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Ryder1234
02-26-2011, 10:56 PM
Ya it's time, lets see what we get this time. Carson, are you up for running it again? Deadline is... April 1st
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Info: (even though you probably know the process by now)


What is it?
A collection of mp3's performed by members of the forum. Basically a .zip/.rar file that people can download & listen to.

How many tracks?
Around 15.

What are the qualifications?

Um, must be member of the forum, preferably posts in not just this forum. Does not have to be a band.. Instrumental is okay, too.

Let's just say that as long as it doesn't literally hurt my ears to listen to it, I'll okay it. Oh and as much as I love Pay The Man, 13-minute tracks rarely work so the track should be within considerable limits.

Doesn't have to be a new track, you could have recorded it in 2006 as long as it's by you/your band.

I would love if it was more original songs than covers but I guess covers are okay, too. Let's say you have an okay original song and a kickass cover; please submit the okay original song. The idea is to get your voice heard! :]

I can't play an instrument or sing but want to participate, can I?

Sure! I don't have Photoshop or PSP so it would be totally kickass if somebody with l33t photoshop skillz could make an album cover/track listing to the album!

Another idea is for somebody to record a spoken word intro ala Americana or Ixnay or Smash. Hey, if it worked for the Offspring, it can work for us!

How do I submit a track?

Upload an mp3 on yousendit.com/sendspace.com/megaupload.com or something similar, PM Homer with the link, track name & your band name/artist name - otherwise I'll just credit your username on the forums as the artist.


Any deadlines?

Try to get them in by April 1st ..unless you guys feel that's way too early. Again I remind you it doesn't have to be a newly made track.

When all tracks are submitted, I'll listen to them and form a preferred order of listening (which may or may not suck) and pack them in a .rar/.zip and upload. :]

Anything else?

- Largely depends on the number of submissions but for now: 2 songs per artist/band, and I'll probably pick one of those.. Or send just one song if you feel confident enough in it.

- Genre can be anything but I would ask you to submit an approachable track; an 8 minute noise track might be the best thing you've ever done but will the others get into it?

Ryder1234
02-26-2011, 10:59 PM
I haven't been making anything lately, I hope I can finally finish something now.

I need to buy a new mic and some other things first too.

Static_Martyr
02-27-2011, 12:38 AM
I'm sure I'll be able to contribute. I've actually just started working on a new EP, so this is good timing :)

ThunderPX
02-27-2011, 05:02 AM
Nice timing, I just fixed my recording PC. :D

randman21
02-27-2011, 05:04 AM
You best believe I'm gonna be all up in this shit this time. A two Mixtape hiatus is long enough. I've been writing like crazy, but I haven't been able to consistently finish songs for two years. This could be my motivatorrrr.

ad8
02-27-2011, 08:39 AM
You best believe I'm gonna be all up in this shit this time. A two Mixtape hiatus is long enough. I've been writing like crazy, but I haven't been able to consistently finish songs for two years. This could be my motivatorrrr.

Hell yes! Not sure about a Ricetigers entry this time, but I could try to get something finished by April first. Nice to see the SRIs back in it, though.

dff_punk
02-27-2011, 01:54 PM
I am gonna push and push the boys from my band so we finally record something in good quality! We just need to finally be on here...

Homer
02-27-2011, 11:22 PM
ALSO REALLY IMPORTANT

Send me your songs in MP3 format at a bitrate of 320kbps (if possible), because MP3's work on any system.

Also send me the lyrics to the song along with your submission.

mrconeman
02-28-2011, 01:14 AM
I'll be submitting again this time, I'm currently recording a piece, it should be done after one or two more sessions. (Which given everything I have to do these days, could take weeks to find the time to have those sessions)

But I'll make the deadline for sure.

T-6005
03-08-2011, 06:27 PM
I'll be submitting.

coke_a_holic
03-09-2011, 12:21 PM
Yep, this will happen.

mrconeman
03-10-2011, 07:22 AM
We should have some kind of a contractual agreement wherein if you send your song in, you have to provide a good song by song review, when the final mixtape is released.

mspunk13
03-10-2011, 08:02 AM
I hope I'll be submitting this time.

mrconeman makes a good point. Yeah and the reviews should be thorough.

Maybe we should set a deadline for releasing the mixtape (Carson?) :p jk

Homer
03-10-2011, 09:13 PM
Maybe we should set a deadline for releasing the mixtape (Carson?) :p jk

EFF

Well, luckily for everyone, I'll be finished with school by then, but... I am going on a trip on the 8th...

Ryder1234
03-11-2011, 09:25 PM
We should have some kind of a contractual agreement wherein if you send your song in, you have to provide a good song by song review, when the final mixtape is released.

Ya, I definitely agree with this. It kinda sucked last time around how there was so much hype, but barely any response.

mrconeman
03-12-2011, 05:57 AM
It's always pissed me off. The entire inspiration behind these mixtapes is for *everyone* to hear *everyone* not for *everyone* to hear *you*.

Every time I've submitted I've done an in depth mixtape review, track by track. Not because I felt the need, but because you fucking should. It's the point of the mixtape. I wanted to take part because its a great idea, and I wanted to hear all of the music. Some people have contributed every time, and not done a single review, it's an excercise of self promotion and ego inflation, rather than musical interest.

Anyway, I got done recording all the instruments to my track yesterday :D! I just have to work on the drums a little bit, then do a full mix/master on the entire track, and she'll be ready to go.

T-6005
03-12-2011, 09:23 PM
I generally do a review. I can't see why I would stop.

Llamas
03-13-2011, 09:03 AM
It's always pissed me off. The entire inspiration behind these mixtapes is for *everyone* to hear *everyone* not for *everyone* to hear *you*.

Every time I've submitted I've done an in depth mixtape review, track by track. Not because I felt the need, but because you fucking should. It's the point of the mixtape. I wanted to take part because its a great idea, and I wanted to hear all of the music. Some people have contributed every time, and not done a single review, it's an excercise of self promotion and ego inflation, rather than musical interest.

Anyway, I got done recording all the instruments to my track yesterday :D! I just have to work on the drums a little bit, then do a full mix/master on the entire track, and she'll be ready to go.

This. So much. I've always done reviews, because that's just kind of etiquette about these things. The people who don't do a detailed review have always pissed me off. It's so selfish and like you said, self-promoting and ego inflating. There should be some sort of obligation attached.

Homer
03-15-2011, 10:21 PM
I forgot to do reviews!

Static_Martyr
03-27-2011, 05:55 AM
Is the due date for this still April 1st?

Ryder1234
03-28-2011, 04:25 PM
We should probably push it back. No one looks very close to finishing.

T-6005
03-28-2011, 05:07 PM
Probably a good idea. I mean, I'm done but haven't submitted yet. But if no one else is ready may as well move it back.

Static_Martyr
03-28-2011, 05:18 PM
Mine is ready now, I just have to add one thing really quick. I was just wondering because I wasn't near a calendar and I thought I only had one or two days to finish it. So if you do delay it, there's no need to do so on my behalf :D

Ryder1234
03-29-2011, 03:44 PM
March went by so fast, I didn't realize how close we were getting to the deadline. I have a general idea of how my song will sound but I'm just trying to organize it all right now, still got some lyrics and most of the instrumentation to write though.

I should be able to push and get it done within the week, I know that Homer and ad8 need some more time too, so we'll see how it goes in the next week.

mrconeman
03-29-2011, 04:42 PM
Urgh. I have a rough version of my song. Like all the instruments are laid down, and it doesn't sound half bad, but I really want to take it into a studio to get it mixed and mastered professionally, and maybe get another session in my brothers house to fix the drums and keyboards, but getting a hold of him is fucking impossible. You have to book the man a year in advance.

Anyway, generally speaking, it's there, and it's done, it's just rough around the edges, and I don't know when I can get it polished up. I don't know if I want to release it for this as it is. :/

Homer
03-29-2011, 10:50 PM
Well, I leave for a trip on the 8th, so...

If everyone submits their songs to me before the 8th, I can get it out before the trip. Otherwise, it'll have to wait until the end of April.

coke_a_holic
03-29-2011, 11:18 PM
Well, shit.

SåS
03-30-2011, 05:18 AM
Lost In Verona are keen :)

ad8
04-02-2011, 04:35 AM
Submission complete :)

Static_Martyr
04-02-2011, 06:24 AM
Mine's finished, I gotta submit it today.

