Video: NewEcho & The Aefonic Live 01

Here is video with an excerpt from a recent live collaboration with myself (NewEcho) & The Aefonic using only two Elektron Analog Four synthesizers. I also provided interactive visuals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ9zi5ci5Lw Enjoy, Mark NewEcho: http://NewEcho.com The Aefonic: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6TRf8dtLKKxoJis1X3YPF3      

Performing Set at Beat Cypher May 24th, 2018 on Elektron Digitakt + Video from Past Performance on Analog Four

I'll be performing a set tonight (Thursday, May 24th) at the Beat Cypher event in Boulder. As the format is rapid-fire 10 minute sets and I'll be improvising using only an Elektron Digitakt and using small a set of custom beat sketches as a starting point. My set is inspired by the Star Trek: The... Continue Reading →

Elektron’s Fascinating Interview with Father of FM Synthesis John Chowning + Digitone Overview

Elektron's Fascinating Interview with Father of FM Synthesis John Chowning Elektron just posted a long, deep, and fascinating interview with John Chowning who originally discovered FM Synthesis.  The interview covers a lot of ground including his thoughts on: Explaining FM synthesis to a child The history of his work at Standford and how they helped... Continue Reading →

Synth Journal: The Return of the Elektron Analog Four

Back in August I picked up an Anlog Four MKI as Sweetwater was closing the MKI out. I really kicked myself when I didn't get a new Monomachine when they closed them out. I actually had an Analog Four way back in 2013 when they were first introduced but sold it to focus on my... Continue Reading →

Wrap Your Head Around Elektron Digitakt with Cenk (Elektron and Sonic LAB) and Cuckoo

Elektron's been busy releasing MKIIs. I wanted to dig deeper into Digitakt to learn more how it fits into the lineup and I found these videos from Cenk and Cuckoo most helpful. Official Elektron Videos Cenk (aka Dataline) just posted two walk-through videos. He's also been featuring Digitakt in a lot of his live performances... Continue Reading →

New Single and Video: “Space-Time Distortion Near Track Number 8”

Story: I discovered a space-time distortion while visiting Chicago. The location of the anomaly is at track 8 at Union Station. Get The Single Watch the Video I published this new song as a single on Bandcamp. I also made a live studio recording of the session then edited this into a super trippy video... Continue Reading →

Elektron Octatrack MII vs Octatrack MKI – A Deeper Look Beyond the Bullet Points

[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... Continue Reading →

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