Created October 26, 2014

Epic Hop Challenge!

Welcome, everyone, to the Epic Hop Contest, a fun contest with PRIZES for all Soundation users. If you are confused by ‘epic hop’ it is an evolving all-inclusive genre of music focused on storytelling without traditional song and the hybrid use of genres.

Why Epic Hop?
1. Epic Hop is a new genre created specifically and exclusively on Soundation.
2. Epic Hop is a challenging test of your creativity and your ability to bring genres, sounds, and themes together in new ways.
3. Epic Hop is an all-inclusive genre (you can draw from any themes, genres, and experimentation to make the best tracks you can).

You have until

(January 7, 2015) to create your best Epic Hop track. I will pick my favorite tracks, but feedback from other users will play into the outcome of the contest. The final winner will be chosen by the following: creativity, composition, and general mixing and mastering.
1. Creativity: How different are the genres you used? Is the theme of the track creative and creatively executed? How creatively have you experimented with sounds, themes, and music genres? etc.
2. Composition: How well does your track evolve? How much work have you put into making new or original sounds? etc.
3. Mixing and Mastering: How well is your track mixed? How smooth is your track? How well is your track mastered? etc.

1. Criticism is allowed, but no putting anybody down!
2. Swearing is not banned, but please don’t overdo it or bully anyone in anyway with them.
3. No WIPs posted to this group please.
4. Please only post ONE FINAL track.
5. Creating your own sounds is EXTREMELY recommended. Please don’t just drag and drop sounds for your entry. Does not matter if you use MIDI’s or LOOPS here, but please put an effort into changing the original sound patterns in some way. You may use any studio, but preferably Soundation.
6. Tracks can be any length, but the recommended length is between 3 to 5 minutes.
7. Please only submit a NEW track made specifically for this contest. An old track that fits the description likely will not win.
8. Do not upload any copyrighted material that you do not own or do not have permission to use.

1st Place – Any music t-shirt from my store (or any product from my store of your choice at equal or lesser value). Plus ONE PRODUCT from the Sound Shop.
2nd Place – 2 products from the Sound Shop.
3rd Place – 1 product from the Sound Shop.

Prizes provided by Cyprasonic (a.k.a) Doc Regals with the option of more added by other people or entities at a later date. Check store for potential prizes: https://www.zazzle.com/collections/music_and_entertainment-119468021255323880

Disclaimer: In the event that a prize cannot be delivered to an artist due to excessive shipping costs or failure to provide needed information, an alternate prize will be provided or that prize will be forfeited to the next eligible contestant at my discretion. Prizes can be cancelled at anytime at my discretion, BUT THIS WILL ONLY HAPPEN if there is an extreme set of circumstances. *Any information provided by any artist will only be used for shipping of said prize and under no circumstances will be misused. If you’re under 18, please get parents permission before providing any information. **Ladies: You are entitled to pick out a shirt or any product at SLIGHTLY greater value if you are a winner.

Most importantly, have a blast and take on the challenge! :)


over 4 years ago

Hey, @Doc, have you heard Cyclosa's entry? I'm pretty sure it's going to win.

over 4 years ago

m i supposed to post a track on the comment section of where the other 28 tracks are posted?

over 4 years ago

Since this is a clash of DnB and Drumstep: http://soundation.com/user/ozcii/track/radioactive-neutrons-dnb-drumstep

over 4 years ago

Future Trap + Melodic Electronic= My Entry http://soundation.com/user/cyclosa/track/validus-original-mix-free-download


@Crescendo: Right on brother. Will check it soon. ;-) @EZ: Yezzir! Yeah, that's a good idea/ point. I didn't really think about that, but I was bound to run into some things for a first contest. Definitely will do something like that for the future.

over 4 years ago

@Regals awesome! Sounds great. I really like that idea of voting system as well :D One suggestion though, maybe next time start the voting at a designated time and end it at a designated time, just so everyone has a fair chance? Love the contest, just a suggestion :)

over 4 years ago

Here's my entry Regals! I hope you all enjoy! http://soundation.com/user/CrescendosProfile/track/epic-hop-imbrication-electronic-trap


@EZ: Yeah, buddy! Completely understandable. Basically the winner and third place is chosen individually by those things, but the most votes and likes (added together) on a track is going to be good for second place. However, in the event that the winner is chosen and coincidentally has the most votes and likes also, the next eligible contestant will win second place based on the next highest amount of likes and votes. It's a little trickier this way, but I feel it gives everyone an equal chance of winning.

over 4 years ago

@Regals sounds good! By the way, I am a little confused on how the winner is being picked here. It says that the winner will be judged by composition, creativity, mixing, and mastering, but then you have votes on in the track section. Which one is it?

over 4 years ago

I just posted mine for fun so i can get some feed back on the songs. FYI IM USING DEFAULT STUFF, NO ADD ONS.