PO Battle Nr.1 - Electric Dialogue

Pick two or more Pocket Operators of your choice and let them enter a dialogue. Give them a voice. Let them discuss, cry or laugh.


  • use at least two Pocket Operators
  • no mixing or editing in DAW
  • no use of any other gear
  • the final track should be uploaded at soundcloud and posted in this thread
  • the theme for the next battle is chosen by the winner.

As the Deadline I would suggest, Eastern the 28th of March.

I hope everyone is alright with this battle theme.

Woohoo, PO battle!

Yay, I like the dialogue theme. =)

Glad I picked up the robot! Now I have 2! Game on.

Is OP-1 OK as a 4-track recorder if I record straight without editing nor performing ?

Op1 has some gain ID say. But is how I plan to record my PO battle submission. Just no eq; effects; tape tricks. I’ll prolly just record straight to album.

Hey @masterofstuff124, what do you mean gain ID” ?

Recording straight to album is a very good idea !

Do you guys know if one can record in stereo in such manner ?
I wanted to do some kind of hard panning like previous OP-1 battle ^^
OK, I’ll leave work at once and go test it !!!

Gain, I would say. Contractions and punctuation. Not my strong suit.

this is awesome! now i need a second PO…

nice! Gonna give this a shot, perhaps even make a video.

Could a moderator make this a sticky post/announcement?


Does anyone like the idea of the output of this battle being curated into a Bandcamp album? (see https://www.operator-1.com/index.php?p=/discussion/1849/how-do-you-get-your-music-out-there#latest for more details). As organiser @flom what do you reckon?

Yeah, coll idea :slight_smile:

Especially if @HisMostDarxxxellent is willing to show his mastering skills ^^

Well, I love the idea ! Now I really need a PO…

Ok so I have 2 questions cause I am stoopid… No daw how do we get it to sound cloud?

And can we use two of the same PO device?

No mixing and editing in DAW. Recording and saving to harddisk should be fine.

Well, I love the idea ! Now I really need a PO...

I’ve been looking at them too, three just popped up in a local store but I can’t bring my self to reach into my wallet; I can’t stop loving the flow that I’m rinsing right now.

Yeah, coll idea :)
Especially if @HisMostDarxxxellent is willing to show his mastering skills ^^

I’m happy and willing to try my best with my current abilities for both the mastering and mixing and hopefully bring about a cohesive sound and texture for you guys. If I can make your productions shine even just a little bit more than that would be a dream come true!

There is still no say of how this will be recorded :slight_smile: I would need each individual stem.

I thought no mixing/mastering?

I thought no mixing/mastering?

Maybe and maybe not. The idea is that the only mixing and/or mastering will be done by me post-battle :wink: so…

  1. You guys will produce your beats and submit them to this battle.

  2. A winner is announced.

Normally, that’s it. Finished. Caput. Done and dusted.

However, there’s a twist to the normal outcome in addition we collectively created an idea inspired from a thread. Here’s the rub;

  1. Stems sent to me for mixing and/or mastering.

  2. Artwork and bandcamp page by @wolflegjon

  3. Other suggestions welcome :slight_smile:

Here is the thread that inspired this idea https://www.operator-1.com/index.php?p=/discussion/1849/how-do-you-get-your-music-out-there#latest

Get me?