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

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332nd 2HourTrackSundays Event (2HTS332)  Active

posted in 2HourTrackSundays 2 hours, 50 minutes ago

The participants have two hours to make a song and additional 15 minutes are granted for mastering and uploading. The chat happens on Discord. Here is this week's theme video:

Round Start: 1 hour, 57 minutes ago
Round Deadline: 47 minutes
Voting Ends: 6 days, 21 hours
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Undertale - Another Medium (MnP116)  Active

posted in Meat and Potatoes VGM Remix Competition 2 days, 9 hours ago

"For my source, let's get close to a little indie game that stayed hidden.
Made by a little boy, Toby Fox, quite unknown in the game making scene...
That game is call Undertale, I'm not sure you know it but it's musics are good though."

-AxLR

Round Start: 2 days, 9 hours ago
Round Deadline: 2 weeks, 5 days
Voting Ends: 3 weeks, 2 days
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One Hour Compo - Round 617 (OHC617)  Voting

posted in One Hour Compos 2 days, 20 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 OR our new Discord channel!

Round Start: 2 days, 19 hours ago
Round Deadline: 2 days, 18 hours ago
Voting Ends: 4 days, 3 hours
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331st 2HourTrackSundays Event (2HTS331)  Completed

posted in 2HourTrackSundays 1 week ago

It's the first Sunday of the month, which means this week's event is a special one! This time it's hosted by TheVideoGamer - here are his instructions:

 

1. Welcome to 2 Hours to Make Your Genre Sundays! At 8:00pm head on over to the discord page, because this is where you receive 2 musical genres. Use the chat command !gendom (A combination of Genre and Random) and out will come 2 musical genres, via a PM, from our own in house bot.

2. When you have received your genres, you will spend 2 hours and 15 minutes to make your track, standard 2hts proceedings. Come back to Discord once uploaded.

3. Do not tell us the music genres when you upload, we will figure it out during the listening party.

4. We use Partybot as normal, and chat as normal.

 

TIPS: If your unsure, SAMPLE!

If you don't know the genre, RESEARCH!

Round Start: 1 week ago
Round Deadline: 6 days, 23 hours ago
Voting Ends: 2 hours, 57 minutes ago
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One Hour Compo - Round 616 (OHC616)  Completed

posted in One Hour Compos 1 week, 3 days 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 OR our new Discord channel!

Round Start: 1 week, 3 days ago
Round Deadline: 1 week, 3 days ago
Voting Ends: 2 days, 20 hours ago