Elektron has released Digitakt firmware v1.50, a free update for the 8-voice digital drum computer & sampler that adds four different Machines, each with their own flavor:
- Repitch for automatic classic beat-matching;
- Werp for a little quirky old-school way of time warping;
- Slice – to chop up your audio and placing the pieces back in any order you like; and
- Oneshot, the default Machine for playing your sample forward, backward or looped.
The update also adds a new way to record your samples. You can now set a fixed number of steps for your recording. And, Sample Rate Reduction that can be inserted before or after the filter.
Here’s what’s new in Digitakt 1.50:
- Added sample playback enhancements by implementing sample playback machines that add features such as warping and sample slicing.
- Added Sample Rate Reduction functionality that can be routed either post- or pre-filter.
- Decreased the encoder sensitivity when changing MIDI parameters.
- Improved the filter type switching to reduce the amount of unwanted audio artifacts that could occur.
- Added the functionality to record loops based on the current BPM when sampling or re-sampling.
- Previewing a sample or a recording while on a MIDI track is now possible by letting it be previewed on the neighboring audio track.
Check out Digitakt 1.50 at the Elektron site and share your thoughts on the update in the comments!
Update: Here’s a deep dive into the updated OS via Dave Mech:
12 thoughts on “Elektron Digitakt 1.50 Adds Sample Playback Machines & More”
Elektron has done a fantastic job supporting this machine. It never leaves my desk.
Time to buy one….again.
I sold mine and bought a Polyend Play and have regretted it every day since. Looks like I’ll have to rectify that mistake.
I’ve never been able to justify a digitakt purchase because of owning an octatrack
But the workflow is looking more appealing with every update
I still believe they have a Octatrack V2 in the works
My favorite thing about the Digitakt is that it put much of what makes Elektron stuff unusual in a package that isn’t as obtuse as the Octatrack, amazing though it is. For instance, I sold my Analog Rytm because the Digitakt was more immediate, and fun to use. These changes may sway more people.
I don’t think that’s at all likely, unfortunately, given that the original designer has passed away. I think we’re more likely to see a Digitakt 2 to carry on the legacy.
Audio mangling fun.
Just loaded it up today! What a great update – I hope we see a Digitakt Keys with polyphony (and maybe some nice analog filters) someday. Great job Elektron.
Partytime when elektron releases substantial upgrades !
MIDI tracks – 12 bit sample machine
This is the way.