Elektron Octatrack

Octatrack is designed to revolutionize the concept of sampling. Never before has so much potential been offered by just one machine.

The Octatrack is an 8 track performance sampler. Recording of sounds is a breeze thanks to the intuitive user interface, but the fun really starts once the samples are inside the machine. All audio content can be heavily processed and radically transformed. Loops do not have to be restricted by tempo or tone and can always stay in sync no matter if they are pitch shifted or if the tempo of the sequencer is changed. The inflexible nature of samples is finally a thing of the past.

  • Instant Sampling & Remixing
  • Radical Audio Manipulation Possibilities
  • Real-time Pitch Scaling and Time Stretch
  • Next Generation Elektron Step Sequencer
  • Dual Assignable FX Per Track
  • Assignable Multi-Parameter Crossfader

The Octatrack offers a variety of machines, each designed to fill a specific function. The machines can be assigned to the eight available tracks in any combination.

Flex machines offer the most extensive sound manipulation possibilities. A sample used within a Flex machine is loaded to the RAM memory of the Octatrack. From there it can be twisted, stretched, warbled and reassembled in multiple ways. Flex machines are unbeatable sound processors.

Thru machines do not sample or play back sounds. Instead they let the Octatrack affect incoming audio with the dual FX blocks. They are very handy in live setups.

Static machines are the perfect tool for handling extremely large samples. Samples assigned to Static machines are streamed from the Compact Flash card, thus their size can be in the order of gigabytes. Of course you can time stretch and pitch scale them as needed.

Neighbour machines listen to the output of the preceding track. Multiple tracks with Neighbour machines can form extremely powerful effects chains. They can turn the Octatrack into a deluxe effects device.

The Sequencer

  • 8 internal tracks
  • 16 banks per project
  • 256 patterns per project
  • 8 arrangements per project
  • 4 parts per bank
  • 16 scenes per part
  • Supports swing and slide
  • Micro timing
  • Parameter locks
  • Sample locks
  • Full real-time control
  • 8 track external MIDI sequencer

Track Effects

  • 12/24dB Multi Mode Filter
  • 2-band Parametric EQ
  • DJ-style Kill EQ
  • 2-10 Stage Phaser
  • Flanger
  • 2-5 tap Chorus
  • Echo Freeze Delay
  • Gatebox Plate Reverb
  • Compressor
  • Lo-Fi (SRR, BRR, Dist and A.M.)

Hardware

  • 128x64 pixel backlit LCD
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • 4 × 1/4″ impedance balanced audio out jacks
  • 4 × 1/4″ audio in jacks
  • 1 × 1/4″ stereo headphone jack
  • Advanced triple DSP system
  • 44.1kHz, 24-bit D/A and A/D converters
  • Flash-EEPROM upgradable OS
  • USB 2.0 port
  • Compact Flash card reader
  • Infinium optical crossfader
  • 80 MB Flex RAM per project
  • Static sample streaming from CF card

Balanced Audio Outputs

  • Headphones out level: +15dBu
  • Main/cue outputs level: +10dBu
  • Output impedance: 550 Ω unbalanced
  • S/N ratio: 102dBFS (20-20.000Hz)

Electrical Specifications

  • Unit power consumption: 8W typical, 18W maximum.
  • Recommended power supply: 6V DC, 3

Physical Specifications

  • Sturdy steel chassis
  • Dimensions: W340×D181×H63mm (13.4×7×2.4″) (including, audio outputs, knobs and rubber feet)
  • Weight: approximately 2.4 kg (5.2 lbs)

Miscellaneous

  • 4 GB high speed compact flash card included
  • 2 GB of Loopmasters samples on the CF card
  • USB cable included
  • Printed User's manual included