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    people need to stop jocking samples, keep diggin and maybe one day youull find it.
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    Hey guys, thought you might like a feature story I just wrote on FruityLoops for Noisey. Got to talk Soulja Boy, 9th Wonder, Sonny Digital and Jhalil Beats among others. Also got to speak with the program's mysterious creator. Give it a read if you have a spare 10! http://noisey.vice.com/blog/fruity-loops-fl-studio-program-used-to-create-trap-music-sound
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    #494 - Rock week 1. Wanna tell us something about yourself? S'up guys! I'm 31 years old, a full-time office worker, husband, soon a father and if there's any time left - a beat maker from Munich. Started producing in the early 2000s and stopped in about 2008-2009 for the reasons below. Joined the STBB about two months ago and it's something like a joyful comeback for me. 2. - 3. How did you make use of the sample and how did you incorporate the rules? The rules were to choose a sample pack of three samples and an additional acapella. So I tried to find some intense and rocking chops in the first sample and used the other ones for "background voice" loops. Then I pitched and gridded the aca towards my beat, the tricky thing was to keep everything in key. But when you listen to the beat you realize it's no rocket science.. mostly raw and simply structured chops. 4. How did you go about making the drums and drum programming? Hard and simple drums. Kick, Snare, Cymbal.. trying to accentuate the rocky chops. Since the sample was already so full I felt that there was no extra room for complex drum patterns. 5. What DAW and or equipment did you use? My own I'm a software engineer by profession and worked in the audio / music industry for about seven years. But this sort of destroyed my hobby.. thinking about dsp-algorithms all day I didn't feel like being anywhere near music software after work. This made me change the branch into making games and interactive books. But what's left from the time in making audio software is of course the know-how. So I made my own little sampling tool called DonutProducer. It's designed for producers like me who sometimes need to get a beat or an idea done in the time of a coffee break. The workflow is: add a sample -> select the chops (the actual chopping is done by the tool, you just browse them as in an acoustical catalogue) -> add some drums -> export. It doesn't have the overload of a UI, every basic controls you make with your keyboard.. you can think of it as a step sequencer. So you don't need to look at your screen all the time.. look out of a train window while making a quicky Here's a small demo video I made.. more to come: (For a newer version please look at my post below of #499) I will release this any time soon, please write me an email if you are interested and I'll keep you up to date: info@donutproducer.com For mixing and recording the bassline (Fender Jazz Bass, Marcus Miller Signature Edition with a small DI integrated) I use Ableton Live. 6. Anything else you wanna add? I don't want to give you guys any technical advice.. you sure know how to make a dope beat. For the younger and struggling cats out there I only have the advice not to think about equipment so much. Sure the new NI Maschine or Ableton Push systems are insane because of their possibilities. But the more possibilities you have, the more confusing something can be. Creativity always needs a resistance, in the end it's all about getting shit done. Especially in the STBB See you in the next rounds, with pleasure in a collabo!
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    STBB#536 Donky Kong Country Week Recently i was in a hospital for one week. And it was so fucking boring i played the hole SNES Donky Kong Country series from beginning to the end Samples: http://www78.zippyshare.com/v/FC50OIbG/file.html Rules - time limit: keep it under 3:00 - no outside samples - outside drums, bass, synths, real instruments allowed - scratches, vocal shots, fx allowed - rap & full acapellas allowed The Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 535" in the title, and POST TO THIS FORUM by Wednesday at Midnight, Pacific time. Try to leave as much feedback as you can and you will receive it back. For easy browsing's sake, you can also go to the STBB page: http://www.soundclou.../stbbcollection EVERYONE VOTES - by Friday at Midnight, Pacific time Winner: post new sample, rules, etc by Saturday at Noon, Pacific time and upload the sample here: http://www.zippyshare.com
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    Hey guys... I haven't been posting for very long so feel free to tell a noob to sit the fuck back down and shut up! lol But yo...I was talking to DJ Sapien and I was telling him how I just left a beats forum (called The Beat INN) that was getting super weak on the flips, samples, and skill...but was, and is, still very dope for discussion of techniques for each week. I think having that element in STBB would put this board over the top in terms of all around quality. I didn't want to post this in Talk or Crates because I was hoping that maybe we could start this thread with every new battle for people to express any questions, advice, or praise about particular submissions. Constrobuz has a really long thread about sidechain compression that kind of just happened out of nowhere on his 285 soundcloud entry, and there were folks who said they wished there was something of the sort with every week. For instance, someone would start the thread near the end of the week just the same way we post the Voting thread. Anybody who had a particular topic in mind or track they liked (keep it focused on the sample for that week) could post there.....hopefully we'd be able to get some real knowledge out of it. thoughts? peace, sev
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    Congratz Julian ! Great theme this week, back to childhood !! Here, collabz flip with homies : SOUL-JUTSU & JOAGYMSHOE
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    And your top three of STBB 534 On 3rd place.....it's the ukranian gangbanging pianoman K V H!!! On 2nd place....austria was never as funky before this man arrived....give it up for Per.du ****drum roles*** And the winner over this week. The man that inspired a videogame franchise....it's SiM!!! p.s. complete voting list enclosed Votes of those with a top 1 or 2 have not been counted. We encourage to give a top 3....it's sometimes hard to choose but let's do it :-))) STBB#534.xlsx
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    That's fucked up and funny at the same time. There's gotta be something hidden somewhere though.
