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little monster

By Q-Rosh on August 23, 2020 8:10 pm

The decision to get an OP1 was a lucky strike. I can spend much more time outside the studio and spend time with this versatile little thing. I did quiet a lot of tracks already with it and I think, I will keep it by my side, to prepare some ideas for new material, I can use for the rest of the year. A friend gave me the tip to send it through something analog before recording it into the computer. This is what I did, with about 30 analog pedals.
But noone around me here understands the value of this machine, they look sneery at it, regarding it as a toy, what it definitely is, but a very very good one.

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August 24, 2020 12:35 am

Glad your new toy is working out well for you.  You've always been great at sound design and incorporating a lot of interesting textures and that's certainly well on display on this track.  It really does have a nice warmth to it, too.  Seems like running it through the analog pedals was a good idea.

August 24, 2020 12:36 am

I did an OP-1 track this week as well!  I think I forgot when you got one - how long have you had it?  WELCOME TO THE CULT.

What did you do to these drums?  Sounds so cool.

The OP-1 is like chopsticks, everyone is just like, why not just use a fork, and I'm all like, but I can pick up a piece of popcorn without breaking it, and they're all like, but why would anyone do that?

smile

August 24, 2020 1:28 am

Whenever I listen to people using the OP-1, I'm always impressed by how different everyone sounds. There's a lot of emphasis on play, and I think it encourages people to find their own way around it. I loved this; it was a great reminder of how much versatility there is to the OP-1, toy or otherwise.

August 24, 2020 1:54 am

Good music is like good cooking. You want to have a subtle blend of flavors but also of textures. Smooth bits there, crunchy bits there, biting into a piece and having a flavor surprising you (i think @oragendrink primed me into thinking about food with the chopsticks analogy smile ). That's how I feel about your tracks. The texture is really awesome. The smooth pads work so well with the crystalline guitar lines and even the more percussive guitar lines layers behind. This is really nice and organic. Thank you for this nice time.

August 24, 2020 1:17 pm

Very nice smooth track. Those OP1 synths sounds great. Not on my list of toys to buy yet but they look and sound cool.

August 24, 2020 1:51 pm

Awesome track. That device seems so fun but owning one will probably remain a distant dream...

August 24, 2020 5:59 pm

Wow, awesome work! Definitely sounds different from other OP-1 tracks I've heard; I love how you put your own signature on it.

August 25, 2020 5:15 am

August 27, 2020 2:57 am

Surprised people would look down on the op-1, it’s a piece of gear I’ve always wanted to look into, great track, like the skitterish drums and distorted/garbling sounds in the background, also like the contrast of the glitchy sounds with the guitar.

August 27, 2020 2:47 pm

Really cool sounds in this.  I like how the drums sound like they're trying to break out of the box almost.  Love those crunchy sounds on top of the sweet guitar line. 

August 28, 2020 9:37 am

It's a powerhouse in a small package. So is this song.

August 30, 2020 7:15 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

Glad your new toy is working out well for you.  You've always been great at sound design and incorporating a lot of interesting textures and that's certainly well on display on this track.  It really does have a nice warmth to it, too.  Seems like running it through the analog pedals was a good idea.


Thank you sir, your comment always gives me hope.

orangedrink wrote:

I did an OP-1 track this week as well!  I think I forgot when you got one - how long have you had it?  WELCOME TO THE CULT.

What did you do to these drums?  Sounds so cool.

The OP-1 is like chopsticks, everyone is just like, why not just use a fork, and I'm all like, but I can pick up a piece of popcorn without breaking it, and they're all like, but why would anyone do that?

smile


Thank you, orange d. Have it now for two weeks and love it. Did quiet a lot of stuff already. 2020 is safe. I used the cow and lot of analog effects for the drums. yes, ...maybe I should play the OP1 with chopsticks.

hent03 wrote:

Whenever I listen to people using the OP-1, I'm always impressed by how different everyone sounds. There's a lot of emphasis on play, and I think it encourages people to find their own way around it. I loved this; it was a great reminder of how much versatility there is to the OP-1, toy or otherwise.


Thank you, I hope to give it my signaure in more than one song.

Kedbreak136 wrote:

Good music is like good cooking. You want to have a subtle blend of flavors but also of textures. Smooth bits there, crunchy bits there, biting into a piece and having a flavor surprising you (i think @oragendrink primed me into thinking about food with the chopsticks analogy smile ). That's how I feel about your tracks. The texture is really awesome. The smooth pads work so well with the crystalline guitar lines and even the more percussive guitar lines layers behind. This is really nice and organic. Thank you for this nice time.


WOW, this is a very beautiful comment, because I always saw a relation between cooking and making music. I like to use spices and combinations to make unique food. Like the music I do.

djippy wrote:

Very nice smooth track. Those OP1 synths sounds great. Not on my list of toys to buy yet but they look and sound cool.


I know, but you proved your skills with your phonerecordings. That was impressing too.

Sodabelly wrote:

Awesome track. That device seems so fun but owning one will probably remain a distant dream...


I had to become 52 years old to get one. You see!!!

Mission Crossing wrote:

Wow, awesome work! Definitely sounds different from other OP-1 tracks I've heard; I love how you put your own signature on it.


Hope I will keep this signature, thanks.

Ipaghost wrote:



This monster was 100% in my head.

Jason Nijjer wrote:

Surprised people would look down on the op-1, it’s a piece of gear I’ve always wanted to look into, great track, like the skitterish drums and distorted/garbling sounds in the background, also like the contrast of the glitchy sounds with the guitar.


Thank you. Glad you like my little monster.

Tone Matrix wrote:

Really cool sounds in this.  I like how the drums sound like they're trying to break out of the box almost.  Love those crunchy sounds on top of the sweet guitar line.


I wasn`t sure, if I was overdoing it. But it is OK. Thank you.

Devieus wrote:

It's a powerhouse in a small package. So is this song.


Yes, it is. Thank you, sir.

August 30, 2020 11:32 pm

I don't know much about the OP-1 but it sounds like it's much more than another keyboard or micro workstation. You got really great sounds and manipulation.  Awesome that you are running it through pedals. You can't really distinguish where the sounds may be coming from other than that soulful guitar riff that carries through.

September 2, 2020 12:15 am

Nice synths and OP-1 sounds, glad you are enjoying and getting out and about to create. It's true, a lot of people do look at it and other synths as toys that don't make real music, but we all know the fun and joy they can bring! Loce the guitar on this, great piece!

September 26, 2020 2:35 am

You stay true to yourself anyway. That's a good Thing!

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