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STBB Beat Battle Rules & Guidelines

Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:38 pm

Weekly Beat Battles at the STBB Forever Forum

Anyone can participate.

Each Saturday a sample and set of rules is posted in the Beat Battles forum.
Make a beat using the sample, and post it on the forum by Wednesday, midnight, Pacific time.
Voting takes place in a vote thread in the same forum from Thursday to Friday, midnight Pacific time.
The winner chooses the sample and sets rules for the next battle.

The Beat Battles are run entirely by members of the STBB Forever Community.
Your participation is valued


HOW IT WORKS:

• Join the STBB Forever Forum
• Download the sample from the latest thread on the Beat Battles forum.
• Post your beat on Soundcloud, with the tag and title STBB### (using the number of the current Beat Battle)
• Post your beat (by pasting your beat's Soundcloud URL/Share button Code ) on the latest Beat Battle by Wednesday Midnight Pacific time.
• Voting starts on the Beat Battles forum after the Posting deadline and ends on Friday Midnight Pacific time
• Winner posts next week's new Sample & Rules on Saturday by 12 Noon Pacific time.

DEFAULT RULES:

The winner of the previous week's battle sets the rules. Here are the default rules:

• One beat per person
- extra entries are allowed but must be labelled "Non-entry" in the track title.
- entries posted after the deadline must be labelled as 'late entry' in the track title.
• Flip the chosen sample any way you want.
• Allowed: outside drums and bass, vocal shots, cuts/scratches, fx like crackle etc.
own recorded and/or played vocals, instruments, synths.
• Not allowed: acapellas or added samples unless stated.

NOTES:

• No significant rule changes to be made after posting. Clarifying, yes.
• The winner has the final say on entries being legit or not based on the rules provided.
• An entered beat may be substituted for another if it's a totally different flip.

VOTING:

Voting takes place in a separate thread for each Beat Battle.
You can vote if you have entered the battles before, or if you have a post count of 5+.

• Votes must be in by Friday Midnight Pacific Time.
• Vote 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for 5, 3, 1 points respectively.
• Don't vote for yourself.
• Make your votes easy to read using BOLD, BIG FONTS and Crazy Colors.
• Must vote to be eligible for the win.
• Votes will be counted and result will be announced by a Moderator / Any member.
• Votes on non-entries will be disregarded. If additional places have been awarded the votes will scoot up.

Reposting and adding to Playlist on STBB Collection:

• This is done for easy listening sake and has no direct bearing on the STBB Forever Battles.
• If your track is a legitemate entry and has been missed by the moderators you can post in the round or vote thread and it will get picked up, or else message:

https://soundcloud.com/stbbcollection
https://soundcloud.com/joagymshoe
https://soundcloud.com/soul-jutsu
https://soundcloud.com/heavydrama

*rules may be subject to change over time all suggestions welcome.
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Re: Beat Battle & Default Ruleset

Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:07 pm

site looks great! love the stbb radio embed on the right side. honestly this just seems like a natural evolution and has all the potential to be even better than it ever was now that you guys own the web property. much thanks for the dedication.
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Re: Guidelines & Default Ruleset

Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:37 am

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Re: Guidelines & Default Ruleset

Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:51 am

Yes Bro! Site looks awesome, great work I'm having a little browse now.
So hopefully the winner will post the next sample in a new thread on this lovely new site! yes?
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Re: Guidelines & Default Ruleset

Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:57 am

yes fellas! ^^
and yes.. he/ she will bro..
thanks!
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Re: STBB Beat Battle Rules & Guidelines

Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:15 am

I'm glad I found you guys. What a shame! Let's battle on.
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Re: STBB Beat Battle Rules & Guidelines

Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:57 pm

hey dudes.... so i have a question..... is there some reason the battles always end on wednesday? i always get my inspiration together on friday nights and saturday mornings. i actually have fridays off from work. but there's never a battle i can work on because it's still in voting. wouldn't like tuesday-saturday w/voting sunday+monday be better for people?
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Re: STBB Beat Battle Rules & Guidelines

Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:55 pm

grifty_p wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:57 pm
hey dudes.... so i have a question..... is there some reason the battles always end on wednesday? i always get my inspiration together on friday nights and saturday mornings. i actually have fridays off from work. but there's never a battle i can work on because it's still in voting. wouldn't like tuesday-saturday w/voting sunday+monday be better for people?
You been here longer than most you tell us?

