Elektron has introduced two new products at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt: The Octatrack and +Drive.

The Octatrack is designed to revolutionize the concept of sampling. Recording sounds is a breeze thanks to the intuitive user interface, but the fun really starts once the samples are inside the machine. Loops are now completely elastic. Cut up and rearrange them in real time. They will always stay in sync no matter if they are pitch shifted or if the tempo of the sequencer is changed. Single sounds can be molded into any shape or form. The static nature of samples is finally a thing of the past. The Compact Flash card allows for huge amounts of samples to be constantly accessible. The USB port is ideal when transfering sample libraries between your computer and the Octatrack. The optical fader can be assigned to any of the parameters, adding a wealth of live control possibilities.

Elektron Octatrack

Elektron Octatrack

Octatrack features

  • 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

The Octatrack is estimated to be released in Q4, 2010.

The +Drive gives a significant boost to the Machinedrum and Monomachine storage capabilities.

Everything is basically multiplied with a factor of 128. Thousands of patterns, sounds and songs can be stored internally and more or less instantly recalled. The Machinedrum SPS1-UW+ MKII can now host over 6000 samples. The Monomachine SFX-60+ MKII can be loaded with more than 8000 user waveforms.

Starting from the 24th of March the Machinedrum SPS-1UW+ MKII and the Monomachine SFX-60+ MKII will come shipped with the +Drive installed by default.

All older Machinedrum and Monomachine models are possible to upgrade with a +Drive. Upgrades can be purchased in the Elektron Online Shop as soon as it’s back online.

More information: Elektron