Battle 42 - The Answer

edited September 2016 in Battles
Hey Operators !

First of all do not look down the post, click on this link and write down the number you've got :
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=random+100
Write it down on your message

I made this battle in reference to the book/movie "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", which is a funny funky SciFi work :D.

1. Sample any audio from the movie, you can also remix the Dolphins' song if you want
Here's the EN version for example (jump to 1:20 for the dolphins' song) :


2. You can use any language version of the movie.

3. All OP-1 drumkits are permitted, you can create your own if you want to.

4. Use only 1 internal synth defined by the number :

1 - 9 string
10 - 19 pulse
20 - 29 dr. wave
30 - 39 fm
40 - 49 digital
50 - 59 dna

60 - 69 dsytnh

70 - 79 cluster
80 - 89 phase

90 - 99 slump (if you don't have slump, retry a random)

If you have 42 or 100, you can choose the internal synth

5. Use this synth with the TOMBOLA Sequencer (at least 1 track)

6. Then, you can use the synth that you win on many different other tracks with many presets, sequencers, arp etc....

7. You can add one external instrument (sampled one), but only one. It could be acoustic, synthetic, your voice, anything which is melody capable.

8. Get back to your number, add 84 to it, You've got the BPM for your track !

Add it to your message

9. Everything mixed in da box, recorded to the album.

10. I think that's enough !

I donno if Operators gonna have time to make this battle track during this summer, so until 31th august seems good. Anyway, we can discuss about the date. Extended to 14th September

Good luck everybody, hope you going to enjoy this !

Let's go !

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Results :

@Callofthevoid > 41 - Digital - 125 bpm
@Eti > 92 - Slump - 176 bpm
@yoof > 74 - Cluster - 158 bpm
@LyingDalai > 44 - Digital - 128 bpm
@vehka > 9 - String - 93 bpm
@Konst > 18 - Pulse - 102 bpm
@marius > 42 - Digital (choose not to choose) - 126 bpm
@himrod >
88 - Phase - 172 bpm
@mixrasta >
91 - Slump - 175 bpm
@motone > 80 - Phase - 164 bpm
@steveoath >
5 - String - 89 bpm
@contraben >
66 - Dsynth - 150 bpm
@Brichards > 53 - DNA - 137 bpm
@op1_kenobe >
14  - Pulse - 98 bpm
@Edzilla > 2 - String - 86 bpm
@kln > 100 - ??? - 184 bpm
@DustBin > 84 - Phase - 168 bpm
@tasmansea > 89 - Phase - 173 bpm
@OperatorD > 36 - FM - 120 bpm
@curdlegurled > 73 - Cluster - 157 bpm
@MCBasje303 > 2 - String - 86 bpm
@aeoner > 70 - Cluster - 150 bpm
@donallfinn > 53 - DNA - 137 bpm
@el_wombato > 98 - Slump - 182 bpm
@BragAboutlt > 32 - FM - 116 bpm
@iriebeats > 38 - FM - 122 bpm
@Billjv > 9 - String - 103 bpm
@stahlwerk > 35 - FM - 119 bpm
@Anfim > 45 - Digital - 129 bpm
@oxxi > 96 - Slump - 180 bpm
@crudeoperator > 54 - DNA - 138 bpm
@Shepherd_Colin > 52 - DNA - 136 bpm
@
dinraum > 99 - Slump - 183 bpm
@Natty > 74 - cluster - 158 bpm
(@quarantequatre > 25 - Dr Wave - 109 bpm)

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Comments

  • Haha, nice random maths involved! I got '41'. So for fun (hopefully!) I'm going to try and use samples from within only the 41st minute of the film ;) hopefully it's not a silent spell....

    Sounds fun, thanks for putting it together. Looking forward to having a go and hearing everyone else's :)
  • Sick idea! 

    92 it is for me

    I am ok with Slump as my only internal synth but that is a fast BPM, I am not used to this so this will be challenging. I hope I will have time to make an entry, the rules are awesome!




  • Eti said:

    Sick idea! 

    92 it is for me

    I am ok with Slump as my only internal synth but that is a fast BPM, I am not used to this so this will be challenging. I hope I will have time to make an entry, the rules are awesome!




    Ah Im jealous, approx 195bpm + slump would have been my ideal ;) Guess you could always go half-time if nothings working for you that fast?

    Looking forward to working on something serious under 160bpm. Pretty rare for me. And being forces to focus on Digitalsynth and get something nice from tombola should be educational here too. Great rules on this one :)

  • I got 74! ...which means Cluster - ooh yeah. 158bpm. Thanks for the brief, @quarantequatre - love it :)
  • Hehe, I like how these are the rules for Battle 42 ;-)
  • edited July 2016
    I'm glad you like it ! :)

    @Callofthevoid I'm not working on such fast BPM too, but I think it is possible to divide the bars on a fast bpm, you can also change the time on the sequencers if I'm right.

    But if it's really too fast, I can add the +42 or +84 in the bpm rule, are you ok with that ?

    I'm adding your results in the first post
  • I'm glad you like it ! :)

    @Callofthevoid I'm not working on such fast BPM too, but I think it is possible to divide the bars on a fast bpm, you can also change the time on the sequencers if I'm right.

    But if it's really too fast, I can add the +42 or +84 in the bpm rule, are you ok with that ?

    I'm adding your results in the first post

    Thanks but I wasn't complaining about the bpm? @eti was saying that his/hers was fast, I was just saying they could possibly treat it as half-time ;)
  • edited July 2016
    I think it could be interesting to play with the TSPEED if the tempo is too high :)

    https://teenageengineering.com/guides/op-1/tempo

    But anyway, it could be a funny way to discover other way to create and play :D
  • Got 25, Dr Wave, 109
  • No no, I am not complaining, just saying that I will be out of my comfort zone, which is a good thing!

    I will keep the 84 in the BPM rule, it is fun this way :)
  • edited July 2016
    So funny : I got 44 ! Not kidding !
    :D
    So that makes 128 bpm.
    Cool enough :)
  • edited July 2016
    @Eti Allright buddy :) That's perfect

    @LyingDalai Ahah :D Awesome ! That's a very good draw mate ;)

    You're Digital 172 then ! 128 (that was a big miscalculation) !
  • I got a 9, so it's String with 93bpm.

    So, I've got a question about the 7th rule: By external instrument you mean something sampled/recorded to the OP-1, or an OP-1 sound engine besides the randomly selected one (in my case, String)?
  • Nice draw @vehka !

    That's an external one/sampled one, outside the OP-1 :). I've just added some details about this.
  • Great, thanks @quarantequatre. Looking forward to this!
  • You're welcome @vehka :)
  • 18


    10-19 - Pulse synth
    bpm: 102

    Good luck to those with DNA. :D


  • Nice synth with good tempo !

    I know operators here who can make crazy things, even with DNA :D
  • I got 42! I choose not to choose to make this a challenge. So I'll use Digital Synth, which I have hardly ever used. Bpm 126.
  • edited July 2016
    Nice shot @marius, you're the answer. Fair play choice and good luck !
  • 88 - phase - 172bpm

    First post. First battle. Looking forward to this.
  • edited July 2016
    Just to clarify, it's this Hitchhikers version right? Not the old TV series. Been a while since I watched either. Used to love the TV show as a kid tho ;)



    Edit - handy it's on YouTube if this is the right one ;) it's been slowed down to avoid removal but no prob with OP-1 ;)
  • edited July 2016
    91 Bpm 175 good time speed! Slump once again!
    I never really got into the book, but now I have a good reason to watch the movie. Probably funny with Mos Def!

  • edited July 2016
    80 / 164BPM / Phase.

    Cool rules. I really love the books / TV series / movie! Looking fwd.

    BTW: is the TV series also allowed as sample source?
  • Cool.

    5 - String Synth - 89bpm
  • @Callofthevoid @motone Sorry, only the movie is allowed :). Personnally I've never seen the TV series, only rode the books and saw the movie.

    @mixrasta The movie is a very nice adapation of the book, have a good watch !
  • Dude the series is infinitely better. The radio series is better still (get it on iTunes fwiw)
  • edited July 2016
    @steveoath agreed. I like Marvin's voice way more in the old series. But these are the rules....

    @quarantequatre you should definitely see the tv series. It has lovely trashy special effects and is closer to the book version than the movie.

    "Good evening, I am the main dish of the day. May I interest you in the parts of my body?"
  • Awesome battle
    66 - dsynth - 150bpm
  • 53 so I guess I'll finally learn DNA!
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