Custom dictates that I set the next challenge after being voted winner of Open Battle #5 - A Human Touch
This one has a ‘festive’ theme, Me and my good mate Bill came up with this-
Make a drum pattern featuring a sleigh bell
Thats it, very simple. Just make a drum pattern, no more, no less. No melody, no chords, no bassline, just a beat. Now here are the conditions.
Include a sleigh bell sound as part of your pattern, you are free to DOWNLOAD and use these standard reference sleigh bell samples I recorded earlier. You may also use your own sample, or synthesize a sleigh bell sound using what ever method you like. (click on the clip to download)
No automation! Gasp!
Thats right- Parameter Locks are not allowed. Motion recording is not allowed. Automation of any kind is not allowed, however you may use LFOs, providing they are Random (or sample and hold)
clarification- X0X style step sequencing is allowed
Festive bonus points will be awarded to those entrants who wear some kind of significant hat while recording their Drum beat and post a photo of either themselves wearing said hat OR a photo of the hat alongside your instrument.
Please upload your recording min 1 minute, max 3 minutes to this thread. Use either the uploader or soundcloud.
The challenge here is to make something creative and interesting within the conditions, so a loop wont cut it. Twiddle yer knobs (hurhur) and flick them faders, finger drum till your thumbs are numb, hammer those mutes and be the SLEIGHER! You can use any drum machine, groove box, synth sampler, Effects, etc that you like I really don’t care what you use, but yeah its electronic music so, you know… do that.
Deadline is end of January, or there abouts. One entry per person.
I look forward to hearing the Beats!