Elektron has announced its Back To School Campaign, offering 20% off selected products for a limited time.
Get your Elektron machines at 20% off this September & October.
Summer is almost over and it is time to get back to reality.
To ease the start of the autumn the Octatrack, the Machinedrum UW and the Monomachine will be discounted with about 20% during September and October. Cease this opportunity to start or complete your Trinity setup!
Buy the machines in our Online Shop or from your favorite retailer.
Tech And Techno is the third specifically designed Octa-Pak for the ultimate performance sampler that is the Elektron Octatrack. Expect to find Transcendental Bass Tones, Glitched Out Vocals, Crisp Sharp Percussion and Mesmerizing Leads
Tech And Techno V3 weighs in at 240MB and is comprised of 262 Samples, with 127 Loops between 125 – 128Bpm, and 135 Single One Shot Samples. 1 Octatrack Set is included, with 16 Scenes, 1 Arrangement and 16 Patterns.
Each of the 16 patterns have been created using combinations of the included loops and one shots, for explosive beats and grooves and a ready to go live Octatrack performance set.
The sample pack is available from Loopmasters for £24.95 GBP.
Elektron has launched a Christmas Campaign, offering 15% off on three of its products.
The Octatrack was released about a year ago. Since then we have read glowing reviews of our latest creation, seen prominent artists use it live and heard it featured in music made by users all over the world. In short: the Octatrack has been a major hit for us. We are very grateful for that and want to give something back to you.
In our Online Shop the end price of the Octatrack, the Machinedrum UW and the Monomachine will therefore be lowered by 15% until Dec 23.
Elektron has announced an upgrade program for its Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII drum machine.
Users of the Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII now have the opportunity to upgrade their machines and turn them into the world’s no1 drum machine.
The upgrade will equip a Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII with the UW sample engine and a +Drive, transforming the SPS-1 MKII to a full-blown Machinedrum SPS-1UW+ MKII. The upgraded unit will also ship with a TM-1 interface and a USB cable.
To upgrade the unit it needs to be sent to an upgrade point. Upgrade points exist in Sweden and the US. For customers living in Italy, Australia and Japan, please contact the distributor there.
The upgrade is available for $715 USD (includes taxes, shipping and handling).
If you are looking for a sound collection inspired by artists including Daft Punk, Mount Kimbie, Mode Selektor, Lazer Sword and Four Tet you are in the right place.
Electro is the second Octa-Pak produced using only the finest cutting edge loops and samples from the ever changing and expanding Electro Scene, featuring Filtered Funk Loops, Twisted Vocoded Sounds, Glitched Percussion and Pumping Bass and Drum Loops which have been handpicked by Loopmasters in-house team for their quality and raw edged sonic character.
Electro V2 weighs in at 250+MB and is comprised of 283 Samples, with 157 Loops between 118 – 132Bpm, and 126 Single One Shot Samples. 1 Octatrack Set is included, with 8 Scenes, 1 Arrangement and 16 Patterns.
Octa Pak V2 – Electro is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.
Loopmasters has released Octa Pak Vol 1 – Dubstep, a new collection of sample packs and programs which have been put together specifically for the Octatrack by Elektron.
If you are looking for a sound collection inspired by artists including Benga, Skream, Skrillex, Caspa or Burial, then you are in the right place.
Dubstep is the first Octa-Pak produced using only the finest cutting edge loops and samples from the dark world of Dubstep, featuring Growling and Subliminal Basses, Aggressive Drums, Inspirational Music Loops, and Techy Percussive Loops and One Shot Samples which have been handpicked by Loopmasters in-house team for their quality and raw edged sonic character.
Dubstep V1 weighs in at 250+MB and is comprised of 282 Samples, with 176 Loops between 135 – 140 Bpm, and 106 Single One Shot Samples. 1 Octatrack Set is included, with 8 Scenes, 1 Arrangement and 16 Patterns.
Octa Pak Vol 1 – Dubstep is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.
First session with the Elektron Octatrack. Checking out some of the capabilities of this new machine. No drum loops used in this short jam. Just triggering single shot samples of nord percussion and analogue drum sounds. Using the three stages of LFO's for each track to control effects animation and various other parameters. Making some use of the re-trigger sample functions spanned across 4 patterns.
More info on the Octatrack at Elektron, and Peter Kirn at CDM has some more thoughts + a video by Matthew Dear here.
Brett Martin aka PCmofo has finished his DIY desktop speaker system project. Nice job!
Finally the speakers are finished! Now for the fun part….. The final pictures!
Assembly went great, I was able to stuff them and the bass sounds much better as do the mids. I am really loving the black coated screws, from some angles and distances they completely disappear, then up close the detail comes out and they look pretty cool.
I plan on using these speakers with Apples 27" cinema display, as they are both the same height. Unfortunately, I dont have mine yet so I borrowed a 26" iMac which is also the same design for a few photos to get an idea of the size of these speakers.
Jeffrey Melton has released two collections of ambient, freeform and microsound compositions.
melton.granular.01 and melton.granular.02 collect my recent work in microsound-scapes, featuring granular and pulsar synthesis, freeform rhythms and tone colors. Tracks can also be streamed on my Soundcloud page.
All sounds were created with Density GS and Pulsaret instruments (both the standalone apps and Max for Live versions). Arrangement, mixing and mastering was done with Ableton Suite. Processing effects were limited to resonant filters, grain delay, reverb and EQ.
For the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl Accident, Ambientaria Records has gathered many Dark Ambient artists, including famous ones like Northaunt or Atomtrakt, for a Compilation project.
The album will be released on April 1st, 2011.
All the benefits shall be reversed to Chernobyl Children International (http://www.chernobyl-international.com/), a non-profit organisation with United Nations NGO status, in order to help people suffering from Radiation Poisoning.
Louis Fleet wrote in to let us know about his blog “fleet music”, a site that focuses on the production of electronic music, using Ableton and its built in synths and effects.
It’s called “Fleet Music”, the strap line is “a blog that takes a critical and instructive look at electronic music production”, what this essentially means is that I will be focusing on current themes within house and techno and investigating the relevant production techniques.
Synthesis is the main focus of the blog but as I said previously there is a ‘critical’ aspect to the blog, this is not be confused with bitchy, but instead the idea is that all the video postings and other content is focused on a ‘theme’. This approach can be evidenced in my most recent post which is all about the ‘stab’ in electronic music.