Learn. Create. Compete.

Compo is a slang word for "composition competition" commonly used by the arrangement community. It is derrived from the demoscene competitions by the same name.

Contrary to this, compos are less of a competition and more of an excerise in composition abilites. Each compo has it's own unique format and guidelines and while some are as short as 1 hour, others can last anywhere from a month, to a few months.

It's important to remember that the primary purpose of compos are to hone your skills and abilites by working within, sometimes very constricting, guidelines. These techiniques have proven essential to the growth of countless musicians.

Remember: the only way to lose a compo, is to not participate.

Recent Compo Rounds

One Hour Compo - Round 545 (OHC545)  Voting One Hour Compos
1 day, 5 hours ago

Tonight's theme is a picture theme. Please see the resources below.



You will have 1 hour to complete your song and 10 minutes to finish it up. You will then have an additional 10 minutes to upload your song. At 6 PST/9 EST you may begin your mixing, please have your files uploaded by 7:20 PST/10:20 EST. Join us for discussion in #thasauce on irc.esper.net

Round Start: 1 day, 4 hours ago
Round Deadline: 1 day, 2 hours ago
Voting Ends: 5 days, 19 hours
Jazz Jackrabbit (StW5)  Active Spinning The Wheel
2 days, 10 hours ago

ello all and welcome to the fifth edition of Spin the Wheel! A fun way to showcase appreciation of soundtrack based music in Video Games!

Today's video game to remix is here!

Be sure to read the rules here! This is to help brush your knowledge about the compo!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mob5N8UXluhNAUol5mZVyX5yAwUYuAY6KDaPpFzh5Oo/edit?usp=sharing

Current games in the wheel:

Last weeks winners was unfortunately me, because of a lack of participants. Below is the list of games, updated as of today. The ones in blue are my choices i made.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mob5N8UXluhNAUol5mZVyX5yAwUYuAY6KDaPpFzh5Oo/edit?usp=sharing

The Wheel in Action!

https://imgur.com/a/C5V3C5p

Lets SPIN THE WHEEL!

Looks like it's PC!

The random game that was chosen is.......

Jazz Jackrabbit

Download available MIDI files here!

https://www.vgmusic.com/music/computer/microsoft/windows/

Search Jazz Jackrabbit using Ctrl + F! This game lists a shit ton of midi files, to remix with! At least over 30 midis.

Listen to the Soundtrack:



 Information about the Game and Soundtrack: 

Jazz Jackrabbit is a series of video games created by Epic Games (Began as Epic MegaGames before shortening the name years later). The games were somewhat successful despite it not being that popular and gained a cult following...or at least had a fanbase. No other games exist after the 2002 Self Titled GBA game. Weather there are other games i do not know, but i do know it was scored by Alexander Brandon, the main composer of the series, if anything the only composer, as only 3 games were released (That does not count the unreleased 3D game). The game were focusing on is the first game. It involves a green rabbit named Jazz (Great name) who is sent by the king to rescue the princess and stop the evil Devan Shell who wants to take away the powers of the hares and makes them weaker. It's pretty much the Hare and Tortoise story, if your familiar, but with a Damsel in Distress and...er..fantasy elements. The music scored by Alexander Brandon combines elements of Techno and Synthpop with Funk influences, and also Kraftwerk styled Electro pieces. It's not an innovative score, but it is a damn memorable groovy soundtrack, and also surprisingly one of the rare games back in the days of PC not to use MIDI. (The instrument sounds not the data.). All in all it's a really good score.

Compo starts Today at 16th March 2019! and finishes at 30th March 2019!

Voting begins on the 30th March 2019 and finishes on the 6th April 2019. I will inform you who has won on the thread!

Please submit a valid mp3 file, in decent quality that is less than 20mb. It must be easy to access and download. A ThaSauce page will be set up soon, so if you can then submissions. It's been an on/off situation with ThaSauce, so SoundCloud is a good choice if ThaSauce isn't working for you. Right now nothing is set up, so submissions will have to be external from this thread, via download links, or streaming services. I recommend using SoundCloud as a choice of service! Add a link here on this thread, if you can.

You have 2 weeks to mix! Let's see what you have come up with! Good Luck!

I won last time, and as such can only participate with a bonus mix!

https://ocremix.org/community/topic/48154-spin-the-wheel-number-5/

Round Start: 2 days, 10 hours ago
Round Deadline: 1 week, 1 day
Voting Ends: 2 weeks, 1 day
259th 2HourTrackSundays Event (2HTS259)  Voting 2HourTrackSundays
5 days, 10 hours ago

Here is this week's theme video:



The participants have two hours to make a song and additional 15 minutes are granted for mastering and uploading. The chat happens on https://dubtrack.fm/join/2hts

Round Start: 5 days, 9 hours ago
Round Deadline: 5 days, 6 hours ago
Voting Ends: 1 day, 13 hours
Triple Entry!!  (MnP101)  Active Meat and Potatoes VGM Remix Competition
1 week ago

Since we have 3 sources, they will be found in the OCR Forum post. C.TH only allows for 2 MIDIS.

"Right here we go! I know winter was about a month ago, but i really dig the RCT2 soundtrack, which is very simple in design, but very effective. This is The Last Sleigh Ride, also known as the snow theme. It's a nice cute tune, that shouldn't be too difficult, give enough for interpretation and still sound beautiful." - TheVideoGamer

"Ok, had to go through a few picks that have no MIDIs available for them. Unfortunately I have no idea how to create general MIDI files in Reaper so I'm limited to songs people have already transcribed. Finally settled on this one - Mega Man X - Launch Octopus. I've always thought it was a rockin' track since I played MMX as a kid." - Argle

"So with more people selecting a source for the next round, I'm selecting the following:
Godzilla (NES) - Pluto stage. 
Midi is not that easy, but if it's too difficult people can just decide to remix the sources selected by the others.
Depending on the other sources, I may try to post a bonus mix of this source or a combination from all sources, if time lets"
-Bundeslang




Round Start: 1 week ago
Round Deadline: 3 weeks, 3 days
Voting Ends: 3 weeks, 6 days
One Hour Compo - Round 544 (OHC544)  Completed One Hour Compos
1 week, 1 day ago

Tonight's theme is a picture theme. Please see the resources below.



You will have 1 hour to complete your song and 10 minutes to finish it up. You will then have an additional 10 minutes to upload your song. At 6 PST/9 EST you may begin your mixing, please have your files uploaded by 7:20 PST/10:20 EST. Join us for discussion in #thasauce on irc.esper.net

Round Start: 1 week, 1 day ago
Round Deadline: 1 week, 1 day ago
Voting Ends: 1 day, 4 hours ago