Elektron Octatrack real-time sampling and mangling the Korg Volca units. http://www.elektron.se/products/octat…
I wanted to show how the Elektron Octatrack can take any audio and manipulate it in real time. Korg Volca Beats and Bass are routed into the Octatrack’s stereo inputs separately. By pressing YES on the Octatrack, I can capture the incoming audio and start mangling and re-arranging the recorded loop on the Octatrack. Sending MIDI out from Octatrack into Volca Beats and sync out into the Volca Bass.
I have created 2 Parts inside the Octatrack. Part 1 has got THRU machines where I can add FX to incoming audio. Part 2 has 2 Flex recording buffers assigned to it. So, I record the incoming audio on Part 1 and start manipulating the recording on Part 2.
Personally, I found the Volca Beats very limiting and the overall sound is not for me. The Bass one however is satisfying…
But for the price of them you can’t go wrong.
Waldorf Nave – Live Loop with Elektron Octatrack
All synth sound came from Waldorf Nave on the iPad.
Minibrute was used as a controller only.
Khantipol Kasemsant explores the Rocket from Waldorf:
My first day with Waldorf Rocket
with Elektron Octatrack for Drums, Midi Sequencer and Effects
Only 4 bars of midi sequence was used for the Rocket.
OP-1 and Analog Four were not used in this video.
In OS 1.25, three brand new effects have been implemented. A stereo image shaping Spatializer, a gritty and twangy Spring Reverb and a lush, smooth and wide Dark Reverb.
Here’s how to use the Octatrack to draw custom audio waveforms like can be done on the classic Fairlight CMI. You can then use your custom-drawn waves in the Octatrack, Monomachine, or other audio gear.
To see the original Fairlight making custom waveforms:
Example of creating visually understand the “light pen” (wand) and a sound change some parameters or effects.
More info here : http://mustudio.fr
Performance set up below:
Main Sequencer: Elektron Monomachine
Drums Synthesis and Slaved Rythm Sequencing: Elektron Machinedrum
Melody Synthesizer: Access Virus Ti2 Desktop
Audio Effects & Realtime Dynamics Processor: Elektron Octatrack
Elektron tapes (#9). Beat making and noise design inspired by Aphex Twin, Autechre, Pan Sonic & Venetian Snares productions — using Elektron Octatrack, Moog Slim Phatty and Glamour Box.
Performed by sound artist & noise designer Zviij © 2012.
* Booking : zviij AT zviij.com
– Zviij “Quadrifolium” (Album/Digital) http://zviij.bandcamp.com/album/quadrifolium (Bandcamp)
– Zviij “Sub-system design” (Album/CD) http://www.odiolorgnette.com/discography.html
– Zviij “Naked flowers” (Album/Digital) http://zviij.bandcamp.com/album/naked-flowers (Bandcamp)
Zviij — (born Franck Smith) is a French sound artist, noise designer and electronic musician, active as a soloist, living and working in Brussels.
Swedish hardware developer Elektron – most recently known for its Octatrack performance sampler – is teasing a new product on a specially created website.
There’s nothing in the way of spec: just a cryptic photo and the words ‘Tradition & Future’. You can guess as well as we can what this means, but it’s logical to assume that the new hardware will take inspiration from the past while also delivering some next-gen features.
More news as we get it: the website suggests that the new instrument(?) will be released in 2012, so you shouldn’t have to wait too long.
Gear used: Elektron Machinedrum as main sequencer, Waldorf Blofeld, Akai mpc500, Korg Ms2000, Clavia Nord Modular G2 and DSI Tetr4.