Elektron's highly anticipated Digitakt is here, and so is Elektron artist and trainer Thavius Beck with an in-depth look at this amazing new drum machine. Watch this course and get ready to drop some beats!
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.
After much teasing, Elektron's Digitakt is now a reality. It's fun, affordable, portable... but like all Elektron's gear there is a but of a learning curve involved. In this 2-hour + course, beat expert and electronic music performer Thavius Beck gives you the lowdown on this compact 8-voice drum machine/sampler/sequencer powerhouse.
First, you get an overview of the Digitakt's structure: you learn all about projects, preset patterns, banks, tracks and the factory content. Next, Thavius covers Elektron's live-friendly sequencer in great detail. Once you know everything about retrigs, p-locks, and trig conditions, you'll understand why Elektron's sequencer has attained legendary status! Of course, a whole section of the course is dedicated to sampling external gear and re-sampling the internal sounds. The Digitakt also allows to sequence external MIDI gear, and Thavius covers this topic thoroughly in the last tutorial.
So turn on your Digitakt, join Thavius Beck in this 2-hour+ class, and get ready to propel your beat-making skills to another level.
Amazing job Thavius explaining the many cool feature of Digitakt while building great beats!
This course will help me make a better informed decision on whether is the right drum machine for me. I will definitely watch it again to learn the tricks that you've presented.
C.O.F. wrote on January 21, 2021
I've had the Digitakt for a couple of years and this helped me streamline my own workflow and I learned facets of the Digitakt that I hadn't picked up elsewhere.
tclak wrote on December 11, 2020
Thavius is a brilliant tutor! So clear and concise. This course has helped me a lot.
Jorge wrote on December 5, 2020
Thavius Beck is so knowledgeable about Elektron gear, and he is able to convey that knowledge (and enthusiasm) in his courses. This is a great overview of the Digitakt - playing along with his course really gets you to understand how to use the machine.
Eric wrote on November 25, 2020
Kyle Walker wrote on July 28, 2020
Thavius Beck just has the coolest presentation. His voice is soothing but engaging, his information organized, and his demonstrations perfectly clear. I was a little put off by reviews of the Digitakt because everyone says it has such a learning curve. After this course, I feel that I will be able to use the device without running into too many obstacles.
Drezzy01 wrote on May 14, 2020
Excellent dive into the EDT black box! The nod to DC Go-Go let's me know Thavius is a really cool cat.
Thiago Bueno wrote on May 4, 2020
Good introdutory video.
Rochelle wrote on April 27, 2020
Very clear and concise instructions. I enjoy his style of teaching.
Daniel wrote on August 22, 2019
Very clear and straight forward tutorial. Thavius beck has really helped me understand the elektron workflow and I highly recommend these videos to anyone interested in learning any of these fantastic machines.