SåS
04-02-2011, 10:54 PM
Submission also complete :)

coke_a_holic
04-02-2011, 10:56 PM
Submittered.

randman21
04-03-2011, 02:27 AM
I haven't had internet for weeks, but I'm elated that I haven't missed the deadline. This means I don't have to record in my car right now (5:30 am)!

Static_Martyr
04-03-2011, 05:12 AM
Submitted :D

T-6005
04-03-2011, 09:18 PM
I always like to submit two songs. I've got the first one finished, but I think the second might have to wait until Thursday the seventh since that's my next day off.

mrconeman
04-04-2011, 04:28 AM
I've made a little progress on getting some time to finish my track at least. My brother said he'd help me work on it sometime during next week, so I guess if the deadline is still open by then I'll submit the track I want to submit.

If the deadline day comes and it isn't ready though I guess I can submit a song from my old band.

Homer
04-04-2011, 10:21 AM
Well, since I'm going to be extremely busy, this week, due to having recordings lost for my band's album...

The new deadline is now April 20!!!

Also, it's because I've only received 3 submissions.

Static_Martyr
04-04-2011, 01:47 PM
Also, it's because I've only received 3 submissions.

Weird, because by my count, at least 4 people have submitted :o Did you get mine?

-Ad8
-SåS
-coke_a_holic
-Static_Martyr (mahself)

Homer
04-04-2011, 02:01 PM
Weird, because by my count, at least 4 people have submitted :o Did you get mine?

-Ad8
-SåS
-coke_a_holic
-Static_Martyr (mahself)

Well, shit. I guess you're right!

I actually miscounted because ad8 actually sent his in an email and not a PM.

randman21
04-05-2011, 05:01 PM
Also, it's because I've only received 3 submissions.
HAHAHA. Particularly shameful. I can say that now because the total number is now five. :D

Homer
04-19-2011, 10:12 AM
Alright, so... no new submissions as of late.

ad8
04-19-2011, 12:28 PM
Alright, so... no new submissions as of late.

Dammit, forums... april fools is over! :(

Ryder1234
04-19-2011, 02:50 PM
Well, I've got the start to like 5 or 6 songs... but nothing past that. Must...finish...naooooo

T-6005
04-22-2011, 12:04 PM
I'd much appreciate an extension. After Easter would be best.

Ryder1234
04-22-2011, 11:06 PM
Yeah that'd be good

I've got something going now so I think I'll make that

Homer
04-24-2011, 01:33 PM
But I've already extended it by 20 days!

Well, whatever. I guess the due date is indefinitely extended until I feel like I've got enough submissions.

Static_Martyr
04-25-2011, 04:31 AM
I guess it's a race again....:D Will I be able to record my new EP before the mixtape comes out?

This is fun, actually. As I recall, I tried that once before with one of the earlier mixtapes~ I don't remember if I beat it, though.

T-6005
04-30-2011, 12:23 AM
I'm almost done. I'm really sorry for the delay, guys, but I refused to submit anything until I was absolutely done and the song I'm working up on finishing has some vocal parts that are way more... subtle... than anything I've needed to do before. And since I blow at vocals that is taking days and days.

SåS
05-02-2011, 01:14 AM
Is it okay to submit 2 songs by my band?

ad8
05-02-2011, 08:54 AM
Is it okay to submit 2 songs by my band?

Well there is a one song limit for each artist but it might be a little more interesting for you if you submit two because then you dont know which song will be on the mixtape.

Static_Martyr
05-02-2011, 01:55 PM
Well there is a one song limit for each artist but it might be a little more interesting for you if you submit two because then you dont know which song will be on the mixtape.

Not always. Sometimes if there aren't enough submissions they'll do a repeat. I've had two on at least one album before (Generator acoustic and Rehab Is For Dopesick Lovers).

T-6005
05-02-2011, 03:53 PM
I usually submit two, and because the songs are generally stylistically different both will be included.

EDIT - At least I've finally submitted.

Ryder1234
05-02-2011, 11:56 PM
I'm still working on mine, but I'm closer than I was before. I have about 5 or 6 songs that I'm kinda working on at the same time, so progress is a little slow. I'm just waiting until one's done and I'll submit.

