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 original Octatrack quickly became an industry standard for sampling and sequencing, both live and in the studio. Now, the new enhanced MK2 version takes the art of sampling one step further! In this course, producer and trainer Thavius Beck takes a deep look at the Octatrack MK2 and explains how to best use this marvelous piece of music technology.
Thavius starts with an overview of the Octatrack's structure, where you learn about projects, banks, patterns, track machines, etc. Starting with a fresh template, Thavius dives deep into sampling. You discover how to record, edit and slice your samples, how to automatically find the BPM of your loops, and how to do step & live sequencing. You also learn to create interesting and unpredictable patterns with Elektron's sequencer condition options, how to do live looping, resampling, and more!
So join Thavius Beck in this 19-tutorial course, and see why the Octatrack MK2 sets new standards for sampling!
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Dave L wrote on May 20, 2020
Loved this course! Solid overview of the Octatrack's different machines and packed full of ways to get the most out of the hardware. Love the many, many clear demonstrations of the parameters that can be tweaked.
Chris wrote on May 4, 2020
Brilliant course! Made a lot of things clear that Iâ€™d been struggling with. Thanks a lot
Ian Jones wrote on April 25, 2020
The Octatrack makes you wanna tear ya hair out, but this course makes you slightly less bald!
Brent Hetherwick wrote on April 12, 2020
This is a great course, and I refer to it frequently. Highly recommended.
Martin Nguyen wrote on April 12, 2020
Elektron's machines are so versatile, but can be pretty intimidating to new users. These videos have helped me understand the capabilities of the octatrack without the frustration. I would reccommend this to anyone that wants to take their level of production with elektron's machines to the next level.
Sergio Martins wrote on March 29, 2020
Excellent course, I would love to have more about Octatrack mkII, extremely useful, thank you!
Tom wrote on March 8, 2020
Very helpful, clear and structured , a pleasure to listen and watch this lessons.
William f wrote on January 6, 2020
This was a great course! Super helpful and well organized . Well worth the $30US. I would have taken me months (at least) to get this much out of the manual.
Brooks wrote on November 13, 2019
There is a difference between someone who excels at playing music, and someone that can teach it as well. Thank you so much Mr. Beck! You have made an extremely intimidating instrument way more accessible than it ever could have been! This course was worth every penny.
Gav wrote on September 3, 2019
recommend this course as an essential upon buying an Octatrack.