The Elektron Octatrack is a premium 8-track dynamic performance sampler (DPS-1) designed to deliver flexible sampling, loop manipulation, effects processing and pattern sequencing. The sampler can reads and play samples from compact flash cards, USB 2.0, and even external sources via the 4 audio inputs.
The Octatrack’s powerful engine is devised of 4 software “Machines” (Flex, Static, Thru & Neighbor Machines). Easily sync loops and samples to the sequencer’s tempo, create swinging grooves, apply micro-timings, add real-time effects to grooves and more. The Octatrack is well suited for live performances, allowing for lengthy samples to be streamed directly from a compact flash card, while allowing for real-time pitch and tempo control.
The Step Sequencer features 8 recording tracks, 16 banks per project, 256 patterns per project, 8 arrangements per project, 4 parts per bank and 16 scenes per part. There are plenty of internal effects that include 12/24dB multi mode filter, 2-band parametric EQ, 2 – 10 stage phaser, flanger, delay, echo and much more. Audio signals from external devices may be routed through the Octatrack’s effects engine. In addition Elektron includes a 16GB flash card loaded with a 2GB sample library courtesy of Loopmasters.