Hey fellow OP1-ers. I made this track is built round an improvisation on Moog and machinedrum recorded direct to tape. A layer of noise and atmospherics was overdubbed to tape using the OP1 and guitar pedals.
Moog Sub 37
Teenage Engineering OP1
Fostex 8 track
@Felipe - yep, all the reverb is from guitar pedals. I recently moved away from convolution reverbs as they almost added too much information in to your mix. I’m finding that using digital reverb pedals is having a much better result when wanting to use reverb as an ‘effect’ as opposed to as a mix tool.
Was it me, or did you take down your collaborations with the bigger artist?
As much as I’d like to record a track on a reel, I don’t know if I would have the funds or space… Unless there’s a smaller/ portable format. In the meantime, I recently popped on a little Fostex cassete 4 track tehe.
What are people’s thoughts on tape emulators? Wave’s tape emulator pluggin and the Strymon Deco pedal come to mind. Apples and oranges?
@kites - i have used the strymon stuff (deco and el cap). Both are really good but not as good as actual tape. It depends what you want it for thogh. If you want the tape warble then i found the strymon great (almost more musical than actual tape warble as you can control it). The saturation however, despite being really warm, didnt have the character of the tape. I’m no expert however, i did a blind test and got it right about 80% of the time, simply because the strymons sounded like an effect where as the tape didnt (if that makes sense). I have had similar experience with plugins, but not used the waves. I really want to get a casette tape deck as well to do more intense tape warping sounds. at £25 per reel I dont want to get overly experimental with the 1/4 inch tape haha!
I now just use the El cap as a tape delay (it is on the moog in the track i posted) and it is great!
@LyingDalai - Thanks for the kind words! Im really glad you are enjoying my stuff I got really lucky last year and was approached by a film director to do the score for a Universal Pictures soundtrack (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2087982/) Even thoug the film has not been doing great (or even been released form what i can tell) it has opened up a few doors so im just working as hard as i can on developing my music and seeing what comes of it!