Welcome to Elektronauts Mission #2: Retro gaming!
The rules are as follows:
[li]Elektron instruments to be allowed: All [/li]
[li]Allowed to use multiple Elektron instruments: Yes [/li]
[li]Methods of triggering SidStation: Any [/li]
[li]Maximum tracks: Three [/li]
[li]Multiple patterns: Yes[/li]
[li]Synthesis: Yes [/li]
[li]Samples: No (except the single cycle waveforms I provide) [/li]
[li]Resampling: No [/li]
[li]Effects: No [/li]
[li]Overdrive: No [/li]
[li]Filter: Yes [/li]
[li]Oscillator per voice: One [/li]
[li]Waveshape per oscillator: Any [/li]
[li]Sub oscillator per voice: No [/li]
[li]2nd oscillator per voice: No [/li]
[li]Mixing in noise per oscillator: No [/li]
[li]Using noise as voice: Yes [/li]
[li]Oscillator acting as ring mod: No [/li]
[li]Song time limit: Three minutes [/li]
[li]Theme: Retro gaming [/li]
The octatrack may only use these single cycle waveforms:
but If they fit inside MD, MM or AR, or if you can make them fit, they may also be used there.
I’m trying to keep it simple and equal for all elektron instruments.
No post-processing or external effects allowed, apart from normalisation after recording.
Post submission to SoundCloud with download enabled, or similar service, and download link for sysex file(s).
Description of interesting techniques or tricks you used would be great as well!
Mission deadline: 00:00 Wednesday 10th of June.
Once deadline is reached, I shall collect the songs in a playlist, people listen to the tracks and vote.
Voting is done in a private message to me. Votes are kept anonymous.
Voting should be based on general “quality” of the track, whatever sounds good to you and also the retro game feeling you get from listening to it.
I’ll count the votes once everyone has voted (or after a week if people take too long)
Winner assigns the next mission.
The prize: Learning more about your machine and making cool retro music!
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!
Missions are NOT official Elektron competition.