Elektron Machinedrum + Octatrack = OT FX

February 20, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Quick demo showing how octatrack effects can greatly alter a simple drum beat.

The drum beat comes from the machinedrum and is unchanged the whole time. The machinedrum is fed into the octatrack and goes through a “thru” machine and “neighbor” machine to achieve 4 effects: Lo-Fi, Plate Reverb, Filter, Compressor.

No other effects applied.

Hardware:
Elektron Octatrack
Elektron Machinedrum MK 2 UW+

Elektron Trinity Techno Performances

January 16, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Techno performance by Jimmy Myhrman on the Elektron Trinity (Machinedrum, Octatrack and Monomachine).

“This is a preview of an upcoming track (not yet released). I will add release info here as soon as it’s available.”

Done on the Elektron Trinity (Octatrack, Machinedrum, Monomachine) and some samples from OP1 – actually 90 percent of the material was sampled on to the Octatrack from the machines – it works amazing as a producing machine :) Took around 2 hours to create the track but took longer to actually ‘perform’ it right and have the video looking OK.

Elektron Trinity:

Radical audio processing

The Octatrack is the given centre piece of the trinity. Since the audio outputs of the Machinedrum and Monomachine can be connected to the two input pairs of the Octatrack, no additional mixer is needed. The Octatrack can at the same time sample the incoming sounds, play back pre-recorded loops, add effects and in general radically process and bend sounds in any way imaginable.

The powerful rhythm section

Beats are taken care of by the Machinedrum. Five drum synthesis methods with detailed control of all parameters makes it right at home for all kinds of rhythmic material. The gritty 12 bit sample engine is especially suited for one shot drum hits and will make the UW samples stand out in any PA-system. The combination of drum synthesis and sampling equals complete drum excellence.

Sounds from outer space

The Monomachine is perfect for all things melodic. No matter if is about basses, leads or strange sounds: the flexible Monomachine sound engine can handle it all. The five different synthesis methods are the key. Imagine a sound and then create it in a few seconds with the help of FM synthesis, analog emulation, digital wavetables, SID chip emulation and speech synthesis.

More info here >>

Moog Animoog: Wide Saw Lead

December 28, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Animoog in action in a Berlin-school setting. Sequences from Prophet ’08 Module and Moog Slim Phatty, percussion from Elektron Octatrack, drones from Moog Little Phatty Stage 1 and Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard. Effects used: Moog MF-103, Moog MF-104Z, Moog CP-251, Vermona PH-16, T-Rex Room-mate, Korg Kaoss Pad 1.

Enjoy :-)

Octatrack Know-How – Working With Scenes and Individual Track Lenghts

December 5, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In this tutorial we take a look at Scenes, which is a powerful tool for quick variations in a live performance.

The Octatrack DPS-1 is an 8 track dynamic performance sampler. The Octatrack is ideal for radical audio processing and performance oriented sampling. Every track features real-time pitch scaling & time stretch and the next generation Elektron step sequencer has been designed with maximum usability and efficiency in mind.

Read more about the Octatrack here:
http://www.elektron.se/products/octatrack

This tutorial shows how tracks can be assigned individual length and time signature settings.

Polyoptics: OctaTest – Octratrack, op1

November 14, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“Testing out the octatrack. The loops are taken from a track I had laid out on the op1.
I am still figuring out the work flow, but in this case, after assigning the loops to tracks, I used the scenes functionality to play out the track live instead of patterns.
The octratack has freed this tune from being locked up in the op1. Next time I will get into patterns and banks more.”

The Octatrack is an 8 track performance sampler. Recording of sounds is a breeze thanks to the intuitive user interface, but the fun really starts once the samples are inside the machine. All audio content can be heavily processed and radically transformed. Loops do not have to be restricted by tempo or tone and can always stay in sync no matter if they are pitch shifted or if the tempo of the sequencer is changed. The inflexible nature of samples is finally a thing of the past.

Octatrack + Sylenth1 + Collision + Revolution = Minimal Saturday

November 6, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Octatrack sequencing the revolution, sylenth1 and collision while providing the drum sounds. Minimal techno/acid jam.

Hardware:
Elektron Octatrack
Future Retro Revolution

Software:
Lennar Digital Sylenth1
Ableton Collision

The Elektron Tapes continues – number 5

November 5, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Elektron tapes (#5). Studies inspired by Aphex Twin & Venetian Snares productions — using Elektron Monomachine SFX60+ Elektron Octatrack w/ Pro X Fade coss-fader on Vestax PMC-05 Pro III. Also featuring Oto Biscuit, Korg Monotribe + Korg Kaoss Pad KP3 (x2). Performed by sound artist & noise designer Zviij © 2011.
* Booking : zviij AT zviij.com
UP-DATE#2: “Naked flowers” (Album) is available on iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/naked-flowers/id475830077 and Bandcamp http://zviij.bandcamp.com/album/naked-flowers
UP-DATE#1: “High heels failure” (5 ‘single’ tracks) are available on iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/zviij/id422672054 and Bandcamp http://zviij.bandcamp.com
N.B.— Zviij’s singles “Bug Machines III, IV, V” are available for download on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bug-machines-v-single/id432389810

Zviij — (born Franck Smith) is a French sound artist, noise designer and electronic musician, active as a soloist, living and working in Brussels.

http://www.zviij.com

New version of The Elektron Tapes

October 29, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Elektron tapes (#4). Studies inspired by Aphex Twin & Venetian Snares productions — using Elektron Monomachine SFX60+ Elektron Octatrack w/ Pro X Fade coss-fader on Vestax PMC-05 Pro III. Also featuring Oto Biscuit (w/ iPad as sound source) + Korg Kaoss Pad KP3 (x2). [Apps used on the iPad are: Moog's Animoog & MorphWiz]. Performed by sound artist & noise designer Zviij © 2011.
* Booking : zviij AT zviij.com
UP-DATE#2: “Naked flowers” (Album) is available on iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/naked-flowers/id475830077 and Bandcamp http://zviij.bandcamp.com/album/naked-flowers
UP-DATE#1: “High heels failure” (5 ‘single’ tracks) are available on iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/zviij/id422672054 and Bandcamp http://zviij.bandcamp.com
N.B.— Zviij’s singles “Bug Machines III, IV, V” are available for download on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bug-machines-v-single/id432389810

Zviij — (born Franck Smith) is a French sound artist, noise designer and electronic musician, active as a soloist, living and working in Brussels.

http://www.zviij.com

New operating systems for Octatrack, Machinedrum and Monomachine

October 17, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Elektron has released three new operating systems.

Octatrack OS 1.03 brings full 24-bit sample compatibility to the Octatrack, meaning Static machines now can handle samples in this bit rate. The OS release also contains bug fixes.

Machinedrum OS 1.63 and Monomachine OS 1.32 adds among other things improved handling of program change messages. A few bugs have been remedied as well.

Downloads:

Monomachine and TR 909 patterns

October 16, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background info: Borrowing a TR 909 for a bit. A few test patterns on the Elektron Monomachine and Roland TR 909. Here the Monomachine is synced to the TR 909. This TR 909 has an earlier version of the MIDI specification and does not always follow MIDI perfectly. Vice versa works fine. Switching patterns manually on both the 909 and the Mono.

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