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