BM2 First Beat Showcase/Battle

edited April 2011 in General
So, I remember being on the NS forums and a certain user (forgot the name) started a battle of sorts. I dig the idea and I'm wondering of you guys want to follow suit?
The way that it COULD work is I'll provide some samples or a key sample or both, and we all try and make something using that sample in the track. This is also a fun n easy way for us to listen to each others' music and have ours listened to as well. We could make it a competition but that really up to you guys. If so I say we just go majority vote.
Let me know what you guys think. Since I'm providing the samps I could step out if you guys think its unfair for some reason. (I'm not that great anyways.)

O and dont bust into this thread an start posting beats. Make your own post <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P -->


  • Good idea, provide the samples!
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    Haha the trick is, I cant yet until more people are in. Its like setting a certain amount of time and seeing what people come up with within that mark.
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    What happened to the View section on the forums? They should of not took it out, now i can't tell what beat is getting recognition on here lol, Everything feels random now, all they have is replies lol.
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    Count me in. This sounds like it'd be cool.
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    Sure i'll give it a go <!-- s8-) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8-)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8-) -->
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    Me too
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    I'm down for it!
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    sure i'll give it a go!
    maybe drop a pvt mail to let us know when it off?
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    Yeah, im going on a trip (I ride quads from time to time out in the desert with family.
    So ill get all the samps together and pvt msg you guys that have said their in. Ill also post them here
    Alright see you guys in 3-4 days
  • Yes. I'm in as well. What the hell.
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    yo X! send me the sample too!!
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    I need them samples Scythe!
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    Haha sorry guys, I've just been major busy.
    Ok ok, today I got some free time on my hands. So ill put together a sample pack. Keep in mindim not going to give you 16 samples. Insteaill probably provide like 4 melodic samps and 4 perc samps which youhave to implement. (You only HAVE to use one mel and two perc)
    the perc will be unique. No SDs,HH or Kicks. So expect some unique percussion.

    If I pull through the deadline will be 4 full weeks from now. (28 days) (( so 03/24/11))
    That's because I know some people work differently, may have other projects or be really busy. So making it 4 weeks should insure 2 things
    1. The beats will have been participate and not rushed.
    2. Everyone can participate.

    Im off to school for now but ill be back in about 3 hours
  • So we can use other samples in addition to what you provide? Hmmm, not sure if that makes it a fair battle? I don't want to make things difficult for you but it might be more interesting to provide a full bank and a couple midi instruments to see how wildly different the results are from everyone using the exact same samples.

    Any other rules? Song length? How to post the songs? Etc.?
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    I'd do this if you set it up
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    So we can use other samples in addition to what you provide? Hmmm, not sure if that makes it a fair battle? I don't want to make things difficult for you but it might be more interesting to provide a full bank and a couple midi instruments to see how wildly different the results are from everyone using the exact same samples.

    Any other rules? Song length? How to post the songs? Etc.?

    Well in retrospect youre right, that does seem unfair to people lacking quality samps.
    So I guess ill provide 2 SDs, 2 BDs, 2 HHs, a OH, a CC, and some unique Perc, along with a few melodics and ill see about the midis. Maybe ill provide the sample and participants will have to use it as the samp for the synth, but can twist it as theyd like. (LP suppressed and square volume LFO it for example)

    I have a busy day today with HW, a collab and this but Im on it and it should all be ready by tonight.
    You guys think ZShare is a good spot to Upload it?
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    Alright I have 48 Perc, Vox, FX, Melodic and MIDI samples ready...does that sound like too many?
    13 melodic
    3 Midi
    4 VOX n FX
    The rest allll perc.

    What you guys think? cut some things out?
  • Seems like a lot of perc but whatever, it's your call. Zshare looks fine, I guess we could also just keep a running list of soundcloud links as tracks roll in.

    Let the battle begin...?
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    13 mel loops sounds fine??
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    hey yo! Newb here but just throwin my support behind this just got bm2 and its a life saver my setup has been down for near 2 years and BM is getting me back into the isht. I would like to participate in the I have particpated in a couple online in the past and they provide the sample (full song or snippet) and a drum sample. The only stipulations being they had to utilize the samples in the beat. The winner would supply the following weeks sample and so on. They used zshare and it worked out pretty good.
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    Yo Scythe how the samps coming along?
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    Ive actually have a bunch ready but have been contemplating what to use and how they can be used. heres the rules Im prepared.
    I shortened it down to 3 melodic samps, you must use ATLEAST one. If you can use more than one and it sounds good, more skill/"points" to you.
    There are percussion samps, 3 HHs, 3 Kicks, 3 Snares, and 6 "Distinct". You must use atleast one HH, Kick and Snare and atleast TWO Distinct samples. You are allowed to use drum samples from outside so long as you use atleast the amount required here.
    I have also provided some random FX and Vox, if you want to implement them, feel free to cut them up as you like.
    I have also provided some tonal samples for the synth, again, feel free to use these as theyre just bonuses. (not in terms of points, just in terms of hey, here, maybe you can try using this)
    Keep in mind that you should not be sampling anything but what is given. That means no digging through Marvin Gaye for a better vox samp. The trick here is to hear these samps and figure a way to work em together. You can alter them in any way, and use them in both instruments.
    Theres no prize just have fun haha
    Winner will determine the next batch of samples (I dont plan to win lol, Im not too great)
    You MUST use BM2 ONLY. NO OUTSIDE APPS!!! This is strictly to show raw power of BM2 alone.
    You may however import any synth samps you may need for the synthesizer. That is IT. Everything else should be coming from BM2, your outside excess drum samps and your creativity.
    If theres anything you think we should add or remove, say so now. Ill wait a full day and then ill post the samples. If I see a bunch of people agree, ill just post them today.
    So in short:
    ATLEAST 1 HH, BD and SD samp must be used
    ATLEAST 2 Distinct Perc samps must be used
    ATLEAST 1 Melodic Samp must be used
    YOU MAY use the FX and Vox as you please, their use should be considered when we make votes, meaning that the use of the vox is GOOD. (ill remind everyone this)
    YOU MAY use the synth samps. NO BONUS FOR THOSE
    YOU MAY use outside Perc samps IF you use the required amount of given samps.
    YOU CAN NOT sample anything for melodic purposes other than the melodic samples given.
    BE CREATIVE! BM2 offers a huge amount of ways to tackle this. Any form of alteration that you can think of in BM2 CAN BE USED!
    O and also, there is a 2:45 Minute MAX! This insures that we can hear all the tracks without worrying about taking forever to listen to them all.

    In reality, Im making this pretty specific yet too broad at the same time. Ive considered just having it be, "Heres on mel samp, one perc samp, you have to use them go" but that seems to plain for our first little showcase.
    So let me know what you gys/girls think, and we'll tke it from there.
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    Sounds good to me man,great job!..i wasnt tryin to be pushy with last post,just eager to get into it.I'm totally inexperienced,actually dont know squat about song structure and I'll have a laughable attempt at this but the fact is- i know attempting this will make me try that bit more as well as learn new shit!
    I think the rules are excellent and well thought out ....i think maybe a simple vote the week after all attempts are posted.if every1 votes their top 3 tracks and thats that?
    sure lookn forward to gettin my ears round them samples tho <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->
    I hope there's not much objection to your lay out and I say drop em whenever you next get the time please <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->
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    Alright here it is, you want in just state so on this thread.
    Everyone has until the end of March. The rules were previously stated but Ill compile this info in one post along with the participants.
    It will all be on post 1.

    1st BM2 BEAT - 4.85MB
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    got em, cheers.
    quick question..hopefully a simple answer!
    are any of these samps for use on the synth?i thought a couple might be but when i try load to synth each folder shows as empty.
    i could be way off the mark too <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? -->
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    Yes, you would have to create the instrument though.
    make a keyboard sampler but dont load anything.
    open the keyboard instrument.
    select "settings"
    go all the way down using the arrows and select "create zone"
    Now the whole keyboard is selected as your zone, you can make this smaller if youd like.
    Press the little arrow to the right, it flips through your zone/sample options.
    Now select the base key of the tone youre using from that folder I gave you guys with the super short samples.
    Now select "load sample", then load the sample youd like to use. You can use anything youd like! experiment with it.
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    cheers man. i have never tried using that function before!guess i'm not puttin in enough time on bm2!
    ok so maybe not a great idea me trying this out!
  • Nice samples, Scythe. But I'm getting the 'INVALID SAMPLE' error on a few of them when I try to load them onto pads or into the sample/chop lab. Is anyone else getting this? Here are the samples that are messed up for me:

    Snare (percussion)
    ChangPianoHard (midi)
    Mixo_C2 (midi)
    FLS_Glass Break (fx)
    FLS_Gun (fx)

    Can't wait to get into this.
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    Yes i am having the same problem with the same samlpes! <!-- s:cry: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cry.gif" alt=":cry:" title="Crying or Very Sad" /><!-- s:cry: -->

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    guys is there anyway to make a .bmk2 so we can have more Piano sounds?, cause only .bmk2 can be used for the piano sample... is there anyway to make one?
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