Mutant Breaks #11


(Conner_Bw) #95

Anyone can vote their favourite track. Can’t offer prices for top 3, and I’m not a lottery-guy, so only 1 winner. :slight_smile:

That’s cool.

As an aside, I’m going to run a meta, parallel lottery cuz this ain’t beat battle it’s MBC, so introducing a new side contest buried deep in the comments!

In addition to picking the best track (the real contest), I am asking pariticpants to vote for the best_ review. _(the meta contest)

Out of the top ~8 reviews, one reviewer will be randomly selected win a free copy of:

https://www.renoise.com/products/redux

Enjoy?


(Komu) #96

That’s cool!!


(Garf) #97

Hi guys,

A quick vote from me, I’m out travelling and don’t want to forget.

  1. Stailer - Hymn to nature

Lovely arrangement and I am a sucker for these leads.

  1. RedPanda13 — ManBearPig Is Real, Im Cereal!

This song fills up the audio spectrum and with a dose of crazy who can resist?

  1. sunnk — heat death

When all elctronics melt down this tune will still be playing.

Have a great 2019 and keep on rocking!


Mutant Breaks #11 - VOTING (review and win a copy of Redux!)
(danoise) #98

Didn’t join this year, although I wanted to. Just got a little baby daughter, so - priorities.

But really looking forward to giving the entries a good listen!!


(Conner_Bw) #99

Didn’t join this year, although I wanted to. Just got a little baby daughter, so - priorities.

AN MBC 12 JUDGE APPEARS.

(Congrats!)


(Komu) #100

Decided to make a poll, so

LET’S VOTE AND REVIEW

https://forum.renoise.com/t/mutant-breaks-11-voting-review-and-win-a-copy-of-redux/49866

Hi guys,

A quick vote from me, I’m out travelling and don’t want to forget.

  1. Stailer - Hymn to nature

Lovely arrangement and I am a sucker for these leads.

  1. RedPanda13 — ManBearPig Is Real, Im Cereal!

This song fills up the audio spectrum and with a dose of crazy who can resist?

  1. sunnk — heat death

When all elctronics melt down this tune will still be playing.

Have a great 2019 and keep on rocking!

Can you please choose just one and vote it here: https://forum.renoise.com/t/mutant-breaks-11-voting-review-and-win-a-copy-of-redux/49866


(lusd) #101

When exactly is the deadline for voting?

If its tonight I might be fucked…


(Komu) #102

When exactly is the deadline for voting?

If its tonight I might be fucked…

It’s the end of Sunday, but I was wondering if we extend it


(lusd) #103

It’s the end of Sunday, but I was wondering if we extend it

Ah okay. If it’s Sunday than I have more than enough time.

For some reason I thought it was tonight. I’ve listened to some of the submission but have not had time to listen to all.

But Sunday should be fine!


(lettuce) #104

my personal opinions on the tracks entered :

No 1 ( winner / gold ) :

Global Warming - The Bellows

nice lead sound, strange ( tape saturation maybe )

nice hihats and percussion subtlety, panning, human-ness

nice combo of human instruments with modern sounds

nice unexpected changes

nice melodies

love the feel of the flute instrument - medieval court style

everything carved into its own space.

great arrangement, great songwriting

No 2 ( runner up / silver ) :

Local Cooler - Raegae system :

nice mix of human instrumentation with breaks and stuff

great live / human jams style sound

nice dub style effects

Only negative thing id say about it is that the mixdown/mastering sounded a bit washed out on my headphones.

maybe it was mixed down / mastered / EQ’d / whatever on very trebley earphones?

No 3 ( Bronze ) :

Dawn of a new beginning - Komu :

nice textures

nice layering of samples and synths

nice ambience

nice use of negative space / simplicity

perfect mix and master, everything crisp and clear.

the right level at 50% volume on my laptop using headphones

No 4 ( notable for some things ) :

Climate skeptic in the antartic - Maya Azem

nice movement in the chords towards the end,

some nice skippiness / groove / humanness in the rythms

sounded a little like it was clipping a little bit with all the effects at the beginning

yeah, those are my personal views on the Mutant Breaks #11 entries


Mutant Breaks #11 - VOTING (review and win a copy of Redux!)
(Komu) #105

No 3 ( Bronze ) :

Dawn of a new beginning - Komu :

nice textures
nice layering of samples and synths
nice ambience
nice use of negative space / simplicity
perfect mix and master, everything crisp and clear.
the right level at 50% volume on my laptop using headphones

Thank you!! :slight_smile:


(lettuce) #106

im learning a lot checking out peoples tracks.

You guys are at pro level, im still not ready to enter the competition yet.


(Komu) #107

im learning a lot checking out peoples tracks.
You guys are at pro level, im still not ready to enter the competition yet.

Of course you are ready! :slight_smile: Competitions are the best teachers. Deadlines and comparing your track to other tracks. It’s not about winning, it’s about learning and having fun… See you at the next Mutant Breaks! :wink:

P.S. Did you cast your vote in the voting thread?


