This one’s going to be kind of a return to the format of the very first battle we had here. However there are going to be a few variations.
For those that weren’t around, the original format was this. First, everyone submits a link to a sample. Then everyone makes a beat with at least one of the samples that was posted. The only restriction is that you cannot use the sample that you submit. So you can flip everyone else’s.
For this one, we are going to follow roughly the same format. But I want you to submit up to 3 samples. The first sample is the one that you will not be able to use. It’s the one for everyone else. It should be a full song. (Not an album. A song. Preferably under 10 minutes.)
For the other samples, I’d like you to choose things like drums, or bass and lead sounds. Basic things. These are samples for everyone to use. And you can use these samples too.
Also, for these samples, if it’s from a song, I don’t want you to post the whole thing. I just want the portion that you want to use.
You can only use samples posted in this thread.
So, here’s my first sample.
This is the sample that all of you can use. I can’t use this one. I chose this one because it’s pretty dang guitar heavy I was thinking, after @monquixote suggested it, of making this battle rock themed. I think that if everyone is so inclined, that could be cool. But I also think that it would be fun to mix and match other kinds of samples with the guitars. So post whatever you think will be fun for people to flip.
Here’s my second sample:
This is from the intro for the late Bob McGrath’s “So You Think You Can Whistle.” It’s a Sesame Street record that I’ve used in a whole lot of the beats that you’ve ever heard from me.
This is my third sample.
It’s a bass sound I recorded from my Digitone. I think it shows up in just about half the beats I’ve done with my Circuit Rhythm.
So that’s what we’re doing right now. Everyone that wants to be in this battle needs to submit their samples before Sunday, March 5th.
Your samples should be:
- A full song
- A short sample that you want to use.
- An optional second short sample that you want to use.
If you’re more of a one shot person, a drum kit or a multisampled instrument can count as one sample. You would just need to post a link to a folder or a wav file with all the sounds on it.
Hopefully that all makes sense?
The deadline for your beat is Sunday, March 19th. Maximum length is 2:30. No acapellas this time around.
Edit: Just to be clear, no outside samples or synths for this one. You can only use what’s been posted in this thread. The idea here is that everyone has roughly the same set of tools.
Please pm me a link to a wav or mp3 of your beat. Please include your name in the title of the message.
Alright, I think I’ve got everyone’s embedded samples here so that you can download them in one go.