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5H4N6H41R04D

By XC3N on January 17, 2016 1:37 pm

Lil Sunday Jam... perhaps a bit repetitive but some fun exploration! Lost a lot of time being a useless perfectionist until I remembered the awesomeness of Renoise's samplefade option ^_^

Used:
-Renoise 3.1
-Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator 12
-D16 Phoscyon
-Plogue Chipsounds

You can grab some PO12 loops to do whatever you want with: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/200 … N-PO12.zip

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial (BY-NC)

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January 18, 2016 12:50 am

Cool mix! I like the variety of drum sounds going on.

January 18, 2016 1:23 am

ACID!

January 18, 2016 1:30 am

Nice development, the melody in the second half is cool!

January 18, 2016 1:39 am

Killer sounds in this one! As a renoise and plogue user myself - it's nice to hear something this fresh!

January 18, 2016 1:47 am
Diagamblic wrote:

Killer sounds in this one! As a renoise and plogue user myself - it's nice to hear something this fresh!


I'll be quite honest and say..... I used plogue presets XD haha everything else is my own design though ^^

January 18, 2016 1:49 am
vco_vault wrote:

Cool mix! I like the variety of drum sounds going on.


Drums are 100% Sampled PO-12 loops used in different ways (played straight, sliced, slowed down, etc)

January 18, 2016 3:20 am

Haha no shame! Some of plogue presets just sound great. 

January 18, 2016 3:22 am
Diagamblic wrote:

Haha no shame! Some of plogue presets just sound great.


One of the preset is called "Road to Shanghai" and I just moved in Shanghai a few months ago... perfect! This also explains the title of the song hehe

January 18, 2016 6:26 am

When you got a good beat you can afford to repeat it a few times big_smile

Oh man, been eyeing them pocket operators for ages but resisted so far. And PCS has been on my to-do list for ages.
I'm glad someone's putting them to good use.

January 18, 2016 6:49 am
iLKke wrote:

When you got a good beat you can afford to repeat it a few times big_smile

Oh man, been eyeing them pocket operators for ages but resisted so far. And PCS has been on my to-do list for ages.
I'm glad someone's putting them to good use.

Honestly I think they are both no brainers for the price (provided you have disposable income).
The PO12 is excellent for making small beats before going to bed, jamming with friends (or jamming in the car while your friend drives haha), sampling and even assemble a whole disposable track during transit to a show you are playing live ("the next track was entirely made in the bus on my way here!" haha) the live effects and stuff allow you to make things interesting during a live show too.
 
For PCS, getting 20+ chips under 100$ is hard to beat wink You can do crazy in depth things or arrangements with various chips that would be really complicated to do otherwise. The SID emulation alone is worth it, but it's an awesome source of everything chiplike.
 
Here are two songs made entirely with Chipsounds on Renoise:
 
http://xc3n.net/track/chipstep-6hrs-challenge-plogue-chipsounds-ep
http://xc3n.net/track/r41dfunn3r-chipspeech-automate-songs-01
 
PS: That dancing dude rocks!

January 18, 2016 7:26 am

Yeah I always dreamed of having a really good sid VST to use with Renoise (don't care too much bout other chip atm). I'd rather use the real thing but I find MIDI clunky for the task. I think I bought PCS already just haven't looked into it yet. Will defs do!

As for the OPs, I just never ever really used hardware instruments for anything, so I am afraid to buy stuff and just have it sit around gathering dust, like so many ppl I know. They are so sexy, though, as well as OP-1.

You're definitely making me reconsider smile

January 18, 2016 7:37 am
iLKke wrote:

Yeah I always dreamed of having a really good sid VST to use with Renoise (don't care too much bout other chip atm). I'd rather use the real thing but I find MIDI clunky for the task. I think I bought PCS already just haven't looked into it yet. Will defs do!

As for the OPs, I just never ever really used hardware instruments for anything, so I am afraid to buy stuff and just have it sit around gathering dust, like so many ppl I know. They are so sexy, though, as well as OP-1.

You're definitely making me reconsider smile

I'm on the same page re: hardware (currently sitting on a fucking expensive monomachine, x_X) but the PO12 is instant gratification material, doesn't take itself seriously, just a cool toy that sounds really good. Obviously a lot of limitations but still very usable. My friend bought one and I was like ...meh, wtv. Then we jammed and I was like... dude wtf and went to buy one the next day XD. Also considered the OP1 over the monomachine, not sure if I regret my decision yet. Next missions include using the monomachine + Sammich SID (AKA expensive dust gatherers).

