I've been wanting to sample and remix my favourite Northern Soul classic for a long time. I finally got down to doing it with my Pocket Operators (PO-133, PO-14, PO-12). Here's my Acid inspired Big Beat take on The Flirtations' "Nothing But A Heartache".
First time with my "big setup" in this jam. Three Pocket Operators and Korg NTS-1 mixed with Maker Hart Loop Mixer. The PO-20 is run through a BOSS OS-2, the PO-28 through a Zoom MS-70 CDR. The PO-12 is the master clock and connects to the others through a Sync Splitter. I ran out of TRS cables and had to record with the built-in mics of my digital recorder, plus I didn't account for the noise of the disco lights, so the audio isn't that good, unfortunately. Still was a fun jam, though.
A little Breakbeat jam on my Pocket Operators, using the PO-12 Rhythm, the PO-20 Arcade and the PO-28 Robot. No outboard effects, just a touch of EQ and volume adjustment, the latter due to the fact that my PO Sync Splitter is still en route and there was quite a bit of ducking inbetween the POs.
With this jam, I was exploring the possibilities of putting a song together live (save for sound creation), as firmware 0.2 doesn't have song mode yet. So by loading full slots as well as individual slots and deactivating them, and tweaking parameters on the fly I tried to put together a little minimal techno piece.
My first steps with the Nanoloop FM, a dedicated nanoloop device with FM synthesis, filtered square waves, 4 channels: 1-, 2-, 3-voice, noise; 16-step sequencer; memory: 64 banks with 8*4 patterns; song mode; data transfer / update via audio; sync: analog and MIDI; power: 2xAAA = 50h+ Find out more here.
Little jam with a loop to demo the basic functions. Still far more to explore but it's fun already.