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Provided samples are more than enough considering the brief. Be creative, isn't this part of our job?
 

lastburai

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Cheers dhmusic for the warning, much appreciated, this is indeed the case anything over 2min how ever little over is basically disqualification. I deleted the entry and recut a little to get it at 2.00min.

I deleted the intro and one of the A sections it seems to fit exactly at 2.00 min now. The structure was AABAC and now it is ABAC, there is no buildup to theme A anymore as I deleted the intro.

It is a unique composition for me, as I there are instruments I would not usually use, I am grateful they allow changes before the deadline.

The video is 2.00min exactly but the actually length of the song is 1.58-1.59s
So this is my new entry for the #FULLCONTACTCOMPETITION Using Tom Holkenborg's Percussion sample pack as a bases for this piece of music.

 
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Jacob Fanto

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I think the most surprising thing to me after finishing my piece and listening to others' is how many opted to also use non-percussive instruments throughout. Maybe I'm just taking the prompt a bit too literally! :laugh:

Anyway, here's my entry!
 
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tpoots

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Amazing drum programming you've got there Jacob, I really enjoyed that one (although there are so many good entries to this contest!)

Mine took a turn for the weird. At some point I added a wind instrument from Maleventum 2 (recently on sale, might still be) and it had this very jungle-y vibe and I just leaned into that real hard. Maybe too hard? Anyway, here's mine for what it's worth. :grin:

 

Jack McKenzie

Composer/Arranger
Here is my entry for the Orchestral Tools #FullContactCompetition

I decided to only use percussion and my own voice for chants, FX and other wacky stuff to try and focus on showcasing the drums and tribal story.

Here is a battle between two neighbouring tribes: Compound and Triplet Rhythms on the Left and Simple, Duple Rhythms on the right. Hear them battle against one another and finally come together…

Percussion:
Orchestral Tools: JXL Sample Pack
Spitfire Audio: Hans Zimmer Percussion
Spitfire Audio: Albion One
LA Modern Percussion
Keepforest: Ferrum

Vocals:
Jack McKenzie

 

Baronvonheadless

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I think the most surprising thing to me after finishing my piece and listening to others' is how many opted to also use non-percussive instruments throughout. Maybe I'm just taking the prompt a bit too literally! :laugh:

Anyway, here's my entry!
Haha, well - the way I view the brief (which I believe said use any kind of other musical instruments you have at your disposal) is this:

The drums and rhythm are how the tribes/warring factions communicate. However, even tho language is gone, it doesn't say people are mute. So I assume they will grunt and chant etc which is why in mine for example, I used a choir but nothing with actual words or too many syllables etc.

Also, I viewed it as more cinematic than literal, so scoring a scene.

So to me the drums and rhythms are in the story, the subject matter etc/sound FX of things happening on screen....

any other instrument - to me - would be the score of the actual movie, or music accentuating the drama. IE brass ensembles, flutes, etc.
 
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