Songs like this sealed the deal for me around the end of 2019. I was bored of traditional synth sounds. It was time to play with samples. I had to have an OP-1.
I love the flexibility of the drum sampler - 24 slices, each with their own volume, pitch, length, playback mode and direction… not to mention the potential for sequencing, effects, resampling, etc. If the OP-1 was JUST the drum sampler and nothing more, it would still be a very compelling product.
SO, for battle 67, I want to hear what you can do using ONLY the drum sampler. You can sample whatever you want into it, but when you’re laying it down to tape, it’s gotta be coming from the drum sampler.
Obviously you could take the boring route, and just play back 12 second sections as one slice, but I encourage you to experiment with creative slicing, LFO’s, effects, sequencers, and even the ever unpopular drum envelope (which I happen to love)!
One more thing: use at least one sample from the Citizen DJ project. This isn’t much of a limitation as there’s a TON to choose from there: https://citizen-dj.labs.loc.gov/
In case you need some inspiration (I doubt it, you’re all brilliant with this instrument), here’s a take of me fooling around with a guitar sample.
TL;DR - two rules:
- Everything we hear has to come from the Drum Sampler - sample whatever you want, and you can record it to tape, but it has to be laid down using the Drum Sampler
- Use at least one sample from https://citizen-dj.labs.loc.gov/
Deadline will be June 15th
Thanks for participating!