Bleeding Fingers Contest

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  • Hi everybody,

    I'm sorry for my absence in the last weeks. Part of the reason was a competition for composers that I entered; the "Beeding Fingers Contest".

    And that's why I need your help. I made two totally different compositions from the original, and now I just can't decide which one to prefer. I read in the rules that one may submit more than one composition. But in my thinking, if you submit 2 bad compositions, you have no chance, and if you submit one good and one horrible composition, you could also reduce your chances.

    Please take the time for the following:

    1. Listen to the original by Hans Zimmer
    2. Read this pragraph from the contest page: "Calling all composers! This original theme called "Destiny's Door" created exclusively for this contest by Mr. Zimmer himself is yours to reimagine, replay, recompose or revise to your heart?s content. Below you?ll find a link to the theme plus everything you need to get the creative juices flowing. We?re looking for originality, curveballs and adventurous amphonics. "
    3. Listen to my compositions: Destiny's Door (melancholic mix) Destiny's Door (extreme mix)
    4. Vote in this poll for one, both or none of them

    All of the above only valid until February 19, the last day to enter the competition! So just make it right now ;)

    Thank you so much for helping me!

  • Voted for melancholic mix. Extreme have to many panning sounds for my test and it fells very chaotic.

    Good luck! :)

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  • Thank you for helping me out shinkan, and also thanks to and4d, the comments help me too.

    Any more people willing to help? (It's only 2 days, so I have to rush it, sorry)

  • You're welcome :)

    What's your favourite?

  • Only just saw this post, so I hope I'm not too late!

    Like shinkan & AnD4D, I preferred the classical feel and emotional strength of the melancholic mix!

    Good luck, let us know how it goes :)

  • Melancholic.I like the smooth feel

    Extreme seemed to encircle my head

  • Thanks for taking the time and helping me out!

    What's your favourite?eyp@AnD4D You see, that's the problem. I'm indecisive. I really like both. I started with the melacholic mix, wanted to keep close to the original, but bring in a more sad feel (which is very hard when trying to keep the original, written in D major. major = positive <img src="smileys/smiley36.gif" border="0" align="middle" /> ). It was the title, destiny's door. In my understanding, destiny always has two sides: It can bring you the luckiest day in your life - or the saddest tragedy.

    When I was done with it, I couldn't forget that simple sentence: "We?re looking for originality, curveballs and adventurous amphonics."

    I started thinking that I may have been too conventional. How original, how adventurous is the melancholic mix? So I went back to start and freed me from any conventional thinking. I started with the wobbling bass line, created from a simple fm synth sound, heavily edited with diversionFX. Then I took the trumpet stem from the original, again crunching it through diversionFX. Another day went into the glitch editing of the solo voice stem. No boundaries, I said to myself, go as wild as you can.

    And there I am: two totally different compositions, both with much of myself in them. I just love them both, like a mother loves her children, no matter what.

    Good luck, let us know how it goes :)@Blacksmith I will. But to be honest, I don't expect to come far. I'm more interested in giving the best I can. I want to lay back and follow the contest with the thinking that whatever happens it's not that I'm bad. Others just are better.

    Extreme seemed to encircle my headI'm surprised. Are there no glitch fans among us scirrans? <img src="smileys/smiley3.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

    Please keep on helping by voting! Thank you <img src="smileys/smiley16.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

  • Anyone?

  • Almost 300 views, but only 4 people were willing to help. This community used to be a lot more helpful in the past. Those days are gone, I assume.

    I decided to take the risk and submitted both tracks. You can see them here (melancholic mix) and here (extreme mix)

    On those Bleeding Fingers pages you can vote, like, dislike and comment. Would you do that? <img src="smileys/smiley9.gif" border="0" align="middle">

  • I can't open "" site, is it working fine for you?!

  • I was afraid that this would happen and therefore submitted my songs quite early. When I was doing it I could see that about 4-5 submissions were made per second. And the rush was only just beginning^^

    I'm sure the site is down due to the enormous participation (the last allowed day just started). I will have a look tomorrow and inform when the site is up again.

  • Wow I love hearing such music that just transport you to another fantasy realm! Sorry, I just saw your post now, I might be a bit late, but I would still like to give you my support for the competition. I too choose the melancholic version. The extreme version was too chaotic for me as well. I think it is due to the rapid cross between left to right channels. Hehe and also too much distorting of the singing voice for my taste.

  • The website is up again! Since the competitions timeframe was extended until February 24 you should expect that site to break down again at that day

    The top three will be nominated at or around March 20, so there's plenty of time for you to help me

    How you can help? I'll quote myself:

    I decided to take the risk and submitted both tracks. You can see them here (melancholic mix) and here (extreme mix)

    On those Bleeding Fingers pages you can vote, like, dislike and comment. Would you do that?

    rekjl Thank you very much for your comment! If you still want to help: See above

  • The melancholic mix is slightly bland, but it's the better of the two in their current state. I understand where you're going when the extreme mix, but as it stands, that version has danced on the wrong side of that extreme line.

    Btw: Cool work. With a tiny bit of fine tuning, your work could be classic.

  • tulamide voted!

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