Good evening Elektronauts.
As the champion of the Droning On challenge, it falls to me to propose the next challenge. I didn’t actually realise this when joining the challenge, and certainly didn’t expect to win. So, I’ve had to do a bit of research into previous battles, which has been a good way to avoid doing real work, and a highly enjoyable experince listening to some great varied music.
1 – soundtrack//transmission
2 – Buchlaed
3 – Collabed
4 – Mix first, ask questions later(ed)
5 – A human Touch
6 – Open Challenge 6 (can’t find the name but it had a Christmassy touch)
7 – Droning on
What with it being spring (up here in the Northern hemisphere anyway), I wanted to try something a bit cheerful, but not too onerous.
I have always hugely enjoyed the little mini-tracks (vignettes, interludes or whatever people refer to them as) on albums such as Music has the Right, Double Figure and Tiny Reminders (I am sure there are many others but these instantly come to mind).
So, my challenge revolves are around creating a mini-track, no more than 1 minute and 30 seconds long.
Previous challenges have featured some fairly arbitrary parameters, so here are mine:
A maximum of 4 discrete parts in total. I deem a part as a drum loop or pattern; a bassline as a part; a chord sequence as a part; a melody… and so on.
The rub is that I would like 1 part to be reserved for a sample, and that sample to come from an ASMR YouTube source.
ASMR has grown from a quite niche subsection of the internet to becoming quite mainstream, with multi-million subscriber relaxation apps and celebrity narrators – I find the whole thing quite fascinating, and have for a very long-time considered it a potentially rich source of amazing and weird samples, but never got round to actually recording any. From nonsensical whispering, interminable tapping and scratching noises, to people eating massive plates of random disgusting food really close to a microphone – all recorded pretty well, and ready to sample and chop up (or ‘flip’ as some of you younguns may call it).
Entrants should post up their ASMR source links with their submission please.
Please find these links below of mini-tracks to give an example of what I’m kind of aiming for.
(I can’t go into Lidl without this one always popping into my head).
Usual uploads formats accepted (mp3s, links to Youtube, etc).
Shall we say the submission deadline is the 22nd of May, with the winner announced on the 29th.
Good luck - and get ready to tingle.