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  1. 8 points
    STBB 5 7 1 : K i d n a p p e d s a m p l e s w e e k (you better call the cops) samplepack 1 & 2 : https://wsi.li/VlayXzjpYzkL Rules Samplepack 1 contains 4 (played 4 instrument )samples. Samplepack 2 contains 3 samples (record based) . Base your beat around one sample, and embellish with a secondary sample. You can use a primary sample from pack one and a secondary from pack one or two doesn't matter. You can add bass , drum+, an additional instrument+ vocal+ percs. Notes samplepack 1: 1.Hulusi, 2.Overtone Flute,3. Xapphoon,4. Hang Drum (tongue drum), 5.Hang drum low (release), samplepack 2: 1.Mort Garson-electronic hair pieces, 2.Walter Wanderley-rainforest, 3.Casiopea - Mint Jams I had a rough night, had to rush my cat to the hospital late in the night, so so sorry im some instruments sound a bit off, All is fine now btw. Let me know if you got questions ! Happy Beatmaking! The Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 571“ 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: https://soundcloud.com/stbbcollection Label entries that are posted after the deadline as 'late entry' and entries that don't comply with the rules as: 'non-entry' in your track title. 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: https://wetransfer.com/
  2. 7 points
  3. 7 points
    1. Enzoeyeris 2. The Wolf 3. Banizzz Loads of bangers this round as usual. As much as sub-genre labeling sucks, I gotta rant for a moment. There seems to be a lot of confusion nowadays on what low fidelity is or means. More and more I see beats labeled as "lofi", that are anything but lofi. I guess it stems from beatmakers that enjoy lofi music, but really don't know how to make it. If it's not dirty, dusty, gritty... It ain't lofi. If it doesn't sound like a scratchy, ancient 78 you pulled from some mom & pop thrift store for pennies on the dollar, chalked full of allergic reactions... Then it probably isn't lofi. If you didn't bit crush or damage the audio in some fashion... Then it probably isn't lofi. Just because it's minimal, doesn't mean it's lofi. Just because you flipped some old chill jazz samples, doesn't mean it's lofi. Just because it was made on a SP-404, doesn't mean it's lofi. Don't make me come to your house, raid your fridge, steal your beat machines, and give you a fucked up haircut. And don't take this rant too serious. Enjoy yourselves.
  4. 6 points
    used this sample a while back, not gonna pretend like I just 5VXTd this ish.
  5. 5 points
    Stbb 581 Thanks for the love last round. Rules Make something using sample A (sample B is optional) Outside everything is allowed No limitations! Special Rules (optional): 1. Use sample B to outline your harmony in some way. Sample A contains plenty of dope chords that can be cut up and pitched around to an infinite amount of chord changes. Once you have established your harmony, stack the vocal samples from sample B to embellish your harmony. 2. Involve someone close to you (a family member, friend, colleague, etc.) In my perfect version of life, having a family and being a prolific artist would seamlessly harmonize. It's hard to make a record without accidentally having someone close make an appearance on your recording. Invite them to get involved in some way. Samples: https://bit.ly/2HljPAA Shameless self-promo My new beat tape “Fields of a Nomad” drops this month on 4/26. It will be available on all streaming platforms. I’d really appreciate if you all checked it out. There’s a track available on my SoundCloud today, which is an example of what I’m talking about in special rule 1. I stack the vocal sample to outline the harmony that I played on piano. Find it here: https://bit.ly/2Hjhjq8 Peace Kris van Huystee The Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 581“ 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: https://soundcloud.com/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 to WeTransfer
  6. 5 points
  7. 5 points
    Yo what’s good people? Lot’s of dope work from everyone… Always a tough one to pick my top 3. [KappNeffect] SEbP per.du Lonius FatvonFree Jay Mykal 3. elan vital 2. JAKAL 1. JoaGymshoe If anyones interested, I made a little edit of me skating and tried to sync it with my flip. I know I'm no Tony Hawk, and if peps want me to remove it. I will. peace.
