. There are specific discussion threads for sharing your NNID's and 3DS friend codes to make friends with other players and for setting up games such as Private Battles and Squad Battle. There is also a Discord Channel for anyone who would like to voice/text chat while playing the game. Please read the group description, as it explains in more detail.

If you are a Splatoon addict/fan, then feel free to join.

Add your thoughts
2 years ago
0

Hmmm... What should I arrange today? (Something Jungly)

Let's see how many people can guess what I'm arranging based on that reference... this'll be a fun game. The first to guess get's a shout-out in the description and the score itself for making it public.
HINT #1: The whole title of the Discussion is a reference...
HINT #2: It is from a game

Incorrect Guesses:
-Jungle Japes
-Jungle Book
-Tarzan
-Donkey Kong
-Swinging Safari
-Welcome To The Jungle
-Jungle Joyride

Add your thoughts
2 years ago
0

New group. New piece. Need help, please.

Hey guys. You may already know that I made a new group just for Street Fighter music. I don't have any members at all except for me and one other, so I figured maybe it was time to make a new piece for the group hoping to get more members to join it.

I wanted to make it original in the sense that no one had already done something like it already and I wanted to choose something from a game that hasn't had music transcribed to musescore yet. I've found one that I like and that meets both of these self-made parameters: Necalli's theme from the new Street Fighter V.

I figure that other people might like that one too, but I'm not 100% sure that I'm right. All the same, I'm going to try and make it as close to the original as possible. First, I want your opinion on if I should go for this one piece first or if there's something else you want to hear first. I really need your honest opinion because I just don't know whether to just start this piece or wait and start a different one.

Add your thoughts
2 years ago
0

Advertising a YouTube Channel (Anime-Related)

Hello, I know this isn't gaming-related, but I just wanted to "advertise" a YouTube channel my friend and I started. It is called "Anime Talk Radio", and we essentially just watch anime and commentate over it in a podcast. We do reactions and re-watches of anime and then we give a final review after the last episode. We don't watch more than 4 different anime at a time, so we won't start watching another one until we are done watching the other. We do take watch requests though. We also watch the English Dubs of anime, unless there is no dub available. We put a "Dubbed Anime Alert" at the intro of each video, so you'll know not to watch if you dislike English Dubs.

Here is the link to our channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFM1uaECzy-xszaw0wpzHSw
Subscribe if you find our videos worth the watch.

We only have a few videos available right now, mainly because of the time it takes to edit and record these videos, but we usually upload AT LEAST 2 videos a week.

At the current moment, these are the anime we are watching:
- 2/37 - Death Note (Rewatch)
- 1/6 - Murder Princess (Sass Reacts)
- 2/25 - Spiral (Scurry Reacts)
- 3/24 - Kanon (Sass Reacts)

Add your thoughts
2 years ago
0

Video game composing realization

Earlier today, I came to the realization that all of my favorite songs from video games have a reoccurring theme. Many of you may or may not have noticed this already, so if you have, just completely ignore what I'm saying.

Anyways, in these games, they all had very good songs, but there were always 2 or 3 songs from each of them that really stood out to me. These were the songs with the reoccurring theme. The opening song usually was one of these impactful songs. It was often echoed throughout the games, but returned as a different, faster variation in the "final boss" fight. The melody for the main theme was switched out for another melody in this fight, but could be faintly picked up on throughout the song. At this point (if you're still reading that is), you may be a bit confused as to what I'm saying due to my poor wording, but bear with me.

The 3rd time the main theme reoccurs is the ending song. This song is usually a slower version of the main theme, bringing the game to a close. A VERY good example of this is the soundtrack from Undertale. If you listened to the songs in it, I'm sure you'd get what I'm trying to say. Check out it's opening song, then the battle with Asriel Dreemurr, then the ending song and I am almost positive what I said is true for them.

So if you're planning on writing a soundtrack for video game that is being developed, this may give you some ideas. Some of you may not agree, but that's ok. I just thought I'd point it out.

Add your thoughts
2 years ago
3

New group!

Hey guys. Ever since I finished my Ken theme piece, I've been getting really interested in Street Fighter music, so I made a group just for that! Right now I'm the only member, but if you want to contribute to the group, click this link:

https://musescore.com/groups/street-fighter-music

Also I've been thinking about making another street fighter theme to add to it. I'm tied between M. Bison's theme from Street Fighter II and Charlie Nash's theme from Street Fighter Alpha. I'm gonna end up doing both, but I wanna focus on one at a time. I need your help in deciding which of the two to do first.

