Classics never go out of style. The Roland TR-808 and TR-909 are legendary drum machines, cherished and praised for their sound and percussive abilities. Goldbaby has pulled out all the stops and carefully recorded these revered machines using an Ampex 351 1/2″ valve 2 track tape machine. The result is warm, round and beautifully saturated analog sounds – perfect sample material for the Octatrack.
The sound pack is specifically made for the Octatrack. Included is an Octatrack set featuring 1 project, 16 patterns and 4 parts. Also included are 16 scenes per part, providing a great starting point for experimenting with the demo patterns.
Loopmasters has released Octa Pak Vol 5 – House, a sample pack designed for use with the Octatrack hardware sampler from Elektron.
The Okta-Paks are custom built sets for the Octatrack filled with cutting edge samples from Loopmasters, pre-arranged and loaded for ease of use. They come with 16 built in patterns ready for you to jump right in and start creating/mixing and mangling. Also included are 16 (Fader) scenes ready to assign for adding fills, filters and glitch effects to your live set.
House is the fifth specifically designed Octa-Pak for the ultimate performance sampler that is the Elektron Octatrack. Expect to find Deep Bass Loops, Tight Pre-Sliced Beats, upfront Music Loops and Immense Powerful Sounds and Fx.
Octa Pak Vol 5 – House features
249 samples: 116 loops (126-128bpm), 112 single shot samples.
6 bass and synth sliced instrument scale, 9 pre sliced drum kit files.
1 Octatrack set is included, 1 set with 16 scenes, 16 patterns.
Richard Devine — Sound designer and producer extraordinaire — was kind enough to whip up a Sound Pack filled with 128 experimental, haunting and outright bizarre Analog Four Sounds.
In his own words: “I wanted to create a collection of abstract sounds that took advantage of the Analog Four’s extensive modulation capabilities. I hope these sounds inspire new ideas and offer some interesting starting points for a song”
Tonebuilder has announced the release of two new official versions of its Driven Machine Drums STRIKES BACK!! electronic drum and percussion sample library, now supporting Ableton Live and the Octatrack performance sampler by Elektron.
The Ableton Live version contains the complete 2,270 custom one-shot sound library along with 22 Drum Racks.
Elektron Octatrack receives a 24-bit/44.1kHz version with 2,270 custom drum samples optimized for Elektron Octatrack playback levels.
The sample library costs $77 USD (Standard) / $87 USD (Deluxe). Limited copies are available.
Drum and Bass is the fourth specifically designed Octa-Pak for the ultimate performance sampler that is the Elektron Octatrack. Expect to find Heavyweight Basses, Tight Pre-Sliced Beats, atmospheric Music Loops and Sharp Shooter Sounds and Fx.
Drum and Bass V4 weighs in at 320MB and is comprised of 265 Samples, with 127 Loops between 170 – 175Bpm, and 138 Single One Shot Samples. 1 Octatrack Set is included, 1 Set with 16 Scenes, 16 Patterns. 28 bass Loops, 33 Drum Loops, 5 Sfx Loops, 35 Music Loops, 26 Tops and Percussion Loops, 19 Bass Shots, 78 Drum Hits, 14 SFX Hits, 13 Stabs, 14 Synth Shots
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 Octo Pak is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.
Elektron has introduced the Analog Four, a four voice analog synthesizer with state-of-the-art digital controls.
Analog oscillators and filters ensure the most organic sounds imaginable and the Elektron step sequencer caters for the innovative sound control. With sequencer features like parameter locks and variable length per track, intricate Analog Four compositions can be created quickly and efficiently. Add the completely new and incredibly well-crafted effects to the mix and experience the next chapter in analog sounds. It just sounds right.
Not only a splendid sound making device, the Analog Four can also make other gear sing. Thanks to the CV/Gate and DIN sync outputs, legacy analog gear can be controlled in great detail. Sequencer features like arpeggiators and parameter locks will breathe new life in old equipment and make any modular synthesizer rig truly come alive.
Live performance features are aplenty. The special performance mode gives direct access to user-defined parameters and direct pattern change makes it possible to change patterns at any sequencer step. The arpeggiator can be instantly toggled on or off for swirling melody lines. Improvising when playing live has never been this easy. The Analog Four was born for the stage.
A limited amount of units is now available for pre-order for 1099 EUR/$1149 USD/£899 GBP. Units will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Shipping starts December 3rd, 2012.