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    used this sample a while back, not gonna pretend like I just 5VXTd this ish.
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    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
  5. 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
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    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
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    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!
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    Stone statues are very much a problem, you clearly aren't offended by them, but some people are.Museums are different than them being out in the open in public view I don't want to drive down the street or walk to a park and have to openly see a monument of anyone who fought against me having freedom and civil liberties
  11. 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
  12. 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/
  13. 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 -->
  14. 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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    STBB #555 Tribute to the Loved ones that aren't amongst us Thirstday was the birthday of my brother Chakir who passed 4 years ago. Lets celebrate The Life of the Fallen Loved ones through Drums and Chops Just one classic Smokey robinson sample this week. http://www30.zippyshare.com/v/wIaHxS6C/file.html Dilla's ''Love it here'' flip was the first time I Let Chakir listen to Dilla. Even though he never listened to that type of hip hop he was really feeling it. Soo thats why this is a special 1 for me.Use it wisely but, Im sure you guys wont disappoint. Rules No outside samples Drums,Keys,Bass,Synths Allowed Acapella/Vox Allowed no time limit Thats it have fun family!!! the Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 555“ 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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    All but 5 of the submitters for this week have voted. I wonder if we'll have a 100% vote-to-submission ratio someday. I'm half considering calling it now because this one's not even close
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    Ayo Instrmntl Beats I gotta G check ya for a second. You with the Feds, bruh. Gotta be. If you gone spam the boards you at least gotta disclose why you here, my G. Clearly it ain't to discuss music, playboy.
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    A statue/monument is a powerful thing, goes beyond just a historical reminder, especially when you have people walking around today who still support the achievements that earned them that statue. It's not about erasing history, it's about not celebrating it and taking power away from those that do.
  24. 3 points
    no tracks on your sc page.. hmm.. I'm a bit hesitant .. you could be Jacuzisplot reincarnated I've done a lotta collabs //rappin on other' beats but also instrumental collabs... in any case I've found that communication is key.. and getting to know the other person can be a cool bonus to make things easier you could set a fixed bpm... and pick same part of the sample so everything is in key you can also play to eachothers strengths and both do something you're best at... say one does the bassline coz he's better at it the other the drums etc.. yeah.. send wavs back and forth... and try and have fun
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    STBB#%$(549 Conspiracy & Espionage 9/9/2017 congrats defMute secretely DL these samples off youtube make a conspiracy and espinoage themed track using both samples everything else allowed obligatory special rule... make a (field) recording of you or others/anybody talking and make an intro/interlude/outro/ hook/ or whatev out of it have fun! The Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 549“ 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 here: http://www.zippyshare.com ... samps