Contest: Best mixing by Ableton Forum user 2010

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Contest: Best mixing by Ableton Forum user 2010

Post by abletony84 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:17 am

Please enter your suggestions below. Must be by an actual forum user. Entries will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges. Voting will commence (through a poll in this post) from Sept 14 till Oct 1.

Let's roll!!


(this contest differs from "Best tune by Ableton Forum user 2010" in that the musical content is largely ignored and the emphasis is placed on the quality of the mixing / mastering, as far as these are distinguishable)

Accepted genres:

- Jazz / soul / funk / latin
- Ethnic / world
- Hiphop / rap
- Triphop
- Reggae / dub
- Drum & bass / dubstep
- Electronic
- Ambient
- Classic
- Experimental
- Blues
- Rock
- R&B
- Pop

Barred genres:

- Techno
- Trance
- House
- Dance / IDM
- Noise
- Metal
- Country
- Reggaeton

The winner will receive a special prize at an award ceremony which will be announced later on in this contest.

Moderator support in helping conduct this contest in an orderly fashion would be greatly appreciated. Much obliged to everyone here for your valuable input. Special thanks to Ableton for helping make this contest a reality.
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Re: Contest: Best mixing by Ableton Forum user 2010

Post by leedsquietman » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:53 am

OMG. Bend over and assume the position now.

Where's dum when you need him ? :mrgreen:
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Re: Contest: Best mixing by Ableton Forum user 2010

Post by Da hand » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:28 am

abletony84 wrote:
Barred genres:

- Techno
- Trance
- House
- Dance / IDM
- Noise
- Metal
- Country
still lame....

What are you afraid of with these genres?

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Re: Contest: Best mixing by Ableton Forum user 2010

Post by Rave » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:05 am

How do I vote? What happens if I voted for a track already but I prefer a new submission?
What s the deadline for voting?
Can noobs vote?

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Re: Contest: Best mixing by Ableton Forum user 2010

Post by leedsquietman » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:13 am

The vote is exclusively for genre fascist fucktards. If this is you, then vote away, the chance to win a nice full, pearl necklace from the OP, lovingly extracted from his own scrotum, is difficult to pass up.
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Re: Contest: Best mixing by Ableton Forum user 2010

Post by slirak » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:00 pm

leedsquietman wrote:Where's dum when you need him ? :mrgreen:
He's posting under his other nick: abletony84

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Re: Contest: Best mixing by Ableton Forum user 2010

Post by Digital_Damage » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:31 pm

How about you make it a real challenge and require them to mix all the genres in one set...

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Re: Contest: Best mixing by Ableton Forum user 2010

Post by MacGuffin » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:38 pm

leedsquietman wrote:The vote is exclusively for genre fascist fucktards. If this is you, then vote away, the chance to win a nice full, pearl necklace from the OP, lovingly extracted from his own scrotum, is difficult to pass up.
+1

and the barred vs. allowed genres doesn't even make sense!

banning all dance except drum and bass?
and Trip-Hop? did that ever exist, or was it just some dumb term coined by journalists to define the Bristol scene in the 90's?

experimental is allowed, but not noise? where do you draw the line?

and don't get me started on the whole "ethnic / world" thing, it's so condescending I don't even know where to begin.

:?

/rant

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Re: Contest: Best mixing by Ableton Forum user 2010

Post by poonti » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:02 pm

Shyte! And I had a "Techno Tarnce House Dance IDM Noise Metal Country Reggaeton" tooon all lined up and ready to go.

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Re: Contest: Best mixing by Ableton Forum user 2010

Post by marra » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:54 pm

MacGuffin wrote:and Trip-Hop? did that ever exist, or was it just some dumb term coined by journalists to define the Bristol scene in the 90's?
yeah portishead was the shit

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Re: Contest: Best mixing by Ableton Forum user 2010

Post by MacGuffin » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:18 pm

marra wrote:
MacGuffin wrote:and Trip-Hop? did that ever exist, or was it just some dumb term coined by journalists to define the Bristol scene in the 90's?
yeah portishead was the shit

I think I explained it wrong. Portishead was indeed pretty cool, but wtf is trip-hop? as far as I know, the term was invented to describe Tricky and Massive Attack's music, but these people were simply claiming to do hip-hop at the time.
I guess at that time it was impossible to imagine people could do hiphop differently.
In 2010 would you call Roots Manuva or MF Doom trip-hop? or just plain weird fucked up hiphop?

IMHO, people just do the music they do and journalists try to categorize them.
Just like about 5 years ago when the trance scene was influenced by minimal techno (James Holden, etc..) and some tried to call that Neo-Trance or some bullshit like that.

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Re: Contest: Best mixing by Ableton Forum user 2010

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:23 pm

blah blah blah labels for musical genres suck, we know, we know.


hilarious how this thread is full of fail.
oddstep wrote:I agree with all of this. I'm just bored of writing "its music, just listen and trust your judgement"

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Re: Contest: Best mixing by Ableton Forum user 2010

Post by MacGuffin » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:27 pm

personaly, I simply wanted to fail just so you could point it out Tone.

You made my day, thanks :lol:

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Re: Contest: Best mixing by Ableton Forum user 2010

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:34 pm

pointing out all the fail on this board would wear out quite a few keyboards.

so, contest is over I take it? who won?
oddstep wrote:I agree with all of this. I'm just bored of writing "its music, just listen and trust your judgement"

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Re: Contest: Best mixing by Ableton Forum user 2010

Post by Usedtobe » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:45 pm

i win, will of the warrior.

and portishead sucks! also don't ban genres duhhhhhh

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