Gathering ideas for future battles (please join in!)
To all the Beatmaker community.
We are looking for creative suggestions and ideas for our monthly BM3 Beat Battles, which we started running back in September last year.
Please post (below) any cool ideas you have for interesting rules and restrictions, genres etc that will encourage battle participants to try new ways of composing, and grow as musicians.
I'll pool all the ideas back into this first post, and the best ideas will be picked out over upcoming months for our next battles.
Here are some examples of rules we've tried in previous battles
- compose a track based on randomly recorded radio clips
- only drums from a shared drum bank allowed
- remix an iconic song from your country of origin
- Christmas theme
- genre: throwback electro
- genre: jungle / drum & bass
- everyone submits a bank, and the shared banks are all you can use (no synths!)
01 - Race against the clock
@d4d0ug: 10 minutes to make a tune / something from scratch (ala against the clock) - which is screen recorded. Then however long to play out the creation at the end. Maybe each entry is 2 uploads - 10 minute creation vid then tune separate.
02 - Janky Timing
@tk32: You have to turn off all quantise features and record all your patterns in real time or via loop record. (ie. no step programming or manual midi editing)
03 - Culinary Menagerie
@d4d0ug: Sound recordings from around the kitchen.
04 - Porn Groove
@tk32: Your song has to be composed entirely from the audio in a porn movie. You'll have to use your imagination to find suitable percussion sounds (also known as the 'boom-fap' challenge)
05 - Classic Remix
@5pinlink: Remixes definitely need to start making a showing here. "Yazoo - Only you" remix it etc.
06 - Stoned Rozeta
@tk32: Build a track entirely triggered by Auto-run Rozeta midi plugins. No patterns allowed, and your timeline must be completely blank!!
07 - Drum Machine only
@d4d0ug: build an entire track from an 808 drum bank
08 - Raid the BBC
09 - Starter Packs only
@ronji: Make a track using the 2 complimentary Starter packs only. Built-in effects only too?