Weekly Beat Battles at the STBB Forever Forum
Anyone can participate.
Each Friday evening/night 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:
Thursday 15:00 CET Central European Time / 06:00 PST Pacific Standard Time.
Submission are eligible till the vote thread goes up.. usually at ^^.. or after this time.
Vote by: Friday 21:00 CET / Friday noon PST.
The winner chooses the sample and sets rules for the next battle.
Please post new week by the deadline: Saturday 09:00 CET / Friday midnight PST else a moderator or anyone who feels obliged will do it.
Your participation and feedback 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
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/ Thursday 09:00 CET.
• Voting starts on the Beat Battlesforum after the Votethread is started.
• Winner posts next week's new Sample & Rules by Friday noon Pacific/ 21:00 CET.
The winner of the previous week's battle sets the rules. Here are the default rules:
• 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, acapellas, instruments and synths
• ^^ Basically everything unless the winner/week starter states otherwise in the brief.
• One entry per person - when collabing that counts as their one entry for all who are in on that.
- 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.
• Only beats that adhere to the rules and that are labelled correctly get reposted and added to the playlist.
• Please don't make significant rule/sample 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.
• Beats that are the same as another entry but with or without aca won't be reposted.
- Nelson Mandela collab Week
This has been a yearly returning special rule since the week he passed away on december fifth 2013 ~ R.I.P. Nelson Mandela.
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+.
*Fanboy/suspicious votes will be disallowed - this rule will be applied when deemed necessary
• Votes must be in by Friday 21:00 CET / Friday noon PST.
• 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 for non-entries will be disregarded. If additional places have been awarded the votes will scoot up.
• collabs need only one vote
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:
*rules may be subject to change over time. all suggestions welcome.
updated may 13th 2023