Elektronauts Beat Battle #10: When We Were 10
Welcome to Elektronauts Beat Battle #10, brought to you by yours truly and the stickmanishly handsome @waftlord!
This edition’s theme is When We Were 10, and as such we will be using samples from our favorite childhood TV shows whilst acknowledging the arrival of the tenth beat battle.
Here’s our two sample sources:
BUT, there’s a twist!
You can only use up to 10 total samples. This includes chops! Adjusting the starting point of a sample counts as making a new chop each time you do it. So if you automate the start point on your machine throughout your beat, make sure that you don’t go over the limit.
Phase 1 Rules and Limitations:
- Alongside our two songs, choose one television show’s music from your childhood. It has to be only from one song though. No sampling multiple songs from the same show.
- Do not publicly share what show you chose
- Include at least one sample from each of these three sources
- You can use any drum samples but…
- Only up to ten sounds can be used in your beat
- Pitching, reversing and live FX are permitted on each sound
- Beats should be between 1:30 - 2:30 max
- Submit your beat in a DM to @waftlord by Saturday, May 14th. (05/14/22)
For example: I have my TV show sample, and I chop it up into three pieces. That counts as three samples. Then I take 2 chops from each of the other TV shows, which adds 4 more. Then I take a kick, snare, and hi-hat from my sample library. That would be another three and would add up to a total of ten.
So choose your chops wisely. Keep in mind that the length of one chop isn’t regulated, so you can have looooong samples if you wish.
Phase 2 Vote:
- Voting will be a blind vote
- There’s pointless nerd points available for those who can sample spot the most shows correctly
- After battle #10 winner’s confirmed, please share your chosen sample source.
We hope to hear some really dope stuff from this! Think of the limits for this battle as creative requirements, instead of annoying restrictions. Back in the day, sample time was super limited, so limiting the number of samples isn’t too far off from what the pioneers used to do.
E-MU SP1200 had 10 secs total but we’ve decided to not be that brutal.
Now go out there and make some beats!