Elektron today introduced OS v1.4 for the Octratrack, a free update that brings new features to both mk1 and mk2 versions of the machine.
Octatrack 1.40 adds Parameter Randomization, Tempo Per Pattern, MIDI Trig Modes, Parameter Locking Multiple Trigs simultaneously, Trig Preview, additional performance improvements and more.
Here’s what’s new in Octatrack 1.4:
Parameter Randomization has arrived on the Octatrack, following its appearance on the Analog, Digi, and Model lines. With a touch of a button, you can try out wildly, randomized parameter pages and either take it off in your own direction or quickly dial it back if things go too far.
Tempo per Pattern
You can now set Tempo per Pattern on the Octatrack. Link up arrangements with different BPMs, giving you even more freedom to build dynamic and versatile compositions.
MIDI Trig Modes
The Octatrack now has additional MIDI Trig Modes, giving you new ways to trigger your sounds. Connect a MIDI keyboard or pads to the device to play slices and sample slots and record them straight into the sequencer.
Trig Preview is now available on the Octatrack. Preview a specific Trig on your headphones or CUE outputs whenever you want, staying a step ahead of the pattern.
Parameter Lock Multiple Trigs
You can now edit multiple Trigs simultanously, letting you modify multiple steps at the same time.
The firmware is available now as a free update.