The Tombola sequencer doesn’t really need much of a tutorial, but for those not yet familiar this new OP School video really shows how much fun you can have with creating random patterns. Use the coloured rotary encoders to change the Tombola rotation, gravity and more. It’s an interesting way to spice up a static composition.
There’s not a lot that Teenage Engineering hasn’t covered yet in their OP School, but the Pattern sequencer was one of the functionalities that was still missing a tutorial video. Today a new video was uploaded that goes through this 1-bar sequencer, which may seem limited at first sight, but carries a few tricks for getting creative with it.
I loaded up the new OS on my OP-1 and decided to draw the momupro logo using the new Sketch sequencer. Check out the video and the noise the new DSynth can produce at the end.
The OP1’s new OS introduced a new synth called DSynth which is based on the existing DBox drum synth. Cuckoo took a break from his Analog Keys to play this new DSynth in his latest video. While an OP School video would be...
The OP1’s new OS introduced a new synth called DSynth which is based on the existing DBox drum synth. Cuckoo took a break from his Analog Keys to play this new DSynth in his latest video. While an OP School video would be most useful for the DSynth, Cuckoo does a great job showing off the range of sounds you can produce with it.
The addition of the Sketch sequencer tutorial video to the OP-School was indeed an indication of the upcoming OS release. Today Teenage Engineering released the new OP-1 firmware on their website. The new OP-1 OS contains the following new features: DSynth synthesizer engine Sketch sequencer Master tune M1 and M2 now works together Get the new OS here
Teenage Engineering showed some new videos of the The Etch-a-Sketch style sequencer mode that’s on board of the OP-1’s new OS. Sketch allows you to freely draw lines using the rotary buttons and lets you play back the artwork based on a polyphonic musical grid. While Sketch may not be the go-to sequencer for composing serious stuff, it sure looks like an entertaining new feature. Check out the videos. OP-1 Sketch on Instagram: A new addition to the OP-School breaking down Sketch’s features: No release date has been announced yet of the new OP-1 OS, but with these videos it […]
Up until now Teenage Engineering had the basics and the 4 main modes of the OP-1 covered in their instructional videos. Today 2 new videos are added to the OP School that cover Endless and Finger, two different sequencers that you can find on board of your OP-1. If you are an intermediate user you might even come across some functionality in these videos that you didn’t know about yet.
Cuckoo found some more time to cover NAMM inbetween the Elektron demos and he decided to pay a visit to Bastl Instruments. This small company from the Czech Republic showcased their microGranny 2.0 as well as their modular...
Cuckoo found some more time to cover NAMM inbetween the Elektron demos and he decided to pay a visit to Bastl Instruments. This small company from the Czech Republic showcased their microGranny 2.0 as well as their modular Trinity hardware boxes at the show. Between their NAMM appearance and the media coverage of the microGranny 2.0, I really hope Bastl can keep up handmaking these boutique instruments now that the demand for these boxes is rising.
Arturia announced an SE version of their portable Minibrute hardware synth. The only major difference next to the looks is an onboard step sequencer instead of the arpeggiator on the regular Minibrute model. Cuckoo snuck away from the Elektron booth to have a play with the Minibrute at the Musikmesse fair in Frankfurt. Check out the video where he shares his first impressions.
Here’s another Kickstarter that can turn everyday objects into musical instruments. Mogees looks like a cross between the Ototo Kickstarter and Impaktor (on steroids). Instead of attaching crocodile clips to objects, Mogees consists of a sensor microphone that you stick to any surface and a mobile app (iOS + Android) that turns the vibrations into (configurable) musical results. There are 2 main modes in the Mogees app. One is Free Mode, that lets you produce different tones and timbres depending on the physical object and the way you hit it, just like Impaktor. The other mode is Song mode, where […]