I submitted a video to Nili Brosh’s melody writing contest, which allows players to write their own melody to a short piece of her tune, “A Matter of Perception,” and video tape yourself playing it to the backing track, then upload it to Youtube and send the link. The judges for the contest will be Nili Brosh, Greg Howe, Jason Becker, and Marco Sfogli, which was more than enough motivation for me to want to enter the contest!
I recorded the audio in Digital Performer, and played the NS clean, then added plugins to the three sections. The version I submitted was the best out of nearly 30 takes, and 2nd to last of the bunch. I don’t think it’s flawless, and know there are are few flubs, which give the piece a more “real human playing” element. I’ll be happy if the judges give it a few spins. 🙂