If you've been around on this forum for more than a couple of years, you will probably remember our exciting Orchestration Challenges. I think we had around 20 of them. They were great fun, as well as being an opportunity to get valuable feedback on your work and be able to compare your entry to how others approached the same problem.
We are going to launch a new Challenge very soon, but in the mean time, we would like your feedback on the following ideas:
- You will be given either two or three weeks to complete and submit your entry. If we made it any longer, people could forget about it.
- Since the deadline will be shorter than in the past, the task will be to compose a very short work - perhaps a 30 second cue, based on a description given by a fictitious client.
- We will not make any stipulations about use of Garritan products or lack thereof. The less restrictions we place, the more interest it is likely to generate in this forum. However, it would be nice if the entrants could list the libraries used once the results have been announced.
- As before, you will be allowed to vote on your own entry, if you think it's the best!
- If you can't decide between two entries, you may cast a vote for both of them.
- People that donate prizes will be allowed to participate. The competition is open to everyone, except me (since I will be hosting the voting).
Prizes (yes, real ones!)
Does anyone perhaps have some kind of exciting kit or software lying around that they are not using that could be offered as a prize? Randy Bowser has already offered a free copy of his excellent auto harp instrument for Aria (a $10 value). If we get a number of such smaller prizes, we could even offer first and second prizes - maybe even a third prize.
Suggestions and comments welcomed
Any ideas, feel free to reply here, or send me a PM if you'd rather.
Let's do this!
One recent thread on this forum had 24 different people reply. Yes, we know you're out there! Let's have a go, have fun, and get some more traffic going on this excellent forum!
Best wishes to all my Forum friends