Thursday, October 10, 2013

In case you haven't heard of Elektron, they are like the hypster-mac of electronic music instruments.  Their first big hit was the Sidstation, which is basically a revial of the 80's Commodore 64 sound engine chip (SID) rehoused in their own synth box. They have expanded their line of products since then and most of their designs are extremely popular due to their streamlined workflow and powerful-but-different features.  The Octatrack is just one of these boxes providing a revolutionary way of mangling samples, which can be quite musical and inspiring.

Instead of regurgitating all the technical specifications and writing a full blown review (plenty of that everywhere online), I will be posting a list of helpful resources for all interested in expanding the usability of the Octatrack or just learning it inside-out (this is one deep sampler with a steep learning curve).



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