#1 - Realizing your Elektron device does tons of cool shit
#2 - Realizing your Elektron device does even more cool shit than you knew
#3 - Knowing what buttons to press to do cool shit
#4 - Knowing what buttons to press to do cool shit without looking at the manual
#5 - Finishing a track
I’ve had my AK for a year now, think I’m @ #2
Do #5 to advance from #1 to beyond space and time
You’re absolutely right but a couple times a year I stop pressing the buttons and use a cheat code to finish a track anyway.
(I fucking LOVE Elektron!)
I think there is a missing #0 stage where you are like a chicken in front of a hammer.
Buying octatrack / buying octatrack again.
Learning how to do crazy thing
Forgetting how to do crazy thing
Return to 2 / sell octatrack / return to 1
You forgot the step where you delete all of your work because you pressed a button combination that self-destructs the device.
Relatable. I’m on my second trip through this loop SMH.
Also, we need a step somewhere in between 2 and 3 that goes something like “complain on Elektronauts that your pet feature request has not been implemented yet.”
I was gonna say this. Make a really cool sequence that took like an hour to setup and hit reload instead of temp save. Tears…
Or, late in the evening, having spent said hour, think I’m on a roll here, maybe just copy this pattern and really start building the track. Function + play, no, fuuuuuuuu!
The average bodily expression a few seconds after this happens:
Followed by defeat and sadness…
Yeah, even after 1,5 years with Elektron, for me there’s still a millisecond of ”where’s the undo button.”
le parler quoooi !
as per step
#7 - Realizing your Elektron device gets updates and does even more cool shit than you knew was possible
#9 - owning too many and muddling up which buttons to press to do cool shit … go back to #0
Idk for me it was like
#1 Realizing Octatrack does tons of cool shit
#2 Realizing I want another Elektron
#3 Realizing Analog Keys does tons of cool shit.
#4 Realizing I want another Elektron
#5 Rytm Mk1 or Mk2?
You forgot “Obsessively buy a whole bunch of other studio shit you think you need to go along with Elektron device, then sell it all because you realise that you just need Elektron device.”
#1 Buy Elektrons
#2 Book live shows
#3 Frantically pack in all the other steps in just a few weeks to get to #5 (finished tracks)
#1. Buy Elektron product.
#2. Buy another Elektron product, because balance.
#3. Spend six months floating turds because you never really read the manual properly.
#4. Spend another six months mastering the way of Elektron.
#5. Spend all your time on Elektronauts arguing about Behringer.
For advanced users, #5a spend all your time on elektronauts arguing about behringer, or Modor