I’ve been getting back into my Elektron based setup and made a track I wanted to share with my fine friends at operator-1. Perhaps we could all use a place to share our creations on other gear. Hopefully this list grows long and strong.
This track was made with the octatrack, analog RYTM, and analog 4. Also one sound from a nord lead. It’s a trap influenced beat arranged in and recorded back into the octatrack. I recently had a revelation to use my octatrack more like an op-1 and record full arrangements to the flex recorders and further process a long audio file and drop the wav straight to my computer.
Nice track, very pleasant to listen to!
I did something similar with this track, recording parts from a Machinedrum, Monomachine and Minitaur (tuned to 432hz just because i found the master tune setting on the Mono) into the Octatrack.
All the other tracks on my soundcloud besides the most recent one (my first op-1 track) are Elektron based. Here’s another: https://soundcloud.com/laughinganimal/so-spun
trying something different with the monotribe. https://soundcloud.com/masterofstuff124/bony-mode
Nik Bartsch’s Ronin.
I was messing around with the Circle 2 softsynth (via Ableton) and came up with this. Found that it’s great for sweet evolving pads.
Dayum! They’re all great tracks, kind of makes me not want to stink up the thread, but… Ahh pluck it! Here goes a sonic guff anyway.
It’s just a quick 80’s inspired thing that I made in Propellerhead Reason while drinking my morning coffee. I
mostly used coffee and spliffs (for inspiration), PX7 (for metallic sounds), NN-XT on Roland D-50
multi-samples (Heavily modulated) and a bit of LinnDrum, Dr. Böhm and 707 inside a Kong.
Octatrack did the heavy lifting, Synplant in for the assist, and together, an alien world is born in its dying days.
I was there @KrisM -really enjoyed that- my type of music (I just enjoyed resident evil last night -Marilyn Manson on theme.The best bits were without guitar).
(On yours) I could hear an apocalyptic siren still trying to do its work every now and then- I couldn’t quite tell if that was from my headphones or outside.
Stunning stuff, @Lymtronics Packed full of lovely sounds, yet not at all over-crowded. How do you go about arranging a track with all that gear? Did you involve Ableton? Or was it a practised performance type of thing? Anyways, always a pleasure!
Thanks for the comments @yoof . I arranged everything with the octatrack, and actually used a recorder machine on it to capture the final performance. That epiphany has really changed my workflow on the OT, making it feel more similar to the OP-1 in practice. Something I really love about the Dark Trinity of Elektron gear is that all of the devices have basically a Plus Drive built into them (and limitless external storage in the case of the OT). This makes me much more comfortable with burning patterns up since I can just load a new project once I run out of room. So, I have a program change channel on the OT controlling the Rytm and A4 patterns. It’s something I hadn’t used until fairly recently, but it just makes sure the slaved devices follow the pattern number of the master. It works without doing any additional programming other than turning the right channels on on each machine. So yeah, lots of copy and paste on all of the machines, then adding and removing parts, changing drum patterns, etc… Then I use the arranger to set up the track on the OT and everything follows along while I make manual tweaks, mutes, crossfader actions, and whatever else on the other gear.
Thanks for the in-depth reply @Lymtronics! Really inspires me to get playing with the OT again (I seemed to haven fallen out of love with it for a while). I didn’t realise you could capture a full track of audio with a track recorder… and that’s cool about playing back while going mad with scenes. That’s inspiring ne to hook up my 2/3 dark 1/3 silver trilogy and have a play!
Thanks for the in-depth reply @Lymtronics! Really inspires me to get playing with the OT again (I seemed to haven fallen out of love with it for a while). I didn’t realise you could capture a full track of audio with a track recorder… and that’s cool about playing back while going mad with scenes. That’s inspiring me to hook up my 2/3 dark 1/3 silver trilogy and have a play!
@Lymtronics – quick question: how do you set up the program change track? A midi track, with a trig, but what does the trig contain? Or am I totally lost here?