Unfortunately I don’t remember where I got the wobble sample from, which is a shame. But I tried so many samples for this track that I lost track (ha ha).
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:
This one took quite a long time and didn’t come out as well as I would have liked. Mainly I wanted it to be more energetic. I’m glad I finished it, though. It contains more melody and beat variations than the other tracks I made so far, and coping with dissatisfaction made me work harder to make it decent.
I used two samples of the PO-14 and this computer beep sample.
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 :)
Here are some loops created on the PO33:
And these are 32 step loops:
I really like this one. It samples a sound from the PO-14 and uses it as a bassline. In addition, I used this church bell sample and I think it works well. In this clip you can hear the melody playing twice. The second time I added a bit of swing.
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.
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: