"Tiny Horns," "Drone College"

electribe rmkii

"Tiny Horns" [mp3 removed -- tune is now on Bandcamp]

"Drone College" [mp3 moved to Bandcamp]

Have been using the Octatrack sequencer to sample other gear: in this case the Korg Electribe rhythm synth above is MIDI-slaved to the Octatrack, which records several bars of audio when you hit "play." Then other sounds can be added on top of those beats. As recording fodder, I am using some of the Korg preset patterns, cutting out what I don't like and rewriting some of those beats. Once recorded, it's much easier to string together a song in the OT than it is in the Electribe itself, owing to a more generous display and better programming.
Why use the Electribe at all? For an inexpensive box it has a wealth of interesting, knob-tweakable, analog-modeling DSP sounds.