As you may notice, on our homepage, the miniBB compiling tool is provided with the keyboard picture identifying a synth. Compiler is really a toy, and miniBB sometimes is a game for me. The same I would tell about music, which takes a special place in my life. Programming miniBB means almost the same process as composing music.
As many of you may be heard, the Nokia has launched their contest to remake a classic Nokia Tune. The winner will be awarded with the prize of the $10,000
, and there will be five extra prizes of $1,000.
I bet no one of you wouldn't deny to take $10 K on board just because of making a new ringtone, the same about me. Specially because I'm using Nokia phone on my own and considering this company's phones the best on this planet. While developing miniBB's mobile version, we have tested it on the Nokia phone as well, and designed many elements to be nice-shown on Nokia's screen. Yes, I know, iPhone could be better by design; but Nokia just works for years. The same as all products I prefer and I try to create.
When I first read about this contest, in the same day I've heard the new "remade" composition in my head, and in the next day tried to arrange it in the best possible way I can. Yet another two weeks went to the polishing the sound of this version; and during this process I've composed the audio "joke"
, which I liked even more than the first track; unfortunately, I think, it would cross with too many copyright questions and would never be a winner. But it's fun.
The primary version, "Barrel Organ Cave
", is not just about an arrangement of the classic tune, like the most current submissions. While working it out, I've tried to imagine how it would sound played few times per day, and in general, played in a mobile phone; and how it would to remind a call, a Nokia tune, being heard from the pocket, and following hi-end sound at once. It's rare to find all of this at once in the currently submitted entries.
I've tested it on the few mobile devices, and I could consider it brings what I like: it's not a boring ringtone. A ringtone, which is possible to decipher for a long time, a modern polyphonic sound, which fills in the space, a little avant-garde
yet melodically driven. Most probably these 20 seconds absorb everything I would like to hear personally in a "fresh Nokia tune", and they really will turn your mobile into a little barrel organ, while somebody is calling you :)
But finally, it more depends on judges, what they mean under "finding a fresh version" and "a truly new and unique version". The tune should be fresh, expressive, original, creative yet distinctively a Nokia Tune
- mmm, could we consider those submitted entries as "fresh"? What could be called "truly new and unique" in our era? I doubt I know it. But I hoped to achieve it in my sound.
Actually, I'm participating just for pleasure, to see what could happen what could not :) I think, winning the Nokia tune contest would be enough of honor to make all the currently paid add-ons for miniBB free
, for all times, for everybody. Oh well. Dreams are dangerous :)
Please take 30 seconds of the contest time and listen and rate my works at AudioDraft page
The contest is taking fun, sort out by the currently winning entries and you will see people are trying to out-beat Nokia judges, and the judges set the ratings, so you may also sort out by the ratings.
Less than 10 days are left before the contest closed, so hurry up to complete the most legendary click in your life. Now after almost 3 weeks of the same sound rotating in my ears, I would like to continue the work on the newest miniBB release, being calm and silent :)
Feel free to spread your opinions on my ringtones for Nokia in this thread.
Thank you all in advance!