The Battle Host must provide a sample set to be used for the battle. These samples are the only sound sources allowed, unless the Additional Rules for the battle state otherwise. The samples can be anything that the Battle Host has the right to distribute for non-commercial use.
The Battle Host must create three Additional Rules. These can allow or require additional sound sources, or impose any kind of new requirements.
Anyone can enter the Battle by posting a link to their entry in the Battle thread. Unless the Additional Rules state otherwise, any processing is allowed and the source samples need not be recognizable. The Host may disqualify any entry that does not meet either the general rules or the additional ones.
Once the submission deadline is reached, the winner is elected by posting votes in the same thread. Anyone is welcome to vote whether they participated or not. In case of a draw, the Host designates the winner between the submissions tied for first place.
Each battle takes place over two weeks, starting on a Friday. Submissions close and votes open at 23:59 on the 11th day (tuesday). Voting closes at 23:59 on the 13th day (thursday). The winner then becomes the Host, and has until 23:59 on the 14th day (friday) to post a new thread with a new sample set and new rules.
Use Preverb, AKA reverse reverb, AKA reverse something, put reverb on it, then reverse it again so the tail of the reverb plays first. Only one thing has to have it but do it as much as you want.
Gotta record your own voice and put it in the track. Any recording method is allowed. It can be any sound you make with your mouth, barring overtly percussive sounds because there's already drums for you to use. It can be words, it can be just vowels, some humming, some shouts, etc.
You have to masturbate while making the track at least once
...Forget that last one. How about, the song has to be longer than three minutes?
I honestly don't know or care??? Like, the 25th because this went up late.
Happy Valentine's day from the states!
Downloaded the sample packs and then my battle track suffered a huge setback. I unexpectedly got an opportunity to play a 15 minute original set opening for Kid Koala in an art gallery tomorrow. Random as fuck. I've only played a PA set live once and that was like 5 - 6 years ago so I'm hustling to get that together. It's going to be a hot mess.
Update/tangent: My opening set was OK, but HOLY SHIT, if you can see Nufonia Must Fall by Kid Koala, DO IT. It was one of the most amazing live performances I've ever seen in my life. I've never seen anything else remotely like it. Check the tour dates and if you can go, you should absolutely go. Trust me.