Another track created on my Pocket Operator Arcade (PO-20), This one is more of a loop / idea rather than a fully fleshed out track.
My 3 year old daughter has a backpack with a picture of a cat on it. The cat is called Niddles. My daughter isn’t scared of monsters when she has her backpack because Niddles Loves Monsters… This is Niddles’ 8bit theme!
Here’s another chiptune track made with the PO-20.
I’ve created an playlist of tracks made with the PO-20 – it’s only got 2 tracks in at the moment but will add as I go. All work will be freely available to download and use creative commons licences so they can be used in games etc: https://soundcloud.com/dancramp/sets/arcade
Here are the images I used for the creation of the Propp Cards.
I took a few Public Domain book illustrations (mainly from the British Library Flickr site), cleaned them up in Photoshop or Pixelmator then ran them through the iOS app Imaengine to create a vector file which I then used as illustrations.
To be fair I could have just used the images direct, but I like having the option of scaling the images – if they were to become a poster or HD image and I like the smoothing of the image the vector gives.
Anyway, these are as Public Domain as they were when they started – if they’re useful, use them!
I made these cards a while ago, but didn’t ever share them properly, so thought I’d post here with an update.
This is a deck of print and play cards based on the work of Vladimir Propp (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Propp). Propp analysed Russian folk/fairy tales to create a “morphology” – a defined set of narrative elements which appear in the tales. Not all elements were present in all tales and these have become a powerful aid to writing folk or fairy tales. You can probably think of these as a precursor to the Monomyth (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero%27s_journey). I can highly recommend reading the Morphology of the Folktale.
Print at high res, card backs are included as page 5 if you want to print the backs as well.
The cards have icons at the top: Propp’s symbol, the number of the function and the “act” in which it is commonly used.
I used public domain book illustrations (mainly as shared by the British Library om Flickr), converted to vector. I’ll make another post sharing these and the process in the near future!
I got a Pocket Operator PO-20 for Xmas (here if you’re interested: https://teenageengineering.com/products/po). It’s a pretty awesome bit of kit – quite limited but fantastic for pushing you towards a more minimalist music making mind set.
This is my first track! Looking to write a bunch of short 8bit game loops for games I’m designing, let’s see how I get on!