Mutant Breaks #12

Mutant Breaks #12

HeartBeatHero to the rescue!
I got this!
Any help is welcome!
Looking for sponsors!
Who can do the voting system?
I can probably do a show with featuring 5 tracks of this competition on HeartBeatHero Radio.

Thanks to EatMe for the album art

Would someone create a theme song for this compo?

January 6th, 2020, Midnight +UTC2h

Voting: January 8th - 13th, Midnight+UTC2h

Theme: Mutant friends - mutating friendship


January 6th, 2020, Midnight +UTC2h


Breakbeats / Breakcore / Jungle / Drum & Bass / Dubstep / Electronic / Experimental / Noise / Breakwave




1st place Winner: 7 EUROS (via PayPal)
2nd place winner: 5 EUROS (via PayPal)
3rd place winner: 3 EUROS (via PayPal)

Virtual Instrument


Karoryfer Samples is offering the winner of Mutant Breaks #12 their choice of the commercial Karoryfer virtual instruments: Hadziha, Vengeful Cello, Unruly Drums, Big Rusty Drums, Frankensnare, Secret Agent Guitar or Swirly Drums. You can look through the prize choices (and the free stuff) at

A longtime lurker suggested a lot of our samples are weird enough to appeal to the crowd around here, so we thought, why not?

Super Smash Button


The winner wil be sent a super smash button by midi error!


No rules!

A bunch of rules.

  • One entry per contestant.
  • Participants must post their track in this thread. No private emails. Use Soundcloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, or whatever works for you. Important! Track must be downloadable!
  • After January 6th, 2020, participants reply in this thread with votes for their favourite 3 tracks. No private votes.
  • No voting for yourself.
  • Participants have 5 days to vote for their top 3.
  • Participants who don’t vote in this thread before January 13th, 2020 are disqualified.
  • You can use any outside vst-instruments and effects but if you like to gain 5 extra points then use only native dsp and effects. Sampling is okay.

Bonus votes:

If a participant shares an XRNS, then the votes they received from other participants are _ multiplied x3 _.
If a participant writes a mini-review for their top 3, then they get _ 1 bonus vote _.
If a participant writes a mini-review for every track in the compo, then they get _ 3 bonus votes _.

The top ~5 tracks (give or take) will be subject to some elaborate voting ceremony live on Twitch (date to be announced).
Winners chosen at random from the top ~5.

Don’t know what Mutant Breaks is? Don’t understand the rules? Well then, too bad! Nah, just kidding. Maybe. Check the links from the last 8 years (!) for some ideas:

Source: Based on a post by Conner_Bw


Yesss…let’s do it.


Are you sure you want to impose a genre for the theme? In all previous years the theme has been vague and kinda ridiculous, leaving it open for people to come up with whatever interpretation works for their style.


What theme would you suggest?

Yes breakwave is missing.


Yeah I’d also say go for a different theme. It’d be interesting to see other genres making glitchy fun about synthwave paradigms, but I’d prefer something funny, that permits a broader range of artistic interpretations…

Maybe first collect some suggestions, then vote?

My suggestion would be: “Mutant friends - mutating friendship”


I like the theme :musical_note::musical_note::musical_note::musical_note:


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Awesome! Thanks EatMe! Things are coming together dudes!

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Default entry IF I don’t finish the experimental one.


I don’t know if it is a good idea or not but perhaps we have to make some noise on Twitter around Mutant Breaks because for the moment it is a bit calm. My personal visibility on this social network is next to absolute zero so that my yesterday post is already far in the limbo of the internets.

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What is your twitter account?
Also try adding the following hashtags to your post
#mutantbreaks #renoise

My account has absolutly no importance ( @ghisloban ) because I have absolutly no influence. And I talked about Twitter, but of course, all social networks can be interesting to promote MBC#12 (FB, Insta, G+, Tumblr and many more). I’m not sure I like those social networks, but nowadays, they are everywhere so it is still a good idea to publish here and there the name of our favorite contest.

I can post

What’s the official MB text and pic this year? I can repost at reddit, gearslutz and kvr too.

dunno if that counts as experimental, but here it is


Just use the top of this post. If thats to much info use my tweet.

Do you own a copy of Renoise? Join in the music competition. See link to post for the rules!… #mutantbreaks #renoise MBC#12

If you are on twitter start liking and reposting ths tweet.

I will start to follow you if you do. :slight_smile:


Hers is the post for instagram.


Is it normal to post tracks so far in advance and do we want to make it secret and publish the names after voting?

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