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#49 Pocket Operator

By NWSPR on December 9, 2018 9:46 pm

Hello Week 49! Played around with the Factory Pocket Operator live playing and using it's patterns. This is the first time I've recorded with the device so kept it simple and just had fun experimenting. I backed it up with some Roland TR-8 drum machines. Nothing earth shattering here but for me, it was a chance to learn a little bit more about this strange device that, unlike the name suggests, should not be kept in your pocket due to all the pointy parts and it's desire to go off randomly whenever it wants.

Hope all is well. Only a few more weeks to go!

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December 10, 2018 12:52 am

Sounds like an interesting piece of equipment and definitely makes some cool sounds.  You go with your pocket operator!

December 10, 2018 1:32 am

It's amazing how much bang-for-the buck you can get these days! A case helps with the pointy parts.

December 10, 2018 10:11 am

You definitely managed to get something interesting out of it, as interesting as your inability to use the word "its" perhaps.

December 11, 2018 5:04 am

Loving those Pocket Operators!  I had a moment when one was going off in my backpack; it was pretty funny.

Devieus wrote:

You definitely managed to get something interesting out of it, as interesting as your inability to use the word "its" perhaps.

I feel like we would go to the party and you would say something that would clear the room and then I'd go, "YOU'LL HAVE TO EXCUSE MY FRIEND, HE DOESN'T GET OUT MUCH smile

...Just kidding, Devieus! heart

December 11, 2018 8:12 am
orangedrink wrote:

Loving those Pocket Operators!  I had a moment when one was going off in my backpack; it was pretty funny.

Devieus wrote:

You definitely managed to get something interesting out of it, as interesting as your inability to use the word "its" perhaps.

I feel like we would go to the party and you would say something that would clear the room and then I'd go, "YOU'LL HAVE TO EXCUSE MY FRIEND, HE DOESN'T GET OUT MUCH smile

...Just kidding, Devieus! heart

It's like I can hear people say spelling errors.

December 11, 2018 2:35 pm

Another reason you shouldn't keep it in your pocket is that you make great stuff with it! It's got a nice crunch and your compo is energetic big_smile

December 11, 2018 9:24 pm
Devieus wrote:

It's like I can hear people say spelling errors.

Right after I posted that comment, I used "it's" instead of "its" in my next comment.  You jinxed me!

December 13, 2018 8:15 am

very nice, crunchy piece... great drive, again. Really grooves with those syncopated envelopes for the main melody. Great stuff with forward motion...

December 16, 2018 1:40 pm

Excellent energy and drive in this one heart Menacing but fun at the same time.

December 16, 2018 7:50 pm

those pocket operators look so fun! this piece is super fun!

December 17, 2018 12:14 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

Sounds like an interesting piece of equipment and definitely makes some cool sounds.  You go with your pocket operator!

Yeah, it's pretty cool.  I just have the one but you can link multiple units together.  I barely figured out what to do with the one. Thanks for listening!

Jim Wood wrote:

It's amazing how much bang-for-the buck you can get these days! A case helps with the pointy parts.

Yep, I might 3D print one.  Didn't know if I had much interest in it but it is fun if you can remember all the settings. Not my strong suit.

Devieus wrote:

You definitely managed to get something interesting out of it, as interesting as your inability to use the word "its" perhaps.


Ha! Sometimes it's a miracle I can scratch together legible sentences at all. I can't even spell Rhythm half the time without spell check.  Please don't make me do grammar as well.  BTW, this week's track is dedicated to this comment.

orangedrink wrote:

Loving those Pocket Operators!  I had a moment when one was going off in my backpack; it was pretty funny.

Ha! It happens to me all the time on the subway. I stopped trying to carry the thing around.  There is no off switch, right? Or am I just missing it. 

Devieus wrote:

You definitely managed to get something interesting out of it, as interesting as your inability to use the word "its" perhaps.

I feel like we would go to the party and you would say something that would clear the room and then I'd go, "YOU'LL HAVE TO EXCUSE MY FRIEND, HE DOESN'T GET OUT MUCH smile

...Just kidding, Devieus! heart

Oy

Gab Manette wrote:

Another reason you shouldn't keep it in your pocket is that you make great stuff with it! It's got a nice crunch and your compo is energetic big_smile

Thanks! The Pocket Operators do have lots of crunch.

orangedrink wrote:
Devieus wrote:

It's like I can hear people say spelling errors.

Right after I posted that comment, I used "it's" instead of "its" in my next comment.  You jinxed me!

Its alright, we all make mistakes. It's alright, we all make mistakes. (covering my bases here).  This week's track is dedicated to you and Devieus and you're (that one's intentional to upset Devieus) discussion in my comments section smile

Ashen Simian wrote:

very nice, crunchy piece... great drive, again. Really grooves with those syncopated envelopes for the main melody. Great stuff with forward motion...


Yeah, a fun little jam. Thanks for listening!

hieme wrote:

Excellent energy and drive in this one <3 Menacing but fun at the same time.


I like menacing. Thanks!

kaedo sevaada wrote:

those pocket operators look so fun! this piece is super fun!


Definitely a fun item to have.  It sits next to my harmonica.  Both good pieces of technology for noodling around.

December 17, 2018 12:01 pm

Thanks for looking out for me, or something like that.

December 18, 2018 1:15 am

nice direction and exploration on that PO! I'm enjoying this!

December 21, 2018 5:06 pm

The PO sounds great and that main riff is very catchy!  Nice work!

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