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    STBB #539 Dedicated to Komplicated BOOM BAP Week - in the style of a former STBB member Komplikated, who sadly passed recently, you gotta come with that 90's Boom bap ish... Flip this: http://www61.zippyshare.com/v/ULrTAPFG/file.html - time limit 3.00 - outside instruments / drums / acapellas / vocal shots / fx-stuff allowed - no outside samples The Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 539“ 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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    Didn't know where to put this topic, my friend and beatbattle participant Komplikated passed away this weekend.....he's been a member on this forum for quite some years and known for his old skool type of beats.....and nice collabs with some other peeps here. Wanted to let you know. with best regards Nick
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    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
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    STBB 545 >>Mixed Genres Week<< Samples: Zip or seperate: Earth Blossom Pasado Obhimani 15 Minutos Angel Eyes St. James Infermary Victor 13066a Wakarebanashi nanka Mixed genres week: Use at least three of the samples to make a beat with two different styles/genres. Could be Boombap, Trap, House, Ambient, Reggaeton, Jazz, techno, Electronica... whatever, just try and be creative and make both parts HOT FIRE!! You can make it with some type of breakdown in the middle to seperate the two or you can mix the genres throughout the beat or make a surprise transition, but no matter how you do it Just try to make it work and try to make it sound natural, even though it is maybe outside of your comfort zone. If you find it hard to use three samples, try some different breakdowns or intro/outro stuff, try to be creative (it shouldn't be to hard with so many samples to pick from, there's over 30 minutes worth of samplematerial...) Outside melodic samples not allowed, use the ones i provided. Outside anything else is ok. No time limit. 1 Entry pr. person The Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 545“ 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
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    Yo What's up people? as always some tight work from everyone. Here's my feedback on everyone's tracks, Enjoy! FatVonFree, Dope Cuts as always, awesome stutters and Heavy Hitting overall production! * Levi Tretschinken, Nice sample cuts, made rhythm and some nice filter work. Hobgoblinbeats, Heavy drums liking your precision, killer beat MichaelMichaelson, liking the drums in this one, some nice chilled vibes. Barry Studebaker , Yeah nice filter work, got my head bobbing. 92 Degrees , Yo some lovely swing on this joint! Slick beat and chops. * Butta Slick , Yeah this is some real boom bap! Yeah Dope beat, loving the simple chops on this. Killer! 2n!te , Damn this is Sick! Dope Swing, some real clean chops and a real nice chilled beat. Nice * KappNeffect , Wobble wobble seriously mad sounds loving the wonky beat. Dope as F**K! Fredson Jacobs , This is a really nice and uplifting different style, works well, Big ups! flobama , Yeah this is cool! nice bounce on the beat, kind of some 90’s flavour in there. Detritus Tabu3 , Wow another well different approach, this is pretty cool. nice one. HUXLAY , Dope drums! Lovely use of the horn, really nice atmosphere and vibe. Heavy Flip! * Lonius , oh yeah this is super relaxing, lovely build to a Sweet joint! liking the drums and the percussion. KOARAKTOR , Dope intro, this is some slick Boom bap track all right! Super tight! * 61Beatz , Bang Bang! Lovely use of the guitar, Dope Flip indeed! :.G.FNella.: , Nice Real heavy swing, digging the delay echo washed out layers! Graftaq , Yeah nice use of the sample, dope swing and a cool beat, liking the percussion on this. sam knocks , Boom! Heavy flip, chilled use of the sample. Banging Drums! Supply Arturo , Nice rhythm on this, interesting sample choice but it works. naturella.boombap , Damn! Living up to your name Sir! Killer joint. The Chops, Filter work, Bass, Drums that snare. Mmmmm. * MA Beats , Super Tight Flip, Some Dope Drums with a nice Bounce and rhythm with the snare. LithiumLion , Cool stuff, interesting space like laser sound with the sample. Organi5m , Mad flip liking the build up, cool layers works well. DAJAMAH , Hefty swing, trippy washed out sample cool sounds. c a s c a s s e t t e , Nice chilled style, my head is bopping for sure. 3. KappNeffect 2. HUXLAY 1. FatVonFree Peace.
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    Thanks all for your reactions and respect. it was a hard week ...lot of memories passed, since the early 90-ties i've been friends with Komplikated aka Damce. it would be great if this weeks "battle" is for him! he was a big big fan of Boombap the early stuff, old skool hiphop .. if someone could drop some dope samples for this week with the "basic" stbb rules and make that old skool hippedihiphopboombap beats..that would be great! big thanks in advance from me pz and one Nick
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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.
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    STBB 543 SYNTH YOUR SOUNDS You know the drill: Make a flip using at least one of the samples. http://www24.zippyshare.com/v/fou3U3gd/file.html http://www24.zippyshare.com/v/LxgZpwnH/file.html http://www24.zippyshare.com/v/7HAxn2Wo/file.html Sculpt your own drums and synth/keys from sine and noise samples from the "synth pack" .zip Pitch, Crush, Layer, Modulate, Grain loop, etc. … fx the shit out of this. Include 1 melodic element played with your sculpted synth/keys. (dry sine doesn't count) - 4:00 minute time limit - outside instruments / drums* not allowed - no outside samples allowed -Acapella, Cuts, Fx and Rap allowed *add up to 2 drum/perc sounds of your choice to your synthesized drums if you want The Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 542“ 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 Do your thing! peace
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    The song is ended but the melody lingers on… The STBB 539 R.I.P. Komplikated, what a week it was. It has been great seeing everyone putting in so much effort and dedication to make this a memorable week! For this weeks top 3 3. Sam Knockz 2. bugseed. 1. Kowalzki Congrats Kowalzki! p.s. STBB Vote Sheet 539.xlsx
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    First of all, i'm touched by all messages and especially all entries for my friend Komplikated aka Damce.i would like to thank each and every-one for their entries to honor him.Last week was an emotional rollercoaster for me personally and other close friends and family.I don't know if anyone has read my request regarding this weeks beats, We ( me and 2 other friends ) came up with the idea to make a cd with this weeks entries, is it okay that i use your beat for this memorial cd for Komplikated? It would be great. my vote for this special week: Barry Studebaker - this is the Komplikated style Bugseed - pfjieuwww, what a nice track Flo bama - one of my faves my vote goes to: Butta Slick - u got me bigtime with this one !
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    lets dedicate the next battle to him?
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    Wanna tell us something about yourself? Hey people, I'm Sol Sauvage from the woods of the Swedish highlands. A father of two daughters, gardener, music fan and beatmaker. I started messing with hip-hop culture in the late 90's. Graffiti, rhyming and stuff with a crew from my home town. Eventually my focus of interest in music broadened and I started to explore other stuff like psychedelic rock, jazz, funk and all that goodness... For quite a while I was totally lost and unproductive musically and didn't know what to do, trying to play the flute, organ and messing with synthesizers. At some point however I found my way back to sampling and beatmaking. For me, these beat battles have been a great way of keeping the creativity going and evolving my style. As of now I'm planning to do some live beat sets this summer, which I never did before, so that'll be fun. How did you make use of the sample? Donut Producer provided lots of nice samples to play around with. 1st part is a heavily chopped bass/guitar funk sample. 2nd part is a loop with some fx which I played a synth over. 3rd part is just some raw loops and chops. How did you incorporate the rules? The rules were max 30 seconds per beat part... that was a challenge because I think often a beat needs to ”marinate” a bit. I wanted each bit to be distinctly different from each other but still transition nicely. I made more beats but these three made it. Obviously the acapella is part of a DOOM verse, huge fan of him and his crazy lyrics... How did you go about making the drums and drum programming? What I usually do is to program a snare then play the kicks/hats/perc on the pads. What DAW and or equipment did you use? I use Studio One on an old Mac Pro along with a 4x4 pad controller and a midi keyboard. Anything else you wanna add? Peace to you all, happy midsummer!