KNOBS - Elektron // Octatrack MKII



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Re: KNOBS - Elektron // Octatrack MKII

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Re: KNOBS - Elektron // Octatrack MKII

Postby Seance » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:49 am

Octatrack MK2 is insane.
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Re: KNOBS - Elektron // Octatrack MKII

Postby codetocontra » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:09 pm

I have tried to read the manual multiple times. Can the Octatrack be used as a straight multitrack recorder and take microphone signals on the 1/4?
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Re: KNOBS - Elektron // Octatrack MKII

Postby ritz » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:21 pm

^^^
Thinking along these lines too, and eagerly awaiting an answer. If this can smoothly be used as a multitrack looper with 2 sets of stereo outs than I've just died and gone to gear lust heaven
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Re: KNOBS - Elektron // Octatrack MKII

Postby molokaio » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:35 am

yeah I guess it can. the main thing is the 80mb max RAM memory.
Standard rec time is 16sec.
I was watching an old Cuckoomusic video on demoing the pickup tracks (looping) and he upped to 40sec, allocating more memory on one track, I assume sacrificing memory on another unused track.

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Re: KNOBS - Elektron // Octatrack MKII

Postby Seance » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:14 am


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Re: KNOBS - Elektron // Octatrack MKII

Postby baremountain » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:37 pm

This is kinda what I hoped the OP-1 tape mode would be like. Maybe reconsidering the OP-1 slightly now as my production workstation?? That $500 price differential is definitely not making me question it *too* hard though.
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Re: KNOBS - Elektron // Octatrack MKII

Postby yeatsvisitslincoln » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:52 pm

baremountain wrote:This is kinda what I hoped the OP-1 tape mode would be like. Maybe reconsidering the OP-1 slightly now as my production workstation?? That $500 price differential is definitely not making me question it *too* hard though.


Give yourself a week. That Eurocrack modular mind set is going to convince you that that $500 is nothing. :lol:
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Re: KNOBS - Elektron // Octatrack MKII

Postby baremountain » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:59 pm

Hahaha yeah I'm definitely in no rush to make the jump :lol:
Knobs never fails to give me GAS though.
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Re: KNOBS - Elektron // Octatrack MKII

Postby ognoy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:21 am

I hope a lot of people buy this and then find out they're not Knobs and the Octatrack way overwhelming. And then sell it to me. :D
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Re: KNOBS - Elektron // Octatrack MKII

Postby Muse FTW » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:55 am

baremountain wrote:This is kinda what I hoped the OP-1 tape mode would be like. Maybe reconsidering the OP-1 slightly now as my production workstation?? That $500 price differential is definitely not making me question it *too* hard though.


OP1 is terrific for sketches or having a super portable all-in-one, but I don't think it's a great "workstation". Something like the Octatrack, whether original or MK2, would definitely take you further in terms of being a workstation.

8 audio/midi tracks instead of 4. Universal MIDI ports for controlling external gear. More audio inputs and outputs. Wide variety of effects, filters, and stuff like controllable beat repeat and resampling, etc...

The differences between the MK1 and MK2 are negligible IMO. You get a little more headroom with the inputs and a more efficient layout (more dedicated buttons, less menu diving) but the best feature is also available on MK1 via OS udpate: conditional trigs. The screen will be a little easier to read, but neither has (or will ever have) Overbridge. Workflow overall is identical outside of the shortcut buttons.

ognoy wrote:I hope a lot of people buy this and then find out they're not Knobs and the Octatrack way overwhelming. And then sell it to me. :D


I feel like it's that way with most Elektron gear. I dove in with Rytm and Keys, and after owning and returning a Rytm and Keys for 2 weeks I got it again a year later and convinced myself it was worth the time - and it was. It's not the easiest piece of kit to learn, but once you get the sequencer and the file structure, everything else is cake.
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Re: KNOBS - Elektron // Octatrack MKII

Postby molokaio » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:19 am

Super silly question, but I'm kinda lazy today to make a search, sorry guys.
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Re: KNOBS - Elektron // Octatrack MKII

Postby lumena » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:06 pm

Too lazy for manuals... yep. Me too.

I have just been watching videos instead ( of working)
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