I would assume the original idea was based on most people on the planet working mon-fri with weekends off.
Sat-Weds is 5 days to make a joint with two days voting.
Voting on a Sunday would be a waste of a day off for the majority of folks, but I could be wrong...

Fitting the time in to get the beat done is also part of the challenge...at least it was for me.

Maybe join one of the Side Battles or start one with your preferred timings.
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Re: STBB Beat Battle Rules & Guidelines

Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:03 pm

Being newer to voting in Beat Battles, for late entries are those still allowed to be voted on? I'm assuming not, but just wanted to see if that was the case (Probably a dumb question, sorry guys lol)
grifty_p wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:57 pm
hey dudes.... so i have a question..... is there some reason the battles always end on wednesday? i always get my inspiration together on friday nights and saturday mornings. i actually have fridays off from work. but there's never a battle i can work on because it's still in voting. wouldn't like tuesday-saturday w/voting sunday+monday be better for people?
I feel ya on this, I know there is some discussion with folks about doing a monthly side battle which might scratch the itch when it is a little hard to keep up on the weekly side of things some weeks. Some discussion on setting this up starting 2019 consistently, keep an eye out on that board :)
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Re: STBB Beat Battle Rules & Guidelines

Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:42 am

HeavyDrama wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:55 pm
Voting on a Sunday would be a waste of a day off for the majority of folks, but I could be wrong...
You're totally right. How about Wed-Sunday with voting Monday+Tuesday?
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Re: STBB Beat Battle Rules & Guidelines

Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:07 pm

grifty_p wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:42 am
HeavyDrama wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:55 pm
Voting on a Sunday would be a waste of a day off for the majority of folks, but I could be wrong...
You're totally right. How about Wed-Sunday with voting Monday+Tuesday?
No use for me, i'm not around Monday/Tuesday.

As it is everything can be done at the weekend. That's what suits most people so I very much doubt many people here would want to change it. :)

As HeavyDrama said above though, there might be some month long battles next year so hopefully they suit you better. I know i'd like to take part in them and not have to bang out a track in a day like I currently do since I only really have the Sunday to work. :D
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Re: STBB Beat Battle Rules & Guidelines

Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:19 pm

hi Grifty..changing the schedule after ten years would take some doing.
Thinking of some ideas that could free up the Friday evening..
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Re: STBB Beat Battle Rules & Guidelines

Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:41 pm

lol i've barely battled in years i'm just spitballing with yall. don't change shit on my account, just wondering out loud if it might be better for some dudes?
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Re: STBB Beat Battle Rules & Guidelines

Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:48 pm

grifty_p wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:41 pm
lol i've barely battled in years i'm just spitballing with yall. don't change shit on my account, just wondering out loud if it might be better for some dudes?
yeah man..
just thinking with..
a lotta saturday mornings to afternoons and even evenings get wasted waiting ( especially for us Europeans )
on winners to post
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Re: STBB Beat Battle Rules & Guidelines

Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:25 pm

EXAMPLE Battle Formatting - Easy to copy/paste when creating your own battle -- Simply quote this post and copy the code below this line and paste into your new thread!

_____________________________________________
STBB XXX


Image


SAMPLE
https://wetransfer.com/


RULES
- Time limit between 1-3 minutes

- Outside drums and bass allowed/not allowed

- Outside keys/synths/instruments are allowed/allowed

- Outside samples not allowed/not allowed

- Outside vocal cuts/skits/scratches/fx allowed/allowed

- Acapellas allowed/not allowed

The Fine Print:
Upload your beat to Soundcloud, include "STBB ###“ 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
Label entries that are posted after the deadline as 'late entry' and entries that don't comply with the rules as: 'non-entry' in your track title.
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/
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