Elektron’s highly anticipated Digitakt is here, and so is Elektron artist and trainer Thavius Beck with an in-depth look at this amazing new drum machine. Watch this course and get ready to drop some beats!
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.
After much teasing, Elektron’s Digitakt is now a reality. It’s fun, affordable, portable… but like all Elektron’s gear there is a but of a learning curve involved. In this 2-hour + course, beat expert and electronic music performer Thavius Beck gives you the lowdown on this compact 8-voice drum machine/sampler/sequencer powerhouse.
First, you get an overview of the Digitakt’s structure: you learn all about projects, preset patterns, banks, tracks and the factory content. Next, Thavius covers Elektron’s live-friendly sequencer in great detail. Once you know everything about retrigs, p-locks, and trig conditions, you’ll understand why Elektron’s sequencer has attained legendary status! Of course, a whole section of the course is dedicated to sampling external gear and re-sampling the internal sounds. The Digitakt also allows to sequence external MIDI gear, and Thavius covers this topic thoroughly in the last tutorial.
So turn on your Digitakt, join Thavius Beck in this 2-hour+ class, and get ready to propel your beat-making skills to another level.
Thavius makes the clearest, most straightforward tutorials. Hire him to do many more. He is worth it. :)
drhfk wrote on December 3, 2017
Thavius is terrific. Clearly laid out course by a serious musician. Well done!
LobstaJohnson wrote on November 15, 2017
Thavius is a great instructor. This is one of my favorite MacProVideo tutorials ever.
BY THE WAY, if his voice sounds familiar and you can't quite place it, it's because he sounds exactly like Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and he's just as smart, just in a different field.