Alright, finally there’s the voting thread!
Thanks to you guys for participating. Great results here : )
Battling is tough but you learn much faster how to use the OP-1!
As usual: EVERYBODY CAN GIVE HIS VOTE, even when you didn’t submit a track!
Let’s say you can give your vote until Tuesday the 19th of July.
and mine, not voteable!
Alright, finally there’s the voting thread!
My vote goes to Quarantequatre Great track!
@Callofthevoid - Your track sounds like an hangover and angry R2D2 telling you why yesterday was the worst night ever, agressive in the right way! I especally like it from 2:00. And that echo thing on the left channel is great! Good job.
@marius - I was sold on this track after 3 seconds, the main synth sound with LFO and the one panned right with ARP are DOPE! I would love if you could share your presets or explain how you got those sounds. And you use them perfectly, I really like the general feeling, the small bleeps added. Well done on the drums to, that delayed snare and soft kick are a perfect match.
@yoof - The dark bell ARP during the first minute is delicious, I was happy to hear them again at 1:40 :). Your drum work is very recognizable, you should teach me how to do this kind of stuff. The quiet break at 2:45 and the sampled birds are drawing my attention to what follows, excellent.
@Edzilla - Best title ever! It matches the track very well, the noisy style was made for your dog! It that a sample at 0:15? I like it! The last part of the song has an haunting feeling with the reverb synth on the left and that fat lead, very crispy!
@quarantequatre - For some reasons that bass at the begining reminds me of “Fade to Grey” by Visage, especially the progression at 0:40 except that your bass riff is fatter and slower, catchy stuff. I may be influenced by the sampled French speach also. Anyway, this sounds very good! And that guitar sound at 1:30 are totally in the same universe, very cohesive (a bit like Depeche Mode). That 80’s sounds with the more modern drums and sample use give an awesome result!
@aeoner - The sampled seaguls work just fine with the arpeggiated synth, I like how it evolves to darker tones before the bells like synth arrives. The setero work is very good! I was happy to find another seagul choir at the end, nice start/end thing.
@mixrasta - So groovy! I like the sweep at 0:30 (also at 1:20?), is that Nitro? And that change at 0:40, great idea! The piano and the bass work together with the drums like a charm! Too bad you cannot get votes, that would have been an appreciated entry for sure
This one is an easy vote for me: @marius , I love your track. But I really appreciate @yoof and @quarantequatre entries as well. The level on this battle is impressive, there was only quality stuff (as usual!).
Yes it’s slump on nitro in unison @Eti thanks!
First post on this forum - really love all the stuff though, all of the entries are far past my OP-1 abilities currently. Really loving @quarantequatre and @yoof entry - but as I said, this is all top quality stuff!
@quarantequatre is my vote. feeling 80s vibrations. like the slow to fast changes too.
My vote goes to @quarantequatre - was totally blown away by your track, fella.
Thanks for the honourable mentions on my track and thanks to the host, @mixrasta.
Thank you very much @marius, @Cdaboll, @kln and @yoof !
I really appreciate your feedback @Eti, you’re right, there’s something from Fade to Grey I didn’t get before
@Callofthevoid Great Autechre vibes in here ! Lots of complexity, but you mixed all this very weel, Good job, Love the sounds you used
@marius Your track is so delicious for the ears ! Very chilly sound, and I love the way you use the delays ! Great work too. Did you sampled your kid ?
I really love the phone break effect. Great track, one of my prefered.
@yoof Awesome track as always :). Very nice progression, pure sound, fresh rhythm. The construction of the track is perfect. Do you know what kind of birds you recorded ? Love the low tempo and the chillout vibe. One of my fav too.
@Edzilla Power track ! I really love the way you switch the style of the track, 1:16 and 2:23. Especially the dubby style in the end. Awesome work, and I totally agree with the haunting effect of the last part !
@aeoner I can hear seagulls, pleasant sea vibe, another chillout track to loosen ears before holydays :D. You manage the stereo effect very well. I wanna go to the ocean.
@mixrasta Super track as always ! I love the way you mix your tracks. How did you made theses stereo ping pongs ? I love this effect so much !
All tracks are awesome here…it was very hard to select one, I’m gonna vote for @yoof, because I love the “crystal clear” vibe of your track !
Honourable mentions to everybody cause of the variety and the quality of the tracks in this battle. That was a very nice battle @mixrasta !
PS: Without paying attention, I’ve just started @aeoner and @marius tracks together, the result is pretty well on certain parts !
Nice submissions everyone.
I quite enjoyed that first tune by Dolphin Sex Pest (Que?), but it was Quarantequatre’s tune that was the winner for me!
Okay. More Detail.
@Quarantequatre This is was, almost from the start (Pace Dolphin Sex Pest (I’m still not getting that as band name). ), my favourite track, right from the second I heard the double tracked arpeggio synth line. This is everything I’d expect from a good competition. Even before that mad tempo change at around 3:00. And that tempo change: it worked, and how cool was that?
@CallofTheVoid - Here's the stereo version of The Art Of Noise "A Call To War"Thanks :)
Thanks a lot for your votes and good words!
This really was a great battle! All of them were tight.
Add more techniques there if you find them
Thanks a lot @yoof!
I would like to thank you all, it’s always a pleasure to host the party and at least 6 came and me as the DJ…
’‘Tshikke tshikke tshumm, yeah yaw rock that shit, homie!’’
Okay you wrote this song isn’t really finished, but it has a profound basis to layer some melody/ instruments over it. Then ! The compressed drums are banging!
@marius Very cosy production. I like it! Don’t worry to much about being mono. Most important is to get music done and it’s good!
@yoof What can I say, again several female customers were asking what’s playing and I gave them your soundcloud and mine as well ; )
@Edzilla Interesting stuff again. Like a journey finding your sound. And in the end everything’s fine! Great sounds!
@Quarantequatre Moon 44. Do you know this movie with the cucaracha scene? Cool electronic stuff here with a cinematic atmosphere. Nice work on the samples! Winner track!
@aeoner Nice use of the ARP. I should do more Arpeggiator stuff too! I love the seabirds! Very warm atmosphere and also very autobahnish : )
Seems like QQ received most of the votes closely followed by yoof and marius… but there can be only one…so…
congratulatore to Quarante le quatre ; )