Battle 54 - Soundtrack


#1

Hi everyone!

I am honored to present the next battle. I hope this one will spark some creativity. The battle is about composing a cinematic soundtrack to an image of your own choosing. I found it to be a good way to create new sounds and ideas.

Guide

  1. Find or shoot an inspiring image that you are allowed to use (e.g.
    https://creative-commons.deviantart.com/)

  2. Imagine the image being part of a movie scene.

  3. Create the sounds/patches in the sonic universe of this scene.

  4. Compose a short piece that captures the story and emotions of the scene.

Rules

  • no external effects
  • no prerecorded samples longer than ~2 seconds
  • do not use your favorite scales or patches
  • final master done in the OP-1
  • post the image as well as your track (you can use the Soundcloud-artwork or just a link).

I would encourage bouncing to album and back again while squeezing the internal effects to the max!

Cheers!


#2

Cool :slight_smile:

I like the “do not use your favorite scales or patches” rule


#3

Great brief! What’s the DL for finished tracks?


#4

Glad you like it! Would it be fine with one month to DL or do people need more time?


#5

The deadline will be the 17th of May at 23:59 CET.


#6

Great battle, I found it very difficult to write a cinematic sounding piece and I probably spent more time thinking of inspiration and images than I did making the sounds, this has been a very interesting experience, great rule set. Anyway… here is my not so cinematic piece.
(PS, My OP-1 was behind the fish tank… definitely not IN it :smile: )

https://soundcloud.com/glxyboy/sleeping-under-waves


#7

I wish you chose a specific image or an actual movie. I always wanted to try and make a soundtrack for something, but choosing a subject myself and then making the melody is like playing tennis without a net.


#8

@Gambler choose a random Instagram account, roll a dice :smiley:


#9

I hope it will not come across the wrong way, but I did try out my own challenge and came up with this
http://soundcloud.com/user-219248790/ice-red-tree


#10

@Gambler I understand your frustration. I thought it would be too restrictive to preselect the images. Maybe you could limit your choice to only one of these three:
https://trifoto.deviantart.com/art/inside-81603482
https://www.deviantart.com/art/ice-storm-71293124
https://www.deviantart.com/art/110-2-269795863


#11

@GLXYBOY great tune. I love the interplay between total glitch and beat sections! Nervewrecking wibes.


#12

@mathelev thanks boss! This is only my second battle, but you guys are great, thanks for the feedback :smile:


#13

Made the picture last year in budapest. The first vacation with the op-1.
https://soundcloud.com/a_pocket_operator/battle-54-budapest


#14

Good tune @mathelev. Reminded me of the ‘spaghettification’ album by chocolate weasel. Just the sc picture doesn’t really match the scene :stuck_out_tongue:


#15

hoping for an extension on the deadline since the site was down for a few days lol. i don’t know how cinematic i would call this one, but i at least wrote it to match the vibe of the scene

https://soundcloud.com/moonlitscents/aurora


#16

https://soundcloud.com/dj_kln/fantasy-island

most of this song was created using sampled radio. used drum kits and FM too.

my island may be a fantasy, but if i ever achieve ownership of a private island, i’ll have some OP-1 distinguished episodes. you are invited! ha! gotta love it.


#17

Hi everybody! So beautiful stuff and nice connection to the visuals! I think the site being down merits a couple of extra days, just in case. I will close the battle midnight Tuesday 22nd CET. Cheers.


#18

Hi again. Battle is over! Now I have to figure out how to start the voting thread.


#19

@mathelev Appreciate you taking time to narrow scope just for me, but stuff happened and I couldn’t muster inspiration in time to participate.


#20

Nice track @mathelev!