BB133 - Through Samhain


All you Irish, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Bretons, Manx, and even you French Gauls gather round please. Those of you not of these lineages I will have pretend you are for the season.

Since the beat battles are at a low / hiatus I want to initiate something quite different. BB patriots might grow upset at this usurpation / derailment of this thread. To those I say: you may take charge after Halloween.

The internet in its preparation for the Halloween specials. The podcasts, video shorts, and other mood-casting media materials users create, they shall search for the ‘4spooky audios’. Let us present our material for their consumption.

Here is what I hope for:

  • single audio clips
    • samples worthy of being included in a std beat battle with a focus on the creep factor
    • other ambient drones that may make a background mood for a more direct presentation
  • full track submissions
    • use a variety of previously submitted audio clips, integrate them into a tune that fits this autumn season
      (make sure your track gives you chickenskin/goosebumps)
    • use no audio clips and create a mood completely independent of any resources in this thread

Please ensure your submitted audio does not awaken copyright goblins.


During this thread’s initial stages, I hope for more submissions of creepy single clips for those aiming to build full projects, and the latter stages I hope to see the ‘completed’(abandoned) works.

Early stages: 2021-09-18 -> 2021-10-08
Late stages: 2021-10-09 -> 2021-10-30

File Hosting:

I am willing to organize all file submissions onto a single hosting platform (eg Mega) so the bulk files can be downloaded simultaneously. If anyone submits a better hosting soln, I am open to reason. I do want the single clips which are directed at project usage to be a lossless format (most likely a compressed wav into zip/7z/gz) while standalones may be converted into lossy format to encourage smaller filesizes to share w/ random internet users. (everytime I type mp3 I die a bit inside.) Full projects will mostly be smaller lossy. For all you lossless enthusiasts out there, I also desire an alternative of flacs, which I am willing to do.

TLDR submit something I can DL and I (the royal we) will figure something more centralized out.

Having said that, I am 50% confident this thread might end up in the dusty archives of idmf threads w/ <10 replies but it is my hope and goal to revitalize something in you BB music makers.

P.S. I have not searched for active threads that parallel my idea and I should apologize if anyone has already begun a collaboration similar to this. Please direct my attn if this is so.


thanks for keeping this going! I’ll definitely try my best to participate <3


screech sample

used in sample track:


Haven’t been practicing, but here’s some raw piano. If I could ever hold a tempo it would be easy to grab hold a 4-8 measure riff in there and loop out some background piano noise.