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    What a week...yes what a week it was ...66 entries!! Now... as voted by the professional jury of STBB ...here is your top 3: 3. He's making them with his car, he's making them on the toilette, he's making them to eat. It's him....the DONUTPRODUCER! 2. He was doing the arms moves way before they become legendary viral and subsequently predicted it's downfall.....give it up for DOOM DAP! 1. In convex geometry, a convex set is a subset of an affine space that is closed under convex combinations.[1] More specifically, in a Euclidean space, a convex region is a region where, for every pair of points within the region, every point on the straight line segment that joins the pair of points is also within the region ....now you do the math...and in the meantime applaude for this weeks winner....JULIAN CONVEX!! STBB Vote Sheet.xlsx
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    STBB 534 Samples http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/7rROyz0v/file.html http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/BgwBrJ2l/file.html http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/3bflTEgn/file.html http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/xKZcZWKq/file.html I've always been a big fan of music composers, and David Axelrod passed away a few months ago. He was a big influence for many of the producers I look up to, so I included one of his pieces along with a couple Adrian Younge & Ali joints. Plus 1 more random cut. I like the process of only using samples, drums, bass, and live instrumentation. Rules - time limit: keep it under 2:30 - no outside samples (use any number of the provided samples) - outside drums and bass (especially live bass guitar) allowed - any live instruments allowed - scratches, cuts, one shots allowed - no synth plugins or digital instruments (VSTs not allowed) - full acapellas (not allowed) no special rules, just make some heat! The Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 534" in the title, and POST TO THIS FORUM by Wednesday at Midnight, Pacific time. Try to leave as much feedback as you can and you will receive it back. For easy browsing's sake, you can also go to the STBB page: http://www.soundclou.../stbbcollection EVERYONE VOTES - by Friday at Midnight, Pacific time Winner: post new sample, rules, etc by Saturday at Noon, Pacific time and upload the sample here: http://www.zippyshare.com
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    1. Sample Length Limit I’m not opposed to having multiple samples or ‘sample packs’ if there is a legitimate reason for them. eg: Use 1,2 or 3 of the samples in your beat… …recently however, it just seems the norm to give people 5 or 6 different tracks to pick from. To me, this often means that the entries are so different, you don’t know that they are from the same battle week and as such aren’t comparable. I really like it when we used to have a single track and having to hunt for the perfect section to sample, that nobody else has flipped, rather than being given enough samples for an entire beat tape Any thoughts?
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    Stones Throw Beat Battle #537 - micro flip special Theme / Rules make as many flips as you want (in one entry) from the given sample pack. but: make sure each flip is max. 30 seconds long - outside instruments / drums / acapellas / vocal shots / fx-stuff allowed - no outside samples Samples http://www78.zippyshare.com/v/8Y6B9wrl/file.html The Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 537“ in the title, and POST TO THIS FORUM by Wednesday at Midnight, Pacific time. Try to leave as much feedback as you can and you will receive it back. For easy browsing's sake, you can also go to the STBB page: http://www.soundclou.../stbbcollection EVERYONE VOTES - by Friday at Midnight, Pacific time Winner: post new sample, rules, etc by Saturday at Noon, Pacific time and upload the sample here: http://www.zippyshare.com
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    And surprise surprise the winner is DONUT PRODUCER DAMN DUDE HOW MANY OF THESE HAVE YOU WON?!? Come claim your prize of having to do a lil bit of extra work when you get the chance! Post some samples and a funny .gif, cause you earned it! Check the tallies here but suffice to say aside from the Soul/Joa/Doom Dap collab and FatVonFree, it was not very close. Spreadsheet Goodness
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    and the homie DOOM DAP ! the three of us used the same part of the sample.. from 4:18 to 6: s'thing.... and the same bpm.. really cool how they came out different in our particular (recognizable) styles.. yet still coherent... bit of my STBB history sprinkled on top. peazy J.
