Kall of Kukay

Résumé du concours

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
    • il y a 4 ans

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

    • il y a 4 ans
  • cstrand
    Détenteur du concours
    • il y a 4 ans

    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!

    • il y a 4 ans
  • Horobi
    Horobi
    • il y a 4 ans

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

    Paul

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. cstrand
      Détenteur du concours
      • il y a 4 ans

      feedback added

      • il y a 4 ans
  • MIstahYebba
    MIstahYebba
    • il y a 4 ans

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

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. cstrand
      Détenteur du concours
      • il y a 4 ans

      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.

      • il y a 4 ans
    2. MIstahYebba
      MIstahYebba
      • il y a 4 ans

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

      • il y a 4 ans
  • EFrad
    EFrad
    • il y a 4 ans

    It is #45 :)

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. cstrand
      Détenteur du concours
      • il y a 4 ans

      Feedback provided, thank you for entering EFrad!

      • il y a 4 ans
  • PlasmaState
    PlasmaState
    • il y a 4 ans

    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

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. cstrand
      Détenteur du concours
      • il y a 4 ans

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

      • il y a 4 ans
    2. PlasmaState
      PlasmaState
      • il y a 4 ans

      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.

      • il y a 4 ans
  • vampyfree
    vampyfree
    • il y a 4 ans

    new sounds added....

    • il y a 4 ans
  • EFrad
    EFrad
    • il y a 4 ans

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

    • il y a 4 ans
  • LeonidasM
    LeonidasM
    • il y a 4 ans

    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. :)

    • il y a 4 ans
  • AnotherEnigma
    AnotherEnigma
    • il y a 4 ans

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

    • il y a 4 ans
  • JessBMcCoy
    JessBMcCoy
    • il y a 4 ans

    Updated from the last version, and also included all previous versions in the zip file. Sent you the link in a comment on my submission. :)

    • il y a 4 ans
  • cstrand
    Détenteur du concours
    • il y a 4 ans

    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!

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. vampyfree
      vampyfree
      • il y a 4 ans

      done :)

      • il y a 4 ans
  • bombfactory
    bombfactory
    • il y a 4 ans

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

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. cstrand
      Détenteur du concours
      • il y a 4 ans

      I am reviewing them now.

      • il y a 4 ans
    2. bombfactory
      bombfactory
      • il y a 4 ans

      revised version has been sent.

      • il y a 4 ans
  • Vlzmusic
    Vlzmusic
    • il y a 4 ans

    First entry submitted.

    • il y a 4 ans
  • theogoodman
    theogoodman
    • il y a 4 ans

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

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. theogoodman
      theogoodman
      • il y a 4 ans

      ok should work now. Thanks

      • il y a 4 ans
    2. cstrand
      Détenteur du concours
      • il y a 4 ans

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

      • il y a 4 ans
  • Brandingdon
    Brandingdon
    • il y a 4 ans

    Did you check my new version?

    • il y a 4 ans
  • MIstahYebba
    MIstahYebba
    • il y a 4 ans

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

    • il y a 4 ans
  • JessBMcCoy
    JessBMcCoy
    • il y a 4 ans

    Left a message on my entry with the updated version. Looking forward to your feedback, and good luck with your app!

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. cstrand
      Détenteur du concours
      • il y a 4 ans

      I'm critiquing it right now, it's much closer!

      • il y a 4 ans
    2. JessBMcCoy
      JessBMcCoy
      • il y a 4 ans

      Glad to hear it! :) Message me with details of anything you'd like me to fix/tweak, and I'll get right on it.

      • il y a 4 ans
  • cstrand
    Détenteur du concours
    • il y a 4 ans

    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.

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. JessBMcCoy
      JessBMcCoy
      • il y a 4 ans

      This description really helped! :o

      • il y a 4 ans
    2. cstrand
      Détenteur du concours
      • il y a 4 ans

      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!

      • il y a 4 ans
  • joshuakopecek
    joshuakopecek
    • il y a 4 ans

    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!

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. cstrand
      Détenteur du concours
      • il y a 4 ans

      Thank you! I'm looking now.

      • il y a 4 ans
  • federicoucha
    federicoucha
    • il y a 4 ans

    Check my sound!

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. federicoucha
      federicoucha
      • il y a 4 ans

      I sent the sounds!!

      • il y a 4 ans
    2. cstrand
      Détenteur du concours
      • il y a 4 ans

      reviewing them now

      • il y a 4 ans
  • Brandingdon
    Brandingdon
    • il y a 4 ans

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

    • il y a 4 ans
  • LeonidasM
    LeonidasM
    • il y a 4 ans

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

    • il y a 4 ans
  • JessBMcCoy
    JessBMcCoy
    • il y a 4 ans

    For anybody who needs to link their sounds easier and doesn't want to use their Soundcloud, consider using Dropbox. :)

    • il y a 4 ans
  • artflaw
    artflaw
    • il y a 4 ans

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

    • il y a 4 ans
  • Horobi
    Horobi
    • il y a 4 ans

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

    • il y a 4 ans
  • vampyfree
    vampyfree
    • il y a 4 ans

    check check #19 :?

    • il y a 4 ans
  • multithinker60
    multithinker60
    • il y a 4 ans

    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.

    • il y a 4 ans
  • multithinker60
    multithinker60
    • il y a 4 ans

    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.

    • il y a 4 ans
  • cstrand
    Détenteur du concours
    • il y a 4 ans

    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!

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. multithinker60
      multithinker60
      • il y a 4 ans

      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

      • il y a 4 ans
    2. cstrand
      Détenteur du concours
      • il y a 4 ans

      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.

      • il y a 4 ans

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