January 18, 2016 7:41 am

Makes me wanna bust out the robot like its 1983! Good job man!

January 18, 2016 7:47 am

Listening to this watching the video iLKke posted and smile

January 18, 2016 9:28 am

Digging the beat!

January 18, 2016 12:21 pm
XC3N wrote:
iLKke wrote:

Yeah I always dreamed of having a really good sid VST to use with Renoise (don't care too much bout other chip atm). I'd rather use the real thing but I find MIDI clunky for the task. I think I bought PCS already just haven't looked into it yet. Will defs do!

As for the OPs, I just never ever really used hardware instruments for anything, so I am afraid to buy stuff and just have it sit around gathering dust, like so many ppl I know. They are so sexy, though, as well as OP-1.

You're definitely making me reconsider smile

I'm on the same page re: hardware (currently sitting on a fucking expensive monomachine, x_X) but the PO12 is instant gratification material, doesn't take itself seriously, just a cool toy that sounds really good. Obviously a lot of limitations but still very usable. My friend bought one and I was like ...meh, wtv. Then we jammed and I was like... dude wtf and went to buy one the next day XD. Also considered the OP1 over the monomachine, not sure if I regret my decision yet. Next missions include using the monomachine + Sammich SID (AKA expensive dust gatherers).

I went the "quicker than preorder" route and sampled the whole PO12 soundset from the Youtube promo (with some tape saturation for extra kicks). Sounds fantastic, although I could feel you both when you talk about "dust gatherers"... I've got a Twisted Electrons AY3 but end using both Plogue Chipsounds or Starkos TRacker on my Amstrad CPC emulator.

Big beats this week, BTW smile

January 18, 2016 5:29 pm

@laguna hehe but the samples in the Po12 are not static so you can get quite a huge number of different sound from it

as for the dust gatherers, it's mostly due to their ease of use... I have used them in some aspect but still need to learn a lot more.

January 18, 2016 6:22 pm

H79SR8V04.GREAT.

January 18, 2016 6:46 pm

Love the gear list here, reminds me of earthworm jim on snes for some reason. Loving it. The OP12 is really fun for what it is, isn't it?

January 18, 2016 7:10 pm

Nice andante tempo - this has a has a very human walking quality. Great job! The little melody near the end is p cool too

January 19, 2016 1:43 am
donnyjankowski wrote:

Love the gear list here, reminds me of earthworm jim on snes for some reason. Loving it. The OP12 is really fun for what it is, isn't it?


yeah definitively makes me want to work with it more!

January 19, 2016 6:41 am

Fun track, love the melody!

January 20, 2016 8:25 am

Chunky smile love it. its not too repetitive either.

January 20, 2016 4:41 pm

I could listen to this all day.

January 21, 2016 5:17 pm

Awesome hook! Totally digging the beat and the pocket operator sounds.


January 22, 2016 3:57 am

Digging that spooky lead sound and the 303 line, nice work!

January 22, 2016 10:21 am

Really nice use of the PO. I'm gonna use mine in my next track. smile

January 23, 2016 5:51 pm
RCole wrote:

Really nice use of the PO. I'm gonna use mine in my next track. smile


Eager to ear!
I added a link to some loops I made in the description, if you want to sample them hehe

January 24, 2016 12:23 pm

Cool! I probably will be doing it all live though as that's how I've done both my other tracks so far smile I'm typically sequencing everything from Numerology and just recording in one go. I think I'll try to get it to sync up with my ESX and then I can just pattern switch and live edit stuff as it's being recorded smile

January 25, 2016 10:07 am

Cool beat and soundscape!

January 25, 2016 1:16 pm

This had me moving about from the first beat haha - great mix of sounds!
Have you ever made any glitch-hop? I think you'd be good at it.

Anyway, fantastic track.

January 25, 2016 2:12 pm
2xAA wrote:

This had me moving about from the first beat haha - great mix of sounds!
Have you ever made any glitch-hop? I think you'd be good at it.

Anyway, fantastic track.


Thanks! Well I made some hip hop/(ish) stuff for sure, but not precisely glitch hop, I think... you can check on http://xc3n.net, if you feel like it smile The PO12 is definitely a good source of inspiration for these things

January 25, 2016 8:30 pm

I'm digging this funk!

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