Standard soo high.
Really enjoyed listening through them all - had to keep reminding myself this all came from the OP-1!
I have to give my vote to Yoof, it’s just too cool and great sound as well! Thanks to Slomen and MrClean for the votes, and ali and spheric el for the honourable mentioningin’. And yeah, Tribrix thats what I thought too, l totally enjoyed your song, its very different than your other works! So Many good songs!
you guys are all mad awesome. very intimidating now to join the battles as you guys are consistently raising the bar higher from battle to battle.
@yoof - sweet jeebus… nice job on editing those beats, would love to see your workflow… or are you just slogging through this in linear order? … my vote went for @blabux and the radical soundscape, guess I was just in the mood for stuff like this. great job everyone… one day… one day… I will join one of those battles. thanks for the inspiration
@Ali You set the bar high with the first entry. flexing the synth choice is great. and dissecting the drum parts is again taking it that extra step.
@adrigax like the trip hop style the sample of the location and the synth play
@ronic Liking the flow and the groove!
@blabux like how you cut to the hit with the drums kept it simple…
@plasticdub Great playing with the sound scape of the synth
@DOZr love the intro! the effecting the drumming into the DnB
@yoof Tight!!! always at another level.
@vehka I always feel and upbeatness with your tunes! like that the drums beats aren’t the norm. great work.
@beefinator great piece! electro funk! like the switch up at the end!
@tribrix Always like your euro 80’s ness. like you treatment of the drums.
@Mixrasta good groove the drives the location sample. the melody is nice balance the the beat
@xjx this was interesting to listen to in the order because there was this build up and your piece sliced through it. like the mellow drive and subtleness.
@sparky love the minimalness of the track and it is a great mellow down piece.
@sosa Where did the track go?!?
@Aahz great tune!the layers from the synths and the samples of the the location with the downbeat style is nice.
@lymtronics Great as Always! like the downbeat style. the layers are great at the mid section. Like the beginning middle and end of the piece
I loved the slow versus fast of the beats. @yoof it may be we like the same stuff and I gravitate towards your work… my vote goes to you with @DOZr a nipping at your heels second.
I voted for @beefinator, but nice job everybody else too! So many great entries, one of my favorite battles ever.
My vote goes to @xjx for the melody and the simplicity of the song, which I really enjoy listening to.
glad this battle came along. Really got me thinking about how to use the op-1 to chop up beats then rearrange them and has made the op-1 more useful to me in my workflow. New to these battles (joined in with the last one as well) but really nice to have a group of dedicated people pushing the bar with this instrument and teaching me different ways to use it. Anyway, I digress.
@ali firstly, brilliant layers of melody highlighted by the right patch. And that sample, especially when it first comes in… perfect - pretty humerous somehow.
@adrigax the initial melody is particularly evocative of the place. I like the percussive vocal chops. Perfect example of how the op-1 gets you straight into the subtleties of dialects and languages and how you can bend them into something musical.
@dimi3 YES, instant atmosphere from the second it starts. Good and dark, with such light footed drum tweaking sitting nicely in the mix. Got me thinking of photek’s “rings around saturn”. Would like to hear how you went about recording those drums in, just had a real fluidity and offbeatness - without being off beat - to them.
@ronic really like your effecting of the sample and use through the song - it’s got wit about it and backed by a strong slow backbeat without ever feeling sloppy.
@blabux Good piece, always moving, never sitting. Love the drop into that glitchy beat breaking apart the first and second section.
@plasticdub excellent metallic fm type sounds your getting out of the d-synth. love the interplay between that violent bass noise and that sound that is like tons of miniture future cars flying past.
@yoof basically, you’re a bastard man! I seriously can’t get my head round how you’re getting so much texture, useful panning and dynamics directly out of the op-1 without taking years. It’s great dude. If you’re not guarding these secrets (I understand if you are) then i’d like let in on some of them! Mainly the great panning. awesome track
@vehka great swing straight away love that muted dial tone sound you’ve got in there. Again, a track with a solid and consistent atmosphere throughout - and atmosphere which I dig by the way. love that bouncy dnb bass line to especially when the dialtone melody comes back in. really great.
@beefinator very deliberate production sounds like you’ve got it all sounding exactly how you want it! and some really great melodic and textural changes. Making me think of prime colours and days on the N64.
@tribrix Love the space between your different parts, really nice colourful reverb filling the song allowing for the space between parts to become as important as the parts themselves. I like the repeated short sample which becomes an integral part of pushing the rhythm of the track - perfectly woven in there, even the way it harmonises with the chords.
@Mixrasta I find it hard to get the string engine to cut through the mix with such a sound like you have, you’ve made a great patch there, and got it working in amongst such nicely swung and cleverly used bursts of the original breakbeat. again big fan of space in mixes, and you’ve got your parts sitting there beautifully, all playing with each other and bouncing around.
@xjx really affecting melody sitting atop a great texture. Really enjoyed this one, seemed like it came in at the perfect time during the playlist. Melodically focused but driven by some good choice drums. also liked the use of the sample you chose - again, felt integral to the production.
@sparky yeah, excellent intro on this, sets you up for the listen brilliantly. That string melody that first comes in is not where I was expecting this track to go, which is pretty much always a good thing. caught me off guard but made sense. enjoyed the variations on filtering throughout.
@sosa - want to hear this track again so I can make comment on it. Know I enjoyed it but can’t hear it now in and amongst the others to chat about.
@Aahz excellent drive to the synth part here, and really enjoy the gutteral alloy sound you’ve got coming out of your sample.
@lymtronics again, polished production. Everything seems to sit without conflicting and each part has it’s space to shine. Love the pan pipe melody that comes in with the stuttered sample. 3, 1, 2… 7, 7, 3. something special about the numbers and how they’re spoken in this. Love the samples and how you used them.
My vote goes to @dimi3. Man, the atmosphere you evoked and the light, tight, yet fluid drumming you got coming out of that breakbeat, along with how you positioned the drums in the mix it just made it my favourite.
thanks for putting these tracks out, had a blast listening to them. Also if my comments are whimsical and shite, just put it down to the fact that your songs left me litte room to concentrate on writing anything interesting. I’m not going to read what i’ve just written
lookin forward to the next battle
Wow ,is that the final result or can anyone still tip the balance?(dont want to spoil it incase anyone is still casting vote.)
Someone should get publishing rights on these battles coz there’s not one bad track there and it would make an excellent compilation.
Great rules for this one, especially the very limited sample rule that could be taken a long way, but while keeping the music “very OP-1”. Really fun to see where everyone went with it.
My vote went to @Aahz, I’m diggin your style and the sounds that you used with the Dr. Wave engine. The build up to the drums was on point!
@ali I like what sounds like water underneath the melody at the beginning. Nice relaxed and bouncy beat. Nice use of the samples, it almost sounds like they sing along at times.
Yay, congrats @mixrasta! Great track man.
Yeah well done @mixrasta! Looking forward to the next one. =)
Yay!!! Thanks to everyone, battelists and Lymtronics for the host! I already have an idea for our next battle! Im going to post it soon…
congrats @mixrasta !!! Thanks @lymtronics for hosting and for the kind words. @yoof the “cello” sound was string (my attempt at making a “bass” sound with that engine). Thanks @yoof @DOZr and @dimi3 for the comments. I really appreciate you taking the time to write and sharing your insights. On to 25!
Good work all, congrats to @mixrasta, and thanks for the nice words on mine!