Elektron launched a new livestream show on YouTube called Elektron Studios Berlin Television Show. The first episode was on the Octatrack Anniversary and was just over 30 minutes long. It’s the Elektron Studios Berlin Television Show, hosted by the one and lonely Cenk Sayinli! Tonight, we’re joined by the Octatrack in all of its magical, […]
I’ve released a new techno single called “Secret Drive to Baden-Baden”. In this post I’ll offer some links to the song which you can stream for free along with some behind-the-scenes notes on one way to perform a track like this live on three Elektron machines. Stream The Track A techno soundtrack for a secret […]
Take a trip through a wormhole where captured signals from a 50’s PSA come streaming through your space helmet. You try to tune to some techno, but it doesn’t work. Sample mangling with Elektron Octatrack MKII making heavy use of scenes and Designer LFO’s. Some manually tuning of the Comb Filter with slider as well.
If you missed my live stream a few weeks back here is an unedited YouTube live replay of my solo multimedia concert. The performance is a combination of live arrangement and live playing that features original electronic music with real-time visuals. More live streams are coming, so subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the […]
The wait is over! Elektron has released a new OS for the Octratrack MKI & MKII. Download the new Octatrack MKI OS 1.30b here https://www.elektron.se/support/?connection=octatrack#resources What’s New Here are some highlights I grabbed from the release notes included in the download. Sequencer Trig Conditions & Fills A trig condition parameter has been added to the […]
[update 2017-11-01 The New OS is Here!!! Here is a new post on what’s new with a link do the download.] This rather lengthy post offers a comparison of the original Octatrack vs the Octatrack MKII from my perspective as a long-time Octatrack user. [Update 2017-10-07] The MKII has release and the manual is online […]
Spreading the word of a cool new live performance video by Elektron’s Cenk (aka Dataline).
I've been invited to perform as part of a drone collective this Sunday a the Textures Ambient Showcase in Denver (Facebook invite). The show has these rules. 1) one synthesizer per player 2) all inputs into main mixer/pa (no indie rigs) 3) play single note holds only – focus is on sound manipulations & effects […]
Elektron has released a minor update for the Octatrack – OS 1.25G. What's new: A regression caused static samples to be assigned a tempo of 300 BPM when loaded. Fixed. Trigless locks in the currently active bank were incorrectly converted into trigless trigs when restarting the machine. Fixed. You can download the update here: http://eu.elektron.se/support/?connection=octatrack […]
It's been a while since I mentioned my soundscape podcast Sonic Encounters so I thought I'd catch you up on a few episodes. FYI – you can subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes, or use this RSS Feed for your favorite podcatcher. Detailed show notes for each episode including notes on synths I used and production techniques at https://markmoshermusic.com/category/podcast/. […]
This is a follow-up to post "Flight-Friendly Hardware Synth Rig Part 1 – Switching to Hardware Rig for my Solo Set". Over the last 5 years or so I've had the opportunity to fly to festivals. It's always a challenge of course to get your gear from here to there. One strategy I'd recommend is […]
This next soundscape in Episode 004 is a 20 minute long soundscape. One thing I love about the podcast format is I can present these longer form works that you can listen to as you go about your day. If you need to pause the show, you can pick up where you left off. So […]
My First Synth My very first synth was the Poly-800 which I bought the year it was introduced in 1984. It was the first programmable polyphonic synth for under a thousand bucks (I bought mine for $795 new). It was an incredible value at the time with these features: MIDI (which had only just been […]
Watch this cool jam video – Dataline + Dirty Sandwich Jamming on Elektron Rytm, Octatrack and Analog 4. Met Dirty Sandwich at the amazing venue in Switzerland, Kiste Baden. We plugged in the machines and this is what happened. Venue: http://www.kiste-baden.ch https://www.facebook.com/kisteclub?fr… Dirty Sandwich: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dirty-… Mark Mosher http://www.markmoshermusic.com http://www.aiwinter.net http://bouldersynth.com (meetup)
Elektron has released OS 1.25B. Octatrack OS 1.25b introduces small usability tweaks and squashes a few bugs. Read more and download from the Octatrack Downloads page. According to the readme file in the zip file here is what’s new. List of changes from Octatrack DPS-1 OS 1.25 to 1.25B Changes Holding [FUNCTION], snap functionality has […]
Almost immediately after buying my Octatrack I wanted to go mobile with it. I saw a post on the old Elektron-User forum where a user BIRDSINBRANCHES mentioned the Tekkeon myPower ALL Plus MP3450i Battery. I picked one up at B&H fro $139. Options The unit ships with a little bag of 5 tips (you can […]