Welcome to the D is for Dubstep challenge. This challenge has 2 parts. The first part starts this week and the second part will follow once the deadline for this week's challenge has passed.
The goal for this week is to create as many filthy, grimy, grungy dubstep tracks as we can. The rules are simple: the tracks must be in the key of D and the tempo must be 140bpm. Try to make your tracks dubstep-ish, be it textbook dubstep, over-the-top dubstep, or even making-fun-of-dubstep dubstep. But whatever you do, do it in D at 140bpm.
Why so strict? Because for part two, we're going to be remixing the resulting tracks. You don't have to take part in this part to take part in the next part or take part in the next part to take part in this part, but you should do your part and take part in one part or the other part, or both parts. Make sense?
There's one more caveat. In order to keep the copyright stuff simple for part 2, you'll need to license any tracks created for this challenge under a Creative Commons license that allows for derivative works. I suggest the BY-NC-SA license which means that anyone who uses your track must give you proper attribution, can't sell the resulting work without your permission, and must license the resulting work in the same way. Feel free to choose the license that makes you the most comfortable, as long as it doesn't contain the ND (no derivatives) part.
If you're not familiar with how to set your license on SoundCloud, it looks a little something like this:
If you have questions, let me know in the comments and I'll help you out.
OK, back to the dubstep part. If you're completely clueless about how to get started, here's a tutorial:
That's it! Here are the rules:
- If you're in, post a comment letting the world know and listing collaborators if applicable.
- You can use any apps you want for this challenge.
- Post your recording somewhere folks can hear it, preferably SoundCloud.
- Post in the comments when you're all done. Include a link to your track and a little info on how you created your track.
- The deadline for part 1 of this challenge is Sunday, August 4th at 11:59 pm wherever you are.
- This is a challenge, not a contest, so there are no winners. Or, maybe we'll all be winners and anyone who doesn't participate is a loser. If you want to participate, but have a valid reason not to, you can choose to be a runner-up, wanna-be, or could-have-been. If arbitrary titles for a silly challenge offend you, please consult your therapist. :)
So who's in?