Battle 58 - THE ODD BATTLE


#1

I’ve got a handful of fun ideas for future battles, but this one is calling my name right now. THE ODD BATTLE. Make a significant portion of your track an odd time signature. By odd time signature, I mean basically anything other than 4/4. It can be as simple or as complex as you want with any instruments you desire. It’s up to you. Just keep it odd. 4/4 parts are ok once in a while as long as it’s not the focus of your track. Sampling is ok, but everything must be mixed and mastered in the op-1 and recorded to side a or b. Submit as many tracks as you want!


#2

Cool, nice idea. Always wanted to do sth like that!


#3

Sounds fun. What about the deadline?


#4

As for the deadline, let’s shoot for sunday, january 19th.


#5

I just love odd time signature !
I’m in !!


#6

Nice brief, I’m gonna try to make something too !


#7

this piece of music is quite ODD. can it be entered?

https://soundcloud.com/dj_kln/petes-of-music


#8

@kln Nice one, but 4/4 all the time…


#9

It’s been absolutely ages since I did anything on the Op-1, so I feel very rusty! It feels a bit unstructured and short, but I’ll chuck it in regardless :wink:

I think it fits the brief. The track follows the same odd pattern throughout, 14 16th notes followed by 16 16th notes.

https://soundcloud.com/yoof-1/something-odd


#10

@motone - check again

i uploaded Side A. oopsie!

corrected and now Side B is live and direct. hits 5/4 around the 1:50 mark.

is that Odd enough?


#11

@yoof - nice return to the battle. doesn’t sound too rusty. (as consideration of track #2 ensues).

ha!


#12

Wish TE implemented support of various time signatures finally :slight_smile: In the OP series at least.


#13

I can’t wait for holiday/family time to wrap up so I can continue working on my track and really dig into the songs posted so far. This is definitely more challenging than i thought! :slight_smile:


#14

Great tracks @yoof & @kln

Am I trippin or is your track 4/4 kln?
Maybe it just seems 4/4 because I’m counting 1, 2, 3, 4 :smiley:

I’m going to try to get in on this battle,
I don’t know much about odd time signatures.
It’ll be nice to try something new… we’ll see how it turns out!


#15

One cool trick for working odd signature is using the pattern sequencer back and forth !
Works both with melodies and beats :slight_smile:


#16

Here’s what I came up with. I’m not an odd-time guy usually, so I thought this would be fun for a change, but it was surprisingly tricky on this machine. A funny little guitar riff is the star of my main loop. I count 5 beats, then 4 beats, then 5 beats, then 5 beats again before the loop starts over. Then it goes into a couple 4/4 loops that are… whatever ?. Then Krusty brings it all back around at the right time. Keep up the great work operators!

https://soundcloud.com/user-388190003/what-the-hell-was-that


#17

Very cool tracks so far @yoof, @kln and @KOHLBERG.
Right now I’m struggling with my 7/8 beat.
I always get dizzy and feel like on little boat in the Caribbean sea ?


#18

here’s a new take. like my last track it stumbles between signatures 5/4 & 4/4. this time i started with the 5/4, then it kicks into 4/4 for a bit, and then ends 5/4

https://soundcloud.com/dj_kln/brand-practice


#19

@Sharris - my first track does change from 4/4 to 5/4 at about 1:50, and then stays 5/4 the rest of the way throughout.

i posted the wrong side at first, which was my 4/4 part only, but then fixed it.


#20

@mixrasta - a little boat in the Caribbean sounds nice this time of year!