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 (23 Dec).
Submissions close Tuesday 11 days later (3 Jan) 23:59 and voting opens at 00:00 (immediately after).
Voting closes at 23:59 on the 13th day, Thursday (5 Jan).
The winner then becomes the Host, and has until 23:59 on the 14th day (Friday. Jan 6) 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.
Countdown until submissions close:
The rules for this round:
1. As this battle happens at the end of this year and the beginning of the next, make your track with a shift in theme/mood/pace/whatever, to symbolise this.
2. Only the kick drum or a sound serving the same purpose may be fully centered. All other sounds must be noticeably panned or stereo separated.
3. Have as good a holiday season as you can. Zero (0) exceptions!
Like last time, I found some cc0 samples from freesound, cus I don't have anything decent to record with. Maybe another time! Left filenames intact so you can find the source. It's a smaller set than last time, but there's still plenty to work with, at least if you get creative.
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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!
Happy Yuletide and New Year to everyone