NGADM Audition Results & Pairing 2017

2017-06-26 18:13:13 by LucidShadowDreamer
Updated

NGADM 2017 | INFO | Auditions / Results | First Round Deadline | Pairing


Well, well, well. If it isn't time for the Newgrounds Audio Deathmatch of 2017!!!

Considering the amount of applying contestants (236, unless I'm mistaken?), I think it's safe to say that a lot of us were happy that the competition wasn't discontinued after all, but only went on a hiatus for a year in order to spare room for what'll possibly become the biggest NGADM in Newgrounds history :O!!!

Let's make it happen!

 

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Now, out of all the applicants, unfortunately only 64 could move on to the actual competition stage. That said, it has been said before, and I'll say it again; not applying is a fairly *cough* certain way not to win ;)

There are a ton of highly skilled musicians in the contest, so the competition will be tough to say the least. This year, the top auditionees were put up against each other, and the bottom auditioners were paired as well. With any luck, this will lead to both a fair game, and motivation to pour real effort into loads of incredible music. Unless I'm mistaken, on some previous years the people at the top have occasionally enjoyed an advantage by being paired with lesser scorers, though perhaps not in the round of 64. There have been years with groupings of 4 as well, but this year we're back to the 1 vs 1 deathmatches (aside from the teams)!

I'm sure there'll be a lot of emotions spreading through the air as the tension increases with every round. Even so, hopefully we'll all be able to remain civil, respect the other contestants, as well as the organizers and judges. Speaking of the judges, they've worked very hard to filter through all of the music so far, in order to give us the 32 segments of the deathmatch; each consisting of all in all 64 artists/teams, which makes for 69 competing musicians altogether.

Here are the hard workers themselves (in the same order as the given scores will be displayed):

@Bosa @ChronoNomad @EDM364 @Samulis @SkyeWint @TaintedLogic

A huge thanks to them for the work done, and for the work to come! Let us competitors not lose to them in terms of spirit!

Anyway... The entire point of this post is to give you another place to see the summarized results, as I've taken on the role of the Scribe this year. Thus, I'll cease my yammering, and get on to the numbers!
Without further ado, here are the results!!

 


 

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@1f1n1ty - Peaks: 9.79 / 9.55 / 9.54 / 9.2 / 9.6 / 10 ~ Average: 9.61 (Ahem, to quote the #1 place: "NOOO...")

VS.

@bassfiddlejones & @joshgawaldomusic - The Prodigal: 9.84 / 9.83 / 9.76 / 8.6 / 9.9 /9.5  ~ Average: 9.57

 

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@Phonometrologist - Mayya Malyshka: 9.3 / 9.47 / 9.4 / 9 /9.3 / 9.75 ~ Average: 9.37

VS. 

@garlagan - Leight Wight: 9.02 / 9.33 / 9.7 / 8.9 / 9.5 / 9.5 ~ Average: 9.33

 

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@SoundChris - The Earthling Paean: 9 / 9.36 / 9.84 / 8.9 / 9 / 9.75 ~ Average: 9.31

VS. 

@EvilRaccoon - Deceived by Demise: 9 / 9.35 / 9.5 / 8.1 / 9 / 9.75 ~ Average: 9.12

 

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@AceMantra - AIM - In That Moment: 9 / 9.33 / 9.64 / 8 / 9.2 / 9.5 ~ Average: 9.11

VS. 

@Noisysundae - Oceanside: 9.1 / 9.17 / 9.06 / 8.6 / 8.8 / 9.75 ~ Average: 9.08

 

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@JacobCadmus - Spirit of the Wind Princess: 9.2 / 9.56 / 9.6 / 8.1 / 7.8 / 9.75 ~ Average: 9.00

VS. 

@GhostLawyer - Stay in Kansas City: 8.97 / 8.95 / 9.2 / 8.5 / 8.9 / 9.25 ~ Average: 8.96

 

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@Etherealwinds - Wings: 9.17 / 9.1 / 8.96 / 8.8 / 8.4 / 9.25 ~ Average: 8.95

VS. (And this is the point where I feel the same as 1f1n1ty :'D)

@LucidShadowDreamer & @SnowTeddy - Tenebrarius: 9.3 / 9.22 / 9.21 / 8.15 / 8.9 / 8.5 ~ Average: 8.88

 

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@F-777 - F-777 - Double Jump: 8.9 / 9.09 / 8.99 / 8.15 / 8.4 / 9.75 ~ Average: 8.88

VS. 

@Xtrullor & @HeliXiXXtrullor & Helixis - Universal Expression: 8.9/ 8.74/ 9.2/ 7.65/ 9/ 9.75 ~ Average: 8.87

 

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@Johnfn & @Ethansight - REALITY GLITCH AUTOMATON : 9 / 9.2 / 7.15 / 9.1 / 9.2 / 9.5 ~ Average: 8.86

VS. 

@Kor-Rune - Taking Shape: 9.45 / 9.29 / 8.99 / 8.35 / 8 / 9 ~ Average: 8.85

 

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=> Did anyone else note the super tight averages up ^ there ^? Anyway, the list goes on:

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@NahuPyrope - Daybreak - Daybreak EP: 8.6 / 8.64 / 9.2 / 8.1 / 9 / 9 ~ Average: 8.76

VS. 

@FinnMK - Don't Need Love: 8.9 / 8.85 / 8.29 / 8.1 / 8.5 / 9.75 ~ Average: 8.73

 

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@Windluxmusic - Koraii - Uplink [Lilysse Collective]: 8.5 / 8.91 / 8.7 / 8.15 / 8.4 / 9.5 ~ Average: 8.69

VS. 

@ConnorGrail - AIM - Not You Again: 9 / 8.44 / 7.93 / 8.75 / 8.5 / 9.5 ~ Average: 8.69

 

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@SteveSyz - Epic Music - The Guardian: 8.74 / 8.89 / 8.84 / 7.75 / 7.9 / 9.75 ~ Average: 8.65

VS.

@5TanLey - (Chillstep) Purple Leaves: 8.8 / 8.74 / 8.16 / 7.6 / 8.6 / 9.5 ~ Average: 8.57

 

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@DwightFalcon - [0002-ACMF] The Helm of Valknut: 8.94 / 8.85 / 8.76 / 7 / 8.4 / 9.25 ~ Average: 8.53

VS. 

@JDawg00100 - Skye: 8.83 / 8.83 / 8.78 / 8.75 / 7.7 / 9.25 ~ Average: 8.52

 

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@Demon-Wolf - They Taught Us To Dream: 8.5 / 8.97 / 8.6 / 7.4 / 8 / 9.5 ~ Average: 8.50

VS. 

@Lethalix - Denial: 8.3 / 8.42 / 8.6 / 8.25 / 8.1 / 9.25 ~ Average: 8.49

 

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@TolanMusic - In Transit: 8.19 / 8.37 / 8.42 / 8.4 / 8.5 / 8.5 ~ Average: 8.40

VS. 

@TSRBand - Phase Cancel: 9.2 / 9 / 6.99 / 7.8 / 8.8 / 8.5 ~ Average: 8.38

 

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@Larrylarrybb - "Rising Dreams": 8.85 / 9.18 / 8.32 / 7.35 / 7.4 / 8.75 ~ Average: 8.31

VS. 

@Malifex - Desert Empire: 8.47 / 8.59 / 8.69 / 7.2 / 8.4 / 9.5 ~ Average: 8.31

 

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@midimachine - yours: 8 / 8.42 / 7.8 / 7.6 / 8.2 / 9.75 ~ Average: 8.30

VS. 

@Jabicho & @peachymaiden - Red Light Syndrome (Original): 8.11 / 8.24 / 9.89 / 7.1 / 7.4 / 9 ~Average: 8.29

 

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=> More tight spots both right above and below ^  v  v  ^

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@Metallica1136 - Reality Shift: 8.84 / 8.8 / 8.74 / 7.45 / 8.5 / 8.5 ~ Average: 8.25

VS. 

@Rahmemhotep - AIM - Love In Essence: 8.08 / 8.3 / 9.5 / 6.9 / 7.7 / 9 ~ Average: 8.25

 

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@KaixoMusic - Pyrolysis (Original Mix): 7.78 / 7.93 / 7.8 / 7.75 / 9.2 / 9 ~ Average: 8.24

VS. 

@InYourDreams - IYD - The Void: 8.2 / 8.89 / 8.4 / 7.15 / 7.5 / 9.25 ~ Average: 8.23

 

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@CloakedSoup - A Hero's Return: 9 / 8.67 / 7.47 / 7.3 / 8.2 / 8.75 ~ Average: 8.23

VS. 

@Papkee - Rise: 9 / 8.25 / 8.5 / 7 / 7.74 / 8.75 ~ Average: 8.21

 

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@Adjeye - War [NGADM AUDITION]: 7.5 / 8.21 / 8.7 / 7 / 8.8 / 9 ~ Average: 8.20

VS. 

@JeremyKingVA - Tuath Dé: 8.18 / 8.24 / 8.3 / 7 / 7.8 / 9.25 ~ Average: 8.13

 

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@Namice - Dreams: 7.9 / 7.89 / 7.94 / 7.05 / 8 / 9.75 ~ Average: 8.09

VS. 

@steelside - What I See: 7.9 / 8.25 / 8.21 / 7.2 / 8.2 / 8.75 ~ Average: 8.09

 

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@Ectisity - AIM - The Lonely Hermit: 8.5 / 8.45 / 7.62 / 7.9 / 8.5 / 7.5 ~ Average: 8.08

VS. 

@Veronina - Deep sea and Young Fish: 7.45 / 7.31 / 8.1 / 6.95 / 9.3 / 9.25 ~ Average: 8.06

 

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@LunacyEcho - Velcro: 8 / 8.5 / 7.98 / 7.6 / 7.2 / 9 ~ Average: 8.05 

VS. 

@Techmo-X - ClockWorks: 7.6 / 7.68 / 8.55 / 7.4 / 7.5 / 9.5 ~ Average: 8.04

 

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@jimmypig - XS - Aetheron [WIP]: 8.5 / 8.42 / 8 / 7.3 / 7.5 / 8.5 ~ Average: 8.04

VS. 

@Waidmann - Over Manhattan: 7.81 / 7.65 / 8.6 / 7.4 / 8.4 / 8.25 ~ Average: 8.02

 

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=> Right above were 8 tracks, with a peak of 0.07 in difference between the avarage score! I look very much forward to seeing if scores will be as tight in the coming rounds!!!

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@Ceevro - No One Remembers: 7.82 / 8.39 / 7.78 / 8 / 8.7 / 7.25 ~ Average: 7.99

VS. 

@ThaPredator - -Run or Die-: 8.09 / 8.4 / 7.7 / 7.9 / 7.7 / 8 ~ Average: 7.97

 

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@Trunotfals - Koroshimasu: 8 / 8.5 / 8.7 / 7.1 / 8.5 / 6.75 ~ Average: 7.93

VS. 

@DivoFST - Take it off: 8 / 8.16 / 7.9 / 6.7 / 7.5 / 9.25 ~ Average: 7.92

 

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@DrFunkMonkey - Alone: 8 / 7.86 / 8.3 / 7.8 / 7.5 / 8 ~ Average: 7.91

VS. 

@Larrynachos - Memories in Melodies: 8.5 / 8.44 / 7.12 / 7.15 / 7.9 / 8.25 ~ Average: 7.89

 

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@McGorilla42 - Hidden Tension: 7.8 / 7.77 / 8.2 / 7.8 / 7 / 8.75 ~ Average: 7.89

VS. 

@PomicStone - Tango with the Devil: 8 / 8 / 7.6 / 7.3 / 7.8 / 8.5 ~ Average: 7.87

 

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@AzulJazz - Abril: 7.98 / 7.85 / 7.62 / 6.9 / 8 / 8.75 ~ Average: 7.85

VS. 

@SilverFoxJams - Delicate Deephouse: 8.25 / 8.48 / 6.84 / 6.9 / 7.8 / 8.75 ~ Average: 7.84

 

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@Frank-n-furter666 - Nothin': 7.44 / 7.31 / 7.8 / 7.9 / 7.5 / 9 ~ Average: 7.83

VS. 

@keepwalkingInto The Forest-[Cinematic]: 8 / 8.35 / 8.23 / 6.65 / 7.8 / 7.5 ~ Average: 7.76

 

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@RetromanOMGSepulveda Sunset (Retroman's Overdrive VIP): 7.75/ 7.88/ 7.27/ 7.55/ 7/ 9 ~Average: 7.74

VS. 

