Battle 51 – One-Minute Wonders

edited December 2017 in Battles

With all the holiday travel and parties over the next month, I want to make it more manageable for everybody to get something entered into this battle.


Battle 51 Rules:


You may enter up to (5) One-Minute songs. Please keep them as close as possible to one minute - not 30 seconds and not 2 minutes. You can enter just one song, or up to 5, but they will all be judged on their own merits (basically your songs would battle each other, as well as all the other entries). Enter each song with a unique title, soundcloud track and picture, and post. Voting will be on the individual entry, not the artist. You don't need to hold them all and submit at the same time - enter them whenever you complete them.


No other limitations beyond the usual rules... You can use anything you want, internal or external, but everything must be recorded and mixed in OP1. No post-processing.


Deadline is one month from tomorrow or 5/1/2018 (European Date Format)


Here are some ideas that might help you come up with a one-minute masterpiece:

Make a jingle - My friend just reminded me that The Residents made "The Commercial Album" using one-minute songs.

Make a few pieces that are all related to each other in some way.

Try to create a super-efficient song with a traditional song structure (verse/chorus/verse)

Try to make the catchiest hook possible without worrying about how to turn it into a 4-minute song.

Take a section of another song you made and just scratch, tape trick, and effect the hell out of it.


Have fun and happy Holidays!


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Comments

  • Great spec, love it!
  • Holiday season mini-EP, here I come!
  • Perfect December rules! On it :)
  • hey, wait a minute. first down...four to go...



    i u$ed all internal OP-1 kit, with the exception of dem words grabbed off Radio (which i suppose is also OP-1, being built in & all).

    what's your $pirit animal?
  • Nice kln!!!
  • Incredible!! KLN

    Easy listen!
  • edited December 2017
    hey, wait a minute. first down...four to go...



    i u$ed all internal OP-1 kit, with the exception of dem words grabbed off Radio (which i suppose is also OP-1, being built in & all).

    what's your $pirit animal?
    Nice one @kln !
    And compression is perfect, what parameters did you use ?

    @Edzilla I love your idea :)
  • edited December 2017
    I'm In !
    Here's my first track, hope I'm gonna do more :D, I had fun to make it !



    All is OP-1, except the sample from Digitalism.
  • @quarantequatre ;

    I do a factory reset after almost every track I publish…but here’s what I remember roughly...

    I typically do a bit of tuning with levels on Main Mixer Page (T1) page, and usually have the meters between 75-85 (depending on the type of sound on the Track).  on this recording, I hard panned Track 1 Left & Track 2 Right, to do a bit of spatial placement on the drums.

    for EQ (T2), I think i just tuned the Low down a tad, and EQ amount up a nudge.

    for Master FX (T3), I added a faint Spring effect…just enough to give a little space / reverb overall.

    for Master Out (T4) I had the L | R sliders at about 80. Drive @ 45, and Release @ 30.

    I tune levels when I record too, and use the envelope & effects a lot, even to add just a subtle crunchiness or reverb.

    also, nice entry...lots of fun, and sweet artwork and title...looking forward to hearing more!
  • Hey gang,

    Here's a short little BANGA. All internal OP1, with a sample pulled from the radio

  • Thanks for the explanations @kln :)
  • klnkln
    edited December 2017
    flotation number two. sampled some vinyl for the vocal and flute mainly. all else is OP-1.



    buttery butterfly flute biz. icing on my cake. 
  • wow @millbastard - BANGA indeed. nice work mate. 

    your hands look tiny, because your beat is livin large. $$
  • Here's the thing...

    sampled some microtonal guitar and the rest is op-1. This is my first entry mates.  I've only had the unit since Thanksgiving so go easy on me. 

  • @KOHLBERG That's great! The guitar and the drum sound well together.
  • Some pretty cool tracks here! Gonna join in too...

  • some great tunes in this thread already!
  • Loved that one @yoof
  • Cheers guys :)

    This one was a lot of fun. It's a creepy horror soundtrack.

    I sourced lots of creepy sounds from youTube and created a murderous cover-up scene set in the woods at night - or at least that's what it makes me imagine! I overlayed some scary chords to add to the suspense. I did a lot of stereo placement by using the hard panned L & R trick, but this time I actually used two pairs of hard panned tracks (two L and two R) to make it easier for me to plan things and ditch things that weren't working so well.


  • edited December 2017
    Warning, sleigh bells (and dodgy singing with too much reverb) within! Merry Christmas everyone.


  • edited December 2017
    Some great tunes in here already, and just the right length for my attention span, great battle idea @Edzilla!
  • @yoof youre too dope.
  • Cheers @KOHLBERG ;-) Yours is great too, love those drums - looking forward to hearing more from you :)
  • Wow, got a chance to check in and listen to everything... really great tracks so far, keep them coming!
  • edited December 2017
    Hey guys ! Here's my second track for this wonderful battle.

    When I started
    the day before yesterday I was rather on an ambient idea landing on a
    planet after the space party, I even recorded some sounds outside ...

    I finally completely derived in a style that usually is not mine,
    but it was very fun anyway ! So this is Star Disco, Meet Her At The Cantina !


  • And the third one, since I got the sh01, I didn't really take time to play it as much as I wanted to...
    This one is a full SH01 track, entirely recorded on the op.


  • Hey guys, here's a third one from me. It started it's life as an idea that didn't quite gel with the track I was working on but warranted some attention of it's own. It's super stripped back and quite mellow.

    (Really liking the format of this battle. When working on the op-1, I generally have so many little ideas that never really make the cut, but this battle s a way to give all those little outtakes some air time).


  • (Really liking the format of this battle. When working on the op-1, I generally have so many little ideas that never really make the cut, but this battle s a way to give all those little outtakes some air time).
    I totally agree with that :). These "forgotten" little tracks need to be heard.
    It also allows you to have fun with short session
  • I'm about to board a bus for 10hours.. should have a few 1 min tracks to post after this :)
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