SåS
05-03-2011, 05:14 AM
Hahaha alright, if I can be bothered to upload I'll do that then..

Homer
05-04-2011, 12:00 AM
Yeah, two submissions is fine.

If I feel that the two differ in style, then I'll put in both. If not, then I just choose one. Most people usually submit more than one.

SåS
05-04-2011, 01:42 AM
Oh okay cool, yeah they do differ in style, the first submission is old, but the one im yet to upload is of our new EP released like a week ago.

mrconeman
05-08-2011, 09:27 AM
Okay so my track is FINALLY finished, and my pc breaks. Awesome. I'm on my PS3 right now, but as soon as I can get you the track, I will

Ryder1234
05-08-2011, 09:46 AM
I've pretty much got my song done (half in my head, half recorded). I'm hoping to finish it up later today, if not today then it'll be done tomorrow or the next day depending on how long the final touches and mixing take, because I just have the rough song idea in my head right now and I might change it up a bit.

Ryder1234
05-09-2011, 09:30 PM
...and my song is in. The intro sounds a bit like a re-hashed version of Dominoes' (my last mixtape song) intro, but I think it's different enough, I'll leave that up to you guys to decide!

I had a bit of trouble with mixing it, it`s a little muddy in spots but not too bad. I can`t seem to be able to mix distorted guitars well.

T-6005
05-09-2011, 09:48 PM
Sounds like we're almost there. What are we up to now?

ThunderPX
05-10-2011, 03:28 PM
Just submitted my song.

mrconeman
05-12-2011, 12:42 PM
Track is finally submitted :)

SåS
05-13-2011, 02:19 AM
I am actually really excited for this!

T-6005
05-14-2011, 09:42 PM
I am too, I have to say. It seems like we put sort of an unprecedented amount of time into the BBS Mixtape songs, and despite driving Homer crazy I think it'll be good when it comes out.

Ryder1234
05-18-2011, 02:06 PM
We gotta have enough songs now... can't we just put it outtttttt I really wanna hear this haha

Static_Martyr
05-18-2011, 02:27 PM
Oh come now, barely anyone was ready by the original deadline, we can't expect Homer to suddenly be ready now that everything's submitted....let the man be! He'll get to it when he gets to it :cool:

But honestly, I am pretty interested to see what it'll sound like. Homer, did you get my remixed track that I sent you? It's *way* better quality than the original one.

Homer
05-18-2011, 04:39 PM
I got everything that everyone sent me.

The problem is, though, that I've started my spring film course, and it's pretty intensive. Which is why the original deadline was so convenient. At this point, I'll just put it out whenever the hell I feel like it.

randman21
06-06-2011, 05:58 PM
Aaaaand what have we learned, folks?

mrconeman
06-06-2011, 06:07 PM
Homer likes to throw his toys out of the pram?

I'm just kidding, this is our own fault :)

ad8
06-07-2011, 03:08 AM
Deadlines aren't deadlines for no reason ;)
But really, I would rather have a more complete mixtape out 2 months later than have an unfinished one out by the time it was first announced to be out.

Llamas
06-07-2011, 04:07 AM
lolz wasn't the deadline like 2 months ago? I haven't been following the thread, but I just realized... this hasn't been released yet?? wtf you guys.

Ryder1234
06-07-2011, 11:22 AM
Deadlines aren't deadlines for no reason ;)
But really, I would rather have a more complete mixtape out 2 months later than have an unfinished one out by the time it was first announced to be out.

We should start announcing these like 3 months after the last one goes out from now on... we might be on time for the bi-yearly release dates haha :p

Homer
06-08-2011, 12:13 AM
lolz wasn't the deadline like 2 months ago? I haven't been following the thread, but I just realized... this hasn't been released yet?? wtf you guys.

You should probably follow the thread!

T-6005
06-10-2011, 10:33 PM
Just fucking release a .rar file already. Or just send me the files and I'll balance and send them.

mrconeman
06-11-2011, 06:45 AM
^ second. 10characters

mrconeman
06-23-2011, 04:52 AM
Who else thinks Homer should man up and release this already? Or send it to someone else to release?

