Elektron Digitakt Now Available

Swedish musical instrument company Elektron today announced that the Digitakt, an eight track digital drum machine and sampler introduced at the 2017 NAMM Show, is now available.

Elektron describes the Digitakt as “a fun and portable sampler, drum machine and sequencer.”

The Digitakt comes loaded with percussion samples, but you can also load them from your computer using the new Elektron Transfer software or sample directly to the device.

Elektron shared this interactive browser-based preview for the Digitakt:

Here’s the official video intro:

Specifications:

  • 8 internal audio tracks
  • 8 dedicated MIDI tracks
  • 1 × Multi-mode filter per audio track
  • 1 × Overdrive effect per audio track
  • 1 × Assignable LFO per track
  • Delay and Reverb send FX
  • Sampling capability
  • 64 MB sample memory
  • 1 GB +Drive storage
  • 480 factory samples
  • 2 × ¼” input
  • 2 × ¼” balanced output
  • 1 × headphones output
  • 1 × High Speed USB 2.0 port
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru with DIN sync out
  • OLED screen
  • Backlit buttons

Elektron plans to add Overbridge support later this year.

Pricing & Availability

Digitakt is available now for €769/$679.

22 thoughts on “Elektron Digitakt Now Available

    1. But you wouldn’t be able to hear it with speakers on in a live environment, or even with headphones? That’s just knitpicking haha!

    2. If the buttons are rugged enough, that amount of click is acceptable to me.

      That guy was a little heavy handed on them (for speed, presumably) so a person might have a lighter touch and get less button noise.

  1. Now compare this box and its feature-set to the recent single-pad drum trigger pad things by Roland.

    I’m not saying it is apples-to-apples, but still, weighing the ratio of features to price, this is much more deep, powerful, flexible, and crammed with features, against that over-priced, minimalist device from Roland.

    1. Sure, as long as you don’t bash this one with sticks.

      (I thought the Roland things were overpriced/underpowered, but really, comparing a drum pad to a drum sequencer?)

      1. The drum pad part is just a rubber pad and a piezo (or some other kind of transducing material). I expect that it will have a little bit thicker steel, and silicone grommets to shock mount the PCB. I can’t begin to know for sure what the drum pad features add to the cost. I can only compare to other devices with up to 10 pads at 700-800 USD.

        Not to digress too far off topic, but I just felt that comparing this feature set at under $700, to the other device gave some useful perspective.

    1. Until your MPC crashes mid-set for no apparent reason as early reports have suggested. Let’s see how solidly this thing holds up mid-set before we go calling either one a [x]-killer

  2. When comparing, everything beats everything else. This is a great addition to the elektron family. All the teases make it less great like a way too hyped movie. It’s a shrunk OT, that’s about it, but it’s being sold like the OT didn’t exist. I find that odd along side the lack of FX which make the OT great. Your left to p- lock lfo depth and filter sweeps( didn’t see parameter sliding).

  3. I like the size of this thing. Its a bit limited though for the price. Also not seeing this as very portable as you can’t put batteries in it and it doesn’t with a built lithium battery.

  4. Only one LFO and no extra envelopes, modulations are very important for me, this lack of features is disappointing

    1. Not quite the same but 1) everything can be controlled via MIDI CCs or NRPNs and 2) if you want automatic LFOs, you could use the brilliant little midiLFOs app on iOS.

  5. Bummed that the MIDI tracks are, essentially, single note. You can set it to play up to 4 notes per step but notes 2-4 are only transpose values based on the ‘main’ note. Not that that won’t be useful but it’s definitely not the same as ‘4 note polyphony’.

    Still, think it’s a beauty. Just not all I’d hoped now that the manual is up.

  6. Also didn’t see anything in the manual or in any of the videos about using an external MIDI controller to enter notes (on audio or MIDI tracks). For chromatic playing or for velocity. Am I just missing it?

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