I keep coming across forum posts or facebook questions from people worrying about the quality of the converters in the Octatrack. What usually follows tends to be quite heated discussions about whether the Octatrack affects the sound at all. I finally decided to do a bit of A/B testing so that I could have an... Continue Reading →
Octachainer is a small, free Windows and Mac application for creating sample chains for the Octatrack and other samplers. This long overdue update fixes some bugs and implements some minor new features suggested by users to improve the workflow.
I finally decided which new synth I wanted to include in the family. I was looking for a small analogue with great bass sounds, a keyboard, and that was lightweight. The choice fell on the Korg Monologue. I'm so impressed with what this small synth can do! Limitations sparks new ideas This time we had... Continue Reading →
OctaChainer is a Windows and OS X tool for creating sample chains and slice data for the Elektron Octatrack and Analog Rytm.
The Analog Four is a four-voice analog synth. Its biggest asset is Elektron's renowned step sequencer. Contrary to many people's expectations, you cannot use it to sequence other gear via midi. However, the A4 have four very flexible control voltage (CV) outputs that makes it a very nice buddy for a modular or other CV... Continue Reading →
On sunday the 23th of August I wake up to a video in my newsfeed of syrian refugees being shot at with teargas at the macedonian border. Children are crying, and the images show total despair. Meanwhile, in Norway, there is an ongoing election-campaign. Our Minister of finance, Siv Jensen, is urging our country´s municipalities... Continue Reading →
When I decided to get an Eigenharp, it was with the intention of mainly using it as a controller for my existing hardware instruments. Controlling hardware synths with polyphonic multidimensional controllers seemed to be less than ideal because of the limitations of midi, so I was a bit worried this might not work out as... Continue Reading →