Blog

Music Tips From My Dad

10

Like I’m sure a lot of fathers do, over the years my dad used to repeat a lot of different phrases that he liked.  And while he never originally intended any of them to be about music-making at the time, none the less I’ve recently come to realize how many of these I’ve inadvertently adopted myself over the years. So, …

Read More

Learning New Gear

3

  Since about the time I got my first groovebox (Roland MC505), I noticed that it generally doesn’t take me that long to learn and start using a new piece of music equipment.  Usually within a week or two I feel pretty comfortable with something I recently purchased, and most likely it’s already gotten used in one of my songs …

Read More

Elektron live set video

1

Normally when I wrap up a project, I look forward to moving on and putting it behind me. But I’ve been having so much fun performing on the Machinedrum and Octatrack this week, I wanted to give it one more go.  Plus, I felt bad that I wasn’t able to capture the last peformance on video, when I knew so …

Read More

Elektron Live PA Rundown

0

Been getting a few questions about how I did my recent Elektron live set, so I’ll tackle the set up and how I performed it here on the blog.  The set can be downloaded here if you haven’t heard it but are curious: http://tarekith.com/m-dot-live-elektron-set/ So the basic idea was pretty simple, could I take my current downtempo live set that …

Read More

M-Dot – Live Elektron set

6

  M-Dot Live PA This set was recorded live on Jan 28th, 2012 using an Elektron Machinedrum-UW and Elektron Octatrack, recorded via an RME Fireface400 at 24bit/96kHz. This set is the first thing I’ve recorded with the Octatrack, and I knew before I even got it that I was going to try and recreate my laptop live sets in it …

Read More

Production Q&A #6

6

1. In your mixing tutorials you’ve always emphasized that one should listen to the mix on several different systems to see how it sounds. How can I translate those impressions to tweaks at my mix position to make the mix more portable? Is it just finding a balance between what I hear at the mix position and what I remember …

Read More

Octatrack Crossfader Transition How To Video

3

Quick tutorial showing people how to set up Scenes and the Record Buffers to help with transitioning between songs in a live setting. Based on comments and ideas found in this thread over on the Elektron-Users.com forums: http://elektron-users.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=28&func=view&id=133970&catid=9

Read More

5 More Questions

13

The last time I did a blog post asking my readers for their opinions on various topics (HERE) it seemed to go over pretty well.  It was a great way to get opinions from a really wide range of musicians, and not have it skew towards any one thing as typically happens on specific manufacturer forums. So let’s try it again, …

Read More

Octatrack Preview

5

Ok, so I lied about yesterday’s blog post being the last one of the year, oops.   As I mentioned then, I just received an Elektron Octatrack, and I’ve since been getting tons of people contacting me with questions about it and wanting to see some video.  So I knocked together this really quick before I start my mastering work …

Read More

What Plug-In?

14

As I was cruising different forums this morning, it was pretty apparent that some people had gotten a bit of money for the holidays, and were looking to do some shopping.  I found it kind of funny though that so many people were looking to plug-ins to solve all of their music writing dilemmas.  Certainly some plug-ins are better than …

Read More
Page 22 of 29« First...10«2021222324»...Last »