Elektron Octatrack!

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Re: Elektron Octatrack!

Post by Joey » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:05 pm

okay see that video was awesome. I could sort of find something I would use it for there.

haha.

I feel like the octatrack will become some sort of major live signal processor if I ever got one, looping my vocals etc, or just running s**t live through its inputs int he studio and tweaking
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Re: Elektron Octatrack!

Post by Augment » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:15 pm

That was a nice vid. Shows that it does what it's supposed to do in a very hands-on manner. For some reason when it comes to Elektron's gear, they seem to put together the least impressive demos of it. It's always someone on YouTube or the forum that penetrates it to the level of creating excitement over the stuff. :)

I don't get the apprehension towards it from some people; it does everything you'd expect a sampler to be able to do. It's not like the entire product's value hangs on some gimmick that only IT can do while lacking all the standard features.

Elektron doesn't over-reach with any of their equipment. They know what they want it to do, and what it does it does well. I'm much more wary of "one trick pony" type instruments, as well as anything that tries to do "everything." For example, I think that the Teenage Engineering OP-1 might fall under the latter. It looks like a blast to use, has a slick design, and has a lot of cool features, but there's no way that the synth parts are as deep as a Monomachine or the sampler bits are as powerful as the Octatrack. The upside is that it costs roughly half as much as a single Elektron, but even then the question as to whether it's a "professional" piece of equipment or an expensive "toy" remains to be answered for many.

With the Octatrack, everyone seemed to be familiar with its capabilities as well as what it can't do, and so far everyone that's got one seems to be satisfied with ordering it.

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Re: Elektron Octatrack!

Post by THEODICY » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:54 pm

I've had enough! My next purchase will be an octa! That's the sickest demo yet.

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Re: Elektron Octatrack!

Post by audible » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:09 pm

Videos from the first users have renewed my interest in the OT. Ordered one today. I hope that the 'looper' software update, whenever it is released, will live up to the overall quality. This single machine may turn redundant three different pieces of hardware in my current setup.
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Re: Elektron Octatrack!

Post by meatballfulton » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:27 pm

anoteoftruth wrote:I don't think you'll ever hear anything like, "this was made on a octatrack, and only can sound like this because it was made on a octatrack."

The same way that nobody can say that for a MPC.
But people do say that about MPCs all the time, the Akai "swing", etc. :?
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Re: Elektron Octatrack!

Post by cartesia » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:12 am

That demo is a cool jam,
and I don't want to sound like an octa hater because I think it's great..

But it seems like someone could do pretty much that exact jam using an esx...

I think the power of the octatrack remains to be seen/proven
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Re: Elektron Octatrack!

Post by spaceship » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:36 am

My Octatrack came in today!
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I've spent a few hours with it so far. It's a beast.

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Re: Elektron Octatrack!

Post by Joey » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:53 am

oh f**k you!
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Re: Elektron Octatrack!

Post by THEODICY » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:35 pm

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Re: Elektron Octatrack!

Post by THEODICY » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:05 am



Sweet.

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Re: Elektron Octatrack!

Post by Joey » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:52 am

that demo was terrible.


someone please do something interesting with this piece...
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Re: Elektron Octatrack!

Post by smoothcriminal » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:04 am

i don't know much about samplers especially elektron stuff but this sounds pretty good imho
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Re: Elektron Octatrack!

Post by Joey » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:35 am

for christ's sake will someone do something with this machine that ISN'T four on the floor?
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Re: Elektron Octatrack!

Post by smoothcriminal » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:33 am

wait, are you dissatisfied with these demos because they don't show the capabilities of the gear, or because you don't like the music people are making with it?

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