Kall of Kukay

  • Status: Closed
  • Hadiah: $500
  • Penyertaan diterima: 32
  • Pemenang: PatrickRundbladh

Ringkasan Peraduan

We need 3 notification sounds for a mobile application we are about to release named Kukay (firefly). The visual identity of the app is a firefly and the general concept is a social app that utilizes the simplicity of firefly communication and gives the user a more sophisticated version of that utility to meet other users in their immediate surroundings. So the sound should evoke the feeling of an electronic or biomechanical firefly. Inspirations should be modern electronic music (although the sounds should be very short and simple), sci-fi, insects or electronic insects (the friendly kind, not the intimidating kind), and maybe a bit of the 16 bit video game sound, which has found its way into modern electronic music so perhaps that's redundant, but you get the idea. These sounds should obviously be mastered for optimal sound on mobile devices. The quality, simplicity and ease of listenability (as these are notification sounds, they can't get annoying after hearing 100 times in one evening) should be as good as something Apple would use for a stock sound. They have done an excellent job with their notification sounds and we want to emulate that success.

Sound 1 will signify the firefly lighting up or turning on/becoming active, flashing, or sending its signal out into the digital space around it. Again, very simple and ear friendly, but interesting and evoking the appropriate image.

Sound 2 will signify receiving the signal, a connection made with another user. So it should be similar, but it should feel subtly exciting, sort of a "success!" feeling but again, not overpowering.

Sound 3 should be an extremely short sound to signify a received message. It should feel cohesive with the other 2 sounds and have the same basic elements, but even shorter, simpler and easier to hear multiple times.

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  • vampyfree
    vampyfree
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    soo who all got message? Or who did not? Who won... I am buzzed #heartattackinfewhours

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  • cstrand
    Penganjur Peraduan
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    There have been a number of entries that we would be proud to use, and it's a tough decision. Thank you all for participating and sharing some great ideas, we have whittled it down to two people. We have PM'd the finalists so, if you didn't get a message like that, we're really sorry but again, there were a number of entries good enough for us to use, so we hated to have to pass on those, but that's the game. Thank you all again and good luck to you!

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • Horobi
    Horobi
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Thanks for all your input and comments, just thought I squeeze some last minute updates in. Many thanks

    Paul

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    1. cstrand
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      feedback added

      • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • MIstahYebba
    MIstahYebba
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Added a message on my submission! Tell me watcha think!

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
    1. cstrand
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      got them, very sorry for getting back to you so late. Many entries were added on the last day, and unfortunately I have another job so it was a challenge to review them all.

      • 5 tahun yang lalu
    2. MIstahYebba
      MIstahYebba
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      What did you think of the new ones? Time will be tight to make another batch.. do I have a chance?

      • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • EFrad
    EFrad
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    It is #45 :)

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
    1. cstrand
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      Feedback provided, thank you for entering EFrad!

      • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • PlasmaState
    PlasmaState
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Hello,
    I may be a little late to the contest (just 2 hours before the deadline) but please don't forget my entry.
    All the best to fellow contestants.
    Regards,
    Awais Khan

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
    1. cstrand
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      I managed to review your entry, I think it is a bit late unfortunately, but it seems like you have the talent.

      • 5 tahun yang lalu
    2. PlasmaState
      PlasmaState
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      Thank you for your feedback. Would love to know who the winner is. Its always good to learn from others.
      Good luck for your app.

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  • vampyfree
    vampyfree
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    new sounds added....

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • EFrad
    EFrad
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Hello!
    I just uploaded my sounds for You :)
    Hope You like it!
    Link is in private message
    Best regards
    EFrad

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • LeonidasM
    LeonidasM
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    I've added a public set with my sounds in my soundcloud page.Here http://tinyurl.com/l86tapd Also,drop a line if you find the time. :)

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • AnotherEnigma
    AnotherEnigma
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    I have submitted new entries that are all on my soundcloud page

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • cstrand
    Penganjur Peraduan
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    I really enjoy hearing all of your sound ideas guys, but can you do me a favor and each artist put every sound that they have uploaded, including previous entries for reference purposes, into one set on soundcloud, or one zip file on dropbox. This would help me greatly in critiquing and giving direction. If you use another site, please either make them available on one page, or in one file. Thank you so much for your entries and for making this such a cool contest!

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
    1. vampyfree
      vampyfree
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      done :)

      • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • bombfactory
    bombfactory
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    I've sent you the sounds via wetransfer, just in case you don't see the message. Cheers!

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
    1. cstrand
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      I am reviewing them now.

      • 5 tahun yang lalu
    2. bombfactory
      bombfactory
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      revised version has been sent.

      • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • Vlzmusic
    Vlzmusic
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    First entry submitted.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • theogoodman
    theogoodman
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    I left a new link that works, did you get it?

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
    1. theogoodman
      theogoodman
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      ok should work now. Thanks

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    2. cstrand
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      Theo, unfortunately it looks like just dead links. Can you check again?

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  • Brandingdon
    Brandingdon
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Did you check my new version?

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • MIstahYebba
    MIstahYebba
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Hiya! Posted my entry.. Hope ya like it!

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • cstrand
    Penganjur Peraduan
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    To give people a more accurate starting point, the "Light Up" sound should have the following elements: A swelling synth (probably a chord) that gives the feeling of a flood of light from an advanced energy source, an artificial or mechanical insect sound, and should swell or pitch bend or flange in some way that makes it sound like its powering up from a powered off state. It should be a second long or shorter. It should be exciting, but not overpowering -- easy to listen to.

    The connection sound should convey the feeling of success, or getting a "yes!" but again, not overpowering.

    The Message received should be some brief, synthy sound that has a soft percussive quality, with an insect noise blended into it. It should be in the .2 second range.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
    1. cstrand
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      My first instinct is not to box the artist in too much. I want to see if they come up with something better than what I am vaguely imagining. But then they don't have a good starting point. It's a tough thing to balance. Thank you for competing!

      • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • joshuakopecek
    joshuakopecek
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    In case you miss the notification, I've posted two new versions of each sound to my soundcloud set. Hope you're not completely overwhelmed by links!

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
    1. cstrand
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      Thank you! I'm looking now.

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  • federicoucha
    federicoucha
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Check my sound!

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
    1. federicoucha
      federicoucha
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      I sent the sounds!!

      • 5 tahun yang lalu
    2. cstrand
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      reviewing them now

      • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • Brandingdon
    Brandingdon
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    New version posted. Please check my submission messages to check in soundcloud. Thank you.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • LeonidasM
    LeonidasM
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Links are in the description of my submission entry.I hope you find what you looking for.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • artflaw
    artflaw
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Hello. I put a new link in our PM convo. Hope you dig. Thanks!

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • Horobi
    Horobi
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    I'm in! Hopefully short and sweet enough?! Thanks....

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • vampyfree
    vampyfree
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    check check #19 :?

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • multithinker60
    multithinker60
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Dear cstrand



    I have submitted two sound files for demonstration and I will also submit the sound 3 if you like my work :). I have used some futuristic imagination to develop the sounds like some space connection between civilizations is established. The sounds can still be more demanding according to the needs but they demonstrate the original idea. Post production may still be applied if accepted and to me the prize doesn't matter, particiaption in Kukey for even more sounds is important to me.



    Regards.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • multithinker60
    multithinker60
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Dear cstrand

    I have submitted two sound files for demonstration and I will also submit the sound 3 if you like my work :). I have used some futuristic imagination to develop the sounds like some space connection between civilizations is established. The sounds can still be more demanding according to the needs but they demonstrate the original idea. Post production may still be applied if accepted and to me the prize doesn't matter, particiaption in Kukey for even more sounds is important to me.

    Regards.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • cstrand
    Penganjur Peraduan
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    One thing that is a consistent challenge is length. Most of these entries are way too long. Think about notification sounds that you use on your own phone, most of you probably use very short ones or no sound at all. I know it is a challenge as an artist to be expressive in such a small window, but that is the challenge at hand, do your best!

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
    1. multithinker60
      multithinker60
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      Hi cstrand,

      That really seems a challenging task. I am on board. Also, may you kindly tell me how I can send you the sample files. Regards

      • 5 tahun yang lalu
    2. cstrand
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      An equally challenging task unfortunately, but what I'm suggesting is to upload them to a soundcloud account (you can make them private if you wish) and submit an entry with some image file, and post a link to a soundcloud set in the entry description. It sucks, but that's the best I can do right now. Thanks for your interest.

      • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • cstrand
    Penganjur Peraduan
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Thank you to all of you who have entered, I'm very excited about some of these. Please concentrate on giving me multiple ideas for now rather than tweaking one. When you hit the right note, I'll give feedback for fine tuning. Also, please be patient as going back and forth from all of the sound links is very cumbersome and I want to handle each one the best I can. If you find yourself waiting on feedback, please use that time to review the brief and get some more ideas out. I promise to go over every entry, it just takes a bit the way this is set up. Please don't take down any sounds if I provide feedback as they will help for reference. Just add the new ones. Please feel to post general questions here, I'll help everyone the best I can. Thank you and good luck!

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • kooong
    kooong
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Hi, the link to the three sounds are in the entry description. I hope you like them.

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  • artflaw
    artflaw
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Links to private SoundCould Sets are in the comments of my submission. Thanks.

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  • daltonblackwell
    daltonblackwell
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    I sent you the sounds, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
    1. cstrand
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      I did enjoy them, please check feedback.

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  • Brandingdon
    Brandingdon
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Tones submitted via Soundcloud.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu

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