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1. There was this competition I attempted to enter into, NewGrounds Audio Deathmatch 2017. I had to back out, however. I made the mistake of submitting something into auditions that was a violation of submission guidelines; uploading something old I did that is all looped to make a complete track, using the HP Music Maker Jam. That's not allowed, and the track I was putting together on Acid Pro with samples that I recorded was more of a challenge than I thought it would be.
By the time I got notified about my audition submission being disqualified, I already had a feeling that I either wouldn't be able to complete my track within the span of 2 weeks, or my track wouldn't be good enough to make it into the next round if I did manage to finish it within that time. This has been too big of a challenge, and so I have to take however long it will take to make better tracks on Acid Pro using samples that I record from a VST I have, and beats I put together through drum machines. I know that the projects I've completed in the past using that software took up to a month. I tend to get picky and perfectionist. So right now I don't think I would be able to join any other music competitions until I become better with arranging my own samples and beats.
To @ChronoNomad; best of luck with the competition. I'll just spectate from here on out!
@TaintedLogic: Thanks for inviting me anyway. I learned some good lessons from my mistakes and what I've attempted to do in making something from scratch. Have fun during the NGADM and the other that you've got going on.
2. A lot of my previous music has been taken down. I recently learned about the HP Music Maker licensing, and sometime before that the software had malfunctioned, so I'm no longer using that software. I think I'll stick with Acid Pro as a composition tool. Fun fact: I've had that for over 15 years, and it was given to me by a friend of my family.
So until I get better at the process of making tracks on Acid Pro with my own samples, it's going to take at least a month to get my next project done.
I'm putting my current in-the-works original track project on hold for now. I wish to start another my own compositional take on another remix of a Super Nintendo tune. =D
3. A good friend of mine and I are have started an original EDM collab a little while ago! I have no idea when that will be done, since my friend needs to find time on his part to do more for it. Stay tuned for any news on that. It sounds very good so far.