MBC 14 voting thread! 😺

snare rush, please!

Tallying all the points for voting and bonus points (xrns, native devices only, vocals, collaborations, mini reviews) our top 14 shakes out thusly:

SimulatedZen , slujr = 16 points
TNT, MemoryCanyon = 10 points
Adrezonar + lilith collab, t35513r, sokoban, highway_rehab = 9 points
Jek, AQBreee, Lneheb, _kara, alien7 = 8 points

:zap: :cat2: :heart_eyes_cat: :smiley_cat: :zap: :+1: :sparkles:

Awesome job, everyone, and thanks to all for participating!!!

I’m going to take myself out of the running for prizes, and will randomly select the top 3 to receive an ounce of organic catnip, and the numero uno will receive a renoise (OR ELSE) t-shirt from

I’ll try and film the selection process somehow and will upload it so there’s no doubt about the randomness. if I can figure out a way to involve my semi-feral stray cat, I will, lol

stay tuned, I guess :upside_down_face:


You can take me out, too. On the one hand I can have as much shirts as I want at any time and on the other hand I don’t deserve to win because I only received 2 votes from 14 voters, which is by far not enough. It’s against all principles and against honor to even think about winning with 2 votes. SimulatedXen won, period. :wink:

If the winner wants to get a shirt, post the desired colors in this thread and PM me your adress.

Alright, I’m down with that. @SimulatedZen gets the T-shirt, and I’ll draw straws for catnip :+1:

BUT, points come as much (if not more - since we only had so many people voting) from participating in all the ways

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Yes, I know the rules of MBC. But in my world it’s all about votes when it comes to any competition. I don’t care about points for writing reviews or showing the xrns. In my world the xrns is nothing else than evidence for producing in Renoise and the reviews are a matter of course. That’s why I don’t understand the people who didn’t even vote. Anyway, I’m glad someone can drink a catnip tea soon. :wink:

Don’t forget to post your size if you want to get a shirt that fits.


GG! :sweat_smile: and congrats to SimulatedZen :boom:

MBC is about having a little fun here and you folks who posted your XRNS are the best as it will help beginners to have a look at interesting tunes. also kudos to you who posted reviews of all tunes. I always enjoy this little competition but have to say it’s a bit unfortunate not everyone voted as it makes the whole thing fall somewhat flat, so I am wondering how we can make MBC better going forward, let’s have that discussion in another thread for a MBC 15 some day.


Wow! Longest ‘tracker’ compo ever… Congrats everyone! = )

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100%! But I’m not sure if there’s room for improvement in terms of MBC. In fact this is not a real competition because you cannot win without luck. The winner doesn’t win because he received the most votes for making the “best” song. The winner wins because he’s lucky in terms of the drawing (what shouldn’t be part of a competition). I think voting should be mandatory for every participant and the winner should win only because of the voting result. Those who don’t vote should be disqualified to ensure a fair result. The voting system needs to be revised, too. 1st place 5 points, 2nd place 3 points, 3rd place 1 point. And honestly I personally think that bonus points for Renoise sound design only or no VST usage is neither fair nor necessary IF it’s about the music for the purpose of a “competition”. BUT if it’s just about having some fun without any goals then nothing has to be changed. At this point I would like to mention it would be A LOT more fun if every participant would participate 100%, and that means to vote, to write reviews and to post the xrns. Otherwise this whole “competition” thing doesn’t make sense. While we’re at it, a competition needs prizes. I think it would be cool if every participant would contribute something to the prize pool, or all the participants throw something together and the winner takes it all. Of course it doesn’t need to be a million dollars… It’s the gesture that counts, right?


I’m not sure if MBC was ever intended to be a strict song competition… seems like it’s mostly been a fun exercise in learning and sharing song files. But I don’t really know the history. That said, I’d be totally down with it being organized differently, and a real song competition could be lots of fun and push people to write the best songs they can… I hereby nominate @TNT to organize MBC 15 :grin:


voting should be mandatory for every participant

Normally, competitors are not judges, ya know like in the olympics and other competitions.
Just my two cents…

Imagine someone who’s never using breakbeats and loops in general and who’s primarily using VSTs organising a “competition” about breakbeats and samples. :upside_down_face:
Check the rules of the first MBC and you’ll see that obviously I’m not the right one for this, because the desired music and the way of how to compose actually is the opposite of what I’m doing. You can also check the MBC history. If I would organise MBC it’s probably no “real” MBC anymore. But as I said last time when we talked about this, I could imagine to initiate another “competition” or at least to help someone organising this stuff.

Right, but who should vote when it comes to MBC14 if not the participants? The fucking troll?
Today this is a kind of community project, isn’t it? :wink:

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I think every year there should be a Renoise contest organized by the Renoise team giving away at least one Renoise license and of course anyone of us can help because the Renoise team is very small.

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Lol …I hear that TNT, quite realistic view! …but contestant’s voting opens up a can of worms imo.

Agree whole-heartedly with @Stoiximan …this, or something along these llines, would be ideal! +1

:partying_face: I’ve been super busy with life. But hurray!

Looking at the discussion here, maybe MBC could use a reform. Maybe we could have two categories: one for hardcore trackers with extreme limitations, smallest filesize etc. And one for purely the best song. Different points and prizes. And all participants have to vote! And anyone wanting to make two tracks could participate in both categories. What do you guys think? :thinking:

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I’m totally down with any and all competitions, challenges, contests, etc. In fact, aside from the speedcomp host and @Raegae dropping one apiece, I’m pretty sure I’ve initiated the last 4 or 5 comps (2 MBCs, white noise challenge, sine wave challenge, found sound challenge)… So, step it up, mofos :grin:

Anyone can start a comp/challenge/contest! This ish is far from organized or hegemonic. I’d love to see some more of that going on around here, and I would in all likelihood participate

doooooo iiiiiiiit…

I may want to turn over the reigns on MBC next time in any case, and I don’t care if it’s even an all VST challenge. throw down the gauntlet! See who picks it up :slight_smile:

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only if they vote for themselves, which no one has had the audacity to do. And let’s face it, we (the participants) are likely the only ones who care enough to vote in the first place, and some participants don’t even bother with that :upside_down_face:


L or XL, I like big shirts :grin:

…and I will not lie :peach:

Thumbs up.

Ok! Colors? Address? PM! :wink:

It’s like coaches voting for “coach of the year”, which is quite common, at least where I come from. :slightly_smiling_face:

We need to see the t-shirt when it’s done :smiley: :tshirt:

If I were to organize I think votes would be hidden until deadline, participants who vote gets +3 points (to incentivise at least voting), providing your XRNS gives +2 points, mini-reviews adds 0.1 point per review, prizes would be virtual trophies you could slap on your instagram or whatever, also we could have some awards for “Best mix”, “Best drums” etc. to vote on.

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Ah, some side quests, good idea. :bulb:
But I wouldn’t give points for voting and posting the xrns, this should be mandatory. And let’s not fuck around with peanuts for reviews. Either reviews should be mandatory, too, or 5 extra points for reviewing every single song. You don’t have to write a book about the songs, just a few words…

Check this.

If you really like big shirts you can also have 5XL, no problem at all.