Add your thoughts
2 years ago
0

Unfinished piece

Hey, guys! You may or may not have seen my work-in-progress recreation of Ken's theme from Street Fighter 2. I already said to tell me in the comments if you want me to finish it or not, but I thought it might be better to ask that question in a discussion. I'm trying not to rush to any decisions, but I really need your opinion. I mean, I like this piece; it's my favorite from the game, but it took me weeks just to get this part done. I do sort of want to finish it, but at the same time I don't want to spend weeks longer to finish something that probably won't even sound like what I want it to. What do you guys think?

Add your thoughts
2 years ago
1

Custom Pokemon Soundtrack Contest! Read the rules please!

I've started a
CUSTOM POKEMON SOUNDTRACK CONTEST SUPER EDITION!
That's right, create your own main-series Pokemon themes. That means at least the following:
-Title theme
-3 town/city themes
-3 route themes
-Wild Pokemon Battle
-Trainer Battle
-Gym Leader Battle
-ALL CUSTOM ARRANGED! ARRANGED AS IN COMPOSED BUT WITH CONVENTIONAL POKEMON STYLE!
It's legal as long as:
-Contains at least a treble clef and a bass clef
-Parts are clearly defined and separated (double barlines/text at top of page/timings in description)
-Has all required parts IN ONE SCORE UPLOADED TO MUSESCORE.COM

Wild Pokemon Battle guide is here: https://musescore.com/groups/pokegeeks/discuss/1352521

Optional stuff:
-Preferably have percussion.
-If you used a different soundfont than the default to make the piece, link it in the description or create a videoscore.
-Loop once and fade out at end of each part (if you can't do this, just create an alternate ending or something).
-Separating parts and uploading to external website for easy downloading (in case one of your themes are so good that someone HAS to get it without opening up MS and cutting and pasting and all that)
-Bonus for 10 or more instruments! (what bonus, I don't know)
-Bonus also to amazingly clever or awesome themes. People will know it when they hear it.
-Bonus to those who do more than the required.
-Letting people know of your processes in creating the score.
-Making up town names.
-Pokemon Center
-PokeMart
-Gym
-Rival's Theme
-Rival Battle (for rival music be sure to give personality)
-Elite Four Battle
-Enemy Team Battle
-Antagonist(s) Battle
-Champion Battle
-Legendary Pokemon Battle
-SPECIFIC Legendary Battles?
-Surf Theme
-Bike Theme
-Dive Theme?
-Ending
DEADLINE: June 4, 2016. Scoring period will last a week and end on January 30. Results should be announced by February 7.
IMPORTANT: To submit, simply reply the URL to the listings post. I'll make the list at Pokegeeks (https://musescore.com/groups/pokegeeks) of the pieces people submit.
The winners are chosen based on their score's favorite:views ratio.

Tips:
Think of yourself playing a new Pokemon game. What music do you think you would hear at each location? If you were to make that game, what kind of personality or theme would the game have? Once you plan exactly whatever style you want, and create a melody, all you have to do is let yourself go. Or at least that works with me.

Spread the word and discuss! Let me know if I forgot anything. ^_^

Add your thoughts
2 years ago
0

Live-Composing on YouTube at 8:00pm Central Time!

Well, guys... after over 3 years of stalling your requests, I'm finally going to rewrite my "Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Main Theme" arrangement into a format that is easy to read. I originally thought it would be just something I would do on my own, but I thought that since it is one of the most viewed pieces on MuseScore, you guys might like to watch me rewrite it first-hand. Not only am I re-writing the piece, but I am also remastering it. I plan to add many more instruments, add a repeat, polish each part, and change the tempos. Once I finish this project, I will replace the page with the new one and we will be finished!

Here are the times (United States):
-Pacific: 6:00pm
-Mountain: 7:00pm
-Central: 8:00pm
-Eastern: 9:00pm
*If you do not see your time zone, just look at the start time on my YouTube Channel.

Here is the link to the page:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBins9QudlU

Add your thoughts
2 years ago
2

In search of a video game medley for small band

Hey guys, you all are probably better at creating scores and arrangements than I am, so I was curious if there was any chance someone or several people could possibly come up with a video game (ie: Zelda, Pokemon, Mario, halo, portal, Tetris, Skyrim, etc.) Melody for me and my small band.
The instrumentation is quite limited:
Piano, string bass/electric bass, Tenor sax, violin, clarinet, trumpet and trumbone

Anything you guys could come up with would be great!!

Add your thoughts
4 years ago
2

Runescape Classic Music (2001-2007)

If your a fan of Runescape and its old-school music, check out my group, Runescape Classic Music (2001-2007)! I would add some of the music here, but that would be spam since I have allot. So to avoid any troubles with the Admins and the group, just head over to my group and see your favorite Runescape tracks. If you have any suggestions for any new music, post it in the discussion there. If you like what you hear, join it. You dont have to post music. Its just to bring OSRS players together and enjoy the classic Runescape music. Hope you enjoy!

Add your thoughts
3 years ago
2