  8. 5 points
    STBB 576 What up folks...thanks for the love last week, it was a fun one. This week lets make beats that Roc Marciano and his normal crowd of homies would rap over. Grimy, sometimes they don't hit hard, but definitely dirty as hell. #snareshellaoptional <<---my fav tag on a lot of my beats CLICK ME CUZZO FOR THE SAMPLES Here are the hard in the paint rules. 1. Must Use one of the Samples Provided 2. Your final uploaded track must be in MONO 3. Outside Drums are allowed but NO SNARES BABY 4. MUST BE DIRTY/DUSTY... NO PRISTINE CLEAN SHIT HERE.... 5. No outside samples (as dont add some dave brubek over this stuff...use the stuff provided) 6. Outside Instruments are okay as in Keys, Guitars and Thumb Pianos or whatevers. 7. ACAPELLAS ARE WELCOME BABY!!!! 8. keep it under 3 minutes mane lets get dusty. The Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 576“ 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: https://soundcloud.com/stbbcollection Label entries that are posted after the deadline as 'late entry' and entries that don't comply with the rules as: 'non-entry' in your track title. 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: https://wetransfer.com/
  9. 5 points
    YO Congratulations @Kowalzki won well deserved IMO! To me the win is definitely legit, there's a subtle difference between neglecting a deadline and not being able to deliver in the right format because of technical issues. It's more of a delay issue in transport than in getting the shipment on the road. Enforcing rules is one thing, but seeing each situation for what is it and acting accordingly - gotta be flexible. IMO at least. Thanks for the votes and looking forward to some fresh samples. Peace, O
  10. 5 points
    1. Wanna tell us something about yourself? Why sure. Detritus is not my real name, it is Hugh. I live in the mountains outside of Asheville NC. I teach Robotics in a public middle school. I really enjoy being around students this age but not in a Roy Moore way. Way back in time I was a bass player in band but I am really a keyboard/computer fiend now. I have 2 children to keep me straight and an ex-wife to keep me poor. I love STBB and hb turned me on to it when he heard a track in which I had sampled Dilla and invited me. Now I never miss a week-nuff said. Oh yeah Pet peeve-people who don't vote. I know it takes time to listen but if at all possible please vote. 2. How did you make use of the sample? Well, I usually listen and pick out sections that sound tasty and slice to keyboard and adjust as needed. I also usually use some kind of crossfading of created loops as it open up combos I would not of thought of before but sometimes makes me sound a bit busy. I had posted some of my loops to the mb and Joa took it and ran with it. I also sent him some guitar loops which he used more artfully than I ever would have. 3. How did you incorporate the rules? Well I got lucky and Joa took the bait for a collaboration. I wanted a Chicago theme but Joa took it and made it about The Elderly Brothers. I did get the guitar licks from Howlin' Wolf trying to get a little of the Chicago blues in there. 4. How did you go about making the drums and drum programming? All Joa, thank Gawd. 5. What DAW and or equipment did you use? Ableton -accept no substitutes. Actually it is never the DAW, it is the person using the DAW. Oh forgot to add I use an APC40/20 combo and usually perform my tracks as a live mix. It is my habit for everything I do. 6. Anything else you wanna add? I am humbled every week by the skill of everyone and all the different takes on the samples and theme. I enjoy Fridays when I get to listen to everyone's track and start putting names on my notepad. I make my top 3 choices before I see how others voted cause I do not want outside forces to sway my votes. Just wanted to say again-VOTE! Thanks STBB family. Peace, Hugh
  11. 5 points
    1. Wanna tell us something about yourself? Hi..JoaGymshoe.. from Rotterdam, The Netherlands.. born in '78. uhm.. writing lyrics since the early nineties..beatmaking since around 2002. 2. How did you make use of the sample? I pitched some part that had pianokeys down and chopped them up.. that also had a bassline layered with/under... I've always been a sucker for abstract piano melodies. sampled a horn and used that played normally and reversed and made shorter stabs too creating a rythmic push and pull effect. 3. How did you incorporate the rules? the rule was to collaborate with someone. I made the piano /bass and horns loop on saturday with just a snare hit layered with a clap. added an outside high note piano pling with a tingly trail. found Detritus' collab request on stmb sunday morning and listened to his work.. I thought it had great potential it was 90 bpm so I timestretched it to 82 bpm.. used the ( stand up ) bassline and the verby horns. which I added more reverbto later to get them more into the background. over the following days he sent me the guitar picky sound used in the intro for instance..and another guitar lick which I cut up. 4. How did you go about making the drums and drum programming? like mentioned I started off with the layered snare.. somewhere along the line I added the hat I had sampled off an earlier stbb sample . and played that back and forth to create a sort of shaker effect. that already added enough swing to the drums which are otherwise on 'beat' ( quantize ) athough usually I move the drums around a lil' the kicks I made on tuesday I think.. also layered two or three to cover several frequencies eq drums in certain frequencies to enhance their impact.. also sidechain snare to the whole of melodies bass.. the kicks a little less ... did the structure/arrangement of everything on tuesday thought it would be cool to have some scratching on it... I