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    played 2 different guitars and ran my bass guitar into my whammy...hate electronic samples but man i am plucking away to try and get better at them....hope yall dig..cant wait to hear the epic shit folks will drop!!!! #Pushin
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    COngrats COCONUT KING JULIAN.! .. He strikes Again! dope rundown Barry
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    Please let me remind all of you that you NEED to give votes for your places 1-3 or your vote will not be counted!
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    STBB #535 ^^ME THIS MORNING^^ First off thanks to everyone who voted, I love you all. I'm a fan of Library music especially Bruton Music Library (all the cover art is dope) My favourite composer/producer is ALAN HAWKSHAW If you don't know, get to know https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Hawkshaw So i wan't you all to come up with a short ( 1:30 MAX ) beat that is exciting and catches the listeners attention. just like good library production should do. Here's the samples. Alan Hawkshaw __ Sky 2.mp3 Brian Bennett & Alan Hawkshaw _ Mermaid.mp3 Alan Hawkshaw - A Man Alone.mp3 Alan Hawkshaw - Saturn Rings.mp3 Alan Hawkshaw - Glistening.mp3 Use one or all five It's entirely up to you. Rules - time limit: keep it under 1:30 - no outside samples (use any number of the provided samples) - outside drums and bass allowed - any live instruments allowed - scratches, cuts, one shots allowed - synth plugins or digital instruments allowed - full acapellas allowed Make something short and sweet, but exciting! The Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 535" in the title, and POST TO THIS FORUM by Wednesday at Midnight, Pacific time. Try to leave as much feedback as you can and you will receive it back. For easy browsing's sake, you can also go to the STBB page: http://www.soundclou.../stbbcollection EVERYONE VOTES - by Friday at Midnight, Pacific time Winner: post new sample, rules, etc by Saturday at Noon, Pacific time and upload the sample here: http://www.zippyshare.com
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    Not cheating at all bro.plenty of beatmakers my self include ,make similar beats of their own. it only starts to get suspicios when like 5 beats in a row sound a like,thats totally not the case here man
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    It definitely took a keen ear to spot this, or a bit of research I guess. I think your comment is a bit harsh though. There's nothing fake here or cheating either. We've been through something similar to this recently and the upshot was that it isn't against the rules to recycle your drums or arrangement. Only the rules set out at the beginning of the battle thread count. The rest is up to the individual.
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    ate something wrong.. breaking out in spots.. and running to the toilet... sorry, left no comments... 1. slanty 2. : | : | : ) 3. 2n!te eraser.. defm.. donut..kappn..don hb..swgwm...
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    Congrats Julian! Much appreciation and thanks to Doom Dap and Joa for their work on this collab. Peace!
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    Happy times ahead but couldn't let a donky kong challenge pass by...still as no voting time this week this is a non-entry. Had lots of fun making this puppy!
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    Awesome samples Had to throw something together real quick
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    My tinfoil hat theory, ST prob wants MV on ST, Madlib/DOOM want to do their own thing, ST holding recorded material hostage, Madlib/DOOM trademark Madvillain blocking ST from releasing any of it. I don't think we're ever gonna get this record lol
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    1 cascassette 2 yellow5ive 3 julian convex
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    Love KPM Library music so this was sooo much fun for me!!! Check out Keith Mansfield and Brian Bennett too. These guys were on another level back in the 70s and 80s. So many sick flips this week! Shouts out to: FatVonFree 61Beatz - Such BASS! Prof.Ede Sean Gillespie Billinski Fla. cascassette My picks are: 3. DoomDap - Just some nasty old-school boom-bap that works super-well! Love the acapella on this one too. 2. Bender - Really sick approach to have this one drumless!! Beautiful nonetheless! 1. Julian Convex!! LOVE this synth bass! Incredible groove as well. That rest right before the turnaround is soooo ill!!
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    DJ Agent M DonutProducer Julian Convex There was a variety of good ones
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    ...send me yo beats... for raps...
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    every where i look...everywhere i go.....i see the same Hawkshaw...
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    ...congrats Sim! ..hope you come up with a cool theme/ruleset this week...
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    oh.. how about this vote?
