Welcome to the first community run Elektronauts Mission!
I’m proud to assign you your first mission. The rules are as follows:
[li]Restricted to Analog Four/Keys, Analog Rytm, Machinedrum, Monomachine, SID Station. The Octatrack is also permitted, but only using Single Cycle Waveforms.[/li]
[li]Use one instrument only[/li]
[li]Synthesis only, no samples (with the exception of Octatrack’s simple waveform samples). The Octatrack and Machinedrum’s resampling capabilities are also not permitted.[/li]
[li]You are only allowed to use one pattern slot on this mission, eg. A 01 (variation and song structure must be achieved through other methods)[/li]
[li]The theme is Variation, seeing what you can bring out of a single pattern.[/li]
[li]Submission must be under 3 minutes long[/li]
[li]No post-processing or external effects, apart from normalisation after recording to keep playlists uniform.[/li]
[li]Post SoundCloud with download enabled (or similar service), and download link for sysex file. Description of interesting techniques or tricks you used would be great as well![/li]
[li]Mission deadline: 00:00 Sunday 3rd May[/li]
[li]Once deadline is reached, people listen to the tracks, and vote. I shall collect the songs in a playlist and set up a voting system once the deadline is reached.[/li]
[li]Voting should be based on general “quality” of the track (whatever sounds good to you), but also on how much variation can be achieved from one pattern. [/li]
[li]I’ll count the votes once everyone has voted (or after a week if people take too long)[/li]
[li]Winner assigns the next mission.[/li]
[li]The prize: Learning more about your machine and making some kick-ass music![/li]
I won’t be taking part as I’m organising the mission.
Feel free to ask questions if the rules are unclear.
Have fun, and good luck!
[li]General rules for the missions were defined here.[/li]
[li]Missions are NOT official Elektron competition. [/li]