this is my first post. I’m new to both “real” music making and the OP-1.
Got mine back in June and haven’t had much time with it yet.
Anyways: I want to do electronic music like Drum’n’Bass, minimal techno and the like.
And apart from not really knowing how to get from a few bits on the tape to a real song (I guess cuckoo will make a video about that?), I wonder how to do good build-ups for dancefloor songs.
You know, when a sound is pitched continually higher and higher and a drumroll starts and intensifies in frequency until the drop hits?
Any suggestions on how you do it would be appreciated.
[The endless sequencer in crank mode isn’t “linear” enough with my two left hands ;o) ]
There’s quite a bit of work needed to create the kind of build you are on about.
You mention “how to get from a few bits on the tape to a real song”: I’d suggest you check out the videos in the OP-1 tips and tricks thread, particularly “Making a track from scratch”. It could be just what you’re after.
…and there’s more tips there (as well as the great ones so far in this thread) that’ll help you with build-ups.