Elektron Octatrack MKII Available In August

New design for the performance Sampler      29/06/17

Elektron Octatrack MKII Available In August

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Struggling to get the info on this (thanks to Simon Forsyth for the tip), as the Elektron site is running slow as molasses, but it appears that a new version of the Elektron Octatrack has just been announced in a MKII form.

We were already commenting on the pace of new Elektron releases picking up pace, and that was before this news. They are obviously on a mission.


Elektron Octatrack MKII

Seems to have borrowed heavily from the look and style of the Digitakt digital sample drum machine. The Octatrack, is a cult machine which is used by many at the heart of a live performance system, though its legendarily difficult machine to get to grips with, its capabilities are highly valued.

The Octatrack MKII takes much of the new look of the Digitakt - buttons, higher grade OLED screen and more dedicated buttons for a faster and more direct workflow. Also upgraded are the knobs, which are high precision.

Available in August for €1449/$1349


  • 8 stereo audio tracks
  • 8 dedicated MIDI tracks
  • Instant stereo sampling
  • Real time sample time-stretch, pitch-shift
  • 2 × insert FX per audio track
  • 3 × LFO per track
  • Live friendly Elektron sequencer
  • Contactless performance Crossfader
  • Crisp 128 × 64 OLED screen
  • Hi-res encoders
  • Durable back-lit buttons
  • 1  headphones output
  • 2  impedance balanced main output
  • 2 impedance balanced cue output
  • 4  balanced external input
  • 1 USB 2.0 High Speed port
  • MIDI IN/OUT/THRU ports
  • W340 × D185 × H63 mm (8.5 × 7.2 × 2.5') including knobs and rubber feet
  • Weight approx. 2.3 kg (5 lbs)
  • Fully compatible with Octatrack MKI projects/data




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