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Elektron Digitone and Digiton Keys get a new OS upgrade

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Elektron focuses on the FM-enabled Digitone and Digitone Keys, bringing exciting new features, upgrades, and bug fixes.

The Digitakt often receives all of the attention, making the Digitone and Digitone Keys feel neglected — not anymore. Here’s a substantial upgrade to the FM synth operating system which should make users feel much better about themselves and their Elektron box of choice.

The effects section now can connect to the rest of the unit via a GLOBAL FX/MIX menu. All of the settings on the internal mixer, external mixer, chorus, delay, and reverb pages may be set to global so that changes to one pattern affect all of the patterns in the project. This also applies.

The external stereo input may now be divided into two mono inputs with distinct effects sends, giving the effect engine a lot more room to experiment with other devices.

Other changes include the addition of a delay parameter to the filter envelope and the improvement of the LFO Fade envelope. Overbridge audio and sync bugs have been addressed.

There has been a lot of work done to smooth out the images and improve the looks in several locations. You may now adjust the brightness of the LEDs and OLED screen, which is a much-desired feature.

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Elektron
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Thomann is giving away €6.000 in synths

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Thomann is giving away €6.000 in hardware and software synthesizers, including Korg, Moog, Native Instruments, SOMA Labs, and more.

It’s your time to win some cool stuff!

The prices available are extremely impressive, you can pick one of the following:

  • Elektron Digitakt
  • Waldorf STVC
  • Soma Laboratory Lyra-8
  • IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro
  • Akai Force
  • Korg opsix
  • Native Instruments Komplete 13
  • Moog Grandmother

To be eligible for a reward, this is what you must do:

  1. With your YouTube account, like the YouTube video below.
  2. Leave a comment stating the product you’d like to win.
  3. Subscribing to the Thomann YouTube Channel is a great way to stay up to date (subscriptions must be visible so that they can be checked).
  4. Subscribe to the manufacturer’s YouTube channel for the product you wish to win.

The competition is currently open and will close at 11:59 a.m. on December 3rd. So watch the video, follow the steps, and win a Christmas present early thanks to Thomann and these nice manufacturers. Good luck!

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Thomann
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Distilled Noise jamming with Digitakt

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Francesco Tegazzin more known as Distilled Noise an Italian producer born in 1991. He discovered in electronic music a method to freely express his musical taste while maintaining a connection to his old school blues and rock n’ roll roots. He strives to construct his style out of antique samples while keeping his pleasant feelings high.

Sharing his secret ingredients

Distilled Noise launched his YouTube channel a couple of years ago to share his journey into electronic music and recommendations for producers and it was then when he began to appreciate sharing tips and music with others.

He has used his website and YouTube channel to share, teach, and show us his creations, including equipment and devices for creating new music.

A Minimal House jam with Digitakt

Back in 2019 Distilled Noise released a video on his YouTube channel wherein he produced his first minimal house jam using solely Elektron’s Digitakt equipment.

Digitakt is one of the hottest sampler right now

Elektron’s Digitakt is a small sampling drum machine. It comes with everything you’ll need to get everyone flowing to the rhythm. A sampling capability, a live-friendly sequencer, dedicated tracks for controlling external MIDI gear, and Overbridge compatibility are all included in this digital and extremely adaptable sound engine.

Distilled Noise employed this machine to show us how he made his first minimal house jam,  how to managed the machine, and the creative process to be able to use it correctly.

Distilled Noise continues to show off his talent

On these days Distilled Noise continues to show us his inventions, evaluations of new equipment, how to utilize samples correctly, inspiration for new sounds, and his procedures to progress as a DJ on his YouTube channel.

Distilled Noise has proven to be a genius in the industry today, and his videos allow us to watch his progress every day.

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Distilled Noise
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DAWless Jams by Stoilku

DAWless Jams by Stoilku

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DAWless Jams by Stoilku, the owner of Octophonic Records and Black Magic Groove, are uploaded on his YouTube channel. His music style in these jams goes around Minimal House and Rominimal.

Why would anyone want to go jam without DAW? 

Well, if you spend most of your day in front of a computer screen because of your job or studies, the last thing you want to do is get home and find inspiration in the same environment. Also, having to deal with your DAW’s crashes and updates is not fun. Another reason is that living in a nostalgia era, a lot of people want to get back to the basics. On top of that, it is more fun.

Watch Stoilku’s performing

In the first two Minimal House jams he used only an Elektron Digitakt, the latest hit from Elektron after the Octatrack and Analog Rytm. Definitely, a most have groovebox for almost everyone who is looking for a new one to add to their studio.

Later on, in his third jam, he went into a more hypnotic style with a groovy melody and ethereal pads. Also, he added to his performance a Roland SE 02, an Elektron Analog Rytm, and a Korg Electribe 2.

Do you want to go jam without DAWs?

Producing music without a Digital Audio Workstation (Softwares like Ableton Live, Logic Pro, FL Studio) is something you will do sooner or later if you are into electronic music. At first, it might be overwhelming to understand new vocabulary like MIDI In/Out, MIDI Thru, Clock, Analog, Digital, Polyphony, of many more words. 

But after research, trial and error with your drum machines, synthesizers, sequencers, and grooveboxes, and persistence, you will be part of the club in no time. Come and be part of the Intaresu Community to connect with more like-minded people.

Lastly, if you have DAWless jams that you want to share with us you can leave it in the comment section or contact us clicking here.

 

Keep an eye on Stoilku

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