Free Octatrack Tutorials list

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

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

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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.

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A collection of links or a play list. Solved.

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Ok, just give me time :blush:

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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.

Thanks homie!

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0QMTiJicVA

Octatrack THRU MACHINE Education
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBuLjnrOtr8

Setup Midi and Thru track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vidFqwqbfxA

Octatrack: flex machines as audio pass-throughs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAxUsIdAmEM

Gain Staging:
Gains, Volumes, and Levels
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H9nm2iIAoc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADS_kfGq5Pc

Internal Gain staging discussion on Elektronaughts:
https://www.elektronauts.com/t/gain-again/47249/41



FX & SCENES

FX & Scenes:
Octatrack Workflow #14: Top 4 Effects (Late Night Tips)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Boe7oz1Fi2E

Octatrack Workflow #2: Echo Freeze (Late Night Tips)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzU9ja6jqTA

Parameter Mapping on Octatrack - Concept 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J64zVMlMGVM

Using track 8 as a master FX channel
https://www.elektronauts.com/t/using-track-8-as-a-master/4487

The OTHER way to make a send bus
https://www.elektronauts.com/t/the-other-way-to-make-a-send-bus/58308

External FX (Guitar pedals):
Octatrack FX Send Tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btuoza3LMyw

Using fader to insert guitar pedals in a track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1QlRBYsKko



PARTS

Parts:
Octatrack Tutorial: Parts and Patterns
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmmGyBp16dY

Octatrack Patterns and Parts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k6sScneCMg

Best videos explaining Parts
https://www.elektronauts.com/t/best-videos-explaining-parts/68459/11



SAMPLE ORGANIZATION

Sample chains:
Ableton Live - Sample Chain Making (for Octatrack)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP-KFpfSebM



SAMPLER-LOOPER

Sampling & Resampling:
Sampling Made Easy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1vOfuUwUzc

Record Trigs and Resampling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqedqmaa9vY

OCTATRACK Tutorial #2 - sampling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJT_JoWO2tU

Pickup machine (Looper):
Octatrack Pickup machine (Looper)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnbQ8ichm54

Octatrack MK2 Tutorial: A Guide to Pickup Machines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cQu9x4ndY8

How To: Live Loop with the Octatrack Using Pickup Machines (in 7 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIlPrwkHp4s



MIDI

Midi:
MIDI Learn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hwj4NYrz3AA

MIDI Import (record from DAW)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7hgX65_ZRI

External Midi controllers:
Novation Launch Control XL controlling Octatrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjRl2D8c5fI

External Controller with Octatrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ara6jUNB38

External Foot controller with Octatrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8iEe8lAPSE



SEQUENCER

Trig Conditions:
Octatrack Trig Conditions (Late Night Tips)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33zUV14zC-o

Octatrack: Conditional Pattern Variations (Late Night Tips)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0we66czkws

Trig Types:
How do the different Trig Types work?
https://www.elektronauts.com/t/how-do-the-different-trig-types-work/5898

Polyrhythms:
Creating Polyrhythms with the Elektron Octatrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVJmC28OgAI

Patterns:
Octatrack MK2 Tip: Chaining Multiple Patterns
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzAQSPYbKqo

Play free + Starting Stopping tracks:

August 2016 Octatrack tutorial … Plays Free mode … free sample set
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcDafwidF8s

Elektron Octatrack - New method to transition between songs! (Like in Ableton Live)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMhA8a6SiMU

Octatips Episode 3 - Plays Free Drumming
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2_LVi4B4nM

OT Sequenced Fx Plays Free
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t2Nx-aNJ38

Octatrack Pro Tip #9 - Track Trigging
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ5iYOInPQw

Octatrack MK2 Tip: Pausing and Resuming Tracks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXZMbmbIaOs



BUTTONS & COMBOS

Trig keys (buttons) modes + Shortcuts:
Octatrack Know-How — Lesson #7: Trig Modes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQZTo1aieeQ

Octatrack Basics: My Two Most Important Button Combos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EKMXrzIAT8

OT Buttons combinations - Audiofanzine
https://medias.audiofanzine.com/files/ot-buttons-478140.pdf



ARRANGER

Arranger:
Octatrack Mk2 Tutorial: A Crash Course in Arrangements
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orMXjqVXdrg

Octatrack Arranger Tutorial - how to structure a song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnE4rUa46SE



DAW INTEGRATION

Using OT with DAW:
Octatrack DAW Integration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rspBoF7noXs

Octatrack Mk2 Tutorial: Octatrack as a Send (to Ableton)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw2kRxvNz2w

Ableton and Octatrack Sync
https://www.elektronauts.com/t/ableton-and-octatrack-sync/48963



ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

Transition trick:
Octatrack Xfader Transition Trick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAD1MzZgsMM

Octatrack Xfader Transition Trick Variations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1D_UurOook

Octatrack - 64 breakbeat x 16 slices megabreak of doom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ6Dcykjq0E

Jamming with Slices (Octatrack Tutorial) = Ned Rush
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxXO8qghmTA

Karplus Strong (Octatrack Tutorial) = Ned Rush
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGU-eoDSdiU

Granular Crossfades (Octatrack Tutorial) = Ned Rush
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3bgvzQkzgo

Conditional Amen Break Glitching Octatrack = Ned Rush

Button Bash Breaks on the Octatrack = Ned Rush
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4ny85IXBFA

Octatrack Mk2 Tutorial - Turning Samples into Synths 101
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2_-tyogg4Y

Octatrack: Microtonality, Crossfader/Scene Modulation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ9mnBqbpqg

Octatrack 64 breakbeat x 16 slices megabreak of doom:
https://www.elektronauts.com/t/octatrack-64-breakbeat-x-16-slices-megabreak-of-doom/337



TIPS & TRICKS

Tips & Tricks:
Octatrack Tips & Tricks (OT Tips)
https://www.elektronauts.com/t/octatrack-tips-tricks-ot-tips/3741/136



COMPARATION

Octatrack MK 2 vs MK:
Elektron Octatrack Mkii VS Mki Comparison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUQJbH99jso

ElektronOctatrackMK2 vsMK1 - сравнение от Даниила Смирнова
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Itv6GVq5g_Y

OT vs Digitakt:
Digitakt vs Octatrack MK1 // So Same… But So Different
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM7b3RNO_-c

Digitakt vs Octatrack Mega Workflow Comparison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmA2vSoYL94

OT vs Ableton:
Ableton vs Octatrack





HARDWARE REPAIR

Hardware repair:
Octatrack Encoder Repair
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdtynIQGHfo

Elektron Octatrack surgery
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxOIp8LnSSE

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

Broken button
https://www.elektronauts.com/t/broken-button-help/5047



OFF TOPIC

Artists using OT:

AV AV AV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nI2xwU0QwI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpx72G039co

Yegor Cergei
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63Q8KeIFVVY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ylozl1PhH0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjHxmkKWw7s

MC Xander
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXZstAYMtQA

WAJATTA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6wW8zvA6_U

JOHN TEJADA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6rrSXXddV0

MrDataline
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9SYHCHo5SY&t=450s

HighWav - Christopher Kah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO6wH71bcVY

Surgeon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxuGukuDRgk

Audion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1HM-vFz0Ok

Animistic Beliefs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTILoxzzHlI

Hiro Kone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEhvkW6gs0o

SAMPHA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuQm-EK9K5M

Ansome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhLj24b9yGs

FJAAK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw2y_WhS3hE

J.D. Eliot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNi1ZZR05Vs

АИГЕЛ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwYOJP_78QQ

hadesofspades
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdvTKoGNdIw

Dapayk Solo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm0DhaTjx1A

Dominique Grys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-nFiNkj00w

ON OFF ON Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dss0zZqsELk

Dungeon Acid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpe4l_N0f6Y

Ben Willis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YItRBx4koK8

A Box In The Sea
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1zvrkLgCXQ

The Music Lodge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGSNNuqlM9M

HERR ALT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpmcwMZGIqg

Timo Kaukolampi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuTBENuszUI

Tom Lemajič
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHqO3JEyh6M

Mika Forsling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNSzH0aqiWY

Sierra Sam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqBEn7gMsdY

Octo Octa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0u3KBJxBZ4

Martin Stimming
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Au20qrJLB0

Gr4nd Official
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vAZTEBw3wE

Pijus Džiugas Meižis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKAvUfZpbSs

TMD - Long Way to XX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPktJIO0sy0

Optimistic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoGnUnRjJ_k

Jacques Greene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_C7nE4hI2M

Andy Stott
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As0xyxSXR20

E Ruscha V
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RV1IDBswUs

Mirek Coutigny
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p58e9UKnUw

Fun :grin: :

What I hear vs. what my dogs hear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyRlLzh-9rE



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

Wow :ok_hand::ok_hand: thanks for this!

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

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

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

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5 months later…

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

He done gone collected it all!

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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:

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Dedication!

Thanks for collecting them, some on the list I hadn’t seen, nice to see some well respected producers repping the OT.

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Please leave the link up, it’s a lot easier to browse than a big list of vids! Thanks for the hard work :pray:

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This is a great piece of useful information. A lot of work put into. Thanks @Max.A

Words cannot express how helpful/sanity saving this thread is and will be. I have owned my Octatrack MKII for just a week and already I am incredibly thankful for this forum and all its’ wonderful shared knowledge.

Ok, I will wait with deleting link for now :slightly_smiling_face:
But the vids in the link are old, I found better ones since.

And for the reason mentioned above:



I think I should delete the link… later.

But I made a PDF file list instead, so you can use it)
https://www.elektronauts.com/files/475

And made post more readable… I think :thinking:

I’m done for now :relieved:

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Thanks a lot :+1: