Category Archive for: ‘Elektron’

And…..Done. Final Blog Post

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It’s hard to believe I’ve been running my blog for 6 years now, even more difficult to believe that I’ve done 282 posts in that time period.  But, as they say, all good things must come to an end, and I’ve decided that now is a good time for me to step away from the blog and focus on other …

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Loss Of Language – Ambient Track

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Loss Of Language <- Right click to download. This song started out as a project to use only found sounds I recorded myself for all of the source samples.  All of the raw samples were captured with a Rode iXY microphone and my iPhone at 24bits in various locations around Luxembourg.  From there, the samples went through various phases of …

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Three By Eight – Octatrack Live Set

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https://youtu.be/2l95bDlm2YM <- Video Version http://tarekith.com/mp3s/Tarekith-ThreeByEight.m4a <- Audio Version Recently I started to get the itch to put together a new hardware-based live set, using all of my favorite tracks from the last three years or so. These would be a collection of studio songs as well as portions of my more recent Maschine Studio live sets, so I knew a …

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Welcome To The New Blog!

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Woo hoo, welcome to the new blog location.  Sorry if you got multiple notifications for this blog post the last day or so, still working out a couple last minute bugs with notifications.  Ummm, that’s all I have, but more soon! (Strymon Timeline review…..)

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A Quiet Time

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2013 was an interesting year for me, quite a few things happening that I just wasn’t expecting at all.  I went through a very long and frustrating period of writers block for most of the year, but ended it being very productive.  I ditched my Elektrons and bought a really nice acoustic guitar, but I still love playing with music …

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Free Octatrack Sample Chains

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I recently decided that I’m going to be selling my Elektron Octatrack, so I’ve decided to make the all of the sample chains I had created for my new album and live set available for download, now that I no longer need them: Octatrack Sample Chains There are three folders of sample chains in that zip file, one containing drum …

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Lemonade!

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(Yep, you know where this is going!) Well, I know it’s been awhile since my last post, but things have been a little hectic here.  Just that time of year I guess! For the last few months I’ve been struggling through a bit of a writer’s block, but I know these things happen so I’ve just been trying to work …

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Relearning the Octatrack

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I bought the Octatrack with a very specific use in mind, to replace my laptop when playing live.  Even before it arrived I had read the manual and knew exactly how I was going to use it.  My loops were trimmed and prepped, I had a mental idea of the workflow I was going to use, and it only took …

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Plan Generate Content

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Well, now that I’m taking a break from my recent iPad music making kick, I find myself once again in between projects.   That nebulous place where you’re not quite sure what you want to work on next.  It has to be BIG, it has to be NEW, and it has to be FUN.  Ideally, it will happen with ease …

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Photo Fest Prep

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http://photosynthesisfestival.com Two days to go until I leave for my next gig, once again playing at the Photosynthesis Festivals in Neah Bay, WA.  This is my third time performing at this location, and my 6th time playing out at a larger gig with my current Elektron live pa.  In a way it’s made me a lot more at ease than …

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