@JaThuDouble Jump ft. eSoreni: 7.99 / 8.89 / 7.6 / 7.1 / 5.7 / 9 ~ Average: 7.71 

 

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^ v Made it through, despite a low score. Nicely done! v ^

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@ColinMuir - Aftermath: 7.35 / 7.39 / 7.68 / 6.1 / 8 / 9.5 ~ Average: 7.67

VS. 

@Eviladrianin - A Cosmic Cluster of Dreams: 7.18 / 7.5 / 6.94 / 7.05 / 9 / 8.25 ~ Average: 7.65

 

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And those are all who made it in this year! If you haven't yet done so, make sure to listen to some of the tracks :)

By the way, please remind me to ask for the Excel files next time...

Considering I manually wrote out hundreds of numbers, it would be beyond a miracle if I didn't get some of them wrong, so let me know it you make note of some remarkable errors.

So, with all this commotion, it's time to get our creative engines running! And I expect the show to be a lot of fun for the observers as well.

Over and out!


//LucidShadowDreamer


Previous instances:

NGADM 2015

NGADM 2014

NGADM 2013

NGADM 2012


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TaintedLogicTaintedLogic

2017-06-26 18:30:17

Awesome post, LSD! Thanks for the shout-out. This is going to be a lot of fun...

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thank you! I decided if I am to do it, I might as well do it properly. The judges deserve all of the shout-outs they can get, imo!
It'll be tonnes of fun indeed >:D


EDM364EDM364

2017-06-26 18:44:19

Sweet! And those are indeed some tight averages, even across broad range. We're looking at some tracks that made it in with la 3.8/5! Not unheard of. The tight averages lining up, a lot of which are exactly the same in some matchups, is interesting.

Yes, next time, please ask for an Excel/sheet. I thought about sending you a text file. Now, what would be really interesting is if the score sheets were publicly viewable -- @ChronoNomad, @TaintedLogic. Could make for some boot shaking performance anxiety though.

I'm gonna start making the rounds with reviews. Some entrants are a little disheartened that for all that prep, no critique! Can't have that.

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

They most certainly are! It was also interesting to see regarding which tracks you were (more or less) in consensus about the scores, and where there were quite remarkable differences :D
But that's the entire point of having many judges. No matter, the actual personal taste of one judge, you tend to get a pretty fair average, especially if the judges have differing biases ^ ^

I most certainly will ask for them next time, hehhe. But as I already told Chrono, this was certainly good practice of one kind or another :D

You sure are dedicated to your task! That's very respectworthy :)
The best of luck!


ChronoNomadChronoNomad

2017-06-26 18:44:26

VERY nicely done, Lucid! You've got all the pertinent info and links all in one very comprehensive and fun to read news post. That's my Scribe! Can I pick 'em, or can I pick 'em? :D

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Heh, yeah. I didn't want to do much worse than Camoshark! I think I'll write separate posts for each round though, instead of updating this one. Naturally, I'll just copy the format of the actual scores and all, but I feel it'll be more interesting than a single evolving post :D

I suppose I won't do myself the disfavor of disagreeing with that conclusion ;)


SkiddleSkiddle

2017-06-26 18:49:59

Aww, Etzer didn't make it in :c

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Yeah, there were a few names I was surprised didn't make it in. But that's how these tough competitions go, hehhe ^____________^


TaintedLogicTaintedLogic

2017-06-26 21:33:17

@EDM364 The scoresheets ARE publicly available. Check the first page of the Round of 64 thread. ;)


1f1n1ty1f1n1ty

2017-06-26 21:36:55

ok boi i admit my reaction was probably stupid but at least keep my quotes in context please

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Nah, it was all in good fun!
As was my quote without context ;)
Maybe it was all bait to get you to comment, muahahhahahahaha!!!


EDM364EDM364

2017-06-26 21:59:37

@TaintedLogic Oh, awesome! My memory is terrible when it comes to little things like that. Am pleasantly surprised! <3


EviladrianinEviladrianin

2017-06-26 22:08:58

Yikes! I still can't believe I got accepted on my first NGADM, any way, I'm happy of making it to this point, and I hope I can make it beyond :D

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Congratulations! The competition from now on will be tough. Good luck with the coming rounds! :D


SnowTeddySnowTeddy

2017-06-27 09:12:13

First round... Against the previous champ...

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

o.O
Jordi took 3rd place too, I think! But, let's do our best ;)


dj-Natedj-Nate

2017-06-30 16:30:11

Damn I missed this

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Aww D: