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The WATMM Challenges *June Challenge Started!*

Pick your Elements  

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  1. 1. Pick your Elements

    • No reverb
      8
    • Has to integrate vocals in one way or another (actual singing, vocal resampling, etc)
      8
    • Self made drums only
      13
    • Must use every note on your midi interface
      2
    • Sample 80's cartoon noises
      10
    • DISTORT EVERYTHING
      8
    • All samples < .05 seconds long
      12
    • Short echoes on all sounds
      6
    • Negative swing
      2
    • No grid
      9
    • Sine waves only
      9
    • 3/4 time
      7
    • 5/4 time
      13
    • All track elements must originate from the same sample
      15
    • Animal Noises
      8
    • Only two notes allowed in entire composition
      16
    • No filters
      4


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There really is not min./max length at this time. The idea is to make a rough draft or a finished track with each of the challenges 'completed'. The idea is to challenge yourself, so if you only make a 30 second track and post it up, then that won't be making you a better musician!

I'm trying not to bog down the challenges with too many rules, and want to add more variability and decision making within the chosen challenges.

If you make an amazing track and want to sell it, then that's your decision. I don't see why there would be infringement issues otherwise.

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^^ just to make clear..

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summer vibes man, might do something

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summer vibes man, might do something

damn straight summer vibes yo. Vibing at two fundamental frequencies you know what I'm sayin?

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Whoo! Very nice winners.

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Finished the two note work out I started on last weekend;

https://soundcloud.com/plugexpert/jonas-went-soot

 

If you have Renoise 3.1 the songfile can be dl'd here;

http://forum.renoise.com/index.php/files/file/420-jonas-went-soot-pre-post-processing-version/

Enjoyable. Interesting strategy with the two notes as well. The two notes didn't bore me either. It had a good rhythm, almost meditative, and that feedback was pretty sweet! Good job.

 

Whoo! Very nice winners.

heh yeah, I wanted to keep it simpler for the first go around so I kept the 'big' challenges down to a minimum, and they were all picked anyway xD.

 

 

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yo i'll give it a try, this kind of stuff really motivates me! great idea! you're the next brian eno... :doge:

 

what's the current status on things??? is it a go?

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oh yes, it started on the first, and ends on the next first!

Gotta start polling for next month sometime during the last week of the month.

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Did another one of the two note exercise kind, this time with a focus on different loop points;

https://soundcloud.com/plugexpert/jonas-kartosiman

 

Song file can be checked here, uses some freeware vst from Tal besides native stuff;

http://forum.renoise.com/index.php/files/file/423-kartosiman-pre-post-processing-version/

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Dude I've never seen that many tumbleweeds.

I have tried the challenge 3 times, and I can't come up with anything that I enjoy and I see no reason to post it if it is just plain bad. It's not even 'meh', it's just bad. The two note thing is just killing me.. haha. The truth is all three times I tried I just got bored after a bit which ended up equaling bad music. :-\

oh well I tried. You on the other hand did a good job for what you were given. Sorry this thread ended up being a let down :(

I'll give it one more go before the month ends

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Posting my meh...

 

Rules:

- Two notes in entire track (C and F#)

- 5/4

- Home made drum sounds (FM synthesized)

(Couldn't be bothered with the All track elements must originate from the same sample rule.)

 

Tried to compensate for the limited notes by making a busy/modulated acid line. It's a mess.

 

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Did the two note thing with a guitar recently and made this;

Posting my meh...

These are both jolly good IMO.

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diggin' the farty squelch on top of that timesigged groove :music: , liking the pads as well. With some extra love and care, maybe switching up the main beat with some breaks here and there, extra processing glitter sprinkles and certified banger ensues.

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Did the two note thing with a guitar recently and made this;

Posting my meh...

These are both jolly good IMO.

 

 

Agreed

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*neva foget*
 

  

 

All track elements must originate from the same sample 

Sample length is MAX 10 seconds... 


 

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*neva foget*

 

  

 

All track elements must originate from the same sample 

 

Sample length is MAX 10 seconds... 

 

The track sounds awesome.

 

This is actually a good idea for watmm, but I shouldn't be the one to 'run' the challenges. I'm too inconsistent with posting on watmm. I think I'd just like to participate. Lol. I remember trying like 5 times and coming up with really bad audio bits. Then I just gave up. So much for the guy who's idea it was in the first place.

 

I'd be on board if someone is willing to step up. Or actually better yet a few people who kinda run them together so it doesn't require one person to always be there, maybe like 2/3.

 

 

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Oh I actually found it. I kept thinking I'd go back and expand on it and make it listenable but like I said just forgot about it.

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^perky.
 

 

 

This is actually a good idea for watmm, but I shouldn't be the one to 'run' the challenges. I think I'd just like to participate. Lol. I remember trying like 5 times and coming up with really bad audio bits. Then I just gave up. So much for the guy who's idea it was in the first place.

I'd be on board if someone is willing to step up. Or actually better yet a few people who kinda run them together so it doesn't require one person to always be there, maybe like 2/3.

I don't care so much for a competition like thing, or deadlines. A list with possible ideas a la oblique strategies but watmefied a la 'give me a new dj name' would be better for the occasional picking imo .

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Yeah I don't think it should be a competition anymore. Though I think it would be good to have a different set of challenges each month. And I guess the average watmmite checking it out would look at the challenges one month, and if it interests them tackle them, otherwise maybe next month will be more interesting. Then people just post them as they are done. I remember wanting to post down each soundcloud url somewhere for easy viewing by 'challenge'  or something, month by month.

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I'd like this. It'd give some structure to the usual dickingaroundery that making music tends to be for me.

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A list with possible ideas a la oblique strategies but watmefied a la 'give me a new dj name' would be better for the occasional picking imo

It would be cool to maybe as some challenges be about different kinds of sound design, and anyone who is up for the challenge, can talk strategy to make said sounds, or share tutorial videos, etc.

 

 

 

 

I'd like this. It'd give some structure to the usual dickingaroundery that making music tends to be for me. 

Yeah it would give it more structure and variety I think which was the appeal of all of this, looking at the polling. It's really easy to fall into the trap of making music the same way over and over, when there are many many different ways to design sound and sounds in general and sound palettes to use.

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