scowered youtube for a while and found the cuts I ended up using in a DMC mixing contest.. timestretched them and cut them up. ... the lyrics I wrote during the whole process barring the first half of the first verse which came from my rhymediary. recorded it all on the final arrangement on wednesday and made some final adjustments.. finetuning, details like shortening some drumhits etc. 5. What DAW and or equipment did you use? I use Cool Edit for chopping.. Reason 4 for creating and Cubase 5 for further edits, vocal recording and mixing. I vary my formula from adding no compression, reverb, delay, panning and equing etc. in Reason to doing loads in Reason.. export every track seperately coz Rewire doesn't work. Recall adding some compression on the whole in reason and already equing some nasty frequencies out in Reason this time. so further equing, compressing, limiting, panning, stereo enhancing etc. was done in Cubase. also duplicated and panned some sounds max left and right and adding minimal delay to one side or the other to create more space/ depth Recorded one rap track and did the left and right backing/adlib track seperatly for nice stereo effect.. I think at about 1/3 of maximum width this time.. often go wider but that all depends on where the rest of the instruments are in the mix. so rather close to the center this time added some reverb and delay.. used multiband on the whole of the vocals. and equed a lot lot lot! equed the whole finished track.. limited and compressed.. but those are actually things that go on throughout the whole process.. learning what to listen for is a process of years for me.. also in the case of getting sounds in key.. but that's another story 6. Anything else you wanna add? I hope some of the techniques I explained come in handy for you.. might add more later if some pop up I forgot. been doing these battles for over four years and haven't missed many.. made true friends and travelled the globe visiting some.. it truly has a major impact on my life and I've learned a lot both in music but also as a human being. ego/validation is one thing that seems to go hand in hand with competition. that's one of the things I'm still working on. anywho.. love this intangible place called stmb.. here I find a release for craft, creativeness and emotions.. thanks D.T, for the nice collaboration pz Joa
  12. 5 points
    Toyota of Oxnard "Parts / Service X-elence (I Love What You Do for Me)" by Lootpack Produced by Madlib "That’s when I was trying to be like Pete Rock on the beats." - Madlib
  13. 5 points
  14. 5 points
    yooooo!! thanks for the support everybody!! shout outs to Soul and Sol!! 559 will be up soon so stay tuned and get your drum kits ready!! STBB 4 Life!
  15. 4 points
    Congrat's on the win FVF! My mum introduced me to the The Beatles as a child, and I lived close to Liverpool growing, so this was a real fun challenge for me. I guess my entry's a suite of beats (maybe I was influenced by Side 2 of Abbey Road??). Looking forward to hearing what y'all come up with. Peace Part 1 Bass - Flying Snare - Rain Kick/hats/guitar stab - Flying Organ - repitched drone from blue jay way Random tape loops from Revolution 9/studio chatter Part 2 Synths - opening harpsichord from Lucy in the Sky Bass synth - also the opening harpsichord Drums - Sgt Pepper's Reprise Kick - The End Drone - WIthin You Without You Part 3 Hats - studio chatter Kick - The End Snare - Rain Guitar - Helter Skelter Feedback - Helter Skelter Bass - Helter Sketler Part 4 Hats - Intro Sgt Pepper's reprise Cockerel - as above Kick - The End Bass - Glass Onion Strings - Glass Onion Snare - Flying
  16. 4 points
    Nice Sample! I uploaded it to wetransfer... https://we.tl/G3Pd3upI4k
  17. 4 points
    WeTransfer mirror (the difference between a site that looks modern, and one that looks modern and actually always works pretty much everywhere)
  18. 4 points
    apologies for the delay in the archive blog and playlist, but everything is up to date ATM https://stonesthrowbeatbattles.wordpress.com/ - winners archive blog i started in 2010 that archives all the winning beats on SC, starting from most recent to oldest - winners playlist i started in 2013 that collects all the winning beats on SC, starting from most recent to oldest - started these yearly mixtapes back in 2012, to showcase what the beat battles are all about. over 40 beats per mix, with 1 winning beat per person, all beatmatched/mixed together to bump in your system of choice. this is the most recent yearly mixtape, vol 6
  19. 4 points
    STBB #569 Jazz Cats I picked a Jazz sample and 3 breaks Wetransfer link here : https://we.tl/pVkYQRV1pH Rules - Time limit between 1-3 minutes - No Outside drums allowed -Outside keys/synths/instruments are allowed but only one - outside samples not allowed - Outside vocal cuts/skits/scratches/fx allowed - Acapellas allowed Special Rule 4/4 time signature is not allowed No outside drums Outside instruments are allowed including bass but you can only have 1 additional per entry The Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 569“ 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: https://soundcloud.com/stbbcollection Label entries that are posted after the deadline as 'late entry' and entries that don't comply with the rules as: 'non-entry' in your track title. 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: https://wetransfer.com/
  20. 4 points
