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(10-24-2017, 12:03 PM)bigcat1969 Wrote: [ -> ]Can anyone convert wave stereo to ogg mono for me?

There are a number of free tools that you can use for this, like the venerable Audacity.

Here's a guide on converting stereo to mono: http://www.makeandbreakeducation.com/201...o-to-mono/

Then from the File menu, select "Export Audio..." and pick ogg vorbis in the export dialog.
(10-24-2017, 03:14 PM)Otto Halmén Wrote: [ -> ]Just to be clear, the instrument building is not an anonymous submission, whereas the composition is? Just wondering if it's possible to post one's potential ideas for the instrument to make sure there's enough variety in the final collection. For example, a contest with six different music boxes might turn out to be a bit on the dull side. Smile

Yes- the instrument building will be totally public, but the composition won't. Once the contest starts, folks will be welcome to discuss the instrument building side, share ideas, help with ideas even. Your example is exactly why I thought that would be a good idea. XD

(10-24-2017, 03:19 PM)Michael Willis Wrote: [ -> ]Ok, I'll take the bait! I might even give both a try.

Will the SCO consist of *only* virtual instruments that were submitted as part 1 of this contest?

Yes! More fun that way! Big Grin

If things seem that we won't have enough instruments to write reasonably easily, I will let folks enter two instruments each.

(10-24-2017, 03:48 PM)Viktor Wrote: [ -> ]Sounds pretty cool, got a couple of questions. Who is the jury made of and would you add for the second part like a standard free orchestra like vsco2? Just in case we're missing something pretty esential, which would of course also cause a unique challange.

The jury will probably be a mix of sample library developers and producers I manage to dig up from my contacts list- all professional, competent people. No more than four/five.

My plan is only to allow the 'SCO' to be used, as a challenge. However, as I said before, free samplesets which may be used legally can be used, although I would encourage folks to sample on their own.

For example, we might get the following instruments-
- A chromatic series of frying pans.
- Two drums fashioned from large cans.
- An acoustic guitar.
- A stringsy synth sound.
- A clarinet with sustain and staccato.
- A brass instrument.

Far from a standard orchestra, but that's all part of the fun. Smile
Drat I was gonna circumvent the intent and make the worlds smallest orchestra Tongue but then you said far from an orchestra...

Does folder to sfz use oggs or only waves?
Hmmm... I could make one or more of the following:
- handflute
- autoharp
- kantele
- pump organ
- quasi throat singing (if vocals are allowed)
Sam, do you have any plans as to when you're running the compo? Smile
Hmmm...this sounds quite interesting!
I usually have limited time (kids, work, etc.), but I hope be able to participate.
I've never made an SFZ instrument, but like Sam said, I think I'll learn a lot!
I don't really have good mics or recording equipment, but I hope my old Samson CU01 will yield good enough results.
I recently inherited a set of homemade steel pipe chimes, I was already considering making samples before I read about this announcement, so that would be my most likely entry.

If I'm allowed to make two entries, I might also try clarinet, although I find the idea kind of intimidating because the clarinet has a lot more possible nuance than chimes.
(10-24-2017, 05:11 PM)bigcat1969 Wrote: [ -> ]Drat I was gonna circumvent the intent and make the worlds smallest orchestra Tongue but then you said far from an orchestra...

Does folder to sfz use oggs or only waves?

I actually honestly don't know (pretty sure it does), but if it doesn't, use .wav files, then replace them with the .ogg and use the 'find and replace' tool in Notepad ++ or your text editor of choice to replace '.wav' with '.ogg'. I'll go over more tricks like this in the videos.

It doesn't have to be weird stuff or anything like that which gets sampled, it can be normal things too.

(10-24-2017, 05:35 PM)Otto Halmén Wrote: [ -> ]Hmmm... I could make one or more of the following:
- handflute
- autoharp
- kantele
- pump organ
- quasi throat singing (if vocals are allowed)
Sam, do you have any plans as to when you're running the compo? Smile

yesyesyesyes and now that people are interested, probably starting within the week!

Probably going to make it 'everyone may sample two instruments max' and the scores of only the highest rated one will contribute to the final score.

(10-24-2017, 05:38 PM)jmcmillan Wrote: [ -> ]Hmmm...this sounds quite interesting!
I usually have limited time (kids, work, etc.), but I hope be able to participate.
I've never made an SFZ instrument, but like Sam said, I think I'll learn a lot!
I don't really have good mics or recording equipment, but I hope my old Samson CU01 will yield good enough results.

More yes.

(10-24-2017, 05:49 PM)Michael Willis Wrote: [ -> ]I recently inherited a set of homemade steel pipe chimes, I was already considering making samples before I read about this announcement, so that would be my most likely entry.

If I'm allowed to make two entries, I might also try clarinet, although I find the idea kind of intimidating because the clarinet has a lot more possible nuance than chimes.

Yes, and Yes.
(10-24-2017, 06:00 PM)Samulis Wrote: [ -> ]yesyesyesyes

(10-24-2017, 06:00 PM)Samulis Wrote: [ -> ]More yes.

(10-24-2017, 06:00 PM)Samulis Wrote: [ -> ]Yes, and Yes.

That's a lot of yes.
Thinking of two from me:
My wife has a Yoga bowl (Tibetan singing bowl?)...that could be interesting.
Or "human whistling" for some nice Kill Bill tracks Smile
I'm gonna have to follow this one pretty closely, it sounds like a blast! I don't know that I'll have the time or the ability to figure out how to make an instrument (especially SFZ) but after it's all said and done, is it possible that we can have access to this "Scoring Central Orchestra" for funzies?
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