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Post  MrToddington on Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:38 pm

Hey guys, thanks for joining up for the competition. It's really good to see the enthusiasm for this. Please keep in mind that since these are test rounds, things may be adjusted at any point. If you are participating, please check back here regularly for updates on this round.

The first three categories are:

  • Best distorted tone - show off a part of song (around 30 seconds, but less is okay) that displays use of a distorted tone - raspy, rough, or harsh vocals, for example.
  • Most impressive live singing - find a clip (around 1 minute tops) which displays some impressive live singing.
  • Most tonally varied performance - show off a whole song that displays a wide range of vocal styles from a vocalist.


I will point out that I have selected these first categories. Once we get a few more decent ones, I'll start randomly selecting them.

Round 1 match-ups:
Rodney Razorshorts vs MrDevilman
MooseyFate vs Pepe Forever
rustyfo vs Whackooyzero
Celice vs The Great Heroins
B6 vs Sandblasted
fawfulhasfury vs 失格 - Shikkaku -
inhibitions vs Blue Saint
Monocus vs Holsety
These match-ups have been randomly generated with http://www.random.org/lists/.

The goal is to find clips that best fit the categories listed above. You must submit 1 clip for each, and each must have a different vocalist. This means that each vocalist you have must be assigned to a category. With categories that require you to stick to a time limit, it's highly recommended that you put the specific section on Picosong so it can be easily managed and viewed. Otherwise, YouTube clips and the like are generally okay.
Please send your submissions via PM to me - once both competitors have submitted their links, their match-up will be posted for users to vote. The first clips that you send will be the ones that count - you can't change your clips later! So make sure the ones you are submitting are right. From the next round, I will likely be trying an automated system that works via email, so it's good to set these rules now.

The deadline is one week from now: July 22, 2013. Please try and get your submission in well before that though.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.


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Re: Test Round #1 begins!

Post  Monocus on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:00 am

If have to say, those categories suit me rather nicely.

Is it a problem that my "Most tonally varied performance " is rather long (12 minutes)?
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Post  Celice on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:18 am

It's not a problem if we might want to re-use some of the same clips for other categories they might fit in after the test rounds, is it?
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Post  MrToddington on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:21 am

Monocus wrote:If have to say, those categories suit me rather nicely.

Is it a problem that my "Most tonally varied performance " is rather long (12 minutes)?

It's not a problem at all, but shorter is probably better - remember, you want to appeal to the other users (as they are the ones who rate you). Smile

 
Celice wrote:It's not a problem if we might want to re-use some of the same clips for other categories they might fit in after the test rounds, is it?

 I think that'll be okay. Though, you won't be allowed to re-post things in the actual game.
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Post  B6 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:52 am

Wow that's gonna be a toughie for me. Interesting though.
i.e. Kate Bush probably fits all of the categories way better than both of my other two contestants Sad 


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Post  Holsety on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:59 am

I can go for this. I assume if I point out there's multiple vocalists in a clip, I may be better off using YouTube so I can point out which one is mine?
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Re: Test Round #1 begins!

Post  Monocus on Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:39 am

MrToddington wrote:
Monocus wrote:
Is it a problem that my "Most tonally varied performance " is rather long (12 minutes)?
It's not a problem at all, but shorter is probably better - remember, you want to appeal to the other users (as they are the ones who rate you). Smile
OK, thanks. Relevant passages are early the song, so that wouldn't be a problem.
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Post  Pepe Forever on Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:21 am

Couple of questions:

-I'm assumming the clips have to be of one song performed by the artists only. Say, I can't pick two songs for "Best distortion". (EDIT: Duuuh, of course! Didn't read the post well Facepalm Freak  ) Then, I guess I can edit the clip to show the parts of the song that I want to highlight, right?

-For the other two categories that aren't "Best live performance", can I pick a live performance rather than a studio version of a song?


