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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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.
Garnett James wrote on November 4, 2018
Fantastic course, I highly recommend it to anyone who is painstakingly scouring youtubers channels trying to decipher the Octatrack and ending up with little gained from niche tips, channels overwhelmed by quirky personalities and vanity projects. By following this course the novice gets a complete flavour of the Octatrack, how it works , the complex routings and the fun that can be had. TB is straight to the point , professional and instructive . As a person seeking knowledge on this device I was weary of the countless instructional videos which barely scratched the surface and were style over substance. I watched a couple of the free videos from Macpro on youtube and invested in the course. I think even though I had only spent a few hours with the manual this course has saved hours of frustration and enabled me to jump straight in . I think the only thing (other than experimenting) i'll have to nail down is the hierarchy of the machine , so I'll give that section another few views. I love Elektron but their diagram of the track structure /hierarchy is probably why it's taken me 15 years to go back to using hardware :-P, Thanks Mac Pro and Thavius Beck.
Leon wrote on May 7, 2018
Love it when president Obama is teaching me the electron octatrack. It’s Amazing.
And also very informative and educational.
JSor wrote on April 22, 2018
This was a great course. It really helped to demystify the workflow on the OT.
niall wrote on April 21, 2018
drum roll please.. mister thavius beck stepping up with the goods once again for the mk2.. thankyou sir!