The Octatrack is a new type of sampler, that is based around the performance, when building, and playing a song. It offers 8 tracks whereon audio can be positioned, mixed, moved around on the time grid, and treated with the crossfader, real time time-stretching and pitch shifting. There are built in effects as well.
Audio track features (x8)
1 × Specialized machine
1 × Track recorder
1 × Amplitude envelope
3 × LFOs
2 × User selectable track effects
MIDI track features (x8)
1 × Arpeggiator
3 × LFOs
10 × configurable CCs
8 × Audio tracks
8 × MIDI tracks
Up to 64 steps per pattern
Individual track lengths
Individual track time signatures
Chromatic, slice, slot, and delay freeze modes
Swing and slide
Full real-time control
Compact Flash card storage
Amount of Projects dependent on CF card size
80 MB Flex RAM per project
Static sample streaming from CF card
256 patterns per Project
256 sample slots per Project
8 Arrangements per Project
12/24dB multi mode filter
2-band parametric EQ
DJ-style kill EQ
2-10 stage phaser
2-5 tap chorus
Lo-Fi (SRR, BRR, Dist and A.M.)
Echo freeze delay
Gatebox plate reverb
128×64 pixel backlit LCD
4 × 1/4″ impedance balanced audio out jacks
4 × 1/4″ audio in jacks
1 × 1/4″ stereo headphone jack
Advanced triple DSP system
44.1kHz, 24-bit D/A and A/D converters
Flash-EEPROM upgradable OS
USB 2.0 port
Compact Flash card reader
Infinium optical crossfader
Sample engine reads 24 bit samples
Balanced audio outputs
Headphones out level: +15dBu
Main/cue outputs level: +10dBu
Output impedance: 550 Ω unbalanced
S/N ratio: 102dBFS (20-20,000 Hz)
Unbalanced audio inputs
Input level: +8dBu maximum
Audio input impedance: 9 kΩ
S/N Ratio: 99dBFS (20-20,000 Hz)
Unit power consumption: 8 W typical, 18 W maximum
Recommended power supply: 6V DC, 3 A
Sturdy steel chassis
Dimensions: W340×D181×H63 mm (13.4×7×2.4″) (including, audio outputs, knobs and rubber feet)
Weight: approximately 2.4 kg (5.2 lbs)
...simple in that I always know, where I am, what I am doing. Same goes for every gear here, except... Octatrack. It is one exception here. Now: look at those three smaller units at right hand below MS-20 - Modal 001, Octatrack, Tempest. Idea behind it is that I will go thru OT with Modal...
...Follow your commands and mangle your stuff up. What other stereo sampler has the instrument like qualities as the Octatrack? And for you folks who have stuck with the Octatrack, what’s been some Of your “Wow” discoveries using the machine?
I often use chains for octatrack drum kits and pre process various versions like flange / very short reverb or delays , but crush and panning. So I can just swap chain and get nice percussion kicking off. I do tend to put bass in mono , pads quite wide. In aum on iOS...
I'm by no means an audiophile. This is my first hardware sampler. This is my first elektron machine. I'm not a glitch/sample crazy person (at least I wasn't until I met the octatrack heh).
I'm no expert Octatrack user so I won't pretend to be. The octatrack does a lot of...
I recently bought an ELEKTRON OCTATRACK DPS-1 from Novamusik.com, with which Novamusik sent a free case also.
Learning the OCTATRACK is fairly difficult, which I still haven't done well enough yet. ELEKTRON'S video tutorials are very short and not very in-depth. No videos of sequencing outboard...
I’ve recently bought the Octatrack from Elektron and I must admit that this machine rocks a lot ! The Octatrack is an intuitive melting pot made of different machines and it’s really difficult to categorize it !
Anyway, I’m really enjoying the Octatrack because I can feel myself...