Elektron Octatrack MkII's Sampling Tools Explained

Cut straight to the heart of how to set up and sample in Elektron's powerful Octatrack MkII. Thavius Beck shows you how in this short video.  

Elektron's Octatrack MkII is a hugely powerful sampling instrument, but with great power comes something of a learning curve. Luckily, Elektron expert Thavius Beck is here with a course to show you exactly how to get the most out of your hardware. In this short video from the course Elektron 203: Octatrack MkII Advanced Sampling, he walks through the fundamentals of sampling and how it works on this instrument. 

You'll see how to set your inputs, set a level and check that signal is coming through. Then, choose sample rate and check that the record settings are exactly as you need them to be. You'll then see how to sample a sound and also how to resample, how to start and stop recording and save your sample at the end. With this quick guide to sampling you'll be up and running in no time. Be sure to check out the rest of the videos in this course for a full rundown of all the capabilities of this instrument. 

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Elektron 203: Octatrack MkII Advanced Sampling

The original Octatrack quickly became an industry standard for sampling and sequencing, both live and in the studio. Now, the new enhanced MK2 version takes the art of sampling one step further! In this course, producer and trainer Thavius Beck takes a deep look at the Octatrack MK2 and explains how to best use this marvelous piece of music technology.

Thavius starts with an overview of the Octatrack’s structure, where you learn about projects, banks, patterns, track machines, etc. Starting with a fresh template, Thavius dives deep into sampling. You discover how to record, edit and slice your samples, how to automatically find the BPM of your loops, and how to do step & live sequencing. You also learn to create interesting and unpredictable patterns with Elektron’s sequencer condition options, how to do live looping, resampling, and more!

So join Thavius Beck in this 19-tutorial course, and see why the Octatrack MK2 sets new standards for sampling!

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