LAPTOP BATTLE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 AT CHOP SUEY
1325 E Madison St., Seattle WA 98122
The Seattle Laptop Battle is back for it's 8th year! On Saturday, December 11th, 2010 Chop Suey will once again host 16 of the regions hottest up and coming laptop producers inna soundclash. 3 minute rounds means lots of frentic action and audio trickery to showcase each performers talents and tracks. Judges take song development, performance, emotional impact and crowd response into consideration when deciding who gets to move on in this single elimination tournement. The winner takes home a top of the line collection of software from our awesome sponsors!
All performers will receive a limited edition Laptop Battle t-shirt designed by Jerry Abstract, of which there will be a small quantity available for the public at the event only.
Future bass specialist Ill Cosby of Car Crash Set Records will be djing to get things warmed up this year. Battle veteran MC Ali continues his hosting tradition on the mic, and Killing Frenzy will be running his custom Laptop Battle visuals on the big screens.
Laptop Battle started back in 2003, when Kris Moon and Zach Huntting from the Fourthcity collective created the original concept of bringing people and music together. You don't have to be an established musician, nor have high-end equipment to join; people use what means they have and create what they love. A wide variety of musical sounds are welcomed. The concept has caught on and spread from Seattle to Germany, Miami, Tokyo, New York, Italy, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, New Zealand, the UK and beyond.
1. Contestants can use one MIDI controller
2. Battles are chosen randomly
3. Battles are 3 minutes long
4. Judges decide the outcome of battles in a single elimination style
SEATTLE LAPTOP BATTLE
The 2009 Seattle Laptop Battle will be held on December 18th at Chop Suey. We are currently looking for contestants, please get in touch if you are interested in competing!
PHILLY LAPTOP BATTLE
The 2009 Philly Laptop Battle will take place on 11/14/2009 at Northstar Bar.
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2009 REGIONAL WINNER
Blixaboy is the Dallas regional winner.
NEW SOFTWARE: ABLETON v8
Live 8 and Suite 8 enhance the Ableton vision of creative, real-time digital music with a wealth of new techniques, effects and most-wanted workflow improvements. These include a new groove engine, revamped warping techniques, live looping, five new effects (including the Ableton Vocoder), crossfades in the Arrangement View, group tracks and a reworked MIDI editor. Ableton Suite 8 includes all that plus a massive, inspired sound library and all the instruments a musician could hope for, including a wide range of synths, a sampler, electric and acoustic drums (new: Latin percussion), mallets (new: Collision), numerous sampled instruments and a new, even-mightier Operator.
NEW SOFTWARE: FABFILTER: TWIN 2
FabFilter has just released Twin 2, the successor of our popular Twin synthesizer plug-in. It has been redesigned from the ground up and includes tons of new features, creative modulation options and a highly improved user interface. Twin 2 also comes with more than 1600 factory presets so you can get started right away!
Download a trial of Twin 2 here
NEW SOFTWARE: D16 REDUPTOR
Ever run your signal through a tube guitar amp? No? Well you should try it... or save yourself the hassle of micing and just get Reduptor. Redoptor is a high quality [and completely affordable] Vintage Tube Distortion emulator. Thanks to the perfect emulation of the electronic circuits within the various guitar amplifiers used to design and create it, Redoptor sounds as good as its real-world analogue equivalent.