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Post  Saint.0 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:55 am

Is it ok if we use a long YouTube video as long as we tell you the exact section of time for the vocal highlight.
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Post  Pepe Forever on Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:35 pm

Damn, "Love, Hate, Love" live in Seattle 1991 fits so well both on "Best live" and "Best distortion" D\'oh Crying . So hard to choose.
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Post  rustyfo on Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:46 pm

I really hope people will stick to youtube links with a timestamp or similar. Would be dreadful listening to a disconnected cut and pasted type of clip just go get maximum distortion. But I guess people will just vote for what's best anyways.

How are we submitting the links. Personal Message to you Mr. Toddington?
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Post  MrToddington on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:22 pm

Pepe Forever wrote:-For the other two categories that aren't "Best live performance", can I pick a live performance rather than a studio version of a song?
 Yeah, you can pick a live performance if you want. Smile

Blue Saint wrote:Is it ok if we use a long YouTube video as long as we tell you the exact section of time for the vocal highlight.
Yep, that's okay. Still, picosong would probably be easier to manage, so consider it if it's not too difficult.

rustyfo wrote:I really hope people will stick to youtube links with a timestamp or similar. Would be dreadful listening to a disconnected cut and pasted type of clip just go get maximum distortion. But I guess people will just vote for what's best anyways.

How are we submitting the links. Personal Message to you Mr. Toddington?
Yeah, people are to PM them to me. Also, what's wrong with a cut clip? (If people agree with you, I'm happy to adjust what I wrote in the OP)
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Post  Saint.0 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:03 pm

Oh and sorry for changing my name.

It should be inhibitions vs Blue Saint now Very Happy
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Post  Celice on Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:44 pm

MrToddington wrote:
rustyfo wrote:I really hope people will stick to youtube links with a timestamp or similar. Would be dreadful listening to a disconnected cut and pasted type of clip just go get maximum distortion. But I guess people will just vote for what's best anyways.

How are we submitting the links. Personal Message to you Mr. Toddington?
Yeah, people are to PM them to me. Also, what's wrong with a cut clip? (If people agree with you, I'm happy to adjust what I wrote in the OP)
Maybe for short clips we could also provide links to the whole song inside spoiler tags or something, for those who want to hear the entries in context? I'm not really sure about the best way to do this.
Btw, great job organising all this, Mr Toddington Tiphat 
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Post  Monocus on Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:59 pm

Including the whole song in a spoiler sounds like a good idea.
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Post  Michael Bolton on Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:43 am

This'll be fun.

Notify me when the real thing starts, I can't wait to share the best clips of my own singing.
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Post  MrToddington on Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:45 am

Celice wrote:Maybe for short clips we could also provide links to the whole song inside spoiler tags or something, for those who want to hear the entries in context? I'm not really sure about the best way to do this.
Yeah that sounds good. Smile

Michael Bolton wrote:This'll be fun.

Notify me when the real thing starts, I can't wait to share the best clips of my own singing.
ohai timi
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Post  Rodney Razorshorts on Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:52 pm

Timi's gonna be singing for this? In Love 
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Post  Buh-Red on Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:54 pm

I feel as though you missed the joke

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Post  Rodney Razorshorts on Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:25 pm

waytokillit
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Post  Young Heroins on Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:40 pm

If that actually was Timi i'd be very surprised.. he hates TRP more than I hate robitussin syrup.
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Post  B6 on Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:02 pm

Rodney Razorshorts wrote:Timi's gonna be singing for this? In Love 
Clap 
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Post  MrToddington on Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:49 pm

The Great Heroins wrote:If that actually was Timi i'd be very surprised..  he hates TRP more than I hate robitussin syrup.

It definitely was. Not only does his IP match, but he's expressed interest in this on Skype before. Furthermore, he's made lots of alts here - they're with 10-minute-emails and as far as I know, he only logs on once with them and then never uses them again.
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Post  Young Heroins on Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:01 pm

..I'm sorry Todd.. I just didn't know.
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Post  AttackthePollo on Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:52 am

the mystifiying thing about being a morning singer.
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