Or all participants send their contribution to someone else to release it.

personal_loans_1
06-23-2011, 08:08 AM
Although I do not take part in it, I've heard one song already, ha! I'm curious about the others, so, I agree with mrconeman.

Ryder1234
06-23-2011, 05:12 PM
Yeah, it can't take more than a few minutes to throw it together. Plus, seeing the thread bumped every few weeks and not finding the mixtape in it every time kinda sucks.

Static_Martyr
06-23-2011, 05:46 PM
Maybe next time we'll all learn our lesson....GET YER FRIGGIN SUBMISSIONS IN ON TIME PEEPLE!!

:D

But seriously...I actually forgot we were still waiting on this :o I've already finished a whole 9-song EP, plus a third of a new 10+-song album, in the time it's taken for this to come out! Wow.

Homer
06-27-2011, 02:25 AM
I'm finished school on the 30th.

ad8
07-02-2011, 01:30 PM
Ahhhh ANTICIPATION!!!

Ryder1234
07-02-2011, 09:18 PM
OH MAN OH MAN

oh maaaaaaaan

Ryder1234
07-05-2011, 09:22 PM
So do we start working on the next mixtape right away at this point? It's been almost that long now haha

ad8
07-06-2011, 04:47 AM
Offspring.com BBS Mixtape - coming fall 2012!!!

randman21
07-06-2011, 09:06 AM
I've been thinking about it a lot and this is what I've come up with: First of all, everyone start working on your submissions now (some of us have been done for three months now!), and then in another three months, we announce the next Mixtape.

We either give it a deadline again (:rolleyes:), or go for a magic number of submissions. Say, ten, for example. When we get that number, we wait another month for some last minute people to get theirs in, and then release it on that day, no delays after that. It's not a perfect system, but I'd like to see how it works. Or any ideas you guys might have.

Static_Martyr
07-06-2011, 08:00 PM
Irrelevant but interesting....things that have happened since the mixtape's deadline arrived:

-I recorded a full 9-song EP from scratch (my mixtape song was on there BTW)
-I recorded another 3-song EP later that week
-I'm 1/3 through with another full album

I am greatly amused by how much I've had time to do in the time it's taken this mixtape to come out :p

T-6005
07-06-2011, 09:30 PM
I actually have started writing three or four song concepts, but haven't recorded any in the time it's taken for this mixtape to come out.

Even my regular writing has slowed down a lot.

ad8
07-07-2011, 01:39 AM
I've been thinking about it a lot and this is what I've come up with: First of all, everyone start working on your submissions now (some of us have been done for three months now!), and then in another three months, we announce the next Mixtape.

We either give it a deadline again (:rolleyes:), or go for a magic number of submissions. Say, ten, for example. When we get that number, we wait another month for some last minute people to get theirs in, and then release it on that day, no delays after that. It's not a perfect system, but I'd like to see how it works. Or any ideas you guys might have.

I think we don't really need to change anything except for taking the deadline serious. If everybody had submitted on time we would have had the mixtape released months ago so I think next time we should just submit our songs on time. The magic number thing is a good idea in case people still don't submit before the deadline and we have too few songs to release a worthy mixtape.

Ryder1234
07-09-2011, 08:54 AM
Ahhh you should upload this. Right now

Go! Run!

Llamas
07-09-2011, 10:01 AM
MY INSTRUMENTS ARE GETTING SHIPPED TO ME SOON.

I've chosen to get rid of my keyboard, electric guitar and mandolin because the keyboard is like 30 years old and broken, the electric guitar was super cheap and doesn't tune, and the mandolin was cheap and is broken... none of them are worth paying for shipping costs, and I hope to replace them at some point. Also, my trumpet, trombone, flute and clarinet aren't being shipped at this time.

However. In a few weeks, I should have both of my saxes and my acoustic guitar!! And why is this relevant to this thread, you ask?

Because I'll probably be able to write and record a song for this mixtape by the time it comes out ;)

Excuse me while I try to contain my excitement about music re-entering my life :) :) :)

Static_Martyr
07-09-2011, 12:07 PM
Because I'll probably be able to write and record a song for this mixtape by the time it comes out

This is how you know I'm an ass, because as I was reading your post I was getting ready to make this exact same joke :D

Seriously. If the next mixtape wasn't already only three-ish months away, I'd swap my mixtape song off this one for this much, much better one that I finished recently.

mrconeman
07-14-2011, 04:50 AM
Alright, Homer has officially thrown his toys out of the pram.

