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LSDJ Showdown 2013 – Winners Announced

July 18, 2013 in Events, Site News

We received over 80 submissions, we narrowed it down, and it took forever. I want to thank Mikee for stepping up and running the entire event, this year. I also want to thank our awesome judges, everyone who entered the contest, and lurkers as well.

Let’s just get right down to business…

The winners:

#1 bubu – Show Me Your World

#2 Zef – Glitch (showdown version)

#3 Zelkedo – Haunter

#4 Soleviio – The Mad King (showdown edit)

#5 Buskerdroid – Nowhere Fast (Original LSDJ Mix)

 

Runners up:

#6 spOOked – Cincylvania Pure LSDJ MIX

#7 The Laohu – Gorilla

#8 bryface – multicolor

#9 PANDAstar – SEEmanJONES

#10 S.P.R.Y. – Monikate

If you see your name on this page, please send your address to Mikee, so he can mail you your prizes.

 

And lastly, a huge thanks to our sponsors:

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Luftek - store

NeX - store

Gameboy mods and other bits

Visit their shops so we can do this again next year!

LSDJ Showdown 2013

May 1, 2013 in Events, News

PROVE YOURSELF

The noichan LSDJ Showdown is back again this year. The competition has been a part of some amazing compilations as well as ground breaking submissions and flair in LSDJ. Do you have what it takes to win this year? Get writing. You have the entire month of May to make it happen. Prizes will be announced soon. Previous years have been custom Gameboys and Midiboys as well as assorted parts for your mods.

The rules: All songs must be written in pure LSDJ, using a single gameboy (any model) or emulator, with absolutely no processing or effects. No gameboy modifications which affect the sound (other than prosound or RCA outputs) can be used. Custom kits are allowed. This is an LSDJ song writing competition, nothing else besides LSDJ should be featured on the track.

NoiChan core staff and judges are forbidden from competing. We’re looking for original songs, not covers. This year we’ve changed the rules to allow 2 entries per contestant, any extras will not be counted. Any alteration of the file once it has been posted may result in disqualification. Any attempts to enter more than 2 songs by using a different screen name may also result in disqualification. Please limit songs to 6 minutes or 10mb, in MP3 format only. Your entries do not need to be new songs, so long as they match the rules above.

You must understand that the winners go on to form some part of a compilation or promotion in the future so by submitting your tracks you agree to be part of a larger promotion and grant permission to use your music.

NoiChan staff will select 10 finalists, which will then be scored by our judges. Winners will be selected from the top 3 average scores.

Songs will be scored based on 3 criteria: Talent, Appeal & Creativity.

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The deadline for submission is 3AM, Eastern (GMT-5), on Saturday, June 1st. Your song must be available for public download until the judging period is over (roughly June 15th) in order to qualify. The winners will be announced and all scorecards for the 10 finalists will be made public by Monday, Jun 18th (the latest). The prizes can be shipped anywhere in the world, according to the winners.
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To enter the contest: Please post your song somewhere online (NoiChan is encouraged) and post the link below.

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NoiChan LSDJ Showdown – Judges Announced

April 28, 2013 in Events, Site News

NoiChan LSDJ Showdown 2013 - Judges Announced

Details soon.

Noisechannel PixiTracker 1-Bit Competition

August 15, 2012 in Events, News

pixitracker competition

You had us at 1-bit

For those who may have missed it. The PixiTracker is a 1-bit visual tracker made by developer Alexander Zolotov. He released the app on Android and recently dropped an iOS version. The application, is a paint-by-music tracker in which patterns and phrases can be dropped in graphically. You have a drag and drop selection tool, Cut, Copy Paste, editable sounds, file exporting, unlimited patterns, a graphical output option, 10 octaves and a lot of little nice touches such as a graphical representative video output. With some manual dexterity, you can drop in patterns live.  You should check out the glorious videos on his developer website

The app is available on the Google Play store on Android or the App Store on iOS for 0.99USD. A bargain

We caught up with Alexander for a quick chat about the app.

Do you like chiptune then? Have you ever written a chiptune song?

Sure, i like it :) I grew up with 8-bit computers. First, the “Specialist” Soviet home-made computer (with soviet i8080 CPU clone) in 1991. Then the ZX-Spectrum in 1993. So these sounds are very pleasant to my ears. Although I don’t write pure chip tunes, i write the songs with some chiptune elements, 8-bit sounds and soon. You can listen to it here

Which groups or composers [of any genre] do you like the most?

Vangelis, J.M.Jarre, Eduard Artemyev, Kraftwerk, Bent, Mike Oldfield and Ulrich Schnauss.

My heroes :)

Why did you write a 1-bit music program?

Why not? :) I like sound experiments. 1-bit is very interesting type of synth. There is no volume of the signal – only pulse width and the spirit of old computers :)

How long did it take to develop the app?

Two weeks or so. But the base part (for both 16bit and 1bit versions) of PixiTracker were developed in two months.

How did you approach the design layout for the app?

Common sense, advice from friends – that’s the recipe. :)

Are there any differences between the coding on Android and iOS versions?

Of course these is plenty of differences. iOS is better for native applications (like PixiTracker), more bug-free. But Android is more universal and it provides full access to the file system of your device.

Thank you to Alexander for taking the time to talk to us and of course, building us something new to play with. But that’s not all!

Until the end of this month, the 31st of August we’ll be accepting submissions for a competition to put out ten tracks on a compilation and released through noichan. Cheapshot is kicking off the compilation with his track Skwone Bit

Here’s some rules/guidelines for you guys.

  • PixiTracker 1-Bit only version.
  • Keep em short eh? If they’re over 5 minutes, it’s pointless.  3 minutes is a good benchmark. The same applies for file sizes. We don’t need anything hi-def here.
  • The PixiTracker exports to Wav. We want the submissions as mp3s. When you convert them, ID3 Tag your mp3s please. We receive or download submissions and when we present the names publicly, it’s because we’ve taken your own tagging methods, so please get it right the first time around.
  • Don’t forget if you use soundcloud for your upload to make the track downloadable. ;-) dropbox works well too. But the best way is to make yourself a personal album on your noichan account.
  • If you submit the track and it wins, it’s going on the compilation. Entry is admission for us to sample it, loop it and fuck it into pieces with reference to the original artists.
  • Deadline is the 31st of August, depending on your regional time zone.
  • Have fun!
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NoiChan LSDJ Showdown – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

June 16, 2012 in Events, Site News

The results of the NoiChan LSDJ Showdown are in. A very special and heartfelt thanks goes out to all of our amazing judges. A complete accounting of the runners up, how the finalists were chosen, and the scoring process can be found here. All of the prizes from the Bazaar and Showdown will be mailed shortly.

Here are the standings:

 

Kedromelon – Desolate Time (1st Place)

 

Doomsberry – Rings (2nd)

 

SingkongBalado – Dance-Floor-Radiations (3rd)

 

Galaxy Wolf – Space Wulf (4th)

 

Dos – Brok3n (5th)

 

HunterQuinn – finaLLY (6th)

 

Sycamore Drive – Untold Story (7th)

 

AndaruGO – 1937 Durrrrr (8th)

 

I Against Me – Riding Cassapea Collidin Planet Heart (8th)

 

GreyScreen – On-All-My-Holy-Mountain (9th)

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Please visit our sponsors so we can do it all again next year!

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Nonfinite has new & improved V3 backlights, they are the best backlights you can buy.

http://store.kitsch-bent.com/

Kitsch has new custom DMG Cases. They are more roomy, durable, and they look awesome.

http://nex.gg8.se/modblog/

The mad scientist building the grand prize. You can commission NeX for custom builds.

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Thank to everyone who participated! We love you all just the same!

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NoiChan LSDJ Showdown – Finalists Announced!

June 5, 2012 in Events, Site News

The first round of scoring in the LSDJ Showdown is over.

This year, we recieved 60 entries. 7 songs were disqualified for being over 10MB. 1 Song was disqualified for being longer than 6 minutes. That left us with 52 viable submissions.

Finalists were chosen by the 4 core staff, meaning Roboctopus, idevourstatic, Mikee Teevee, and Freque. Everyone picked their personal top 10, meaning 40 votes were cast. The finalists consist of every single song that recieved 2 or more votes (coincidentally). These 10 finalists will now be handed off to our esteemed judges, and the winners will be chosen based upon the highest average scores. The top 3 will receive modified gameboys. The other 7 will get nothing but hugs and respect. Staff  votes and runners up will be made public after the actual judges have turned in their scorecards.

Without further ado, here are the finalists (in alphabetical order):

 

AndaruGO – 1937 Durrrrr

Doomsberry – Rings

Dos – Brok3n

Galaxy Wolf – Space Wulf

GreyScreen – On-All-My-Holy-Mountain

HunterQuinn – finaLLY

I Against Me – Riding Cassapea Collidin Planet Heart

Kedromelon – Desolate Time

SingkongBalado – Dance-Floor-Radiations

Sycamore Drive – Untold Story


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Please visit our sponsors so we can do it all again next year!

 http://nonelectronics.com/

Nonfinite has new & improved V3 backlights, they are the best backlights you can buy.

http://store.kitsch-bent.com/

Kitsch has new custom DMG Cases. They are more roomy, durable, and they look awesome.

http://nex.gg8.se/modblog/

The mad scientist building the grand prize. You can commission NeX for custom builds.

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Thank to everyone who participated!

We’re aiming to announce the winner within 10 days from now, by June 15th.

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LSDJ Showdown – Ends Tonight!

May 31, 2012 in Events, Site News

This is your last chance to submit something to the LSDJ Showdown. We stop accepting submissions tonight, at 3AM EST (GMT-5).

I’d like to remind everyone that you may submit 2 songs this year, instead of just one. Get it in before 3AM EST or it won’t be counted.

Finalists will be announced asap, and the judges will score the finalists over the next couple weeks, before we announce the winners.

http://www.noisechannel.org/lsdj-showdown

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Animated Banner Contest Ends Tonight!

May 22, 2012 in Events, Site News

http://www.noisechannel.org/animated-banner-contest

 

This ends at 11pm tonight EST (GMT-5) and we’ve had hardly any entries. Up for grabs is 1 free 64MB EMS Cartridge, to the winner.

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Dubstep & Writing Contests – Winners Announced

May 17, 2012 in Events, Site News

We recently had a dubstep contest and writing contest.

The writing contest was hilariously misunderstood, and we received alot of short stories. We were hoping for more of an 8-Bit Journalist type of thing, but we still enjoyed your tales.

That being said, let’s get right to business:

 

Dubstep Contest Winner:

Whitely

 

Writing Contest Winners: 

DYLANBROCHILL

Wailord

 

Please private message me your addresses if I don’t have them, so I can mail your prizes.

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Mikee Photoshop Contest (Less than 6 hours to go)

May 9, 2012 in Events, Site News

This contest ends at 8am EST (GMT-5) on Wednesday (TODAY). Last chance to get your submissions in.

http://www.noisechannel.org/mikee-photoshop-contest-2

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Bazaar Banner Contest – 12 Hours Left

May 8, 2012 in Events, Site News

12 hours left to win a rewritable gameboy cartridge. details here.

There is also a 24 hour photoshop contest ending tonight.

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Bazaar Day 8 (CONTESTS)

May 8, 2012 in Events, Site News

Super Tuesday again. It’s CONTEST DAY!!!! 8D

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  • Today’s contest is ANOTHER MIKEE PHOTOSHOP CONTEST!!  The object is to find pictures of Mikee Teevee online, and paste his face in awesome places. The winner will recieve 1 modders kit, including backlight, prosound, and underclocking kits. The deadline for submission 8AM Eastern (GMT-5), on Wednesday, May 9th (tomorrow).
  • This week’s contest is a dubstep contest. Contestants can use any software they want, or any effects. The idea is to just make the best dubstep (or dubstep influenced) song. Please limit entries to 6minutes or 10MB, and use .mp3 format. The winner will recieve 1 64MB EMS Cartridge. All contestants will have the opportunity to be released on a dubstep compilation on our netlabel. The deadline for submission is 11 PM, Eastern time (GMT-5), on Tuesday, May 15th.
  • Our main event is of course, the NoiChan LSDJ Showdown. This event will run all month. This is an LSDJ songwriting competition. We have 10 amazing judges, and 3 winners will receive awesome prizes. The deadline for submission 3AM, Eastern (GMT-5), on Friday, Jun 1st.

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In other news…

We are still accepting submissions for the Bazaar Banner Contest until 11PM EST (GMT-5), on Tuesday May 8th (TONIGHT). Up for grabs are 2 64MB EMS Carts!

We are still selling NoiChan Raffle Tickets for week 1.

The NoiChan minecraft server is alive and well. There’s a building contest. Go check it out!

Bitman is still accepting submissions for #comment-1272" href="http://www.noisechannel.org/posts/5511/comment-page-1 #comment-1272">Solarbear photoshop competition. (Prize TBA)

The alpha version of the NoiChan MicroMusic Archive is still uploading, but nearly complete.

Tomorrow is gaming night, again.

Of course, the LSDJ Showdown will be accepting submissions all month.

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Check the Bazaar Page for daily updates.

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NoiChan LSDJ Showdown (Prizes Announced)

May 6, 2012 in Site News, Visual

These are the top 3 prizes in the NoiChan LSDJ Showdown, our main event for the Bazaar. You may enter the LSDJ Showdown until May 31st, this is an LSDJ songwriting competion.

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1st Place

1 prosound modified, backlit (green), biverted, NeX issue MidiBoy, with NES buttons.

2nd Place

1 backlit (red – on switch) Prosound modified (+RCA) underclockable Gameboy.

3rd Place

1 backlit (yellow) prosound modified (Bibin method) gameboy pocket.

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More details on the prize packages will be posted as they become available. Each prize will include bonus items. Stay tuned for more.

You may enter the contest here: http://www.noisechannel.org/lsdj-showdown

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NoiChan Chiptune Bazaar! (Day 2)

May 2, 2012 in Events, Site News

Today is Wednesday, which means it’s gaming night, here on NoiChan.

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Users are encouraged to enjoy multiplayer gaming with other users on NoiChan. There are plenty of options out there, but a good one would be checking out the NoiChan Minecraft Server (thanks to  Solarbear).

Server Name: NoiseChannel.org

Server Address: 66.85.168.58:25570

(Mode: Survival. Difficulty: Easy)

Mikee will be hosting a building competition for the whole month of May, whoever wins will get one of these.

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In other news, 2Player has won the Mikee Teevee Photoshop Contest.

We are still accepting submissions for the Bazaar Banner Contest until next  Tuesday.

Of course, the LSDJ Showdown will be accepting submissions all month.

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Check the Bazaar Page for daily updates.

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Mikee Photoshop Contest – 4 Hours Left!

May 2, 2012 in Events, Site News

Only 4 hours left to submit your entries to the Mikee Teevee Photoshop Contest.

http://www.noisechannel.org/mikee-photoshop-contest

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NoiChan LSDJ Showdown: Judges Announced

April 29, 2012 in Events, Site News

Bubu

Chipzel

deadbeatblast

Electric Children

NeX

Nonfinite

Ralp

Solarbear

Starpilot

Zef

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Announcing: NoiChan Chiptune Bazaar & LSDJ Showdown

April 23, 2012 in Events, Site News

On Tuesday, May 1st, NoiChan will be kicking off a month long birthday celebration. There will be contests, prizes, raffles, multiplayer gaming, movie nights, webshows, and a whole lot more. We will also be hosting the 2nd annual LSDJ Showdown, with bigger prizes than last year and an all-star line-up of judges. We are calling this event the NoiChan Chiptune Bazaar. More info on the LSDJ Showdown can be found here.

Everything kicks off one week from today, Tuesday, May 1st, and will continue through the entire month of May.

Start getting pumped for it.

~Freque

~NoiChan Crew

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Events like this are made possible by your donations. We are still very much in need of funds, for 3 more years of NoiChan, and for all sorts of exciting prizes and features. Please take a moment to donate some funds, every cent will be spent on NoiChan. We still have a while to go before we reach our goal of $1000.

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