l o k a l

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  1. blatant self-promo

    ⁄§⁄ I wanna hear what you've been making! Life is hectic and we don't have the time to share and keep up with the social media bs. I wanna hear your track and give it a good listen. If I love it, I'll promote it! Be sure to include some notes about the track; what inspired you, what you used to build the track (samples, synths, drums, w/e), or even how long it took you to make it! To get things started, here's me notes: Been under a lot of stress with some things in my life, mostly family. It's crazy when life happens, and how those that raised us pass forward and we inherit new purpose. This track came together quickly (about 5 hours) after meditating on the love I've learned from my family, both old and new. This track is because of the love of my family, for the love of my family. Call those that raised you, and raise them up. <3 thanks If you have any questions based on how the track was produced, aka what gear/techniques I used, HIT ME UP! I'm easy going and love to share the process. peaceful light to you and yours <3 ⁄§⁄
  2. STBB #576 VOTE

    Hey I’m out getting my ears lowered probably won’t get home until 1230pst(earliest) I really hope Jay beats me to it. His beat was pure art. If you guys wanna pass it off, go for it! I’m just happy to participate <3 (just a heads up, if I was going I do the rules... NO OUTSIDE SAMPLES NO OUTSIDE DRUMS!! NO OUTSIDE INSTRUMENTS (useless it’s the sample transformed) Bass is cool. At most 1:15 in length. <samples provided: the Lynn break, Where You Will Be by Yaw, and The Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi performed by The Chicago Symphony Orchestra> looking for pure instrumentals. NO ACAPELLAS!) ... but I’m not at my computer soooooo... :c wump
  3. STBB #576 VOTE

    fuck man. i'm sorry i didn't realize what i was writing. i was just being insecure and a bit manic. the beat is truly fire and i shouldn't even say shit like that. my bad man. i was just being dumb.
  4. STBB #576 VOTE

    loved the rules but damn...some strong producers used rims and snares... ya'll push on the pull doors ya know? regardless, all fire i wish i could vote for you! M Y V O T E S 1) JAY MYKAL!!!!!! heard it. hooked. perfect flip w/acapella. you fit that fill in too. too damn good to ignore. 2) BLUEEAR!!!!! tragic and dusty. that DX7 pluck you added was beyond dope. simple moves in quiet places. 3) SOUL-JUTSU!!!!!! got me weeping... my favorite cut of the vocal. loved the wood block and the mellotron strings. proto-mastery honorable mentions ROCKUSNEWERA!!!! haunting. that ride in place was perfect. imho, best placement and texture. lonius - busy hats, echoes of jazz and rainy new york streets at night. beautiful eno-esque beat. loved it. Morti69 - wild, tropical, jungle, natural. tbh, some of the best percussion i've heard in a while. Slanteyes - so groovy so chewy loved the lil claps (lil baby claps clap clap clap clap*) plus that lil melody you threw in, so good (boopboopboopboop boop boop) Dez nyce - thank you for marking non-entry. your beat was fire homie. really loved the pitched piano on the kick. dishonorable mentions... aka I WISH I COULD VOTE FOR YOU but you used some snare sounds... Super Sen - rims... (well really, it's the rim+guitar-stab from the sample. loved the story telling you pulled from the acapella. loved the interpolation between the beat and the pella. so smooth) defMute - rims... (always wanna vote for you but that guitar-stab+rim from the sample...) :.G.F. NeLLa.: - snare.
  5. STBB 576 Grime Folk Music (SnaresHellaOptional Week)

    yo! congrats my dude! the rules and the samples were a lot of fun. I usually don't use snares in my beats but I pulled some tricks out to make something distinct. First, I set my master to mono, so any source coming from my monitors would be mono. I figured this would save me time and headache from dealing with stereo material. For the "snare" I used a chh from the good 'ol drum library, slowed it down, added some fade in Ableton and BAM it was good. The pads were made from various portions of the sample (sample #3). The vocal was taken from sample #3 and slowed down to fit the key (I used Ableton to do this). Originally, I had wanted do a "dusty beat" like Von wanted, so naturally, I went with something like Burial, eventually, I got tired of trying to program those eclectic drums and went with something that felt more natural. I didn't really mix the track, but I leveled it using the pinknoise technique (hit me up if you want to learn how). Over all, it was nice taking a break from the STBB, and to come back and have one my favorite producers on here host it. ⁄§⁄
  6. :.STBB#575.Spring.Dance.:

    Yes! I love Ravel. (hella off topic) Check out Lucas Debargue's performance of Maurice Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit. It's powerful af. (edit) here -->
  7. STBB#570 VOTE

  8. STBB#570 VOTE

    powerful producers!! myvotes:: 1) sixfingerz - whoa! so diverse. you got those future bass leads and transitions. the drums reminded me of paper fans and clocks, like a Miyazaki clockwork-robot. 2) butta slick - clean drums, clean loop, CLEAN! your bounce is sooo hard dude. i wish i had that ear! 3) sol sauvage - glistening drums~ ( that shuffling “brush” sound on the 3. . . lemme get at that! ) you had some subtle reverse fills that really brought me in. detail is key and i hear a lot in your track. mentions:: enzoeyeris - one word: Progressive. ++ the lil synth stabs at the end complimented the chop so well. the cadence and space of the drums was by far the most unique and as a producer, got my ears very interested. barry studebaker - hella fun! got the good cymbals and snaps. the intro really brought the energy forward and as soon as the acapella dropped, everything locked in. so dope. rustee frequency - streetlight dubby vibes, the bass line was key, plus you locked that tamb ( ~!~ ). loved the NY style drums. i like how you panned the reverb for the snare to the left, very smart move. the way you chopped the sample was so cool. hitting the tail accents in the first loop and then you transitioned to a second with the bit-crushed vocaloid “scratches”. <3 beatCretin - darkness… like the streets of hey arnold at night. btw, that snare roll is too dope donutproducer - too fun! reminds me of pikmin ost vox monkey - i like the kit you used. the snare+hat+clap feels sooo good. ++the synth solo! +++++++++ s/o to Lonius for the win and for the sample content! s/o to Jazzijazzful for the performance--> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUcpdKYl1DkbrtLx4LmcHrA ⁄§⁄

    congrats Lonius! can't wait for your "behind the beat" made this on super bowl sunday. I wanted to do something against the excitement so i decided to pick the moment in the performance i felt was the most resolved and relaxed (the end). I transposed the end in Sampler to produce the melody. The bass was made from a small part in the middle, eq'd and comp'd, dropped into Sampler and played the lick. The drums are from my "secret stash": the rims are from some nina simone records, the hat is the stock 808 hat with ableton (i put a delay on the end of it and automated the swing, d/w, and feedback for a "clock" effect). the kick is secret sauce so no hints. I bussed everything to my tascam porta1 on a really nice high quality cassette (TDK type ii, zero drag). I rerecorded a couple of times to get the vibe with some additive eq'ing, and added some reverb for spatial context. I finally printed to the same cassette with low input and high output (less noise), boosted the highs, and printed to ableton after a glue compressor to mellow any peaks. ⁄§⁄
  10. STBB behind the beat/Weekly winner interview

    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 -->
  11. STBB#567 VOTE

    true true true
  12. STBB#567 VOTE

    1) The Deli - thick with digital smoke 2) Lonius - "vhs on 480p" viiiibes 3) FatVonFree - your glitch fills are masterful. love em! the sample content was so strong, but so many beats used the same 10sec loop... (. _ .) ...and while it's cool to see how different people flip the same sample, it's (imo) not as exciting to hear the same sample flipped the same way over and over... just saying.
  13. STBB#567

    yo! I had no idea it could be this "unbound". It'd be interesting to do something outlandish like "no drums allowed!!"
  14. STBB#567

    congrats homie! been listening to your cloud all week. I flipped all 3 twice (2 parts). the tracks posted exceeded my expectations and def didn't make it easy, NO OUTSIDE SAMPLES (i'm thinking "...oh shit"). I didn't realize I could use my drums (cuz they're SAMPLES! ugh...) Regardless, it was fun scrubbing through the material, trying to find the right chords and all the single drum hits. I started with something different and ended with something more familiar. Everything was made using ableton's sampler and warp algos. I had to send most things through the tape so i could get the textures i needed. ~peace and love~ ⁄§⁄
  15. STBB#566 VOTE

    1) SCOUT - CHICAGO STYLE!! Been playing it for the past couple days and it got me to revisit some of my footwork records. 2) defMute - it's crispy how i like it && had a solid bounce that anyone could feel 3) per.du - crazy sound design. i like how you stretched the intro. would like to hear more! I also really like how you used the filter to pull stuff out and let other stuff sliiiiiide in (especially towards the end). textural vibes of a potential junglist... (ever try producing jungle?) Honorable mentions: Butta Slick with that Tommy Wright III style! Oskarr, it was DOPE how you chopped the beat to the bassline. classic move. BAVNZ - both your flips were dope
  16. STBB#566

    STBB #566 ⁄§⁄ YO! Some powerful people in the forum. First time in and was blown away by the talent and support. ~!Beautiful people in beautiful light!~ ⁄§⁄ ...enough with the mushy love... (っ˘ω˘ς ) ––THE REQUIRED MATERIAL–– ---> https://we.tl/i3XSprSsDB <--- Nothing crazy, just GIVE US YOUR BEST! Flip the material as you please. You can add drums, bass, synths, vocals, W/E! THE SAMPLE MUST BE USED! ⁄§⁄ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Fine Print: Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB 566“ 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: https://wetransfer.com/ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ quick note: I was notified through soundcloud NOT through email/theforum. Be sure to check your messages Friday Night so you don't mess up (like me) and post late love ⁄§⁄
  17. STBB#566

    can you not access the sample?
  18. STBB#566

    thanks! can't wait to hear the flips~
  19. STBB #565 VOTE

    1. HOBGOBLIN - perfect. spooky as hell and had the best use of the guitar. 2. defMute - those drums POP!!! *BANG BOOM BANG!!* 3. FatVonFree - first to post and blew me away. solid stutter and a bounce the world needs.
  20. STBB #565

    used some of the organ and a little of the piano from the longer mellow parts. the bass is a combo between a bass hit from the track and a sample off one of my synths. I had recored the sample through my porta-one played at the slowest speed from some "mitape" from the flea market into my mixer. If you listen closely, you can hear me coughing. (i forgot to mute my mic DOH!). everything was rererecorded to tape a full speed into ableton. Thanks for the sample slanteyez. love hearing new music. and thanks to everyone who listens!