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I tried to copy a drum kit from the OP-1 to the PO-33 but I was disappointed. I was using a typical cable, no particular grounding, and I had two problems: 1. there was a terrible hum as soon as I plugged the cable into the PO-33 (even without an OP-1 connected); 2. perhaps because of 2, the slicing was terrible. In the end, I found a drum kit on a YouTube video which I played on the iPad. 1/2

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Connecting the iPad to the PO-33 was much less of hassle: slicing worked much better, humming was much lower. What am I doing wrong? Something about grounding? Both are battery driven so this is not the AC current I'm hearing, I think. 2/2

Using the Animoog to generate sound, sampling it on the PO-33 (no drum kit, though), and playing two or three bars to make some jingles worked nicely, though! alexschroeder.ch/podcast/jingl

Anyway, here's an old picture of my workspace as I try to have fun making music. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

@kensanata If they are battery driven, it will neither be the grounding, I'd think. ๐Ÿค”

@kensanata I don't know a thing about audio recording, but if you are using 3,5mm jack there's quite a lot of variants (TRRS, different lengths) and some devices work better with particular variants than others. Sometimes it helps to make sure it's plugged-in firmly. I had even luck one time having the jack slightly "unplugged". Analog magic. :)

@kensanata oh no! You would need a good audio interface anyway, right? :P

@gsora Yeah, just ordered a Behringer U-Control UCA222. Not sure about โ€œgoodโ€. ๐Ÿ˜€

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