Battle 51 – One-Minute Wonders

With all the holiday travel and parties over the next month, I want to make it more manageable for everybody to get something entered into this battle.

Battle 51 Rules:

You may enter up to (5) One-Minute songs. Please keep them as close as possible to one minute - not 30 seconds and not 2 minutes. You can enter just one song, or up to 5, but they will all be judged on their own merits (basically your songs would battle each other, as well as all the other entries). Enter each song with a unique title, soundcloud track and picture, and post. Voting will be on the individual entry, not the artist. You don't need to hold them all and submit at the same time - enter them whenever you complete them.

No other limitations beyond the usual rules... You can use anything you want, internal or external, but everything must be recorded and mixed in OP1. No post-processing.

Deadline is one month from tomorrow or 5/1/2018 (European Date Format)

Here are some ideas that might help you come up with a one-minute masterpiece:

Make a jingle - My friend just reminded me that The Residents made "The Commercial Album" using one-minute songs.

Make a few pieces that are all related to each other in some way.

Try to create a super-efficient song with a traditional song structure (verse/chorus/verse)

Try to make the catchiest hook possible without worrying about how to turn it into a 4-minute song.

Take a section of another song you made and just scratch, tape trick, and effect the hell out of it.

Have fun and happy Holidays!

Great spec, love it!

Holiday season mini-EP, here I come!

Perfect December rules! On it :slight_smile:

hey, wait a minute. first down…four to go…

i u$ed all internal OP-1 kit, with the exception of dem words grabbed off Radio (which i suppose is also OP-1, being built in & all).

what’s your $pirit animal?

Nice kln!!!

Incredible!! KLN

Easy listen!

hey, wait a minute. first down...four to go...

i u$ed all internal OP-1 kit, with the exception of dem words grabbed off Radio (which i suppose is also OP-1, being built in & all).

what's your $pirit animal?

Nice one @kln !
And compression is perfect, what parameters did you use ?

@Edzilla I love your idea :slight_smile:

I’m In !
Here’s my first track, hope I’m gonna do more :D, I had fun to make it !

All is OP-1, except the sample from Digitalism.


I do a factory reset after almost every track I publish…but here’s what I remember roughly…

I typically do a bit of tuning with levels on Main Mixer Page (T1) page, and usually have the meters between 75-85 (depending on the type of sound on the Track). on this recording, I hard panned Track 1 Left & Track 2 Right, to do a bit of spatial placement on the drums.

for EQ (T2), I think i just tuned the Low down a tad, and EQ amount up a nudge.

for Master FX (T3), I added a faint Spring effect…just enough to give a little space / reverb overall.

for Master Out (T4) I had the L | R sliders at about 80. Drive @ 45, and Release @ 30.

I tune levels when I record too, and use the envelope & effects a lot, even to add just a subtle crunchiness or reverb.

also, nice entry…lots of fun, and sweet artwork and title…looking forward to hearing more!

Hey gang,

Here’s a short little BANGA. All internal OP1, with a sample pulled from the radio

Thanks for the explanations @kln :slight_smile:

flotation number two. sampled some vinyl for the vocal and flute mainly. all else is OP-1.

buttery butterfly flute biz. icing on my cake.

wow @millbastard - BANGA indeed. nice work mate.

your hands look tiny, because your beat is livin large. $$
Here's the thing...

sampled some microtonal guitar and the rest is op-1. This is my first entry mates. I've only had the unit since Thanksgiving so go easy on me.

@KOHLBERG That’s great! The guitar and the drum sound well together.

Some pretty cool tracks here! Gonna join in too...

Cool dnb vibes @yoof !

some great tunes in this thread already!

Loved that one @yoof