Thavius Beck is an electronic musician/producer/programmer as well as an electronic music educator who has worked with various artists ranging from Nine Inch Nails to Saul Williams to singer/songwriter Skylar Grey.
The ultimate analog/digital hybrid drum machine just got better. Thanks to its distinctive analog sound and its new sampling capabilities, the Analog Rytm MKII now truly offers limitless sound design possibilities. Join artist and producer Thavius Beck in this 2 hours+ course, and get ready to harness this powerful rhythm maker!
Thavius starts the course with a detailed overview of Analog Rytm's data structure. This is where you learn about projects, kits, patterns, and how everything is organized. He then demonstrates how to start from scratch with a blank template, and how to create, save and load your own projects and kits.
Next, Thavius dives right into the major new feature of the Analog Rytm MK2: sampling! After recording different sounds from his trusty OP-1 synth, he demonstrates how to get creative with sound design, and how to record patterns by playing the pads live, or by programming Elektron's infamous step sequencer. Next thing you know, you'll have your first beat blasting! You'll also learn the best workflows and strategies to get the most of your Analog Rytm MK2, such as using P-Locks, Retrigs, micro timing, Copy/Paste techniques, how to tweak your song live with Scene and Performance modes, and a lot more.
So sit back and join producer and trainer Thavius Beck in this 20-tutorial course, and get ready to become a Rytm expert.
This is the RYTM mk2 training I was hoping for! Everything was explained clearly and in a concise and linear manner, unlike the countless terrible “tutorials” on YouTube. My only suggestion is that some of the examples in the first half of the videos could have been drastically improved by muting more of the sounds that weren’t being adjusted to better illustrate what you’re doing, as in the later videos. That minor criticism aside, this series got me diving deep into my AR2 in just a couple of hours. Well done!
Vincent wrote on April 16, 2022
Excellent educator! Professor Beck keeps it real, relevant, and concise. Gets you up and running quick, all while dropping gems along the way. He effectively demonstrates the creative possibilities without being unnecessarily technical. While he demonstrates clear understanding of the instrument at one point he learns along with you by finding out a new technique by experimenting, showing the instrument is as powerful as your imagination. Bravo
Erik wrote on March 5, 2022
Great course, really got me up to speed quickly!
Dirk wrote on March 26, 2021
Thank you so much, it was exactly what I needed.
Mike wrote on March 11, 2021
Great intro, just what I was looking for
Erik B wrote on February 3, 2021
Excellent overview of all the main features explained in short, clear and well explained videos. Made a huge difference not only in my use of the unit but also gave me confidence in exploring and experimenting all this excellent machine has to offer. Definitely recommend.
William (Bill) Corgile wrote on January 3, 2021
I've looked at a lot of Youtube tutorials about this awesomely complex machine. This tutorial is by far, the best, for folks who are just getting started. It will stop the head scratching and get you to a functional level.
Justin wrote on December 30, 2020
Perfect level of detail, really clear instruction - thank you!
sermax wrote on October 10, 2020
I found this tutorial very useful and clear . Many thanks
Jason Kelly wrote on August 13, 2020
I bought this course when it first came out and it was super helpful to get going on the Elektron's. I'm still referring back to it form time to time as well. Thavius is a awesome teacher and does a damn fine job at breaking this overly capable machines. Very thankful!