Is anyone else willing to take the submissions and finally release this thing?

Static_Martyr
07-14-2011, 04:58 AM
Alright, Homer has officially thrown his toys out of the pram.

Is anyone else willing to take the submissions and finally release this thing?

Are you being facetious or serious?

In any case, if Homer really did say he's not going to do it....I mean, I could do it. I've already heard several of the songs anyway :p

But if we're gonna send songs to someone else, I think we should probably agree on who that is first (otherwise we'll wind up with 3 or 4 different people who each have 2 or 3 different submissions).

T-6005
07-14-2011, 09:56 AM
Homer told me - maybe a week or ten days ago - that he was going to start working on it. So I don't know.

randman21
07-14-2011, 12:22 PM
I was going to say that everyone could send their submissions to me, but I'd much rather like to hear the Mixtape as a whole, once it's released. But for the next go-round, I'd like to be the Keeper.

If we do send them to a new person, I hope everyone does. 'Cause there's like five people who seem to be up to date on what's going on.

Free?
07-14-2011, 01:04 PM
Alright, Homer has officially thrown his toys out of the pram.

Is anyone else willing to take the submissions and finally release this thing?

Really. Any volunteer?

mrconeman
07-14-2011, 02:25 PM
Are you being facetious or serious?


A little bit of both, I'm kidding when I say he threw his toys out of the pram, because I don't know what he's up to, but I'm serious in that his excuse for avoiding what can't be any more than half an hours work (arranging, uploading, writing a foreword, and releasing) was piss poor, and it's gone on way too long to be valid anyway, it really does seem like it's just out of spite because we took too long to finish the tracks. Also in that if anyone else is willing to do this, it could be released like, today.
The only difficulty is remembering everyone that submitted, because I'm sure theres less active members on there too.

Hell, even if Homer wants to send the tracks to someone else to do the arranging and uploading.
Also: Free? Yeah, I guess anyone that wants to do it, within reason.

Static_Martyr
07-14-2011, 02:54 PM
Well, like I said, if we need somebody to do it then I can do it :D

mrconeman
07-14-2011, 04:22 PM
Well, I'm all for it.

randman21
07-14-2011, 04:38 PM
Sent !

mrconeman
07-14-2011, 05:00 PM
Also sent. Seriously guys, lets everyone follow suit and get this thing done.

Homer
07-14-2011, 05:21 PM
Calm down; I'm working on it.

It's not simply just 'arranging and releasing it'. I'm doing some other work on it, like last time, that went pretty unnoticed.

Point being: I was verrrrrryyyyy busy after the original deadline and literally did not want to spend any time working on it. I'm working on it, now, even though I've still been extremely busy. Today is a day off for me, but instead of working on my website, working on my own album, or filming; I'll be working on this thing.

mrconeman
07-14-2011, 06:01 PM
Fair enough, fair enough. A little communication of that earlier would have helped the issue I'm sure, however I maintain that...


I was verrrrrryyyyy busy after the original deadline and literally did not want to spend any time working on it.
At which point it should have gone to someone else. I'm sure we all appreciate the effort you've put in/will put in, but everyone having to wait this long, so long in fact that I'm sure people have completely forgotten about it, is a little unfair because you're busy. I appreciate real life matters, and your own album taking priority, I would definitely do the same thing, which is why I didn't nominate myself to take care of the BBS mixtape.



It's not simply just 'arranging and releasing it'. I'm doing some other work on it, like last time, that went pretty unnoticed.
What then exactly are you doing? I was curious before because it had to be more than I thought. Surely everyone has their track finished to a standard they are happy with, and that's how it should be represented?

Homer
07-14-2011, 08:55 PM
It's done and I just posted it in General Chat.

Everyone please stop sending all of the hate mail.

mrconeman
07-15-2011, 04:31 AM
Awesome.
Now for God sake people, let's all actually download this thing and do decent track by track reviews to show we meant business.
p.s wouldn't it be cool to somehow manage to get the band to listen to this? I think Noodles would be up for it.