Elektron Octatrack Should Be Called The Octacrack

The Elektron Octatrack DPS-1 is a 8 track dynamic performance sampler, designed for for radical audio processing and performance oriented sampling. Every track features real-time pitch scaling & time stretch and the next generation Elektron step sequencer has been designed with maximum usability and efficiency in mind.

The Elektron Octatrack is a pretty interesting sampling sequencer, based on the specs:

  • 8 stereo tracks
  • 4 audio inputs
  • 4 audio outputs
  • Separate Headphone Output
  • USB 2.0 port
  • Compact Flash Card Reader
  • Optical Fader
  • Improved Elektron Sequencer
  • Realtime pitch shift and time stretch
  • Real Time Sampling
  • 2 Effect blocks per track

This video demo, though, by Jon from Elektron, suggests that they should have called this Octacrack.

The beast is big enough to be extremely tactile, small enough to be very portable and knobby enough to be a joy to use.

Check out the demo and let me know what you think!

10 thoughts on “Elektron Octatrack Should Be Called The Octacrack

  1. love elektron's stuff, especially the fact they seem to make gear for the long haul instead of releasing a 'newer, better, faster' piece of kit every two years. The octatrack looks neat and it seems almost similar to having ableton's always in time idea but in a hardware format. Its getting so easy to make beats these days eh. Why when I was young folks had to yackety shhmackety bla bla blaa.

  2. love elektron's stuff, especially the fact they seem to make gear for the long haul instead of releasing a 'newer, better, faster' piece of kit every two years. The octatrack looks neat and it seems almost similar to having ableton's always in time idea but in a hardware format. Its getting so easy to make beats these days eh. Why when I was young folks had to yackety shhmackety bla bla blaa.

  3. great company, cool product, horrible demo – as Jesse says, no idea what he's doing.

    and why do companies still make hardware boxes with such small screens, especially when this is a sequencer? i see quite a bit of empty space on this box that could have been used to hold an extra knob or button, or…to make the screen bigger!!!

  4. great company, cool product, horrible demo – as Jesse says, no idea what he's doing.

    and why do companies still make hardware boxes with such small screens, especially when this is a sequencer? i see quite a bit of empty space on this box that could have been used to hold an extra knob or button, or…to make the screen bigger!!!

  5. great company, cool product, horrible demo – as Jesse says, no idea what he's doing.

    and why do companies still make hardware boxes with such small screens, especially when this is a sequencer? i see quite a bit of empty space on this box that could have been used to hold an extra knob or button, or…to make the screen bigger!!!

  6. great company, cool product, horrible demo – as Jesse says, no idea what he's doing.

    and why do companies still make hardware boxes with such small screens, especially when this is a sequencer? i see quite a bit of empty space on this box that could have been used to hold an extra knob or button, or…to make the screen bigger!!!

  7. great company, cool product, horrible demo – as Jesse says, no idea what he's doing.

    and why do companies still make hardware boxes with such small screens, especially when this is a sequencer? i see quite a bit of empty space on this box that could have been used to hold an extra knob or button, or…to make the screen bigger!!!

  8. Look ok, and the elektron machinedrum is to die for, but with this I dont get it…I think you.d be better buying Open Labs DBEAT…which blows this away in terms of function, design and excitement…both are probably equally as expensive

  9. How many freakin lfos do you get per track is it a big secret nobodies saying lol
    Whats the swing function like ? does it have classic swing options like mpc or sp1200, can you import a midi template ?
    How easy is to resample/bounce down ?
    Is the moon really made of cheese we all know that America staged the whole event so it's still up for debate.

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