Got inspiring OT performances to share?

This is great! I really like how your drums have space, and “jungle” slicing fun.

1 Like

After owning the OT for about 8 years. I recently started to appreciate the LFO designer a lot.

You can setup all 8 tracks either midi or audio tracks and use the LFO of track 1 for all track and than randomise the LFO with 1 push. This will spit out loops of CC over each track to whatever variable you want instantly.

It sort if control randomness great for experimentation and getting new ideas.

I would like to know if this was implemented after firmware upgrade or original in the design. Anyhow it is to me a massive cool feature which to my knowledge no other gear can do unless you go modular.

Cheers

4 Likes

Nice. You had an arrangement ready or are you changing pattern faster than my eyes can see ?

1 Like

Ow I see you mean sound performance’ instead of performance tricks…anyway. :sunglasses:

Correct. I dont use song mode on anything.

Tons of videos and usefull links here by @Max.A. You’ll be occupied for a month or more!
Free Octatrack Tutorials list - #15 by Max.A

I think my videos are not very didactic nor beginner friendly but this one seems understandable and potentially fun.

My OTher videos
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF_fVWYMla-M-yWahiW1zVgd_ekTpcvdY

4 Likes

Nice links thanks ! I got the OT mainly because I have never loved a piece of gear like I love the DT, and while I love its limitations, I felt compelled to explore what a more flexible device like the OT could do.

1 Like

Not my style of music but these @nedrush videos are great:

He approaches it with an open mind and does some really fun stuff.

10 Likes

https://www.elektronauts.com/t/hi-im-ylva-and-im-making-a-youtube-album-using-mainly-elektron-boxes/

7 Likes

Not mine, but this vid tipped me into “I need an OT now” mode

10 Likes

Thanks everyone for your contributions! Somehow it finally clicked. I have a basic roadmap now. But learning how the use the OT is like a Dunning-Kruger rollercoaster so…

For me there’s two that stand out. The “what it does” video by Dataline, and a video by Paul Shemyakin that I think was called “Octatrack meets Britney” where he played a remix of Criminal on the OT. Sadly I can’t find this anymore, if anyone knows this video and where to see it I will be very happy :blush:

Here’s a live stream of mine using the OT. My bit starts at around 20 mins. https://youtu.be/_WMx0X2NUCA

4 Likes

Not sure if this can be considered creative use, but here is my set from last year.
I use OT trickery rather subtle I guess, lot‘s of resampling for the transitions and some scenes for retriggering and randomization of sliced samples

12 Likes

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNvF_YWDk6G/?igshid=1rc3mor5mzcis

Mark Broom has been pumping out some cracking OT videos. There’s loads on his IG.

Not OT but still something I come back too for inspiration.

*there’s an OT right next to the MD.

7 Likes

This is inspiring and all around awesome and has an Octatrack. Thanks for posting.

2 Likes

I’ve been really enjoying VoltageCtrlRtv’s performances https://www.youtube.com/user/VoltageCtrlRtv

1 Like

This explanation and performance of using the comb filter made me buy it. I use the comb filter quite a bit still but this vid is awesome!

5 Likes