Abandoning the computer

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by Tarekith » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:34 pm

infernal.machine wrote:It sounds like you should get an acoustic guitar or something. Whenever I want to get away from the computer, I turn to either my guitar or my Elektron Octatrack.
I sold my Octatrack to buy an acoustic guitar!

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by GreatExpectations » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:53 pm

No recommendations for the OP-1? After watching lots of vids I think this thing looks great. The only thing I'm hesitant about is the 4 track tape recorder thing, but maybe that's part of the charm.

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by Tarekith » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:00 pm

If wanted one for awhile, it's definitely a cool device. For writing complete tracks though, there's definitely a very unique workflow to it. You'll need to be comfortable with no syncing between tracks, not much detailed editing, and limited tools. It's a sweet little box, but definitely so,thinning you need to be comfortable working with the limitations to get the most out of.

Check the Teenage forums, lots of details there on some of the limitations that tend to frustrate some users.

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by deva » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:06 pm

GreatExpectations wrote:No recommendations for the OP-1? After watching lots of vids I think this thing looks great. The only thing I'm hesitant about is the 4 track tape recorder thing, but maybe that's part of the charm.
I've never seen something look so unappealing for that much money... It looks like a $29.99 kids toy...

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by yur2die4 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:09 pm

Do you have an iPad?

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by GreatExpectations » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:47 pm

I do. I was thinking about trying some apps but for me the ipad doesn't feel like an instrument. (Maybe I have issues...)

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by H20nly » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:01 pm

i just got a fretless bass, it's no Elektron Octatrak, but it's pretty liberating.

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by Tagor » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:11 pm

look:me and my buddy startet same time making music
he have chosen do it without any software:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W-nrnbcKww

the heart-seqquencer is a mpc 1000 feading
- xoxbox
- virus ti
- virus c
- mbase

the mc808 he use to sample parts of those sessions to be more mobile

there are some more pedals like loopstation, delay and anywhere a filtequeen and a shermanfilterbank
hangs around.
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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by Buleriachk » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:13 pm

Maybe dance lessons?

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by alpertt » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:41 pm

Tagor wrote:look:me and my buddy startet same time making music
he have chosen do it without any software:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W-nrnbcKww

the heart-seqquencer is a mpc 1000 feading
- xoxbox
- virus ti
- virus c
- mbase

the mc808 he use to sample parts of those sessions to be more mobile

there are some more pedals like loopstation, delay and anywhere a filtequeen and a shermanfilterbank
hangs around.
I bookmarked the video, realy good music.

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by panten » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:52 pm

To the OP: When you say 'getting away from the computer', do you mean no computer involved at all, or just that you don't want to be sitting in front of a screen?

Depending on where you have your workstation setup could you run a longer USB cable and use your Push and iPad running Touchable (or other). Save yourself a bit of money.

Or just blow £1000 on a bloody Octatrack.

btw isn't the RTYM essentially an Octatrack with Pads?



I dabbled with getting an OP-1 for a while for the same reason but I just can't justify blowing that sort of cash.

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by GreatExpectations » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:41 pm

panten wrote:To the OP: When you say 'getting away from the computer', do you mean no computer involved at all, or just that you don't want to be sitting in front of a screen?

Depending on where you have your workstation setup could you run a longer USB cable and use your Push and iPad running Touchable (or other). Save yourself a bit of money.

Or just blow £1000 on a bloody Octatrack.

btw isn't the RTYM essentially an Octatrack with Pads?



I dabbled with getting an OP-1 for a while for the same reason but I just can't justify blowing that sort of cash.
I'd rather no computer at all. I want something I can just pick up and play with. Having something I can stick in a backpack and use when I travel is also appealing.

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by Tagor » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:17 pm

GreatExpectations wrote:
panten wrote:To the OP: When you say 'getting away from the computer', do you mean no computer involved at all, or just that you don't want to be sitting in front of a screen?

Depending on where you have your workstation setup could you run a longer USB cable and use your Push and iPad running Touchable (or other). Save yourself a bit of money.

Or just blow £1000 on a bloody Octatrack.

btw isn't the RTYM essentially an Octatrack with Pads?



I dabbled with getting an OP-1 for a while for the same reason but I just can't justify blowing that sort of cash.
I'd rather no computer at all. I want something I can just pick up and play with. Having something I can stick in a backpack and use when I travel is also appealing.
mc808 http://www.rolandmusik.ch/product.asp?pID=348 3,5 kg powersupply needed
or laptop with launchpad

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by eyecompellya » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:43 pm

Never used one, but the Proton Decatrack looks awesome.

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by Tarekith » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:56 am

panten wrote: btw isn't the RTYM essentially an Octatrack with Pads?

Nah, totally different beasts.

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