Autechre and Industrial style productions!

Hey all!

After selling my Machinedrum, I recently picked up a digitakt and so far I am loving it. I’ve got some cool sounds just sampling my guitars and so on, I also managed to track down some Prophet VS single cycle waveforms that i’ve loaded into it and have gotten some interesting textures so far.

That said, the majority of Digitakt videos i’ve seen seem to be centered on house-style music. My stuff is more moody, and heavily influenced by Nine Inch Nails and the sort. Basically rock music with synthesizers :slight_smile:
I am also a big fan of Autechre (who i know had a phase where they toured with a Machinedrum, Monomachine, and a Nord Modular G1).

Does anyone here produce more rock-oriented electronic stuff with their Digitakt? i’d love to hear! that or cinematic stuff. I am just trying to learn from you guys, and so far this forum has been a KILLER resource! :smiley:

and if you happen to do some Autechre style stuff, i’d be interested in hearing that too, though it’s not really what i do myself.

Anyway, wordy, sorry! thanks everyone!


I’ve been an Autechre fan for a long time. Back during Amber and Tri Repetae, after that they kind of lost me. There are a lot of industrial type producers here, Autechre type too. I’m more on the minimal melodic side though. A mix of all my influences over the years (BoC / Hopkins / Moderat / Scorn / etc) + my own aesthetic tastes that are just built in from birth I guess.

I definitely don’t make music like “Fo Da Trap” look it up. That is how far it’s gone with auto tune :rofl: I mean each to his / her own, but really not my style to produce. Lots of peeps will chime in soon.

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heres a track of mine with the digitakt doing the main sort of filtered lead texture thing

(starts around 1:25 ish)


This is very rough. It’s basically a sketch of some ideas I’ve been trying out for a new project I’m involved with. It’s all Digitakt. Apologies for the quality, but I think it gives a feel of how well suited the Digitakt is for rock/industrial stuff.

I also made a shoegaze track last year with just the Digitakt and Digitone, but all the samples in the Digitakt came from the Digitone.


Dude, Listening to your bandcamp - really enjoying the Exodus album!

My main gig is industrial, Society Burning, but I’ve not yet brought my elektrons into that mix, mostly older synths (Ensoniq, Korg DW5k, etc) and VSTs with the guitars etc. We are heavily influenced by Skinny Puppy, early Ministry, Autechre, etc. Our last full length album from 2010 (EPs and singles ever since) (click thru for additional tracks, some are super synth glitchy things)

This video we did is one of the glitchy tracks:

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Massive fan of Autechre here, not that I would ever hope to replicate their awesomeness. I occasionally do semi industrial ambient hip hop stuff. FM synthesis is the king here, imo. Here’s a couple of examples of DN doing everything through OT effects. Enjoy!


Yoo, I’m late to the nin crew, can you recommend me an album by them? I’m in the same boat I made this sort of dark/heavy post rock bit with just digitone. The rock thing with just synths is up my alley

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ha! awesome!! very cool. i really liked that!
@sigint i really liked that tune, reminds me a little bit of Broken era NIN as well. that glitchy guitar in there was great!
@Fin25 that’s almost some Alec Empire - Intelligence and Sacrifice era style work right there! is that a slayer guitar sample?
@craig i think you’re right! lots of FM sounds definitely give that digital Autechre vibe!
@harmonyinultra I think my biggest influence is The Fragile. it’s probably the more organic of their releases, lots of guitar sounds. otherwise you really can’t go wrong with either The Downward Spiral, or Broken to start with.

since we’re all sharing stuff here, i might as well share some of mine!

this is one of my favorite tracks of mine, you’ll likely be able to spot the Machinedrum on it. the main modular sounding synth sounds are Access Virus C. This is an old old tune, can’t believe it was all recorded in my bedroom when i was 22 years old.

here’s an even older one, apparently no machinedrum on this one from what i have written down in credits

but i’m sure you’ll hear the MD in this one! first thing you’ll hear in fact.


Coool stuff man!

even better!! love that track. i knew i recognized it from somewhere!

this is some of my favourite stuff i’ve done, heavily influenced by autechre’s nord/elektron period. it’s all max/msp sequencers running MD and a nord lead 2 with some reverb and delay pedals. i really miss that nord


i love my nord lead 2 and Modular G1. that tune you posted definitely had the autechre vibe to it. great work! i’ve got a really cool ambient autechre style thing going on right now on a pattern. might have to share it soon!

cheers! i sold my lead 2 when i bought a g1, which is amazing and i love but i find it lacks the immediacy of the lead. the pitch stick haunts my dreams…

the pitch stick is so great! and the mod wheel being stone is pretty cool too! the G1 Modular doesn’t have the immediacy, but it’s a fantastic machine. it definitely has its sound and i’ve managed to get some really nasty modular textures and drones. funny to think how much bass i can push with a synth that has been said to sound “thin” :laughing

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Good stuff all!

Thought I’d share a more Autechre-like track of ours, unlike the ones i shared before:


Not sure this exactly what you want
but I think you may enjoy anyway

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are you kidding?! both of those tracks were awesome!!


On the industrial front…

I’m just going to point out this thread: DFAM mind melting thread

@fin25 started a little something special here.

You’ll find walls of noise for sure.

Enjoy :upside_down_face:

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i just threw together a 5 track ep with mostly my digitakt and a little bit of nord lead 2, nord modular, and a guitar.