should the forum folk decide on a few battle principles? with utmost respect to those who have presided over past battles, of course.
context: i'm so glad to have had tons of time between battles in recent months, with moving house and being way too bust at work, etc. but i look back here from time to time, waiting for the next learning experience (sought thru a contracted battle criteria)...only to find nothing has moved on for months.
i appreciate the process as much as the output...and how others in this forum could help me push my creations and learning forward thru providing constraints (in the form of battle rules). i also would have rather missed a submission, and hear a bunch of great music developed on a wild concept, then to have made an entry. especially if i was guaranteed a new battle would start within 2 months without question.
actual battle timeframes - 6 week max:
four weeks at the most might be a good principle for deadline. maybe there is a generally agreed upon standard whereas battle time is four weeks, and if someone shows extreme interest in participating...the battle curator can add a one or two week extension? but then there is a hard cut-off date...so those that made the original deadline aren't disenfranchised?
exceptions could also be made if entries total less than 5 valid submissions...up to 6 weeks.
voting timeframes - 10 day max:
never more than 10 days. start with 7, and then extend to 10...only if there is a tie or less than 3 votes for any particular winner.
also if there are 10 participants in a battle, if a entry gets 10 votes before the set deadline, is declared an on-the-spot victory
hosts can be the tie-breaker:
if there is a stalemate, hold your vote until the deadline, and then declare for one party or another...or that it is a tie and both shall be new rule providers.
true to OP-1
no outside DAWs for recording tracks ever. only Tape & bounce to Album for final output.
any other thoughts fellas? is this within reason for future curators?