MATRIXSYNTH: Beyond Oort's Cloud // OP-1

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Beyond Oort's Cloud // OP-1

video by Eon Edge

"I'm actually starting to love the OP-1's synth engines. Here's a track featuring a few custom patches I created with the Dr. Wave, Pulse, Strings, and Digital engines.

I also took the whole sampling-the-radio for a spin. The vocal you're hearing comes from a song I happened to capture from the OP-1 radio. I chopped it and used the arpeggiator to create some interesting rhythmic patterns.

Speaking about the arpeggiator. It's surprisingly versatile! I like to experiment with arpeggiated drum patches, and come up with unexpected percussive patterns to layer on top of my programmed beat. The OP-1 will only use the sounds you're playing on the keyboard, and actually pitch shift them to follow the selected arpeggiator mode. Pretty neat!

There's quite a lot of mixing work done behind the scenes in Logic Pro: I came up with a template that makes it very easy to arrange and mix the loops I create on the OP-1. I hope this will push me to create more songs with this setup: it's kind of the best of both worlds, the OP-1 as a portable idea generator machine, and Logic Pro on my computer for the arrangement and mixing part.

Hope you like it!"

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