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Elektron Updates Octatrack OS, Adds ‘Trig Conditions’

Elektron has released xb, a free update.

OS 1.30B introduces trig conditions for MKI and a few bug fixes for MKI / MKII.

Here’s what’s new in OS 1.30B:

MKII hardware support

The MKII keys have built-in LEDs, and two separate LEDs have been added for VU-metering of the internal resampling source in stereo. A number of keys have been added, and some keys have new secondary functions.

[MIDI] toggles the MIDI mode on/off. Secondary function opens the MIDI SYNC menu.

[REC3] facilitates internal resampling. Secondary function opens the recording audio editor.

[PROJ] (project) opens the project menu. Secondary function invokes project saving.

[PART] opens the PART menu. Secondary function opens the PART EDIT menu.

[AED] (audio editor) opens the audio editor for the active context. Secondary function is a shortcurt to the SLICE EDIT menu of the audio editor.

[MIX] (mixer) opens the mixer menu. Secondary function toggles the metronome on/off. [ARR] (arranger) opens the ARRANGER menu. Secondary function toggles arranger mode
on/off.

[PTN] (pattern) invokes the pattern selector. Secondary function opens the PATTERN SETTINGS menu.

[BANK] invokes the bank selector. Secondary function opens the TRIG EDIT menu.
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[PAGE] has new functionality related to trig condiditions. See the text on fill in the section below.

Sequencer trig conditions

A trig condition parameter has been added to the TRIG COUNT/MICRO TIMING menu. Open this menu when you are in the grid edit mode, by pressing and holding a trig key, and then press [LEFT] or [RIGHT]. The condition is changed using the LEVEL encoder. It can be set to (and defaults to) OFF, and 64 additional settings. Each setting is a condition, which will decide whether or not the sequencer note should be triggered.

See the Elektron site for details.