Octatrack Preview

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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 for the day, hope it holds people over until I can get more indepth on the Octatrack and record some better live performance related videos.

Enjoy, and post any questions you might have in the comments sections.

EDIT – I should also mention that the Elektron forums are a great source of info if anyone wants to learn more about any of the Elektron products. I’m a moderator there as well, but lots of really friendly and helpful people ready to answer questions: http://elektron-users.com

  1. El Jefe12-28-2011

    Ferns improve Opal frequency response.

  2. NoHero12-28-2011

    Radness!

  3. Tarekith12-28-2011

    People always gotta be dissin my fern man, I tell ya….

  4. Fhaser12-28-2011

    Thanks for the insight into how you’re using the OT. For managing a whole live set how do you keep track of where everything is? Is it just loads of practice on the set and not changing things around too much. Do you think you’ll use the OT for creating future tracks or continue to build in Ableton?

  5. Tarekith12-28-2011

    For managing a whole live set how do you keep track of where everything is? Is it just loads of practice on the set and not changing things around too much.

    >>> Yes, for the most part I try and always stick with the same layout for all of my live sets, regardless of the gear I’m using. That way I always know that my basslines are on track 5, leads on track 6, pads on track 8, etc. The last thing I want when I play live is to have to try and remember what part is playing what sound, or use some sort of cheat sheet to keep track of it. < << Do you think you’ll use the OT for creating future tracks or continue to build in Ableton? >>> I’m sure it will play some part in some of my tracks, though I’m not sure in what fashion yet. I never have been the type of person to stick with just one way of writing music, I like to mix it up some. So I’ll probably still do some tracks in Live, some in Logic, a few in Studio One, mess around with making tracks just in the OT, etc. No need to draw a line in the sand and say “I will always use the OT for writing my songs from here on out”.

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