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Pocket Operations: A portable book of drum machine patterns

Post by pwenzel » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:33 pm

Friends, this is my new book of drum machine patterns.

I designed it to be travel-friendly companion to my own portable music-making devices, so it’s only 4x6" in size.

The book is just under 70 pages and includes a few hundred patterns that I have collected over the years.

You can download a PDF of the book or order nice printed copy for $10 at Shitty Recording Studio.

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Re: Pocket Operations: A portable book of drum machine patte

Post by tioJim » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:42 pm

pwenzel wrote:Friends, this is my new book of drum machine patterns ...
How very kind. I look forward to trying some out!

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Post by ReversiblePercival » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:47 pm

Thank you, most kind. I look forward to trying them:)

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Post by Schrank » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:05 pm

Neat!

Just ordered a copy. I bought me a volca drum, but seem to lack creativity and end up with the same or similar patterns over and over again. :sadbanana:
Hopefully your book will give me some inspiration.

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Post by acidbob » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:19 am

Thank you kind sir :sb:

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Post by Boofin Moonrocks » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:47 pm

Very cool! Just ordered myself a printed copy. Love the choice of size and cover color

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Post by Schrank » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:13 am

Boofin Moonrocks wrote: Love the choice of size and cover color
What?? Completely missed on that, I wonder what the stock configuration is.

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Post by Boofin Moonrocks » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:03 am

Schrank wrote:
Boofin Moonrocks wrote: Love the choice of size and cover color
What?? Completely missed on that, I wonder what the stock configuration is.
Sorry! Bad wording on my part. Meant to say I loved THEIR choice FOR the size and cover color. My bad

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Post by mt3 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:35 am

Looks good.
But all these drumriff permutations are missing the most important thing: velocity.

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Post by kf6gpe » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:20 pm

Sweet! Downloaded the PDF and ordered a printed copy. Looks like a nice companion to the OP-Z, too!

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Post by pwenzel » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:05 pm

mt3 wrote:these drumriff permutations are missing the most important thing: velocity.
It's worth noting that many of the patterns in the book include "accent" hints.

As noted in the introduction page, accented notes ^ can be emphasized, applying a parameter change, sample change, or effect.

While not exactly the same as velocity, it does provide some hints about certain notes that should be emphasized, but it's up to the artist to use that hint in their own unique way. 8-)

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Post by acidbob » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:52 pm

Exactly (๑・̑◡・̑๑) and depends on the material as well

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Post by Spectromat » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:35 am

Thank you :tu:

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Post by ugerhard » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:37 am

Thanks! Will definitely play around with several of these.

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Post by moloque » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:56 am

Thanks :yay:

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Post by spikysimon » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:18 am

This is very cool, thanks very much :yay:

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Post by slicetwo » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:58 am

This is so friggin' great.

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Post by vantablack » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:07 am

Very well done, thank you

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Post by mt3 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:09 pm

pwenzel wrote:
mt3 wrote:these drumriff permutations are missing the most important thing: velocity.
It's worth noting that many of the patterns in the book include "accent" hints.

As noted in the introduction page, accented notes ^ can be emphasized, applying a parameter change, sample change, or effect.

While not exactly the same as velocity, it does provide some hints about certain notes that should be emphasized, but it's up to the artist to use that hint in their own unique way. 8-)
Yes, I wrongly used the term "velocity" when I actually meant something more complex (i.e., "dynamics") that might vary not only the envelope's amplitude, but its attack, decay, sustain, filtering/timbre, and most importantly, inter-modulation of the set of percussive elements.
"Velocity" is in inadequate shorthand notation. It's my fault for not being clear.

The following video by Spitfire AUdio illustrates much better what I intended to say. They discuss a few variables affected by dynamics they want to preserve in order to convey realism in their samples.

[video][/video]

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Post by orangehexagon » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:39 pm

mt3 wrote:
pwenzel wrote:
mt3 wrote:these drumriff permutations are missing the most important thing: velocity.
It's worth noting that many of the patterns in the book include "accent" hints.

As noted in the introduction page, accented notes ^ can be emphasized, applying a parameter change, sample change, or effect.

While not exactly the same as velocity, it does provide some hints about certain notes that should be emphasized, but it's up to the artist to use that hint in their own unique way. 8-)
Yes, I wrongly used the term "velocity" when I actually meant something more complex (i.e., "dynamics") that might vary not only the envelope's amplitude, but its attack, decay, sustain, filtering/timbre, and most importantly, inter-modulation of the set of percussive elements.
"Velocity" is in inadequate shorthand notation. It's my fault for not being clear.

The following video by Spitfire AUdio illustrates much better what I intended to say. They discuss a few variables affected by dynamics they want to preserve in order to convey realism in their samples.

[video][/video]
Sure dude, there's always something to expand on. I think you're missing the point of this lovely little book. Simplicity and accessibility.

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