Posts Tagged 'Elektron Octatrack'

Elektron on a role… New Octatrack sounds and new forum!

Elektron on a role… New Octatrack sounds and new forum!

Lots of news out of Sweden from Elektron. After last week with the release of Utility Kicks, they now release another soundpack for Octatrack, Hell Bent on Circuits. Furthermore, they launched Elektronauts this week. Developed ground up, Elektronauts is a meeting point for anyone interested in music production in general and Elektron gear in particular.

Elektron spotlight on Mumdance

Elektron spotlight on Mumdance

Elektron took the time to talk to electronic music artist Mumdance, a.k.a. Jack Adams. He is totally focused on the raw essentials in music. With a few pieces of select gear he pulls off his no-frills tech grooves and, seemingly without effort, it all falls into place. Back to the roots!

Chill Out with the Elektron Chill Wave Sound Pack for Octatrack

Chill Out with the Elektron Chill Wave Sound Pack for Octatrack

Brought to you by the Sample Magic team, the Chillwave Sound pack imbues the Octatrack with serenity and tranquillity. Beautiful sonic landscapes, meditative chords and hazy drums. This is a collection of sounds sprung out of sun-faded and thoughtful days.

Nintari Flashback Sound pack for the Elektron Octatrack available

Nintari Flashback Sound pack for the Elektron Octatrack available

Elektron Music Machines has released a new Sound pack for the Octatrack. The Nintari Flashback Sound pack is assembled by Puremagnetik and contains samples from the legendary Atari 2600 and NES consoles. The mixture of seriously raw waveforms, lo-fi squeaks and 8-bit drum sounds will beam the Octatrack straight back to the future. Press start to continue!

Essential Elektron Octatrack OS update released

Essential Elektron Octatrack OS update released

Elektron has released OS 1.25 for the Octatrack. It is an essential download for all Octatrack owners, as 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. With these expressive effects the power of the Octatrack just got even more immense!

Yard Sale Gear from Elektron – New Octatrack Soundpack

Yard Sale Gear from Elektron – New Octatrack Soundpack

The pride of instruments you would normally find stowed away in some creaky attic has been restored. Goldbaby is the man behind this cultural achievement. He has dusted off his impressive inventory of forgotten and elusive gear and recorded them all. Soothing samba rhythms, cheap organs and plasticky and charming keyboard tones: the timelessness of the sounds make them forever contemporary.

Elektron Product Videos available now

Elektron Music Machines have just uploaded product presentation videos for the Analog Four, the Octatrack, the Machinedrum UW and the Monomachine. The videos demonstrate basic functionality and sound design possibilites and every video is rounded off with a live demo, featuring an all Elektron set up.

Elektron Spotlight on Twardowski

Elektron Spotlight on Twardowski

That the Polish producer Tomasz Twardowski knows his gear is evident from listening to his latest 12″, A Soundtrack To Growing Up EP. Everything is in the right place. The dance floor not set on fire by the sound, feel, groove and character of his neo-disco boogie is not worth its name.

Even more Sounds for the Elektron Octatrack – House

Even more Sounds for the Elektron Octatrack – House

Octa Pak 5 – House is essential for producers looking for soulful beats and sounds. The sound pack is custom built for the Octatrack and is filled with cutting edge samples from Loopmasters, pre-arranged and loaded for ease of use.

Elektron and Goldbaby bring you The Cult Of SP1200

Elektron has teamed up with renowned sample producer Goldbaby to offer Cult of SP 1200, an Octatrack Sound pack brimming with old school vibes. All samples are straight out of the SP 1200 and, since Goldbaby are behind them, sound excellent of course. 

Elektron Spotlight on Vero Elektra

Elektron Spotlight on Vero Elektra

Originality is a trait some musicians aim for, while others feel content in refining already established forms of expression. Vero Elektra belongs to the former category. Her moody, yet upbeat, chill wave tracks, infused with vocal snippets functioning as sounds among the rest rather than conveyors of messages, have unique qualities. They strive beyond.

Elektron Spotlight: We Have A Ghost

As an absolute impersonality with a very personal attitude towards creativity, We Have A Ghost takes on a unique role in the music climate of today. This remarkable integrity shows in the music as well. The output of this elusive person spans across several genres, but a ghastly presence is felt in all tracks. This is something out of the ordinary.

Elektron Spotlight – Introvert

Elektron Spotlight – Introvert

Happy and careless 8-bit Nintendo sounds and ever-evolving and intricate compositions. When Introvert operates his machines, these contrasting types of expressions are welded together with ease. The uniqueness of the music gives the impression of listening to something deeply personal.

Elektron Spotlight on Moиocням

Elektron Spotlight on Moиocням

Skweee, the mutant funk. Ultra-minimal, bare bones and impossibly catchy. Northern Europe has long been center of this scene, but thanks to the output of Moиöcням and friends, the city of Portland might just be the new skweee hot spot.

Barker & Baumecker Live Techno Setup – Video

Barker & Baumecker Live Techno Setup – Video

The intriguing collaboration of Sam Barker and Andreas Baumecker has already produced some mesmerizing results. Their debut release ‘Candyflip’ touches upon techno, house, trance, broken beat, IDM and dub styles during one 9-minute dancefloor opus, yet despite referencing this multitude of genres, their clear intent was to throw away the rulebook and write their own.