Free Octatrack Tutorials list


#1

Hi! Elektronaughts.

Forum really helped me to learn Octatrack. Thanks!
While studying, I’ve downloaded a lot of info from the forum and a lot of videos from youtube.

(Old list, not full) Saved videos in a cloud:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vJ3Kpmu48n7Rp_pdJAJmpUdeguvwdJ_-?usp=sharing

(New) PDF list of tutorials:
https://www.elektronauts.com/files/475

(New) Post on this tread:


Wanna share, hope it will be helpful for somebody.

Tried to systemise the info, but still it’s a mess :slight_smile:
Sorry for that!


#2

Thanks for compiling and sharing this :+1:


#4

Cool. Thanks. :slight_smile:


#5

Is it possible to use OT’s Arp with external midi keyboard while in Audio Track mode ? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#6

:joy: I guess, Octatrack is a never ending learning process :nerd_face:


#7

Good stuff! I am still learning mine and it is the most fun I’ve had in a long time with new music gear after the initial frustrations.


#8

Hmmm… I like the thought and concern, but taking away the author’s/creator’s distribution and traffick is not really fair.


#9

I agree with @CarlMikaelBjork - maybe it would be better to collect links to the videos instead. You could include a screenshot and a description!


#10

My apologies, don’t want to be unfair :relaxed:
This videos helped me a lot & I’ve used only freely accesable info.
How can we solve it?
I can put links in files names, or as tengig said collect links to the videos instead, or I can open the folder to everybody for adding & editing.


#11

A collection of links or a play list. Solved.


#12

Ok, just give me time :blush:


#13

I reluctantly sold my MK1 a few years back, but I just got an MK2 and my god it is like I’ve never played before. Thanks for the list I will definitely be using them over the next few weeks.


#14

Thanks homie!


#15

LIST OF FREE OT TUTORIALS


Best source of info about OT:
Elektronauts Forum
https://www.elektronauts.com/latest

sezare56 (elektronaughter with huge experience about OT)

Kenny Zhao

Cuckoomusic



Manuals:
Official OT Manual

Unofficial Merlin’s OT guide





PC/MAC/IOS TOOLS

For faster use of OT:
OctaEdit - Editor for Octatrack (OSX/Windows)
http://octaedit.com/features/

OctaChainer - tool for creating sample chains and slice data (OSX/Windows)

OctaZip intelligent archiving tool for use with Sets and Projects (OSX/Windows)
https://octaedit.com/octazip/



MIDI controller apps:
Manifold - For The Octatrack (iOS App)

OT Touch OSC Template





PERFORMING LIVE

Live setups with Octatrack:
Octatracks in AV AV AV’s Live Setup

Hutenberger - How I Play Live

Octo Octa Boiler Room BUDx Seoul Production Masterclass

Live DAWLESS Setup - How to perform WITHOUT a Laptop!

Moog Mother-32, Elektron Octatrack & Analog Rytm User Interview
유저인터뷰[Daniel Monaco편]

Octatrack mk2 Tutorial - My Live Performance Setup

Octatrack MK 2 - Preparing a Set for a Jam Session

Octatrack Workflow #6 Playing Live


Dan Curtin opens up about his creative process

Octatrack Recap - Remixing Stems with Pre-Planned Patterns

Preparing For First Live Show w/ Octatrack

Octatrack Livesets



DJ_ing:
ELEKTRON OCTATRACK DPS-1для DJ (русский/rus)

How to DJ with the Elektron Octatrack Tutorial


DJ like playing method (ELEKTRON OCTATRACK DPS-1 USE EXAMPLES)

OT for DJing - playback more like a vinyl?





SO WHAT IS IT?

Overviews:
Review: Octatrack at year 8 - Is it still worth it?

Full overview by Cuckoo

Octatrack. Создание ремиксов и демо обзор (русский/rus)

Octatrack Performance Features Casual Walkthrough

My Introduction to the Octatrack

4 things to know about the Octatrack

Elektron - Octatrack MKII

ELECTRON OCTATRACK | Gearporn with Mirek Coutigny

Octatrack MKII - sampling, sequencing and live looping

Octatrack MK2 field report after 1 year of use

Thoughts on the Octatrack (after 1 year)

My OctaTrack ideas, after 2 years

Elektron Octatrack DPS-1 — первые впечатления (русский/rus)

Elektron Octatrack – подробности (русский/rus)



Workflows:
Elektron Octatrack - создание паттерна «с нуля» (русский/rus)

Workflow: Octatrack

How not to get lost in Octatrack

Octatrack mk2 Tutorial: Octatrack + Ableton Workflow Tips

Octatrack MKII Cuckoo Heavily Edited Performance

Mmag ELEKTRON OCTATRACK DPS-1 USE EXAMPLES

Octatrack for backing tracks





TRACK MACHINES + AUDIO

Track machines:
Octatrack Know-How — Lesson #2: Selecting A Machine & Assigning Samples

Elektron 103: Octatrack Dynamic Sampling - 3. Track Machines



External Audio in (Thru Machine):
Thru Machine Basics

Octatrack THRU MACHINE Education

Setup Midi and Thru track

Octatrack: flex machines as audio pass-throughs



Gain Staging:
Gains, Volumes, and Levels


Internal Gain staging discussion on Elektronaughts:





FX & SCENES

FX & Scenes:
Octatrack Workflow #14: Top 4 Effects (Late Night Tips)

Octatrack Workflow #2: Echo Freeze (Late Night Tips)

