Heavens Gate – OP-1 Track

I’ve had this audio sitting on my OP-1 for a while (okay two weeks), and while I’d like to have sampled and chopped it up some, I figured I’d send it out into the universe. I had sent the loops over to my father and brother in-law to see if either of them wanted to try and play some guitar over it. Unfortunately that didn’t happen. Maybe they were too intimidated, I mean this is super awesome! If you’re interested in playing around with or adding something to this track, I’d love to hear it, so link something in the comments!

For those who are curious, this was created by playing a couple of sounds from Reason, I wanted to check out some piano sounds and effects, as well as the Humana Vocal Ensemble. I played the two different tracks at different speeds, and ultimately ended up slowing the OP-1 tracks down six semitones. Running at 1:1 speed it’s a bit too chipper, but I still find this track to sound uplifting and fun.

I think there something interesting that can be done on the PO-33, so don’t be surprised if you hear this coming up in another song in the future!

Classy Piano – Akai MPC 1k Program

Well now, this has been sitting in my drafts for way to long.

Where did this even come from? Oh yeah, I made the loop in Reason, using a piano patch… which one *shrug*, I forget. But I definitely used the Scream FX to add some wow/flutter, how much? I don’t know… take a listen?

So apparently the danger I have is not writing enough notes down when I prepare these posts, and I also need to get myself better into the habit of just writing the content of these posts… below, the next two lines are what I wrote.

Classy Piano Loop/Example…

Classy Piano MPC 1k Program ???

Super helpful right?! Going forward in the future I’ll do better.

I know I played some “jazzy” chords, but for the life of me I cannot remember the progression, scale or anything else. Could I use Melodyne and maybe figure it out? Maybe… but I’m not going to bother. This is a life lesson for me, and either I will get better, or I’ll keep having not terribly helpful posts.

I am also continuing to wonder if I’m just not better served with a proper vlog setup, so I can take videos, and then have it all recorded there, in wonderful HD to go back and see what I did. Not yet though, I need to get some more posts under my belt and make a better habit of the whole thing.