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 Nov 25
Submissions close Tuesday Dec 6th 23:59 and votes open at 00:00 on the 11th day.
Voting closes at 23:59 on the 13th day Thursday Dec 8th
The winner then becomes the Host, and has until 23:59 on the 14th day to post a new thread with a new sample set and new rules.
Late Submissions are void to receiving a vote
All times are UTC.
So for this one, I recorded myself making human noises and beat boxy sounds, nothing else. I'm no beat boxer superstar so I'm making up for it with variety and lots of samples. Extra props for making this sound entirely human or not at all. Don't be afraid to get weird and strange!
1. Explore a " weird" scale, just something less western standard that you're not very familiar with.
2. Make rhythm the focal point of interest to your track, you have alot of percussive options in the sample pack so utilize that. Anything from grooves, syncopation, tempo or timing changes, cool fills what have you, impress us.
3. Have evolving timbres, a soft/harsh dynamic is one example but something more subtle or complicated is also welcome/preferred.
and most importantly have fun!
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PS: Everyone is welcome to participate and if you have anything at all post it! This is about participation and community and we're not gonna be judgy or too competitive. Join us in this little exercise in musicmaking with deadlines and obstructions!