OP-Z Battle 001

battle

#15

Yeah, just tried this, how crazy is that! Even muting the punch-in track track works fine! Now, adding a few step components (trigger sparks, jumps) on there would be even more the bomb.


#16

Step components on the master track would be amazing for one-pattern songs.


#17

Count me in!


#18

It’s a peaceful, quiet Friday night at home. I just installed new speakers on my livingroom bookshelf. It’s the perfect night to make a pattern and record something nice. Here is my submission, recorded direct to Tascam DP-006, no fancy stuff, just how like it. Took advantage of mute groups, sequencing the key on the master track, and the performance track.


#19

Nice and chilled!


#20

I’m in!! Just for the record, mute groups are allowed???


#21

Yes! Already asked above. Mute groups are cool.


#22

@Mistercharlie :grin:


#23

Here’s my entry. All in one pattern, just using mutegroups to switch stuff up.

#24

The section at 44 seconds is super cool. How do you do that with one Pattern? Using the transpose track? PS. Ive never played on opz


#25

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#26

Thanks! I used a mute group to bring down the drums/percussion. You could also use the “duck” feature in the Performance Track to achieve a similar result. You can transpose chords in the master track OR on the chord itself by or by holding down the “tonality” step component button.


#27

Here’s one:


#28

Double checking because this one has too many rules: is it ok to tweak the initial settings of the accepted presets or do we need to use them as-is? Asking because I’ve managed to make the best sub-bass from the saw bass.


#29

Tweak away. You just need to use the plug in slot one. And feel free to dshare that preset!


#30

Here it is:

Technically my first “release” using the OP-Z :boom:

EDIT: Uploaded a new version! I wasn’t happy with the original outcome.


#31

Wow, really nice use of a single pattern. I like how it develops. Did you use lots of mute groups?


#32

Yes, I’m using 6 of them - super handy feature! I actually didn’t know about mute groups before reading the posts here.

A bit of a tangent: I’ve always been an MPC person, but the TE/Elektron way of doing things with steps and parameter locks is looking more interesting to me these days. I might replace it with an Octatrack or Digitakt (I haven’t decided yet).


#33

Giving this a try. No use of the master track, just messing with the sparks to get variety and depth into the progression. Can’t wait to really learn this thing https://soundcloud.com/richfrankel/op-z-1


#34

I think there’s definitely room for both. This is much more like programming music, amazing and forces you to think in a different way. It’s just less linear.