PO-33 “Rushed”

I had to rush this one out before going on vacation. Using some ravey sounds it came out pretty nice. At the end it falls a little short, though.

I used the following samples from the “Loopmasters Welcome Free Samplepack”, which you get after registering to Loopmasters:

THE_MEDIKS_DRUM_&_BASS_SURGERY/MED_SOUNDS_AND_FX/MED_F_Get_ravey_synth.wav
THE_MEDIKS_DRUM_&_BASS_SURGERY/MED_SOUNDS_AND_FX/MED_F_Obey_synth.wav

PO-33 “Techno Trumpet Groove”

For this track I used this brass cut sample.

I wanted to use a trumpet sound and I also wanted to create a track with a higher BPM, so I started out with 160. Unsurprisingly this led me to create some sort of a techno track, but when I got halfway through the track changed into something slower (120 BPM) and different-sounding altogether. The mashup is kind of rough, but as usual – I like it :)

PO-33 Dump

Here are some loops created on the PO33:

And these are 32 step loops:

PO-33 First Attempt At Sampling

My newest Pocket Operator is one from the latest metal series – the PO-33 K.O! The nice thing about this one is that it’s has a sampler – you can record sounds (either melodic or drums) and use them for your loops.

For this first attempt, which I admit isn’t that great, I used a very short sample from the beginning of Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose” for the main sound. You wouldn’t know it from listening to the sample because I totally trimmed and distorted it, which is not really how you’re supposed to sample. But I just wanted to see how it goes.

PO Loops With More Than 16 Steps

The Pocket Operators have 16 steps per pattern (which I, for some strange reason, call a loop). Now that I have a little more experience with the POs I tried creating loops that combine two patterns to get 32 steps per loop. They’re not the greatest, but they’re fine for first attempts:

Here’s a minimalistic PO-20 32-step pattern. I really wanted to expand this with more sounds, but couldn’t figure it out:

And here’s a P-14 one: