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  • Darren
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    Joined: Dec 29th, 2007, 06:19
    Remix contest song length
    Hi, I was just thinking that you guys are going to have a lot of songs to judge. Is there a time you would like us to keep them under? Is seven minutes too long? Cheers Darren.
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  • Funkymonkey
    Posts: 7
    Joined: Aug 15th, 2008, 06:22
    Re: Remix contest song length
    I wondered this too. There's a 10MB file size limit on the 192kbit/s mp3 which we need to upload. Using the mp3 file size calculator at [url]http://www.rvmsounds.com/calculator/[/url] this turns out to be 7mins 7secs. I guess if you mix in mono this would double ;-)
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  • Revo
    Posts: 37
    Joined: Nov 9th, 2006, 03:49
    Re: Remix contest song length
    Can we go 192kbs VBR?
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: Remix contest song length
    Hi I'm not involved in judging the entries at all, but I assume that if it makes your mix better then go VBR! :) Rounik
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  • Richard Nash
    Posts: 25
    Joined: Sep 15th, 2007, 04:10
    Re: Remix contest song length
    I had to drop to 160 kbps to get my track under 10 megs... so that means the track was over 8 and a half minutes. I really had no other choice. I would rather submit a little bit more lossy version of the track, then go all Benihana on it and ruin a masterpiece of building tension and suspence ;-) Point being, it would have been nice to have a larger cap on the file size. But I digress... MP
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  • Richard Nash
    Posts: 25
    Joined: Sep 15th, 2007, 04:10
    Re: Remix contest song length
    ...and I might add that I used VBR as well... anything to get the size down.., but VBR didn't do too much for me. YMMV. MP
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  • Funkymonkey
    Posts: 7
    Joined: Aug 15th, 2008, 06:22
    Re: Remix contest song length
    Well, I suppose they've got over 2000 entries to listen to, so they'll be grateful for as short as possible entries... Anyway, they specifically requested 192 kbps so I personally wouldn't have wanted to risk disqualification after spending so much time on my entry. Still can't believe they had over 2000 entries. My heart sank when I read it :-(
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  • Revo
    Posts: 37
    Joined: Nov 9th, 2006, 03:49
    Re: Remix contest song length
    @Funkymonkey me too! it's impossible to believe that they have sold over 2000 copies of Logic 404: Mixing Electronica and that over 2000 of those purchasers entered the contest. I kind of wish it was closed off to only buyers of their products.
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  • Funkymonkey
    Posts: 7
    Joined: Aug 15th, 2008, 06:22
    Re: Remix contest song length
    But then that kind of defeats the purpose of using the contest for raising publicity...!
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  • Richard Nash
    Posts: 25
    Joined: Sep 15th, 2007, 04:10
    Re: Remix contest song length
    If they are gonna do it right, it will take a few months to get through all the submissions. In hindsight, I should have taken the mix-in/mix-out's off the record. Would have cut 2:30 off the submission. But then again, I e-mailed them to ask and they said to just send it in. Didn't really get an answer. I don't know. We'll see. Maybe I'll ask on the forum here. Anyway, didn't think it would matter because I thought the contest was only open to people who bought the tutorial and I figured that it would be a couple hundred submissions. You live and you learn I guess. MP
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