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By hent03 on March 22, 2020 12:48 pm

This is my first time playing with samples in the OP-1. I used a couple of guitar chords I found on op1.fun, and some cute voice samples from a video game (you'll probably know it when you hear it). I consider the first minute and a half a real personal achievement because (at least for me,) all the pieces fit. Everything after that (at least for me,) is the result of scrambling to finish on a Sunday night, and frankensteining an ending from some ugly transitions and jarring changes.

Still, I don't get many chances to use the word frankensteining either, so I'll take the small victories where I can. I hope you're all staying safe and healthy. smile

(By the way, I've been having some trouble with volume settings for recording recently, so if you listen to this track you'll probably put the volume up. Please remember to put it back down before you go to another track! I'm sorry and I'm working on it!)

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March 23, 2020 12:38 am

Cool little song. Nice couple melodies and the voice samples add some variety.

March 23, 2020 11:47 am

Small victories still count!  Worth digging deep into the sampling on the OP-1 as you can get some cool stuff happening.  The guitars sound nice in the track.

March 26, 2020 11:54 pm

I actually just did some guitar sampling on my op1 too. I was really surprised how good it souded plugging the guitar straight into the input. Great machine, not much else in my studio is getting a look in right now. This is so wonderfully peaceful.

March 27, 2020 5:25 pm

Next time you could do a simple amplify as a little touch of mastering before uploading so it won't be so quiet.

Nice tune though, very chill and it's always nice to hang out with Navi.

March 29, 2020 3:01 am
Kedbreak136 wrote:

Cool little song. Nice couple melodies and the voice samples add some variety.


Thanks, my man. Slowly working my way up to space operas tongue


rdomain wrote:

Small victories still count!  Worth digging deep into the sampling on the OP-1 as you can get some cool stuff happening.  The guitars sound nice in the track.


Thanks! It's surprisingly good with samples, makes me wish I started a little earlier.


Ryan wrote:

I actually just did some guitar sampling on my op1 too. I was really surprised how good it souded plugging the guitar straight into the input. Great machine, not much else in my studio is getting a look in right now. This is so wonderfully peaceful.


It's cool, right? Hope you get some interesting audio experiments out of it. smile


Devieus wrote:

Next time you could do a simple amplify as a little touch of mastering before uploading so it won't be so quiet.

Nice tune though, very chill and it's always nice to hang out with Navi.


Full points for catching the sample, and thanks for the tip!

March 29, 2020 2:50 pm

You can find free Limiter VSTs just to make sure you're in the right ballpark in terms of volume right before finishing your track.

Otherwise, this is a great track and there's nothing jarring or ugly about it! Near the end the bell sounds start phasing, it's my favourite part!

March 30, 2020 9:22 am
Sodabelly wrote:

You can find free Limiter VSTs just to make sure you're in the right ballpark in terms of volume right before finishing your track.

Otherwise, this is a great track and there's nothing jarring or ugly about it! Near the end the bell sounds start phasing, it's my favourite part!


It makes me really happy you like the phasing part. When I first recorded the track I almost cut that section because I wasn't sure about it, but for some reason couldn't let it go. smile

March 31, 2020 11:14 pm

Aaaaaah! I was waiting for that hey LISTEN!! hehehehehehe, adorable peaceful beat heart

April 24, 2020 4:16 pm

Nice insertion of the Navi sound clip.

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