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Garden of Sanders

By roboctopus on March 18, 2018 10:41 pm

Still working on learning the Octatrack. This week I chopped up a sample from an anime opening and the opening drum beat from Turnstile Blues by Autolux, which I've always wanted to chop up haha. I added in a random drum loop that came with the octatrack and mangled it a bit. Experimented more with the performance-oriented parameters: scenes, pattern switching, muting tracks, freeze delay, etc.

I also started digging into the midi sequencing. The bassline in the second half is my MS-20 mini being sequenced by the octatrack while I mess with the filter cutoff. Fun stuff.

This is a live take. I messed up in a spot or two but it's time to upload, so oh well!

I'm *really* liking the Octatrack.

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March 19, 2018 12:20 am

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this, I love the performance side of stuff like this heart

March 19, 2018 3:34 am

Roboctatrack continues it's glorious growth, bless! Love that pulsing bassline underneath those stompy drums, is that a sample as well?

March 19, 2018 5:32 pm

This is classic. Particularly impressed that it was done in one take.

March 23, 2018 6:26 pm
Mortistar wrote:

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this, I love the performance side of stuff like this <3

Thanks! Yeah, I'm really enjoying how hands-on the octatrack is. Lots of fun.



Parallelis wrote:

Roboctatrack continues it's glorious growth, bless! Love that pulsing bassline underneath those stompy drums, is that a sample as well?

There are two bass instruments that pulse. There's a sorta sub-bass that only plays two notes that's pretty low in the mix, which is a sample of an SH-101 that came on the octatrack. The snarly bassline that comes in halfway through is my MS-20 mini, which was not a sample, but sequenced over midi by the octatrack.



Jim Wood wrote:

This is classic. Particularly impressed that it was done in one take.

Thanks!

August 3, 2018 5:36 pm

yo keep "really" liking your OT its showing smile

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