Category Archive for: ‘Elektron’

Photosynthesis 6.0

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Yep, that time again, the yearly summer festivals start up, which means I get a chance to rock the Elektrons in front of a crowd again!  Very excited this year, as I’ve put quite a bit of time earlier this year into refining the live sets I play out.  I’ll be playing a downtempo set again this year, keeping with …

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The Live PA Interview

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– What is your name and what Live PA acts are you involved in? Tarekith and….. Tarekith, that’s it 🙂 – How long has each act been around, what type of music do you play under that name? I’ve been using the name Tarekith for the last 8-9 years I think, not sure the exact date I started using it …

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Boss Tera Echo TE-2 Review

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At Winter NAMM this year, one of the things that really caught my eye was a brand new effect pedal from Boss, called the Tera Echo TE-2.  Aside from being the 100th pedal that Boss has created, it was also one of 3 new designs Boss made to alter the effects based on how dynamically you’re playing.  Billed as neither …

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Post Album Odds and Ends

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Whew, it’s been a busy couple of weeks getting my new “Fractured Time” E.P. wrapped up and ready to sell.  Seems like that’s always the case the though, the very end of the process is where things get complicated.  It’s not even just finishing up the act of actually writing the music either, though that’s certainly the most important. There’s …

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“Fractured Time” – New E.P.

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While there are 4 ‘songs’ on this EP, it was written and intended to be played as a single piece of music.  It’s only 14 minutes long, don’t worry.  The start times of the different songs that make up this EP are: 00:00 – The Way In 04:00 – Involved 07:52 – The Endless Muse 10:38 – No Further Here …

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Vancouver Live Set now on Bandcamp!

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Since I released this live set a few months ago, I’ve had quite a few people ask me if they could get a lossless version of it.  Since this is one of my favorite live sets anyway, I thought it would be nice put it up on Bandcamp so people could get it in any format they wanted. This set …

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One of Twelve

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Well, the first month of 2013 is almost over, so I wanted to give a quick update on some of my current projects.  Sorry, no deep-thinking posts or handy production tips this time, though certainly more are on their way soon (next Production Q&A is almost done for instance).  I just wanted to take some time to talk about some …

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“The Focused Mist”

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The Focused Mist This track was written using a combination of the Elektron Octatrack, and an iPad3 running the following apps: – Figure – iKaossillator – Sunrizer – Animoo – Samplr All of the original source audio for the song came from these apps, which was then arranged and mixed with the Octatrack.  The output of the Octatrack was recorded …

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Octatrack Recording Trigger Tutorial

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  Another quick video showing how to use recording triggers to speed up the process of capture loops and external audio. Also a few useful tips for getting MIDI tracks set up on the Octatrack. http://youtu.be/TLmRRMw3nDI

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Octatrack Slicing Tutorial

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A quick tutorial on how to use audio slicing in the Octatrack, and how you can remix your own loops with it.  Plus some other handy shortcuts along the way.  Enjoy the video, and if you find it useful, consider a small donation via the link to the right of the screen.  Thanks! http://youtu.be/mWGn7RI3vOc —————- In other news, been spending …

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