[cranks engine... ] A'ight y'all.
The contests seem to have lost a little momentum - no fault on anyone's part, just ppl being busy and whatnot - but a lot of us agree that the production contests are one of the best things about DSF, old and new. Tuna is where the real dons doing pushing their limits all live, but many of us have challenges that prevent us from participating regularly:
schedules, lives, jobs, schools, families, hardware or workflow problems, motivation issues, disorganization, laziness.
Let's Make DSF Contests Great Again.
1) The 100 BPM challenge was a great idea - for a while. I think keeping 'em ongoing sort of diminished the challenge/fun after a while though.
2) Genre challenges are an iffy proposition just because some people "live" in those genres 24/7 and already know the ropes, while others are forced to reinvent the wheel on their own.
3) Having it all be strictly sample-based is kind of moot because this is the norm for many producers (again, no challenge)
4) Limitations are good but need to be leveraged to be as level to all participants as possible - i.e. something that we can all do, regardless of gear or experience.
@moderators can we get a thread rename here to "Production Competition Ideas Thread" if possible?