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Sound Designer Status Changes

We are always trying to improve our process for our community. One of our goals is to invite less people to productions, so that the people who do take part have a greater chance of winning. We also want to reward the most active members of the Audiodraft community. We thought long and hard on how to solve these two problems as they have been causing some trouble on productions. Here’s the backstory. It is an all too common occurrence for us to invite a sound designer to a contest, they confirm participation and then we never hear back from […] Read more »

How to get invited to more productions

Do you feel like you are not selling enough music on Audiodraft or perhaps you are not getting as many invites to private project as you once were? If so, read on to find a potential reason for this drop in work. Audiodraft uses a system of tags to organise our instant tracks library and sort our talent into their areas of speciality. Tags come in four flavours; Genre, mood, instruments and sounds like. When you upload a track to Audiodraft, these tags are stored in our database. When a client approaches with a new brief, we use these tags […] Read more »

Agency Studio Productions For Composers & Sound Designers

To perfect our way of closing deals, we’ve made some tweaks on the Agency Studio platforms. Agency Studios are pro-accounts for our clients to access our top tier talent. We have made a few improvements on the Agency Studio productions to make sure we are providing efficient tools to pitch for the briefs we are lucky to receive from advertising agencies and production companies around the globe. In sound designers’ and composers’ perspective, here’s what’s new: 1) Delivery Time Now, Agency Studios have a clearer yet more dynamic way of posting a deadline. If the production needs more iteration after […] Read more »

Tutorial: How to participate in a contest?

This tutorial contains detailed information for everyone who is interested in participating in Audiodraft sound design contests. NOTE! Before submitting your first entry you must be registered to Audiodraft with verified email address and your contact information has to filled on your “Settings” page as well. You’re able upload entries right after these procedures are finished. 1. Design your entry Read the design brief carefully first and study all reference videos and files (if available) related to the contest. You can find all information about the contest (instructions, links, videos, downloadable content) by clicking the “Brief” tab on the contest […] Read more »

Sound Designer Spotlight: VAS_SD

Hello Valerio! How are you, what have you been doing lately? Hi to AudioDraft! I’m fine and definitely quite busy (fortunately!). A lot of things happened since the winning of the contest and besides a few ups and downs everything went great! You won Nokia Tune Remake contest 6 months ago. After that your tune got a huge amount of attention over the globe. Would you tell something about that hype, highlights etc.? Well… after getting the call at 8.30 am by the Nokia Sound Design department 6 months ago, I got definitely quite an attention! Apparently national newspaper and […] Read more »

Success Stories: Game music for Grand Cru

Harri Granholm, Creative Director & Co-Founder of game company Grand Cru, tells us about their experiences AudioDraft contest. Grand Cru’s A superhero MMO game needs a catchy title theme sound design contest collected almost 250 entries and finally the company decided to award three additional winners. Hi Harri! The Supernauts will be Grand Cru’s first game. Can you first tell us a little bit about the history of Grand Cru and The Supernauts? Well, The Cru is a strike force of old Finnish mobile game veterans from Mr.Goodliving combined with virtual world development experience from Sulake with some fresh blood […] Read more »

Video synchronization is finally here!

As you’ve probably already noticed, AudioDraft has been testing a video player feature which is making your audio acquisition even easier! AudioDraft video synchronization is a solution when you want the audio to be a perfect match for your video clip. Using the video player is easy from a contest holder’s point of view: Just set up a contest on AudioDraft, upload your video clip to our service, launch the contest and evaluate all tracks in the contest automatically synchronized with your video. See an example how the video player works from a custom contest by Pro Sound Effects. (Video […] Read more »

Tutorial: How to manage a sound design contest?

This tutorial contains detailed information for everyone who is interested about arranging and managing contests on AudioDraft. AudioDraft’s contest managing process can be separated to three smaller steps: Listen and give feedback -> Modify the brief if necessary -> Pick the winner and receive the files Step 1: Listen and give feedback After you have launched your AudioDraft contest the sound designers will start working on their music to match your design brief. It can take a while before you get first entries to your contest, so be patient. It’s important to be active and guide the sound designers with […] Read more »

Success Stories: Game music for Kuuasema

Ari Nykänen, the creative director at Kuuasema, tells us a little bit how they used AudioDraft to crowdsource the main theme of Supersonic. Supersonic is a fast paced tunnel ride game for iPhone, iPad, Android and WebOS devices that was released few months ago. Hi Ari, congratulations for releasing the game! Supersonic is Kuuasema’s first indie game in many years. Can you first tell us a little bit about how the game was born? We’ve been creating games for publishers since 2004 and we felt it was the time to create and publish a game of our own. Janne Piekkola, […] Read more »

First customised Audiodraft contest online!

We’re very happy to announce our first customised contest which is held for Nelonen Media. Nelonen Media is one of the biggest content providers on television, radio, online and mobile devices in Finland. Right now we’re looking for an audio identity package for their brand and the winner will be rewarded by a prize of $2,400. The deadline for entries is on 28th of July. You can find more information and a brief about this contest from here: http://nelonenmedia.audiodraft.com/ In the future AudioDraft will be hosting this kind of contests for many different brands. Besides of getting a new music […] Read more »