Elektron Jam: Yaybahar Plus Elektrons

The latest in Elektron’s performance video series features the company’s Analog Rytm, Analog Keys, and Octatrack instruments, jamming with the acoustic Yaybahar instrument.

The Yayabhar is made from natural materials – wood, membrane, strings and coiled spring. The materials aren’t that unusual, but the shape and the way long springs are used to connect resonating bodies results in a wide variety of sound possibilities.

Elektron explains the setup for this video:

“The acoustic instrument Yaybahar was recorded using two separate mics. During the session, the Elektron setup was monitored with headphones for best possible audio recording of the Yaybahar. The Octatrack sends MIDI clock and program change messages to Analog Rytm and Analog Keys. It is also used as a mixer as Rytm and Keys outputs are fed into the Octatrack stereo inputs.”

The other Elektron “jam sessions” are on YouTube.

Live Electro Sequencing

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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.

Live Electro Jam With Tetra, Octatrack, MicroQ & No Computer

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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.

Funky Electronic Jamming, With Octatrack, Machinedrum, Tetra & Voyager

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Sunday Synth Jam: Synthesist & producer Dylan Nau improvises with Octatrack, Machinedrum, DSI Tetra, Moog Voyager.

Technical details:

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.