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New Hip-Hop Contest coming soon!

T.I.M.E.$ announced that contest #5 would be the last T.I.M.E.$ Contest. I'm gonna fill that slot on February 1st, but I'm doing it differently. Judging will be different as well, less subjective and more objective.

All suggestions are welcome and will be considered.

We're down to two rules:

1. You must use at least two (2) REALISTIC instrument sounds. They can be a VSTi, from a refill, or an actual instrument you play, it doesn't matter. (eg. Use a piano, guitar, horns, etc...) No completely 100% synthesizer beats please, and that includes the synth strings. Real strings, violins, violas and cellos and all, count as a REALISTC instrument sound. After the two, synth it up all you want.
2. Samples are IN! Vocal or instrumental, you can't straight play them, you must run some sort of processing, fx or slicing. Time stretching is one way you could process it. Also, it can't be THE only instrument other than drums, they DON'T count as one of your real instruments, and try and use samples you ripped from something yourself, instead of using pre-made construction pack loops from say... Big Fish Audio. Chop 'em, twist 'em, screw 'em... Are you the next Alchemist, or 9th Wonder?

Tentative Judging Criteria:

Sound Design and Choice will be one category of judgment. That would encompass choice of instruments and use of said instruments, and how they work with each other in the mix. Another judging category would be Beat Structure. How the track starts and ends, lengths of the hook and verses, where the breakdowns are placed, and the overall "flow" of all parts into one another. Then there's the category of Originality. Self explanatory and the most subjective. All will be given a rating from 1 - 100. And the total scores from all judges, in each category of criteria will be posted in the Top 10 next to your beat.

Prizes:

You will be given a choice of EITHER a VST pack OR a refill pack. Runner up will get the sloppy seconds! The first place winner will also get a skit made to order by GrandScam The winner basically will have to fill out a little form, that GrandScam is going to draw up, asking things like, topic, setting, sfx preferences, dialog preferences, names, characters, etc... The length will be determined by what the winner wants in the skit,but no more than 60sec or so. All royalties, should the recipient use it for an album, mix tape, track, etc.... will be %100 theirs exclusively, with no obligation to credit GrandScam. It's a gift, and GrandScam will forfeit all rights to it once it leaves his computer. After the winner fills out the sheet (basically they're writing their own skit) They will get an Mp3, tagged with there own info, no later then a week after the winners are posted.

Judges: Me (Cap One), The Sole, GrandScam and Rell.

Again, all suggestions welcome.

THIS WILL BE GOING DOWN ON FEB 1ST! after the TIME$ 5 contest is over. So start diggin' in the vaults! AND... you can enter as many beats as you can make!


Doctor Ryzl's picture

Here's some other drum machine samples I have:
Rhythm Ace FR-1, Electro-Harmonix 16, Electro- Harmonix 32, Linn 9000, Roland TR-66, Roland TR-505, Roland TR-606, Roland TR-626, Roland TR-707, Roland TR-727 and I have the ORIGINAL disk that came with the Akai MPC2000XL drum machine... all the samples and all the program files. Rare as a 5ct. pink diamond shinin' in a full solar eclipse!

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MarCoast Beats.'s picture

oh snap! its dat boy cap!

sounds good so far..

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Teddy Brazello's picture

my bad cap 1 , the times beat contest 5 is the last one ever

T.I.M.E.$ Beat Contest 5 (The Collaboration)
History In The Making

Doctor Ryzl's picture

Oh! So I gotta pick up ALL the slack now huh? I'm playing! I figured as much, but I didn't want to put it away in a box like that. I've got nothing on the slate right now, you do, with recording albums, so I'm happy to keep the hip-hop contest alive! Whatchya think of my guidelines so far?

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FUNKBASE's picture

Cap1 not bad at all. I wonder why Time$ 5 is gonna be the last. I'll personally miss it. Big up King Datolli and teddy Brazello. You guys rock maketunes. But thanks to CAP1 for saving the day once more like the power puff girls. I particularly luv the objective judgement style. that alone is enough to spice up the comp.
What's up with the real INSTRUMENTS? Not everyone knows how to play live instruments, and even some of those that play dont have the necessary equipments to attach these instruments. Moreover with advanced sound technology its difficult to differentiate a real instrument from a digital one. Just suggesting though.

Nevertheless, bro we are all behind you man. THANKS for steppin up the tempo. 1 love.

"Funkbase - Jack of all Trade, Master of Most"

Doctor Ryzl's picture

If you read it again... And I quote: "You must use at least 2 REAL instruments, VSTi, refill, or the real thing, it doesn't matter." Pay close attention to the bold face type.

If you use a piano from the NI Elektrik Piano VSTi or if you're a reason head, and use a piano from the Reason Pianos Refill, there's one real instrument out the way. Now you add a bass guitar for your bass instead of using a synth bass, there's number two. It's that simple. I'm just trying to move away from the fully synth beats. Doesn't mean you can't use a synth, but you have to mix it with 2 real instrument sounds... I guess I should call them realistic instrument sounds instead of real instruments to avoid confusion.

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Doctor Ryzl's picture

I just updated it to clarify rule one. I'm calling them realistic instrument sounds, instead or real instruments.

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Teddy Brazello's picture

i dont think you should put any restrictions on how beats are made. i know you want to make the contest different but why. the times contest wont be around so you dont have any comp

T.I.M.E.$ Beat Contest 5 (The Collaboration)
History In The Making

Teddy Brazello's picture

i meant you dont have any comp as far as hip hop contest

T.I.M.E.$ Beat Contest 5 (The Collaboration)
History In The Making

The Sole's picture

Sounds good man!

Teddy Brazello's picture

Cool cap.. hella complicated though...lol Good thing all I gotta do is make a beat.. you gonna have alot of work to do with rules like that..
Glad somebodies continuing the beat contest.. Time$ contest will be back at some point in time though its likely to be named different. Both of us wanted to take a break from it so we can focus on each of our solo albums.. The drum rule sucks cap.. I got my own drum samples that Id rather use. its unnecesary and it be hard to tell if every drum is from those sample packs in the song. Ill be able to fool you and put my own drum samples in regardless so I guess it doesnt really matter.. ups on the contest dude. I'll most likely be entering it

Doctor Ryzl's picture

OK... rules squashed. Free form it is. I just don't want those all synthesizer beats. So the rule of using two (2) realistic instruments stays. I was gonna up a pack of 808's and 909's that woulda blown you away.... oh well they're mine now! BWA-HAHAHAHA!!!! All directly from mint condition 808 and 909 machines recorded into an ampex 351 1/2" valve 2 track tape machine. Then digitally transferred, naked into a Metric Halo ULN-2
firewire audio card.... As crispy as it gets! So rules squashed, cuz teddy woulda cheated anyway. Yopu rat bastrads, I was trying to make it interesting. I am however limiting the number of beats each person can enter... nah fuck that!!!!!! As many as you like homiez!!!!

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Doctor Ryzl's picture

Edited it! Only two rules remain, and they are pretty easy to understand and comply with... I think.

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Kronic's picture

So is this contest just for beats or for beats + vocals? I gotta lot of beats to enter but If I need to get off my lazy @ss and record some more I will!

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Doctor Ryzl's picture

No vocal, just beats. I'm opening it up on feb 1st, after the T.I.M.E.$ Collabo contest is over. We've tried the vocal contest once or twice here, but little to no entries. It takes more time and effort to vocalize a track, plus it would be hard to judge a rap contest objectively. We'd need to post one beat and the best vocalization would win, but I'm not gonna do that.

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Teddy Brazello's picture

there might be a full vocalized contest someday. i dont wanna make it cause i wanna win it lol .

T.I.M.E.$ Beat Contest 5 (The Collaboration)
History In The Making

Doctor Ryzl's picture

I here that! We need more MC's on MT! I'm only half-assed at my best!

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Teddy Brazello's picture

lol... glad you understood my point cap.. I got alot of good drum samples I like to use more than the 808 and 909s, but I got all them roland banks too and still use them when its right, we definitly need more mc s on the site.

Doctor Ryzl's picture

I also have the full cd that came with the akai mpc2000xl... haven't gotten into it so much yet... might turn it into a refill.

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Doctor Ryzl's picture

WANTED: Judges for hip-hop contest.
One or two positions left. Experience in
hip-hop production a must! Send resumes to
someone who cares about those things ;p

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The Sole's picture

I offer to judge if you want bro

Doctor Ryzl's picture

hmmm... Ah yes! You sir, meet our qualifications. The job is yours! Yeah bro that works great with me!

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d1beats's picture

yeah! its goin down. this will be my first competition entry for Maketunes. does the winner get a free sound pack or somethin?

Doctor Ryzl's picture

From above:
"Prizes to be announced. I have so much stuff, but I just have to see what I can give out... legally. Most likely a giant VSTi pack for FL, Cubase and Live users or a Herculoid sized refill pack for my Reason heads, but I have to go through them and see what can be given out without being yelled at for file sharing."

I've got the sets put together. The winner chooses what he/she wants, and the runner up gets the sloppy second

GrandScam has also volunteered a skit for an album for a prize as well. So winner gets a pack and a skit. Depending on how the T.M.E.$ collabo contest winds down, this should be going down, on or before Feb. 1st. So there's mad time left... I'm just building anticipation for this contest with this forum.

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Doctor Ryzl's picture

Things are pretty much set now... I've got the judges I need and things are looking good. If you have any ideas, let them be known, because this isn't going down for at least another month. Basically, when the T.I.M.E.$ Collabo contest ends, mine begins.

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TheAbeyant's picture

im stoked, cant wait Cap

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