    1. Wanna tell us something about yourself? some dude. born and raised in the bay area. used to be in a bunch of hardcore bands in high school and made ambient music and some IDM on the side. late sophomore year of high school ('~06?), I was listening to DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid - Riddim Warfare (the album that "started it all") and trying to remake one of the dnb songs in Garageband (the first DAW for most). A senior working as a TA, saw what I was doing, (which wasn't the assignment) and introduced me to Madlib - Shades of Blue... life changed. Ever since then, I've been making beats and trying to find as much electronic, jazz, dub, metal, w/e I could find. Serendipity, I made friends with another young producer, Dom$olo (soundcloud.com/domsolo) who just happened to be the younger brother of the guy who introduced me to instrumental hiphop and who would later go on to help produce some tracks on Yeezus, Big Sean, and Sia. Long story short, toured with my band, dropped that, got into pills, dropped that, got engaged, dropped that... but through all of it, I never stopped making music... Here I am! 2. How did you make use of the sample? There was an organ/piano break earlier in the track. I took parts of this, ran each part into it's own Ableton Sampler, and programmed the midi from here. If you want proof or w/e I can send you the set or do a youtube video with a run through 3. How did you incorporate the rules? The rules were straight forward; use the sample anything goes. 4. How did you go about making the drums and drum programming? I picked some drums I've been sitting on from a cassette that I left out in the sun (solar crunch). I recorded these single hits into ableton, played the drums on my Ableton Push 2, loaded them onto a newer cassette, BAM drums done 5. What DAW and or equipment did you use? I use Ableton live, push 2, Tascam Porta Studio 1, some old radioshack type 1 cassettes, and my sample library 6. Anything else you wanna add? be shameless in your production and promotion (lol) s/o to dom$olo --> s/o to myself -->
  21. 4 points
    In light of recent events - messages I got considering the voting deadline and process to be judged unfairly e.g. - let me tell you this: I've been doing the voting/setting up vote threat on my own for the last few weeks. It takes about 3/4 of an hour to an hour each and every week. I'm not complaining, just mentioning, bc you might not know that it's a lot of work. I don't have a lot of time, especially not 9 am on my only spare day, which is saturday. If you find mistakes or mixups, thats cool. Message me/superfly/barry (please come back guys!!!!) and one of us will correct them asap IF you have proof. BUT: If you wanna bitch around - keep it for guys/girls that give a fuck. We spend enough time organizing round here doing the "dirty work". We all just wanna hit the studio and jam. If you want sth. to change or be changed THATS NICE. BUT DO SOMETHING. Complaining is easy. THIS BATTLE IS USER-MODERATED and this means, moderation ist NOT limited to the few who actually seemed to care about this for the last weeks. (big s/o to all the ones who actually cared/asked/eg.) feels like the rest is just up for free comments and likes? I hope not. Suggestions: If your vote is close to the deadline, WHY NOT MENTION THAT IN YOU POST? If your Entry is late, WHY NOT MENTION THAT IN YOUR TRACK TITLE? thank you.
  22. 4 points
    1. Wanna tell us something about yourself? I'm a Philadelphia resident who grew up in the mountains north of it. I moved to Philly when I went to college for Illustration. My portfolio site is https://supaflyart.me/ I used to spell my musician name as "Arturro" because I thought the misspelling would make it easier to Google, but I decided to give that up after I had already been on 3 separate Bandcamp album thingies and signed up for this site to do the beat battles. Whoops! 2. How did you make use of the sample? I took a part with some nice horns I could sample in some way, and then I dropped the right channel and made the left track Mono because that effectively took the drums out of the sample, giving me a much easier time messing with it and making use of the horns how I wanted. For the parts where it gets all metal-sounding, I sped the track up double time and put a resonator on the sample and just kinda messed around with the settings til I got something I liked. I wish I had EQ'd the higher pitches on the metal down. 3. How did you incorporate the rules? I faked a little DJ intro and outro as well as an interview where I ask myself a question. 4. How did you go about making the drums and drum programming? I have no creative capacity when it comes to drum patterns or anything like that so I gave something a shot and tried a drum look where the drums were super overblown but it sounded awful (naturally) and I almost gave up, but then I just tried a simple drum track and it worked when I finally found a snare I liked. That was pretty much it, like I said, I have no creative capacity for drums. 5. What DAW and or equipment did you use? I use Ableton Live with a couple vsts and a MIDI keyboard (with a broken power supply at the moment) and a guitar (that I need to buy an interface for so I can plug it into my computer). 6. Anything else you wanna add? I press buttons and sounds come out
  23. 4 points
    Ok guys you asked for it and I could never say no to the fam. I posted my interview. Thanks again. I will listen to everyone's track on Friday. It is kind of a welcome to the weekend ritual for me.
  24. 4 points
    Or support folks ya know "fellow producers" that put out projects..instead of telling another producer here in this thread...in this forum on this site to steal shit from others....... cheers
  25. 3 points
    yo hit the mods up cuzzo. i would love to help set shit up if need be. no sense in having one dude always having to do it. actually i can just help period. im in japan so its the afternoon when this shit is counted up. so yeah i can help man. im about to crash out but shoot me a message on how i can really help. cheers man. this is a dope community dont let that shit bother ya.