Sunday Synth Jam: Live electro sequencing, via reader Thomas Kress:
Testing the Nord Rack 2x for my live-set. Eight midi tracks – four separate voices on the Nord and four separate voices on the Dave Smith Tetra; Six audio tracks with 808 and vocoder samples on the Octatrack.
Sunday Synth Jam: Computers are awesome. But, unless you’re Kraftwerk, people don’t want to watch you check your email. Or at least look like you’re checking your email.
This video, via reader Thomas Kress, captures a live electro jam, with Tetra, Octatrack, MicroQ and no laptop.
Sunday Synth Jam: Synthesist & producer Dylan Nau improvises with Octatrack, Machinedrum, DSI Tetra, Moog Voyager.
Tetra is the lead line and the arpeggio in the bridge, Moog is the bridge spurting synth bass thingy. The main bass lines are sample from the ARP Odyssey and reconstructed. Mostly using scenes here to build an on the fly arrangement.
All instruments sequenced by the Octatrack, straight into stereo Logic. Mastering software on the main mix buss.
The official intro video for the Elektron Octatrack was epic, but short on details about how the performance sampler actually works.
Unofficial videos are filling in the details, though.
This pair of videos, via Catabolicdj, takes a look at working with the Slice function:
Here’s a turbo-start to using one of the most powerful (and fun) aspects of the Octatrack, the slice function. This video is for those who are looking to get started on the Octatrack as opposed to established users. The Octatrack is quick to work with once you get a few basic ideas nailed down. After watching you should be slicing within minutes. HD video available so you can get a detailed look at the screen.