Who's up for Octatrack?

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Who's up for Octatrack?

Post by LeifonMars » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:31 am

I might, not sure yet. Clips are somewhat intriguing but I'm going to wait for user testimonials to see if the thing offers something really unique. By watching the information slides on their site I haven't really been able to make my mind yet. The Octatrack, due DEC 20th.
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Re: Who's up for Octatrack?

Post by naburo » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:48 am

not sure if the Octatrack is a good example in well done advertising
or if this gadget is a good one in means of workflow.

I´ll wait, to hear what the reviewers are saying
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Re: Who's up for Octatrack?

Post by chapelier fou » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:57 am

Depends on the livelooping capabilities.
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Re: Who's up for Octatrack?

Post by siddhu » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:33 pm

My pre-order with my retailer is already in! :D

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Re: Who's up for Octatrack?

Post by mcpepe » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:13 pm

I see it like a Ableton Live Intro:
-8 audio stereo tracks
-8 midi tracks
-2 effects per track
-16 patterns (16 scenes?)
-no Synths
,,,
with dedicated hands-on control: lots of buttons and knobs.

Am I wrong?

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Re: Who's up for Octatrack?

Post by siddhu » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:37 pm

mcpepe wrote:I see it like a Ableton Live Intro:
-8 audio stereo tracks
-8 midi tracks
-2 effects per track
-16 patterns (16 scenes?)
-no Synths
,,,
with dedicated hands-on control: lots of buttons and knobs.

Am I wrong?

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Re: Who's up for Octatrack?

Post by jonesonyou » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:50 pm

mcpepe wrote:I see it like a Ableton Live Intro:
-8 audio stereo tracks
-8 midi tracks
-2 effects per track
-16 patterns (16 scenes?)
-no Synths
,,,
with dedicated hands-on control: lots of buttons and knobs.

Am I wrong?
you forgot a midi controller with the same functions mapped out. so maybe intro plus apc 20?

That said, i would love to get my hands on any of the elektron stuff, so many fans out there, and the products hold there value very well, (check ebay)

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Re: Who's up for Octatrack?

Post by siddhu » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:58 pm

jonesonyou wrote:
mcpepe wrote:I see it like a Ableton Live Intro:
-8 audio stereo tracks
-8 midi tracks
-2 effects per track
-16 patterns (16 scenes?)
-no Synths
,,,
with dedicated hands-on control: lots of buttons and knobs.

Am I wrong?
you forgot a midi controller with the same functions mapped out. so maybe intro plus apc 20?

That said, i would love to get my hands on any of the elektron stuff, so many fans out there, and the products hold there value very well, (check ebay)
I have to say that the heart of our rig is Ableton Live of which I am unashamedly a "fan boy" (I still have my version 1 installer CD!! :wink: ).

That being said, no matter what controller we've used (tried almost all of them), nothing beats the immediacy and the feel of our Elektrons (YMMV). That's why we are so excited about the Octatrack.

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Re: Who's up for Octatrack?

Post by jonesonyou » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:16 pm

siddhu wrote:
jonesonyou wrote:
mcpepe wrote:I see it like a Ableton Live Intro:
-8 audio stereo tracks
-8 midi tracks
-2 effects per track
-16 patterns (16 scenes?)
-no Synths
,,,
with dedicated hands-on control: lots of buttons and knobs.

Am I wrong?
you forgot a midi controller with the same functions mapped out. so maybe intro plus apc 20?

That said, i would love to get my hands on any of the elektron stuff, so many fans out there, and the products hold there value very well, (check ebay)
I have to say that the heart of our rig is Ableton Live of which I am unashamedly a "fan boy" (I still have my version 1 installer CD!! :wink: ).

That being said, no matter what controller we've used (tried almost all of them), nothing beats the immediacy and the feel of our Elektrons (YMMV). That's why we are so excited about the Octatrack.
I like your sound, and our groups are similar, I am going to send you a PM, I would like to chat.

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Re: Who's up for Octatrack?

Post by LeifonMars » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:23 pm

siddhu wrote:My pre-order with my retailer is already in! :D
Well, I'll be looking forward to your review in early 2011.
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Re: Who's up for Octatrack?

Post by siddhu » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:39 pm

LeifonMars wrote:
siddhu wrote:My pre-order with my retailer is already in! :D
Well, I'll be looking forward to your review in early 2011.
Sure thing! :wink:

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Re: Who's up for Octatrack?

Post by bridgealantee » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:35 pm

Looks like junk to me. It doesn't have any groud breaking or advanced sampling features. I wanted a lot more than just slice and it looks like you have to use param locks to program with slice you want to play. This doesn't really improve upon just automating start points of a sample. Pretty disappointed, but I am not the biggest fan. I have a MachinedrumUW and it sits in the box while I use Electrify on ipad(Granted with about 2000 samples I made using the machinedrum). Maschine/Intua's Beat Maker 2 are on my want list WAY ahead of this.

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Re: Who's up for Octatrack?

Post by Tarekith » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:24 pm

I'll get one, I'm in no rush though.

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Re: Who's up for Octatrack?

Post by T.I.M. » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:00 am

Nice studio siddhu!!! I seen it at gearslutz. How's the octrack???

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Re: Who's up for Octatrack?

Post by siddhu » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:09 am

T.I.M. wrote:Nice studio siddhu!!! I seen it at gearslutz. How's the octrack???
Still waiting for mine!
:cry:

Thanks for the nice words about the studio.

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