(MachinaeWolf) #108

My unofficial reviews/opinions in the order I listened to them in (mine is not in the list because that would be obvious bias):

Sodiufas - Glaciers

I like the ambience, sounds like it could be in the background for either a horror movie, cave, lab, or possibly a really serious/suspenseful moment. Not bad though it wasn’t a full song.

Stailer - Hymn To Nature

I love the drums in it, the synths were great and the vocal treatment gave it a kind of tribal chant vibe that along with the drums in the beginning gave it an earthy feeling.

Basicmethods - systems resilients

Sounds like a somewhat psychedelic jazzy jam. Wish there was more going on with the guitar.

Garfferen - The End

Sounds like a great club song that can also work as fight music for a movie.

wurzelgemuse - gigantomanie

A bit too repetitive to me but it definitely had some earthy/tribal vibes.

Gump - 128

Seemed kind of repetitive but it did sounds like there were things happening to the ice caps.

Sunnk - Heat Death

There was a missing plugin message so I’m not sure what it was supposed to sound like but it sounded like some ambient at the beginning and then turned into some really noisy stuff with too much of what sounded like a ball being dropped.

Komu - Dawn Of A New Beginning

Nice cinematic ambience, sounds like something serious is about to go down. I could see parts of it playing for maybe a heist planning, some spy mission planning, or maybe a hacking montage.

Rægæ - System Local Cooler

I liked how the beginning had a cinematic feel and the brief part where it sounded like it was going to maybe be some western themed music.

RedPanda13 - ManBearPig is Real, I’m Cereal

Sounds like someone had a trippy time trying to get away from ManBearPig.

Maya Azem - Climate Sceptic in the Antarctic

I was disappointed there wasn’t a funny joke argument back and forth after the newsflash section.I was expecting a bit more to happen in the melting sea ice section.

TheBellows - MBB#11

I liked it except for the big dubstep distortion part drags on filtered a tad longer than I’d like at the end.

lusd - Global Warming - 0.67

Nice cop chase, I would like to see how that turns out.

FX Send - Puffin Iceberg

I wish there was more variety in the 0-coast part.

Vaeperism - Thermic

It was interesting but it did give off an ominous somewhat creepy vibe.

GhisMart - wind and fire on earth

It was a bit too busy and creepy sounding at times for me. I liked the drum filtering

Lilith 93 - Climate Change

Very nice old school sounds in there.


Mutant Breaks #11 - VOTING (review and win a copy of Redux!)
(Raegae) #109

Local Cooler - Raegae system :

Only negative thing id say about it is that the mixdown/mastering sounded a bit washed out on my headphones.

maybe it was mixed down / mastered / EQ’d / whatever on very trebley earphones?

Heh, thats mainly because I had no time to mix/master/eq properly at all.

And yeah, our jam was accidentally recorded with imac:s microphone that was located behind allkinds of objects, and not with ours high quality studio mic so the quality is bit fuzzy and thats why your hear so many mac mouse clicks …


(sokoban) #110

Here is my complete review in da list order:

  1. VΔƎPЯISM - θɜːmɪk [Thermic]

Nice atmosphere with very clear sounds.

  1. sodiufas - Glaciers

Experimental masterpiece. And technically unique.

  1. Stailer - Hymn To Nature

These leads rulez da world, and will rule it for a long time.

  1. Garfferen - The End

Good techno track with a nice surprise at the end.

  1. ghismart - WIND and FIRE on EARTH

My goal was to make a track with my own VSTs inside. Checked!

  1. TheBellows MB#11 - 2018 - Global Warning -

Different kind of instruments together in harmony.

  1. basicmethods - MB11 Session

Very professional deep house sounding.

  1. wurzelgemüse - gigantomanie

Good energy in this techno track that makes me bounce.

  1. Maya Azem - Climate Sceptic In The Antarctic

This track all native is a real trip that evolves over time.

  1. Lilith 93 - Climate Change

Nice electro track that gives you a boost of positive energy.

  1. RedPanda13 - ManBearPig Is Real, Im Cereal!

Love that bitcrushed snare and the work around voice samples.

  1. Thermal Reflections by CryoKitsune

Nice electro tune that makes me think about spring or autumn or both.

  1. FX Send - Puffin Iceberg

Very nice IDM / braindance / electronica track.

  1. lusd. - Global Warming - 0.67

It’s short but good but short but good. Let’s say intense.

  1. Komu - Dawn Of A New Beginning

A bit dark, not too fast, not too slow, just perfect.

  1. Fosterr_Gump - Gump 128.5773

An efficient techno track that makes me jump.

  1. sunnk - heat death

Wow. Just wow. I’m crazy now. But thank you for that.

  1. Rægæ - System Local Cooler

And now for something completly different. I’m flying! For real!


Mutant Breaks #11 - VOTING (review and win a copy of Redux!)
(dr looney) #111

Hello Guys,
I Totally forgot to apply, i was stuck in my bed with broken ribs…
i’m sad the track was finished since 4 years ^^


(Raegae) #112


i just cant help it , i keep coming back to listen this tune, so many levels of sounds that i everytime hear something new, epic masterpiece !!! xD


(Raegae) #113

That’s a very nice video !!!
Any news on Red Panda’s award video ?

(Komu) #114

I’ve sent the video for Red Panda, but I don’t know what’s going on.