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    i love that music video -- very well done. reminds me of Frank Film
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    1. Professor Coneyack 2. DJ Agent.M 3. Bearcutta
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    1. Wanna tell us something about yourself? born in miami and raised in new york, and now I'm back living in miami. in between those stops, i've lived in a couple cities with very dope music scenes and i think that's helped shape my sound. i lived in london, england for a few - played some pro ball out there. i lived in minneapolis for a few - got family out there, and then lived in philly for a few. i started making beats in college around 2006, and basketball was always my first love but once i stopped playing, i filled that void with music. 2. How did you make use of the sample? i chopped up the first sample and pitched it down. i used a lot of elements from that track for the main sample chop, and i chopped up a couple stabs from the third sample and matched the key. they fit well together and i didn't really need to add much more sample wise. i tried to leave some space to let the track breathe. 3. how did you incorporate the rules? no crazy rules for this one..had to use at least two samples and had to use an acapella. i fux with acapellas heavy, i like to build beats around 16s or whatever the verses are, and it's helped me with my arrangement. probably half the beats i make ill try to find an acapella that fits so i can use it for that reason. 4. How did you go about making the drums and drum programming? i tried to keep the same energy and feel as the original heather b track, so i reached for some boom-bap-type drums, kick snare hi hats and some crashes. i banged the pads on the mp and fattened em up in the mix. 5. What DAW and or equipment did you use? i use logic for everything, and i use the mpd24 for all my drums and sample chops. i played the bassline on my keyboard and i also played a similar bassline with my 4 string bass, but i liked the feel of the synth bass more so i ran with that. i added a few scratches with my turntable. 6. Anything else you wanna add? shout out to kowalzki for the ill sample! its really dope to hear how different cats reimagine the same track. the thing stbb has helped me with the most is finishing. i used to take weeks and months trying to perfect a beat, but having 3, 4, 5 days to track it out, mix it and throw a weak attempt at mastering it has done amazing things for my workflow. peace and much respect!
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    1. Hungryman (When it slows down at 1:40 and it comes in-GOOSEBUMPS! only track that did that) 2. Mink-C. (Beat and pella in -nice change to the chorus.) 3. Sam Knockz (It well.....KNOCKZ!) Special shout out to the hb JOA collab and yellow5ive. Good week. I was hoping for more singing pellas but this is a beat battle so..... lots of great tracks and look forward to next week. Peace, Hugh
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    Some of us have James, others got STMB like it's herpes. Welcome back, Big Ern!
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    # 1.] Kowalzki # 2.] Prof.Ede # 3.] Lakewood ..and everything I commented/liked on SC.. ♡ thank you for listening ♡
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    Made some progress with my beat making software DonutProducer which now is in closed Beta (0.9.1.2), here's a list of new features (stay tuned under facebook.com/donutproducer): - improved waveform display- chop export (use the chops in any other drum machine / sampling software) - instrument controller for easier switching between sample instruments - introduced mixing groups (under edit->instruments you can assign mixing groups which will be bounced in a separate folder) - step undo now also supported for preset sample instruments such as drums here's how I flipped my last wins: in this "reverse special" I reversed the sample first and then skipped through the chops. This was the first track that I didn't even listen to beforehand, neither forward or backward.. straight went to the choppin' - the rest is quite simple as usual, straight dirty drums, simple bass one shots and some cuts from the other samples in the pack.. "progressive rock special" - what was new in my workflow here, I cross-chopped the entire sample pack. fat von free provided like three samples in one WAV file, I just threw the entire file into the software without deciding for one track.. the result is a collection of micro chops combined in a crazy sci-fi flip a big thanks for the inspiration here.. just received this message from another board member: "you know i'm not really the guy to write comments (too shy and shit), so i gotta give you respect for your new stuff with a private message - i've been away for a while (the whole time the messageboard was down), came back and you really upgraded yourself. props. keep on doing your thing. peace" uplifting heartwarming stuff.. had me going through my early stuff and I realised how much battlin taught me since I started with the stbb last year. peace, maß
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    I talked to PB Wolf, he said MV2 coming out next month
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    "when Otis is ready" [EDIT: this was my 3,000th post]
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    Surely this must be a first for someone to win using there own software. Donut producer is a great name too.
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    1::::HOBGOBLINBEATS::::1 2:::RUSTEE FREQUENCY:::2 3::SOL SAUVAGE::3 Lots of dope flips in what is a tough challenge. Lots of flips go over the 30 second limit though so didn't make it into my short list. Shout out to Wigmaster and dtunez who just missed out of my top 3. Peace!
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    is the following correct: 1. DJ Agent M 2. Brainsickbeats ... you can pick a third place too (if you want)
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    35:26 39:47 like ocarina of time lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJWupfLLP1Q Will have to give this a full listen at some point. Listening to some DJ Manny