The STBB is a weekly beat battle, where anywhere from 50 to 100+ participants from all over the world, are provided a sample to flip/chop/edit/screw, and make a beat out of it within just a few days. All the participants then cast out a vote, and the winner picks the samples for the next round. We provide a weekly report and an interview with the battle winner.
Original Samplepack: (provided by Joa Gymshoe & DrunkenMaster2)
- Use one or more samples from the pack provided
- Sample 1 instrument and chop it into (at least ) a two bar pure solo (no beat underneath).
- No live instrument solo (on rule 1)
- Layering or playing chords with that same sample is allowed
- All else is allowed
Interview with the battle winner, FRIS:
Hi FRIS, much congratulations the win! 🙂
Can you shortly introduce yourself?
FRIS: I’m a producer from Antwerp in Belgium called FRIS, which means ‘FRESH’ in dutch.
What Equipment or software (DAW, VST’s etc) did u use on this track?
FRIS: Since a couple of months I’m the proud owner of a 404 and this is my first beat on there. Being used to working in ableton I bounced the loops and effects back and forth between the two. Doing the final recording in audacity and not really caring about the quality since I like the lofi feel. The synths were recorded from the microkorg.
What was your approach to get started?
FRIS: Cruising through the samples I really liked the rattle/clicky sounds. Kinda reminds me of the percussion-heavy flylo tracks. From there on out I made 6 or 7 loops and played around with them. I don’t really plan out what I want to do, I just let it happen. The synths were added at the end trying to incorporate the solo-side of the rules.
How did you make use of the sample?
FRIS: Used the clicky part of the sample and some of the vocals at the end of the sample which I pitched up and down.
How did you go about the drumwork?
FRIS: I didn’t have my sample library so I used a preset drum in Ableton for the beat.
Are there any insteresting aspects of the track that you would like to share?
FRIS: Most of the time I’m working quite detailed on stuff, laying everything out in ableton. But now on the 404 it’s a little sloppier and coincidence gets a bigger share of the action. I will be using this method of working much more in the future!
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