Parameter Mapping on Octatrack - Concept 1

Using track 8 as a master FX channel

The OTHER way to make a send bus



External FX (Guitar pedals):
Octatrack FX Send Tutorial

Using fader to insert guitar pedals in a track





PARTS

Parts:
Octatrack Tutorial: Parts and Patterns

Octatrack Patterns and Parts

Best videos explaining Parts





SAMPLE ORGANIZATION

Sample chains:
Ableton Live - Sample Chain Making (for Octatrack)





SAMPLER-LOOPER

Sampling & Resampling:
Sampling Made Easy

Record Trigs and Resampling

OCTATRACK Tutorial #2 - sampling



Pickup machine (Looper):
Octatrack Pickup machine (Looper)

Octatrack MK2 Tutorial: A Guide to Pickup Machines

How To: Live Loop with the Octatrack Using Pickup Machines (in 7 minutes)





MIDI

Midi:
MIDI Learn

MIDI Import (record from DAW)



External Midi controllers:
Novation Launch Control XL controlling Octatrack

External Controller with Octatrack

External Foot controller with Octatrack





SEQUENCER

Trig Conditions:
Octatrack Trig Conditions (Late Night Tips)

Octatrack: Conditional Pattern Variations (Late Night Tips)



Trig Types:
How do the different Trig Types work?



Polyrhythms:
Creating Polyrhythms with the Elektron Octatrack



Patterns:
Octatrack MK2 Tip: Chaining Multiple Patterns



Play free + Starting Stopping tracks:

August 2016 Octatrack tutorial … Plays Free mode … free sample set

Elektron Octatrack - New method to transition between songs! (Like in Ableton Live)

Octatips Episode 3 - Plays Free Drumming

OT Sequenced Fx Plays Free

Octatrack Pro Tip #9 - Track Trigging

Octatrack MK2 Tip: Pausing and Resuming Tracks





BUTTONS & COMBOS

Trig keys (buttons) modes + Shortcuts:
Octatrack Know-How — Lesson #7: Trig Modes

Octatrack Basics: My Two Most Important Button Combos

OT Buttons combinations - Audiofanzine





ARRANGER

Arranger:
Octatrack Mk2 Tutorial: A Crash Course in Arrangements

Octatrack Arranger Tutorial - how to structure a song





DAW INTEGRATION

Using OT with DAW:
Octatrack DAW Integration

Octatrack Mk2 Tutorial: Octatrack as a Send (to Ableton)

Ableton and Octatrack Sync





ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

Transition trick:
Octatrack Xfader Transition Trick

Octatrack Xfader Transition Trick Variations

Octatrack - 64 breakbeat x 16 slices megabreak of doom

Jamming with Slices (Octatrack Tutorial) = Ned Rush

Karplus Strong (Octatrack Tutorial) = Ned Rush

Granular Crossfades (Octatrack Tutorial) = Ned Rush

Conditional Amen Break Glitching Octatrack = Ned Rush

Button Bash Breaks on the Octatrack = Ned Rush

Octatrack Mk2 Tutorial - Turning Samples into Synths 101

Octatrack: Microtonality, Crossfader/Scene Modulation

Octatrack 64 breakbeat x 16 slices megabreak of doom:





TIPS & TRICKS

Tips & Tricks:
Octatrack Tips & Tricks (OT Tips)





COMPARATION

Octatrack MK 2 vs MK:
Elektron Octatrack Mkii VS Mki Comparison

ElektronOctatrackMK2 vsMK1 - сравнение от Даниила Смирнова



OT vs Digitakt:
Digitakt vs Octatrack MK1 // So Same… But So Different

Digitakt vs Octatrack Mega Workflow Comparison



OT vs Ableton:
Ableton vs Octatrack





HARDWARE REPAIR

Hardware repair:
Octatrack Encoder Repair

Elektron Octatrack surgery

(series of) Surgeries on Elektron Octatrack Record A/B

Broken button





OFF TOPIC

Artists using OT:

AV AV AV


Yegor Cergei



MC Xander

WAJATTA

JOHN TEJADA

MrDataline

HighWav - Christopher Kah

Surgeon

Audion

Animistic Beliefs

Hiro Kone

SAMPHA

Ansome

FJAAK

J.D. Eliot

АИГЕЛ

hadesofspades

Dapayk Solo

Dominique Grys

ON OFF ON Music

Dungeon Acid

Ben Willis

A Box In The Sea

The Music Lodge

HERR ALT

Timo Kaukolampi

Tom Lemajič

Mika Forsling

Sierra Sam

Octo Octa

Martin Stimming

Gr4nd Official

Pijus Džiugas Meižis

TMD - Long Way to XX

Optimistic

Jacques Greene

Andy Stott

E Ruscha V

Mirek Coutigny



Fun :grin: :

What I hear vs. what my dogs hear






#16

My gosh, what an incredibly generous thing to organize all of this into one location! So kind…thanks!


#17

Wow :ok_hand::ok_hand: thanks for this!


#18

Yeah, perfect! :+1: :+1: :+1:

RTFM was yesterday. Now it’s RTFT(hread).


#19

Man, that was like the beginning of Space Balls where the ship passing overhead never seems to have an end… Nice! :smile:


#20

5 months later…

@Max.A returns from the wilderness with #TheOctaLoad :rofl:

He done gone collected it all!


#21

Yeah it took a while :joy:
I will delete the link from my first post, I think there’s no need for it now :relieved: