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#1
I've been waiting for a thread for it to pop up all month, but seeing as how February will be here in a couple days and no sign of a thread, I've taken it upon myself to make the thread. I'll just go ahead and copy and paste the OP from last year's and make some modifications, so credit goes to GezzyDiversion, however, Well....... believes he deserves credit because GezzyDiversion copied him. The neat thing is that it's a leap year this year.

Welcome to the fourth challenge!

The aim is to write and record an album in the space of 29 days.
It is not a competition, it is simply a project to test yourself and better yourself as a musician in terms of creative consistency and song writing


Terms & Conditions


- Must be done in the timeframe of 29 days

- Try to minimize on old material as much as possible, the point is to push yourself to be creative

- Vocals are optional on your recording, you don't have to sing if you don't want to

- You may have other people on your songs, but make sure the song is still mostly by you.

- Maximum of 1 cover

- Minimum of total length of album is 15 minutes

- Minimum number of songs is 3

- Any genre(s) you want, however, it must be somewhat musically coherent

- Don't stress too much over quality, just do the best you can with what's available to you


Feel free to ask any questions in this thread, but there are other forums on this site regarding recording and songwriting.

Starts on 1st February 00:00 GMT and concludes on 29th February 23:59 GMT


I will do my best to update the OP and add in anyone interested in participating, so if you are interested, just leave a comment and I'll put your name down.

Feel free to post any of your work as you complete it. Useful, free services for posting music are Soundcloud and Bandcamp, or you could even post the music on your UG Profile.

If there's anyone who's willing to offer any help, such as recording tips, or even record for other people, leave a comment, and I'll add a help section or something.

After the challenge is over, I (or if anyone else is interested in doing it) will make a release thread, showcasing all of the completed works.

Happy writing and recording!

SERVICES AND OTHER THINGS

Soundcloud free music uploading service, very easy to use.
Bandcamp another free music uploading service, a bit more complicated than Soundcloud, however it gives the option to group music into an album and even sell it. Though I encourage you to offer your music for free.

dmb1239 says he "can help with most recording related stuff!!"

rockfan7 says he can "give advice/help/crits on recordings."

btones says he can make album art, and you just need to "give me a basic idea, and i can throw something together that looks nice."

PARTICIPANTS
aCloudConnected
The Madcap
TheZephyrSon
S0n1c '97
dmbb1239
Fat g0r0T
dullsilver_mike
necrosis1193
Das_Skittles
TheReverend172
IommiPage
fc89konkari
eGraham
Bushinarin
GezzyDiversion
due 07
Glen'sHeroicAct
BenRaah
goest
rockfan7
a_7_x
MetallicSka
InstantMustache
skylerjames13
Fullmetalzawa
HelpTravesty
Pagan_Poetry
BeefWellington
ng117
Gaiad
Eklof
btones
tomc2
AlteredMaggot18
slipknot5678
xXRocketManXx
Cejis33
barden1069
jrcsgtpeppers
gothblade
Badass UltraMan
mental_zer0
neidnarb11890

SUBMITTING YOUR FINAL PRODUCT


If you have completed the challenge, here's what you need to do:

  • Make a bandcamp for your album
  • Send me a PM with a link to your bandcamp
  • Tell me anything else you want me to say about your album in the PM for when I make the thread, such as genre, summary of album, etc. This isn't really required, but tell me whatever you want me to say about it
Last edited by aCloudConnected at Feb 28, 2012,
#4
Sign me up. Should be pretty good.
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#10
Dammit, I want to do it, but my semester starts tomorrow. Maybe count me in, I'll need to see how the first week or two goes.
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#11
I'm in.

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#14
Gotta think about it. You guys might try to convince me It's just that I'm only able to record (and kind of write) guitar. Sampling/MIDI mapping drums would take half of the time. And even then, I can't make miracles with just a guitar. My songs so far are anyway kind of "for a future band" so it would fit vocals etc. nicely.

Well, thank god we have an extra day
#15
Sounds tough.. Especially considering I've never recorded anything other than jacking around. I'll have a go, but I wouldn't say "sign me up"--it's likely not gonna happen lol.
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#16
Quote by necrosis1193
Dammit, I want to do it, but my semester starts tomorrow. Maybe count me in, I'll need to see how the first week or two goes.


Don't feel like it has to be too big of a commitment! It's not a competition or anything, and there will be no negatives if you are unable to complete it. It's sort of just a personal thing, if you can finish it, that's great! You've got an actual album that you created that you can have others listen to! If not, that's okay too, you got the experience!


Quote by eGraham
Sounds tough.. Especially considering I've never recorded anything other than jacking around. I'll have a go, but I wouldn't say "sign me up"--it's likely not gonna happen lol.


Signing you up anyway :3
Last edited by aCloudConnected at Jan 30, 2012,
#17
I'll do my best. I don't know if I'll be able to finish it though with all of my prior obligations.
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#22
Sign me up plz

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Haha, I ran this July 2010 and February 2011.

Sweet, sign me up, I've been meaning to write an album.


Crikey, I was starting to wonder if you'd given up UG
Last edited by BenRaah at Jan 30, 2012,
#23
If I wrote a song today, can I record it tomorrow and use it on the album?

I plan on making the album/EP about 30-40 minutes.
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The Martian by Andy Weir
#24
If you want, go for it! I'm not going to be too heavy on the rules, since this is mostly a personal push to help your creative process.
#27
I'll do it.

And I can give advice/help/crits on recordings.
Last edited by rockfan7 at Jan 30, 2012,
#28
I really want to do this...

I hope that school and work can eat huge cocks.
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#29
I have no means of recording. Can I write it on guitarpro and export the files?

I'll do at least 8 songs in 29 days...
#30
Quote by a_7_x
I have no means of recording. Can I write it on guitarpro and export the files?

I'll do at least 8 songs in 29 days...


I don't see why not, that'll still take quite a bit of effort after all. I'll go ahead and sign you up!
#32
I'll try, I've been meaning to try and start writing and recording and this is as good a time as any.

Keep in mind it might be the shittest EP ever, but, eh. I'll have a go anyways
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#33
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I don't see why not, that'll still take quite a bit of effort after all. I'll go ahead and sign you up!


Cheers
#36
Fuck it. I've never done this before.

Sign me up.
I can't promise anything, but I'll definitely try.
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#38
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Crikey, I was starting to wonder if you'd given up UG


I must admit, I've grown tired of trollin' the n00bs on UG and of the news articles UG deliberately puts on the home to start shitstorms.
However, my friend, I still take part in serious matters like the album challenge, Formula One thread and the pics of hot chicks thread RIP.
#39
If I know what I was doing when it came to drums, then I would be in. But alas, I haven't a sodding clue.
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