Last week I went down a rabbit hole trying to understand OP-1 patches. In the end I made some utilities to help my workflow - a tool to generate synth patches from any sound automatically, and a tool to generate a set of drum patches from several minutes of audio. I’ve integrated both these tools as website: https://op1z.com. This website is now in beta…meaning it works pretty well for me but I’m sure there are some bugs I haven’t found. It may not fit your workflow, but I’ve found it useful for some repeated patterns:
I use it to make synth patches from things I find on the internet. For example: samples from UIowa electronic studio (e.g. this piano sample, this cello sample), from wikipedia (e.g. a didigeridoo), from youtube (e.g. as a joke this whistle)
When I say I’ve found it useful, I mean that I can process samples much faster. I use a lot of spoken word for my albums so I process a lot of samples. My previous method for getting samples to open the sample on my phone and use the line in to record it, but is slow for lots of samples. I don’t have a daw, so this website has been working well instead.
Recently, I searched how to add easily some voices samples on my op-z and here you are
But, I tried Youtube source and on my side, it doesn’t work, I have always a “exit status 1” error
Any idea why?
Sorry its more work, but I guess you could download the sound and re-upload somewhere else and use that URL instead. I have yet to make an upload form for the site but in the meantime there is something like this.