Octatrack OS 1.25 is here!

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The new Octatrack OS is here and it’s a killer update!

Octatrack OS 1.25 is an essential download for all Octatrack owners. 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!

The Octatrack manual has also been revised to cover the OS updates.

Download Octatrack OS 1.25 it for free from http://www.elektron.se

Four Tet In The Studio With Future Music

By: FutureMusicMagazine
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEUGilncRJs

In 2010 FM dropped into the studio with Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet to talk about the making of his tracks Sing and Love Cry from his album There Is Love in You. This record is simple amazing and we play the hell out of it on here at BbHQ. This is a fascinating look into the tools and techniques of a seriously talented electronic music producer.

Octatrack Pro Tip #3 – Sampling and Crossfader Transitions

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By: ElektronHQ
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBANTG8lWVw

Try it out for yourself! Download the Project file for this Pro-tip here:

A Machinedrum is being MIDI slaved to an Octatrack. The Octatrack samples the Machinedrum using one shot recorder trigs. The sampled loops are used for making smooth transitions when changing Machinedrum patterns.

[quote style=”boxed”] A Machinedrum is being midi slaved to an octatrack. The Octatrack samples the Machinedrum using one shot recorder trigs. The sampled loops are used for making smooth transitions when changing machinedrum patterns.The one shot recorder trig is being armed.  Now the Octatrack is sampling. When moving the crossfader the Machinedrum will fade out and the sampled loop will fade in allowing you to switch patterns on the MD. Changing the Octatrack tempo will change the tempo of the sampled loop as well.[/quote]

Octatrack Tip Video #1 : The Amp page and Amp menu.

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By: SecretMusicUK
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oncL3sAiV44

Secret Music has created a great series of videos to show off some of the cooler features of the Octatrack. Here is the first in the series.

[quote style=”boxed”]Today we will focus on the Amp page and it’s setup menu. We will use the Octatrack as an advanced synthesizer to get acquainted with the parameters in these two pages. First we need some single cycle waveforms, they are sampled from synthesizers or other noise making devices of all sorts. They are ideally suited to samples as they take very little space yet allow you to achieve infinity sustaining sounds. [/quote]

Octatrack Pro Tip #1 – LFO Designer

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By: ElektronHQ
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKZCMjXxJM8

Download the project used in this Pro Tip here:

The LFO designer is used to control the filter affecting a sawtooth waveform sample. By using different parts and the part reload function, obtaining various bass line grooves is easy. The beat is made using the Machinedrum.


Octatrack How to Slice, Part 1

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By: Catabolicdj
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GngBvMRlSJ0

Here’s a turbo-start to using one of the most powerful (and fun) aspects of the Octatrack, the slice function. This video is for those who are looking to get started on the Octatrack as opposed to established users. The Octatrack is quick to work with once you get a few basic ideas nailed down. After watching you should be slicing within minutes. HD video available so you can get a detailed look at the screen.