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Octatrack?
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Sep 09, 2021
Hey Emanuelle, thanks for asking :D I wanted to post something but I'm actually not there. After I posted a Jam with the OT, I stepped back and made the OT my mixer and arranger who controls the sequences of Digitakt and Digitone for now. I'm using the OT in my latest live sessions too, sequencing the Peak with it. You can find them on my YouTube channel, especially the session from August 25 shows the OT in action. But I don't use it for sound mangling or processing for now, it's something that will come later. To make that clear, because I read this often: the Octatrack is NOT an upgraded Digitakt nor is it an extened version of it. It's a completely different system with a different approach! Digitakt also doesn't feel like the little brother of the OT, which means that I'm not passing from the Digitakt to the OT. Right now, I have the impression that it's a good but complicated counterpart and a good central machine for my setup. Is it worth it? Well. I'm currently working on some 1-hour sets and the arranger alone takes away a lot of stress, especially with a setup that uses more than the Digitakt and Digitone. Just because you can control the other gear with the arranger too. That is really helpful. Regarding sound design, I'm not there to tell you if its worth it or not. The learning curve is high because there are many unlogical button combinations you need to learn, and the data structure is far more complex than the Digitakt. For instance, parameters. Digitakt stores these TOGETHER with a pattern. That means, if you change the pattern, you change the parameter set as well. Octatrack stores these separated from the pattern itself, that means when you change the pattern, the paramater set stays the same until you switch to another paramater set ("Parts"). That alone raises the complexity of a project massively, but gives you more freedom. There are other elements like scenes, sample information and sets that you don't know from the Digitakt, and all these you need to learn first. For me, I am discovering the OT slowly now. With each new jam or set, i am exploring some of the OT features step by step. That's the reason why you have not seen a pure OT Jam until now :D I just don't have done it. I hope that helps a little :D Cheers!
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Taking a break until August 15
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Future of the YouTube sessions
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Jun 09, 2021
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Future of the YouTube sessions
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Future of the YouTube sessions
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Choosing Samples: what's your process?
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May 21, 2021
@emanuele delbono Hi Emanuel! Good question, thanks for asking. I can tell you that - even it doesn’t seems so - my choices are more or less random. BUT! I normally curate the samples that I copy onto the Digitakt very careful and with a mood of music on my mind. That way, I create a pool of sounds that fit together, but I’m still free to choose when I produce a pattern. Example. I mostly have a rough idea of a new track when I start. That can be using a special Digitakt feature. Or a specific mood. Or a style. Or something really concrete like a progression or so. Whatever. That on my mind, I browse my sample library (or sometimes others like splice) to collect inspiration and ideas. And samples of course. Sometimes I find packs that I buy, sometimes I find Single samples that I want to use. That way I collect a lot of material that I might use. Then I sleep a night (sometimes not haha) and listen again to all samples. I mostly throw away a lot at this stage. The rest goes to the Digitakt and builds a Library of Samples. Mostly I work the way you describe. But sometimes I have a sample that I really want to use and then I build the rest around it. I think my way of working comes from my previous producer period when I created progressive house. That (and other genres too) set a very specific framework In which you can choose sounds and moods. I learned to select and create a pool of sounds First and then start to make a track (or in best case a set of tracks) with them. That also gives them something that they have in common.
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