Battle 39 - Sample's Instinct

edited March 2016 in Battles
I've got many ideas for this battle, but it was hard to choose.
So, Battle 39 is about the place you are living in. This battle is mainly based on samples, to show instants.
The Goal is to represent how do you live day of the week in your City/Country and how you want to express it.

Here are the rules :

1. (required) Record one sound when you're waking up, and use it in the synth sampler.

2. (required) Sample or record (tape, synth / drum sampler) a voice/speech of people who speaks the language of the country where you live now (this could be recorded from a public transport, conversation, radio, ads, colleague, boss...).

3. (required) Play at least one acoustic instrument of your choice. If you don't have any acoustic instruments, you can use glasses, or everything natural with which you can make noises.

4. (required) Only Digital Synth (good choice kln) synth engine is allowed. The first to respond will choose the internal synth engine !

5. You can use all drums you want, internal, external, hand made, beatboxing, sounds that comes from nowhere ... No limit !

6. All OP-1 effects are allowed.

7. (required) Record and mix into OP-1 Album.

8. (required) You've got to describe (shortly) how/what you recorded and used.

Hope there's not too much rules.
Let your
instinct guide the sample ! Let the samples guide your instinct !

Deadline is extended to March 23th



  • digital synth!
  • Cool ! samples !

    Oh ! And external drums !
  • Very inspirational rules. Thanks @quarantequatre!

    (now charging my old portable recorder, hope the battery is not dead).
  • Yeah :) love the rules. Good synth choice @kln.
  • I'm in it!
  • Great rules! I'm on it. =)
  • We jamOnIt like Newcleus!
  • There will be other people participating I bet.
    But a little bump is a good idea !

    I struggle to record sound. I could do it with onboard mic but it's a bit too lofi...
    Guess I'll offer myself a portable recorder soon ^^
  • You can record the radio or from an external source :)
    If you don't wanna pay to much, and have a nice portable (with huge autonomy), there is the Zoom H2N. I love it, it's my first microphone, very nice value for the price :). I've used it to record the birds in the forest and the mouth harp in my last track :)

  • Yeah I look into it... But 160€ is still something, especially if you had just ripped apart your bank account to buy a MDUW+ you don't need but cannot get rid of once it's in your hands ^^

    There were some threads about field recording lately :

    I'll check the references :)
  • Wow ! I've paid it 135 in august 2014 ! What happened to the price ??

  • Good deal for owners of an older iOS device: Just bought a new Tascam iM2 stereo recording mic for my iPhone 4s for just 20€ at Thomann music store.
  • I'm IN as well!
  • 1 week left !

    Need some extension ?
  • Oh yes please !!
    I have just a rough sketch so far... Don't even have sampled my kids waking me up so far !
  • One week extra would be ideal... Still, might be able to crunch something together next weekend if I'd have to. =)

    I have a nice morning sample and a guitar riff. Still looking for a voice sample that goes well with them.
  • edited March 2016
    Local voice already recorded.. WakeUp Sample won't be a big problem I guess : ) Uuahhaaa
    Extensinating can't be wrong.
  • Then lets go for 1 more week ! :D
  • here is my entry.

    i used a conversation with my daughter over breakfast in the morning for the language and the morning requirement. as well as my son who can't speak yet, the monkey!

    i used some other kitchen sounds for acoustics, including a toaster and pouring a bowl of cereal. 

    i used a lot of drums.

  • Really dig your track, @kln
  • Yeah @kln ! The first submission, I hope there's gonna be more :)
    Indeed, that's an awesome track :)
    Great work mate
  • edited March 2016
    Here is mine, a lazy dub.

    Drums: drum break sampled, sliced into oneshots and pitched down + shaker (oatmeal in a glassjar overdubbed)

    Bass: OP-1 Digital synth engine

    Chords: Melodica played, sampled, sliced and pitched down in drum sampler

    Vocals: Delboy from Only Fools and Horses as local language (pitched down as well to better match beat)

    Solo synth: Electric toothbrush (as wake up noise) sampled in synth

  • @kln, really good stuff man. Very fine production and may I ask what mic you used? it sounds so clear.
  • @lefilou ;


    i used the mic on my iPhone and recorded using the built in Voice Memos App. 

    then sampled into the OP via line in using a lead. a hint of Delay on the sample gives it that nice airy open the Master has some Spring on it, which also opens up the sound overall nicely.

    on top of that, my daughter likes to talk directly at the phone, up close like she's giving an interview. she's 4, and has no volume knob. 

  • @lefilou

    nice track too BTW! i like the vibe and the way you used the samples. dope.
  • edited March 2016

    Wow! A couple of really cool entries :) Congratulations @kln, always cutting edge stuff and the @lefilou dub is rocking in my head, fya! 

    My beat was made in two times: first programmed the drums learning how to use my new Volca Sample and sampled with the iPhone mic a metro stop in Porto/Portugal, then sampled (again with the iPhone, as the OP-1 mic is broken) my neighborhood sounds in the morning when came back to Brazil. 

    The intro was made with a (iPhone) sampled woodstock chime, then played in the synth mode. 

    [Edit]: both lead and the bass are digital synths, 

  • Amazing tracks guys ! You made really good work !
    @aeoner the metro stop sound is the lead ?
  • @quarantequatre Thanks! No, the lead is a Digital Synth patch (a factory one which I forgot the name, with - if I´m not mistaken - the LFO on the filter). The metro stop sound (indeed, it´s a 12 seconds texture) is the one which says "Carolina Michaelis". 
  • edited March 2016
    Hey there !

    This is my contribution :
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