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.
Hey, here's the rules for this round!
1. Keep it minimal(istic). I won't put a cap on the amount of tracks you can use but prioritize restraint, do more with less, spend your time on your timbres and composition.
2. Play around with structure, challenge yourself to come up with something both interesting and new to your style.
3. Get inspired by a genre or subgenre that you haven't touched on much in your music but you've been looking to explore, and tell us what it is. You don't need to fully commit to a genre's sound but let it inform and inspire your work and try to pick something that sends you on a bit of a research journey. It's encouraged to keep it more niche as opposed to general, for example: British post-punk in the 80's or Early Jamaican Dub etc.
And most importantly have fun and get out of your comfort zone!
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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!