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Old 08-27-2014, 04:11 PM   #1
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Ladies and gentlemen, IDMf Beat Battles are officially back! I decided to make the battles bi-weekly for now, as suggested by some. So you have a sample pack, two weeks to make music out of it, and a few simple rules to follow...

RULES REMINDER

The Battle Host must provide a sound set to be used for the battle. All participants then have five days to make a tune using that sound set EXCLUSIVELY. Sounds can be anything, provided that the Battle Host has the right to distribute them. This basically means:
- sounds created and/or recorded by the Host
- samples or recordings under a Creative Commons "copyleft" license
- recordings in the public domain

No other sound sources may be used. This means, generally speaking, that drum samples and clean bass sounds will be welcome by most, but they are not required. If you want people to make music out of a 2-second white noise burst, more power to you.

The Battle Host must create THREE additional rules. These can be anything. Genre, time signature, number of tracks, you name it. Do your worst, and remember that limitations are usually good for the creative process, especially on a deadline.

Those additional rules may NOT simply override the general rules. That is, "you may use synthesizers" is not a valid rule. However, additional rules CAN contradict the general rules as long as they do add a requirement. So for example, "submissions must contain your own vocals", "you must use a sample from an old public domain movie of your choice" or even "you must include a wobble bass you created yourself" are okay. And yes, "you must include synthesizers" is a cop-out

Submissions must be posted in the battle thread in streamable form.

The winner is voted by the participants by posting in the battle thread. The Host does not enter the battle but does get to vote. In case of a draw, the Host has the final say. Votes open at midnight on the 11th day and close at midnight on the 13th. Let's make that GMT to keep it simple.

The winner then becomes the Host, and has until midnight on the 14th day to post a new thread with a new sound set and new rules.



IDMf Beat Battle 2.1 DEADLINES

Submissions will end at 23:59 GMT on tuesday, september 9th. Voting will then be open.
Voting will end at 23:59 GMT on thursday, september 11th.
The winner will have until 23:59 GMT on friday, september 12th to create a new post with a new challenge.

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IDMf Beat Battle 2.1 ADDITIONAL RULES

1. YOU MUST USE ALL THE SAMPLES IN THE SET
2. IN ADDITION, YOU MUST USE SOME KIND OF RHODES PIANO SOUND OR APPROXIMATION THEREOF
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is a free one if you don't have one handy
3. YOU MUST INCLUDE A TEMPO CHANGE (DOUBLE TIME/HALF TIME IS OKAY)

There you have it. A rather easy one to get things started. Get creative with it!




So, we used to have those weekly beat battles and they used to be fun, but it kind of petered out due to various issues, one being visibility. Hopefully this Community projects forum allows for more exposure.

THE RULES

The Battle Host must provide a sound set to be used for the battle. All participants then have five days to make a tune using that sound set EXCLUSIVELY. Sounds can be anything, provided that the Battle Host has the right to distribute them. This basically means:
- sounds created and/or recorded by the Host
- samples or recordings under a Creative Commons "copyleft" license
- recordings in the public domain

No other sound sources may be used. This means, generally speaking, that drum samples and clean bass sounds will be welcome by most, but they are not required. If you want people to make music out of a 2-second white noise burst, more power to you.

The Battle Host must create THREE additional rules. These can be anything. Genre, time signature, number of tracks, you name it. Do your worst, and remember that limitations are usually good for the creative process, especially on a deadline.

Those additional rules may NOT simply override the general rules. That is, "you may use synthesizers" is not a valid rule. However, additional rules CAN contradict the general rules as long as they do add a requirement. So for example, "submissions must contain your own vocals", "you must use a sample from an old public domain movie of your choice" or even "you must include a wobble bass you created yourself" are okay. And yes, "you must include synthesizers" is a cop-out

The winner is voted by the participants. The Host does not enter the battle but does get to vote. In case of a draw, the Host has the final say. Votes open at midnight on the fifth day and close at midnight on the sixth. Let's make that GMT to keep it simple.

The winner then becomes the Host, and has until midnight on the seventh day to post a new thread with a new sound set and new rules.


And that's pretty much it. If there is any interest I'll kick it off and post the first battle on friday. If you have any comments on how to improve the rules please do tell.

Last edited by lebeux; 08-29-2014 at 10:30 AM.. Reason: Thought I'd tidy this up a bit instead of having 2 threads about the same thing.

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Old 08-27-2014, 04:42 PM   #2
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Re: Weekly Beat Battle

This is cool. Yes, I'm in.

Just one questions: do participants 'officially' sign up, or is it just 'whoever wants, make something by set day'? Having members sign up makes it more 'official' and will help with the timing, but it may also make it seem restricted.

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Old 08-27-2014, 06:23 PM   #3
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Re: Weekly Beat Battle

It's open to everyone from the moment the soundset is posted. Whoever submitted something gets to vote.
Oh and I forgot to add, the Host is not in competition.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:46 PM   #4
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:50 PM   #5
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Re: Weekly Beat Battle

Will it still happen in the beat battle group discussion forum ?
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:03 PM   #6
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Re: Weekly Beat Battle

ill do this while still keeping it mind i think it will fizzle out quick like the last beat battles

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Old 08-27-2014, 09:14 PM   #7
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Re: Weekly Beat Battle

I think if it was less frequent, it might last longer. Perhaps fortnightly? But then again I could be talking out of my arse and it would make it worse.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:39 PM   #8
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Re: Weekly Beat Battle

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Will it still happen in the beat battle group discussion forum ?
Fuck. No. ; p


I also agree doing it like every other week might be good. There are a core group of community project participants we are relying on.

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Old 08-27-2014, 11:39 PM   #9
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Re: Weekly Beat Battle

Maybe let the guy who can be arsed to resurrect this run it how he likes for a bit and see how it goes, yeah?
Nobody is saying you must participate in every one, in fact it would probably be more interesting if it was varied up a bit tbh.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:21 AM   #10
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Re: Weekly Beat Battle

I dunno, I have a feeling if you give people two weeks they'll just slack off until the last few days anyway and the final turnout will be more or less the same. I know I would tbh

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Re: Weekly Beat Battle

Little bumpage before we go.

might as well try the 2-week thing after all, at least the first time. see if wee get people to jump in.
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Old 08-28-2014, 04:37 PM   #12
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Oh shit!

Battle revival!

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Old 08-29-2014, 08:32 AM   #13
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IDMF Beat Battle 2.1

Ladies and gentlemen, IDMf Beat Battles are officially back! I decided to make the battles bi-weekly for now, as suggested by some. So you have a sample pack, two weeks to make music out of it, and a few simple rules to follow...

RULES REMINDER

The Battle Host must provide a sound set to be used for the battle. All participants then have five days to make a tune using that sound set EXCLUSIVELY. Sounds can be anything, provided that the Battle Host has the right to distribute them. This basically means:
- sounds created and/or recorded by the Host
- samples or recordings under a Creative Commons "copyleft" license
- recordings in the public domain

No other sound sources may be used. This means, generally speaking, that drum samples and clean bass sounds will be welcome by most, but they are not required. If you want people to make music out of a 2-second white noise burst, more power to you.

The Battle Host must create THREE additional rules. These can be anything. Genre, time signature, number of tracks, you name it. Do your worst, and remember that limitations are usually good for the creative process, especially on a deadline.

Those additional rules may NOT simply override the general rules. That is, "you may use synthesizers" is not a valid rule. However, additional rules CAN contradict the general rules as long as they do add a requirement. So for example, "submissions must contain your own vocals", "you must use a sample from an old public domain movie of your choice" or even "you must include a wobble bass you created yourself" are okay. And yes, "you must include synthesizers" is a cop-out

Submissions must be posted in the battle thread in streamable form.

The winner is voted by the participants by posting in the battle thread. The Host does not enter the battle but does get to vote. In case of a draw, the Host has the final say. Votes open at midnight on the 11th day and close at midnight on the 13th. Let's make that GMT to keep it simple.

The winner then becomes the Host, and has until midnight on the 14th day to post a new thread with a new sound set and new rules.



IDMf Beat Battle 2.1 DEADLINES

Submissions will end at 23:59 GMT on tuesday, september 9th. Voting will then be open.
Voting will end at 23:59 GMT on thursday, september 11th.
The winner will have until 23:59 GMT on friday, september 12th to create a new post with a new challenge.

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IDMf Beat Battle 2.1 ADDITIONAL RULES

1. YOU MUST USE ALL OF THE SAMPLES IN THE SET
2. IN ADDITION, YOU MUST USE SOME KIND OF RHODES PIANO SOUND OR APPROXIMATION THEREOF
[Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
is a free one if you don't have one handy
3. YOU MUST INCLUDE A TEMPO CHANGE (DOUBLE TIME/HALF TIME IS OKAY)

There you have it. A rather easy one to get things started. Get creative with it!

Last edited by lebeux; 08-29-2014 at 10:48 AM..
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:04 PM   #14
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Re: IDMF Beat Battle 2.1

I'm in.

Thanks lebeux for doing this and filling the beat battle sized hole in my heart.

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Old 08-29-2014, 12:06 PM   #15
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Re: IDMF Beat Battle 2.1

Quick question, do we have to incorporate that "FeelGoodFeel" track in some way?
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:25 PM   #16
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Re: IDMF Beat Battle 2.1

Yes and no. You have to use it as a sound source. it can be a single drum hit or a single wave cycle. It can be processed beyond recognition.
Believe me, if you stick to these battles for a few editions you'll be amazed at the things you'll learn about torturing audio to make it do what you want. I think all former participants will agree with me on this.
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:09 PM   #17
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I'm assuming we're just posting submissions here? I've done mine already in case I end up forgetting about it. Hopefully it doesn't sound like several tracks stuck together.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:48 PM   #18
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That's actually pretty nice. Oldschool IDM vibes
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Count me in!

P.S. nice effort Trebesch

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Old 08-30-2014, 10:06 PM   #20
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Re: IDMF Beat Battle 2.1

Thanks guys, I look forward to see what everyone else comes up with

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