Every journey has to end, sometimes abrupt. With a heavy heart, I announce that I will be parting ways with Elektron after a very intense decade!
My journey with Elektron, as many of you will know, started with the Octatrack release and ended with the 10th year anniversary of it. I feel proud to be part of the Elektron team and being part of Octatrack, Analog Four, Rytm, Heat, Digitakt & Digitone, and of course, the Elektron Studios Berlin. During these years, I met many of you users & followers which gave me so much inspiration & energy to continue. All of this makes me extremely proud when looking back. I would like to take this opportunity to share some memories while closing this chapter.
It all started during 2001 in Istanbul for me, when I first saw the Machinedrum while ‘surfing’ on a dialup internet. I became hooked on what I saw and managed to get one around 2004 after relocating to UK. It was those years when I first started talking to Daniel Troberg over email. When Octatrack was released, I was invited to Musikmesse to handle the demos & public interaction. This was the first time I met the core Elektron crew, which has changed since… This was a very special moment and marked the start. Shortly after that, I moved to Goteborg to continue this journey.
Elektron was fairly small back then, with this magical family feeling, innovating and pushing boundaries in this small, niche but extremely competent synth-market. I knew right there and then, this is where I belong… When I look back, oh boy, it really was a very different time and feeling… Many memories follow these feelings; going to Sonic State the first time for Analog Four demo, getting a ‘Sound Level Warning’ ticket at Rytm launch, announcing Digitakt at NAMM to see it become such a success without the unit making any sound, the catastrophic Digitone livestream launch and ultimately - moving to Berlin & turning the company’s longtime wish of Elektron Studios Berlin into a reality.
There are of course lot more to tell but long story short, things took a recent sharp turn and I decided to part ways. In the end, I am very happy to be able to make life-long friends through my colleagues and many of you, which I will treasure for life. And the best part of it all, most of my Elektron colleagues whom I started with and looked up to have already left Elektron, which makes me incredibly happy to be joining the ex-elektron crew of legends!
Now its time to take a break and start a new chapter, focusing on Dataline music & content for all of you out there! Any specific things you wish for, just let me know! And yes, I am open for work, collaborations, tutorials and many other things I couldn’t do before! You know where to find me