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18th November 2004, 09:08 AM
MacIDOL (http://www.macidol.com/) Garage Band Song Competition #2

Sign up with MacIDOL, compose your song, enter. That simple, well subject to the rules below...

</div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE ("Fingers on MacIDOL")</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>MacIDOL (http://www.macidol.com/) Competition 2 Rules

All songs must be constructed with GarageBand. No rewired applications like Reason or Live can be used.

As part of the entry process, you will be asked to submit a track sheet. Where you will be asked to list all third party loops and plug-ins used. It is also a space where you can share how you got that fantastic kick drum sound or delayed guitar etc.. The idea being that these notes will help share the wealth of knowledge and also help determine if the recording was completed using GarageBand. If you really have produced a fantastic track then it&#39;s up to you to prove that you made it with GarageBand. All entrants will vote - so you are being judged by your peers. In our first competition the winner - Jesus Martini produced a recording with GarageBand that many pro recording studios would have been proud of. It also caused a little controversy because it was that good. So to make sure that your song is not neglected by your fellow entrants, take the time to write out as much information about how you recorded your music as possible - it&#39;s in your interests - but also it helps share the wealth of knowledge - which is a win-win situation.

Example Track sheet:

BPM: 128
Track1 - Bass - recorded live - Fender Precision DI&#39;d into an MBox. Split the tracks up to tighten the performance. Effects used - gate and compression and a little eq.

Track2 - Drums - All loops - Drums on Demand Vol1 - Piccolo Loops

Track3 - Guitar - recorded live - Fender Squier Stratocaster - DI&#39;d using a Sans Amp (normal setting, vintage tubes, close miking) - again chopped about to tighten it up. Effects used - Guitar Rig - holy grail 59 setting. This was then exported as an AIF file then imported into GarageBand to save cpu power. Panned left by about 45 degrees.

Track4 - Vocals - recorded live - Blue Baby Bottle microphone, pop shield. This track was comped together from 5 tracks - compression, flanger, reverb and a little eq were applied to the comped track.

Track5 - Piano - Software Instrument - Grand Piano - no effects used.


If you have comped tracks together or bounced tracks to save horsepower then please keep all the original tracks in case of dispute.

All songs must be original - if you didn&#39;t write it then you can&#39;t enter it and No Cover Versions&#33;

Entries to the previous MacIDOL GarageBand competition cannot be submitted to the 2nd competition. You can submit an &#39;old&#39; track though - but remember that it is your peers voting - so there may be some advantage in submitting a brand new song. MacIDOL want to ensure that this competition is a definitive collection of GarageBand music. We expect the creme de la creme of GarageBand musicians to enter - and the resulting album will be testament to that - so please choose your best song.

One song per artist - in order to keep it simple you have to pick what you think is your best work.

You will be asked for your full name and address, which will be used to send you a prize if you win. So make sure that this is correct&#33; It will also be used in the consent form for the Competition Album. If you have made the track with others - you will need to supply their names and addresses too.

All entrants must agree to a Royalty Free, non-exclusive, unlimited, universal reproduction right to MacIDOL. - Which means - You will have to agree to your track being included in the competition album - which will be sold at cost. The album will be produced in order to promote your music and also I am sure will make a wonderful memento of the whole event. You have my assurance that you are free to do what ever you like with your song in the future - and MacIDOL will not make one penny (or cent) from your music.

Only entrants can vote.

Entrants must vote or be disqualified.

Each entrant will have to pick their ten favourite tracks from those entered. You can not vote for your own track.

Deadline for entries - 7th December 2004 Midnight GMT
Entries can be submitted from the 1st of December.

Deadline for votes - 21st December 2004 Midnight GMT - if you haven&#39;t voted by then you will be disqualified.

The winners and full results will be published as soon as the votes have been collated and band files have been received and analysed.

In the event of a tie - MacIDOL will decide.

MacIDOL reserve the right to ask for your full GarageBand song file in order to claim your prize. If you can not supply this file - you will be disqualified and the prize will go to the next placed entrant - as long as they can furnish MacIDOL with a legal GarageBand file.

1st Place : Apple U2 iPod Special Edition
2nd Place : Sennheiser HD25 Professional Monitor headphones and an Apple Jam Pack (generously donated by Fosco Brockhouse)
3rd Place : Sennheiser HD280 Pro Monitor headphones

All prizes except the Jam Pack are sponsored by iPresents digital lifestyle shop

No cash alternatives can be awarded.

MacIDOL reserves the right to amend or change these rules in the interests of supporting a fair and just competition.

The best of luck to everyone that enters - and may the best songs win.


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