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By hent03 on February 2, 2020 5:03 am

(2020-02-02)
I spent the entirety of December making a beat a day (except for weekends) with the OP-Z. To keep myself from getting hung up on any one beat, I set a goal to create something within the time it took me to get from Gotokuji to Shibuya and back, which is my daily commute (about 10/15 minutes each way). I made a lot of bad/weird/strange/odd music, but I had a whole heap of fun and I learned a lot.

This particular track started in the same way; I made the intro on the commute during the week, but spent more time building it out and trying to include what I learned and enjoyed in December: mainly using randomization to make melody lines a little more interesting, and playing with the Master Track function, which allows allows for chord progressions within a single pattern.

(Recorded on an OP-Z on a lazy Sunday morning. No cat was involved in the making of this music; she opted to sleep on my pillow while I worked, which was nice of her.)

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

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February 4, 2020 9:22 am

this is really cute! sometimes it's the simple, random ideas that make for the most enjoyable experience big_smile

February 5, 2020 3:42 am
midimachine wrote:

this is really cute! sometimes it's the simple, random ideas that make for the most enjoyable experience big_smile


Thanks for the comment! My goal for most of the year is just that: simple, random ideas that I enjoy putting together. smile

February 6, 2020 12:06 am

Lovely melodic bell like tones at the start.  Solid drum/bass groove pulls it together nicely.  And yes, embrace the random!  Tis a fave of mine.  smile

February 7, 2020 2:03 am

Makes me want to own one of these machines. So powerful for the size. I really liked the slew you added to the melody half way through, complimented the mood nicely.

February 17, 2020 8:58 am
rdomain wrote:

Lovely melodic bell like tones at the start.  Solid drum/bass groove pulls it together nicely.  And yes, embrace the random!  Tis a fave of mine.  smile

Didn't realize you wrote this. Thanks!

February 17, 2020 8:59 am
Ryan wrote:

Makes me want to own one of these machines. So powerful for the size. I really liked the slew you added to the melody half way through, complimented the mood nicely.

It's the portability that really sold me. I love being able to quickly capture ideas and create new ones while in transit or in little 5 minutes gaps.

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