Hi Ott, have you heard of "Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators" ? Theyre like affordable gameboy-like loop-creators. Theres one for drums, one for bass and one for melodies. They seem very easy to use and also powerful.
Im just getting back into making music with Reason, but I miss having some hands-on hardware. These operators seem like a good place to start, next to a MIDI-keyboard.
like the raw and digital chip-tune sounds they make. And I'm thinking in combination with more personalized instrumentals they could function as a reliable backbone for percussion and bass sounds. Would love to hear your impression/ opinion!
I had a fiddle with them at the Moog store in Asheville, and they didn't really grab me. I'm sure they're excellent but they're not my kind of thing.
I tried the OP-1 and I found it intriguing, but slightly too much money for an impulse purchase.
As far as synths go I'm not really into the small blippy devices like these and the Korg Volca range. I like big, old synths which smell when they get warm.
Is playing your music for a live audience the most effective way to gain exposure and build a fan base or do you have any tips for doing this other ways? Also thank you for all of your inspirational music.Ott responded on 10/19/2015 Next question
Hi Ott, thanks for all the inspiration. few questions:
1 Do you experiment with different time signatures or do you go for the 4/4 most times? Can you give an example of a track you made in a different time signature?
2 Do you start every track by choosing a tempo and a key and then experiment within that key or is that something you decide in the progress of the track?
3 Do you tune all the samples/instruments/drums to the key you are using or do you just listen and feel what fits in without thinking too much about the key?
These things can block me creativly sometimes and i just wanted to ask the best wizard out there. Maybe you have some advice?
Hope to see you in Stockholm some day.