Thavius Beck is an electronic musician/producer/programmer as well as an electronic music educator who has worked with various artists ranging from Nine Inch Nails to Saul Williams to singer/songwriter Skylar Grey.
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!
I would kiss this beautiful patient man and his smooth butter-like voice that calmly carries throughout the lessons while decreasing my frustration and I mean it! This course has clear direction, every button push is shown, and no part of the lesson is "breezed over". In summary-this is a "hands-on, follow with your Octotrack, button push- by- button push, step-by-step" course that will leave you a high-functioning Octotrack level user. I have no idea how one could figure all this out without this course. I have other gear as well. So much of my equipment gets ignored because I only know 40% of how to use a particular synth or 60% of how to use the features on this looper, drum machine, etc. I said "ENOUGH"! I mean enough of buying more gear that I have little idea how to use and more of learning to use the amazing stuff I already have. The Octotrack MKII is a complex piece of equipment that offers a sampling laboratory of fun, but you have to know what you are doing. This course ticked every box. Sign up for it NOW!! You will not be sorry.
Great course! wrote on August 11, 2023
Read the Merlin's guide followed by this course and feel like I already know my way around the Octatrack without reading the manual watching a single youtube tutorial. Maybe it's cause I'm coming from the Digitakt and found the right learning resources from the start but I really think the steep learning curve of the Octatrack is overblown.
AltrdSt8 wrote on September 17, 2022
Exactly what I needed. Thanks!
madi wrote on March 2, 2021
Deejay Rockid wrote on January 30, 2021
Elektron 203 is a superb online course! it it exactly what I needed to get started with the Octatrack. It couldn't be better...every euro worth it! I will definitely check out the other Octatrack courses by mr Beck. Wonderfull, for al beat makers, technorubbers, sample freaks who bought the Octa...go spend 30 dollars en watch this course!!!! I'll rate it 6 stars...I\ll give it an eleven instead of a 10.
Kind Regards from The Netherlands
Billy Caso wrote on October 26, 2020
Thank you so much!
You helped me learn it better than any other video I found online. Super clear, good pace, simple and easy to understand explanations.
Wish there was more content on the Octatrack!
Ian Williams wrote on July 31, 2020
Well done man, super clean and clear introduction to what the Octatrack has to offer
Jakob Nielsen wrote on July 23, 2020
To the point, informative and very well narrated.
Dave L wrote on May 20, 2020
Loved this course! Solid overview of the Octatrack's different machines and packed full of ways to get the most out of the hardware. Love the many, many clear demonstrations of the parameters that can be tweaked.
Chris wrote on May 4, 2020
Brilliant course! Made a lot of things clear that Iâ€™d been struggling with. Thanks a lot