Laptop Battle - Formats - Exhibition Matches

Exhibition Matches

This format will be featured in the 2007 Atlanta Preliminaries I Laptop Battle . It involves two competitors not included in the single- or double-elimination tournament structure, and may include more experienced performers and/or the judges from the ongoing laptop battle. This format is unique in that the actual sonic material utilized in the battle is limited, and performers have a limited amount of time to create their pieces.

This format has the following restrictions:

  • One laptop computer
  • One external sound card
  • One MIDI controller
  • All equipment must fit in a 2' x 2' square
  • Preparation is limited to a specific window of time before the match
  • Source material is limited to supplied samples, which are not available to the performers until the preparation window

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