MATRIXSYNTH: Volca Beats, Volca Keys, and Octatrack MK2 workout with EZBOT!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Volca Beats, Volca Keys, and Octatrack MK2 workout with EZBOT!


Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT) takes the Volca Beats and Volca Keys for a spin with his trusty Elektron Octatrack MK2! The Octatrack was used as a performance mixer but also a sample player and resampling device. The Volca Beats of course were the source of all the percussive sounds and the Volca Keys were responsible for the synth lines and surprisingly crunchy acid bassline.

Volca Keys:
'The ideal introductory synthesizer, with a simple yet powerful polyphonic analog sound engine and loop sequencer

Volca Keys is a long-awaited synthesizer that adds a new chapter to the long and storied history of Korg's analog synthesizers. Volca keys is a 27-key analog lead synth that generates unbelievably powerful sound from its compact body. Starting with a filter section that uses the circuitry of the legendary miniKORG700S (1974), it delivers astonishing sound that takes full advantage of Korg's half-century of know-how in circuit design.

With a simple structure that includes delay effect and a sequencer, it's also an ideal choice as a first analog synth. It offers the richly expressive sounds that are distinctive of an analog synth, providing the enjoyment of simple yet deep sound-creation.'

Order Volca Keys here: https://bit.ly/volca_keys

Volca Beats:
'Peerless beats generated by solid analog drum sounds and an Electribe-style sequencer

Even today, more than thirty years after the age dominated by analog synthesizers, we just can't let go of the sound of analog rhythm machines. Those thick sounds have the power to stand up to guitar and acoustic drums, and are still indispensable for track-making or live performance.

The volca beats gives you those analog drums plus the easy-to-use step sequencer of the Electribe; it lets you turn your inspiration into reality and generate beats with the best high quality sounds.'

Order Volca Beats here: https://bit.ly/volca_beats

Elektron Octatrack MK2:
8-track Sampler/Sequencer Features:

OLED screen for exceptional visibility
Rugged backlit buttons, rated for 50 million presses
Ultra-smooth contactless crossfader for precise performance control
Hi-res precision encoders
Even more dedicated buttons compared to the previous generation, for a faster and more efficient workflow
8 stereo audio tracks
8 dedicated MIDI tracks
Balanced audio inputs for stereo sampling
Onboard 16-track sequencer (8 internal, 8 MIDI)
Real-time pitch shifting and time stretch
Playback Modes: Slice, Slots, Chromatic, Delay Ctrl, and Quick Mute
Assignable Crossfader
Allows straightforward recording of samples on the fly
Loops are treated with complete elasticity, remaining in sync when pitch- or tempo-shifted
Single sounds can be molded into virtually any shape
Compact flash card for massive library storage
USB 2.0 port for rapid file transfer

Order Elektron Octatrack MK2 here: https://bit.ly/elektron_octatrack

https://patchwerks.com/
Demo by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

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