Noise Jam: Octatrack Meets Mixtape Alpha
Mark Mosher looks at the Mixtape Alpha – here’s what he has to say about it:
The goal of this jam for me was to experiment with using the Octatrack to 1) act as a mixer and process output from a variety of Rick’s collection of of noise and music making gadgets 2) To sample Rick’s performance on the fly into multiple tracks on the Ocatatrack then contribute to the jam by playing, effecting and doing live sequencing using only these samples are audio sources. I really love the Octatrack for this sort of thing, as it allows me to organically jam using the palette made from the jam itself.
While this video shows the Octatrack with the Mixtape Alpha, we used a lot of other fun stuff throughout the jam like Korg Monotrons, Korg Monotribe, Beep-It and more. You can see some of the gadgets in a bin at the 0:17 mark.